Mr. Ronald W. Reagan (President of the United States):
Mr. Prime Minister, Mr. Speaker of the Senate, Mr. Speaker of the House of Commons, honourable Senators, Members of the House of Commons, distinguished members of the diplomatic corps, ladies and gentlemen:
It is a great honour to speak to you today. As you know, this is my third official visit to Canada. My last two were the first foreign trips I had taken after each election. But our constitutional prohibitions being what they are, I thought it was not wise to wait for another election before visiting you again.