Canadian Icons

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  • 13-14
  • 29 Titles

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News in Review - February 1994 Bourassa: The End of an Era

This chronological report reviews a significant period of time in the political history of Quebec and the career of one of the key players.
  • 1994
  • 00:18:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1994

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News in Review - November 2017 Canada's 29th Governor General: Julie Payette

Julie Payette has lived an exciting life that very few can even dream about. As an astronaut for Canada, she’s been to the International Space Station twice. She’s a pilot, an athlete, an engineer and speaks six languages. In October 2017, Ms. Payette, who is 53 years old, took on her latest adventure. She became Canada’s 29th Governor General – representing ...
  • 2017
  • 00:15:11
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 11/27/2017

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CANAdooDAday Canadian Women Who Kicked Butt

A musical anthem celebrating two of Canada’s greatest female heroes — Emily Stowe and Nellie McClung, who fought to get women the right the vote in Canada.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:14
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/05/2017

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Library and Archives Canada Celia Franca: Shall we dance?

Discover the story of Celia Franca, a woman who introduced Canada to world-class dance performances, pioneered the internationally famous National Ballet of Canada and devoted her entire life to dance. This episode features Library and Archives Canada archivists Michel Guénette, Théo Martin and assistant archivist Judith Enright-Smith who will speak to us about who Celia Franca was, and the dance-related ...
  • 2015
  • 00:30:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/19/2021

Mansbridge One on One Cindy Blackstock

Peter Mansbridge sits down with Cindy Blackstock about her work advocating for the equal treatment and funding for aboriginal and First Nations children.
  • 2016
  • 00:21:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/04/2016

News in Review - September 1990 Donald Marshall

The Donald Marshall case is as straightforward as it is tragic. Marshall is a Mi’kmaq man who spent 11 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. The subsequent inquiry showed evidence that discrimination and incorrect procedures led to this miscarriage of justice. The justice and police systems not only failed him, they indicted, tried, convicted and, ultimately, ...
  • 1990
  • 00:10:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/25/2014

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Library and Archives Canada Glenn Gould: Remixing the Classics

More than 30 years after his death, Glenn Gould's extensive catalogue of recordings, and the bold artistic vision behind them continue to resonate with music fans the world over. His irreverent interpretations of piano repertoire and perplexing idiosyncrasies have become the stuff of legend. This episode features Kevin Bazzana, author of the award-winning biography Wondrous Strange: The Life and Art of ...
  • 2017
  • 00:53:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/19/2021

Library and Archives Canada Gratien Gélinas: One of Our Own

Gratien Gélinas is considered one of the founders of modern Canadian theatre and film. He was a playwright, director, actor, filmmaker and administrator of cultural organizations. His personifications of the common man paved the way for many of Quebec’s leading scriptwriters, and he gave a voice, at home and abroad, to French Canada’s culture and society. This episode features Anne-Marie ...
  • 2018
  • 00:50:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/20/2021