Canada and the Economic Breakdown

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  • 2008
  • Added on: 11/15/2008

The Eurozone and the Economic Crisis

Check out the comprehensive, classroom-ready resource guide linked to this News in Review segment, featuring a broad range of lesson plans and activities.
  • 2011
  • Added on: 11/15/2011

NIR-14-04 - The Economic Benefits of Hiring Disabled Employees

Entering the workforce has often been a struggle for people with disabilities. In recent times, however, more employers have been realizing the tremendous potential of this sometimes marginalized group.
  • 2014
  • Added on: 04/15/2014

News in Review - May 1991 The Business of Baseball

The economics of sport and the high salaries commanded by sports and entertainment figures are examined.
  • 1991
  • 00:08:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1991

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The National Broken Harvest

Redvers, Saskatchewan is a farming town. The families that live there have been farmers for generations. But for many, this may be coming to an end. Financial hardship has hit many of the families to a point where their farms are on the verge of collapse. There simply is no money for them to continue.
  • 1999
  • 00:23:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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

News in Review - September 2003 The Canadian Economy: Under Attack

It’s been a tough year for the Canadian economy. First there was SARS and mad-cow disease. Then, a massive blackout and devastating fires. It’s costing us billions and, as Havard Gould reports, the Canadian economy has begun to show signs of weakening.
  • 2003
  • 00:11:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2003

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CBC News Is immigration good or bad for an economy?

Canada’s economy needs more people as Canadians aren’t having enough babies to replace the aging population. The CBC’s Anne Gaviola explains why there are plans to increase the number of immigrants coming to Canada.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/13/2018

Ideas The Degrowth Paradigm

The degrowth movement is a relatively new contender in the economic and political debates that swirl around humanity's future. Degrowthers believe we need a more modest and sane alternative to the constant pressures of expansion that are destroying the ecological basis of our existence. Author and essayist Richard Swift explores the degrowth alternative, in theory and in practice.
  • 2013
  • 00:54:00
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 08/11/2014

News in Review - November 2001 The Farm Diary

Farming as a way of life in Canada and agriculture as a prime industry are the focal points for this case study of a Canadian farm family. All have been changed over the years, most recently as a result of adverse climatic conditions, political disagreement over the role of government subsidies and a changing global marketplace. These are some of ...
  • 2001
  • 00:13:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2001

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News in Review - February 1998 Asian Economies: Toothless Tigers?

The collapse of the Asian economic boom and its financial reverberations around the planet provide the focus for this story. “From boom to bust” is a socio-economic event that has played a part in Canada’s own history and is a worldwide phenomenon that economists struggle to predict and to prevent. How stock markets around the world function and the intricate ...
  • 1998
  • 00:14:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1998

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News in Review - May 2006 Boom Times: Alberta's Red-Hot Economy

A wave of prosperity is sweeping across Alberta. Thanks to its oil and natural gas resources, the province is enjoying amazing economic growth. Unemployment is low, wages are high and thousands of Canadians are pouring into the province looking for work. In this News in Review story we'll look at what is driving Alberta's powerful economic engine, and what the ...
  • 2006
  • 00:14:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2006

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Venture Discount Days

'Tis the season to be shopping, but guess where you'll find most Canadians? Thanks to high taxes and shrinking incomes, Canadians are stuck in the discount aisles. Venture explores the various economic factors that effect the spending habits of Canadians and also why upscale retail is such a bust in Canada.
  • 2000
  • 00:07:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - November 1994 Big-League Sports: Who Pays the Bill?

In this story we explore the sociological and economic implications of strikes in major league sports as well as issues relating to labour-management relations and conflict resolution.
  • 1994
  • 00:12:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1994

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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 - September 1996 The Olympics: Games People Play

With a special focus on the Olympics' centennial, the Atlanta Games and Canada's Olympic program, this report assesses the politics, commercialization and "pure sport" aspects of the Olympics.
  • 1996
  • 00:17:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1996

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Fortune Hunters

This fast-paced business series looks at “trends” — the powerful shifts in human behaviour and in economic activity that define the 21st century — through the lens of moneymaking. Each episode, meet entrepreneurs who are hunting their fortune by creating companies and trying to cash in on popular trends.Hosted by Dianne Buckner of Dragons’ Den, Fortune Hunters also includes candid conversations with business experts on the latest ...
  • 2014
  • Added on: 09/25/2014

The National Nova Scotia's Shrinking Population Woes

With its slow growth rate and aging population, Nova Scotia needs immigrants. But some argue it is not getting its fair share of them.
  • 2015
  • 00:07:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/05/2016

The National Big money, big risk awaits pot businesses

CBC News' Peter Armstrong spoke to the CEO of Canada's leading pot company to talk about whether industry is ready to supply demand.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:38
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 11/06/2018

Venture Scenario Planning

In these unpredictable times, businesses are struggling to be ready for anything. They are exploring alternatives to traditional economic forecasting in an attempt to prepare for whatever might happen next. Since 9-11, more companies are trying out "scenario planning," a system where a lot of time and money goes into imagining what might happen – just in case it does.
  • 2001
  • 00:08:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - February 1992 Hard Times, Disappearing Jobs

This report shows the realities of hard economic times in the lives of ordinary people.
  • 1992
  • 00:13:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1992

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The National NAFTA 101: Canada's place in the trade agreement

The National brings you the basics on NAFTA, Canada's place and role in the agreement and how vitally important it is to the Canadian economy.
  • 2018
  • 00:01:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2018

The National The dirty business of sorting your recycling bin

Recycling is a ritual in a lot of Canadian homes, and we do it with the best intentions. But intentions in our kitchens may not be good enough.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/23/2019

News in Review - September 2002 A New Plan to Save Africa

For decades, independent Africa has suffered through poor economic and trade conditions, inadequate health and education programs, and severe leadership problems. Billions of dollars of Western aid have not changed the continent’s plight. Now, there is a Canadian initiative to change all that. At the meeting in Alberta of the world’s eight leading economic countries this summer, a plan was ...
  • 2002
  • 00:11:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2002

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Venture Canadian Business in Uganda

Most of Canada’s number crunching may happen on Bay Street, but a world and an ocean away, a troubled local economy in Uganda is benefiting from sorting through Canadians’ tax receipts. This program travels to Africa where a group of Ugandans and a Toronto accounting firm have formed a strategic partnership, hoping for a modern miracle.
  • 2002
  • 00:11:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013