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As Friend and Foe ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB526154
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Mark Zannis, Peter Katadotis
Directors:  Laszlo Barna, Laura Alper
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Canadian Politics, Civics, Documentary, Politics
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1980
Running Time:  24m 40s


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Through the use of stock footage and stills photographs, this film describes
labour's early history in Canada, the growth of unionism, and the role of
government as both friend and foe of Canadian workers. The film outlines the
little-known role of William Lyon Mackenzie King in developing both
theoretical and practical solutions to labour conflict in Canada and the
United States. Particular attention is given to the seventies, during which a
new era of collective-bargaining relations emerged.



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