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The Fifties

The Fifties One Canada
Episode 9: One Canada It was an era of civil rights. For nearly a century Canadians, in a free country, saw no need to spell out what...
The Fifties The Big Picture
Episode 7: The Big Picture In the 1950s the government set out to influence Canadians using a new medium called television. The country...
The Fifties The New Society
Episode 8: The New Society The role of government was turned upside down. For the first time, in the ‘50s, Canadians looked to Ottawa to...
The Fifties True North
Episode 6: True North Canada looked north for the first time. In the 1950s the region became a romantic frontier of vast wealth that...
The Fifties The Good Life
Episode 5: The Good Life In 1950s most Canadians did not own a car, a TV, or a washing machine. By the end of the decade people made more,...
The Fifties The Bomb
Episode 4: The Bomb The country feared war. Canadians were told every home in every city was at risk. It meant the biggest campaign of...
The Fifties The Suburbs
Episode 3: The Suburbs The government said almost every family should own its own home, even if one house looked much like another....
The Fifties The Young
Episode 1: The Young Canada never had as many teenagers as it did in the 1950’s. They influenced what the nation read and watched. And...
Episode 2: Spies It was a time of fear and betrayal. Canadians believed enemy agents were among us. Was it a crisis or merely a witch-hunt?