A message was delivered by Lieut.-Colonel Ernest J. Chambers, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, as follows:
Mr. Speaker, the Deputy of 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.
And having returned,
The Speaker informed the House that the Deputy of His Excellency the Governor General had been pleased to give, in His Majesty's name, the Royal Assent to the following Bills:
Bill No. 19, An Act to authorize the raising, by way of loan, of certain sums of money for the public service.
Bill No. 23, An Act to provide for further advances to the Quebec Harbour Commissioners.
Bill No. 20, An Act for granting to His Majesty certain sums of money for the public service of the financial years ending respectively the 31st March, 1917, and the 31st March, 1918.
Bill No. 24, An Act for granting to His Majesty aid for military and naval defence.