News in Review

News in Review, first launched in 1990, is our current-events series non-pareil. Some highlights of this popular series are available in your base subscription to Curio.ca or on DVD, including our Best of News in Review collections: Bullying, Native Studies, Canadian History, Business and Law.

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News in Review - January 2019 Maya/Mathangi/M.I.A. – The Making of a Political Pop Star

Mathangi Maya Arulpragasam – known simply as M.I.A. – is an acclaimed British rapper and pop star of Sri Lankan Tamil origin. Always controversial, she is an outspoken activist who uses her fame as a platform to express her political views, particularly about the Tamil crisis in Sri Lanka. Film director Stephen Loveridge put together a documentary of the artist’s ...
  • 2019
  • 00:09:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/31/2019

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News in Review - January 2019 Global Warming Warning: What Yukon's Glaciers Tell Us

Global warming is having a massive impact on the planet. In October 2018, the world’s leading climate scientists met and warned that there are only a dozen years to limit global warming. They predict urgent change is needed or the planet is in peril. Much of that warming can be linked to human activity. Glaciers are barometers of climate change ...
  • 2019
  • 00:13:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2019

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News in Review - January 2019 Sir John A. Macdonald: A Legacy of Controversy

Sir John A. Macdonald has become a controversial figure in modern times. Of course, he was Canada’s first prime minister, responsible for bringing about Confederation and building a rail line across the country. But in this era of truth and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, his image has become a symbol of oppression to some. It was his policies that saw ...
  • 2019
  • 00:13:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2019

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News in Review - January 2019 Prince Harry: Moving Out of the Shadow of Diana

Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, is sixth in line to the British throne. He was recently voted the most popular British Royal, beating out his new wife, actress Meghan Markle, and his own grandmother, the Queen. Harry is the youngest son of his all-too-famous father, Prince Charles, who is next in line to the throne, and his beautiful mother ...
  • 2019
  • 00:14:24
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/30/2019

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News in Review - December 2018 Under the Gun: Toronto's War Against Firearm Violence

In 2018 Canada’s largest city, Toronto, saw a massive increase in gun violence on its streets. Shootings were so frequent and often flagrant, taking place in broad daylight and near children’s playgrounds. The numbers were so high it had people worried that gun deaths in 2018 would surpass those of the so-called “Summer of the Gun” back in 2005. Police, ...
  • 2018
  • 00:14:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/21/2018

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News in Review - December 2018 Certain Death: A Mexican Journalist Fights Deportation

When Mexican journalist Emilio Gutiérrez Soto fled his home country with his son back in 2008 he thought his ordeal was over. Mexico is known to have one of the highest murder rates of reporters in the world – just behind war zones like Syria and Afghanistan. Journalists are killed there at a rate of about one per month, according ...
  • 2018
  • 00:14:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/21/2018

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News in Review - December 2018 #MeToo: The Movement a Year On

In October 2017 the #MeToo campaign went viral around the world empowering women to speak up about sexual harassment. But a year on, some are wondering if the movement has lost its momentum. While it seems to be making inroads in North America, it’s faced a serious backlash in France. This is a country that has always been polarized on ...
  • 2018
  • 00:15:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/21/2018

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News in Review - December 2018 Goodbye NAFTA, Hello CUSMA: Did Canada Get a Fair Trade Deal?

After more than a year of negotiations, Canada, the U.S. and Mexico finally have a new trade agreement – the Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement. CUSMA  (or USMCA as its named by President Trump) replaces NAFTA and maintains the elimination of many tariffs between the three countries, to facilitate the free flow of goods. But many argue that the Trudeau government had to give ...
  • 2018
  • 00:12:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/21/2018

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News in Review - November 2018 Venezuelan Migrants: Colombia's Crisis

It’s one of the biggest migrations on earth. More than 1.5 million Venezuelans have fled their homeland since 2015. Most head to Colombia in the hopes they can find jobs and food for their families. But the influx of the mass migration is putting serious strain on Colombia’s resources. And while the United Nations struggle to find ways to assist, ...
  • 2018
  • 00:15:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/04/2018

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News in Review - November 2018 Failing Grade?: Ontario’s Sex-Education Changes

In the summer of 2018 the newly elected Progressive Conservative party in Ontario announced it would end an updated sex-education curriculum in elementary schools and revert to an older version dating back to the 1990s. The controversial move brought protests from educators and liberals alike. Many felt that reverting to the older version failed to address the changes in society ...
  • 2018
  • 00:15:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/30/2018

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