I want to pay tribute to Trans-Canada service because it is grand so far as I am concerned. I want to ask the minister two questions. I did not think he answered the first one fully this morning. I was inquiring about new commercial routes for Trans-Canada in the United States. I sent over a newspaper clipping about what the minister is reputed to have said in connection with what was going to happen. I should like to know what the facts are; but if he feels he should not state it publicly, that is all right.
The next matter is the need for adequate runways at Gander which would be in service during the spring break-up. These should be provided at once or we are going to lose the United States air services. I am not speaking now from the standpoint of Newfoundland only, and I do not think I could do this because there are so many people using air services today, and these runways should be properly constructed. The minister knows what I have in mind because I have spoken to him about it before. There should be three 6,000-foot runways for allweather service and able to operate in spring time. The minister will know what I am talking about and I hope he will give consideration to this.
The one question I did want him to answer was about the new commercial air routes.
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT OF APPOINTMENT OF THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF CANADA, THE SPEAKER OF THE SENATE, THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS AND THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION