William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)
Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):
Mr. Speaker, hon. members are aware that to-day, June 8, has been set apart for the celebration in Canada of His Majesty's birthday anniversary. The house no doubt would wish to extend to His Majesty greetings and good wishes on this occasion; and my hon. friend, the Leader of the Opposition, (Mr. Graydon) has kindly said that he would join with me in a motion which would
express the wishes of all parties in the house.
I would therefore move, seconded by the Leader of His Majesty's Loyal Opposition;
That an^ humble address be sent to His Majesty, King George VI, in the following words:
To the King's Most Excellent Majesty:
Most Gracious Sovereign:
We, the members of the House of Commons of Canada in parliament assembled, desire to extend to Your Majesty, on this day set apart for the celebration in Canada of the King's Birthday, our loyal greetings and heartfelt good wishes.
Throughout these anxious days of the supreme effort of the united nations, it is our prayer that Providence may protect Your Majesty; that you may be spared to see an early triumph of the forces of freedom now launched upon tremendous battles on land, on the sea and in the air; and that the efforts of all who fight for freedom may be crowned with security and peace.
Subtopic: RESOLUTION EXTENDING GREETINGS AND GOOD WISHES TO HIS MAJESTY