News in Review - December 2015 ​Niqab Debate: A Canadian Election Firestorm

In 2011 Stephen Harper's Conservative government banned the wearing of the niqab during citizenship ceremonies because, they said, it was a symbol of oppression. One women, Zunera Ishaq, challenged the ban. This battle became a hotbed issue during the 2015 federal election. In the end the courts affirmed Ishaq's right to wear the niqab. Did it cost the Conservatives their ...
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News in Review - November 2015 ​Pope of the People: Francis visits America

In September 2015 Pope Francis travelled to Cuba and the United States. The Pope has never been one to shy away from politics and this trip was no exception. Yet the faithful came out in the hundreds of thousands to see the leader of the Catholic Church and hear his message of love and acceptance.
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News in Review - March 2015 ​Syrian Refugees: A Humanitarian Crisis

Millions of Syrians are being forced to flee their own country in the midst of a three-year civil war and the growing violence of ISIS — or the Islamic State terrorists. Nearly half of Syria's population has fled to neighbouring countries that are struggling to cope with the influx. Many have criticized the international community for its lacklustre response to ...
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News in Review - December 2015 ​Syrian Refugees: Crisis in Germany

The massive tsunami of refugees into Europe this past year has overwhelmed many countries. Some countries responded by closing their borders, but Germany said it would take whoever wanted to come. Now the country is reeling under the sheer numbers. Nahlah Ayed takes us to Hamburg where she discovers what it's like for the asylum seekers and meets those who ...
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News in Review - April 2016 ​Syria’s Civil War: The Human Toll

We’ve heard endless reports on the refugee crisis and the exodus of millions of people escaping war in Syria. But every day those who remain face the threat of violence, torture, rape and death — and now they are starving. Here is a look at the ongoing humanitarian crisis inside a country devastated by civil war, terrorist encroachment and international ...
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News in Review - November 2015 ​Trudeau's Surprising Majority

Canadians went to the polls in October 2015, but this was no ordinary election. For starters, it was the longest federal campaign in recent history, and the Conservatives had held onto power in three prior elections. At the outset, the official opposition, the New Democratic Party led by Thomas Mulcair, was strong. And there was a new player leading the ...
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News in Review - December 2016 ​U.S. Election 2016: Trump Nation

Donald J. Trump was considered an outsider and long shot from the start. An American businessman and reality-show host, he announced his candidacy for president of the United States in June 2015. With no real political experience, it looked certain that his opponent, former Secretary of State and Washington insider Hillary Clinton, had the leading edge. Still, it became one ...
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News in Review - December 2015 ​Voter Malaise: Is Politics Broken?

Despite a higher than expected turnout for the recent federal election, many Canadians are not engaging in the political process. This is particularly true of the younger generation. CBC's chief political correspondent Keith Boag tries to find out if politics is broken – and if it is, who's at fault? The politicians or the voters?
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News in Review - March 2016 ​​Burkina Faso Attack: Westerners Targeted

An al-Qaeda-linked attack in West Africa in January 2016 is raising concerns about global security. Burkina Faso in West African is a largely Muslim country. Jihadist attackers raided a luxury hotel and a nearby cafe in the country's capital, Ouagadougou. They were shooting and taking hostages — targeting foreigners. An ensuing siege with security forces lasted 12 hours, ending with ...
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News in Review - April 2015 ​​Terrorism in Canada: Are We Safe?

Amid growing concerns about terrorist attacks at home, the federal government introduced Bill C-51, new legislation to give security agencies more powers to protect Canadians. CBC's Adrienne Arsenault went inside a top-secret security operation centre to find out how much of a threat terrorism really is to Canadians and how concerned we are about it.
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