STK-ID 18654

Sequence on Prime Minister Louis Saint-Laurent arriving, followed by George Drew, and by MJ Coldwell. Shots of the three posing on the steps of centre block. Similar interior shot of group posing without overcoats. Sequence on high officials of Canadian and foreign governments arriving in limousine. The Governor General's Foot Guards parade to Parliament Hill. The Governor General, Lord Alexander, and Lady Alexander come out of the centre block for the salute, go back inside. Interior shots of the Governor General and Lady Alexander proceeding to the Senate. Various shots of gentleman usher of the black rod, the Sergeant-at-Arms bearing the mace, leading members of the House of Commons to the Senate Chambers.


Excerpt from
Opening of Parliament
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Digital Video Disk, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
16mm neg b&w, 35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486