STK-ID 31620

Several shots of orderly demonstration in favour of bilingualism organized by Saint-Leonard's English speaking parents. Various shots of posters in English and French claiming language rights. Shots of demonstration, including views of posters favouring help for Biafra, Parliament Hill. Shot of Mitchell Sharp walking among crowd, being trailed by newsmen. Various HASs of demonstration on Parliament Hill. Walking shot through demonstrators, peaceful and good natured. Shots of crowd, placards, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and guards prominent. Sequence on arrival of governor general and Mrs Roland Michener in state carriage attended by RCMP, on inspection of Canadian Guards. Two-shot of Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau and Paul Martin chatting in Parliament lobby. Shot of Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod heading for House of Commons, spectators lining way. Shot of Gentleman Usher coming back followed by Mace Bearer and members of Parliament. Incidental shots of newsmen, spectators. Shot of governor general Michener and party, including Prime Minister Trudeau, heading for Senate. (12/09/68)


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