I have the honour to
inform the house that I have appointed J. Laundy to be acting deputy sergeant-at-arms during the present session.
On motion of Mr. Mackenzie King the house adjourned at 4.04 p.m.
Friday, May 17, 1940
Mr. Speaker read a communication from the Governor General's secretary, announcing that His Excellency the Governor General would proceed to the Senate chamber at three p.m. on this day, for the purpose of formally opening the session of the dominion parliament.
A message was delivered by Major A. R. Thompson, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod,
Mr. Speaker, His Excellency the Governor General desires the immediate attendance of this honourable house in the chamber of the honourable the Senate.
Accordingly the house went up to the Senate chamber.
And the house being returned to the Commons chamber: