News in Review - December 2013 A Look Back at Law and Social Justice 2013

From a crack-smoking mayor to a mainstream federal leader willing to legalize marijuana, the year 2013 put Canada on the map when it comes to the issue of illegal drugs in modern society. In Quebec, a province often in the news for cultural reasons, a fresh controversy ignited over the issue of religion versus identity. In Toronto, videos from a ...
  • 2013
  • 00:16:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2013

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News in Review - February 2003 A New Leader for the NDP

This January the federal NDP chose Jack Layton as its new party leader. Layton has taken on a tough job; in the last election the NDP received its lowest popular vote ever, and so more than ever the survival of the party is at stake. News in Review takes a look at Layton’s road to victory and examines the NDP’s ...
  • 2003
  • 00:15:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2003

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Canada: A People's History A Question of Loyalties

Episode 5: 1775 to 1815 CE. At the beginning of the American Revolution in 1775, American rebels invade Canada, but despite the efforts of rebel spies to entice Quebec to join the revolution, les Canadiens refuse to take up arms against British rule, and the invasion ultimately fails. The mass migration of Loyalists that follows - more than 40,000 people in all ...
  • 2000
  • 01:46:19
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Aboriginal Children Used as Test Subjects

Newly surfaced documents shine a light on experiments that were conducted on hundreds of aboriginal individuals, most of them young children, during and following World War II. Residential schools were the testing grounds for government scientists to observe the effects of several products on the malnurished bodies of aboriginal children without their consent or even their knowing. 
  • 2013
  • 00:03:07
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/15/2014

Ideas Aboriginals and New Canadians: The Missing Conversation

The words "We are a Metis nation" open John Ralston Saul's recent book, A Fair Country. In the 2009 UBC-Laurier Institution Multiculturalism Lecture, he argues that aboriginal values have fundamentally shaped the character of Canadian society.
  • 2009
  • 00:54:00
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/13/2014

Ideas Abraham's Diary (Part 1 of 2)

In 2007 Canadian Inuit representatives travelled to Europe to explain the seal hunt. They were not well understood. Another group of Labrador Inuit had gone to Europe more than a century earlier, in 1880. They were not well understood either. Displayed in the Berlin zoo, these eight "little eskimos" attracted viewers by the thousands. Chris Brookes tells the story of ...
  • 2009
  • 00:53:59
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/19/2014

Ideas Abraham's Diary (Part 2 of 2)

In 2007 Canadian Inuit representatives travelled to Europe to explain the seal hunt. They were not well understood. Another group of Labrador Inuit had gone to Europe more than a century earlier, in 1880. They were not well understood either. Displayed in the Berlin zoo, these eight "little eskimos" attracted viewers by the thousands. Chris Brookes tells the story of ...
  • 2009
  • 00:54:01
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/19/2014

The National Advantage Canada: Canadian Currency in a Global Marketplace

In Moncton, when CN cut thousands of jobs, the provincial government decided to follow the information highway and developed an internet infrastructure. The province preached the benefits of the infrastructure and the low Canadian dollar to Americans, and they bought it. The facts are impressing: many international firms are setting up shop across Canada. The attractions? Medicare, lower wages for ...
  • 2002
  • 00:11:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Canada: A People's History Adventurers and Mystics

Episode 2: 1540 to 1670 CE. With the search for the Northwest Passage and the expansion of the Grand Banks fishery, the New World soon becomes a destination for permanent European colonies, in Newfoundland and along the St. Lawrence. Samuel de Champlain begins his legendary journeys, and the precarious beginnings of New France are established. It is an era of unprecedented ...
  • 2000
  • 01:46:37
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - May 2006 Afghan Fighting: Canadians Under Attack

In March 2006, Canadian soldiers began a dangerous new mission in Afghanistan. Operating from two bases in the city of Kandahar, they began taking part in combat operations against Taliban insurgents. It didn't take long before the Taliban struck back, killing and wounding some of our soldiers. In this News in Review story we'll take a look at our Canadian ...
  • 2006
  • 00:15:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2006

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