The National Advantage Canada: Canadian Currency in a Global Marketplace

In Moncton, when CN cut thousands of jobs, the provincial government decided to follow the information highway and developed an internet infrastructure. The province preached the benefits of the infrastructure and the low Canadian dollar to Americans, and they bought it. The facts are impressing: many international firms are setting up shop across Canada. The attractions? Medicare, lower wages for ...
  • 2002
  • 00:11:17
  • 13-14
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Canada: A People's History Adventurers and Mystics

With the search for the Northwest Passage and the expansion of the Grand Banks fishery, the New World soon becomes a destination for permanent European colonies, in Newfoundland and along the St. Lawrence. Samuel de Champlain begins his legendary journeys, and the precarious beginnings of New France are established. It is an era of unprecedented alliances and devastating conflicts with ...
  • 2000
  • 01:46:37
  • 9-12
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The Nature of Things Adventurers: A Story Told in Stone

The French Polynesian islands once housed thriving native populations that were tragically wiped out by European disease. The vines and trees of the jungles consumed huge stone cities that sprawled across the interiors of Tahiti, Raivavae and the Marquesas Islands. The structures remained forgotten until archeologist Edmundo Edwards rediscovered them. Now, with each swipe of his machete, Edmundo is bringing ...
  • 2008
  • 00:44:22
  • 13-14
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The Nature of Things Adventurers: The Lost People of the Baja

Canadian paleo-pathologist Eldon Molto is leading the search for clues of the mysterious Pericu people of Baja California, Mexico — a fierce, independent tribe that disappeared over a century ago, after being exposed to European disease. They left virtually nothing behind but their bones. By using DNA, Molto is piecing together the story of the Pericu and along the way ...
  • 2008
  • 00:44:14
  • 13-14
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News in Review - May 2006 Afghan Fighting: Canadians Under Attack

In March 2006, Canadian soldiers began a dangerous new mission in Afghanistan. Operating from two bases in the city of Kandahar, they began taking part in combat operations against Taliban insurgents. It didn't take long before the Taliban struck back, killing and wounding some of our soldiers. In this News in Review story we'll take a look at our Canadian ...
  • 2006
  • 00:15:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2006

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News in Review - May 2009 Afghanistan and the Rights of Women

One of the goals of Canada’s mission in Afghanistan is to try to improve the rights of women. But that campaign was dealt a blow when the Afghan government unveiled some controversial legislation. The legislation would make many women financially and sexually subservient to their husbands. In this News in Review story we’ll examine why the Afghan government did what ...
  • 2009
  • 00:14:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2009

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News in Review - October 2009 Afghanistan's Troubled Election

In late August 2009, Afghans went to the polls to choose a President and members of the provincial council. Canada’s troops in that war-torn country helped provide security so the vote could take place. But the election was marred by violence and voting irregularities. In this News in Review story we’ll look at what happened and why the result was ...
  • 2009
  • 00:15:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2009

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News in Review - November 2010 Afghanistan: A Frontline Report

Canada’s military mission in Afghanistan is scheduled to end in July 2011. Some Canadians want that mission to continue, but how successful has it been? In this News in Review story we’ll go on a six-day patrol with the soldiers of Delta Company and show you what kind of challenges and dangers they must confront.
  • 2010
  • 00:14:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2010

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News in Review - March 2009 Afghanistan: A Soldier's Story

Canadian troops say that fighting insurgents in Kandahar is like “fighting ghosts.” This News in Review story examines the war in Afghanistan through the eyes of one of Canada’s frontline soldiers.
  • 2009
  • 00:17:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2009

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Doc Zone Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear

For Canada the stakes are unprecedented. More than a billion dollars in aid has been promised to Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban regime. And with close to 100 Canadian soldiers killed, the military mission in the war-torn country has exacted a considerable human toll. As the mammoth task of rebuilding Afghanistan continues, it's time to address a contentious ...
  • 2008
  • 01:28:21
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013