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The Fifth Estate Fishing for Fun and Death

Warner Troyer explores the presence of mercury in some of Northern Ontario's lakes and rivers. In Minamata, Japan in 1956 a new disease was discovered and the cause was mercury poisoning from ingested fish. The disease came to be known as Minamata disease. At that time the Ontario government found it also existed in the Wabigoon River and banned commercial ...
  • 1975
  • 00:27:42
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 03/04/2020

The Journal Grassy Narrows: Community in crisis

This clip from The Journal looks at the troubling violence, addiction and despair afflicting the tiny reserve town of Grassy Narrows, just north of Kenora, Ontario. The social crisis there intensified despite — some say because of — the good intentions of governments and "do-gooders," as described by reporter Keith Morrison. The province's forced relocation of Anishinaabe residents, and its later feeble ...
  • 1983
  • 00:13:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/28/2020

Voice of the Pioneer Black refugees in Ontario

Prof. Daniel Hill continues in the second of a 1979 four-part series of interviews on black history in Ontario with CBC Radio's Bill McNeil. Hill talks about the community volunteer groups that worked so hard to help black refugees arriving in Ontario on the Underground Railway in the mid-19th century, why Ontario was their main destination, the basis of the ...
  • 1979
  • 00:09:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/03/2019

News in Review - February 2017 One Year On: Canada’s Syrian Refugee Program

A year after settling in Canada, thousands of Syrian refugees are ​facing a new challenge as their government sponsor​ship​ is about to end. It hasn’t been easy for every immigrant, and some are struggling. The CBC​'s​ Susan Ormiston met the Tonbari family​ over a year ago​ in Lebanon as they were fleeing Syria, their war torn homeland. She went back ...
  • 2017
  • 00:22:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/20/2017

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The National Ipperwash, Dudley George and Police Surveillance

In January 2004, CBC News obtained surveillance videotapes taken by Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers in September 1995 at Ipperwash Provincial Park. The recordings were made as Aboriginal protesters from the Stony Point First Nation occupied the park, and in one tape police officers can be heard making racist remarks about the protesters. These remarks were recorded the day before police moved ...
  • 2004
  • 00:02:40
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/03/2014

News in Review - October 2003 Ontario Votes: The Election of 2003

Ontario’s voters went to the polls October 2 to decide between two competing visions of the future. The PC Party promised to continue cutting taxes and reduce spending just as it had for the last eight years, while both the Liberals and NDP vowed to cancel planned tax cuts and spend more on government services. The result was a crushing ...
  • 2003
  • 00:13:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2003

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News in Review - May 2002 Mike Harris: His Political Legacy

After almost seven years of controversial leadership that began with his "Common Sense Revolution," Mike Harris resigned as premier of Ontario, Canada's largest province. This retrospective examines the major events, policies and social changes that occurred during his time in office, and the considerable impact they had on Ontario, as well as other provinces in Canada.
  • 2002
  • 00:16:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2002

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News in Review - November 1998 Redefining Education: Showdown in Ontario

Since the election of the government of Mike Harris in Ontario, the public education system in that province has undergone unprecedented changes. The changes in Ontario have primarily been the result of Bill 160, a radical piece of legislation that dramatically transformed the balance of power between the provincial government, local and regional boards of education and teachers’ unions. As local ...
  • 1998
  • 00:11:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1998

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News in Review - April 1998 The Dionne Settlement: Justice At Last

At a time when government cutbacks require average citizens to make sacrifices for the benefit of the collective economic health of society, the settlement with a shamefaced Ontario government by the surviving Dionne quintuplets has focused attention on the needs of the individual. This story explores where the millions of tourist dollars went that were made in the name of ...
  • 1998
  • 00:12:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1998

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News in Review - October 1997 Nuclear Power: Pulling the Plug

Once the envy of the world, the Ontario Hydro nuclear program was revealed as having serious financial, managerial and operational problems. The impact on the energy industry and the public's trust are critical to this story.
  • 1997
  • 00:13:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1997

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News in Review - November 1995 The Dionne Quintuplets: A New Perspective

This story looks at what the Dionnes represented in Canada 60 years ago and how their recent disclosure impacts the universal issue of the exploitation of children and others.
  • 1995
  • 00:09:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1995

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News in Review - October 1995 Native Claims: Growing Frustrations

This News in Review story looks at the stand-off at Gustafsen Lake in Secwepemec (Shuswap) territory in B.C. and the occupation of Ipperwash Provincial Park by Chippewa protesters in Ontario. These events during the summer of 1995 are the points of departure for examining the larger issues of land claims and the growing frustration of First Nations groups. Also covered is ...
  • 1995
  • 00:10:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1995

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News in Review - October 1990 The Ontario and Manitoba Elections 1990

The surprising election of the NDP in Ontario and Gary Filmon's win in Manitoba are the subjects for exploring the process of provincial elections.
  • 1990
  • 00:13:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1990

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