News in Review - December 2011 Canada's Controversial Crime Bill

Canada’s Conservative majority government has introduced a bill that would make major changes to the way justice is administered in this country. Bill C-10 would, among other things, stiffen penalties for young offenders and force judges to apply minimum mandatory sentences. In this News in Review story we’ll look at why the bill is controversial and travel to Texas to ...
  • 2011
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  • Added on: 12/15/2011

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News in Review - October 2014 Canada's Disgrace: Our Missing Aboriginal Women

Over the past three decades, more than 1,100 Aboriginal women and girls have been murdered or gone missing in Canada. Despite countless studies, investigations and special committees, there are no clear solutions to this ongoing problem.
  • 2014
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  • Added on: 10/07/2014

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News in Review - April 1991 Canada's Future

This segment looks at Canadian unity and the issues affecting Canada's constitutional future. The findings and recommendations of the Spicer Commission, the Bélanger-Campeau Commission and the Allaire report are reviewed.
  • 1991
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News in Review - November 2010 Canada's New Governor General

On October 1, 2010, David Johnston was sworn in as the 28th Governor General of Canada. In this News in Review story we’ll look at his installation, and at his long and accomplished career.
  • 2010
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News in Review - September 2008 Canada's Residential School Apology

In June, the Government of Canada apologized to Aboriginal Canadians for the way they were treated in residential schools. Thousands of Aboriginal children were forced into government-financed schools where many suffered physical and sexual abuse. In this News in Review story, we’ll look at that sad chapter in Canadian history and at the moving ceremony in the House of Commons.
  • 2008
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The National Canada's Social Safety Net: The Inheritance (Part 1 of 4)

Canadians see their country as a civilized and caring pioneer in compassionate government programs such as health care, pensions and unemployment insurance. In fact, Canada lagged far behind most of the industrialized world in creating such programs. Terrence McKenna takes a comprehensive look back at the development of Canada's social safety net. Archival news footage and contemporary interviews detail the ...
  • 1993
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News in Review - April 1998 Canada's Upper House: Do We Need the Senate?

For many supporters of a constitutional monarchy, the Canadian Senate and its "sober second thought" represent a safeguard to the abuse of power. However, patronage issues and senate reform or even abolition have once again been in the news. This report looks at the historical and constitutional rationale for an Upper Chamber, current views and even misinformation about the Senate.
  • 1998
  • 00:11:59
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  • Added on: 04/15/1998

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News in Review - September 1992 Canada, the United States, and Mexico: A New Trade Deal

This story traces the events leading to the historic signing of the free trade agreement between the three countries and examines its economic and social impact.
  • 1992
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News in Review - November 1997 Canadian Unity: The Calgary Initiative

The new road map for unity. A political correspondent's view of the players, their new alignments, the changing federal and Quebec political landscapes and the imperatives of Jean Chrétien's and Lucien Bouchard's leaderships.
  • 1997
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News in Review - October 2008 Canadians to Vote in Federal Election

In early September, Prime Minister Stephen Harper asked the Governor General to dissolve Parliament so an election could be held on October 14. In this News in Review story we’ll look at why the Prime Minister felt an election was necessary. We’ll also hear from the other party leaders and examine the issues that shaped the campaign.
  • 2008
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  • Added on: 10/15/2008

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