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The opening of the Twenty-Third Parliament of Canada on October 14, 1957, was an occasion of unprecedented significance for Canadians. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by His Royal Highness the Prince Philip, read the Speech from the Throne and thus became the first Sovereign to inaugurate in person a session of Parliament as Head of State of Canada.
Copyright photograph: Malak, Ottawa
Source: Statistics Canada, Canada Year Book 1957