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 - April 2000 Government Mismanagement: Minister Besieged

An audit of the federal job-creation grant program reveals what has been described at best as sloppy bookkeeping. As the current Minister for the Department of Human Resources, Jane Stewart must defend not only her own political reputation, but that of the entire Liberal government. This story reveals how cabinet ministers of the Crown become especially accountable to the general ...
  • 2000
  • 00:12:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2000

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News in Review - April 2000 Ujjal Dosanjh: B.C.'s Indian-Born Premier

In an attempt to hang onto power and to stage a comeback in the court of public opinion after the resignation of Glen Clark, the beleaguered NDP government of British Columbia picks Ujjal Dosanjh as party leader and premier. The former attorney general of the province was selected following a process that itself was not without controversy. As a Canadian ...
  • 2000
  • 00:15:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2000

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News in Review - March 2000 Raves: Dancing the Night Away

Adolescence itself is recognized by sociologists and other social scientists as a subculture. In this News in Review story, social values, norms and behaviour patterns unique to this subculture are examined through the phenomenon of the rave – a relatively recent occurrence that recalls other mass-appeal events among young people, and yet one that manifests unique aspects, especially in the area ...
  • 2000
  • 00:15:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2000

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News in Review - March 2000 Private Prisons: The Profit Motive

In Penetanguishene, Ontario, a U.S. company is about to begin operating the prison, the first such privately-owned institution in Canada. In addition to revealing the economics of operating and maintaining prison rehabilitation centres, this story examines the commercialization of another social institution in Canada. And again, we look at the question of who can operate our social institutions most effectively ...
  • 2000
  • 00:13:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2000

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News in Review - March 2000 Devco: What Price Loyalty?

This case study of the last generation of Cape Breton coal miners who held out for a better deal when their jobs disappeared is the starting point for examining issues such as the one-industry municipality in Canada, the interdependence of employer and employee, the commitment and loyalty to the workplace, and the rewards or lack of them in these crucial ...
  • 2000
  • 00:11:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2000

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News in Review - March 2000 The Senators: Selling the Home Team

As we have seen in previous News in Review stories, business and sport are inextricably linked and subject to the same market forces and market realities as other businesses. This story, which focuses on the Ottawa Senators NHL hockey team, also examines the medium-market sport franchises of Canada’s “national game” in Quebec City, Winnipeg and Edmonton. The role of government ...
  • 2000
  • 00:15:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2000

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News in Review - February 2000 Y2K: Much Ado About Nothing

In light of the much touted Y2K bug, preparations on a global scale and enormous expenditures may well have resulted in what many consider a non-event. Like preventive medicine, however, planning and preparation are always preferable to disease control or crisis management. Were the costs justified or necessary? What is for certain is that it was a spectacular party that ...
  • 2000
  • 00:13:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2000

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News in Review - February 2000 World Trade: The Subsidy War

Globalization is a political and economic concept that has been much extolled in the last decade. It is also a trading phenomenon that has had very real effects on the way Canadians live. This News in Review story, which revisits the troubled – some would say disastrous – Seattle World Trade talks, explores the advantages, disadvantages, and above all the conflicts created ...
  • 2000
  • 00:16:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2000

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News in Review - February 2000 Canadian National: The Continental Railway

According to the Laurentian theory of Canadian history, Canada as a nation developed from east to west because of the immense inland waterway of the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes, and Sir John A. Macdonald’s transcontinental railway, the natural extension of the maritime route. The importance of railways in the evolution of Canadian society cannot be underestimated. And ...
  • 2000
  • 00:07:50
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2000

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News in Review - February 2000 Canada 2000: The State of the Nation

One of Canada’s greatest prime ministers, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, declared that “the 20th century shall be the century of Canada.” Laurier, a man of vision, compromise and pragmatic solutions, correctly identified a century in which Canada would truly come into its own, although not without difficulty. This News in Review story examines our current notion of statehood, our legacies, and ...
  • 2000
  • 00:16:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2000

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