Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):
As the house will proceed in a moment to government notices of motions in order to take up the motion standing in my name respecting the defence of Canada regulations, I might perhaps be permitted to
give hon. members one or two communications and statements which I believe they would wish to have immediately and which otherwise might not be reached in the course of the afternoon.
The first communication is one received this morning from the High Commissioner for Canada in Great Britain stating that His Majesty the King had given his approval at Buckingham palace at 10.55 a.m. British summer time to-day to the proclamation declaring that a state of war exists between Canada and Italy as and from the 10th day of June. The proclamation has since been published in the Canada Gazette, and I would ask the permission of the house to allow it to be printed in Hansard:
Subtopic: PROCLAMATION DECLARING A STATE OF WAR BETWEEN CANADA AND ITALY