CBC celebrates 75 years of Regional Programming (Clip 4)


In the late 1940’s people in the Maritimes started exporting seed potatoes. Thanks to a soaring global demand for Canada's seed potatoes, Maritime growers couldn’t keep their spuds on Canadian shores for long. In this clip from 1948, the New Brunswick businessman Andrew Dean McCain… founder of the McCain potato empire… talked about shipping potatoes to South America. Quebec may be home to the majority of French speaking Canadians, but many other provinces have vibrant Francophone communities. In the mid-1960s, singer Edith Butler traveled through New Brunswick's Acadian villages to collect folk songs. Butler is a francophone musician from Paquetville, New Brunswick who has made a name for herself on the world stage. Here she is in 1980.

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