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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

Cold War Canada - Comfort and Fear

Type: Document

Canada moves closer to the American sphere of influence during the Cold War era. However, we still try to maintain our own voice on the international front, particularly with our involvement in the conflict in Egypt in 1956. This page is an introduction to Canadian involvement in the international politics of the 1950s from the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Cold War: Nuclear Relocation Satire

Type: Sound

Eric Nicol satirizes government nuclear civil defence plans in this 1958 radio skit.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Cold War Drill

Type: Sound

CBC assesses damage and results of Tocsin B nuclear attack simulation exercise.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Assignment: Grades 11-12: The Cold War - Civil Defense or Nuclear Disarmament? - For Teachers

Type: Document

Compares and contrasts the positions of civil defense and nuclear disarmament.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Cold War: Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow

Type: Sound

CBC program takes a look back at the height of the Cold War era through a series of public service announcements and humour clips from 1959-1962.

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

Japanese Canadians: The case against the 'enemy aliens'

Type: Sound

In this 1944 radio broadcast, Dr. John Ewing proposes repatriation of Japanese Canadians. He argues that they cannot be assimilated into Canadian culture, and thus must be deported to Japan.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation