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, I should like to read to the house a telegram which I sent this morning to President Truman, at the White House, Washington:
My colleagues in the government of Canada join with me in expressing to you and to the government and people of the United States our heartfelt sympathy and that of the people of Canada in the loss which the United States has sustained in the death of President Roosevelt -a loss which will be felt throughout the whole of the freedom-loving world.
As you assume the great responsibilities of your high office at this critical period in world affairs, we wish to assure you of the firm resolve of all Canada to maintain and strengthen the ever-deepening friendship and ever-widening cooperation of our two countries in matters of common interest and in the cause of world security and peace.
W. L. Mackenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada.
Subtopic: MESSAGE ON ASSUMPTION OF OFFICE AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES