Louis St Laurent voted new leader of Canadian Liberal Party at Convention in Ottawa.
Unissued / unused footage - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
Liberal Party Convention in Ottawa, Canada.
Exterior shot of the Collosseum in Ottawa, where the National Liberal Convention was held. Shots of delegates arriving and going inside. Three delegates from Newfoundland take off their hats. M/S as Prime Minister MacKenzie King arrives. Mr Louis St Laurent, Minister of External Affairs, with his family in a posed shot.
Interior of conference showing delegates sitting down. King takes his position on empty platform followed by St Laurent. Audience applauding. M/S of MacKenzie King speaking. C/Us of doorways to caucus rooms of Quebec, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Ontario.
Several shots of delegates sitting in their seats and writing out ballot cards then putting their votes in ballot box being passed around. Box is emptied onto table, votes are counted and sorted. Delegates rise to hear the results of the ballot. The result of the ballot is announced (natural sound but extremely bad quality - can hardly hear it), pan to photographers crowding round Louis St Laurent, new leader of the Canadian Liberal Party. Portraits of MacKenzie King and another man in background. Crowd applauding.
M/S of Louis St Laurent speaking (natural sound - but very bad quality). He talks of the responsibility and expresses his thanks for their support. L/S of assembly standing and applauding. Mrs St Laurent is presented to the conference. She addresses them in French (again, sound is bad quality). Crowd applauding. Mr MacKenzie King making a speech from the platform. Crowd waving, pan to centre aisle of hall. Audience applauding. MacKenzie King waving to crowd. Crowd waving to MacKenzie King. C/Us of elderly woman and man waving. M/S King waving again. His portrait hangs behind.