Canada: A People's History

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Canada: A People's History is a 17-episode, 32-hour documentary television series on the history of Canada. It first aired on CBC Television from October 2000 to November 2001. The production was an unusually large project for the national network,... read more

Canada: A People's History is a 17-episode, 32-hour documentary television series on the history of Canada. It first aired on CBC Television from October 2000 to November 2001. The production was an unusually large project for the national network, especially during budget cutbacks. The unexpected success of the series actually led to increased government funding for the CBC. It was also an unusual collaboration with the French arm of the network, which traditionally had autonomous production. The full run of the episodes was produced in English and French. The series title in French was Le Canada: Une histoire populaire. In 2004, OMNI.1 and OMNI.2 began airing multicultural versions, in Chinese, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, and Russian.

Original Release

10/22/2000

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Cast

Maggie Huculak Narrator
Eric Peterson William Lyon MacKenzie King
Paule Baillargeon Marie de L'Incarnation
Torri Higginson Susan Agnes Bernard
Pierre Trudeau Self
Ellen Sylvester Huron Woman
Nancy Bomberry Corn Woman
June Callwood Self
Desmond Scott Sir James Craig
Roger Honeywell William Cormack
(see additional cast & crew)
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# Title Air Date
1 When the World Began Sunday, 22 October 2000
2 Adventurers and Mystics Saturday, 28 October 2000
3 Claiming the Wilderness Tuesday, 31 October 2000
4 Battle for a Continent Sunday, 05 November 2000
5 A Question of Loyalties Sunday, 12 November 2000
6 The Pathfinders Sunday, 07 January 2001
7 Rebellion and Reform Sunday, 14 January 2001
8 The Great Enterprise Sunday, 21 January 2001
9 From Sea to Sea Sunday, 28 January 2001

Directors

Serge Turbide, Claude Lortie, Marquise Lepage, Jim Williamson, Susan Dando, Andrew Gregg, Susan Teskey, Peter John Ingles, Jacqueline Dubé-Corkery, Jill Offman, Laine Drewery, Michelle Métivier

Writers

Hubert Gendron, Gene Allen, Mark Starowicz, Susan Dando, Andrew Gregg, Jill Offman, Laine Drewery, Gordon Henderson

Cast

Maggie Huculak Narrator
Eric Peterson William Lyon MacKenzie King
Paule Baillargeon Marie de L'Incarnation
Torri Higginson Susan Agnes Bernard
Pierre Trudeau Self
Ellen Sylvester Huron Woman
Nancy Bomberry Corn Woman
June Callwood Self
Desmond Scott Sir James Craig
Roger Honeywell William Cormack
Wendy Thatcher (voice)
Gail Maurice Captive Woman
Nicolas Van Burek Stephen Jarvis
Aaron Keeshig Trader
Jim Mason III Elder
Gord Pelletier Trader
Michael S. Davis William Grenville
Scott Finlay Sir Isaac Brock in the Field
Jonathon Jacobson Maquinna
Rita Joe East Coast Storyteller

Producers

Editors

André Daignault, Murray Green, Mark Solnoky, Sheldon Beldick, Jacques Milette

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