May 6, 1930 (16th Parliament, 4th Session)


William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)


Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, this being
the twentieth anniversary of the accession to the throne of His Majesty, King George V, I felt it would be the wish of hon. members of parliament and of the people of Canada that some word of greeting and good wishes should be extended to His Majesty. Accordingly, at an early hour this morning I sent the following message to Lord Stanfordham, Buckingham Palace, London:
Ottawa, May 6, 1930.
Will you kindly convey to His Majesty the King the following message:
On this twentieth anniversary of your Majesty's accession to the throne may I be permitted respectfully to tender the cordial greetings and good wishes of the government, the parliament and the people of Canada for a long and happy continuance of your Majesty's reign. The British commonwealth of nations is only beginning to understand how7 much it owes to the position and personality of its reigning sovereign. In the great war your Majesty stood as the symbol of the common effort of all your subjects, the rallying centre of all the forces that fought in the name of British liberty. In the difficult post-war period of reconstruction, your Majesty's understanding and steadfastness have been an indispensable factor in the solution of the many problems which arose. The Canadian people offer their fervent hopes for the health and happiness of your Majesty and her gracious Majesty the Queen.
W. L. Mackenzie King,
Prime Minister.
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Shortly after half past nine o'clock this morning, I received the following cable: Buckingham Palace London
May 6, 1930.
The Right Honourable W L Mackenzie King Ottawa
I warmly thank you, the government, parliament and people of Canada for your greetings and good wishes on this the 20th anniversary of my accession. I heartily appreciate the sentiments of gratitude and devotion which inspired the terms of your message.
George R I

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