June 6, 1944 (19th Parliament, 5th Session)

LIB

Maurice Lalonde

Liberal

Mr. MAURICE LALONDE (Labelle) (Translation):

It is fitting that a French voice should stress the epoch-making fact that the hour of liberation has now come for France. I am sure of voicing the feelings of all Canadians of French descent in saying that we have been deeply moved by such news. We have not forgotten France, Mr. Speaker, we have not forgotten her, for hundreds and thousands of young French Canadians are perhaps, at this very moment, driving the German invader from the historic shores of old France.
With the permission of this honourable assembly, may I say that the occasion calls for the singing of the national anthem of France.
(The members rose and sang "La Marseillaise" and "God Save the King")

Topic:   THE WAR
Subtopic:   INVASION OF WESTERN EUROPE
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