News in Review - March 1992 Meme: The Cost of Self-Image

The controversy over the risks of silicone breast implants is the starting point for examining cosmetic surgery, self-concept and body concept.
  • 1992
  • 00:11:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/1992

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The National Menstruation Suppression Debate

Menstruation suppression is becoming more common as more doctors tell their patients it's ok to skip your period. Doctors are just beginning to study the short-term effects of menstruation suppression on women's health. There is a pill now on the market in the US designed to help women suppress their period. Prescriptions for the drug are skyrocketing — and so ...
  • 2005
  • 00:18:23
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women: Police Get a Failing Grade

Families of missing and murdered Indigenous women have little respect for police investigations. CBC News probes 230 unsolved cases and interviews 110 families.
  • 2015
  • 00:03:52
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/14/2015

News in Review - January 2016 Mona Parsons: Canada's Nazi Resistance Fighter

Mona Parsons was a Canadian actress, nurse and unlikely hero. She became a member of an informal resistance in the Netherlands against the Nazis during the Second World War and was Canada’s only civilian female prisoner of war. Yet few have heard of her. Reporter Reg Sherren travelled to Nova Scotia to learn her story.
  • 2016
  • 00:10:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/22/2016

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The National More Women Want to Join Lawsuit Against RCMP

Female officers and civilian employees join former Const. Janet Merlo in a sexual harassment suit.
  • 2015
  • 00:03:10
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/01/2015

Canada: The Story of Us New Identity (1946-1970)

Canada experiences a boom time after the war, but not all are happy with the status quo. They seek to reshape the country and challenge dark legacies of injustice. The circle of Confederation grows and Canada emerges as a complex and cosmopolitan nation on the world stage. Features stories/events include: Newfoundland joins Confederation, Viola Desmond and civil rights in Canada, ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

The National Olympic twins pioneered Canadian women's skiing

The athletes who will compete in Pyeongchang know all about perseverance and grit, but they may be no match for Rhoda and Rhona Wurtele. The 96-year-old twins started skiing at age 5 and basically never stopped, blazing a trail when women were a rarity in downhill skiing, all the way to the Olympics. Their passion is inspiring a brand-new generation ...
  • 2018
  • 00:02:04
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 02/23/2018

News in Review - December 1999 Pay Equity: Work of Equal Value

After a long struggle on the part of federal government employees — the majority of them women — to win back wages owing to them because of what they claimed were discriminatory practices, an assessment that was confirmed by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, the federal government of Canada finally settled in this landmark legal case. It offered to compensate ...
  • 1999
  • 00:10:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1999

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CBC Short Docs Peace River Rising

Helen Knott, a Dane-Zaa/Nehiyaw social worker, poet and activist, explores the connection between violence against Indigenous women and violence against the land. She takes us through the dramatic changes she’s witnessed in her home territory, as woodlands have disappeared to make way for pipelines. On the streets of Fort St. John, Helen and a fellow lifetime resident reflect on how ...
  • 2017
  • 00:09:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/15/2017

CBC News: Disclosure Post Partum Depression

Statistics say that two out of every thousand new mothers suffer from post partum depression, a condition that can lead to debilitating depression and sometimes violence. This candid documentary presents the real experiences of four women. At first elated about having a baby and being a mother, the women found that they could not function or feel love for their ...
  • 2002
  • 00:12:23
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013