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Library and Archives Canada Mackenzie King: Against his Will

William Lyon Mackenzie King was Canada’s longest serving prime minister, an accomplished politician and a prolific writer. He kept an ongoing diary from 1893, until a few days before his death in 1950, in which he wrote down meticulous accounts of his life in politics and fascinating details from his private life. This episode features professor and author Christopher Dummitt, ...
  • 2018
  • 01:01:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/22/2021

Library and Archives Canada Canada's Flag: The Maple Leaf Forever

Canada's flag, with its distinctive maple leaf and bold red-and-white colour scheme has become such a potent symbol for our country that it’s hard to believe it has only been around for 50 years. On February 15, 1965, the new flag flew for the first time on Parliament Hill for all to see, but unveiling the new design was anything ...
  • 2015
  • 00:33:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/19/2021

Library and Archives Canada Let us be Canadians: Sir John A. Macdonald

While some aspects of John A. Macdonald's life and legacy remain contentious, most agree that his role in the creation of Canada was paramount. In this episode the Library and Archives Canada (LAC) team explores the life and career of Macdonald with award-winning journalist-historian Arthur Milnes as guide. Also featured is LAC art archivist and curator Madeleine Trudeau, who speaks ...
  • 2015
  • 00:37:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/19/2021

CBC News Looking Back: The Accidental MLA

Saskatchewan's first female MLA is elected to replace her late husband in the legislature but does little to promote the women's movement.
  • 2001
  • 00:04:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/05/2021

CBC News Looking Back: The White Man Governs

The federal government executes eight Indigenous people in Canada's largest mass hanging in order to "teach Indigenous people a lesson."
  • 2001
  • 00:05:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/04/2021

CBC News Looking Back: The Birth of Medicare

Saskatchewan doctors go on strike in 1961 to protest the introduction of medicare.
  • 2000
  • 00:05:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/03/2021

CBC News Looking Back: The Unionest Party

Two Conservative MLAs from Saskatchewan start the province's first separatist party in 1980, giving the movement some fleeting credibility.
  • 2000
  • 00:04:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/28/2021

News in Review - December 2020 U.S. Election 2020: The Count and the Controversy

Over 150 million people cast their ballot in the U.S. elections, and both Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden received a record number of votes. In the end, Joe Biden won not only the popular vote but also the electoral college. This News in Review video looks at voting day, delays with ballot counting, how the electoral college works, ...
  • 2020
  • 00:17:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/08/2021

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News in Review - December 2020 Lobster Wars: Nova Scotia's Fishery Dispute

Indigenous and non-Indigenous lobster fishers in Nova Scotia are locked in a dispute over the right to fish. Members of the Sipekne'katik First Nation say that the Mi’kmaq people are within their rights to catch and sell lobster to earn a “moderate livelihood” as outlined by a 21-year-old Supreme Court decision. But non-Indigenous fishers say they are breaking the law ...
  • 2020
  • 00:13:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/05/2021

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This Hour Has 22 Minutes Standing in line for hours to vote: A beloved American experience

At the heart of U.S. elections is a sacred ritual: standing in line for hours to vote.
  • 2020
  • 00:03:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/24/2020

This Hour Has 22 Minutes Mi'kmaq lobster

Lobsters, nature's most delicious excuse to eat a bowl of melted butter. But these sea demons aren't the only ugly thing in Nova Scotia's fisheries.
  • 2020
  • 00:03:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/24/2020

This Hour Has 22 Minutes We asked Americans: Is the two-party system really working?

In America, liberty and freedom of choice are a way of life. They have 19 types of Cheerios. But when it comes to electing a president, there are only two real choices.
  • 2020
  • 00:03:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/24/2020

This Hour Has 22 Minutes We told Americans that Canadians all vote the same way

In the greatest democracy in the world, voting is simple. Just kidding. It's a nightmare. Indeed, these states are not so united when it comes to voting. Warning: this program contains coarse language. Viewer discretion is advised.
  • 2020
  • 00:03:50
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/24/2020

