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George Stroumboulopoulos has interviewed many heads of state, including many of Canada’s prime ministers. Gain insight into their world as these leaders take a look back at their careers. Featuring interviews with Brian Mulroney, Joe Clark, Paul Martin, Jean Chrétien, Jimmy Carter, Vicente Fox and John Howard.
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News in Review - November 2006 Michaëlle Jean: Our Governor General

On September 27, 2005, Michaëlle Jean was sworn in as Canada's Governor General. Since then she has brought her own sense of purpose and style to her job as the Queen's representative. In this News in Review story we'll look at Michalle Jean's first year in office. We'll travel with her to Haiti, the country where she was born. We'll ...
  • 2006
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News in Review - March 2006 Stephen Harper: The Path to Power

On February 6, 2006, Stephen Harper was sworn in as the 22nd Prime Minister of Canada. The Conservative Party leader has been a familiar figure on the Canadian political scene for a number of years. However, many Canadians don't know much about him, or why he decided to enter politics. In this News in Review story we'll look at Stephen ...
  • 2006
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News in Review - April 2005 Missile Defence: Canada Takes a Pass

In late February 2005, after months of agonizing over the decision, Prime Minister Paul Martin announced that Canada would not participate in the U.S. missile defence program. The program, which is still in its early stages, is aimed at intercepting incoming ballistic missiles before they can hit North America. The U.S. government had put a lot of pressure on Canada ...
  • 2005
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News in Review - April 2004 The Conservative Party Chooses a Leader

The Liberal sponsorship scandal gave the newly formed Conservative Party of Canada a big boost in the polls, just as party members were preparing to choose a leader. Three candidates campaigned for the job: Stephen Harper, the former leader of the Canadian Alliance Party; Tony Clement, a former Ontario cabinet minister; and Belinda Stronach, a business executive and political newcomer. ...
  • 2004
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News in Review - April 2004 Liberal Trouble: The Sponsorship Scandal

A parliamentary committee has begun investigating a scandal that has rocked Prime Minister Paul Martin’s Liberal government and caused it to plummet in the polls. The scandal erupted after Auditor-General Sheila Fraser released an audit into the government’s controversial advertising and sponsorship program in Quebec and found that hundreds of millions of dollars had been mismanaged. We look at the ...
  • 2004
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News in Review - February 2004 New Era: Paul Martin Takes Over

When Paul Martin was sworn in as Canada's 21st prime minister he moved quickly to try to put a fresh face on the government he inherited from Jean Chrétien. We look at the ceremonial transfer of power and at the new Prime Minister's first weeks in office. We also look at who did and who didn't make it into his ...
  • 2004
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News in Review - December 2003 Paul Martin: Mr. Prime Minister

The Liberal Party of Canada has elected Paul Martin as its next leader. We look at the career of the man who will become the 21st Prime Minister and at what Canadians can expect from him in the future. We also examine the legacy of the man he replaces. Jean Chrétien is retiring after 50 years in politics, 10 of ...
  • 2003
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News in Review - November 2003 Uniting the Right: Federal Politics Transformed

It’s a deal that just may change the nature of Canadian federal politics. In the last three elections, the Canadian Alliance, and its predecessor the Reform Party, have split the right-wing vote with the Progressive Conservatives, a situation that has enabled the Liberal Party to easily dominate in Central and Eastern Canada. All that may now come to an end. ...
  • 2003
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News in Review - November 2003 Canada Returns to Afghanistan

It’s one of the most dangerous places on earth, but this summer 1,900 Canadian soldiers arrived in Afghanistan to help make it safer. They are there as part of a NATO mission that hopes to restore Afghanistan to peace and democracy after the fall of the Taliban regime in 2002 left the nation in a state of near anarchy. Canada’s ...
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News in Review - March 2003 Iraq: The Drums of War

There’s a war of words over the fate of Iraq. The U.S. is determined to topple Saddam Hussein and to do it soon. But many of its allies, including Canada, are telling it to wait. News in Review reports on a debate that is dividing NATO and the United Nations.
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News in Review - February 2003 A New Leader for the NDP

This January the federal NDP chose Jack Layton as its new party leader. Layton has taken on a tough job; in the last election the NDP received its lowest popular vote ever, and so more than ever the survival of the party is at stake. News in Review takes a look at Layton’s road to victory and examines the NDP’s ...
  • 2003
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News in Review - December 2002 Kyoto: The Battle Lines Are Drawn

