William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)
Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Leader of the Opposition):
Mr. Speaker, a year ago to-day, at the first of our morning sittings, I had the pleasure of extending to the right hon. the Prime Minister (Mr. Bennett) my best wishes and those of all hon. members of the house on the celebration of another birthday anniversary. This morning I should like to renew those good wishes and, if I may be permitted to do so, to renew them not only on my own behalf biut on behalf of all hon. members of the House of Commons.
During the last year my right hon. friend has had I think, his full share of trials and joys. Perhaps the greatest of the former has been the serious impairment of his health in that period of time. I wish him nothing more sincerely and nothing better to-day than that in the year on which he has just entered his health may be fully restored and that he may have before him many years of service to his country and great public causes.
Subtopic: FELICITATIONS EXTENDED ON BEHALF OF MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE