A dramatized comprehensive survey of the history of Canada.

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This series presents the comprehensive history of Canada. Through dramatizations and detailed documentation, we see the development of this country from the Native American nations to contemporary times as we explore what made this country what it is. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@home.com>

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Canada's story through the eyes of the people who lived it.



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Release Date:

22 October 2000 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Le canada: Une histoire populaire  »

Box Office


CAD 25,000,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs


(17 episodes)


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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Referenced in Talking to Americans (2001) See more »

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Canada: A Peoples' History is a Fascinating Documentary on America's Northern Cousin
20 June 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Canada: A Peoples' History is a Fascinating Documentary for everyone, but particularly Americans and the other English-speaking countries.

As a History educator, this is one of the resources I use regularly in my classroom. It holds the attention of the students, even through the parts that aren't about conflict and war.

As a former broadcaster and film production professional, I confirm that the production values are excellent.

The only quibble I have is regarding the narrator, Maggie Huculak: her delivery is not typical of (what Linguists refer to as) "The Niagara Variant of Standard North American English", i.e., the Canadian "accent". Ms. Huculak over-enunciates, pronouncing each "t" as an Englishman might, instead of as most Canadians do, which is to pronounce the "t" sound in very much the same way as Americans do. Ms. Huculak's delivery, overall, is very good, but slightly over-dramatic in places where there is no need for such emphasis. Despite these minor criticisms, the series is one of the best studies ever done on the development of Canada from British Colony to American Parallel society, and will especially aid Americans in understanding how Canada's story dove-tails with that of the United States.

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