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Japanese Internment Re-examined

Type: Film and Video

Debunking of myth of threat posed by Japanese-Canadians during the Second World War, through interviews with both government officials and victims of internment. Argument that it was in fact the very act of resettling and interning Japanese-Canadians that could have alienated them enough to pose a threat in case of Japanese invasion of the Pacific coast.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Bomb Shelters in a Post-Cold War Era

Type: Film and Video

CBC visits a former nuclear war bunker in Nanaimo, BC, to investigate what is to become of it in the post-Cold War era.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

1957: Diplomat Lester Pearson wins Nobel Peace Prize

Type: Film and Video

Lester Pearson is interviewed following his receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in helping defuse and resolve the Suez Canal Crisis.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Royal 22nd Regiment Prepares for Oka

Type: Film and Video

Royal 22nd Regiment prepares to help resolve dispute with Mohawks at Oka, Quebec.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Canada and the International Criminal Court

Type: Film and Video

Canada plays a large role in the creation of a global court that will try governments, guerilla groups, and others for war crimes.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

The Geneva Conference of 1955

Type: Film and Video

Matthew Halton reports from the Geneva Conference on the ongoing talks between East and West on European security, German reunification, disarmament, and economic and cultural interchange.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Cold War: Opening Up the Diefenbunker

Type: Film and Video

A CBC reporter is taken on a tour of the famous Diefenbunker, now decommissioned and open to the public as a designated National Historic Site.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Immigration Restricts Iraqi and Palestinian Visitors - Canada Limits Immigration during the Gulf War

Type: Film and Video

The Federal Government announces that it will be tightening immigration rules for Iraqis and Palestinians visiting Canada. This is the latest step in a general upgrading of Canadian immigration laws in the wake of Saddam Hussein's call for terrorist attacks against the countries lined up against him. As new security measures are put in place, some Arab-Canadians feel that they are being unfairly targeted.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

The War Begins - Reactions of Canadian Politicians to War Against Iraq

Type: Film and Video

The White House reports that the war in Iraq has begun. Prime Minister Brian Mulroney calls an emergency meeting of his top cabinet ministers as opposition leaders Jean Chrétien and Audrey McLaughlin issue statements regarding their regret of the failure of diplomatic tactics. This report examines the reactions of Canada's leaders to the Gulf War and impending war in Iraq.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Failure to Comply - UN Weapons Inspections

Type: Film and Video

Forty-four United Nations weapons inspectors, including five Canadians, have been taken hostage in Iraq. The team was investigating documents on Iraq's nuclear program before being gathered and held in a downtown Baghdad parking lot. Nearly three days after being detained, there is a breakthrough in negotiations between the United Nations and Iraq, although the hostages are prepared to endure the long haul.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation