Canada 150: Icons

Putting together a list of Canadian icons is a big task, but our archives are deep and varied. This collection will keep growing as Canada’s 150th celebrations continue throughout 2017! Let us know what you think.

  • 2016
  • 13-14
  • 35 Titles

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News in Review - February 1994 Bourassa: The End of an Era

This chronological report reviews a significant period of time in the political history of Quebec and the career of one of the key players.
  • 1994
  • 00:18:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1994

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News in Review - November 2017 Canada's 29th Governor General: Julie Payette New

Julie Payette has lived an exciting life that very few can even dream about. As an astronaut for Canada, she’s been to the International Space Station twice. She’s a pilot, an athlete, an engineer and speaks six languages. In October 2017, Ms. Payette, who is 53 years old, took on her latest adventure. She became Canada’s 29th Governor General – representing ...
  • 2017
  • 00:15:11
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 11/27/2017

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CANAdooDAday Canadian Women Who Kicked Butt New

A musical anthem celebrating two of Canada’s greatest female heroes — Emily Stowe and Nellie McClung, who fought to get women the right the vote in Canada.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:14
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/05/2017

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Mansbridge One on One Cindy Blackstock

Peter Mansbridge sits down with Cindy Blackstock about her work advocating for the equal treatment and funding for aboriginal and First Nations children.
  • 2016
  • 00:21:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/04/2016

News in Review - September 1990 Donald Marshall

The Donald Marshall case is as straightforward as it is tragic. Marshall is a Mi’kmaq man who spent 11 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. The subsequent inquiry showed evidence that discrimination and incorrect procedures led to this miscarriage of justice. The justice and police systems not only failed him, they indicted, tried, convicted and, ultimately, ...
  • 1990
  • 00:10:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/25/2014

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The National Elizabeth May Interview

Green Party leader Elizabeth May is willing to mediate a coalition to topple Stephen Harper. CBC News' chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge sits down for exclusive one-on-one interviews with each of the main federal party leaders in advance of the October 2015 election. Mansbridge and May discuss proportional representation, eliminating university and college tuition fees, halting the use of fossil fuels ...
  • 2015
  • 00:24:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/18/2015

CBC News Special Flora's Afghan Mission: Politician to Humanitarian

When Carole MacNeil went to Afghanistan in 2008, she and her team were eager to find the "real" Afghanistan — the places not normally seen on the news, the people who are trying to make their lives work in the wake of decades of war and an American-led invasion. This feature documentary goes beyond the military perspective and explores the humanitarian ...
  • 2009
  • 00:28:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - May 1992 Freedom for David Milgaard

The possibility of an innocent person being wrongfully arrested, convicted and punished has always been a risk and a fear in our justice system. This story traces the history of the David Milgaard case from his conviction for murder to his release from jail following the decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada and the Saskatchewan Justice Department. Did the ...
  • 1992
  • 00:10:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1992

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