Right Hon. L. B. Pearson (Prime Minister):
I should like to announce that Her Majesty the Queen has been graciously pleased to approve the continuance in office of General the Right Honourable Georges Philias Vanier as Governor General of Canada for a further and additional period of one year from the autumn of 1964. This extension of the Governor General's term is a recognition of the dedicated and distinguished manner in which General Vanier has carried out the high responsibilities of his vice regal office. I am sure the Canadian people will welcome the extension which the Governor General has indicated his willingness to accept, and the fact that His Excellency's health makes it possible for him to undertake this responsibility for a further period.
One of the happiest aspects of the extension of the term of General Vanier is that it will mean the continued presence in Rideau Hall of Madame Vanier, whose grace and charm and warmth has so endeared her to Canadians.
Subtopic: ANNOUNCEMENT OF EXTENSION OF TERM OF OFFICE