News in Review - November 2007 Defending our Sovereignty in the Arctic

The dramatic shrinking of the Arctic ice cap this year has some experts predicting that the Arctic Ocean could be ice free in summer by 2013. That would open up sea lanes to shipping and allow for more extensive oil and mineral exploration. It would also force Canada to defend its sovereignty in the region. In this News in Review ...
  • 2007
  • 00:15:08
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  • Added on: 11/15/2007

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The 180 Democracy Hacks: Proportional Representation

If you ask Canadians how to improve our democracy, as The 180 with Jim Brown did, by far the most frequent suggestion is to get rid of the First-Past-the-Post voting system. Many suggest moving to a system of proportional representation. Currently in federal politics, a party can form a majority government with far fewer than a majority of the votes. Kelly Carmichael, ...
  • 2015
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  • Added on: 10/06/2015

The Fifth Estate Diagnosis Murder: Shaken Baby Syndrome

It's a scenario as horrifying as it is heartbreaking: a frustrated parent ... a baby that just won't stop crying ... and suddenly, what were tender, cradling arms become instruments of death. At least this is how Shaken Baby Syndrome has been characterized in countless court cases in recent years. But what are the scientific foundations of this diagnosis? "Diagnosis ...
  • 2012
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  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - March 2001 Diplomatic Immunity: The Issue Hits Home

This report reviews the recent drunk driving accident in Ottawa that caused the death of an Ottawa lawyer, an accident in which a Russian diplomat was involved. The case has universal importance because the diplomat who returned to Russia soon after the accident and who had previously been stopped by Ottawa police for drunk driving claimed diplomatic immunity. The story ...
  • 2001
  • 00:12:50
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  • Added on: 03/15/2001

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The Current Disability and the Justice System

What do you do with an adult daughter whose disability keeps her in perpetual childhood and whose outbursts of anger and violence lead to criminal charges? In Halifax this week two parents went public, raising these concerns about their respective daughters and arguing that their children's behaviour is being criminalized when they should be treated with compassion and receive help. ...
  • 2014
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  • Added on: 06/19/2014

News in Review - March 1995 DNA Evidence: Science and Justice

Forensic science, the advent of DNA testing and the judicial impact of new discoveries provide the focus for this story.
  • 1995
  • 00:12:06
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  • Added on: 03/15/1995

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The Passionate Eye Documenting Hate New

Reporter A.C. Thompson shines an unflinching light on the rise of America’s new white supremacist groups and how they recruit. The result of a year-long investigation, the documentary shows how some of those behind the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, went unpunished and continued to operate. Documenting Hate is an eye-opening examination of how white supremacist ideologies have moved out ...
  • 2018
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  • Added on: 11/22/2018

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
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  • Added on: 03/08/2018

CBC News Does immigration increase crime?

According to polls, about a quarter of Canadians believe that immigration increases crime. The CBC’s Catherine Cullen explains the research that shows the contrary.
  • 2017
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  • Added on: 09/13/2018

News in Review - October 2000 Domestic Violence: Deadly Rage

Recently, a number of disturbing and high profile incidents of domestic violence have shocked Canadians and have been prominently covered by media. These tragic events have as a result brought the often neglected issue of domestic violence to the forefront. In Canadian schools today we have numerous programs designed to raise awareness of and prevent violence in schools and to ...
  • 2000
  • 00:11:40
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  • Added on: 10/15/2000

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