W.A.C. Bennett – British Columbia

The Premiers

W.A.C. Bennett – British Columbia

This ten-part series documents the lives and legacies of ten dynamic provincial leaders from British Columbia to Newfoundland and Labrador. Produced by award-winning journalist Holly Doan, the Premiers focuses on the premiers and provinces that shaped a nation.

Mr. Bennett was a successful Kelowna hardware merchant who made history as the province’s longest-serving premier. Championing his Social Credit party and its ideals, Mr. Bennett built a big, bright future for British Columbia through development and enterprise.

Featuring rarely seen archival footage and lively interviews with Bill Bennett (Mr. Bennett’s son and a former Premier) and W.A.C.’s successor, Premier David Barrett, the documentary captures the essence of W.A.C. Bennett the man and the province that he shaped.


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Holly Doan

Holly is an award-winning journalist and Canada’s leading producer of political history documentaries for television. She joined CPAC in 2002 as a contributor to PrimeTime Politics and has produced Our Times, The Fifties, The Premiers, The Prime Ministers and The Rideau Canal. Holly also served as CTV China Bureau Chief, CTV Toronto correspondent, political affairs specialist for CTV in Ottawa and legislature reporter for CBC Alberta.