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In the Balance

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Production Years: 
1960 to 1969


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Length (feet): 
500 (16mm)
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Library and Archives Canada: 16mm.
"A message exhorting Canadians to buy 'Made in Canada' products. J. Frank Willis talks about the health of the Canadian economy and refers to the way things were in the past. Long sequences shot in Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario, illustrating life in pioneer days. Two men plough with a span of oxen, women in costume do housework and shop at John Crysler's general store, canal boats move on the canal, a blacksmith plies his trade while others operate a water-powered ripsaw at the saw mill. Willis asks if we could import less and produce more. A cargo ship is shown unloading in Montreal harbour. The theme is exemplified in numerous sequences on the manufacturing of electronic and communications equipment by Algoma Steel in Sault Ste. Marie. Several shots of the manufacture of tiny tubes, transistors and other complex components."