Distributor:  National Film Board of Canada
Length:  58 minutes
Date:  1987
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
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At the Crossroads

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Provides an overview of U.S.-Canadian economic ties, with possible alternatives to marriage with the United States.

At the Crossroads

This last hour of a five-part series offers no answers to Canada's economic troubles. But it does lay out, for the viewer's discretion, a summary of the facts at hand and some possible alternatives to marriage with the United States. Some of the facts are discomfiting. For instance, at roughly thirty percent, we're already more foreign-owned than any other country in the world. The good news in this film is that a great, stubborn, national pride in our cultural and social differences is alive and well. It may just give us the confidence to look elsewhere besides the United States for economic alliances and models. Part five of the series Reckoning: The Political Economy of Canada

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Main credits

Simpson, Moira (film director)
Simpson, Moira (screenwriter)
Johnson, George (film producer)
Laxer, James (screenwriter)
Laxer, James (host)

Other credits

Editing, Bruce Giesbrecht, Moira Simpson; cinematography, David Geddes; original music, Bruce Ruddell.

Distributor credits

Docuseek2 subjects

Government Policy
Political Economy
International Relations and Geopolitics

Distributor subjects

Foreign Countries
Politics and Government - Canada
Free trade


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