Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):
Mr. Speaker, as today has been set apart for the official observance in Canada of His Majesty's birthday I am sure
it will be the wish of all hon. members that an expression of their good wishes be extended to His Majesty, King George VI, from this House of Commons. I have had a word this morning with my friend the leader of the opposition (Mr. Bracken) and he and I have agreed on a resolution which we are sure that hon. members will be pleased to support. I would suggest that after the motion has been put by His Honour the Speaker, and any other hon. members who may wish to speak to the motion have addressed the house, we should signify our approval of it by the singing of God Save the King.
The motion, seconded by Mr. Bracken, is as follows:
That an humble address be sent to His Majesty, King George VI, in the following words:
"To the King's Most Excellent Majesty:
Most Gracious Sovereign:
We,-the members of the House of Commons of Canada in parliament assembled, desire respectfully to extend to Your Majesty, on this day set apart for the celebration in Canada of the King's birthday, our loyal greetings and heartfelt good wishes. We pray that Divine Providence may continue to guide and protect Your Majesty and that you may be given strength to meet in the future as you have in the past the great responsibilities of your high office."
Subtopic: RESOLUTION EXTENDING GREETINGS AND GOOD WISHES TO HIS MAJESTY