Pillars of Democracy: A documentary series about four democratic events

Pillars of Democracy: A documentary series about four democratic events

Pillars of Democracy: a 90-minute feature length documentary, in four parts, that takes you on a chronological journey through the four different pillars of democracy: justice, equality, representation and freedom.

These are events that changed lives and altered the Canadian social and political landscape over the last 25 years. Tainted Blood, Legally Married, A House Divided and Right to Die tell the stories of the Krever Commission, same-sex marriage, the dividing and reuniting of Canada’s Conservatives, and the right to medically-assisted dying.


Watch the full documentary Pillars of Democracy

Watch the full documentary Pillars of Democracy


Part Four: Right to Die (Thursday, October 19)

The story of how medically-assisted dying became law in Canada in 2016.

Watch Part Four: Right to Die


Part Three: A House Divided (Wednesday, October 18)

The story of the evolution of the Conservative Party of Canada: from the emergence of Reform to the uniting of the PC and Alliance parties.

Watch Part Three: A House Divided


Part Two: Legally Married (Tuesday, October 17)

The story of how same-sex marriage became legal in Canada in 2005.

Watch Part Two: Legally Married


Part One: Tainted Blood (Monday, October 16)

The story of the tragic failure of the Canadian blood system and how more than 30,000 Canadians received blood tainted with hepatitis C or HIV in the 1980s.

Watch Part One: Tainted Blood


Watch the Pillars of Democracy trailer.