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    THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL OF CANADA, MR ROLAND MICHENER, TODAY (THURSDAY) FORMALLY OPENED THE HUGE EXPO '67 WORLD FAIR IN MONTREAL.

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    THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL OF CANADA, MR ROLAND MICHENER, TODAY (THURSDAY) FORMALLY OPENED THE HUGE EXPO '67 WORLD FAIR IN MONTREAL.

    THE FAIR MARKS CANADA'S CENTENARY AS A FEDERATED NATION, AND 62 COUNTRIES ARE EXHIBITING AT IT GOODS WORTH MANY MILLION OF POUNDS STERLING.

    THE OPENING CEREMONY WAS QUITE BRIEF. THE NAMES OF ALL THE NATIONS REPRESENTED AT THE FAIR WERE CALLED AS THEIR FLAGS WERE RAISED.

    THEN A RUNNER ARRIVED BEARING A TORCH. THE CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER USED THE TORCH TO LIGHT A FLAME THAT WILL BURN THROUGHOUT THE SIX MONTHS OF THE EXPOSITION.

    MR. MICHENER THAN FORMALLY OPENED THE FAIR. ALSO ON THE OFFICIAL PLATFORM WAS MR. PIERRE DUPUY, WHO MASTERMINDED THE FAIR SINCE IT WAS ONLY AN IDEA FOUR YEARS AGO.

    THE OPENING CEREMONY WAS ATTENDED BY 3,000 SPECIALLY INVITED GUESTS. THE PUBLIC WILL BE ADMITTED TO EXPO '67 FROM TOMORROW. PEOPLE IN EUROPE WERE ABLE TO WATCH THE OPENING CEREMONY ON TELEVISION THROUGH A LINK UP WITH THE EARLY BIRD COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA896RSYL7E4V88FUPYUK5OJ4JT
    Media URN:
    VLVA896RSYL7E4V88FUPYUK5OJ4JT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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