As Friend and Foe

As Friend and Foe

Archival film and photographs describe labour's early history in Canada, the growth of unions 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 USA. Particular attention is given to the 1970s, when a new era of collective bargaining emerged.

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Credits
  • director
    Laszlo Barna
    Laura Alper
  • producer
    Mark Zannis
  • executive producer
    Peter Katadotis
  • script
    Laura Alper
  • editing
    Robert Boyd
  • sound editing
    Donald Douglas
    Diane Normandeau
  • re-recording
    Adrian Croll
    Hans Peter Strobl
  • narrator
    Earl Pennington