Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Produced in Montréal, La Difference was a weekly public-affairs series emphasizing both the differences and the similarities of the English- and French-speaking cultures in Canada. Combining documentary footage and dramatizations, the weekly, half-hour series offered new interpretations of "established" Canadian history, the deep-lying reasons for friction between Québéc and the rest of the provinces, and the efforts made toward unity and cooperation in the 20th century. Individual episode titles included "The Conquest," "Confederation: The Politics of Survival," "How the West Was Lost," "St. George and the Lily," "You're a Good Man, Charles DeGaulle," "How Do You Say 'Hot Dog' in Quebec?," "Patriots or Traitors," and (inevitably) "La Difference." The series aired on the CBC's Thursday-evening schedule from July 18 to September 19, 1968.