News in Review 1996-1998

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News in Review - November 1998 Kosovo: Repeating History

Once again in the troubled Balkans, the world has witnessed the flight of tens of thousands of refugees; ethnic Albanians from Kosovo, a province of Serbia that has been known for its strong independence movement, a tradition of pacifism and, until the actions of Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic, a peaceful existence. The violence seen there recalls the turmoil that the ...
  • 1998
  • 00:14:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1998

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News in Review - November 1998 Redefining Education: Showdown in Ontario

Since the election of the government of Mike Harris in Ontario, the public education system in that province has undergone unprecedented changes. The changes in Ontario have primarily been the result of Bill 160, a radical piece of legislation that dramatically transformed the balance of power between the provincial government, local and regional boards of education and teachers’ unions. As local ...
  • 1998
  • 00:11:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1998

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News in Review - October 1998 Environmental Cleanups: Who Pays?

Charges of racism swirl around the controversy over the cleanup of the Sydney tar pits. Responsibility for cleanup of military dumps left behind at the DEW line in Canada’s north following the Cold War have also been hotly contested. Toxic chemical dumps, environmental accidents involving dangerous substances and the problematic roles of the corporate world, military organizations and governments are ...
  • 1998
  • 00:15:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1998

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News in Review - October 1998 Russia in Crisis: Yeltsin's Last Stand

The turbulent events in the post-Communist years in Russia have put the entire world on edge. At the centre of the struggles to keep the Russian economy and Russian society stable and functioning is the one-man rule of Boris Yeltsin. But like all hard-line leaders, Yeltsin’s reign must also inevitably end. The Russian economy and the way of life of ...
  • 1998
  • 00:15:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1998

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News in Review - October 1998 The Changing World Economy

From boom to bust is a theme that has particular historical implications for Canada. For a country that is constantly striving to make global market connections, the current rocky world economy and financial losses in the once-promising Asian markets have great importance. Above all, the direct impact on the plunging Canadian dollar and the very real repercussions on Canadians’ lifestyle ...
  • 1998
  • 00:13:50
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1998

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News in Review - October 1998 Quebec: The Rules for Separation

The decision of the Supreme Court of Canada – the highest court in the land – on rules that must be followed in the next Quebec referendum has changed the course of constitutional events. The ruling also raises many issues related to the rule of law itself. In addition, the differing interpretations of this historic ruling as it relates to ...
  • 1998
  • 00:12:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1998

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News in Review - May 1998 Jean Charest: The New Champion?

In Gratien Gélina's classic 1968 play Yesterday the Children Are Dancing, Pierre Gravel, a bilingual and bicultural federalist, has the enormous task imposed on him by popular demand of leaving Quebec and going to Ottawa as Minister of Justice. He is also seen as a key "saviour" of Canadian unity. The character's hesitation eventually gives way to the overwhelming pressure ...
  • 1998
  • 00:13:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1998

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News in Review - May 1998 The Maple Leaf Flag: Waving the National Symbol

Nationalism, patriotism and pride are concepts and social forces that have created unity and strength in nations throughout the world. But history has shown that from time to time they have also lead to divisiveness and political dominance. Every nation has national symbols that, for most of its citizens, represent the essence of the nation and its values. National flags ...
  • 1998
  • 00:15:38
  • 13-14
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News in Review - May 1998 Senator Pinochet: The Face of Chile

The South American dictator who crushed the forces of the left in his country some years ago has now appointed himself senator for life to ensure the continuity of right-wing rule in Chile, a country that is considered one of the most progressive in that continent. But do the means of the former general justify this end? At what cost ...
  • 1998
  • 00:11:51
  • 13-14
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News in Review - April 1998 Marijuana: Taking Another Look

As society has advanced scientifically, new medications and new uses for old "drugs" have been discovered. However, new attitudes and new problems have surfaced as well. Determining what is a legitimate medication, what should be a "controlled drug", and what are in fact uncontrolled or "recreational" drugs, is a complex social question, not to mention the dependancy and substance abuse ...
  • 1998
  • 00:17:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1998

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