News in Review - November 1991 Capital Punishment in Canada

With the extradition to the United States of Charles Ng and Joseph Kindler as a starting point, Dan Bjarnason does a historical review of this important issue.
  • 1991
  • 00:14:47
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 11/25/2014

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News in Review - December 2008 Cell Phones and Drivers

The Ontario government has introduced legislation that would ban the use of cell phones while driving. The legislation would also allow police to charge drivers for using other hand-held devices like iPods and video game players. In this News in Review story we’ll look at why some Canadians think the ban goes too far and why others think it doesn’t ...
  • 2008
  • 00:10:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2008

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News in Review - November 1996 Children in Canada: In Harm's Way

This story examines the plight of children who are abused at home and slip through the medical/legal safety net.
  • 1996
  • 00:14:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1996

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News in Review - September 1999 Children in Trouble: Guns in Schools

The occurrence of gun-related violence in schools on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border has once again prompted questions about a "culture of violence" in North American society, which some say has become an integral part of the school community. It is quite normal for schools, as public institutions, to reflect changing values and mores in society as a whole, ...
  • 1999
  • 00:14:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1999

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News in Review - October 1999 Chinese Boat People: Human Cargo

In a nation that was built by people escaping harsh conditions in search of a better life, immigration and refugee policies have been issues about which many Canadians often feel ambivalent or perplexed. When illegal migrants land on our shores unexpectedly and under harsh conditions, our principles and sympathies can be severely put to the test. Determining what is the ...
  • 1999
  • 00:13:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1999

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News in Review - November 1993 Cigarette Smuggling: Beating the Tax

The economic and ethical issues of this story are explored and the impact on the Canadian economy of "sin taxes" is examined.
  • 1993
  • 00:10:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1993

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News in Review - September 1991 Cigarettes and Advertising

The challenge by the court of the law banning advertising of tobacco products is the starting point for examining related issues.
  • 1991
  • 00:11:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1991

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News in Review - September 2012 Colorado Shooting Rampage

During the midnight premiere of Batman: The Dark Knight Rises at a theatre in Aurora, Colorado, a young man dressed in black body armour, a gas mask, with guns strapped around his lap appeared through the emergency exit. He threw a canister of tear gas into the audience and commenced firing his weapons. Twelve people were killed and another 58 were injured. ...
  • 2012
  • 00:18:17
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/15/2012

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News in Review - October 2008 Commuters, Cars and Bicycles

As fuel costs continue to rise, more Canadians are using bicycles to commute. But that ride can be a difficult and frustrating one. In this News in Review story we’ll look at some of the roadblocks to biking. We’ll also examine how bike theft has become a big problem and what riders can do to try to keep their bicycles ...
  • 2008
  • 00:14:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2008

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News in Review - May 2000 Conditional Sentencing: Effective or Not?

Punishment, rehabilitation, or revenge? In an enlightened society, it is presumed that prisons will redress wrongs in the best interests of society as a whole. The perplexing issue of prison sentences is whether they accomplish what they are intended to. Do they change sociopathic human behaviour and allow a criminal member of society to reintegrate into the mainstream population and ...
  • 2000
  • 00:11:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2000

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