News in Review 2002-2004

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News in Review - February 2004 B.C.'s Missing Women: Sarah's Story

Later this year the man accused of being Canada's worst serial killer is expected to go on trial in British Columbia. Robert Pickton is accused of killing 22 women and disposing of their remains at his pig farm in Port Coquitlam. The victims were on a long list of women who began disappearing 20 years ago, most of them from ...
  • 2004
  • 00:15:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2004

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News in Review - February 2004 New Era: Paul Martin Takes Over

When Paul Martin was sworn in as Canada's 21st prime minister he moved quickly to try to put a fresh face on the government he inherited from Jean Chrétien. We look at the ceremonial transfer of power and at the new Prime Minister's first weeks in office. We also look at who did and who didn't make it into his ...
  • 2004
  • 00:11:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2004

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News in Review - February 2004 City of Death: Iran's Killer Quake

In late December 2003, a massive earthquake levelled the ancient Iranian city of Bam. More than 30,000 people were killed, and about 100,000 others were left homeless. The quake also destroyed the city's 2,000-year-old citadel, the world's largest clay structure. We look at the massive international aid effort to dig out the dead and keep the survivors alive. We'll also ...
  • 2004
  • 00:14:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2004

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News in Review - December 2003 Digging History

High school history class for many people was a place where textbooks were sure to be found. History was a subject that we all knew we should learn, but some students had a tough time making it stick. These days, history lessons are certainly sticking with high school students in Tillsonburg, Ontario, thanks to Robin Barker James. He’s a history ...
  • 2003
  • 00:13:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2003

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News in Review - December 2003 The Gender Gap in Our Schools

In schools across Canada girls are outperforming boys. This has led to shifting enrollment patterns at universities: women now make up more than 50 per cent of students in overall enrollment and in professional programs such as law and medicine. Women are also making huge gains in engineering and the sciences, once almost exclusively male domains. Experts say the reason ...
  • 2003
  • 00:15:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2003

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News in Review - March 2003 West Bank Wall: Barrier to Peace?

A decade ago Israeli and Palestinian leaders signed the Oslo Peace Accord. This accord would have led to an independent Palestine in Gaza and the West Bank, but in 2000 the peace initiative collapsed. Since then almost 900 Israelis and 2,400 Palestinians have been killed in a tragic cycle of violence and retaliation. Many Israelis feel that the only solution ...
  • 2003
  • 00:13:31
  • 13-14
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News in Review - December 2003 Paul Martin: Mr. Prime Minister

The Liberal Party of Canada has elected Paul Martin as its next leader. We look at the career of the man who will become the 21st Prime Minister and at what Canadians can expect from him in the future. We also examine the legacy of the man he replaces. Jean Chrétien is retiring after 50 years in politics, 10 of ...
  • 2003
  • 00:14:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2003

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News in Review - November 2003 Food Safety: From Store to Fork

The numbers are staggering and the threat almost always unseen. It’s estimated that two million Canadians a year will suffer from food poisoning and on average about 30 will die. In restaurants, grocery stores and at home there’s constant danger from microscopic organisms such as E. coli that can sneak through even the most secure food safety net. News in ...
  • 2003
  • 00:15:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2003

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News in Review - November 2003 Canada Returns to Afghanistan

It’s one of the most dangerous places on earth, but this summer 1,900 Canadian soldiers arrived in Afghanistan to help make it safer. They are there as part of a NATO mission that hopes to restore Afghanistan to peace and democracy after the fall of the Taliban regime in 2002 left the nation in a state of near anarchy. Canada’s ...
  • 2003
  • 00:14:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2003

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News in Review - November 2003 Uniting the Right: Federal Politics Transformed

It’s a deal that just may change the nature of Canadian federal politics. In the last three elections, the Canadian Alliance, and its predecessor the Reform Party, have split the right-wing vote with the Progressive Conservatives, a situation that has enabled the Liberal Party to easily dominate in Central and Eastern Canada. All that may now come to an end. ...
  • 2003
  • 00:13:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2003

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