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Canada: The Great Experiment
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Genre Education
Starring Colin Fox
Narrated by Sir John A. Macdonald
No. of episodes 13
Running time 30 minutes
Distributor TVOntario
Original network TVOntario

Canada: The Great Experiment is an educational television show which was produced and broadcast by TVOntario in 1981–82. The series was narrated by Sir John A. Macdonald, played by veteran actor Colin Fox.

Episode list

13 or 14 episodes were produced. They were:

  1. "Power Shift"
  2. "One Dominion"
  3. "The Reasons Why"
  4. "From Sea to Shining Sea"
  5. "For the Good of the Party"
  6. "The People's House"

The rest of the list is in an unknown order.

  1. "Of Limited Power"
  2. "The Decision Makers"
  3. "A Creature of the Province"
  4. "To Serve With Honour"
  5. "The Third Branch"
  6. "Pressure Point"
  7. "The Nation Within"

All episodes were around 30 minutes in length.


Fans of the Canadian-made soap opera Strange Paradise knew Colin Fox best in a dual role as Jean Paul Desmond and his ancient ancestor Jacques Eloi Des Mondes.

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