Québec (Province) -- History  

CBC News Quebec's Bill 101 is official

At the end of a long hot summer, Bill 101, the French language charter, is adopted on August 26, 1977, kicking off the transformation from a traditionally bilingual Quebec into a unilingual French province. Bill 101 is shock therapy for what the PQ describe as a sick society that Quebec has become, reports CBC's David Bazay. The new French language ...
  • 1977
  • 00:03:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/22/2019

Breakaway Uncovering the history of slavery in Canada

Uncovering some hard truths about Canada's history of slavery. George Tombs is the translator of Canada's Forgotten Slaves: Two Hundred Years of Bondage, originally written by Marcel Trudel in 1960. It was one of the first history books to map out who used slaves, and painted a picture of who those slaves were. Tombs joins host Saroja Coelho to explain how ...
  • 2018
  • 00:13:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/03/2019

Documentary Expo 67: Mission Impossible

The documentary thriller Expo 67: Mission Impossible invites us to relive the incredible adventure of the men behind Man and His World. Over time, many people have begun to speak out and the full story can now emerge, just like Notre-Dame Island from the waters of the Saint Lawrence. Thanks to unprecedented access to over 80,000 archival documents, along with uncensored accounts ...
  • 2017
  • 01:08:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/22/2018

CBC Docs POV Return to Park Ex

This documentary is a bittersweet love letter to Montreal's legendary Park Extension neighbourhood. Hidden at the north end of the city's old immigrant corridor and surrounded by affluence and gentrification, this salty hothouse continues to be a major gateway for newcomers to Canada. Their intimate, dramatic and divergent experiences give us an entertaining and poignant portrait of immigrant culture: the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/30/2017

Canada: The Story of Us New Identity (1946-1970)

Canada experiences a boom time after the war, but not all are happy with the status quo. They seek to reshape the country and challenge dark legacies of injustice. The circle of Confederation grows and Canada emerges as a complex and cosmopolitan nation on the world stage. Features stories/events include: Newfoundland joins Confederation, Viola Desmond and civil rights in Canada, ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

We are the Best Molson Beer

Founded in 1786 by John Molson, Montreal's Molson Brewery is the oldest operating brewery in North America. For over 100 years, this company has been gaining international recognition. Currently, Molson Coors is the third largest beer company in the world, brewing 90 kinds of beers that are available in 50 countries. Seventh generation Molsons, Geoff and Andrew, are driven by ...
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/27/2017

News in Review - March 2017 Mosque Attack: Mass Shooting in Quebec

On a cold January night in Quebec City, a young man slipped into a mosque where men were at prayer and began to randomly shoot. When it was over six men were dead and many others were seriously injured. The suspect had fled and a manhunt ensued. The shooting left a community in shock and a country renowned for multicultural ...
  • 2017
  • 00:18:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/23/2017

The Fifth Estate Under attack: The Quebec mosque shooting and anger in America over Trump's immigration ban

On January 29, 2017, a young man in Quebec entered a mosque and fired his rifle into the crowd, killing six worshippers. On the same weekend, tens of thousands gather across North America to protest what they see as President Trump's discriminatory bans on Muslim immigrants and refugees. Do these events point to a more fearful future? Do they suggest ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/22/2017

News in Review - March 1998 The Ice Storm: Powerless Against Nature

In this story we explore how nature overwhelmed technology, leaving millions without heat, light and other essentials of life. This natural disaster raises important questions about the fragile nature of our infrastructure, the security of power supplies in general, and our precarious reliance on a single source of power. The story also examines the political and human issues that such ...
  • 1998
  • 00:16:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2017

News in Review - September 2012 Quebec Students Speak Out

In February of 2012 thousands of students in Quebec took to the streets to protest a proposed hike in tuition fees introduced by the Liberal government of Jean Charest. The protesting students effectively shut down colleges and universities by boycotting classes and preventing other students from attending. The protesting students also committed acts of vandalism and snarled traffic. A number ...
  • 2012
  • 00:16:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2012

