News in Review 2011-2012

Looking for news stories from a particular month and year? This channel features an archive of News in Review broadcasts dating from 2011 to 2012, 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 2011 Japan and the Nuclear Nightmare

In early March 2011, a massive earthquake rocked a large area of northern Japan. The quake was followed by a huge tsunami that killed thousands of people and badly damaged a nuclear power plant. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the quake aftermath and at the desperate attempts to prevent a nuclear catastrophe.
  • 2011
  • 00:15:30
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  • Added on: 10/27/2014

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News in Review - May 2012 Titanic: The Canadian Story

It's been 100 years since the giant passenger liner Titanic hit an iceberg and sank in the North Atlantic, off the coast of Newfoundland. In this News in Review story we look at the impact of the disaster, especially on Canadians in Halifax, where many of the dead are buried.
  • 2012
  • 00:14:50
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  • Added on: 05/15/2012

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News in Review - May 2012 Burma and the Great Awakening

For 50 years the Southeast Asian country of Burma was ruled by a brutal military dictatorship. But now the generals have loosened their iron grip and democracy is slowly making a comeback. In this News in Review story we look at those democratic reforms and what they mean for the people who live there.
  • 2012
  • 00:16:25
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  • Added on: 05/15/2012

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News in Review - May 2012 The NDP Chooses a New Leader

In the last election the New Democratic Party won enough votes to become the official opposition in Parliament. But only three months later its leader, Jack Layton, died of cancer and a race began to succeed him. In this News in Review story we look at that race and how Thomas Mulcair became the NDP's new leader.
  • 2012
  • 00:13:34
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  • Added on: 05/15/2012

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News in Review - May 2012 Budget 2012: The Axe Begins to Fall

In late March, Stephen Harper’s Conservatives tabled a new budget. It outlined plans for more than $5 billion of spending cuts, as well as one for phasing out the penny. In this News in Review story we examine what’s in the budget and look at the reaction from the opposition and other Canadians.
  • 2012
  • 00:16:09
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  • Added on: 05/15/2012

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News in Review - April 2012 The Drug War in Mexico

It's one of the most violent wars in the world, and it's happening in Mexico, a country about a million Canadians visit every year. For years, the Mexican government has been fighting that country's powerful drug cartel, and tens of thousands of people have been killed. In this News in Review story we look at that brutal war and why ...
  • 2012
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  • Added on: 04/15/2012

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News in Review - April 2012 Generation One: Living in Two Worlds

Canada is a country of immigrants who help change the country and who are in turn changed by it. In this News in Review story we look at the so-called Generation One, children of immigrants who were born in Canada but are still heavily influenced by the cultures and traditions of the countries where their parents once lived.
  • 2012
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News in Review - April 2012 Bill C-30 and Internet Privacy

The federal government has tabled a bill that many believe could threaten the civil rights of Canadians and the freedom of the Internet. Bill C-30 would require Internet service providers to gather information on their clients and allow police to access that information without a warrant. In this News in Review story we examine the bill and why so many Canadians want ...
  • 2012
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  • Added on: 04/15/2012

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News in Review - April 2012 Election 2011 and the Robocall Scandal

A large-scale investigation is underway into allegations of illegal behaviour during the last federal election. Thousands of Canadians have complained that they received phone calls aimed at discouraging them from voting. In this News in Review story we look at the political reaction and at the search for those responsible.
  • 2012
  • 00:14:15
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  • Added on: 04/15/2012

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News in Review - March 2012 The Vancouver Hockey Riot

In June of last year hundreds of hockey fans rioted in the streets of Vancouver, causing millions of dollars in damages. Since then police have been busy tracking down those responsible. In this News in Review story we revisit this event, looking at the progress of the police investigation, how the community is dealing with the aftermath, and why some ...
  • 2012
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  • Added on: 03/15/2012

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