Mr. GORDON GRAYDON (Leader of the Opposition):
Mr. Speaker, in rising to second the motion of the Prime Minister (Mr. Mackenzie King) that a humble address be sent to His Majesty, King George VI, I would echo the sentiments so well expressed in the Prime Minister's motion. I think all hon. members will recall at once the visit of Their Majesties in 1939 and the beneficial effect of that visit, in a greater understanding between the parts of the empire and the Anglo-Saxon nations generally.
During the very trying times through which the empire, and particularly Great Britain herself, has passed, the tender sympathy and understanding of Their Majesties can be recalled to-day by all of us with a great deal of pride and satisfaction. In the days of trial through which this nation and this empire are going, and will go, the bond of sentimental attachment to the monarchy and to Britain has, I believe, never been stronger. I take this opportunity of thanking the Prime Minister for the privilege of seconding this motion.
Subtopic: RESOLUTION EXTENDING GREETINGS AND GOOD WISHES TO HIS MAJESTY