The National White Privilege: Does It Exist?

Recent U.S. grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers for killing black men Michael Brown and Eric Garner have sparked outrage and protest. They've also brought to the fore questions about the difference between how whites and minorities are treated. The National assembles a panel of political commentators who try to parse some difficult questions. Is white privilege ...
  • 2014
  • 00:13:38
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/22/2014

Prime Time News Who Is a Real Canadian?

The face and voice of Canada is changing. Growing diversity is stimulating some tough questions about Canadian values and what it means to be Canadian. Taking Surrey, British Columbia as a microcosm of Canadian society, Joe Schlesinger documents the clash between official multiculturalism and the practical reality of living with diversity. Conceived as a way of showing that to be ...
  • 1994
  • 00:25:24
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/29/2015

8th Fire Whose Land Is It Anyway?

There's no getting around it. Land is the biggest sticking point in the relationship between Aboriginal peoples in Canada and the "settler" population. Who owns it, benefits from it, gets to say when, if and how it gets developed? These questions are all the more crucial because the lands in dispute sit on a treasure-trove of resources, which the world ...
  • 2012
  • 00:43:13
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Current Why don't residential school survivors just get over it?: Murray Sinclair

To those who ask why Indigenous people don't just "get over" the residential school experience, Senator Murray Sinclair has this response: "My answer has always been: Why can't you always remember this?" Sinclair was speaking at one of The Current's public forums on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG).
  • 2017
  • 00:01:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/13/2017

CANAdooDAday Why’s a Loonie Called a Loonie

In this fun rap, a Canadian kid explains to his American friend what a Loonie coin is, what you can do with it, and how it got its name.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:02
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 08/01/2017

News in Review - February 2006 Winter Vote: The 2006 Federal Election

On November 28, 2005, Paul Martin's Liberal government fell after losing a no-confidence vote in the House of Commons. The next day Parliament was dissolved and a federal election was called for January 23, 2006. In this News in Review story we'll look at Canada's first wintertime election campaign in a generation. We'll show you how the leaders and their ...
  • 2006
  • 00:13:50
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2006

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News in Review - February 2000 World Trade: The Subsidy War

Globalization is a political and economic concept that has been much extolled in the last decade. It is also a trading phenomenon that has had very real effects on the way Canadians live. This News in Review story, which revisits the troubled – some would say disastrous – Seattle World Trade talks, explores the advantages, disadvantages, and above all the conflicts created ...
  • 2000
  • 00:16:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2000

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Canada: The Story of Us Worlds Collide (pre-1608-1759)

Hundreds of Indigenous nations with advanced cultures already live in Canada when French and English colonizers arrive and fight for land claims. Indigenous people suffer as a result of first contact. Features stories/events include: Turtle Island, Samuel de Champlain and early settlements, Wendat and Haudenosaunee, Filles du Roi, Radisson and Des Groseilliers, Plains of Abraham. Important note for teachers: This ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/06/2017

Canada: A People's History Years of Hope and Anger

The 1960s and 1970s are an era of ferment on every level: politics, culture and personal life. Quebec's Quiet Revolution and youth movements across North America challenge the status quo. Some events bring the country together: a new flag is introduced and Canada shines in the world's spotlight with Expo '67; while others threaten considerable upheaval: growing calls for Quebec ...
  • 2000
  • 01:46:18
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - October 1992 Yes or No: Canada Votes on its Future

In this report, we trace the events that led to the agreement of prime ministers on a new constitution for Canada, and we examine the contents and key issues on which the historic referendum are based.
  • 1992
  • 00:17:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1992

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