STK-ID 16370

Shots of Honorable Paul Martin doing speech about the newly passed Canadian Citizenship Act (sound). Cut to short speech by Chief Justice Rinfret prefacing the awarding of citizenship certificate number one. Shot of William Lyon Mackenzie King rising to speak of the significance of the new Act and of what it means to be legally Canadian. He refers to Canada's dual culture and the need to present a common front. (Several outtakes of NFB1940-FG-279 showing interior of court room, recipients of citizenship certificates, judges, various speakers). LACUs of recipients including photographer Yousouf Karsh. Shots of Colin Gibson presenting certificates, speaking during presentation of recipients. Shot of Justice Rinfret administering the oath of loyalty to Naif Hanna Azar and others (sound). (03/01/1947)


Excerpt from
National Citizenship Ceremony
National Film Board
Available formats
Video HI 8, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio