October 2011

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A clip from Charlotte Gray on Nellie McClung   From humble prairie farm girl to winning women’s right to vote, McClung’s whirlwind career as women’s suffrage and temperance activist set her place as one of the most important women in Canadian history. Charlotte Gray tells the story of this funny, frank and charismatic woman, through…

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A clip from episode six.   Margaret MacMillan shows us the other side of Canada’s first funny man. World-famous satirist and professor of Political Economy, Stephen Leacock is a keen commentator on human nature.  The first true champion of Canada, he showed us how to be proud of being Canadian.

A short clip from Rudy Wiebe on Big Bear   A tragedy viewed rather as a triumph of will. Rudy Wiebe tells the story of one of the greatest leaders Canada has ever known. Non-violent, a believer in discussion and diplomacy, Big Bear is the earliest forerunner of the traits Canadians today pride themselves on.