Protest movements -- Canada  

CBC Arts Keep Calm and Decolonize: Walking is Medicine

In response to Buffy Sainte-Marie's call to "Keep Calm and Decolonize," legendary director Alanis Obomsawin follows the Nishiyuu walkers. These six young people and their adult guide made the trek from their James Bay Cree community of Whapmagoostui in Quebec all the way to Ottawa — a 1,600-kilometre journey whose roots date back millennia. At the heart of Obomsawin's film is the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:05:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/16/2018

News in Review - March 2013 Idle No More: A Protest for Aboriginal Rights

What began as an online conversation about native rights quickly put Canada into the international spotlight as a movement called Idle No More popped up across the country. It was prompted by the federal government introducing Bill C‐45 which would have a significant impact on the lives of indigenous peoples.
  • 2013
  • 00:19:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2013

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

News in Review - December 2011 The Rise of the Occupy Movement

In September a group called Occupy Wall Street began a series of demonstrations in New York City. The movement began as a public protest against social and economic inequality and what the protestors call corporate greed. In October the movement spread to several Canadian cities. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the Occupy movement and its plans ...
  • 2011
  • 00:13:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2011