Pillars of Democracy: an award-winning 90-minute documentary from 2017 that takes you on a chronological journey through 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 Pillars of Democracy in full:
You can also watch all four pillars on their own:
Part One: Tainted Blood
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.
Part Three: A House Divided
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.