News in Review | Archives

Looking for News in Review stories from a particular month and year? This channel features an archive of News in Review broadcasts dating from the 1990-91 through to 2019-20 seasons, covering the key stories that mattered most to Canadian educators.

Each story comes with a teacher guide that teases out key concepts and questions to help your students develop a well-trained eye and ear for what matters.

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News in Review - December 1998 The Middle East Accord: Another Bid At Peace

Israel and Palestine take another tenuous step down the path to peace. Once again, a peace accord in this troubled region has been initiated through the process of international mediation. The Wye agreement caps nine days of round-the-clock negotiations that pave the way to final-status talks. And yet, as we have seen in the past, the uncompromising factions on both ...
  • 1998
  • 00:15:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1998

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News in Review - December 1998 The Return of Joe Clark: New Hope for Conservatives?

By choosing former prime minister Joe Clark as their new leader, Canada's federal Progressive Conservatives have charted a new course for one of the country's founding political parties; a course that unites the past and the present. They hope that a new leader, a new vision, and the experience and stature of Joe Clark will help lead the party out ...
  • 1998
  • 00:13:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1998

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News in Review - November 1998 Bank Mergers: Is Bigger Better?

A report conducted on behalf of the federal government of Canada examining all aspects of Canada’s financial services sector has come down on both sides of the political fence. The report is especially relevant in light of the declaration of four of Canada’s largest banks to merge, thus increasing substantially their financial control over the Canadian economy. Using the report ...
  • 1998
  • 00:15:31
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  • Added on: 11/15/1998

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News in Review - November 1998 The APEC Incident: Protecting Foreign Visitors

One of the most multidimensional political stories in recent Canadian history, the APEC incident – some would call a scandal – involves many issues: public security, international terrorism, the moral dilemma of receiving and protecting recognized human-rights abusers on Canadian soil, the alleged inappropriate intervention of the highest officials in the land, the alleged abuse of police powers, political versus ...
  • 1998
  • 00:14:12
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  • Added on: 11/15/1998

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News in Review - November 1998 Kosovo: Repeating History

Once again in the troubled Balkans, the world has witnessed the flight of tens of thousands of refugees; ethnic Albanians from Kosovo, a province of Serbia that has been known for its strong independence movement, a tradition of pacifism and, until the actions of Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic, a peaceful existence. The violence seen there recalls the turmoil that the ...
  • 1998
  • 00:14:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1998

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News in Review - November 1998 Redefining Education: Showdown in Ontario

Since the election of the government of Mike Harris in Ontario, the public education system in that province has undergone unprecedented changes. The changes in Ontario have primarily been the result of Bill 160, a radical piece of legislation that dramatically transformed the balance of power between the provincial government, local and regional boards of education and teachers’ unions. As local ...
  • 1998
  • 00:11:09
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  • Added on: 11/15/1998

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News in Review - October 1998 Environmental Cleanups: Who Pays?

Charges of racism swirl around the controversy over the cleanup of the Sydney tar pits. Responsibility for cleanup of military dumps left behind at the DEW line in Canada’s north following the Cold War have also been hotly contested. Toxic chemical dumps, environmental accidents involving dangerous substances and the problematic roles of the corporate world, military organizations and governments are ...
  • 1998
  • 00:15:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1998

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News in Review - October 1998 Russia in Crisis: Yeltsin's Last Stand

The turbulent events in the post-Communist years in Russia have put the entire world on edge. At the centre of the struggles to keep the Russian economy and Russian society stable and functioning is the one-man rule of Boris Yeltsin. But like all hard-line leaders, Yeltsin’s reign must also inevitably end. The Russian economy and the way of life of ...
  • 1998
  • 00:15:35
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  • Added on: 10/15/1998

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News in Review - October 1998 Quebec: The Rules for Separation

The decision of the Supreme Court of Canada – the highest court in the land – on rules that must be followed in the next Quebec referendum has changed the course of constitutional events. The ruling also raises many issues related to the rule of law itself. In addition, the differing interpretations of this historic ruling as it relates to ...
  • 1998
  • 00:12:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1998

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News in Review - October 1998 The Changing World Economy

From boom to bust is a theme that has particular historical implications for Canada. For a country that is constantly striving to make global market connections, the current rocky world economy and financial losses in the once-promising Asian markets have great importance. Above all, the direct impact on the plunging Canadian dollar and the very real repercussions on Canadians’ lifestyle ...
  • 1998
  • 00:13:50
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  • Added on: 10/15/1998

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