STK-ID 18696

MS of governor general Alexander and prime minister Louis Saint-Laurent walking along corridor in Parliament Buildings. Shots of Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod knocking on door of House of Commons, door opening, man entering, of photographer at door of the House, of Gentleman Usher entering door of the House. MS of Sergeant at Arms bearing mace followed by Speaker of the House Gaspard Fauteux coming out of Senate, walking along corridor and into door of House of Commons. LAS of Peace Tower clock, TILT DOWN tower to MS of entrance of Parliament Buildings. LS of Parliament Buildings. Shots of small doorway on East side of main entrance, of small doorway on West side of main entrance, PAN to West Block. Shots of traffic along Wellington Street, Supreme Court and temporary buildings in backgroud, snow on ground. MS of temporary buildings on Wellington Street. Various shots of governor general reading speech from the Throne in Senate (sound). (26/01/1949)


Excerpt from
Eye Witness No. 12
National Film Board
Available formats
Video HI 8, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio