Canada 150: Business and Economic Development

This collection presents some of the great moments that have marked the history of business in Canada and highlights some of the issues that have had a significant impact on the country's economic development. Covered topics include "nation-builders", women in business, free trade, pipelines, northern development, resource revenue sharing with Indigenous groups, as well as the integration of new Canadians to the labour market.

  • 2016
  • 13-14
  • 55 Titles

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The National Advantage Canada: Canadian Currency in a Global Marketplace

In Moncton, when CN cut thousands of jobs, the provincial government decided to follow the information highway and developed an internet infrastructure. The province preached the benefits of the infrastructure and the low Canadian dollar to Americans, and they bought it. The facts are impressing: many international firms are setting up shop across Canada. The attractions? Medicare, lower wages for ...
  • 2002
  • 00:11:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - December 1999 Air Canada: One National Airline

For months the public drama of an attempted hostile takeover of both of Canada’s major airlines by a third party was played out daily. Like an auction at which valued family property was for sale to the highest bidder, the prospective sale was watched on nightly newscasts by Canadians who waited while the power brokers of the three major players ...
  • 1999
  • 00:13:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1999

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  • Air Canada: One National Airline

The National Asbestos: Canada's Ugly Secret

The National reports on how Canada's overseas sales of asbestos may be breathing new life into a dying industry, but it's also exposing a new generation of workers to one of the world's deadliest substances. Our best customers are developing countries like India and China, where lax industrial standards are exposing thousands to this deadly export. Indian and Canadian activists ...
  • 2008
  • 00:15:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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  • Asbestos: Canada's Ugly Secret

News in Review - November 1998 Bank Mergers: Is Bigger Better?

A report conducted on behalf of the federal government of Canada examining all aspects of Canada’s financial services sector has come down on both sides of the political fence. The report is especially relevant in light of the declaration of four of Canada’s largest banks to merge, thus increasing substantially their financial control over the Canadian economy. Using the report ...
  • 1998
  • 00:15:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1998

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The National Big Gamble

Gambling used to be controlled by the underworld and was known as the "wages of sin". Now it's run by government in the name of deficit reduction, with most of the money coming from Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs). Some will have you believe it is just a harmless dollar or two spent on a dream while providing jobs, revenue and ...
  • 1997
  • 00:26:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Big Switcheroo: VanCity

Does being the boss mean extended “working” lunches at posh restaurants, secretaries to organize meetings, huge expense accounts and luxurious company vehicles? Lisa Paille, a mother of two and an employee with VanCity, Canada’s largest credit union, gets the opportunity to see if she has what it takes to be the boss when she switches positions with Dave Mowat, CEO ...
  • 2005
  • 00:22:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC News Special Bloody Saturday: The Winnipeg General Strike

In May 1919, 30,000 Winnipeg workers walked off the job and into the history books, launching the largest strike in Canadian history. It lasted six weeks and ended in the violence of Bloody Saturday, a day organized labour has never forgotten or forgiven. Was the strike a legitimate protest against low wages, poor working conditions and a lack of bargaining ...
  • 2007
  • 00:45:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - September 2008 Boom Times in Saskatchewan

After many lean years Saskatchewan has suddenly become an economic powerhouse. Soaring prices for oil, potash, wheat and other products have brought new prosperity to the province. In this News in Review story, we’ll look at how these boom times are changing the lives of the people who live there.
  • 2008
  • 00:13:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2008

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