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News in Review - March 2016 ​The Canadian Economy: Facing a Global ​Downturn

When the International Monetary Fund downgraded its global economic forecast in January 2016, it predicted Canada's economy would only grow 1.7 percent for the year. Canadian banks aren't as optimistic, settling for a mere 1.3 per cent. It’s not good news for a country that is admittedly feeling the pinch of a downturn. What's to blame? China? Slower than expected ...
  • 2016
  • 00:16:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/17/2016

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News in Review - November 2015 ​Norway's Oil: Investing in a Nation's Future

The worldwide drop in oil prices has left Alberta facing a billion-dollar deficit and its economy balancing on the edge of recession, possibly dragging the rest of Canada with it. What happened with the surplus the province made over the years of high oil prices? There may be a lesson to learn from across the Atlantic in Norway. What did ...
  • 2015
  • 00:12:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/17/2015

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News in Review - November 2014 Keystone XL: Coming Soon?

The Keystone XL pipeline has been promoted as a safe, efficient way to get unrefined oil from Alberta to the southern U.S. Opponents of the pipeline have a very different perspective. They see it as an environmental disaster waiting to happen and another instance of big business trying to push people around.
  • 2014
  • 00:18:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/18/2014

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The National Who's Minding the Mines?

Canada has the largest mining industry in the world, bar none, but we also have one of the worst reputations. Who’s holding Canada accountable for its abuses in developing countries? A mining watchdog agency has done little to protect communities abroad, critics say. In 2009, the federal government appointed a corporate social responsibility counsellor to probe complaints about Canadian companies committing ...
  • 2011
  • 00:11:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Crude Awakening

Alberta's tar sands are sometimes called the Saudi Arabia of the North, an oil deposit so rich it has transformed Canada into an energy superpower. But there's a catch. This oil is heavy. Scraping it out of the earth and separating out the valuable stuff is a massive enterprise, and it's turning Canada into one of the most polluting countries ...
  • 2007
  • 00:23:18
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Land of Fire: Searching for Natural Gas Hydrate

The answer to dwindling energy sources may lie beneath the snow and ice of Canada's North. A massive source of untapped natural gas under the permafrost is ready to be exploited, but technological challenges remain. Gas hydrate is methane gas trapped within a cage of ice. It contains 164 times its volume in gas. Reserves have also been found in ...
  • 2002
  • 00:19:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - December 2010 The Oil Sands and the PR War

The American government is considering whether to allow construction of a giant pipeline that would pump even more Canadian oil into the United States. But the oil comes from Alberta’s controversial oil sands and many environmentalists say the pipeline should not be built. This News in Review story looks at how both sides are making their views heard.
  • 2010
  • 00:14:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2010

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News in Review - December 2010 The Rescue of the Chilean Miners

It was a rescue watched by millions of people all over the world. Thirty-three Chilean miners hauled to the surface after being trapped underground for more than two months. In this News in Review story, we’ll look at the rescue and why the miners’ ordeal touched so many.
  • 2010
  • 00:16:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2010

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News in Review - February 2008 The Oil Sands and the Environment

Alberta’s oil sands have transformed Canada into a world energy superpower. The profits are staggering, but so are the costs to the environment. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the effects of this modern-day black gold rush. We’ll also examine how the rising demand for oil is forcing the Alberta government to make some very difficult choices.
  • 2008
  • 00:17:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2008

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News in Review - April 2006 Metal Mania: Canada's Mining Boom

Canada’s economy is booming these days, thanks in part to rising prices for the oil we produce. But metals like gold, zinc and titanium are also contributing to this boom. In this News in Review story we’ll examine what’s behind this soaring global demand for our metals. We’ll also visit a prospector’s convention, and show you why our mining companies are having ...
  • 2006
  • 00:13:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2006

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News in Review - November 2004 Energy Shock: The Rising Price of Oil

In October, the price of oil soared to over US$55 a barrel and set off alarm bells around the world. Oil prices haven’t been that high since the early 80s, and some economists warned they could trigger a global recession. On News in Review we’ll look at what’s pumping up the price of oil, and what it could mean for ...
  • 2004
  • 00:13:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2004

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News in Review - April 1992 Beleaguered Newfoundland

Our second story on Newfoundland examines the ongoing economic crisis in that province, especially in the areas of cod stocks and the Hibernia project.
  • 1992
  • 00:13:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1992

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