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 - October 2000 Children in War: Victims and Aggressors

This special report portrays the lives of three children, victims of civil war in their native Sierra Leone. We look at both sides in the war — how the government and especially the rebels used children to fight in their armies. Having fled the violence, they entered a rehabilitation program for such children in Winnipeg. Their painful experiences are the ...
  • 2000
  • 00:12:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2000

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News in Review - October 2000 Domestic Violence: Deadly Rage

Recently, a number of disturbing and high profile incidents of domestic violence have shocked Canadians and have been prominently covered by media. These tragic events have as a result brought the often neglected issue of domestic violence to the forefront. In Canadian schools today we have numerous programs designed to raise awareness of and prevent violence in schools and to ...
  • 2000
  • 00:11:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2000

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News in Review - October 2000 Health Care: A New National Program

This News in Review report is the point of departure for examining a number of important issues fundamental to the Canadian political and social way of life. The basic principles of health care in Canada, which historically include universal medicare, provincial control over health matters, and federal-provincial cost-sharing, have been enshrined in the Canadian Constitution as well as numerous federal and provincial ...
  • 2000
  • 00:16:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2000

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News in Review - September 2000 News Cameras and Privacy: In Your Face?

Canadians have always supported and respected the civil safeguards of freedom of the press and the role and responsibility of the media to act as the public’s agent in providing information. As media – in particular television news cameras – became more omnipresent in our society, Canadian media consumers gained access to more information, faster, and in much greater detail. ...
  • 2000
  • 00:14:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2000

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News in Review - September 2000 Stockwell Day's New Alliance

Now that Canada has a new political party and a new political leader on the national scene, the political landscape in Canada has shifted again. As a harbinger of the forthcoming federal election, the emergence of the Alliance and a new and relatively youthful leader raise the question of how this renewal of part of the political right in Canada ...
  • 2000
  • 00:13:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2000

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News in Review - September 2000 Deadly Water: The Lessons of Walkerton

Safe drinking water is a prime resource for all humans and something we in Canada may have taken for granted. The tragedy that occurred in the town of Walkerton, where several people died and many more were made very sick by the presence of E. coli bacteria in the municipal water supply, is not only an important and ongoing news ...
  • 2000
  • 00:14:14
  • 13-14
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News in Review - September 2000 Zimbabwe: Who Owns It; Who Runs It?

The history in Africa – in Zimbabwe in particular – of European colonization, colonialism, land claims, self-determination and racial divide are key issues and elements in this story. In many ways the current violence, political intimidation and the rise of a powerful opposition party to Robert Mugabe and his 20-year rule are representative of the legacy of colonialism on the ...
  • 2000
  • 00:14:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2000

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News in Review - May 2000 Conditional Sentencing: Effective or Not?

Punishment, rehabilitation, or revenge? In an enlightened society, it is presumed that prisons will redress wrongs in the best interests of society as a whole. The perplexing issue of prison sentences is whether they accomplish what they are intended to. Do they change sociopathic human behaviour and allow a criminal member of society to reintegrate into the mainstream population and ...
  • 2000
  • 00:11:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2000

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News in Review - May 2000 Reena Virk: A Senseless Death

The tragic and horrifying case of the murder of Reena Virk, and the trials of her killers, is one of those seemingly incomprehensible social events that can evoke feelings of despair and hopelessness for the average citizen. And yet, as painful as it is, we must attempt to come to terms with the darkest elements in human society. If we ...
  • 2000
  • 00:17:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2000

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News in Review - April 2000 Jorg Haider: Austria Veers Right

Haider, the xenophobic right-wing leader of one of the political parties in Austria’s current ruling coalition, has caused international furor with what critics have described as fascist statements and behaviour. The son of parents who were members of the Nazi party, Haider has said that some former Nazis were “nice people”. His main political message is noteworthy for its anti-immigration ...
  • 2000
  • 00:16:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2000

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