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Andrew Marr's History of the World Development of the contraceptive pill

Andrew Marr explores the significance of the birth control movement in the United States in the early 20th century. He looks at the background and controversy, the campaigning efforts of Margaret Sanger and the social impact of the contraceptive pill. Warning: Contains upsetting scenes. Teacher notes: This video can be used to consider the social impact of birth control on ...
  • 2012
  • 00:05:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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The Secret Life of Canada The Secret Life of the Province of Jamaica

How did different groups of black men and women successfully work together towards labour activism and human rights in Canada? This episode we take a look at early Caribbean migration to Canada and reveal which islands could have become Canadian provinces. We also dive into the history of Black railway porters and how they and their wives made Winnipeg a ...
  • 2019
  • 00:50:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

The Secret Life of Canada Shout Out to Madhu Verma

Meet Madhu Verma, child refugee turned newcomer advocate. Changed from her experience of displacement in childhood, in the aftermath of the India-Pakistan partition, Madhu Verma became an effective advocate on behalf of new Canadians in New Brunswick. View the Secret Life of Canada curriculum package
  • 2019
  • 00:03:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

CBC News #MeToo movement: Thousands of women identify as victims of assault, harassment

A call to action led by actress Alyssa Milano has thousands of women identifying themselves as victims of sexual harassment or assault. The movement is happening in the wake of accusations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.
  • 2017
  • 00:10:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/23/2019

The National UCP's gay-straight alliance plan sees Alberta students walk out in protest

The United Conservative Party’s plan to change a law prohibiting Alberta schools from telling parents their child is part of a gay-straight alliance drew angry protests from thousands of students.
  • 2019
  • 00:03:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/23/2019

The National The legacy of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike

Winnipeg is marking one of the seminal strikes in Canadian history. One hundred years ago, tens of thousands of workers walked off the job in what would come to be known as the Winnipeg General Strike.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/23/2019

The National Indian day school survivors await settlement

It’s taken a decade to hammer out a compensation package for survivors of Indian day schools, but this week a federal court in Winnipeg is holding hearings on a tentative settlement worth $1.4 billion.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/23/2019

Day 6 "He doesn’t need the NFL": How Colin Kaepernick controls his narrative

Colin Kaepernick may still be without a job, but the football quarterback is making his presence known. During the 2018 NFL season opener, Kaepernick was featured in a Nike ad. Two years ago, Kaepernick became famous – and infamous – for taking a knee during the national anthem in protest against racial inequality and police violence. The former San Francisco ...
  • 2018
  • 00:07:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/22/2019

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

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

London Morning Young and black in London

Oakridge Secondary School student Fazia Agbonhin and Western University student Elija Ngoy tell London Morning about their experiences growing up in London and what Black History Month means to them.
  • 2019
  • 00:09:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/03/2019

The National Fighting hate with friendship: The unlikely bond of a Sikh man and a former white supremacist

A Sikh man becomes the unlikely friend of a former white supremacist in the wake of a cold-blooded attack in Wisconsin in 2012. Now they travel the world trying to stop hate.
  • 2019
  • 00:11:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/29/2019

The National McGill dumps Redmen team name after calls from Indigenous community

Montreal's McGill University has announced it will change the name of its men's varsity sports teams – the Redmen – after Indigenous students, faculty and staff said the name is discriminatory.
  • 2019
  • 00:03:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/28/2019

The National A Canadian artist's efforts to capture stories of survival

A Saskatoon artist is using her portraits to examine two groups that suffered through oppression; in a way, bringing them face to face.
  • 2019
  • 00:03:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/28/2019

The National How Tina Fontaine's death forced a community to take action

Tina Fontaine was a ward of Child and Family Services when she died five years ago — a tragedy that sparked community action to prevent the system from failing someone again.
  • 2019
  • 00:12:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/04/2019

The National Trudeau delivers official apology for Canada's role in the MS St. Louis

The Nazi regime of Adolf Hitler tested the limits of Canada's humanity in the lead up to the Second World War and Canada's government failed that test "miserably," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. Trudeau made an apology in the House of Commons for the 1939 decision by the Canadian government to turn away a boatload of German Jews seeking refuge ...
  • 2018
  • 00:06:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/03/2019

The National 'Unprecedented' report released on racial profiling by Toronto police

A black person in Toronto is nearly 20 times more likely than a white person to be shot and killed by police, according to a new Ontario Human Rights Commission report on race and policing. The commission's interim report said black people were over-represented in several types of violent police interactions, including use-of-force cases, shootings, deadly encounters and fatal shootings.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/03/2019

The National Justin Trudeau makes historic apology for past governments' mistreatment of Inuit with tuberculosis

Justin Trudeau has made a historic apology for past governments’ “colonial” and “purposeful” mistreatment of Inuit people with tuberculosis, which included taking them from their families.
  • 2019
  • 00:04:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/26/2019

The National Tina Fontaine report: “Not enough has changed” since teen’s death, says advocate

Tina Fontaine died in 2014. A report from the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth says in the years since, not enough has changed to ensure other children don’t die.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/26/2019

The National Ottawa unveils 'historic' Indigenous child welfare overhaul

While only seven per cent of Canada's children are Indigenous, they represent more than half of Canada's children in foster care. This is a startling statistic that a new Liberal bill, backed by First Nations leaders, aims to change.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/26/2019

The National Residential school survivor in search of apology from Pope Francis

As the Pope prepares for a historic summit on sexual abuse in the priesthood, a Canadian Indigenous woman is getting ready to take her painful story to the Vatican in search of an apology from the head of the Catholic Church.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/25/2019

News in Review - March 2019 Fleeing Oppression: Saudi Teen Granted Asylum in Canada

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun was just 18 years old when she barricaded herself in a Thai hotel room and started tweeting for help. The young Saudi woman claimed she was fleeing the oppression of her family and country and was seeking asylum. Her plight captured global attention on social media. Within days she was flying to Toronto after Canada agreed to ...
  • 2019
  • 00:18:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/18/2019

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News in Review - January 2019 Maya/Mathangi/M.I.A. – The Making of a Political Pop Star

Mathangi Maya Arulpragasam – known simply as M.I.A. – is an acclaimed British rapper and pop star of Sri Lankan Tamil origin. Always controversial, she is an outspoken activist who uses her fame as a platform to express her political views, particularly about the Tamil crisis in Sri Lanka. Film director Stephen Loveridge put together a documentary of the artist’s ...
  • 2019
  • 00:09:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/31/2019

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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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The National Ontario judge says carding has little to no value as a policing tool

An Ontario judge who earlier this week called for the elimination of random street checks said carding only generates "low quality intelligence" and alienates certain communities from the police.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/22/2019