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This sub-section looks at the role and responsibility of the federal and some provincial governments. It presents the research, analysis and monitoring done by various federal and provincial departments.
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For Future Generations
1985, production : Boyce Richardson
As Canada expanded its national park system in the 1980s,...
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From Ashes to Forest
1984, production : Tony Ianzelo
The staff at Banff National Park undertakes a program of...
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The Great Clean-up
1976, production : James Carney
The 1972 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement committed...
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Histoire de pêche
1975, production : Jean Chabot
Foreign-owned industry tends to overlook local environmental...
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For Future Generations
Excerpt  (2:15) 1985, production : Boyce Richardson
The film
As Canada expanded its national park system in the 1980s, residents of the Queen Charlotte Islands, keen to protect old growth rainforest from logging, lobbied for a park on Moresby Island-part of the Haida First Nation's ancestral territory. The Haida were later signatories to a 1993 agreement that established Gwaii Haanas National Park and the Haida Heritage Site.

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This film deals with the historic roots of the conservationist ethic that led to national parks systems around the world. It also traces the growth of the Canadian parks system, and the changing attitudes towards conservation.
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