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Canada: A People's History New Times, New Ways (Part 2 of 2) Must-See

This second of two new Canada: A People's History episodes begins as 9/11 shakes the world. Canada fights terrorism in Afghanistan and pays a heavy price; the Muslim community is under suspicion; Indigenous women are Idle No More; Canadian athletes own the podium at the Olympics in Vancouver; security goes rogue when the G20 meets in Toronto; the Earth’s climate is in ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:08
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/06/2017

Canada: A People's History New Times, New Ways (Part 1 of 2)

In the first of two new episodes of Canada: A People’s History, the country undergoes a seismic change. Old values are challenged and Canada charts a different future. Part 1 covers events from the last decade of the 20th century. Gays and lesbians achieve equality; Indigenous people seek redress over past abuse; the country once again stands on the brink of ...
  • 2017
  • 00:43:48
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/06/2017

News in Review - December 1990 The Meech Lake Special

This 1990 fall special covers three important time periods and explores chronologically the events leading to the failure of the Meech Lake Accord. The Roots of Meech covers the years 1759-1968. The second period, The Trudeau Years, takes us through 1968-1984, and the final segment, The Key Players, brings us to June 24, 1990, the day the Accord died. Archival ...
  • 1990
  • 00:55:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/26/2014

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Life and Times Immovable: The Legend of Maude Barlow

She is possibly Canada's best-known social crusader. Maude Barlow is a fighter for the environment, human rights, workers' rights, health care and any number of issues. Barlow also heads the citizens' watchdog group the Council of Canadians. This justice warrior was once a nice middle-class housewife. Discover what activated her ardour for political issues, a fire that would take her ...
  • 2001
  • 00:45:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Canada: A People's History In an Uncertain World

The world order and economic boom that had taken shape after World War II starts to unravel, and a new era of uncertainty begins. Free trade, globalization and regionalism converge with the rise of feminism, aboriginal claims, growing multiculturalism and the explosion of computer technology. Canada's economic, social and political environment are affected. Canada's new Charter begins to have an ...
  • 2000
  • 01:46:50
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Canada: A People's History Years of Hope and Anger

The 1960s and 1970s are an era of ferment on every level: politics, culture and personal life. Quebec's Quiet Revolution and youth movements across North America challenge the status quo. Some events bring the country together: a new flag is introduced and Canada shines in the world's spotlight with Expo '67; while others threaten considerable upheaval: growing calls for Quebec ...
  • 2000
  • 01:46:18
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC | Radio-Canada (Eng) Inside Information: Stories from the Hill (Part 1 of 3)

Julie Van Dusen of CBC's Ottawa Bureau takes viewers along as she works the "dayside shift", updating her reports on Newsworld, doing live hits and preparing reports. Fifty years ago no CBC reporter stalked Parliament Hill, a decision made so that CBC wouldn't be seen as supporting the government that created it. The legendary Norman DePoe was CBC's first star ...
  • 2002
  • 00:55:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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 - October 2011 The Life and Death of Jack Layton

On August 22 Jack Layton, the leader of the New Democratic Party, died of cancer at his home in Toronto. His death shocked many Canadians and left his party rudderless just three months after it became the Official Opposition. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the life and death of Jack Layton and what it could mean ...
  • 2011
  • 00:15:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2011

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News in Review - December 2006 The Liberals Choose a New Leader

In late November 2006, the Liberal Party of Canada held a convention in Montreal to choose a new leader. Eight candidates campaigned for many months. But it all came down to a dramatic vote at the convention. In this News in Review story we’ll examine the Liberal leadership race. We’ll take a close-up look at the candidates and their platforms. ...
  • 2006
  • 00:17:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2006

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News in Review - June 2006 Taking Over: Canada's New Government

In early February 2006, Stephen Harper's Conservatives were sworn in as the new government of Canada. It's only a minority government, but that didn't stop the Conservatives from getting off to an action-packed start. In this News in Review story we'll examine the Harper government's first few months in power. We'll look at what it managed to accomplish and why ...
  • 2006
  • 00:12:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/15/2006

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News in Review - February 2006 Winter Vote: The 2006 Federal Election

On November 28, 2005, Paul Martin's Liberal government fell after losing a no-confidence vote in the House of Commons. The next day Parliament was dissolved and a federal election was called for January 23, 2006. In this News in Review story we'll look at Canada's first wintertime election campaign in a generation. We'll show you how the leaders and their ...
  • 2006
  • 00:13:50
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2006

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News in Review - December 2003 Paul Martin: Mr. Prime Minister

