Bank Mergers: Is Bigger Better?

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  • 1998
  • Added on: 11/15/1998

West Bank Wall: Barrier to Peace?

Check out the comprehensive, classroom-ready resource guide linked to this News in Review segment, featuring a broad range of lesson plans and activities.
  • 2003
  • Added on: 12/15/2003

Meltdown: The Secret History of the Global Financial Collapse

Meltdown: The Secret History of the Global Financial Collapse is the story of the bankers who crashed the world, the leaders who struggled to save it and the ordinary families who got crushed. The CBC’s Terence McKenna takes viewers behind the headlines and into the backrooms at the highest levels of world governments and banking institutions, revealing the astonishing level of ...
  • 2017
  • Added on: 03/01/2017

News in Review - November 1998 Bank Mergers: Is Bigger Better?

A report conducted on behalf of the federal government of Canada examining all aspects of Canada’s financial services sector has come down on both sides of the political fence. The report is especially relevant in light of the declaration of four of Canada’s largest banks to merge, thus increasing substantially their financial control over the Canadian economy. Using the report ...
  • 1998
  • 00:15:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1998

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News in Review - March 2003 West Bank Wall: Barrier to Peace?

A decade ago Israeli and Palestinian leaders signed the Oslo Peace Accord. This accord would have led to an independent Palestine in Gaza and the West Bank, but in 2000 the peace initiative collapsed. Since then almost 900 Israelis and 2,400 Palestinians have been killed in a tragic cycle of violence and retaliation. Many Israelis feel that the only solution ...
  • 2003
  • 00:13:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2003

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The Fifth Estate My Friend the Bank Robber

For decades, Stephen Reid has captured the imagination of Canadians. An outlaw bandit who robbed banks with stopwatch precision, a fast-talking charmer, and master of disguises who twice escaped prison, a reformed convict and accomplished best-selling author, and a loving father and husband. It seemed Stephen Reid's story might have a Hollywood ending. But real life isn't so kind. The ...
  • 2011
  • 00:41:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Modern Criminals

Today’s justice system continues to take on the crime syndicates, mafia bosses and bank robbers of yore, but also has to adapt to new breeds of criminal, whether white-collar, fringe libertarian or cyberpath.
  • 2014
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/25/2014

Documentary The Instrument Bank

The Instrument Bank follows the country’s most gifted violinists and cellists over the course of the 2009 Canada Council for the Arts’ Musical Instrument Bank Competition. The musicians compete to get their hands on the world’s greatest stringed instruments, valued at more than $27 million. The relationship between musician and instrument and the intense work ethic required to make one a ...
  • 2011
  • 00:47:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/04/2019

News in Review - March 1994 Our Blood Supply: The Gift of Life?

In this report we look at the issue of HIV-tainted blood as well as the procedures that are intended to assure the supply of safe blood products.
  • 1994
  • 00:11:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/1994

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The Fifth Estate House of Cards

When Lehman Brothers collapsed in September 2008, heralding the onset of a recession, the focus was on the greed and vanity of the Americans who ran the doomed investment giant. But The Fifth Estate has uncovered the Canadian connection to that collapse. His name: Brian Chisick. A Grade 10 dropout from Vancouver who moved to California, Chisick pioneered a predatory type of ...
  • 2010
  • 00:43:48
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/19/2014

News in Review - November 2008 Canada and the Economic Breakdown

In early October 2008, a global credit crunch that began in the United States spread to Canada. Stocks plunged and many Canadians began to worry about their savings and whether the country was heading for a recession. In this News in Review story we’ll look at what caused the credit crunch and how it could affect the Canadian economy.
  • 2008
  • 00:14:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2008

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Venture Canadian Youth Business Foundation

Meet the owners of some of Canada's newest business startups. These young entrepreneurs had great ideas, but little money and no options for family investment or bank loans. Luckily, along came the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF), the brainchild of a CIBC banker. This privately funded program provides loans and business advice to young entrepreneurs right across the country. They ...
  • 2000
  • 00:07:52
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - February 1998 The Krever Inquiry: Assigning Blame

