News in Review - February 2010 The Road to the Winter Olympics

In February 2010, Canada played host to the world when the Winter Olympics opened in Vancouver. During the Games the spotlight was on the athletes. But it has taken years of work by thousands of Canadians to prepare for the event. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the long road to the Winter Games, the challenges and ...
  • 2010
  • 00:14:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2010

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The Fifth Estate The Rob Ford Story

Crack cocaine. Alcohol. Friends who have criminal backgrounds. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford once stood next to Police Chief Bill Blair promising to fight gang crime. But then the two most powerful men in Canada's largest city became locked in a bitter political struggle. The Fifth Estate unravels the story of the man who became the world's most controversial mayor.
  • 2013
  • 00:40:19
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/24/2014

The National Dream The Sea of Mountains

In the sixth episode of The National Dream, construction in B.C. is painstakingly slower than on the Prairies. Suave contractor Andrew Onderdonk lures thousands of workers from China to help hack and tunnel through the Rockies. As the CPR creeps over the continental spine, trouble looms on the horizon.
  • 1974
  • 00:56:10
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/16/2013

News in Review - April 1996 The Seal Hunt: A New Uproar

Renewed opposition in Europe and Britain to Canada's seal hunt is the context in which the whole issue of sealing and the fur trade debate is examined.
  • 1996
  • 00:11:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1996

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News in Review - October 2012 The Search for the Franklin Expedition

Captain Sir John Franklin and his crew of 130 men set off from Britain 160 years ago on an expedition of the Arctic. The two ships, the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, were some of the biggest and strongest vessels ever to make the journey. Stocked with food, water and other necessities to last seven years, the expedition hoped to ...
  • 2012
  • 00:15:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2012

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CBC Arts The Secret Path

This powerful animated film tells the story of Chanie Wenjack, a 12-year-old Ojibwa boy who died of exposure in 1966 while running away from Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School near Kenora, Ontario. The story is told through music by Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie and illustrations by graphic novelist Jeff Lemire. The Secret Path acknowledges a dark part of Canada’s history — ...
  • 2016
  • 00:59:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/09/2016

CBC Short Docs The Secret Path: Ahead by a Century

A group of Ontario high school students write and perform a play that honours Gord Downie’s music and Secret Path project. On the day of the dress rehearsal, drama teacher Scott Garbe invites a very special guest to watch scenes from the play. Tim “Redfeather” Thomas, a 74-year-old Mi'kmaq elder, talks about his own experiences in residential school with the cast.
  • 2017
  • 00:06:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/04/2017

CBC Short Docs The Secret Path: In The Classroom

Gord Downie's Secret Path tells the story of Chanie Wenjack, a young boy who died trying to get home from residential school in 1966. It's been taught in classrooms across Canada this year. Daisy and Pearl Wenjack, Chanie's sisters, visit a school in Toronto where the children have a special surprise for the family.
  • 2017
  • 00:09:37
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/05/2017

News in Review - November 1990 The Senate and the GST

The Senate's reaction to the GST and the struggle by Liberal senators to stop its passage form the backdrop for exploring the role of the Senate and the impact on Canadians.
  • 1990
  • 00:13:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1990

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News in Review - September 2007 The Seven Wonders of Canada

This summer the CBC organized a contest to come up with the Seven Wonders of Canada. Canadians were invited to submit their nominations, and they responded in overwhelming numbers. More than 18,000 nominations were received and hundreds of thousands of Canadians voted for their choices. For this News in Review story we’ll look at the contest and how a panel ...
  • 2007
  • 00:14:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2007

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