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Canada: The Story of Us Boom / Bust (1919-1937)

It's the dawn of the 20th century and Canada's population is exploding. For many Canadians living in urban centres, this growth comes at cost. Deadly diseases plague cities. Labour strikes lead to violent conflict. Through boom times and bust, Canadians struggle to improve their lives and learn to care for others. Features stories/events include: the Winnipeg General Strike, the Turner ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

News in Review - April 1993 Giant Mine Strike: The Price of Gold

In this account of events surrounding the fatal bombing during the 1992-93 Giant Mine Strike in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, we examine the issues relating to Canada's one-industry towns, union-management relations, and the role of the police in such situations.
  • 1993
  • 00:13:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/20/2016

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CBC News Bloody Saturday: The Winnipeg General Strike

In May 1919, 30,000 Winnipeg workers walked off the job and into the history books, launching the largest strike in Canadian history. It lasted six weeks and ended in the violence of Bloody Saturday, a day organized labour has never forgotten or forgiven. Was the strike a legitimate protest against low wages, poor working conditions and a lack of bargaining ...
  • 2007
  • 00:45:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - November 2012 Ontario Teachers and Democratic Rights

With a provincial deficit approaching $15 billion and a debt load of over $200 billion, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty made it clear to the public sector that wages would be frozen until the province’s finances could be brought back to a reasonable level. Caught in the cross hairs of this threat were Ontario’s teachers whose contracts were set to expire ...
  • 2012
  • 00:14:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2012

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News in Review - September 1999 Overworked and Underpaid: Nurses Strike Back

During the spring and summer of 1999, nurses across Canada either went on strike or threatened strikes to redress what they say is too much work and too little pay as a result of government cutbacks in health care. The illegal strike in Quebec, which led to a major confrontation between nurses and the government of Lucien Bouchard, and the ...
  • 1999
  • 00:12:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1999

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News in Review - February 1997 Canadian Airlines: Fighting to Survive

The issues of management skills, pressure from an American corporate partner, competition from Air Canada and union intransigence are focal points for this story.
  • 1997
  • 00:14:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1997

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News in Review - December 1996 A Day of Protest: Shutting Down Toronto

This report looks at a case study in labour’s attempt to rally support against a way of governing that it says is widening the gulf between the rich and poor.
  • 1996
  • 00:12:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1996

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News in Review - December 1996 The GM Strike: Driving in New Directions

Outsourcing, the changing global automobile industry, new international alignments and the significance of this strike in terms of labour history are the focal points of this report.
  • 1996
  • 00:14:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1996

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News in Review - October 1991 On Strike!

In this report we review the recent postal, public service and transit strikes and we explore the history of the labour movement in Canada.
  • 1991
  • 00:13:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1991

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News in Review - February 1991 The Manitoba Nurses' Strike

This strike leads us to an examination of the nursing profession and Canada's health care system.
  • 1991
  • 00:13:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1991

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