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William Lyon Mackenzie - L'Ami de son pays

William Lyon Mackenzie - L'Ami de son pays

| 28 min
Les artisans de notre histoire

Découvrez cette série des années 1960, produite dans le cadre des festivités du centenaire de la confédération canadienne, qui présente en 18 épisodes de 30 minutes une galerie de personnages qui ont marqué l’histoire du Canada


Quelques épisodes de la vie de William Lyon Mackenzie: sa victoire électorale la plus décisive, sa défaite, son emprisonnement et son exil volontaire aux États-Unis, puis son retour au Canada et la reprise de sa lutte pour un gouvernement responsable.

  • director
    Julian Biggs
  • None
    Julian Biggs
    Douglas Rain
    Kate Reid
    Henry Ramer
    Grace McNair
    Charles Palmer
    Ed McGibbon
    Anthony Tremblay
    Georges Toupin
    Chris Wiggins
    Tom Kneebone
    John Raskin
    Basil Fitzgibbon
    Roger Marshall
    Eugène Jousse
    Eric Matheson
    Earl Preston
    Sidney Pearson
    Robert Baylis
    Yolande Stewart
    Guy Glover
  • advisor
    Guy Frégault
    Maurice Careless
  • images
    John Gunn
  • script
    Joseph Schull
  • sound
    Leo O'Donnell
    George Croll
  • decorator assistant
    Michael Devine
  • assistant director
    Stuart Baker
  • music
    Joan Edward
  • sound mixer
    George Croll
  • costumes
    Philippa Wingfield
  • makeup artist
    Robert Rybka


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Ages 11 to 18

History - Canada under British Rule (1764-1867)
History and Citizenship Education - Civil Rights and Freedoms
History and Citizenship Education - Culture and Currents of Thought (1500-present)
History and Citizenship Education - Imperialism and Colonization (1800s-1900s)

Research the causes of the 1832 Rebellion. William Lyon Mackenzie has often been seen as a radical in Canada; how accurate is this description? Consider viewing the following films at the same time:  Lord Durham, Louis-Joseph Papineau: The Demi-God, William Lyon Mackenzie: A Friend to His Country and Robert Baldwin: A Matter of Principle. Organize a class debate with each group representing one of these politicians.

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