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Industry and Workers
This sub-section questions the actions of certain companies and the extent of their responsibilities. It looks at workers defending their jobs and at the people affected by the globalization of industry.
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Battle for the Trees
1993, production : John Edginton
The timber industry became worried about its reputation in...
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Les Quatre Cavaliers de l'Apocalypse
1991, production : Jean-François Mercier
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The Great Buffalo Saga
1985, production : Michael McKennirey
While conservationists worked to replenish Canada's wild...
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Histoire de pêche
1975, production : Jean Chabot
Speaking in the 1970s, a Quebec government spokesman wonders...
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The Great Buffalo Saga
Excerpt  (4:00) 1985, production : Michael McKennirey
The film
While conservationists worked to replenish Canada's wild bison herds decimated by overhunting in the 19th century, ranchers explored the commercial prospects of raising bison. Government-funded experiments in crossbreeding bison with cattle met with only limited success, but almost 200,000 bison are now being raised for meat on commercial ranches in Canada.

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By the late 1800s the free-ranging buffalo that for thousands of years had dominated the western plains of North America were all but extinct, losers to the settlers in the competition for space. This film, intercut with interviews, eye-witness accounts, archival photos and live action, is the story of the buffalo's revival. Combining adventure and intrigue, The Great Buffalo Saga documents our fascination with and manipulation of this ancient and legendary animal that has withstood ice ages, roundups, disease and near annihilation.
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