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Queen Elizabeth opens Parliament in 1957

On Feb. 6, 1952, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was proclaimed Queen of Canada. Her spectacular coronation in Westminster Abbey the following year was heard by millions on the radio and was the first ever to be televised. When she visited Canada in 1951, 1957, 1959 and 1964, Elizabeth left an indelible mark on Canadians coast to coast.

For the first time ever, the sovereign opens Canadian parliament.


Medium: Television
Program: CBC Television News Special
Broadcast Date: Oct. 14, 1957
Reporter: Bill Curtis
Duration: 10:31

Last updated: October 18, 2013

Page consulted on January 29, 2014

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