• New collection: The LGBTQ experience in Canada

    From the court battles of the past to the growing awareness of gender identity issues today, the stories in this collection highlight some of the challenges and realities within LGBTQ communities in Canada today.

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  • The Current's MMIWG Ottawa Public Forum

    This special edition of The Current is a public forum that was held at the Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec on March 28, 2017 — the fifth in a series of forums on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG). Anna Maria Tremonti and panelists explore the work of the National Inquiry into MMIWG, leadership and reconciliation.

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  • New kids' series: Dot.

    Based on the beloved children's book by Randi Zuckerberg, Dot. is about a tech-savvy, inquisitive and exuberant 8-year-old who embarks on hilarious adventures and fearlessly sets about solving problems; problems she most likely created herself. For a girl as energetic as Dot, there’s no better way to spend the day than outside, exploring the world with her best friends Hal, Ruby, Nev and Dev, as well as her dog Scratch. Join her as she conquers each new challenge the same way any 8-year-old would… by messing up a lot and laughing even more!

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  • New series: Becoming Canadian

    Every year, hundreds of thousands take the Oath of Citizenship and officially become Canadian citizens. It’s the emotional culmination of a long and often rocky journey, fuelled by the hope and promise of what it means to be Canadian. This series captures that milestone moment as new citizens share the unique path they’ve taken to become Canadian.

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  • New kids' series aimed at early readers: Wandering Wenda

    Transport yourself into an exhilarating world of action, adventure and alliteration as young Wenda and her friends Wu and Wesley Woodchuck embark on a series of wild, weird and wonderfully exciting adventures! No matter where Wenda wanders, she always finds herself mixed up in the middle of mayhem, and when the going gets tough, she uses her words.

    With some quick wordplay, Wenda manages to get out of the trickiest situations. By changing words, she is able to shape her adventure and adapt the world around her to help her out of some sticky situations. Each episode is a whimsical, globe-trotting adventure of sound, word and letter exploration aimed at early readers. Wenda and her friends allow audiences to share as they venture into daring exploits and new travel destinations. Armed with the power of words, there is nothing they can’t overcome. The series is inspired by Margaret Atwood’s children’s book The Wide World of Wandering Wenda.

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  • New kids' series: Studio K

    From Studio K in the Canadian Broadcasting Centre, the friendly and funny CBC Kids hosts and puppet characters bring a programming block filled with laughter, play, interactivity and humour.

    Whether Skype-ing with kids across Canada, reading emails with Putter the computer, hitting the streets in Sumo Suits, or getting made-up by the Makeup Monster, Studio K personalities engage viewers with their authenticity and humour.

    Playing side-splitting games with celebrity guests, tackling outrageous challenges or hanging out with Gary the tap-dancing unicorn, CBC Kids hosts are real and ready to play. Hilarious and lively, honest and fresh, Studio K lets fun lead the way.

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  • Canada: A People’s History, 1991-2015 – New Times, New Ways

    In two new episodes of Canada: A People’s History, narrated by Maggie Huculak, the country undergoes a seismic change. Old values are challenged and Canada charts a different future. It’s New Times, New Ways.

    New Times, New Ways, Part 1 covers events from the last decade of the 20th century. Gays and lesbians achieve equality; Indigenous people seek redress over past abuse; the country once again stands on the brink of breakup; Cirque du Soleil conquers the world; a way of life ends in Newfoundland; the Blackberry gives birth to Canada’s own Silicon Valley; Canada’s peacekeeping role suffers a near-fatal blow; and the 9/11 attack makes a small-town in Newfoundland heroic.

    New Times, New Ways, Part 2 starts as 9/11 shakes the world. Canada fights terrorism in Afghanistan and pays a heavy price; the Muslim community is under suspicion; Indigenous women are Idle No More; Canadian athletes own the podium at the Olympics in Vancouver; security goes rogue when the G20 meets in Toronto; the Earth’s climate is in jeopardy; and a Canadian astronaut sees its frailty.

    To tell these stories, the documentary uses an intricate blend of live and archival footage, with audio interviews, personal photos and archives from the characters. Canada: A People’s History embarks us again on a poignant and extraordinary journey through the personal stories of its people.

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  • Canada the Good?

    In the premiere episode of Brand Canada, Simon Anholt, the renowned policy analyst behind the Good Country Index, assesses the international perception of Canada — and whether we're as "good" as we think we are.

    Brand Canada is a kaleidoscopic exploration of Canada the 'brand' — from the images that first symbolized Canada, through the building of a collective identity, to how the country is viewed today.

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  • Karihwanoron: Precious Things

    Yagorihwanirats, a Mohawk child from Kahnawake Mohawk Territory in Quebec, attends a unique and special school: Karihwanoron. It is a Mohawk immersion program that teaches Mohawk language, culture and philosophy. Yagorihwanirats is so excited to go to school that she never wants to miss a day – even if she is sick.

    Yahorihwanirats’ great-grandmother, Francis Dione, was forced to not speak her language as a child. This is was what inspired her to encourage community members to create Karihwanoron – a school that would foster the Mohawk language for generations to come.

    Francis’ granddaughter (and Yagorihwanirats’ mother) Wentahawi was one of the first students to attend the school.

    Karihwanoron does not receive adequate financial assistance from the government – but with a little luck, creativity and the community’s support, Karihwanoron somehow always manages to raise enough money to stay open for another year. Unfortunately, this year, the school is at risk of having to close its doors. Permanently.

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  • E-Cigarettes: Welcome Back, Big Tobacco

    Five million Canadians still smoke – many find it impossible to quit. Could e-cigarettes be the answer? Some of those who've switched to this safer nicotine delivery device say yes.

    And Big Tobacco couldn't be happier. They are eager to move into the booming e-cig business. The only problem is that e-cigs with nicotine are not legal in Canada.

    Health Canada is on the cusp of deciding how e-cigs should be regulated. The Fifth Estate's Mark Kelley heads to England – a country that has taken bold steps in embracing the e-cigarette as a safer alternative. Will Canada? And what will this mean for our e-cigarette industry? Will new regulations open the doors for a tarred industry to join in the e-cigarette revolution?

    ·  E-cigarette industry is estimated to be worth $235-million

    ·  The sale of e-cigarettes containing nicotine is currently not approved by Health Canada

    ·  The World Health Organization estimates that about one billion people around the world continue to smoke

    ·  In Canada, tobacco use kills around 37,000 people annually, according to Health Canada

    ·  E-cigarette regulation currently happens on the provincial level – and it varies province to province

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