STK-ID 18698

HAS of Sergeant at Arms carrying mace into House of Commons, followed by Speaker of the House Gaspard Fauteux and members of cabinet entering and taking their seats. Shots of Speaker reading speech. Sequence showing prime minister Louis Saint-Laurent and CD Howe at their seats, both leaving, returning escorting new member Lester B Pearson, introducing Pearson to Speaker, Pearson shaking hands with Speaker, going to his seat. Shots of new members William Albert Boucher, Stewart Garson, Leopold Demers, George Drew and George Nowlan being introduced to the Speaker in same fashion by JG Gardiner, WG Weir, Joseph Jean, John Bracken, W Earl Rowe and PC Black. Shots of members taking their places in House of Commons, of members in their seats. Rear shots of Saint-Laurent and CD Howe escorting Pearson up to Speaker, of Pearson shaking hands with Speaker and going to his seat, of George Drew and PC Black escorting George Nolan up to Speaker. (26/01/1949)


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