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CBC News Great Canadian Speeches (Part 1 of 2)

From the News Archives of the CBC comes the landmark production Great Canadian Speeches, a two-volume collection capturing key moments in our political history. Mackenzie King makes farewell address to the Liberal Party. Pierre Trudeau invokes the War Measures Act on national television. Tommy Douglas responds to Trudeau. René Lévesque addresses the 1980 Quebec referendum defeat. Jean Chrétien speaks prior to ...
  • 1997
  • 01:17:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - November 2012 Justin Trudeau: Federal Liberal's Future?

"Rock star appeal." "Edgy and fresh." "Hip and appealing." These are just some of the words that were used in newspapers across the country to describe Justin Trudeau after he declared that he was officially running for the leadership of the federal Liberals. These aren’t the words that are usually associated with politicians in Canada. In fact, politics is seen ...
  • 2012
  • 00:17:07
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 11/15/2012

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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 - April 2004 Liberal Trouble: The Sponsorship Scandal

A parliamentary committee has begun investigating a scandal that has rocked Prime Minister Paul Martin’s Liberal government and caused it to plummet in the polls. The scandal erupted after Auditor-General Sheila Fraser released an audit into the government’s controversial advertising and sponsorship program in Quebec and found that hundreds of millions of dollars had been mismanaged. We look at the ...
  • 2004
  • 00:12:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2004

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News in Review - February 2004 New Era: Paul Martin Takes Over

When Paul Martin was sworn in as Canada's 21st prime minister he moved quickly to try to put a fresh face on the government he inherited from Jean Chrétien. We look at the ceremonial transfer of power and at the new Prime Minister's first weeks in office. We also look at who did and who didn't make it into his ...
  • 2004
  • 00:11:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2004

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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 - September 2002 The Liberals: A House Divided

In an unprecedented move against a sitting Canadian prime minister, a significant number of party members appear ready to vote against Jean Chrétien in a leadership review next year. The split in the Liberal camp was highlighted this spring when Paul Martin, one of the main contenders to replace the PM, was dismissed from Cabinet. The battle for the heart ...
  • 2002
  • 00:15:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2002

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News in Review - April 2000 Government Mismanagement: Minister Besieged

An audit of the federal job-creation grant program reveals what has been described at best as sloppy bookkeeping. As the current minister for the Department of Human Resources, Jane Stewart must defend not only her own political reputation, but that of the entire Liberal government. This story reveals how cabinet ministers of the Crown become especially accountable to the general ...
  • 2000
  • 00:12:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2000

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