The Current Ahmed Hussen: From Somali Refugee to Canada's Immigration Minister

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen fled on his own to Canada as a teenage refugee to escape civil war in his native country. The Current's Anna Maria Tremonti sits down with him to discuss his experiences as a refugee, immigration, Canada's relationship with the U.S. and other issues.
  • 2017
  • 00:24:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/04/2017

News in Review - January 2006 Aids in Africa: Despair and Denial

In December 2006, the United Nations reported that more than three million people died of AIDS in 2005. They died in countries all over the world. But most of them died in sub-Saharan Africa, the region hardest hit by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. In this News in Review story journalist Sorious Samura travels to Zambia to find out why so many ...
  • 2006
  • 00:15:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/15/2006

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News in Review - December 1999 Air Canada: One National Airline

For months the public drama of an attempted hostile takeover of both of Canada’s major airlines by a third party was played out daily. Like an auction at which valued family property was for sale to the highest bidder, the prospective sale was watched on nightly newscasts by Canadians who waited while the power brokers of the three major players ...
  • 1999
  • 00:13:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1999

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News in Review - March 2014 Airport Wi-Fi: Canada Spying on Its Own

Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) is a government agency tasked with gathering intelligence in other countries. Documents released by American whistleblower Edward Snowden, however, tell a very different story. For a two-week span, thousands of people who travelled through Canadian airports had their movements tracked even after they left the airport. CSEC says their actions were legal, but some disagree. 
  • 2014
  • 00:11:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2014

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The National Al Qaeda's Family

The family is that of Ahmed Said Khadr, a longtime associate of Osama Bin Laden. With Khadr shot dead in a firefight, one child shot in the spine and paralyzed, and one shot in the face and imprisoned in Guantanamo, Cuba, other family members speak out about their direct ties to Al Qaeda. There are exclusive interviews in Pakistan with ...
  • 2004
  • 01:07:57
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - April 1994 Alan Eagleson: A Trust Betrayed?

This story asks students to examine the potential for abuse of power, influence and trust in a multi-million dollar sport like professional hockey.
  • 1994
  • 00:11:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1994

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News in Review - May 1997 Albania: Descent Into Anarchy

Another fragile attempt at democracy fails as citizens rise up against the authorities after losing their life savings in pyramid schemes.
  • 1997
  • 00:16:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/25/2014

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The Art Show Aleena & Dezlin’s Rattle

Aleena and Dezlin are from Six Nations Reserve. Their modern and traditional dancing demonstrates how art and dance can bridge cultures.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:01
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 11/20/2017

CBC News Alert Ready to send emergency messages to smartphones

Alert Ready, the national emergency system that already sends alerts to television and radio, will soon be sending them to mobile phones too.
  • 2018
  • 00:01:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/16/2018

CANAdooDAday Alexander Graham Bell Invents the Telephone

The story of Alexander Graham Bell and Canada’s greatest invention is told in a teen pop song. In this version of the story, Bell only sees the fun advantages of the telephone he created — calling his dog, phoning his teacher to play hookey and of course, ordering pizza.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:18
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 06/19/2017