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News in Review - January 2019 Sir John A. Macdonald: A Legacy of Controversy

Sir John A. Macdonald has become a controversial figure in modern times. Of course, he was Canada’s first prime minister, responsible for bringing about Confederation and building a rail line across the country. But in this era of truth and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, his image has become a symbol of oppression to some. It was his policies that saw ...
  • 2019
  • 00:13:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2019

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News in Review - October 2017 Violence in Virginia: The Rise of the Alt-Right

In August 2017 a quaint college town in Virginia became the epicentre of America’s cultural and racial divide. White nationalists clashed violently with counter protesters. One woman died after a car was deliberately driven into the crowds. Dozens were injured. But what led to this seeming re-emergence of virulent racism and white supremacy? And is this strictly an American problem? ...
  • 2017
  • 00:19:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/18/2017

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L'actualité en revue - Septembre 2017 Doit-on déboulonner l'histoire?

Les États-Unis sont actuellement divisés sur la place que devraient occuper les monuments érigés à la mémoire de héros controversés de l’histoire américaine. Devrait-on accepter, par exemple, que la statue d’un général du 19e siècle, partisan de l’esclavage, continue de trôner sur la place publique? Devrait-on au contraire démolir cette statue, symbole du passé raciste des États-Unis? Cette question délicate ...
  • 2017
  • 00:15:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/26/2017

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The National John A. Macdonald's Complicated Legacy

John A. Macdonald's complicated legacy is sparking heated debated over whether to remove his name from schools. Many Canadians are asking, how do we honour Canada's first prime minister while acknowledging his role in creating residential schools?
  • 2017
  • 00:09:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/11/2017

News in Review - October 1996 Conservatives in Canada: What Kind of Future?

Following the Progressive Conservative Party convention, this report examines the past, present and future of Sir John A. Macdonald's party.
  • 1996
  • 00:13:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2017

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Le Canada : une histoire populaire D'un océan à l'autre

La Confédération étant à peine devenue une réalité, le Dominion du Canada doit faire face à un défi de taille qui consiste à étendre ses frontières politiques dans les prairies de l'Ouest. L'achat des Territoires du Nord-Ouest par le Canada s'effectue sans le moindre égard pour les Métis établis dans les Prairies, plus précisément à Rivière-Rouge. En 1869-1870, la résistance ...
  • 2000
  • 00:53:02
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/05/2013

Long métrage John A., la naissance d'un pays

John A., la naissance d'un pays est un suspense politique relatant la lutte passionnée qui a opposé le charismatique John A. Macdonald à George Brown, son rival, au sujet de l’identité du Canada naissant. Entre 1856 et 1864, deux hommes de convictions s’affrontent pour décider de l’avenir du Canada. Ce drame met en lumière la lutte acharnée opposant John A. Macdonald, le charismatique chef du ...
  • 2011
  • 01:35:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/07/2013

Canada: A People's History From Sea to Sea

Episode 9: 1867 to 1873. Confederation is barely accomplished when the new dominion must face an enormous challenge: extending its reach into the vast prairies and beyond, to the Pacific Ocean. But Canada blunders catastrophically in seeking to take over the west without the consent of its inhabitants, especially the Métis of Red River and their leader, the charismatic, troubled ...
  • 2000
  • 00:50:42
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013