News in Review 1996-1998

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News in Review - September 1998 Indonesia: Falling To Pieces?

There's no let-up to the bad economic news from Indonesia. There are fears that by the end of 1998, about 100 million people will be too poor to feed themselves. That's about half the population, and it's a direct threat to the already weakened social structure.
  • 1998
  • 00:14:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/09/2014

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News in Review - September 1998 Ice Station SHEBA: The Warming Arctic

It's now official. Environment Canada says the first part of 1998 has been the hottest on record, 2.7 degrees celcius above normal. More disturbing, it's part of a continuing trend of global warming. All this isn't news to an international team of scientists aboard a Canadian icebreaker in the high Arctic. They've been drifting with the polar ice since last ...
  • 1998
  • 00:12:17
  • 13-14
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News in Review - May 1997 Eaton’s: Canada’s Store?

The protection from bankruptcy of this long-time Canadian retail institution is the starting point for looking at this area of our economy and the health of other Canadian business dynasties.
  • 1997
  • 00:09:40
  • 13-14
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News in Review - May 1997 Canada's Armed Forces: New Guidelines

Defence Minister Doug Young’s proposals to restore the Canadian Forces to some of their past glory provide the backdrop for looking at where the forces are today and how they got there.
  • 1997
  • 00:16:06
  • 13-14
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News in Review - May 1997 The Bre-X Gold Find: All That Glitters

Was the gold discovery of the century more myth than fact? This cautionary tale for Canadian investors examines how people can buy into something that sounds too good to be true.
  • 1997
  • 00:15:50
  • 13-14
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News in Review - May 1997 Albania: Descent Into Anarchy

Another fragile attempt at democracy fails as citizens rise up against the authorities after losing their life savings in pyramid schemes.
  • 1997
  • 00:16:01
  • 13-14
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News in Review - December 1998 The Middle East Accord: Another Bid At Peace

Israel and Palestine take another tenuous step down the path to peace. Once again, a peace accord in this troubled region has been initiated through the process of international mediation. The Wye agreement caps nine days of round-the-clock negotiations that pave the way to final-status talks. And yet, as we have seen in the past, the uncompromising factions on both ...
  • 1998
  • 00:15:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1998

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News in Review - December 1998 The Return of Joe Clark: New Hope for Conservatives?

By choosing former prime minister Joe Clark as their new leader, Canada's federal Progressive Conservatives have charted a new course for one of the country's founding political parties; a course that unites the past and the present. They hope that a new leader, a new vision, and the experience and stature of Joe Clark will help lead the party out ...
  • 1998
  • 00:13:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1998

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News in Review - November 1998 Bank Mergers: Is Bigger Better?

A report conducted on behalf of the federal government of Canada examining all aspects of Canada’s financial services sector has come down on both sides of the political fence. The report is especially relevant in light of the declaration of four of Canada’s largest banks to merge, thus increasing substantially their financial control over the Canadian economy. Using the report ...
  • 1998
  • 00:15:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1998

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News in Review - November 1998 The APEC Incident: Protecting Foreign Visitors

One of the most multidimensional political stories in recent Canadian history, the APEC incident – some would call a scandal – involves many issues: public security, international terrorism, the moral dilemma of receiving and protecting recognized human-rights abusers on Canadian soil, the alleged inappropriate intervention of the highest officials in the land, the alleged abuse of police powers, political versus ...
  • 1998
  • 00:14:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1998

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