STK-ID 4834

Opening of Parliament (00/09/1945): member of Parliament approaches camera and poses on steps of Parliament. MJ Coldwell poses, Ian Mackenzie does likewise and marches past the camera. View of onlookers at base of Peace Tower. Man in top hat and tails enters Parliament. James G Gardiner poses and walks towards the camera. Guests and the military arrive. Cut to LAMCS of Mountie, saluting. MLSs, MSs of army, navy and air force honour guards marching. Mackenzie King in top hat poses for camera, enters Parliament Building (seen from inside). Earl of Athlone and Princess Alice de Battenberg arrive. Soldiers present arms, the Governor General salutes, enters. Shots of Governor General Earl of Athlone coming out after ceremonies, driving away.


Excerpt from
Canadian News - ASN
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Video HI 8
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio