I have the honour to
inform the house that I have received the following personal message from the king: Buckingham Palace Members of the House of Commons of Canada:
I am greatly touched by the terms of the resolution adopted yesterday by the members of the Houses of Parliament of Canada on the occasion of the official celebration of my birthday. Twelve months ago I left Canada convinced from my own personal experience that nowhere in the world_ were justice and freedom more truly appreciated, and neither in peace nor in war would the people of Canada ever suffer themselves to be deprived of their institutions grounded on those ideals. The dire events of the year that has passed have confirmed that conviction a hundredfold. Canada from the first clearly understood the true import
of this terrible struggle, and the immense issues that hang upon its outcome. She hesitated not at all, and the resolution with which she lias thrown herself heart and soul into the conflict has been, I can assure you, an immeasurable strength to me and to all in the old world.
Subtopic: PERSONAL MESSAGE OF THANKS FROM HIS MAJESTY FOR RESOLUTION OF JUNE 13