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Item Description 

The Legislative Assembly

Creator 

Produced by the Manitoba Department of Industry and Commerce

Date 

1953

Fonds/Series Title 

Films promoting tourism and industry

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Notes 

The purpose of this film was to show and explain the "history, tradition and procedure of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba." There is footage of the opening of the Assembly and of the House in session. Commentary is provided by an unidentified narrator.

Government Schedule No. 

A 0237

Accession No. 

GR8398


Location and Ordering Information

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Location Code 

V32

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Further Information about the File or Item


Audio/Video Files:

Original Format 

1 film reel: acetate, optical sound

Colour 

B&W

Size 

16 mm

Time 

13 min., 13 sec.

Former Codes 

AV B 12

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Item Details 

IdentifierContent

00:00

dome of Manitoba Legislative Building and Golden Boy

00:11

title "The Province of Manitoba presents The Legislative Assembly. Produced and photographed by The Department of Industry and Commerce.

00:41

archival photo, dated October 1869 - view of provisional government

00:49

plaque commemorating the first Legislative Assembly

00:55

Winnipeg, Bannatyne and Main where first Assembly was held

01:03

photo dated March 13, 1884 - first of Legislative Building

01:12

photos of new Legislative Building dated May 21, 1914

01:27

photo of Legislative Building, July 15th, 1920

01:35

men firing cannons

01:40

Lieutenant-Governor R.F. McWilliams with wife, Margaret exiting car at Legislative Building

02:09

Lieutenant-Governor inspecting guard

02:26

escort and members of cabinet walking to chamber and allowing Lieutenant-Governor to pass by

02:41

Lieutenant-Governor entering chamber and proceeding to throne with official escort party

02:57

pan of main floor filled with members and special guests

03:07

pan of women seated in Lieutenant-Governor's box

03:18

women seated in speaker's box

03:21

Lieutenant-Governor McWilliams seat on throne

03:23

Provincial Secretary addressing members

03:38

Lieutenant-Governor McWilliams and Premier D.L. Campbell leaving House

03:44

clerk pointing to nominator and election taking place

03:50

newly elected speaker protesting the appointment, struggling with nominator and seconds and marching to his post

04:20

speaker addressing chamber

04:31

civil aide - presenting speech from throne to Lieutenant-Governor McDiarmid

04:41

Lieutenant-Governor reading speech from the throne (visuals only)

04:53

speech returned to civil aid

04:58

Lieutenant-Governor leaving House with Premier Campbell and civil and military aides

05:06

Legislative Building with flag flying in front

05:16

night shot of light flashing on side of Legislative Building

05:20

speaker dressing in robes of office, preparing to proceed into House Sergeant-at-Arms taking mace out of cabinet

05:48

Sergeant-at-Arms Bennett carrying the mace with speaker and clerk of the House marching down hallway and into House; mace placed on table; narrator explaining Duties of Clerk and Sergeant-at-Arms

06:36

speaker reading daily prayer and bowing to House

06:46

pan og government and opposition members seated in House

07:08

pan of members of Legislative Council seated in front on government side

07:23

office doors of the premier and various ministers

07:41

row of books; statutes of Manitoba

07:55

member reading bill taken to the Speaker and the Clerk by a page

08:18

secretary giving bill to member sitting at office desk

08:30

Speaker addressing members (asking for second reading)

08:43

member standing and addressing the House

08:51

bells ringing throughout building

08:57

members returning to House for vote

09:07

members entering bowing to throne

09:15

members standing to vote

09:25

titles of various ministries

09:48

Speaker leaving post

09:56

Sergeant-at-Arms removing mace from table; Deputy Speaker taking place at table - committee working on bill

10:11

Speaker returning to chamber, asking for adoption of bill (third reading)

10:21

Clerk signing copy of bill; man closing Statutes book and returning it to shelf

10:34

member speaking at microphone

10:37

view of operation and control board (for microphones)

10:42

other member speaking at microphone

10:46

recording disk put into machine to record sessions

10:55

men working in press gallery

11:01

[news commendation] speaking into radio microphone

11:08

newspapers being printed; close-up on Legislature and related columns

11:26

man typing news to be sent out on tele type

11:33

Premier exiting House and returning with Lieutenant-Governor McDiarmid (proceeded by Sergeant-at-Arms with mace)

11:50

Lieutenant-Governor McWilliams seated on throne

12:02

Speaker asking Lieutenant-Governor McWilliams for royal assent to bills passed

12:09

Clerk of the House reading bill titles to Lieutenant-Governor

12:29

Lieutenant-Governor reading speech, seated on throne

12:43

Provincial Secretary addressing House, closing Assembly

12:58

Sergeant-at-Arms removing mace, followed by Lieutenant-Governor and Premier

13:28

"The End"

13:33

End


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