April 29, 1901 (9th Parliament, 1st Session)


The PRIME MINISTER (Rt. lion. Sir Wilfrid Laurier).

I stated some time ago that I would make an announcement to-day upon the celebration of the 24th of May. The government. I think, is right in assuming that it is the general, if not the unanimous, desire of the people of Canada that the 24tli of May, which has been celebrated as a national holiday, should continue to be so celebrated. I beg, therefore, to move that the order ' that the House resolve itself again into committee on Bill (No. 33) respecting Victoria Day.' be transferred from Public Bills and Orders to Government Orders.

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