Overworked and Underpaid: Nurses Strike Back

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  • 1999
  • Added on: 09/15/1999

News in Review - February 1991 The Manitoba Nurses' Strike

This strike leads us to an examination of the nursing profession and Canada's health care system.
  • 1991
  • 00:13:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1991

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Marketplace Grey, Black and Blue: Nursing Home Violence

You may be surprised to learn that the vast majority of violent assaults in Canadian nursing homes involve one resident attacking another. You may be even more surprised to learn that the problem has been growing for years, and that one public report after another has recommended changes (to funding, to training, to institutional protocols) but that these recommendations have been ...
  • 2007
  • 00:26:19
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC News #Beyond94 – From residential school to one of Manitoba's first Indigenous nurses

Ann Callahan began residential school in the 1930s at age four. Despite facing challenges she pursued higher education, becoming one of the first Indigenous nurses in Manitoba.
  • 2018
  • 00:07:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2018

News in Review - September 1999 Overworked and Underpaid: Nurses Strike Back

During the spring and summer of 1999, nurses across Canada either went on strike or threatened strikes to redress what they say is too much work and too little pay as a result of government cutbacks in health care. The illegal strike in Quebec, which led to a major confrontation between nurses and the government of Lucien Bouchard, and the ...
  • 1999
  • 00:12:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1999

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Dragons' Den Dragons' Den, Season 8, Episode 15

On this episode of Dragons’ Den, a serial inventor puts the Dragons in the hot seat, a couple from the East Coast try to nurse themselves a deal, an entrepreneur hopes the Dragons flip for his pitch, plus an idea that has the Dragons rolling in money. Pitches in this episode: The Monkey Vault Parkour Training Centre;  Now You’re Rolling In It; Chimney ...
  • 2014
  • 00:42:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/25/2015

Man Alive Tonight's the Night

Humans are sexual beings from birth to death, but the ways in which sexuality is expressed may change with age. Man Alive talks to three couples about sex after 60 in a revealing portrait of love, romance and the need for companionship in elderly people. A nursing home director attests to the fact the elderly are flirtatious with each other (nursing homes ...
  • 1995
  • 00:24:02
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/01/2015

The Fifth Estate The Pain Game: Drugs, Doctors and Pro Sports Classroom Favourites

It's no secret that professional sports is big business, but as this investigation by The Fifth Estate reveals, the pressures put on some team doctors to nurse high-priced star players back to health is leading to the over-prescription of drugs and ultimately harming the athletes.
  • 2015
  • 00:41:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/03/2015

News in Review - October 2002 Saving a Killer Whale

A young orphan killer whale is discovered in the Pacific ocean, frail and battered. Taken in by American rescuers, she is nursed back to health and for the first time ever an attempt is made to return the whale back to the family pod from which it came – off the coast of Vancouver Island. We follow this wonderful, joyous ...
  • 2002
  • 00:16:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2002

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Canada's Smartest Person Canada's Smartest Person, Season 3, Episode 5

A nurse, high school shop teacher, paralympian, spoken word poet, recreational hockey commissioner and an arborist compete in six intelligence challenges to earn their spot in the finale. Among the competitors in this episode, a University of Toronto student competes with the belief that no one's intelligence should be overlooked because of their age.
  • 2016
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/22/2016

News in Review - February 2013 Hoaxes and Pranks: When the Joke Turns Tragic

Some Montreal students were a YouTube hit after creating a realistic looking video of an eagle seemingly snatching a child and trying to fly away. A short time later, another prank or hoax led to the death of a nurse in London. Where do we draw the line when making things up in the name of entertainment?
  • 2013
  • 00:12:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2013

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Firsthand Unstoppable: The Fentanyl Epidemic

A new wave of synthetic drugs is set to flood into Canada, the first version having already killed thousands of Canadians. This potent documentary looks at the problem through the eyes of people whose lives have been significantly changed by fentanyl, including a drug cop, a street nurse, an underground chemist and drug-world insider — not to mention the families ...
  • 2016
  • 00:43:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/26/2017

