Business & Economic Development in Canada

This collection presents some of the great moments that have marked the history of business in Canada and highlights some of the issues that have had a significant impact on the country's economic development. Covered topics include "nation-builders", women in business, free trade, pipelines, northern development, resource revenue sharing with Indigenous groups, as well as the integration of new Canadians to the labour market.

  • 2016
  • 13-14
  • 55 Titles

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The Current Labels are for Cans: Managing autism in the workplace

People with high-functioning autism are said to have an "invisible disability." But it's not always completely invisible. There can be problems communicating, troublesome ticks, or socially inappropriate behaviour. Sometimes, it's enough to result in dismissal. Advocates say workplaces should be more accommodating. But as CBC reporter Julie Ireton discovered, there is a bigger debate taking place about whether workers with ...
  • 2014
  • 00:19:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/16/2014

The National Made in Canada

They manufacture misery – factories of workers bent over their sewing machines as they eke out a subsistence wage. They are exhausted and exploited, but this is no third-world scene. These sweatshops exist in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. Canadian laws are being broken at a number of plants. Go undercover with reporter Frédéric Zalac as he infiltrates two sweatshops to ...
  • 2004
  • 00:20:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The 180 Making the Case for Supply Management

Canadian dairy farmers worry for the future of supply management, the system that protects farmers from foreign competition, and sets the price of milk. Canada is in negotiations to create the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade and investment treaty with 11 other Pacific countries. Despite assurances from the government, dairy farmers worry open borders will mean the end of government protection.
  • 2015
  • 00:12:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/06/2015

News in Review - April 2006 Metal Mania: Canada's Mining Boom

Canada’s economy is booming these days, thanks in part to rising prices for the oil we produce. But metals like gold, zinc and titanium are also contributing to this boom. In this News in Review story we’ll examine what’s behind this soaring global demand for our metals. We’ll also visit a prospector’s convention, and show you why our mining companies are having ...
  • 2006
  • 00:13:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2006

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News in Review - February 2001 Newfoundland: A New Economy

This special report by CBC correspondent Dan Bjarnason shows an emerging new economy in Newfoundland, one based on high-tech and Internet-oriented resource industries. There are also signs of economic prosperity as a result of the nearby North Atlantic oil fields that are generating jobs and money. Historically, the Newfoundland economy has depended on the ebb and flow of a single ...
  • 2001
  • 00:13:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2001

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News in Review - May 1992 Olympia & York: A Business Giant Stumbles

The financial troubles of the Olympia & York multinational corporation is the starting point for examining the impact of the recession on the global economy, as well as the troubles of other conglomerates.
  • 1992
  • 00:12:50
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1992

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The Exchange with Amanda Lang Resource Development and First Nations

James Brander of the Sauder School of Business on what might be needed to engage B.C. coastal communities.
  • 2015
  • 00:05:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/08/2015

Venture Risky Business

Deep in the jungles of South America lie some of the richest oil, gas and mining reserves on the planet. Getting at them can be a deadly business. This report looks at the boom in the business of managing political and economic risk. With an increasing number of Canadian companies pursuing opportunities in volatile countries, managing risk has become a ...
  • 1999
  • 00:09:32
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013