CBC | Radio-Canada Documentary Another Kind Of Circus

In the 1970s, street entertainers became popular in Quebec, particularly in Montreal, with its flourishing bohemian arts scene. In 1981, a group of talented clowns helped form the École de cirque du Québec. Little did they know they were sowing the seeds of an entertainment giant: Cirque du Soleil. Founded in 1984 as an enthusiastic amateur troupe, Cirque du Soleil ...
  • 2011
  • 00:51:52
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/20/2013

News in Review - December 1991 Arctic Plane Crash: The Perilous North

This tragedy and story of heroism is the point of departure for an exploration of Canada's Far North.
  • 1991
  • 00:13:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1991

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News in Review - April 2013 Argo: The Real Canadian Story

The surprising sleeper of the film season, Argo went on to win the Academy Award for best picture in 2013. But there was more Canadian involvement in that story than Ben Affleck’s film revealed. In fact, without the Canadians, the rescue may never have happened. Here is the real story of Argo.
  • 2013
  • 00:17:50
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2013

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8th Fire At the Crossroads

At the close of the series, we meet young Aboriginals preparing to change the future, determined to light the 8th Fire and build a new relationship with Canada. A fascinating range of artists, activists and business people take us through ways to shed the colonial past and build new pathways in education and economic development. This is all in pursuit ...
  • 2012
  • 00:43:19
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - February 2004 B.C.'s Missing Women: Sarah's Story

Later this year the man accused of being Canada's worst serial killer is expected to go on trial in British Columbia. Robert Pickton is accused of killing 22 women and disposing of their remains at his pig farm in Port Coquitlam. The victims were on a long list of women who began disappearing 20 years ago, most of them from ...
  • 2004
  • 00:15:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2004

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The Fifth Estate Bad Day at Barrhead

This Fifth Estate documentary raises questions about whether the investigation into the Mayerthorpe police killings, including the arrests of two Alberta men, is aimed at distracting attention away from allegations of negligence within the force. Bad Day at Barrhead examines the years following the March 3, 2005, shooting deaths of RCMP officers Const. Anthony Gordon, Const. Lionide (Leo) Johnston, Const. Brock Myrol ...
  • 2008
  • 00:41:25
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 10/06/2014

News in Review - November 1998 Bank Mergers: Is Bigger Better?

A report conducted on behalf of the federal government of Canada examining all aspects of Canada’s financial services sector has come down on both sides of the political fence. The report is especially relevant in light of the declaration of four of Canada’s largest banks to merge, thus increasing substantially their financial control over the Canadian economy. Using the report ...
  • 1998
  • 00:15:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1998

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News in Review - March 2009 Barack Obama Visits Canada

In this News in Review story we’ll look at U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to Ottawa on February 19, 2009. Although polls indicate Obama is very popular in Canada, his visit came at a time when protectionist trade policies in the United States were seen to be a threat to the Canadian economy. We’ll explore the issues that are of ...
  • 2009
  • 00:12:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2009

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Canada: A People's History Battle for a Continent

A period of a little more than two decades in the mid-18thcentury changes the destiny of North America. England and France battle each other in the Seven Years' War, a conflict that begins as a clash between les Canadiens and land-hungry American settlers in the Ohio Valley and becomes a world war that engulfs the continent. Fortress Louisbourg, symbol of the French ...
  • 2000
  • 01:47:01
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Behind the Scenes of the Quebec Referendum

The 1995 Quebec referendum ended with the federalist side winning an extremely tight victory. One of the most fascinating and enduring questions of Canadian history is what would have happened if the tight vote had gone the other way? In preparation for the 20th anniversary of the referendum next year, two of Quebec's leading journalists, Chantal Hébert and Jean Lapierre, ...
  • 2014
  • 00:17:35
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/22/2014