News in Review 1996-1998

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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
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1998

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News in Review - April 1998 The Dionne Settlement: Justice At Last

At a time when government cutbacks require average citizens to make sacrifices for the benefit of the collective economic health of society, the settlement with a shamefaced Ontario government by the surviving Dionne quintuplets has focused attention on the needs of the individual. This story explores where the millions of tourist dollars went that were made in the name of ...
  • 1998
  • 00:12:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1998

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News in Review - April 1998 W.O. Mitchell: A Canadian Story Teller

A giant in Canadian Literature, W.O. Mitchell was also an important contributor to the genre of story-telling. As a cultural "interpreter," Mitchell portrayed the Prairie way of life as well as Canadian life in general in the 20th century. He was a writer with whom many Canadians identified in a very special way, however the universal themes - inherent in ...
  • 1998
  • 00:09:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1998

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News in Review - February 1998 Asian Economies: Toothless Tigers?

The collapse of the Asian economic boom and its financial reverberations around the planet provide the focus for this story. “From boom to bust” is a socio-economic event that has played a part in Canada’s own history and is a worldwide phenomenon that economists struggle to predict and to prevent. How stock markets around the world function and the intricate ...
  • 1998
  • 00:14:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1998

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News in Review - February 1998 The Krever Inquiry: Assigning Blame

With anger, disillusionment and a significant loss of faith, Canadians witnessed the tragedy and legal drama of the tainted blood scandal, in this country as well as throughout the world. In each country where the supply of blood products were tainted, the investigation, repercussions and compensations did not occur in the same way. This final report on the Canadian situation ...
  • 1998
  • 00:11:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1998

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News in Review - February 1998 Northern Medicine: Too Little, Too Far

As the crash of an aircraft in a remote region of Manitoba reminds us, Canada is still very much a country of diverse geography, immense distances and difficult terrain. Despite technological advances, government programs and improvements in transportation, not all Canadians have access to the same health care services. This story raises important social and political questions, but it also ...
  • 1998
  • 00:14:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1998

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News in Review - February 1998 Cutting Emissions: New Fuels for Cars

To a great extent in North America, and increasingly around the world, culture and economics have become based on the automobile. Our lifestyles, our urban development and our international trade are just some of the issues that highlight the impact on the planet of mass transportation and the proliferation of the automobile. In terms of our cars and how we ...
  • 1998
  • 00:14:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1998

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News in Review - December 1997 The Disappearing Forest

A look at the alarming rate with which we're destroying the world's forests, by burning, slashing, indiscriminate cutting and chemical pollution.
  • 1997
  • 00:16:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1997

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News in Review - December 1997 Cole Harbour: A Racial Divide

Long-standing racial tensions surface again in the Maritimes community of Coal Harbour, where the high school is dealing with yet another explosion of violence.
  • 1997
  • 00:13:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1997

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News in Review - December 1997 Gypsies in Canada: The Promised Land?

Gypsies from the Czech Republic recently started to look to Canada as a haven from what they claim is institutionalized persecution in their homeland. The story from both sides of the Atlantic.
  • 1997
  • 00:10:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1997

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