January 28, 1938 (18th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

Walter Edward Foster (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I have the honour to inform the house that I have a communication
from His Majesty King George VI, signed by his own hand, as follows:
Buckingham Palace.
Members of the Senate and of the House of Commons of Canada:
It is with feelings of deep gratitude that I acknowledge the message of loyalty and congratulation conveyed in your address of the 10th April which was presented to me by my Prime Minister of Canada on the 11th May.
The assurances of loyalty and devotion addressed to us on that occasion -will always be an encouragement to The Queen and myself in the performance of our high task.
We were glad to know that the Speakers of your two houses were present at the solemn ceremony of our coronation. The participation in that ceremony of representatives from our overseas dominions fittingly marked the position of the crown as symbolising the unity and free association of the peoples of the British Commonwealth.
Throughout our reign it will be our constant aim to cherish and maintain, to the best of our powers, the heritage of justice, civil liberty, and ordered freedom which we have received from those who in past generations helped to build up this association of nations; and we rejoice to know that in our endeavours to promote, under Divine guidance, the welfare and happiness of our peoples, we shall be supported by the prayers and affection of the people of Canada.
George R.I.
29th June, 1937.

Topic:   ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF ADDRESS TO HIS MAJESTY ON THE OCCASION OF HIS CORONATION
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