Key Events in Canadian History

Drawing on our archive of documentaries and news reports, we’ve assembled this collection of major events throughout Canada’s history.

  • 2016
  • 13-14
  • 34 Titles

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The National Flood of the Century: Manitoba 10 Years Later

In 1997 an overwhelming deluge of water ruined many lives along Manitoba’s Red River. People lost their homes, their farms, their businesses and were left to start from scratch. Ten years later, we return to the area to find out how those people are doing, whether they have rebuilt their lives and what they have learned from the devastating experience. ...
  • 2007
  • 00:22:47
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Franklin's Lost Ships Classroom Favourites

In 1845 Sir John Franklin set off to find the Northwest Passage through the Canadian Arctic. Franklin, his two ships and 129 men were never heard from again. And the fate of the expedition has become one of the greatest mysteries in the history of exploration. But does the discovery last summer of Franklin’s flagship Erebus mean the mystery has ...
  • 2015
  • 00:44:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/04/2015

News in Review - December 2005 Gomery Report: Anatomy Of A Scandal

In early November, Justice John Gomery tabled his report on the so-called sponsorship scandal. The sponsorship program was created by Prime Minister Jean Chrtien's Liberal government just after the 1995 Quebec referendum. It was supposed to promote national unity. Instead hundreds of millions of dollars were wasted on kickbacks and corruption. In this News in Review story, we'll look at ...
  • 2005
  • 00:16:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/01/2015

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  • Gomery Report: Anatomy Of A Scandal

CBC News Great Canadian Speeches (Part 1 of 2)

From the News Archives of the CBC comes the landmark production Great Canadian Speeches, a two-volume collection capturing key moments in our political history. Mackenzie King makes farewell address to the Liberal Party. Pierre Trudeau invokes the War Measures Act on national television. Tommy Douglas responds to Trudeau. René Lévesque addresses the 1980 Quebec referendum defeat. Jean Chrétien speaks prior to ...
  • 1997
  • 01:17:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC News Great Canadian Speeches (Part 2 of 2)

From the News Archives of the CBC comes the landmark production Great Canadian Speeches, a two-volume collection capturing key moments in our political history. Lester Pearson promotes a new flag before hostile legionnaires. Kim Campbell gives 1993 concession speech. Jacques Parizeau delivers 1995 post-Quebec-referendum speech. Lucien Bouchard presents 1995 post-Quebec-referendum speech. Preston Manning announces the 1996 Reform Party Fresh Start Campaign.
  • 1997
  • 01:37:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - March 2013 Idle No More: A Protest for Aboriginal Rights

What began as an online conversation about native rights quickly put Canada into the international spotlight as a movement called Idle No More popped up across the country. It was prompted by the federal government introducing Bill C‐45 which would have a significant impact on the lives of indigenous peoples.
  • 2013
  • 00:19:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2013

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The National Ipperwash, Dudley George and Police Surveillance

In January 2004, CBC News obtained surveillance videotapes taken by Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers in September 1995 at Ipperwash Provincial Park. The recordings were made as Aboriginal protesters from the Stony Point First Nation occupied the park, and in one tape police officers can be heard making racist remarks about the protesters. These remarks were recorded the day before police moved ...
  • 2004
  • 00:02:40
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/03/2014

News in Review - February 1992 Joey: The Last Father of Confederation

The death of former Newfoundland Premier Joey Smallwood in December 1991 recalls an important chapter in Canadian constitutional history.
  • 1992
  • 00:12:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1992

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