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CBC Drama Special John A.: Birth of a Country

John A: Birth of a Country is a story of personal hatred, public passion and the rivalry that shaped Canada. The time is 1856 to 1864. Two men, each profoundly committed to his own views, battle to dominate Canada's future. This drama lays bare the passionate struggle between John A. Macdonald, the charismatic leader of the Conservative Party and his ...
  • 2011
  • 01:30:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/11/2013

Canada: A People's History The Great Enterprise

Episode 8: 1850 to 1867 BCE. In a few short years, a handful of small and separate British colonies are transformed into a new nation that controls half the North American continent. The story of Confederation, its supporters and its bitter foes, is told against a backdrop of U.S. Civil War and Britain's growing determination to be rid of its expensive, ...
  • 2000
  • 01:47:20
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013