Right Hon. J. G. Diefenbaker (Prime Minister):
Mr. Speaker, this being the date on which the birthday of Her Gracious Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is celebrated, we in this house will show our devotion by carrying on with business as usual. However, with a view to giving tangible evidence of our affection and devotion to Her Majesty, the Acting Leader of the Opposition, the hon. member for Laurier, and myself suggest that with your leave the members stand and sing the first verse of "God Save the Queen".
Whereupon the members of the house rose and sang
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Subtopic: DECLARATION OF LOYALTY ON CELEBRATION OF BIRTHDAY