With anger, disillusionment and a significant loss of faith, Canadians witnessed the tragedy and legal drama of the tainted blood scandal, in this country as well as throughout the world. In each country where the supply of blood products were tainted, the investigation, repercussions and compensations did not occur in the same way. This final report on the Canadian situation ...
  • 1998
  • 00:11:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1998

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Marketplace In Denial: The Mortgage Insurance Game

If a person has a mortgage on their home, chances are good they also have mortgage insurance. The idea is that if they should become seriously ill or die before paying off the mortgage, the coverage will kick in and pay it off for them. The reality falls a little short of that. In this Marketplace investigation, we meet two families ...
  • 2007
  • 00:22:19
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Meltdown: The Secret History of the Global Financial Collapse The Men Who Crashed the World (Part 1 of 4)

Greed and recklessness by the titans of Wall Street triggers the largest financial crash since the Great Depression. It's left to US Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, himself a former Wall Street banker, to try and avert further disaster.
  • 2010
  • 00:45:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Definitely Not the Opera Swimming to Freedom: The Incredible Story of Yahya Samatar Classroom Favourites

How far would you go for freedom? As the refugee crisis continues to grip the world's attention, DNTO dedicates an episode to one man's harrowing journey from Somalia to the banks of Manitoba's Red River.
  • 2015
  • 00:54:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/07/2015

The National Making Canada Proud

In celebration of Canada Day, The National followed six stories of Canadians making a difference around the world, from the occupied West Bank to Winnipeg. Highlights include a doctor in China being compared to a modern-day Norman Bethune; a researcher using the cellphone to improve medical treatment for AIDS patients in Kenya; a man whose organization donates bicycles worldwide; and ...
  • 2009
  • 00:22:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Loyalty in the Workplace

Has downsizing and outsourcing killed employee loyalty? Should young people feel a sense of allegiance to a single employer or should they be free to exercise their right to move on to bigger and better opportunities. The Royal Bank is just one of many large companies which has enlisted the help of consulting companies to learn how to attract and ...
  • 2000
  • 00:08:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Some young Palestinians see no end to Israeli occupation

The dream of a two-state solution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict appears in retreat, in large part because of the failure of the international community to insist upon it.
  • 2019
  • 00:09:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/25/2020

What a Waste Water Waste

Canadians think we have plenty of it, but water is a valuable resource we already waste. In the coming decades we'll need solutions to our wasted water. Find out how science is looking way down the road and coming up with a plan.
  • 2014
  • 00:27:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/17/2015

The Fifth Estate Kingston Pen: Secrets and Lies

As the nearly 180-year-old Kingston Penitentiary that has housed some of Canada's most notorious inmates prepares to close its gates for good, Linden MacIntyre weaves together the stories of three of its most famous inmates: Edwin Alonzo Boyd, leader of one of Canada's most infamous gangs; Ty Conn, a serial bank robber who became instantly notorious when, in 1999, he ...
  • 2012
  • 00:42:06
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 11/18/2014

Venture Avery Wines: The Brandman

This case study tracks the struggles of Liz and David Avery as they try to put their wine on the best tables in Vancouver after six years of nurturing their grapes. Their bank manager suggests brand man Bernie Hadley-Beauregard, who tries to re-name, re-brand and retail their wine, all in a very short timeframe. Watch as Bernie the Brandman doggedly ...
  • 2003
  • 00:26:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - May 2002 The Mideast: Escalating Crisis

As the crisis in the Middle East escalates once again, Israel – responding to ongoing suicide bombings – re-occupies large parts of the West Bank in the face of strong opposition from Palestinians and Palestinian supporters, as well as from political pressure from abroad. The fate of the peace movement and the effectiveness of international initiatives to stop the violence ...
  • 2002
  • 00:15:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2002

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Doc Zone Canada, Above and Beyond: Dancing with Danger (Part 4 of 4)

Why do some people seek thrills and adventure in the sky? Explore the extraordinary deeds of men and women that defy imagination. A wing walker looks back to the days of barnstorming in rural Canada. The Snowbirds, ambassadors of Canadian aviation throughout the world, share the secrets of precision flying. Test pilots demonstrate their mettle, putting aeronautic flight systems through ...
  • 2009
  • 00:42:50
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013