Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):
Mr. Speaker, I should like to read to the house a telegram which I sent this morning to the President of the United States, a message which, I believe, the house will very warmly approve:
The White House, Washington.
The people of Canada have learned with feelings of deepest regret of the loss, through enemy action in European waters, of a thousand American soldiers. The sinking of this transport comes all the more as a shock because of the rarity of such losses. The loss of these brave lives is one which has aroused a widespread feeling of sorrow, in which the government and people of Canada share. On behalf of the government, I should like to express to you, and to the people of the United States, our sympathy in this national loss. Linked with our expression of sympathy is an ever-deeper realization of our comradeship-in-arms in the unrelenting effort to save the world as largely as may be possible from the continued inhuman acts of barbarous enemies seeking to dominate the world.
W. L. Mackenzie King.
Subtopic: SINKING OF UNITED STATES TRANSPORT-MESSAGE OF SYMPATHY TO PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT