News in Review 1999-2001

Looking for news stories from a particular month and year? This channel features an archive of News in Review broadcasts dating from 1999 to 2001, covering the key stories from the period that matter most to Canadian educators.All stories feature a comprehensive, classroom-ready resource guide developed by experienced teachers. The broad range of lesson plans and activities will appeal to all type of learners.

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News in Review - December 1999 Extreme Sports: Tempting Fate?

Like most News in Review stories, this analysis of the phenomenon of proliferating and increasingly dangerous “sports” is much more than what first meets the eye. This is a story about human behaviour, human needs and contemporary social values. The story asks many fundamental questions: What is the nature of sport? When is the line crossed in terms of risk ...
  • 1999
  • 00:15:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1999

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News in Review - December 1999 Air Canada: One National Airline

For months the public drama of an attempted hostile takeover of both of Canada’s major airlines by a third party was played out daily. Like an auction at which valued family property was for sale to the highest bidder, the prospective sale was watched on nightly newscasts by Canadians who waited while the power brokers of the three major players ...
  • 1999
  • 00:13:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1999

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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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News in Review - December 1999 The Berlin Wall, Ten Years Later

In October 1990, News in Review examined the fall of the Berlin Wall and the subsequent reunification of East and West Germany. At that time we documented this historic and highly symbolic event and examined its impact not only on German society but on the world community. The events of that time were cause for celebration and signified the hope ...
  • 1999
  • 00:16:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1999

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News in Review - November 1999 Genetics In Food: Changing Mother Nature

According to many people, including scientists such as David Suzuki, scientific advances are not always consistent with or beneficial to consumers when long-range effects are unknown. This is the key issue behind the groundswell of opposition to genetically engineered food, an agricultural and marketing phenomenon that started in Europe. Despite the potential benefits of improved foodstuffs for alleviating global hunger, ...
  • 1999
  • 00:13:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1999

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News in Review - November 1999 East Timor: Free At Last?

CBC foreign correspondent Patrick Brown takes us to this former part of Indonesia where highly coveted oil and gas reserves have consistently heightened tensions in the area and exacerbated violent repression, lootings and killings, in particular by the Indonesian army and army-backed militia groups. Despite an overwhelming vote for independence by the East Timorese, Indonesian attempts to retain control have ...
  • 1999
  • 00:13:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1999

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News in Review - November 1999 Native Rights: Sharing Resources

The recent Supreme Court ruling, which interpreted a 1760 treaty signed by the British government as granting Mi’kmaq people on the East Coast the right to fish for a “moderate livelihood” even in the off-season, is the latest in a long series of complex events that have precipitated tension, administrative difficulties and conflict in our natural resources industries. The implications ...
  • 1999
  • 00:14:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1999

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News in Review - November 1999 Crisis in Russia: Civil Unrest

In this report, which examines the latest in a series of crises that Russia has faced, especially since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, we look at the country’s attempt to grapple with what Russian leaders refer to as Islamic fundamentalists stirring up trouble in southern republics, and what others refer to as civil war. The violence and bombings in ...
  • 1999
  • 00:13:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1999

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News in Review - October 1999 Chinese Boat People: Human Cargo

In a nation that was built by people escaping harsh conditions in search of a better life, immigration and refugee policies have been issues about which many Canadians often feel ambivalent or perplexed. When illegal migrants land on our shores unexpectedly and under harsh conditions, our principles and sympathies can be severely put to the test. Determining what is the ...
  • 1999
  • 00:13:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1999

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News in Review - October 1999 Glen Clark: Mandate Squandered?

In the Canadian parliamentary system, a head of government receives a very real mandate from the people, the authority to effect significant social change. Under this system, however, the power and the authority of the office can be tenuous, especially if the leader and party are elected with a slim majority. Any error of judgment or problematic series of circumstances ...
  • 1999
  • 00:14:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1999

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