Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime Minister):
I am sure hon. members will be interested in knowing that I have been advised by His Excellency the Governor General that he has received the following message from the Emperor of Ethiopia:
Addis Ababa June 6, 1950
Field Marshal Viscount Alexander,
We convey our sympathy for the great flood losses and suffering in Manitoba. We would request Your Excellency to direct the distribution of Canadian dollars three thousand sent as a token of the cordiality and sympathy uniting the Ethiopian and Canadian peoples.
Haile Selassie Emperor
To this message His Excellency sent the following reply:
Ottawa, June 7, 1950
His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie,
Emperor of Ethiopia,
On behalf of people of Canada, I thank Your Majesty for your kind and sympathetic message to the Manitoba flood victims and for Your Majesty's very generous contribution for their relief. Your generous action and expression of friendship will long he remembered by the people of Canada.
Alexander of Tunis
The governor general is arranging to have the contribution from the Emperor of Ethiopia transferred to the Manitoba flood relief fund.
I feel sure that I speak for all hon. members and for the country as a whole in expressing deep appreciation of this very fine example of human brotherhood.
Subtopic: FLOODS IN SOUTHERN MANITOBA