The National Kindness of Strangers: Volunteerism in Canada

Volunteering is participating as a citizen in your society, but in Canada it's a tradition sadly in trouble. What are the reasons for the decline? The first part of this documentary discusses the fundamentals of recruiting volunteers and problems that can arise in the process. A variety of volunteers from across the country express the satisfaction and enjoyment they've discovered ...
  • 2002
  • 00:25:55
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - November 1997 Land Mines: Ending the Carnage?

The Canadian-led, Princess Diana-accelerated campaign to get world agreement to ban land mines. The accord, reached in Oslo, is to be signed in Ottawa in December, but without China, Russia, Israel and others, and with the United States still insisting on using the weapons in "special" circumstances.
  • 1997
  • 00:11:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1997

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The National Last Right: Assisted Suicide in Canada (Part 1 of 4)

In this first of four parts, The National explores the growing demand for new laws governing assisted suicide in Canada. The renewed push comes from baby boomers, a politically active generation that is now aging and demanding more control over their final days. This segment also explores the life of Bill Kennett. A senior Ottawa bureaucrat, he was used to making big ...
  • 2013
  • 00:20:47
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/12/2014

The National Last Right: Harriet's Story (Part 2 of 4)

In this second of four parts, The National's Duncan McCue continues the series on dying with dignity. All her life, Harriet Scott liked being in the driver's seat. So when her doctor told her she had a terminal case of liver cancer, she was determined to die on her own terms. But would the choice be taken away from her as ...
  • 2013
  • 00:18:10
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/13/2014

The National Last Right: Reflections (Part 4 of 4)

When Duncan McCue and The National started this series on the right-to-die debate, their offices were flooded with emails, some of them including very personal stories from viewers whose loved ones have grappled with end-of-life questions. This final segment in the Last Right series tells these Canadians' stories.
  • 2013
  • 00:11:50
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/15/2014

The National Last Right: Sandy Trunzer's Story (Part 3 of 4)

In this third installment from the documentary series Last Right, from The National, Duncan McCue meets Sandy Trunzer. She's 49 and dying of a rare disorder. She hoped to respect the laws banning assisted suicide by simply shutting off her pacemaker, but that decision is proving to be problematic.
  • 2013
  • 00:17:51
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/09/2014

8th Fire Lighting the 8th Fire

In this 8th Fire Dispatch, Anishinaabe activist, scholar and mother Leanne Simpson explains the "8th Fire" prophecy and what needs to happen in the relationship between Indigenous people and Canada before it can be lit. Simpson is the author of Lighting the 8th Fire: The Liberation, Resurgence and Protection of Indigenous Nations and Dancing On Our Turtle's Back: Stories of ...
  • 2012
  • 00:06:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/25/2017

News in Review - May 2007 Living as a Homeless Person

Homelessness is a big problem in Canada. Thousands of Canadians spend their nights on the street or in homeless shelters. But what is it really like not to have a place to call home? In this News in Review story CBC reporter Mark Kelley tries to find out by spending seven days as a homeless person in Montreal. We'll follow ...
  • 2007
  • 00:15:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2007

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The Sunday Edition Living in Hope: Viola Desmond's Story Classroom Favourites

This special presentation from CBC Radio's Sunday Edition is a dramatized account of a pivotal moment in Canadian race relations. On November 8, 1946 Viola Desmond refuses to move to the upstairs balcony in the Roseland Theatre, and is forcibly removed from the theatre and thrown in jail. The resulting legal battle was taken all the way to the Nova Scotia Supreme ...
  • 2007
  • 00:54:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/02/2017

The Fifth Estate Made in Bangladesh Classroom Favourites

As Canadians, a lot of our clothes bear the label "Made in Bangladesh." But before the deadly collapse of a garment factory there in April 2013, most of us never thought about the people who make them. In Canada, the story hit close to the bone, when tags and clothing bearing the name "Joe Fresh" appeared in the rubble. Bangladesh ...
  • 2013
  • 00:43:35
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/13/2014