A message from His Majesty the King was delivered by Major A. R. Thompson, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, the house standing:
Mr. Speaker, the King commands this honourable house to attend His Majesty immediately in the chamber of the honourable the Senate.
Accordingly Mr. Speaker, with the house, went up to the senate chamber to attend His Maj esty.
And being returned:
Mr. Speaker reported that when the house did attend His Majesty the King in the senate chamber, His Majesty was graciously pleased to give his royal assent to the following bills:
An Act respecting a certain Trade Agreement between Canada and the United States of America.
An Act to carry into effect the provisions of the Convention of the 15th September, 1938, providing for emergency regulation of the level of Rainy Lake and of the level of other boundary waters in the Rainy Lake watershed.
An Act to Encourage the Co-operative Marketing of Wheat.
An Act to Assist and Encourage Co-operative Marketing of Agricultural Products.
An Act to provide for the supervision and regulation of Trading in Grain Futures.
An Act to amend the Pension Act.
An Act to amend the Criminal Code.
An Act to provide for the Training of Young People to fit them for Gainful Employment.
To these bills the royal assent was pronounced by the Clerk of the Senate in the following words:
His Majesty the King doth assent to these bills.
Then the honourable the Speaker of the House of Commons addressed His Majesty the King as follows:
May it please Your Majesty:
The Commons of Canada have voted supplies required to enable the government to defray certain expenses of the public service.
In the name of the Commons I present to Your Majesty the following bill:
"An act for granting to His Majesty certain sums of money for the public service of the financial years ending the 31st March, 1939, and the 31st March, 1940, respectively."
To which bill I humbly request Your Majesty's assent.
To this bill the Clerk of the Senate, by command of His Majesty the King, did thereupon say:
His Majesty the King thanks his loyal subjects, accepts their benevolence, and assents to this bill.
After which His Majesty was pleased to make a most gracious speech from the throne to both houses of parliament, as followeth: