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Canada at the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century
By 1830, the
struggle for democratic government in the colonies of British North America has
reached fever pitch. As the colonies grow in wealth and population, a generation
of charismatic reformers -- Joseph Howe in Nova Scotia, Louis-Joseph Papineau in
Lower Canada and William Lyon Mackenzie in Upper Canada - confront the appointed
governors and their local favourites with one demand: let the citizens' elected
representatives run their own affairs. In the Canadas, the struggle leads to
bloody rebellion and disastrous defeat for the rebels. Yet within 10 years, the
prize of self-government is won, thanks in part to an unexpected alliance
between the French and English-speaking forces of reform.
Complete Credits for Episode 7
"Un Canadien errant"
Producer: Andrew Burnstein
Senior Journalist: Frédéric Vanasse
Journalist-Researcher: Martin Bisaillon
Editor: Marc Jasmin
Cinematography: Pierre Mainville, Maurice Chabot, Gaetan Morriset
Original music: Claude Desjardins and Eric Robertson
from the album "Émile Campagne"
produced by Folle Avoine Productions
distributed in Canada by Universal Music.
Martin Neufeld (William Lyon Mackenzie), Ted Atherton (Robert
Baldwin), Randy Hughson (Joseph Howe), Alain Fournier