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Acadian Deportation

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Acadian Deportation

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Their peaceful existence was uprooted in 1755 when over 10,000 Acadians were ripped from their homeland to ensure British rule in North America. This Heritage Minute portrays the deportation through the eyes of an Acadian mother.

For more information about the Acadian Deportation visit The Canadian Encyclopedia.



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  • Mother - Nancy Kenny
  • Father – Fabien Melanson
  • Grandmother – Murlane Carew
  • Narrator – Nancy Kenny
  • End Narration – Antonine Maillet
  • Director – Tess Girard
  • Director of Photography – Guy Godfree
  • produced by Fifth Town Films

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Sir George-Étienne Cartier

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  • Sir John A. Macdonald – Steve Cumyn
  • Sir George-Étienne Cartier – Jean L’Italien
  • John Sebastian Helmcken – Steve Coombes
  • Abbé Noel Joseph Ritchot – Christian Laurin
  • Antoine-Aimé Dorion – Jean Pearson

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Sir John A. Macdonald

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  • Sir John A. Macdonald - Steve Cumyn
  • Sir George-Étienne Cartier – Jean L’Italien
  • George Brown – Clyde Whitham
  • Thomas D'Arcy McGee – Matt Yantha

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Queenston Heights

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  • John Norton – Billy Merasty
  • John Brandt – Meegwun Fairbrother
  • Narrator – Alanis Obomsawin

Richard Pierpoint

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Richard Pierpoint

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  • Officer Howard – Ray Kahnert
  • Deaf Moses – Roney Lewis
  • Younger Richard Pierpoint – Oke Nnawuchi
  • Officer Charles – Jordan Van Dyck
  • Richard Pierpoint age 68 – Rudy Webb
  • Narrator – Charles Officer

Underground Railroad

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Underground Railroad

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For more information about the Underground Railroad visit The Canadian Encyclopedia.

CAST
  • Eliza - sister – Barbara Harris
  • Josh - brother – Donny Lucas
  • Narrator – Vlasta Vrana
  • Young Girl – Macha Grenon
  • Father – Yarro Tagoumthe
  • Gentleman – Christopher Maccabe

Laura Secord

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Laura Secord

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  • Secord – Louisa Martin
  • FitzGibbon – Stephen McHattie
  • Mohawk person #1 – Eric Schweig
  • Mohawk person #2 – Denis Lacroix
  • Mohawk person #3 – Jonathon Fisher
  • Mohawk person #4 – Jack Burning
  • Additional Cast – J Winston Carroll
  • Additional Cast – Richard Hardacre
  • Additional Cast – Katherine Trowell

Orphans

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Orphans

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For more information about Irish famine orphans in Canada visit The Canadian Encyclopedia.

CAST
  • Monsignor – Pierre Colin
  • Molly – Jennifer Jenei
  • Adoptive Father – Hugo Dube
  • Nun – Helene Gregorie
  • Adoptive Father - Husband of Mother who speaks – Jean L'Italien
  • Smallest Orphan – Melissa Pirrera
  • Priest – Andre Richard
  • Adoptive Mother – Jasmine Roy
  • Orphan – Christian Tessier
  • Speaking Adoptive Mother – Johanne-Marie Tremblay
  • Orphan – Kimberly Meehan
  • Orphan – Adriana Greenbelt
  • Orphan – Jason Harvey
  • Mother – Paule Brochu
  • Narrator – Katherine Trowell

John Cabot

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CAST
  • Cabot – Bill Colgate
  • Sailor – Giuseppe Tancredi
  • King Henry VII – Julian Richings
  • Queen Elizabeth of York – Trish O'Rielly
  • Additional Cast – Robert Harris Bidaman
  • Additional Cast – Paul Saunders

Responsible Government

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Responsible Government

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For more information about responsible government visit The Canadian Encyclopedia.

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  • Victoria – Bronwen Mantel
  • Melbourne – Harry Hill

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