Right Hon. J. G. Diefenbaker (Prime Minister):
Mr. Speaker, this day is the day set apart for celebration as the birthday of Her Gracious Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Last October 14 was the Queen's day, but this is the day on which Canadians have an opportunity of reaffirming their affection and loyalty to Her Majesty.
The Governor General, on behalf of the people of Canada, has sent a message to Her Majesty which reads as follows:
With my humble duty I send to Your Majesty on the day on which we in Canada are proud and happy to celebrate Your Majesty's birthday the loyal and devoted good wishes of your Canadian subjects.
As a reaffirmation and redeclaration of the loyalty of Her Majesty's members of the House of Commons I join with the Leader of the Opposition (Mr. Pearson), and with your leave, Mr. Speaker, in suggesting that we do now stand and sing "God Save the Queen".
Whereupon the members of the house rose and sang
God Save the Queen.
Subtopic: DECLARATION OF LOYALTY ON CELEBRATION OF BIRTHDAY