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News in Review - December 2019 Election 2019: Canada Goes to the Polls

The writ was dropped, the election called and the politicians were off. The six-week federal election campaign quickly became a forum for personal attacks and finger-pointing. Scandals plagued the short but intense campaign. While polls suggested the LIberals and Conservatives were neck and neck, it was the Liberals’ race to lose. While they lost seats, they did manage to squeak ...
  • 2019
  • 00:16:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2020

The Fifth Estate Jagmeet Singh: The Colour of Politics

He pulled off a first-ballot victory to become the new leader of the NDP, becoming the first visible minority to head a major political party in Canada. How did Jagmeet Singh do it? What singular event pushed him into politics — and what keeps driving him to take on the political establishment? Find out more as The Fifth Estate goes behind the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:27:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/22/2017

News in Review - October 1996 Conservatives in Canada: What Kind of Future?

Following the Progressive Conservative Party convention, this report examines the past, present and future of Sir John A. Macdonald's party.
  • 1996
  • 00:13:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2017

The Hour Prime Ministers and Presidents

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.
  • 2009
  • 01:49:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - November 2012 Justin Trudeau: Federal Liberal's Future?

"Rock star appeal." "Edgy and fresh." "Hip and appealing." These are just some of the words that were used in newspapers across the country to describe Justin Trudeau after he declared that he was officially running for the leadership of the federal Liberals. These aren’t the words that are usually associated with politicians in Canada. In fact, politics is seen ...
  • 2012
  • 00:17:07
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 11/15/2012

News in Review - October 2012 Quebec Votes 2012

On September 4, 2012 the first female premier of Quebec was elected. Pauline Marois, the leader of the separatist Parti québécois (PQ), defeated the incumbent Liberal Party, led by Jean Charest, by the narrow margin of less than one percentage point (or four seats) to form a minority government. The newly created party Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) came in third ...
  • 2012
  • 00:15:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2012

News in Review - September 2004 Canada Votes: A Liberal Minority

In June, Canadians voted in a federal election that some thought might end years of Liberal rule. Prime Minister Paul Martin’s Liberals had been battered by a sponsorship scandal. Stephen Harper’s new Conservative Party seemed to have a real chance of forming the next government. There was also a revitalized NDP under Jack Layton. However, the Liberals managed to win ...
  • 2004
  • 00:13:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2004

News in Review - September 2004 Rep by Pop: Making Votes Really Count

The federal election results brought new calls for changes to Canada’s electoral system. The biggest change would involve bringing in a system called proportional representation. It’s a different way of making votes count, and some say a more democratic one. The CBC’s senior correspondent Brian Stewart looks at the advantages and disadvantages of proportional representation, and at the strengths and ...
  • 2004
  • 00:14:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2004

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
  • 00:13:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2003

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 ...
  • 2002
  • 00:15:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2002

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
  • 00:15:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2002

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
  • 00:13:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2001

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
  • 00:13:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2000

News in Review - December 1990 Western Alienation

The rise of the Reform Party is the focus for this examination of Western Canadian politics.
  • 1990
  • 00:15:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1990