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CANAdooDAday Optimus Prime Ministers

This punk rock anthem touches on each of Canada’s 23 prime ministers to date, with quick, fun facts about all of them.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:58
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 06/19/2017

CBC News Choosing a Cabinet

Political expert Eddie Goldenberg discusses what goes into putting together a cabinet and getting a government up and running.
  • 2015
  • 00:05:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/11/2016

The 180 Democracy Hacks: Coalition Governments

A new poll suggests that more Canadians might be willing to consider a coalition government than the last time the prospect was raised, in 2008. The 180 with Jim Brown hears more about the history of coalitions in Canada, and entertains a "democracy hack" suggestion from political scientist Lori Turnbull on making coalitions that are highly functional.
  • 2014
  • 00:11:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/06/2015

CBC | Radio-Canada (Eng) The Canadian Parliamentary Video: How Canada's Government Really Works

The program provides students with a brief history of government and introduces them to Canada's peoples, languages and provinces. Students journey to Ottawa, the nation's capital, and into the House of Commons and Senate, where a new session of Parliament is about to begin. The Speaker, the Speech from the Throne, the three major national political parties and the Prime ...
  • 1989
  • 00:33:23
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/21/2014

Ideas Aboriginals and New Canadians: The Missing Conversation

The words "We are a Metis nation" open John Ralston Saul's recent book, A Fair Country. In the 2009 UBC-Laurier Institution Multiculturalism Lecture, he argues that aboriginal values have fundamentally shaped the character of Canadian society.
  • 2009
  • 00:54:00
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/13/2014

Feature Film Jack

The biopic Jack recounts Layton’s relationship with MP and wife Olivia Chow, his early days in Toronto municipal politics and his emergence onto the national stage — leading to the NDP's impressive federal election campaign in 2011 and his death from cancer just weeks later. A large part of the film centres in on Layton's personal life and his relationship ...
  • 2013
  • 01:28:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/30/2013

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

News in Review - November 2010 Canada's New Governor General

On October 1, 2010, David Johnston was sworn in as the 28th Governor General of Canada. In this News in Review story we’ll look at his installation, and at his long and accomplished career.
  • 2010
  • 00:13:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2010

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News in Review - September 2004 Canada Votes: A Liberal Minority

In June, Canadians voted in a federal election that some thought might end years of Liberal rule. Prime Minister Paul Martin’s Liberals had been battered by a sponsorship scandal. Stephen Harper’s new Conservative Party seemed to have a real chance of forming the next government. There was also a revitalized NDP under Jack Layton. However, the Liberals managed to win ...
  • 2004
  • 00:13:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2004

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News in Review - September 2004 Rep by Pop: Making Votes Really Count

The federal election results brought new calls for changes to Canada’s electoral system. The biggest change would involve bringing in a system called proportional representation. It’s a different way of making votes count, and some say a more democratic one. The CBC’s senior correspondent Brian Stewart looks at the advantages and disadvantages of proportional representation, and at the strengths and ...
  • 2004
  • 00:14:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2004

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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 - December 2002 Kyoto: The Battle Lines Are Drawn

Prime Minister Jean Chrétien is determined to ratify the Kyoto Protocol on environmental issues. There is spirited opposition from a number of provinces, especially Alberta. The dispute is taking on the importance of Canada’s free trade and national energy policy clashes. The story has background on Kyoto and the fight between ratification versus a made-in-Canada plan.
  • 2002
  • 00:14:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2002

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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 - April 1998 Canada's Upper House: Do We Need the Senate?

For many supporters of a constitutional monarchy, the Canadian Senate and its "sober second thought" represent a safeguard to the abuse of power. However, patronage issues and senate reform or even abolition have once again been in the news. This report looks at the historical and constitutional rationale for an Upper Chamber, current views and even misinformation about the Senate.
  • 1998
  • 00:11:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1998

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News in Review - March 1995 The Governor General: A Canadian Tradition

The investiture of Roméo Leblanc is the point of departure for examining the role and function of the representative of the Head of State in Canada's system of government.
  • 1995
  • 00:09:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/1995

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News in Review - May 1993 Political Conventions: Picking a Leader

As the Progressive Conservative Party gets ready to choose a new leader, we explore the emotion, the drama and the power of political conventions in Canada.
  • 1993
  • 00:14:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1993

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