News in Review - December 2013 A Look Back at Law and Social Justice 2013

From a crack-smoking mayor to a mainstream federal leader willing to legalize marijuana, the year 2013 put Canada on the map when it comes to the issue of illegal drugs in modern society. In Quebec, a province often in the news for cultural reasons, a fresh controversy ignited over the issue of religion versus identity. In Toronto, videos from a ...
  • 2013
  • 00:16:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2013

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ReVision Quest Aboriginal People and the Police

What’s the real reason for police violence against Aboriginal men? ReVision Quest is back by popular demand. First Nations comic and host Darrell Dennis tackles assumptions about his aboriginal culture with humour and personality.
  • 2009
  • 00:26:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/11/2013

The Fifth Estate Above Suspicion: The Shocking Case of Colonel Russell Williams

He piloted prime ministers and royalty and later commanded our country's largest air force base in Trenton, Ont. Today, Colonel Russell Williams sits segregated in a prison cell convicted of murder, sexual assault and dozens of break and enters. This unbelievable story has captured the country's attention and left people asking the same simple questions: What really happened? Who is ...
  • 2010
  • 00:41:37
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/25/2013

News in Review - November 2009 Adoption: Looking For A Baby Abroad

Every year, for a number of reasons, many Canadians adopt children in foreign countries. International adoptions can provide them with the baby they always wanted, but they can also be expensive and frustrating. In this News in Review story we’ll follow a Manitoba woman as she travels to Kazakhstan to adopt a baby girl.
  • 2009
  • 00:15:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/15/2016

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The National After the bullet: Helping gun violence victims suffering in silence

The shooting death of a 22-year-old in north Toronto marks the city's 89th homicide this year, matching a grim record that has stood unbroken for nearly three decades. The city is now being forced to confront some ugly truths about the root cause of gun violence. This includes how it deals with the hundreds of survivors it sees every year, ...
  • 2018
  • 00:04:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/07/2019

News in Review - December 1994 After the Crime: Is Justice Served?

The issues of punishment, rehabilitation, parole and recidivism are the focus for looking at how Canada's justice system deals with repeat offenders.
  • 1994
  • 00:15:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1994

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The Current Ahmed Hussen: From Somali Refugee to Canada's Immigration Minister

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen fled on his own to Canada as a teenage refugee to escape civil war in his native country. The Current's Anna Maria Tremonti sits down with him to discuss his experiences as a refugee, immigration, Canada's relationship with the U.S. and other issues.
  • 2017
  • 00:24:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/04/2017

News in Review - March 2014 Airport Wi-Fi: Canada Spying on Its Own

Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) is a government agency tasked with gathering intelligence in other countries. Documents released by American whistleblower Edward Snowden, however, tell a very different story. For a two-week span, thousands of people who travelled through Canadian airports had their movements tracked even after they left the airport. CSEC says their actions were legal, but some disagree. 
  • 2014
  • 00:11:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2014

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News in Review - April 1994 Alan Eagleson: A Trust Betrayed?

This story asks students to examine the potential for abuse of power, influence and trust in a multi-million dollar sport like professional hockey.
  • 1994
  • 00:11:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1994

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The National Amber Tuccaro's Unsolved Murder

CBC News' Connie Walker has uncovered significant details in Amber Tuccaro's unsolved murder. A crucial piece of evidence in the unsolved murder was released to the public by police — a voice from the last phone call Amber received just before she was killed nearly five years ago. The RCMP says this was the only time in Canadian history it ...
  • 2015
  • 00:08:36
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/14/2015