The National Future of Work

In the Information Revolution, just as in the Industrial Revolution, machines are changing the workplace, making certain skills obsolete and leaving vast numbers of workers angry, frustrated and feeling powerless. In this, economist Jeremy Rifkin foresees a calamity of global proportions. He warns that underemployment will cut the income stream necessary to uphold the production/consumption ratio and the economy will ...
  • 1996
  • 00:25:49
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Gender equality in budgeting: How Canada can learn from Sweden

Gender equality in budgeting was a big theme for the Canadian government in 2018 with new measures announced to close the gender gap — and with that in mind, there's lots that Canada can learn from Sweden. Sweden has never ranked lower than fifth in the world for equality and has closed more than 81 per cent of the gender ...
  • 2018
  • 00:03:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/08/2018

Doc Zone Generation Jobless Classroom Favourites

There was a time when a university degree assured you of a good job, good pay and a comfortable life. Not anymore. Today, the unemployment rate for young people in this country is close to 15% – double that of the general population. But the real crisis is the increasing number of university and college grads who are underemployed – ...
  • 2013
  • 00:43:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/05/2014

The Fifth Estate Getting Off Easy: White-Collar Criminals

Even after stealing millions from innocent victims or bilking charities, first-time non-violent offenders are eligible for parole after serving as little as one-sixth of their sentence. Free to go with what some see as a slap on the wrist, some crooks and cons are released and at risk to re-offend without being required to pay restitution to their victims. As ...
  • 2011
  • 00:40:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Going Global

Canadian companies who want to go global often don't know where to turn. Enter Interspan Canada. It's just one of hundreds of trading houses that have sprung up in the past 10 years, specializing in finding international customers for small and medium-sized Canadian manufacturers. At Interspan, you can hear dozens of languages spoken and see deals happening around the world. ...
  • 1999
  • 00:08:47
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - December 2018 Goodbye NAFTA, Hello CUSMA: Did Canada Get a Fair Trade Deal?

After more than a year of negotiations, Canada, the U.S. and Mexico finally have a new trade agreement – the Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement. CUSMA  (or USMCA as its named by President Trump) replaces NAFTA and maintains the elimination of many tariffs between the three countries, to facilitate the free flow of goods. But many argue that the Trudeau government had to give ...
  • 2018
  • 00:12:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/21/2018

News in Review - September 1993 Governments Cut Back

All across the country, governments roll back wages, cut services, impose unpaid holidays and institute other cost-cutting measures in the public sector to reduce deficits.
  • 1993
  • 00:10:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1993

News in Review - September 2015 Greek Debt Crisis 2015

It is the birthplace of democracy but in 2015 Greece faced an unparalleled disaster. It owed the International Monetary Fund and the European Union billions of dollars and could no longer make repayments. The EU demanded austerity measures. But with taxes and unemployment already high the Greek people had had enough. Greece became the first nation ever to default on ...
  • 2015
  • 00:15:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/18/2015

Doc Zone Hairstyle Confidential

Hairstyle Confidential untangles the myths and mystique surrounding hair in popular culture. Go behind the scenes with the original stylist guru Vidal Sassoon. Spend a day with Hollywood’s hottest hairdresser, Ken Pavés. Enter the little-known world behind the latest fad — hair extensions — from their beginnings as the shorn hair of devout Hindus in India to the dyeing and ...
  • 2007
  • 00:44:32
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - April 2009 Hard Times Hit the Auto Industry

One of the biggest victims of the global credit crunch is the auto industry. Consumer demand is falling, factories are closing, and the once mighty industry is now asking for government bailouts. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the state of the Canadian auto industry and what is being done to try to save it.
  • 2009
  • 00:12:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2009