Level 30 History
Videos are listed chronologically by date added, beginning with the most recent
Comfort and Fear. Episode 15
The end of World War II signals the end of fifteen years of social, political and economic upheaval. The post-war baby boom and government economic and social policies give rise to unprecedented prosperity and growth for Canadian communities. Television becomes a powerful new tool with social and...
In an Uncertain World. Episode 17
The world order and economic boom that had taken shape after World War II starts to unravel, and a new era of uncertainty begins. Free trade, globalization and regionalism converge with the rise of feminism, Aboriginal claims, growing multiculturalism and the explosion of computer technology. Can...
Years of Hope and Anger. Episode 16
The 60s and 70s are eras of ferment on every level: politics, culture and personal life. Quebec's Quiet Revolution and youth movements across North America challenge the status quo. Some events bring the country together: a new flag is introduced and Canada shines in the world's spotlight with Ex...
The Crucible. Episode 14
Canada comes of age in the anguish of World War II, with soldiers on the beaches at Dieppe and women in the industrial work force back home. The country's military role and the domestic social and political consequences of the war are traced through poignant stories of Canadians on both sides of ...
Hard Times. Episode 13
Canada's economy collapses during the 1930s, creating a prolonged political and social crisis. In the context of the Dust Bowl, the relief camps and the Regina Riot, political leaders such as William Aberhart, Maurice Duplessis and Mitchell Hepburn capture national attention. Meanwhile, an increa...
Ordeal By Fire. Episode 12
Canada's heavy military role in World War I (60,000 dead in a population of 8 million) transforms its society, its politics and its place in the world. The horror, bravery and sacrifice of trench warfare are evoked in Canada's great battles: Ypres, the Somme, Vimy Ridge, Courcelette and Passchend...
The Great Transformation. Episode 11
Massive waves of immigration, a headlong economic boom with the growth of prairie agriculture and urban industry transform Canada between 1896 and 1915. Those who shape the new society include peasants from Eastern Europe, in search of free land; socialists who try to mobilize an emerging urban w...
Taking the West. Episode 10
The 1870s and 1880s are a time of trial for the young Dominion of Canada. The country's first Prime Minister, John A. Macdonald, faces economic depression in the fast-growing factories of the east and a new revolt in the west, led by his old nemesis, Louis Riel. The suppression of the Northwest R...
100th Anniversary of the Saskatchewan Legislative Building
This video outlines Saskatchewan's political history and how the legislature came to be built in Regina. Historical photographs, documents and interviews with politicians and historians enrich this documentary and shed light on what the legislative building represents in Saskatchewan's history an...
Titanic. The Canadian Story
Series: News in Review: May 2012
It's been 100 years since the giant passenger liner Titanic hit an iceberg and sank in the North Atlantic off the coast of Newfoundland. This video looks at the impact of the disaster, particularly people in Halifax, where many of the dead are buried.
Canada and the Jobless Crisis
Series: News in Review: February 2012
Canada's unemployment rate rises to 7.5 per cent, its highest level since April 2011. Canada's economy appears to be stalling, and the situation is particularly bleak in the country's two largest provinces, Quebec and Ontario. This video examines the situation and look at how two Ontario cities a...
The Struggle to Save Canada's Farmland
Series: News in Review: December 2011
Every year Canada loses thousands of acres of farmland by farmers giving up farming or selling their land to developers. A group of Ontario farmers thought they were selling their land to a large company so it could grow potatoes, only to discover it was to be turned into a quarry.
The Rise of the Occupy Movement
Series: News in Review: December 2011
A group called Occupy Wall Street begins a series of demonstrations in New York City. The movement starts as a public protest against social and economic inequality and what the protestors call corporate greed. The movement spreads to several Canadian cities.
Parliament and the Election Question
Series: News in Review: March 2011
When Parliament returned after a winter break, the big question is "would there be a spring election?" The government and the opposition parties claim they did not want one. This video looks at some of the issues that could determine whether that election is called.