News in Review - February 2012 Canada and the Jobless Crisis

In December, Canada's unemployment rate rose to 7.5 per cent, its highest level since April. Experts said Canada's economy appears to be stalling, and the situation is particularly bleak in the country's two largest provinces, Quebec and Ontario. In this News in Review story, we examine the troubling situation and look at how two Ontario cities are trying to recover.
  • 2012
  • 00:14:52
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  • Added on: 02/15/2012

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News in Review - December 2008 Canada Faces a Recession

As the global economic crisis continues, some economists are predicting that Canada will slide into a recession. It would be the first recession in 16 years and could hit some parts of Canada particularly hard. In this News in Review story we’ll look at how the economic crisis is affecting the Canadian economy and what is being done to try ...
  • 2008
  • 00:13:42
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  • Added on: 12/15/2008

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News in Review - March 2009 Canada Gets a Recession Budget

In early February 2009, the Conservative government’s new budget was passed by the House of Commons. Two months earlier, the Conservatives had claimed that spending billions of dollars to stimulate the economy wouldn’t be necessary. But the budget they tabled predicts a federal deficit of more than $60 billion over the next two years. In this News in Review story we’ll look ...
  • 2009
  • 00:16:48
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  • Added on: 03/15/2009

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The National Canada to decrease carbon tax, angering environmental activists New

Canadian industries hope the change will help keep them competitive abroad, but environmentalists see this as Trudeau pulling back from his commitment.
  • 2018
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  • Added on: 09/12/2018

The National Canada's Brands: Can They Compete?

Canada is losing many of its manufacturing jobs to overseas markets. The rising dollar makes Canadian goods more expensive abroad and some manufacturers say they're being forced to look elsewhere or go out of business. Canada's Brands focuses on four companies that proudly wear the Made in Canada label. What are the challenges they face? What keeps them from leaving? ...
  • 2007
  • 00:18:13
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  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - March 1991 Canada's Recession

The recession is the backdrop for studying Canada's economy and related social and political issues.
  • 1991
  • 00:14:23
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  • Added on: 03/15/1991

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The National Canada's Social Safety Net: In Hard Times (Part 2 of 4)

The program examines some new ways of helping people in economically hard times. Canada's social safety net has stretched beyond the expectations of those who originally conceived it. The current economy has created a great need for the aid of unemployment insurance and welfare, but that need outweighs available resources. Peter Mansbridge leads an analysis of the options government may ...
  • 1993
  • 00:27:29
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  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Canada's Social Safety Net: In Old Age (Part 3 of 4)

For the most part, Canada's elderly are financially better off today than ever before. There are doubts, however, that government pensions will be able to support succeeding generations. Karen Brown, a baby-boomer, investigates her own retirement prospects and comes up with some sobering, thought-provoking and facts. An accompanying panel discussion deliberates the future of the pension plan.
  • 1993
  • 00:27:20
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  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Canada's Social Safety Net: In Sickness and in Health (Part 4 of 4)

Medicare, Canada's universally accessible and publicly funded health care system, is one of the social institutions of which we are most proud. Many experts argue that it is one of the best health care systems in the world. Recently, however, shrinking financial resources and increasing health care demands have brought calls for reform. This program examines how Canadian health care ...
  • 1993
  • 00:28:58
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  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Canada's Worst Cellphone Bill

In this excellent business ethics piece from Marketplace, Wendy Mesley gets the story behind the huge bills many Canadians rack up using their cellphones. For several months, Marketplace collected bills and stories from Canadians about the astronomical and sometimes mystifying charges they've received. Hear horror stories about all of the major Canadian carriers, their hidden fees and markups as high ...
  • 2009
  • 00:21:36
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  • Added on: 06/14/2013