STK-ID 18692

Long sequence on speech in English by Governor General Alexander re Canada's support of United Nations to counter communist menace; negotiations to create mutual help and security organization by North Atlantic countries (North Atlantic Treaty Organization); unprecedented prosperity in Canada; the forthcoming union of Newfoundland with Canada; the bill to make Supreme Court of Canada the court of last resort for Canadians; approval sought for agreement with the United States to develop power and navigation facilities in the Great Lakes, Saint-Lawrence basin; approval sought to enact legislation in view of protecting Canada's identity; wish expressed that King George will recover from illness; mention of Mackenzie King's retirement from politics. (sound)


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