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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News in Review - May 2001 Softwood Dispute: Tariffs and Subsidies

Tariffs over softwood lumber were at the heart of this ongoing feud, which epitomizes the historical and often problematic economic relationship between Canada and the United States. Early in 2001, when a five-year agreement on the issue ended, the U.S. again threatened to slap high tariffs on the import of softwood lumber from Canada. Although essentially a debate over trees ...
  • 2001
  • 00:12:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2001

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News in Review - March 1991 The Bay Stops Selling Fur

The Bay's decision to stop selling fur is the point of departure for reviewing the role of the fur trade in the development of Canada. The arguments for and against the fur trade are also examined.
  • 1991
  • 00:09:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/1991

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The National The Benefits of Buying Canadian

What if you were to shop a little closer to home? Say pick a product made in Canada? Well, your purchase could make a big difference, not only to that special someone who receives it, but to those who are involved in making it. The National’s senior business correspondent, Amanda Lang, follows one Canadian product to examine the impact of purchasing ...
  • 2010
  • 00:06:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - May 1997 The Bre-X Gold Find: All That Glitters

Was the gold discovery of the century more myth than fact? This cautionary tale for Canadian investors examines how people can buy into something that sounds too good to be true.
  • 1997
  • 00:15:50
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/25/2014

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News in Review - April 2014 The Economic Benefits of Hiring Disabled Employees

Entering the workforce has often been a struggle for people with disabilities. In recent times, however, more employers have been realizing the tremendous potential of this sometimes marginalized group. 
  • 2014
  • 00:11:08
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/15/2014

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The Fifth Estate The Education of Brian Nicholl

The Fifth Estate puts a human face on the economic downturn, through a close-up encounter with employees of an auto parts plant. Edscha of Canada, in Niagara Falls, manufactures car door hinges. But, the German-owned company is in trouble and, to save itself, it's killing off this Canadian plant. Linden MacIntyre spends more than a month at the Edscha plant as ...
  • 2009
  • 00:42:47
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - October 1999 The End of Eaton's: Retail Evolution

The changing retail marketplace, the inevitable passage of time, and what many see as the natural decline of an institution unable to change with the times are just some of the issues that this story represents. It is not, however, simply a business story, since for 129 years Eaton’s represented a quintessentially Canadian institution and part of the national identity. ...
  • 1999
  • 00:13:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1999

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Venture The Gospel According to Jimmy Pattison

Jimmy Pattison has created the largest private empire in Canada owned by one person, an empire worth $3.4 billion. And at age 68, he's not stopping. Venture follows Pattison on the hunt for even more acquisitions.
  • 1998
  • 00:11:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013