News in Review - December 2011 Canada's Controversial Crime Bill

Canada’s Conservative majority government has introduced a bill that would make major changes to the way justice is administered in this country. Bill C-10 would, among other things, stiffen penalties for young offenders and force judges to apply minimum mandatory sentences. In this News in Review story we’ll look at why the bill is controversial and travel to Texas to ...
  • 2011
  • 00:14:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2011

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News in Review - October 2014 Canada's Disgrace: Our Missing Aboriginal Women

Over the past three decades, more than 1,100 Aboriginal women and girls have been murdered or gone missing in Canada. Despite countless studies, investigations and special committees, there are no clear solutions to this ongoing problem.
  • 2014
  • 00:14:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/07/2014

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News in Review - March 2002 Canada's Forces Go to Afghanistan

This behind-the-scenes look at Canada's land force contingent to Afghanistan creates an awareness of what is involved in preparing 750 soldiers and massive amounts of equipment and supplies for a mission that is one of the most dangerous in decades for Canadian personnel. It also provides an overview of the training that is required for the women and men of ...
  • 2002
  • 00:14:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2002

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News in Review - April 1991 Canada's Future

This segment looks at Canadian unity and the issues affecting Canada's constitutional future. The findings and recommendations of the Spicer Commission, the Bélanger-Campeau Commission and the Allaire report are reviewed.
  • 1991
  • 00:16:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1991

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News in Review - November 2010 Canada's New Governor General

On October 1, 2010, David Johnston was sworn in as the 28th Governor General of Canada. In this News in Review story we’ll look at his installation, and at his long and accomplished career.
  • 2010
  • 00:13:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2010

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News in Review - February 2002 Canada's Newest Submarine

Canada still uses submarines to patrol its offshore territory, primarily for fighting illegal drug trafficking and immigration, and for other uses related to the fisheries and covert operations. As key military equipment in the Second World War particularly, submarines have always been an essential part of the Canadian navy. In this report, CBC correspondent Dan Bjarnason is aboard HMCS Windsor, ...
  • 2002
  • 00:16:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2002

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News in Review - September 2008 Canada's Residential School Apology

In June 2008, the government of Canada apologized to Indigenous Canadians for the way they were treated in residential schools. Thousands of First Nations, Inuit and Métis children were forced into government-financed schools where many suffered physical and sexual abuse. In this News in Review story, we’ll look at that sad chapter in Canadian history and at the moving ceremony ...
  • 2008
  • 00:18:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2008

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The National Canada's Social Safety Net: The Inheritance (Part 1 of 4)

Canadians see their country as a civilized and caring pioneer in compassionate government programs such as health care, pensions and unemployment insurance. In fact, Canada lagged far behind most of the industrialized world in creating such programs. Terrence McKenna takes a comprehensive look back at the development of Canada's social safety net. Archival news footage and contemporary interviews detail the ...
  • 1993
  • 00:24:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - April 1998 Canada's Upper House: Do We Need the Senate?

For many supporters of a constitutional monarchy, the Canadian Senate and its "sober second thought" represent a safeguard to the abuse of power. However, patronage issues and senate reform or even abolition have once again been in the news. This report looks at the historical and constitutional rationale for an Upper Chamber, current views and even misinformation about the Senate.
  • 1998
  • 00:11:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1998

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Doc Zone Canada, Above and Beyond: Conquering Geography (Part 2 of 4)

From the beginning, air flight in Canada presented dizzying possibilities. It would link citizens across the country and make it possible to exploit Canada’s immense natural resources. But there were formidable hurdles to overcome. Follow the story of the Beaver, Canada’s solution to flying backcountry; of native communities taking command of their destiny by owning their own airline; of fighting ...
  • 2009
  • 00:42:42
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013