STK-ID 31619

Various shots of floor of House of Commons as seen from gallery over opposition side, Speaker not in his chair. Shot of Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod walking to table near Speaker's chair, returning. Members on Liberal side of House leaving House for Senate preceded by clerks. Shot of House of Commons, members present. Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau speaking. Various shots of House, galleries, some shots with people moving by in extreme foreground of leader of Liberals, of leader of Conservatives assisting speaker, leading him towards chair. Shot from between Mountie and Parliament Guard, of Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod leading Commons' Speaker, clerks, and members of House of Commons. Shots of John Diefenbaker coming out of Senate, of members of House of Commons led by Mace Bearer and other officials coming out. Brief sequence on governor general and Mrs Roland Michener coming out of Senate, Prime Minister Trudeau, judges of Supreme Court. (12/09/68)


Excerpt from
Opening '68
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Video HI 8
Shooting format
35mm eastman color neg
Aspect ratio