Is Canada the global good guy? Let's examine that claim.
MYTH 1) 'Canada is a peacekeeping nation' examines the changes within the Canadian military policies and what has been the agenda of these actions. From the historical beginnings of peacekeeping, to the recent missions, the documentary takes a critical look to the motives behind these actions. Particular focus is given to the role Canada has taken in NATO, the current perpetual war in Afghanistan, and how Canada played a pivotal role in pushing the policy of ‘humanitarian bombing’ in Yugoslavia in 1999.
MYTH 2) 'Canada’s military purpose is defence' By investigating the magnitude of the Canadian military industrial complex, this section probes the intersecting relationships between various government agencies and corporations as well as public complicity in this vast industry.
MYTH 3) 'Canada's aid is helping people around the world' investigates how various government agencies and ministries have specific agendas they are implementing around the world. The active role taken on in regional development banks, to the policies pushed by Export Development Canada are designed and carried out to ensure a free market neo-liberal agenda in different countries, regardless of the negative effect they may have on the communities and environment they impact. This includes how Canada’s development agency’s (CIDA) tied and phantom aid function in post and present conflict zones.
Amy Miller - Writer / Producer / Director
Boban Chaldovich - Co-Director / Editor /Graphic Animator
Shannon Walsh - Consulting Producer
Jeff Feldman - Original Music
Eric Hanson - Cartoon Animator
Rachelle Sauve - Narrator
Tu-Three - Original Music
Eric Chorostecki - Sound Designer
FEATURING Justin Podur - Editor of Z-Net online magazine Scott Taylor - Publisher of Esprit de Corps magazine Sherene Razack - Author, Professor of Sociology, U of T Michael Mandel - Author, Professor of International Law, York U Thomas Marr - Canadian Ambassador to Croatia Richard Sanders - Editor of Press for conversion Slobodanka Borojevich - Plaintiff in Lawsuit against Canadian Government over bombing of former Yugoslavia Igor Todorovich - Economic Analyst and Journalist Steven Staples - Director of Rideau Institute Patricia Adams - Executive Director of Probe International Karyn Keenan - Program Officer, Halifax Initiative Sakura Saunders - Program Associate, CorpWatch André Geneaux - Canadian Director of EBRD Richard Veillete - Director General of CIDA Jesse Griffiths - Policy Officer, Action Aid