STK-ID 31578

[Remark: Prime Minister Louis Saint-Laurent leaves Rockcliffe Airport for a six week goodwill tour that will take him to eleven countries. The tour called "A Goodwill Tour" will bring him in contact with Canadians "all over the world".] Shot of Louis Saint-Laurent, wife and daughter arriving, being greeted by RCAF officials, Lester B Pearson, diplomatic corps people and cabinet ministers wishing Saint-Laurent "bon voyage". Various shots of mayor Charlotte Whitton of Ottawa presenting gift to Prime Minister Saint-Laurent, Brooke Claxton, Minister of Defence, Lester B Pearson, saying goodbye to Prime Minister. Shots of Saint-Laurent, son Jean-Paul, daughter Mrs Hugh O'Connell and wife getting on aircraft, Mrs Saint-Laurent who is not leaving kisses Prime Minister goodbye. Shot of ramp being withdrawn from aircraft. CU of RCAF blue ensign flying from front of DC-5 as it taxis out. MLS of Northstar taking off from Rockcliffe Airport, snow on ground. (05/02/1954)


Excerpt from
Saint-Laurent Leaves on World Tour
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Video HI 8
Shooting format
35mm neg b&w
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