September 11, 1939 (18th Parliament, 5th Session)

LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

In reply to my hon.
friend I regret very deeply to have to inform the house that Sir Herbert Marler has been critically ill for some time. A week or two ago, it was hoped that his health might be restored, but unfortunately thus far it does not seem to have improved. Upon Sir Herbert Marler's behalf, Lady Marler tendered his resignation to me, and I have accepted it. Immediate steps are being taken for the appointment of a successor to Washington. I am not at liberty at the moment to say whom the government intend to appoint, as it is essential to have his majesty's approval of the recommendation before any appointment is made.

Topic:   SIR HERBERT MARLER
Subtopic:   RESIGNATION OP CANADIAN MINISTER TO THE UNITED STATES
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