Canada In The 1950’s – Building The Future

Three words describe the 1950’s in Canada: BOOM, GROWTH and PROGRESS. For ten years the phenomenal growth rate surged and its effects were felt into the 21st century. The average Canadian living wage skyrocketed and the labour market tightened. It was an age building with mega-projects like the St. Lawrence Seaway and Trans-Continental Pipeline. It was also a...

Louis Riel

Louis Riel

Louis Riel (1844-1885) remains a prominent figure in Canadian History and Politics. Leader of the Métis and widely regarded as the founder of the province of Manitoba, Riel’s story remains a troubled and debated topic more than a hundred years after his death in 1885 by hanging for treason. The story of the two Rebellions of the Canadian West are brought to...

The Trans-Canadian Railway

The Trans-Canadian Railway

One of the most remarkable engineering projects in Canadian history was the building of the Trans-Canadian Railway. This program presents the story of the building of the CPR including the politics and the immigrant labourers who forged this road of steel across the wilderness of Canada. It includes dramatic footage of the amazing feat of conquering the towering...