The National Does Canada have a jury problem? | The Question

Does Canada have a jury problem? Many friends and relatives of Colten Boushie would say so, after Gerald Stanley was acquitted in his shooting death. Their concern: how juries are selected and how issues of race might play into the right to a fair trial.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/08/2018

News in Review - May 2001 Doukhobor Children: Caught in the Middle

Almost 50 years ago, the British Columbia government ordered the seizure of children in the Doukhobor community. They were taken to a provincially run school and living facility, kept behind barbed wire and separated from their families in order to be educated according to the provincial education curriculum. Now many of the survivors are suing the provincial government for abuse ...
  • 2001
  • 00:14:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2001

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CBC Radio One Dying For An Education: Little Charlie

He wasn't the first residential school runaway, and he wouldn't be the last. Chanie (Charlie) Wenjack died after fleeing the Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School near Kenora, Ontario, trying to make it to his home on the Marten Falls First Nation 600 kilometres away. When his story was chronicled by Ian Adams in Maclean's magazine, ordinary Canadians got one of their first ...
  • 2012
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  • Added on: 11/07/2016

News in Review - March 1993 Employment Equity: Who Makes the Grade?

With reference to the controversy surrounding the Metropolitan Toronto Fire Department's hiring practices, we examine the whole issue of employment equity and the growing pressure from women and visible minorities.
  • 1993
  • 00:17:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/1993

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The National Ending the Cycle of Abuse

Almost half of the 30,000 children in foster care in Canada are Aboriginal. It's a modern-day crisis that is a direct legacy of Canada's residential school system. The long-awaited report from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission is calling on governments in Canada to change the way they deliver child welfare for Aboriginal people. CBC News reporter Cameron Macintosh speaks with ...
  • 2015
  • 00:02:14
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 07/06/2015

Ideas Escaping the Holocaust

Millions of Jews died in the Holocaust, but very few from Denmark. Why? Historian and journalist Bo Lidegaard investigates how Danish people — and certain Nazis — helped Denmark's Jews flee to safety.
  • 2014
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  • Added on: 02/05/2014

The National Famous blogger's family wants Canada's help to secure his freedom

Famous Saudi blogger Raif Badawi's family and his defenders want Canada's help to secure Badawi's freedom from a prison in Saudi Arabia. Badawi was sentenced to 10 years in prison back in 2012 for setting up a website to spread his more moderate writing. His family currently lives in Quebec and is hoping Prime Minister Trudeau makes a personal appeal ...
  • 2018
  • 00:03:27
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  • Added on: 04/09/2018

The National FAS Schools

One public school in Winnipeg is making a difference in the lives of fetal alcohol syndrom (FAS) children. Eight years ago, three women decided to challenge the stereotype and started two special classrooms for FAS students. The first thing to go was an over-stimulating classroom. They brought in soothing music, weighted blankets and vests to give them a better sense of ...
  • 2002
  • 00:12:57
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Felicia Solomon's Story

As one family struggles to make their own peace with their daughter's tragic death, they are opening up to try to stop the violence against Aboriginal women. Felicia Solomon was 16 years old when she went missing. Her tragic death didn't end her story, though, because her family refuses to forget.
  • 2015
  • 00:19:46
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  • Added on: 12/10/2015

The National Fight or Flight

The health care system in remote northern communities is in an abysmal situation. In Island Lake Reserve in Northern Manitoba, there isn't a hospital, an emergency ward or even a resident doctor. The situation is even more critical given that this community has the highest rate of diabetes in Canada, four times higher than the national average – particularly among ...
  • 2000
  • 00:24:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013