News in Review - January 2016 Mona Parsons: Canada's Nazi Resistance Fighter

Mona Parsons was a Canadian actress, nurse and unlikely hero. She became a member of an informal resistance in the Netherlands against the Nazis during the Second World War and was Canada’s only civilian female prisoner of war. Yet few have heard of her. Reporter Reg Sherren travelled to Nova Scotia to learn her story.
  • 2016
  • 00:10:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/22/2016

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Dragons' Den Dragons' Den, Season 9, Episode 2

A new Dragon exercises his will and tightens his wallet; an athletic pitch hopes to line-up a deal; and siblings try to yodel their way into the Dragons’ hearts. Pitches in this episode: Pure Vibe Fitness Studio; RosterBot; The Naked Nursing Tank; Schnitzel Queen; PÜR Gum.
  • 2014
  • 00:43:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/19/2015

Dragons' Den Dragons' Den, Season 9, Episode 17

Three friends hope they will be able to toast to a Dragon deal; a pair of nurses think the Dragons will want in, after they have a chance to sleep on it; and an eager entrepreneur sticks her neck out to see if the Dragons will bite. Plus, a CEO tries to convince the Dragons that seed money is all ...
  • 2015
  • 00:43:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/29/2015

Documentary A Skill for Life (with English subtitles)

In our societies, stress has become a scourge. It was long believed, and some still believe, that children are not affected by stress. In 1988 in Edmundston, New Brunswick, nurse Renée Guimond Plourde noted that her 6-year-old son, who was just starting school, was suffering from symptoms related to stress. In the absence of literature on the subject, parents, in ...
  • 2015
  • 00:45:42
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/21/2016

CBC | Radio-Canada Documentary Liberation of Holland

A visually stunning mix of re-enactments and rich archival footage, including rare colour footage from World War II. It gives voice to the men and women – soldiers, nurses and Dutch civilians – who lived through these historical events. Hearing their remarkable stories, provides a powerful, lasting experience. The documentary features the unique bond that exists between the Dutch and ...
  • 2005
  • 00:50:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Murder or Mercy? Euthanasia on Trial

Francine Pelletier presides over a debate on euthanasia, one of the most emotionally charged issues in Canada today. Dr. James Young, Ontario's Chief Coroner, discusses the current definition of euthanasia and we look at how other countries have grappled with this issue. Marilynne Seguin, a registered nurse and executive director of the organization Dying With Dignity, presents views favouring euthanasia. ...
  • 1995
  • 00:54:09
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Fifth Estate Life and Death in Kandahar

This winter, The Fifth Estate cameras were granted four weeks of unprecedented and exclusive access to the NATO trauma hospital at the main military base in Kandahar Province. It's one of busiest trauma hospitals in Afghanistan and it has been under Canadian command for two years. Many of the medical staff are career soldiers in Afghanistan on a six-month tour. ...
  • 2008
  • 00:44:14
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Fifth Estate Rate My Hospital

What do we really know about the quality of care we get? The Fifth Estate set out on a nine-month quest to uncover data about Canadian hospitals’ performance and make it public. In this sweeping initiative, CBC based its assessment on data collected from hospitals by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), a publicly funded, non-profit organization that gathers and analyzes ...
  • 2013
  • 00:43:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/04/2014

Canada: The Story of Us Service and Sacrifice (1916-1929)

Bravery and sacrifice define our new nation as war erupts across Europe. Canada, as a British Dominion, joins in the fight – a young country seeking to find its place on the world stage. It's not long before nearly half a million Canadians, including thousands of Indigenous soldiers, travel to Europe to serve beside their allies in the First World ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

Beyond 94: Truth and Reconciliation in Canada

Winner of the Human Rights Reporting award from the Canadian Association of Journalists / Journalists for Human Rights, cbc.ca/beyond94 is an immersive website on the 94 Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The Commission was formed as a means of reckoning with the devastating legacy of  the residential school system. From 2008 to 2014, the commission heard stories from ...
  • 2018
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2018