The National Canada's Social Safety Net: In Sickness and in Health (Part 4 of 4)

Medicare, Canada's universally accessible and publicly funded health care system, is one of the social institutions of which we are most proud. Many experts argue that it is one of the best health care systems in the world. Recently, however, shrinking financial resources and increasing health care demands have brought calls for reform. This program examines how Canadian health care ...
  • 1993
  • 00:28:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Canada's Social Safety Net: The Inheritance (Part 1 of 4)

Canadians see their country as a civilized and caring pioneer in compassionate government programs such as health care, pensions and unemployment insurance. In fact, Canada lagged far behind most of the industrialized world in creating such programs. Terrence McKenna takes a comprehensive look back at the development of Canada's social safety net. Archival news footage and contemporary interviews detail the ...
  • 1993
  • 00:24:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Canada's struggle to provide health care to northern communities

Canada is struggling to provide health care to northern communities, according to one doctor who travels monthly to provide his services. Dr. Mike Kirlew says that the level of care his patients in northern communities have access to is not even close to what is available to other Canadians.
  • 2018
  • 00:13:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/27/2018

Doc Zone Canada, Above and Beyond: Lifelines (Part 3 of 4)

Learn how the airplane has become an indispensable tool — literally a lifeline — to those living in isolation or danger. Canadian pilots, and the experts and equipment they carry, are saving lives around the world. Meet a Montreal pediatrician whose passion for flying helps her reach her many young patients in remote Northern communities. Travel with both our Disaster ...
  • 2009
  • 00:42:36
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Découverte Cancer: A Revolution is Coming (Part 2 of 2)

More than a third of us will suffer from it; one fourth will die of it. Cancer is the number one killer in Canada. However, our understanding of cancer has evolved dramatically over the past ten years. High performance tools now permit researchers to have a clearer view of cancer and its causes. No other illness has been as studied. ...
  • 2009
  • 00:38:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/02/2013

Découverte Cancer: Living with Cancer (Part 1 of 2)

More than a third of us will suffer from it; one fourth will die of it. Cancer is the number one killer in Canada. However, our understanding of cancer has evolved dramatically over the past 10 years. We look at the principal theories and hypotheses that are revolutionizing our knowledge of this disease. We meet Guy, Agathe, Claude and Denis, four ...
  • 2009
  • 00:39:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/30/2013

Doc Zone CannaBiz

Canada's $20 billion-dollar marijuana industry is at a violent crossroads between crime and commerce. Impossible to police, yet steadily gaining public acceptance, the cannabis industry is now so vast and vital to Canada's national economy that it can no longer be ignored. With inside access to growers, gangsters and police, CannaBiz untangles the inner workings of the marijuana industry and ...
  • 2009
  • 00:42:58
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Career-ending injuries affect musicians too

Career-ending injuries aren't exclusive to athletes — severe back, neck or arm injuries can also have a serious impact on musicians. There is a solution though: a unique Canadian clinic helps make sure the world's best musicians don't have to play through the pain.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/03/2018

The National Carfentanil's Deadly Impact

The death toll is mounting from a powerful new drug making its way across Canada. Carfentanil sounds a lot like fentanyl, a related drug that has spread its own wave of lethal overdoses. But the bottom line on carfentanil is that it is far more noxious — to a degree that strains belief.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/12/2017

Marketplace Carrying Our Children

When we put a child on a school bus we are sure that everything has been done to ensure a safe journey, but school bus companies operate as if this was too much to ask. In fact some buses are in such bad condition it isn’t even safe for other vehicles to share the road with them. Spot-checks across the ...
  • 1998
  • 00:20:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/02/2018