The National Would You Live Here?

With housing prices in the stratosphere and the typical salary stagnating, Canadians are finding ever more diverse living spaces, particularly in dense urban areas. The National takes a tour of the new housing frontier, going inside the “village in a box” concept of many condo developments, ultra-small apartments, co-housing, shipping-container dwellings and retail-to-residential conversions. Are these viable alternatives to the typical ...
  • 2010
  • 00:24:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Exchange Young Canadians: Funding the Future

Paul Kershaw, founder of Generation Squeeze, is a UBC professor and leading thinker on generational inequality in Canada. He talks with CBC's Peter Armstrong about how Canada Pension Plan reforms will affect young people and their future plans for retirement.
  • 2016
  • 00:03:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/05/2016

News in Review - April 2016 ​Clean Energy: Seeking Renewable Sources

In March 2016 Canada’s federal government met with provincial premiers to put together a national climate plan, one that will address carbon emissions. Canada is far behind other industrial nations in outlining measures to reduce the burning of fossil fuels. Many experts argue that taxing the population may not be the best solution to a cleaner planet. So how do ...
  • 2016
  • 00:15:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/18/2016

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

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