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1974: The year in review

The Story

Inflation might be an abstract idea -- until you start comparing grocery bills. In 1974, food prices in Canada jumped 15 per cent and interest rates soared to 11.5 per cent, making the dream of home ownership unreachable for more Canadians. These and many other news stories -- from the appointment of a new governor general to the re-election of Pierre Trudeau, climbing immigration and the rise of Alberta's oil fortunes -- defined the year 1974 in Canada. Lloyd Robertson hosts his year-end review.

Medium: Television
Program: CBC Television News Special
Broadcast Date: Jan. 1, 1975
Host: Lloyd Robertson
Guests: Larry Stout, Robert Andras, Paddy Gregg, Don Neill
Duration: 39:32

Did You know?

Among the other stories mentioned in this clip:
• Terry Jacks scores a hit with Seasons in the Sun
• A case against Dr. Henry Morgentaler reaches the Supreme Court
• Ballet's Mikhail Baryshnikov defects from the Soviet Union
• The Queen Mother visits Canada
• Cattle slaughtered publicly in dispute over prices for beef
• Quebec proposes new language laws
• Margaret Trudeau, wife of Pierre, gains a higher public profile


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