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Alexander Galt: The Stubborn Idealist

Alexander Galt: The Stubborn Idealist

| 27 min

For Alexander Galt it was the middle of the road, until he saw some hope for his dream of a united Canada. What was he like, this stubborn idealist? How did he measure up to other political strongmen of his time? In this film you sense the personal clashes and the interplay of political ambitions that left their mark on history.

  • director
    Julian Biggs
  • producer
    Julian Biggs
  • executive producer
    Guy Glover
  • script
    Charles E. Israel
  • photography
    Robert Humble
  • sound
    Leo O'Donnell
  • sound editing
    Karl Duplessis
  • music
    Joan Edward
  • cast
    Robert Christie
    Bruno Gerussi
    Paul Hébert
    Roger Marshall
    John Vernon


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Ages 13 to 16

Study Guide - Guide 1

Civics/Citizenship - Federal/Provincial Government
History - Canadian Confederation
History and Citizenship Education - Canadian Federation (1850-1929)
Social Studies - Canadian Politics and Government

This film provides an excellent introduction to Canadian politics. Through this short historical re-enactment, students will gain insight into the background of Confederation and its main protagonists. After the film, students can be asked to do research on those key figures. It can also be interesting to highlight the differences between debates in the House of Commons back then and today.

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