The National Campus Culture: Universities and the Issue of Sexual Misconduct

Senior CBC News correspondent Susan Ormiston looks at how colleges and universities are navigating the difficult ground of sexual assault on campus and addressing charges that their institutions tolerate a "rape culture." Ormiston examines the steps taken by the University of Ottawa and Lakehead University in the wake of very public sexual misconduct scandals and speaks with young women who ...
  • 2014
  • 00:19:01
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/02/2014

News in Review - October 2009 Canada and the Stranded Canadians

Abousfian Abdelrazic and Suad Hagi Mohamud are two Canadians who shared a common ordeal in two different places. They both found themselves in a foreign country and not allowed to come home. In this News in Review we’ll look at their stories, and why they and others have accused the Canadian government of abandoning its own citizens.
  • 2009
  • 00:13:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2009

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News in Review - June 1992 Canada Now: A Diverse Landscape

Celebrating Canada's 125th anniversary, this News in Review special explores four principal themes in contemporary Canadian society. Combining stimulating images of Canada, interviews with a cross-section of Canadians, and archival material, and using the present as a pivotal point, the program links the past and the future to create an understanding of the dynamics of Canadian nationhood.
  • 1992
  • 00:59:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/20/2015

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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