Prime Minister Jean Chrétien is determined to ratify the Kyoto Protocol on environmental issues. There is spirited opposition from a number of provinces, especially Alberta. The dispute is taking on the importance of Canada’s free trade and national energy policy clashes. The story has background on Kyoto and the fight between ratification versus a made-in-Canada plan.
  • 2002
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News in Review - September 2002 The Liberals: A House Divided

In an unprecedented move against a sitting Canadian prime minister, a significant number of party members appear ready to vote against Jean Chrétien in a leadership review next year. The split in the Liberal camp was highlighted this spring when Paul Martin, one of the main contenders to replace the PM, was dismissed from Cabinet. The battle for the heart ...
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News in Review - May 2002 Stephen Harper: Leading The Alliance

Less than two years after its creation and following a crisis in leadership, the Canadian Alliance Party has a new leader. After easily defeating former leader Stockwell Day, Stephen Harper prepares to return to Parliament and to re-unite his party. This story focuses on a new style of leadership, on the impact on the "unite the right" movement and on ...
  • 2002
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News in Review - September 2001 Stockwell Day's Misalliance

This report examines the turbulent year in the political life of Stockwell Day following his emergence as leader of the Canadian Alliance in the summer of 2000. We chronicle the events that forced Day into a defensive position in terms of his policies and decisions, but primarily in terms of the dissension within his own grassroots party where Alliance members ...
  • 2001
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News in Review - April 2001 Re-inventing the Left in Canada

As the political spectrum in Canada has become more and more diversified, creating five parties in the current House of Commons, the traditional right-wing, centrist and left-wing political ideologies have also been reshaped and re-examined. In this report, CBC reporter Keith Boag investigates the future of the New Democratic Party as well as the future of the overall left wing ...
  • 2001
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News in Review - February 2001 Bouchard Quits: A Blow for Sovereignty?

Quebec Premier Lucien Bouchard startled Quebecers and the rest of Canada with his sudden resignation from politics, from the premiership, and as leader of the Parti québécois. In an emotional speech he cited his failure to advance the cause of Quebec sovereignty as one of the main reasons for his departure. Bernard Landry's election by acclamation seems to have maintained ...
  • 2001
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News in Review - December 2000 Election 2000: Chrétien's Third Majority

Jean Chrétien's third majority win provides the opportunity for assessing a political campaign that often seemed to devolve into name-calling; a campaign that in numerous ways created a more polarized electorate than in the past. At the same time, it was a campaign in which the issue of leadership and perennial Canadian issues such as health care, cultural diversity, the ...
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News in Review - September 2000 Stockwell Day's New Alliance

Now that Canada has a new political party and a new political leader on the national scene, the political landscape in Canada has shifted again. As a harbinger of the forthcoming federal election, the emergence of the Alliance and a new and relatively youthful leader raise the question of how this renewal of part of the political right in Canada ...
  • 2000
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News in Review - April 2000 Government Mismanagement: Minister Besieged

An audit of the federal job-creation grant program reveals what has been described at best as sloppy bookkeeping. As the current Minister for the Department of Human Resources, Jane Stewart must defend not only her own political reputation, but that of the entire Liberal government. This story reveals how cabinet ministers of the Crown become especially accountable to the general ...
  • 2000
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News in Review - December 1998 The Return of Joe Clark: New Hope for Conservatives?

By choosing former prime minister Joe Clark as their new leader, Canada's federal Progressive Conservatives have charted a new course for one of the country's founding political parties; a course that unites the past and the present. They hope that a new leader, a new vision, and the experience and stature of Joe Clark will help lead the party out ...
  • 1998
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News in Review - October 1998 Quebec: The Rules for Separation

The decision of the Supreme Court of Canada – the highest court in the land – on rules that must be followed in the next Quebec referendum has changed the course of constitutional events. The ruling also raises many issues related to the rule of law itself. In addition, the differing interpretations of this historic ruling as it relates to ...
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News in Review - November 1997 Canadian Unity: The Calgary Initiative

The new road map for unity. A political correspondent's view of the players, their new alignments, the changing federal and Quebec political landscapes and the imperatives of Jean Chrétien's and Lucien Bouchard's leaderships.
  • 1997
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News in Review - September 1997 Election 97: The Regions Speak

The new political reality of five political parties holding official status in the House of Commons contributes to a lack of a clear political outlook as the country heads to the next referendum.
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