CBC News Looking Back: The Accidental MLA

Saskatchewan's first female MLA is elected to replace her late husband in the legislature but does little to promote the women's movement.
  • 2001
  • 00:04:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/05/2021

Doc Zone Love Under Cuban Skies

Canadian women are not shy about holiday flings, especially where Cuban men are concerned. For some it's just mojitos and a mombo but when true love blooms it's a delicate dance indeed. Impoverished Cubans want exit visas. Empowered Canadian women want attentive young husbands. Love Under Cuban Skies is an exploration of female sex tourism in Cuba and the story ...
  • 2014
  • 00:44:00
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/04/2015

The National Made in Canada

They manufacture misery – factories of workers bent over their sewing machines as they eke out a subsistence wage. They are exhausted and exploited, but this is no third-world scene. These sweatshops exist in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. Canadian laws are being broken at a number of plants. Go undercover with reporter Frédéric Zalac as he infiltrates two sweatshops to ...
  • 2004
  • 00:20:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Making It Big: Fashion Design for Plus Sizes

One in three Canadians is classified as fat. Those who belong to that group want to be a part of mainstream culture and accepted for their image. According to the Body Mass Index, an average woman of 165 centimeters is overweight if she weighs anything over 68 kilograms and obese if she weighs over 85 kilograms. But all this is ...
  • 2002
  • 00:12:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - November 2014 Malala: Youngest Nobel Peace Prize Winner

When a 14-year-old Pakistani girl was shot in the head on a school bus by members of the Taliban, the world was horrified. The young girl had been an outspoken supporter for girls' education in her country. In the wake of the shooting, she went through months of rehabilitation, but emerged an even stronger advocate for her cause. In October ...
  • 2014
  • 00:15:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/17/2014

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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

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