General Reference Unit 5: Reaching Maturity, 1980-Present
Chapter 15: Technology, Globalization, and Free Trade
- International Trade Canada
This site has information about the World Trade Organization, NAFTA, and the Free Trade Area of the Americas.
- Marc Garneau: Canadian Space Pioneer
Watch CBC news clips and listen to radio clips about Marc Garneau, the first Canadian to serve on a NASA space mission.
- Softwood lumber dispute
This site has information about the recent Canada and U.S. lumber dispute.
- Trade by Product
Use this tool to discover how much Canada imports or exports to various countries throughout the world.
Chapter 16: Canadians: Citizens of the World
- Cadets Canada
This site has information about the Cadets. The Cadets is a federally sponsored program for young Canadians who are interested in participating in a variety of activities and learning more about the Canadian Forces.
- Canadian International Development Agency
The site contains the Canadian International Development Agency's policy statement on strengthening aid effectiveness.
- G-8 Defined
This site provides information on the G8 and explains their role.
- The International Campaign to Ban Landmines
This site is a network of more than 1400 non-governmental organizations working in 90 countries, trying to ban landmines globally.
- Tsunami Relief
This article provides information about Canada's contribution to the Tsunami relief in Asia.
- UN Office of the Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery
This UN site provides updates on the recovery of various nations that were devastated by the tsunami.
Chapter 17: Politics and the Canadian People:
1980 to the Present
1980 to the Present
- Assembly of First Nations
The official website for the Assembly of First Nations.
- The Battle for Aboriginal Treaty Rights
Watch CBC news clips and listen to radio clips about the battle over land and its resources.
- Brian Mulroney
This site has a biography and links to information on Brian Mulroney.
- From Cheers to Jeers: The Mulroney Years
Watch CBC news clips and listen to radio clips about former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and his career.
- Georges Erasmus: Native Rights Crusader
Watch CBC news clips and listen to radio clips about Georges Erasmus, an Aboriginal leader who fought for the right of self-government for Aboriginal peoples of Canada.
A website about Canadian history and Canadian history education.
- FYI Canada
In association with Histor!ca, FYI Canada is a place where Canadian youth can interact with each other and share ideas and opinions about a number of issues.
- Jean Chrétien
A biography and links to information on Jean Chrétien.
- Jean Chrétien: From pool hall to Parliament Hill
Watch CBC news clips and listen to radio clips about former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien and his career.
- Kim Campbell, First and Foremost
Watch CBC news clips and listen to radio clips about former Prime Minister Kim Campbell, the first female to take the position.
- The Meech Lake Accord
This site briefly explains The Meech Lake Accord, which was supposed to bring Quebec into the constitution.
- One Hundred Years of Immigration
This site has a detailed list of the largest groups of immigrants that have come to Canada in the last one hundred years.
- Phil Fontaine: Native Diplomat and Dealmaker
Watch CBC news clips and listen to radio clips about Phil Fontaine, a leader in Aboriginal politics.
- The Prairie Roots of Canada's Political "Third Parties"
This site has a history of politics in western Canada, which includes the formation of the former Reform Party.
- Preston Manning
Biography of Manning. For an additional biography, click here
- Timeline: The Québécois Political History
This site has a timeline of events from 1967 to 2003, outlining the history of the Parti Québécois in Quebec's politics.
Uni.ca is a group that strongly believe that maintaining a united country is a more noble goal than separation and disintegration.