Hon. W. Ross Macdonald (Speaker of fhe House of Commons):
Mr. Chairman, I wish also to express my deep appreciation to the Prime Minister for having been sworn of the privy council this afternoon. It is indeed an ancient institution with great traditions. I consider it a great honour to be a member of the privy council and a loyal subject under Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. I am deeply grateful to the members of the House of Commons for the acclaim with which they greeted my name as one of those who was sworn of the privy council this afternoon. I can assure members of the House of Commons that I consider it not only a great honour but also a great responsibility, and that I shall try to carry out the great responsibilities of the high office as a member of Her Majesty's privy council.
I wish to thank the Prime Minister for having recommended me to become a member of Her Majesty's Privy Council in Canada.