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As Friend and Foe

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Through the use of stock footage and stills photographs, this film describes labour's early history in Canada, the growth of unionism, 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 United States. Particular attention is given to the seventies, during which a new era of collective-bargaining relations emerged.

1980, 24 min 40 s