News in Review - December 2005 To Stay or Go: Quebec Ten Years Later

On October 30, Canadians marked the 10th anniversary of the 1995 Quebec referendum. Two weeks later the Parti Québécois elected a new leader who promised, if elected premier, to hold another referendum on sovereignty soon. In this News and Review story we'll look at the race for the leadership of Quebec's separatist political party. We'll look back at the night ...
  • 2005
  • 00:14:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2005

News in Review - May 2003 Charest Sweeps Quebec

It’s an election that has implications for all of Canada. On April 14, Quebecers voted for change. The separatist Parti Québécois is out and the federalist Liberals are in. News in Review looks at Jean Charest’s road to victory and examines the implications for Quebec and Canada.
  • 2003
  • 00:13:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2003

News in Review - May 2001 The Quebec Summit: Policies and Fences

In April 2001 leaders from 34 American nations met in Quebec City to discuss the formation of the world's largest free-trade zone, the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). Difficult issues were debated, including labour and environmental standards, and industrial and agricultural subsidies, but much of the media focus was on the violent clashes between demonstrators and security forces.
  • 2001
  • 00:16:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2001

News in Review - March 2001 Les Canadiens: What Was Sold?

The most successful team ever in the National Hockey League, the legendary Montreal Canadiens, was sold to a U.S. businessman. This News in Review report examines whether this was a case of another Canadian professional sports team caught in the Americanization of Canadian sport and culture or simply a business deal. Does the sale of the Canadiens, a significant part ...
  • 2001
  • 00:14:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2001

News in Review - September 1999 Overworked and Underpaid: Nurses Strike Back

During the spring and summer of 1999, nurses across Canada either went on strike or threatened strikes to redress what they say is too much work and too little pay as a result of government cutbacks in health care. The illegal strike in Quebec, which led to a major confrontation between nurses and the government of Lucien Bouchard, and the ...
  • 1999
  • 00:12:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1999

News in Review - May 1998 Jean Charest: The New Champion?

In Gratien Gélina's classic 1968 play Yesterday the Children Are Dancing, Pierre Gravel, a bilingual and bicultural federalist, has the enormous task imposed on him by popular demand of leaving Quebec and going to Ottawa as Minister of Justice. He is also seen as a key "saviour" of Canadian unity. The character's hesitation eventually gives way to the overwhelming pressure ...
  • 1998
  • 00:13:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1998

News in Review - September 1996 The Quebec Floods: A Natural Disaster?

CBC correspondent Tom Kennedy examines the events, the environmental implications, the issue of human intervention in nature and the questions being asked about the cause of the floods.
  • 1996
  • 00:13:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1996

News in Review - December 1995 After the Referendum: What Now?

How do Quebecers live in a house divided? What is the impact of Lucien Bouchard's leaving the federal scene? This update examines the situation following the 1995 Quebec referendum.
  • 1995
  • 00:14:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1995

News in Review - November 1995 Quebec: the Referendum

The arguments, the campaigns and the results of the vote are the focus for this report, one of a series on the Quebec referendum.
  • 1995
  • 00:21:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1995

News in Review - May 1995 Quebec Separatism: Campaign Stalled?

This update focuses on the Sovereignty Commissions' reports.
  • 1995
  • 00:17:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1995

News in Review - February 1995 Parizeau's Plan: Blueprint for Separation

This report reviews the draft legislation by which the Parti québécois plans to achieve sovereignty.
  • 1995
  • 00:14:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1995

News in Review - September 1994 The Quebec Election: A Time of Choice

The background, the campaign, the issues and the implications of the results of Quebec's 1994 election are examined.
  • 1994
  • 00:12:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1994

News in Review - November 1992 Canada Votes No

In this report, we trace the referendum campaign from its beginning to the events of the days immediately following the rejection of the Charlottetown Accord.
  • 1992
  • 00:18:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1992

News in Review - September 1991 Power Struggle at James Bay

In this report we look at the controversy surrounding the Great Whale hydroelectric project.
  • 1991
  • 00:12:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1991