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The Champions, Part 3: The Final Battle

The Champions, Part 3: The Final Battle

| 1 h 27 min

The final instalment of this 3-part documentary series about Pierre Elliott Trudeau and René Lévesque spans the decade between 1976 and 1986. The film reveals the turbulent, behind-the-scenes drama during the Quebec referendum and the repatriation of the Canadian Constitution. In doing so, it also traces both Trudeau's and Lévesque's fall from power.

  • director
    Donald Brittain
  • script
    Donald Brittain
  • narrator
    Donald Brittain
  • producer
    Adam Symansky
    Donald Brittain
  • executive producer
    Barrie Howells
  • photography
    Andreas Poulsson
  • sound
    Hans Oomes
  • editing
    Richard Bujold
  • sound editing
    Abbey Jack Neidik
  • music
    Eldon Rathburn


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Ages 14 to 17

History - Canada 1946-1991
History and Citizenship Education - Modernization of Quebec Society (1929-1980)
Social Studies - Canadian Politics and Government
Social Studies - Quebec/Federal Relations

Research and discuss the terms of the Canadian Constitution of 1979, introduced by Trudeau and the Liberal Party. Discuss the consequences of the Quebec referendum and its outcome for the Parti Quebecois and Rene Levesque. Comment on the roles played by the following, in terms of the political careers of both Trudeau and Levesque: Jim Coutts, Claude Charron, Claude Ryan, Pierre Bourgault, and Jean Chretien.

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