Sir ROBERT BORDEN:
With the permission of the House, I will read some telegrams which have been received since yesterday :
London, February 8, 1916. Prime Minister, Ottawa.
Empire Parliamentary Association offer sincere sympathy in appalling disaster and loss of valuable life. Congratulations on your fortunate escape.
Montreal, Que., February 8, 1916.
Sir Robert Borden, Prime Minister,
I have the honour to inform you that I have just received a cablegram charging me to present in the name of the Government of the King of Italy the condolences for the loss and destruction of the Dominion House of Commons.
Consul General for Italy. Capetown, February 9, 1916.
Prime Minister, Ottawa.
The Government and people of the Union of South Africa send you their heartfelt sympathy in your great loss.
Translated, the above reads:
Paris, February 7, 1916. The Honourable the Speaker of the House or Commons of Canada, Ottawa.
I have the honour to express to you the deep emotion of the French House of Deputies in the face of the disaster which has destroyed the Canadian Parliament Buildings. My colleagues and I bow with sorrow before the tombs of the victims, and we beg to address to their families our utmost sympathy.
The President of the Chamber of Deputies, Paul Deschanel.
Rajkot, February 8, 1916. Premier, Dominion Government,
Bombay Presidency deeply sympathizes with Canada in her irreparable loss.
Lord Willingdon, Governor.
Subtopic: MESSAGES OF SYMPATHY.