Mr. Speaker, yesterday we learned the sad news of the passing of internationally renowned author Arthur Hailey.
Born in England in 1920, Arthur Hailey began his writing career while a Royal Air Force pilot during the second world war. After the war, Arthur Hailey moved to Canada, became a Canadian citizen and began writing television screenplays.
It was in Canada that Arthur Hailey wrote Flight into Danger , his first television screenplay. It was broadcast live on the CBC in 1956 and later in England and the United States to huge audiences and great acclaim.
Building on his success in television, Arthur Hailey moved on to write novels. In total, Mr. Hailey wrote 11 novels about ordinary people facing extraordinary ordeals. Hailey's novels include international bestsellers Hotel, Airport and Detective .
On behalf of the Government of Canada, I salute Arthur Hailey.