• 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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  • We are the Best

    We are the Best is a collection of short video documentaries that celebrates and explores the extraordinary richness of Canada’s culinary heritage. In a wide-spanning overview of Canadian food producers from coast to coast to coast, famed chef Ricardo Larrivée introduces us to the best products our country has to offer. He pays homage to young entrepreneurs, creators and influencers — whether they are farmers, vintners, artisans, chefs or environmentalists — who are shaping today’s and tomorrow’s food heritage.

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  • Keeping Canada Safe

    Few things matter more to us than the safety of our families, our communities and our country. And now more than ever, whether we live in an urban centre under the pressure of increased security threats, or a remote community at the mercy of the elements, we are acutely aware that we cannot take our safety for granted. But most of us know little about the people and the incredible activity that goes on behind the scenes to keep everyone in our vast nation safe.

    Keeping Canada Safe is an exclusive snapshot into a dramatic, day-in-the-life of various Canadian emergency services including police, firefighters, airport security, grassroots volunteers, Canadian Forces, CSIS agents and more. Over 48 hours, 60 camera crews descended on Canada’s streets, airspace, parks and homes to capture the action-packed and inspiring stories of those working to protect the country, within and outside its borders.

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  • Vimy 100

    Canada lost 3,600 soldiers and more than 7,000 were injured during the three-day battle of Vimy Ridge. On the 100th anniversary of what many have called the nation's coming-of-age moment, CBC News offers two interactive ways to explore this important history:

    The Battle of Vimy Ridge, as it happened - follow along as CBC News highlight key events in the battle.

    Vimy in 360 degrees - go with Chief Correspondent Peter Mansbridge into the tunnels of Vimy in a new 360 documentary.

  • The First Canadians

    On July 1st, Canada will celebrate its 150th birthday. But in reality, our country has been inhabited for much longer… close to 15,000 years. Where did the first Canadians come from? How did they get here? And how did they use their ingenuity to adapt to this cold and unknown land? This documentary takes us across the country, tracing the extraordinary adventure of the first humans to inhabit this vast region.

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  • True North Calling

    True North Calling is a documentary series that follows the lives of several compelling, resourceful Canadians living across the North, showing what it takes to make it and achieve their dreams, in Canada's toughest terrain. From the Northwest Territories, to the Yukon to Nunavut, we'll watch as these characters deal with unforgiving terrain, unpredictable weather and unexpected challenges to earn a living and make a life for themselves, their families and in some cases, their communities. Each of them has to figure out how to combine the traditional knowledge that has kept people alive for millennia in the North with the increasing demands of the modern world.

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  • Snapshots

    Snapshots is an unscripted live-action photography competition series where kids compete to take the best photo ever! In each episode, three kids go head-to-head, putting their speed, skills and creativity to the test in two epic picture-snapping challenges. Expert photographers judge their photos, but only one of them can be named the winner of Snapshots!

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