News in Review - November 2020 Unaffordable Cities: Canada’s Housing Crisis

Does Edmonton have the answer to the homeless crisis? Affordable rental options in Canada were already a scarcity prior to the onset of COVID-19. But the pandemic has increased the housing challenge as more people lose their jobs and government rent benefits run out. As the pandemic drags on, housing experts predict that the number of people living on the ...
  • 2020
  • 00:14:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/03/2020

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News in Review - November 2020 Election 2020: Battle for the U.S. Presidency

The U.S presidential election race is in its final days. It’s been an unprecedented race, with Democrats and Republicans deeply divided across the country. It's taking place during a global pandemic that has seen more than 200,000 American lives lost. The president himself contracted and survived COVID-19 during the campaign. News In Review takes a look at some of the ...
  • 2020
  • 00:16:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/02/2020

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News in Review - October 2020 Tragedy in Lebanon: Deadly Explosion in Beirut

In August 2020, a huge explosion decimated a large part of Beirut, the capital of Lebanon. The blast killed almost 200 people and injured thousands of others. Hundreds of thousands were left homeless. The explosion was a result of highly explosive materials that had been stored in a port warehouse for years. Residents accused the government of mismanagement and corruption ...
  • 2020
  • 00:16:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/23/2020

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Documentary Quebec My Country, Mon Pays

Quebec My Country Mon Pays charts the aftermath of Quebec’s Quiet Revolution in the 1960s. This social justice movement unleashed dramatic cultural and political changes that led to the separatist movement, the FLQ terrorist crisis and, ultimately, the exodus of more than 600,000 English-speaking Quebecers. Montreal-born filmmaker John Walker reveals his own complicated relationship with the province in a film ...
  • 2016
  • 01:23:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/21/2020

CBC Radio One Raid or Liberation

In 1943, unionism came to Sudbury, Ontario in the form of the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers, also known as Mine Mill. In an organizing drive which set a record, the Mine Mill union signed up a majority of workers within three months. By the time of this program's broadcast 20 years later, workers' wages had trebled, ...
  • 1962
  • 00:50:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2020

The Fifth Estate The journalists fighting fake news: The Lie Detectors

The Fifth Estate checks in with journalists fighting fake news around the world. They tell us how they’re doing it and reveal what consequences they face.
  • 2018
  • 00:09:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/09/2020

The Fifth Estate The war over truth: New York Times vs. Donald Trump

Donald Trump's attacks on the media are fierce and frequent. It's a war. On one side, The New York Times, CNN and other news agencies — and on the other, U.S. President Donald Trump. Both sides believe the future of democracy is at stake.
  • 2018
  • 00:09:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2020

News in Review - March 2020 Murder in the Skies: The Tragedy of Flight 752

On January 8, 2020, a Ukrainian airliner crashed two minutes after takeoff en route from Tehran to Kyiv. Flight 752 was carrying 176 passengers and crew members. 57 were Canadian. No one survived. As details emerged, it became obvious that the plane was shot down by two Iranian missiles. The Iranian military said it mistook the plane for an incoming ...
  • 2020
  • 00:17:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/28/2020

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BBC Documentaries Russia 1917: Countdown to Revolution

The Russian Revolution of 1917 is one of the most controversial events of the 20th century. Three men – Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin – emerged from obscurity to forge an entirely new political system. In the space of six months, they turned the largest country on earth into the first Communist state. Was this a triumph of people power or ...
  • 2017
  • 00:59:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/07/2020

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BBC Documentaries The Ties That Bind: Japan and Korea, Episode 2

This two-part documentary covers a variety of subjects, including comfort women, territorial issues and hate speech. It presents a broad overview of Japan-Korea relations. Episode 2 of 2.
  • 2015
  • 00:58:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/29/2020

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BBC Documentaries The Ties That Bind: Japan and Korea, Episode 1

This two-part documentary covers a variety of subjects, including comfort women, territorial issues and hate speech. It presents a broad overview of Japan-Korea relations. Episode 1 of 2.
  • 2015
  • 01:00:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/29/2020

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CBC Kids News A brief history of the Black Lives Matter movement

CBC Kids News contributor Elijah Sandiford digs into the history of the Black Lives Matter movement. Historian and sociologist Afua Cooper describes some critical moments in black history and Vancouver activist Jacob Callender-Prasad talks about his role fighting anti-black racism.
  • 2020
  • 00:07:00
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/09/2020