Mr. MACKENZIE KING:
I am sure I need not say to my right hon. friend how deeply we all regretted the illness which rendered unavoidable his absence from this house for so many weeks, nor with what degree of real satisfaction we received from time to time reports of the progress he was making towards recovery, which recovery in deepest sincerity we hope has been very real, and we trust will prove to be complete. We were particularly pleased that my right hon. friend's recovery was such as to make it possible for him to visit England, and to be present to represent Canada at the ceremonies in connection with the silver jubilee of King George; also to take part in conversations which he had while there with the members of the British government and the prime ministers of other parts of the British empire. Possibly at his convenience my right hon. friend may wish to give to the house a word or two respecting the ceremonies, and also, if he is free to do so, with respect to the conversa-
Greetings to Prime Minister
tions he has had on matters of concern to us all. That, however, will be a matter for himself to decide and for the convenient moment. At present I just wish to repeat that, irrespective of party, as a united House of Commons, we welcome him back to the place which he has occupied during the past five years. I know hon. members on his own side hope, and we of the opposition join very sincerely in that hope, that he may find himself, regardless of what the fortunes of political warfare may be, sufficiently well and strong to be able to continue in the leadership of his party for .many years to come.
Subtopic: FELICITATIONS UPON RETURN TO HOUSE AFTER ABSENCE DUE TO ILLNESS AND ATTENDANCE AT SILVER JUBILEE