Long View of Canadian History, A (Miniseries) (1959)

For this two part series on Canadian history, the CBC filmed a five and a half hour discussion between two University of Toronto professors: Donald Creighton, of the history department, well known for his biography of Sir John A. Macdonald, and Paul Fox, of the department of political science, who appeared regularly on CBC television. The resulting two hours of film were then edited down into two 30-minute programs on the subject of Canadian history. In the discussion, Creighton expressed the positive values that he found in the struggle to create and build Canada. He disputed a number of theories about the development and character of the nation, including a frontier model more appropriate to the USA, views of the divisive quality of the nation's treatment of Francophone and Anglophone cultures, and argued against the overshadowing of important figures in Canadian history.

Donald Creighton
Paul Fox

Original Broadcaster(s): CBC

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