The Liberal Party of Canada has elected Paul Martin as its next leader. We look at the career of the man who will become the 21st Prime Minister and at what Canadians can expect from him in the future. We also examine the legacy of the man he replaces. Jean Chrétien is retiring after 50 years in politics, 10 of ...
  • 2003
  • 00:14:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2003

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News in Review - November 2003 Uniting the Right: Federal Politics Transformed

It’s a deal that just may change the nature of Canadian federal politics. In the last three elections, the Canadian Alliance, and its predecessor the Reform Party, have split the right-wing vote with the Progressive Conservatives, a situation that has enabled the Liberal Party to easily dominate in Central and Eastern Canada. All that may now come to an end. ...
  • 2003
  • 00:13:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2003

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News in Review - May 2002 Stephen Harper: Leading The Alliance

Less than two years after its creation and following a crisis in leadership, the Canadian Alliance Party has a new leader. After easily defeating former leader Stockwell Day, Stephen Harper prepares to return to Parliament and to re-unite his party. This story focuses on a new style of leadership, on the impact on the "unite the right" movement and on ...
  • 2002
  • 00:15:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2002

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News in Review - November 2001 Terrorist Attack: Protecting Canada

Because the United States is our closest neighbour, Canada has experienced a very direct effect of the 9/11 attacks; in fact Canadians were among those who died. As a result, the lives of Canadians have been altered as have our perceptions of our own security. This part of the special report explores if or how Canada should be better insulated ...
  • 2001
  • 00:23:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2001

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News in Review - September 2001 Stockwell Day's Misalliance

This report examines the turbulent year in the political life of Stockwell Day following his emergence as leader of the Canadian Alliance in the summer of 2000. We chronicle the events that forced Day into a defensive position in terms of his policies and decisions, but primarily in terms of the dissension within his own grassroots party where Alliance members ...
  • 2001
  • 00:13:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2001

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News in Review - April 2001 Re-inventing the Left in Canada

As the political spectrum in Canada has become more and more diversified, creating five parties in the current House of Commons, the traditional right-wing, centrist and left-wing political ideologies have also been reshaped and re-examined. In this report, CBC reporter Keith Boag investigates the future of the New Democratic Party as well as the future of the overall left wing ...
  • 2001
  • 00:13:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2001

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News in Review - December 2000 Election 2000: Chrétien's Third Majority

Jean Chrétien's third majority win provides the opportunity for assessing a political campaign that often seemed to devolve into name-calling; a campaign that in numerous ways created a more polarized electorate than in the past. At the same time, it was a campaign in which the issue of leadership and perennial Canadian issues such as health care, cultural diversity, the ...
  • 2000
  • 00:23:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2000

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News in Review - October 2000 Pierre Trudeau: Captivating a Nation

Never before had Canada seen anything like Pierre Trudeau – neither in life nor in death. As Prime Minister for 15 years, he set bold initiatives, redefined what it meant to be a Canadian and was the leading actor on the national political scene. Whether patriating the constitution, enacting the Charter of Rights, promoting bilingualism or nurturing a greater sense ...
  • 2000
  • 00:15:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2000

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News in Review - September 2000 Stockwell Day's New Alliance

Now that Canada has a new political party and a new political leader on the national scene, the political landscape in Canada has shifted again. As a harbinger of the forthcoming federal election, the emergence of the Alliance and a new and relatively youthful leader raise the question of how this renewal of part of the political right in Canada ...
  • 2000
  • 00:13:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2000

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News in Review - April 1999 Nunavut: Birth of a Territory

"From sea unto sea unto sea" takes on even more significance as 25 000 people, mainly native peoples, celebrate the birth of their new territory and a new government within the Canadian confederation. This special News in Review report documents the division of the former Northwest Territories into two separate legislative entities. Largely unknown to most southerners, Nunavut in many respects is ...
  • 1999
  • 00:14:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1999

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News in Review - December 1998 The Return of Joe Clark: New Hope for Conservatives?

By choosing former prime minister Joe Clark as their new leader, Canada's federal Progressive Conservatives have charted a new course for one of the country's founding political parties; a course that unites the past and the present. They hope that a new leader, a new vision, and the experience and stature of Joe Clark will help lead the party out ...
  • 1998
  • 00:13:02
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  • Added on: 12/15/1998

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News in Review - September 1997 Election 97: The Regions Speak

The new political reality of five political parties holding official status in the House of Commons contributes to a lack of a clear political outlook as the country heads to the next referendum.
  • 1997
  • 00:17:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1997

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News in Review - November 1993 Election '93: Historic Change

The astounding results of this election serve as a background for looking at how elections are turning points in Canadian history.
  • 1993
  • 00:22:05
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  • Added on: 11/15/1993

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