I have the honour to inform the house that a message has been received from Her Majesty the Queen, signed by her own hand, which reads as follows:
I have received with heartfelt pleasure the joint address which the Senate and the House of Commons of Canada have sent me.
It has been a source of profound satisfaction to me and to my husband to be in Canada during the centennial celebrations of the first meetings of the Fathers of Confederation at Charlottetown and Quebec city.
We both deeply appreciate the kind and loyal sentiments which you have expressed and we send you our sincere good wishes.
Subtopic: ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF JOINT ADDRESS OF SENATE AND HOUSE OF COMMONS