STK-ID 16373

National Liberal Convention (Ottawa, 7/08/1948): HAS of crowd at convention. Cut to sequence on Prime minister William Lyon Mackenzie King pinning something to lapel of white bearded, elderly man (unidentified party stalwart), saying complimentary things about the Liberal Party into microphone for leadership of the party. Familiar names are given, including Louis Saint-Laurent. Shot at end of sequence showing Louis Saint-Laurent rising to acknowledge applause of his supporters. Shot of speakers on podium including Paul Martin thanking his supporters but declining the nomination for leadership of party; man speaking (James Garfield Gardiner ?); candidate Charles ''Chubby'' Power speaking about corruption, political reforms (excerpts of speech only). Shots of packed convention hall. Shots of platform, large pictures of Prime ministers Sir Wilfrid Laurier and William Lyon Mackenzie King in background. Shot of speaker rising to deliver a speech in French. Cut to MLS of pressbox and attendance.


Excerpt from
National Liberal Convention
National Film Board
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Reel 35 mm, HDCAM SR, Digital Video Disk
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35mm fine grain comp b&w
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1920 x 1080