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News in Review - March 2016 ​The Canadian Economy: Facing a Global ​Downturn

When the International Monetary Fund downgraded its global economic forecast in January 2016, it predicted Canada's economy would only grow 1.7 percent for the year. Canadian banks aren't as optimistic, settling for a mere 1.3 per cent. It’s not good news for a country that is admittedly feeling the pinch of a downturn. What's to blame? China? Slower than expected ...
  • 2016
  • 00:16:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/17/2016

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The National The Bottom Line: Is Canada an Economic Champ or Chump?

It's all about jobs, politicians say. But is this the leading factor in Canada's economic health? What about housing, debt, productivity, exports? Is Canada sliding from the world's economic champ to its economic chump? The National's Bottom Line panel weighs in. The Bottom Line panel helps us as Canadians to protect our financial future, with insight and advice on what ...
  • 2014
  • 00:17:14
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/03/2014

Meltdown: The Secret History of the Global Financial Collapse Paying the Price (Part 3 of 4)

The victims of the meltdown fight back. In Iceland, protestors force a government to fall. In Canada, ripped off autoworkers occupy their plant. And in France, furious union members kidnap their bosses.
  • 2010
  • 00:45:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - May 2012 Budget 2012: The Axe Begins to Fall

In late March, Stephen Harper’s Conservatives tabled a new budget. It outlined plans for more than $5 billion of spending cuts, as well as one for phasing out the penny. In this News in Review story we examine what’s in the budget and look at the reaction from the opposition and other Canadians.
  • 2012
  • 00:16:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2012

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News in Review - April 2009 Hard Times Hit the Auto Industry

One of the biggest victims of the global credit crunch is the auto industry. Consumer demand is falling, factories are closing, and the once mighty industry is now asking for government bailouts. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the state of the Canadian auto industry and what is being done to try to save it.
  • 2009
  • 00:12:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2009

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News in Review - March 2009 Canada Gets a Recession Budget

In early February 2009, the Conservative government’s new budget was passed by the House of Commons. Two months earlier, the Conservatives had claimed that spending billions of dollars to stimulate the economy wouldn’t be necessary. But the budget they tabled predicts a federal deficit of more than $60 billion over the next two years. In this News in Review story we’ll look ...
  • 2009
  • 00:16:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2009

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News in Review - February 2009 The Conservatives and the Coalition

In early December 2008, Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservative government found itself fighting for its political life. Three opposition parties formed a coalition and announced they were ready to topple the Conservatives and form a new government. To avoid being defeated, the prime minister asked the governor general to shut down Parliament until late January 2009. In this News in Review story ...
  • 2009
  • 00:14:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2009

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News in Review - June 2006 Taking Over: Canada's New Government

In early February 2006, Stephen Harper's Conservatives were sworn in as the new government of Canada. It's only a minority government, but that didn't stop the Conservatives from getting off to an action-packed start. In this News in Review story we'll examine the Harper government's first few months in power. We'll look at what it managed to accomplish and why ...
  • 2006
  • 00:12:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/15/2006

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News in Review - February 2000 Canada 2000: The State of the Nation

One of Canada’s greatest prime ministers, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, declared that “the 20th century shall be the century of Canada.” Laurier, a man of vision, compromise and pragmatic solutions, correctly identified a century in which Canada would truly come into its own, although not without difficulty. This News in Review story examines our current notion of statehood, our legacies, and ...
  • 2000
  • 00:16:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2000

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News in Review - March 1995 Selling the Budget: Content and Coverage

News in Review takes viewers behind the doors of the "lock-up" to explore the process a federal budget undergoes as well as its content.
  • 1995
  • 00:19:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/1995

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News in Review - December 1994 Overdrawn: Understanding the Deficit

The lives of all Canadians are affected by government debt. This report examines the causes and the nature of the deficit.
  • 1994
  • 00:13:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1994

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News in Review - September 1993 Governments Cut Back

All across the country, governments roll back wages, cut services, impose unpaid holidays and institute other cost-cutting measures in the public sector to reduce deficits.
  • 1993
  • 00:10:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1993

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News in Review - March 1991 Canada's Recession

The recession is the backdrop for studying Canada's economy and related social and political issues.
  • 1991
  • 00:14:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/1991

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