Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime Minister):
Mr. Speaker, we are all conscious that today is the 88th anniversary of the birthday of the Canadian confederation, and we are also conscious that, by chapter 88 of the Revised Statutes of Canada, it is a legal holiday to be observed as such throughout Canada under the name of Dominion day. It was also the same situation in 1947 and in 1952 when this house happened to be in session on the 1st of July. I should like to suggest that we follow the precedent that was set on those occasions, and before entering upon the continuation of our legislative duties, we stand and sing together "O Canada" and "God Save the Queen".
Whereupon the members of the house rose and sang
O Canada and
Cod Save the Queen.