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Stronger, Freer: the Story
Stronger, Freer tells the story of a struggling Canadian family over the course of 150 years from Confederation through to present day.
act 1: confederation
The Robertsons arrive in Canada at the birth of our nation. Settling in PEI, from Scotland, they've pinned their hopes on the booming wooden ship industry as a way to fund Jonathan's return to school. And suddenly those jobs disappear. Disrupted by the steel ships.
act 2: 1917
Half a century later we catch up with them in Truro, Nova Scotia, and WW1 is the stage where Canada defines itself as its own nation, strong and free. But the war has far-reaching effects—the Robertsons, and Halifax, will never be the same.
act 3: 1967
1967. Toronto. Leafs win the cup. Happy times. A way to prosperity. But Trudeau's new criminal code bill pits family members against each other. An all-out father daughter war.
act 4: present day
Financially stronger than ever, in 2017, a new threat emerges that money alone can't heal.