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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News in Review - October 2004 Conrad Black: A Tycoon in Trouble

For more than 20 years Conrad Black has been one of Canada's most successful and flamboyant business tycoons. But in late August, he was accused of looting his media empire to finance his lavish lifestyle. It was just the latest in a series of setbacks, and now everything that Black built up appears to be crumbling around him. In this ...
  • 2004
  • 00:14:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2004

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CBC Drama Special Conspiracy of Silence (Part 1 of 2)

A tragic and troubling true story which made headlines across the nation, this two-hour drama recounts the life of Helen Betty Osborne, a young Aboriginal student who was brutally beaten and slain in a The Pas, Manitoba town in 1971. Her murder remained unsolved for nearly 16 years, despite the fact that within days of the tragedy, rumours began circulating ...
  • 1991
  • 01:33:23
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/15/2015

CBC Drama Special Conspiracy of Silence (Part 2 of 2)

A tragic and troubling true story which made headlines across the nation, this two-hour drama recounts the life of Helen Betty Osborne, a young Aboriginal student who was brutally beaten and slain in a The Pas, Manitoba town in 1971. Her murder remained unsolved for nearly 16 years, despite the fact that within days of the tragedy, rumours began circulating ...
  • 1991
  • 01:29:40
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/15/2015

Doc Zone Counterfeit Culture

The imitation industry has a long history of peddled knock-off designer handbags, watches and shoes but during the last 25 years, it has mushroomed into a global phenomenon. The range of counterfeit goods now being produced includes pharmaceuticals, food, toys, electronic goods, car parts and microchips. Traffic in such goods is now estimated at a staggering $700 billion — representing ...
  • 2013
  • 00:45:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013