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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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That's the Price
1970, production : Michael Scott
People in a boom-and-bust coal town, now in decline, accuse...
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That's the Price
Excerpt  (1:16) 1970, production : Michael Scott
The film
People in a boom-and-bust coal town, now in decline, accuse the mining company of having polluted the area. Mines operate in many parts of Canada, often on Aboriginal land, with multiple effects on the environment and public health. Toxic waste from mining is a problem for many communities, particularly in northern Canada. Environmentalists repeatedly call for more effective government action.

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Two points of view concerning what the infusion of industrial capital meant to two dying coal towns in southeastern British Columbia. The film shows what happened when an American corporation came to the twin towns of Natal and Michel with a contract for millions of tons of coking coal for the steel mills of Japan. From what is seen and said in this film, industrial growth has its price, especially with regard to the ecology of the region.
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