News in Review - April 1995 Gun Control Law: To Stop the Killing

With the tabling of gun control legislation in Parliament, we examine the events and public reaction that led to the legislation as well as the parliamentary process itself.
  • 1995
  • 00:12:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1995

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News in Review - January 2006 Guns and Gangs: Toronto Fights Back

Canada's largest city is battling a frightening increase in gun violence. In 2005 there were more deaths by gunfire in Toronto than in any other year. Most of the victims were young black men killed in gang-style shootings. In this News in Review story we'll look at how the killings shocked a city and forced elected officials to take action. ...
  • 2006
  • 00:13:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/15/2006

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The National Harkat Security Certificate Upheld

This report from Terry Milewski looks a the Supreme Court ruling that the controversial security certificate is constitutional. The rarely used certificate allows the government to detain and remove non-citizens considered a security threat, using secret evidence. This case in particular centred on Mohamed Harkat but will likely have wider implications.
  • 2014
  • 00:02:48
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/17/2015

Man Alive Healing Justice

Native peoples believe our justice system has failed them. Healing Justice looks at the native model of justice which is based on reconciliation and harmony rather than punishment. To find out how this system works and what we can learn from it, we travel to the remote Native community of Muskrat Dam and to the Aboriginal Legal Services in Toronto. ...
  • 1996
  • 00:24:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - September 2013 Henry Morgentaler, Death of a Canadian Protagonist

He was a Second World War concentration camp survivor who came to Canada, became a doctor and changed the way the country treated women seeking abortions. Henry Morgentaler was a controversial figure – loved by some, reviled by others. He died on May 29, 2013. 
  • 2013
  • 00:14:41
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/25/2013

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Firsthand Hold Your Fire

The average frontline police officer in North America faces more interactions with people experiencing a mental health crisis than ever before. As the number of interactions skyrockets, police services struggle to deal with an ever-growing population of emotionally disturbed individuals who often lack adequate social supports. Hold Your Fire explores the reasons why officers who signed on to serve and protect somehow ...
  • 2015
  • 00:44:16
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/18/2016

The National Homelessness: The "Housing First" Approach

The National explores the complicated and difficult issue of homelessness in Victoria, BC. In recent years, the postcard image of this quaint seaside capital has been tarnished by increasing homelessness. Victoria's solution? To turn to Portland, Oregon for inspiration. Their mantra is "housing first". No matter how people wind up on the streets — drug addiction, mental illness, crime or ...
  • 2008
  • 00:23:01
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC News Saskatchewan Homicide Victim Celeste Yawney Helped Women Facing Domestic Violence

CBC News reporter Adam Hunter looks at the tragic story of Celeste Yawney, a Regina woman who worked at the YWCA helping other women escape situations of domestic violence. As this report emphasizes, Saskatchewan faces the highest rate of intimate partner violence in Canada.
  • 2015
  • 00:02:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/21/2016

The National Honesty Tests in the Workplace

With Canadian retailers losing a staggering $1.4 million a day to the pockets of their own staff, is the use of these tests justified? It's cheap and it's legal, but do the questions give an accurate reading? At present there are guidelines for honesty tests, but their use is voluntary and the companies giving the tests are unregulated. Decisions are ...
  • 2000
  • 00:16:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Witness House of Secrets

Placing violent offenders in the custody of a halfway house is usually met with fierce resistance by most communities, afraid they might slip out of their midst. But how justified is the public's dread of halfway houses and their residents? What really goes on behind the walls of these dreaded institutions? What this documentary uncovers will fascinate and disturb viewers.
  • 1997
  • 00:50:33
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013