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 1991 Canada's Rape Shield Law

In this story we examine the challenge to this law and the related issues.
  • 1991
  • 00:14:02
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/25/2014

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The National Canada's Shame: Illiteracy

Canada is considered one of the world’s leading countries, but our hidden shame is the 42% of our population who are illiterate. Illiteracy means many are living on the edge of poverty, unable to get ahead. With numerous roadblocks in our present federal and provincial system, what is the future for Canadians who cannot read and write? The program profiles ...
  • 2006
  • 00:22:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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
  • 13-14
  • 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
  • 13-14
  • 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
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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: Lifelines (Part 3 of 4)

Learn how the airplane has become an indispensable tool — literally a lifeline — to those living in isolation or danger. Canadian pilots, and the experts and equipment they carry, are saving lives around the world. Meet a Montreal pediatrician whose passion for flying helps her reach her many young patients in remote Northern communities. Travel with both our Disaster ...
  • 2009
  • 00:42:36
  • General
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CANAdooDAday Canadian Mosaic

Canada is known for its great diversity and this animated, musical patter-song calls attention to all the different religions and nationalities that make up our country.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:56
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/23/2017