Canada: A People's History Comfort and Fear

Episode 15: 1946 to 1964 CE. The end of World War II signals the end of 15 years of social, political and economic upheaval. The post-war baby boom and government economic and social policies give rise to unprecedented prosperity and growth for Canadian communities. Television becomes a powerful new tool with social and political consequences. But in the midst of plenty, growing fears of the Cold War and nuclear conflict create an unsettled atmosphere. Political leaders — including Diefenbaker, Smallwood and Duplessis — create excitement and controversy. Saskatchewan's premier Tommy Douglas begins the fight for medicare, while Canada finds itself increasingly absorbed into the American military, economic and cultural orbit.

  • 2000
  • 01:46:17
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013
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Metadata

Subjects
Canada -- History -- 1945-1963 [CSH] Canada -- Biography [LCSH] Social sciences [LCSH] Canada -- History [LCSH] Political science [LCSH]
Team
Susan Teskey (Director), Marquise Lepage (Director), Julia Bennett (Producer), Wayne Chong (Producer), Frédéric Vanasse (Producer), Maggie Huculak (Narrator)
Closed captioning
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Teacher Guide(s)

  • Canada: A People's History TRP, Grades 10 to 12

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