STK-ID 6187

Shots of Canadian negotiators and Newfoundland delegation heading for House of Commons for conference, including William Lyon Mackenzie King, Prime Minister Louis Saint-Laurent, Joseph Smallwood among others. Shots of conference in progress, Prime Minister Saint-Laurent in chair. Cut to Mackenzie King listening. HAS of the conference table, Canadian negotiators on the left, Newfoundland delegation on the right. Shot of Prime minister Saint-Laurent addressing the conference (sound), acknowledging the presence of elder statesman Mackenzie King, stating that the negotiations have been completed and that agreement has been reached regarding the Union of Newfoundland to Canada. He invites the delegates to sign the documents. Shot of Saint-Laurent and secretary of State for External Affairs Brooke Claxton signing for Canada, while Sir Albert Walsh, leader of the Newfoundland delegation, and several members, including Joseph Smallwood sign for Newfoundland. Shot of Prime Minister resuming his speech, speaking of the work done by the negotiators, about the work left to be done, about some of the benefits that will accrue to both sides. Shot of Sir Albert Walsh speaking on similar lines. Shot of Canadian negotiators cheering, mixing and shaking hands. HAS of floor of House of Commons, people seated in member's chairs on each side. (12/12/1948)


Excerpt from
Canada and Newfoundland Sign Pact
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm positive optical soundtrack, 35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486