Mr. GORDON GRAYDON (Leader of the Opposition):
Following the Prime Minister's remarks in recognition of this very happy occasion, I should like to take the opportunity of associating the official opposition with the message which he has suggested may properly go from the House of Commons at this time. May I add, to what he has said, that Her Royal Highness celebrates, on this her eighteenth birthday, the occasion on which she becomes officially a councillor of state on the grim and momentous threshold of climacteric events so far as the war is concerned. The royal family has, I think, attained a position in the esteem of the nation and empire more elevated than perhaps it has ever held before, since that family has been sharing in a very intimate way in the trials and tribulations, the sorrows and sadness of the people. One is prompted at this time to make some mention of this, and I should like therefore to associate the official opposition with the remarks of the Prime Minister and to couple therewith our felicitations and expressions of respect, devotion and affection to Her Royal Highness in the very happy event now being celebrated.