STK-ID 16374

National Liberal Convention (Ottawa, 00/08/1948): LS and CS of James G Gardiner coming on podium, pouring himself a glass of water. Shot of James G Gardiner giving a speech re relationship with Prime minister William Lyon Mackenzie King and Ernest Lapointe. He goes on to say at the end of his speech that the greatest influence for peace in the world is the British Commonwealth. Gordon Fogo whispers to him that he talked enough and James G Gardiner ends his speech (sound). Shots of VIP's on platform, of Louis Saint-Laurent standing up to acknowledge cheers of crowd. Shots of Saint-Laurent beginning nomination speech (sound). Cut to entrances of caucus rooms, including Saskatchewan's delegation. Shot of James G Gardiner at the door, speaking with delegates. Cut to Manitoba caucus room, men entering. Entrance to Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia caucus room. Interior shot of meeting going on. Cut to Ontario caucus room, people entering. Interior shots of caucus rooms, delegates in meeting from rear and from sides. Hazy interior shots of main hall, huge crowd. CS of delegates listening. Cut to one delegate cheering wildly. Shots of polite applause, of men listening and pondering, rising and applauding. Informal shots of Paul Martin, of unidentified man, of Paul Martin with Louis Saint-Laurent, of James G Gardiner with Louis Saint-Laurent.


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National Liberal Convention
National Film Board
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Reel 35 mm, Video HI 8
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35mm fine grain comp b&w
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