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Diving for Clues to Canadian History

The fur trade played a large role in the early history of Canada. It opened up the country, created new communities and led to the further exploration of North America. Archaeologists have retrieved many artifacts from places like old trading posts.

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The Plane Bomber and Airport Security

On Christmas Day 2009, a Nigerian man allegedly tries to blow up an airliner as it prepares to land in Detroit. The man was subdued by other passengers before he could set off explosive material sewn into his underwear. The incident triggered a security scare at airports all over the world.

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Is the Recession Really Over?

It's been just over a year since Canada was hit by the effects of a global recession. More than 350,000 people lost their jobs. Now there are some faint signs of recovery, but is the recession really over?

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Parliament and the Election Question

In late September, Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff announced that his party would no longer support Stephen Harper's Conservative government. That meant that the minority government could be defeated, unless the NDP or the Bloc Quebecois supported it.

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Remembering Canada's War Dead

On November 11th, many Canadians take a moment to remember the soldiers who died fighting for Canada. The main ceremony takes place at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, but many other ceremonies are held across the country.

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The Ghosts of Futures Past: Tom Berger in the North

The Canadian Arctic is one of the world's last great wilderness regions and is facing pressures concerning natural gas exploration. The Mackenzie Valley Pipeline, the largest construction project in Canada in more than a century, will bring natural gas from the Far North to Alberta's Tar Sands fo...

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Fundamental Freedoms: The Charter of Rights and Freedoms

One of the most important documents in Canadian history, The Charter of Rights and Freedoms was established in 1982. This documentary examines the history of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the struggle surrounding the ratification of the document, and the importance of the Charter of Rights ...

To Colonize a People: The File Hills Indian Farm Colony

This program profiles William Graham, the Indian Agent for File Hills, and how he used his experimental farm colony as a social experiment to assimilate the Cree. The demoralizing impact this experiment has had is also discussed. The video provides a good study of how Indigenous people were dealt...

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John McCrae's War: In Flanders Fields

The First World War's terrible Second Battle of Ypres has just broken out in Belgium. Canadian troops, stationed along the Yser canal, are under heavy fire and the number of casualties is mounting. Among the dead is Alexis Helmer, killed early on the morning of May 2, 1915 - the victim of a direc...

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