STK-ID 32970

HAMS of door of House of Commons opening, of Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod entering bowing before Throne. HAMS PAN across members tapping on their desks. HAMS of Speaker of the House, Gaspard Fauteux, leaving House with retinue, Sergeant at Arma bearing mace opening march. LS of Rideau Hall, snow on ground. HAMS of Speaker and retinue entering House of Commons, Seargeant at Arms bearing mace opening march. MSs of members taking their seats, chatting, shaking hands. HAMS of Speaker walking up to chair, removing his hat, sitting down. Various shots of members at their desks, tapping, chatting, being introduced to Speaker, shaking hands with Speaker. Shots of prime minister Louis Saint-Laurent speaking from his desk, PAN across members tapping on their desks. (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