Segments of two CTV News stories, Sidney Crosby as the 14-year old student and young hockey player, and Sidney Crosby returning home with the Stanley Cup in 2009. Excerpted reports by TSN's Rod Smith (January 16, 2002), and Jacqueline Foster for CTV Atlantic from Cole Harbour NS (August 7, 2009).
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Scrum outside of the House of Commons relating to an incident that took place in the House on February 16, 1971. Members of the Opposition accused Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau of mouthing an obscenity. He denied it, saying it was nothing more than "Fuddle Duddle".
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On August 26, 1988, Brian Wilson was interviewed by Norm Perry for Canada AM. HIs first solo album, Brian Wilson, was released on July 12th of that year. Here's an excerpt of that interview.
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Canada's twentieth Prime Minister, Jean Chretien held the office from 1993 to 2003, but he held many positions in government before that. A lawyer from Shawinigan, his first election was as the Member of Parliament for Saint-Maurice-Laflèche in 1963, the beginning of a long political career.
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Interview originally aired in 1967. Wolfenden was the Chairman of the British committee that wrote the Report of the Departmental Committee on Homosexual Offences and Prostitution which concluded that homosexual behavior between consenting adults in private should no longer be a criminal offence. The recommendations led to the passage of the Sexual Offences Act 1967, ten years after the report was published.
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Two kidnappings by the FLQ in October 1970 triggered the October Crisis. This was the only occasion when the War Measures Act was used during peacetime. With the military supporting civil authorities, Montreal had the appearance of a city under Marshall Law.
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15th Prime Minister of Canada, in office from 1968 to 1979, and then from 1980 to 1984. He quickly rose from Prime Minister Lester Pearson's Parliamentary Secretary, to Justice Minister, to Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. His personal motto may have been "Reason before passion", but the nation got wrapped up in "Trudeaumania".
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A blizzard in January 1999 dumped 118 cm of snow on Toronto, effectively bringing the city to a standstill. Mayor Mel Lastman called on the army to help shovel the snow, and to use their equipment to augment police and emergency services. Other parts of the country ridiculed Toronto and its mayor. However the city was already effectively closed, and more snow was forecast.
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Joan Baez was interviewed by Norm Perry on June 30, 1987 while she was on tour promoting her autobiography, she was a counter-culture leader. A folk singer known just as much for her opposition to segregation and the war in Vietnam. In this clip she talks about the impact of politics on her recording career.
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We heard those words on September 26, 1972 when Paul Henderson, playing for the Canadian team in the Summit Series, scored the winning goal to secure victory over the Soviet Team. In fact he scored the winning goals in the final three games of the eight-game series. This reel shows Henderson, teammate Phil Esposito and coach Barry Sinden commenting for W5 from Moscow.
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March 12, 2012 is the one hundreth anniversary of the birth of poet Irving Layton. Born in Romania, Layton emigrated to Montreal as a child. He became one of Canada's greatest and most controversial poets and was twice nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
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30 years ago the world lost a legend, the King of Reggae, Bob Marley. Here CTV's Sandie Rinaldo interviews Marley in 1978, three years before his death. Jamaican president Michael Manley offers his own insight into the political force of reggae, the "people's language".
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The HMCS Haida is a tribal class destroyer built in late 1942 in England, and was commissioned into the Royal Canadian Navy in 1943. Of the 27 tribal class destroyers built between 1937 and 1945, only the HMCS Haida survives. She served during World War 2, the Korean War, and on NATO peacekeeping missions. The HMCS Haida is now a museum ship on the waterfront of Hamiton, ON. She was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1984. This news report by CTV's Henry Champ originally aired August 30, 1973 on the Haida's 30th anniversary.
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On November 10, 1979 a 106-car Canadian Pacific freight train carrying explosive and poisonous chemicals derailed near the interesection of Mavis Road and Dundas Street in Mississauga ON. More than 200,000 people were affected by the largest peace time evacuation in North America, a record that held until Hurricane Katrina caused the evacuation of New Orleans in 2005. There were no deaths resulting from the incident.
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The Maple Leaf flag, also called the l'Unifolié (one-leafed), has been Canada’s flag since February 15, 1965. Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson formed an all-party committee in 1964 to resolve the “flag issue”, which was a very hot and contentious debate in the early sixties. The committee finally picked a distinctive Canadian design with a stylized red maple leaf in the centre.
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In this June 4, 1989 report by CTV reporter Roger Smith, Beijing hospital staff reach the breaking point, as they try to accommodate all the victims of the Martial law crackdown and to come to terms with what is happening to them and their people.
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Ten short years ago Alliance leader Stephen Harper approached a media scrum with the news that the Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative parties had been unable to reach a deal to unite. CTV's Craig Oliver reports
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Located on Front Street in Toronto, Union Station is the busiest transportation facility in Canada serving over 250,000 passengers a day. The current station was opening by Edward, Prince of Wales on August 6, 1927. It’s had a bit of a facelift lately.
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CTV'S Rosemary Thompson reported on Jack Layton's first full day as leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada. Though not yet a Member of Parliament, he was ready to take on the ruling Liberal Party headed by Prime MInister Jean Chretien. And he gave full credit to his wife, Olivia Chow, for being a winning strategist.
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Craig Oliver reports on reaction to Paul Martin's departure from the Liberal cabinet - ten years ago.
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