News in Review | Archives

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News in Review - May 1998 Jean Charest: The New Champion?

In Gratien Gélina's classic 1968 play Yesterday the Children Are Dancing, Pierre Gravel, a bilingual and bicultural federalist, has the enormous task imposed on him by popular demand of leaving Quebec and going to Ottawa as Minister of Justice. He is also seen as a key "saviour" of Canadian unity. The character's hesitation eventually gives way to the overwhelming pressure ...
  • 1998
  • 00:13:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1998

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News in Review - May 1998 The Maple Leaf Flag: Waving the National Symbol

Nationalism, patriotism and pride are concepts and social forces that have created unity and strength in nations throughout the world. But history has shown that from time to time they have also lead to divisiveness and political dominance. Every nation has national symbols that, for most of its citizens, represent the essence of the nation and its values. National flags ...
  • 1998
  • 00:15:38
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  • Added on: 05/15/1998

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News in Review - May 1998 Senator Pinochet: The Face of Chile

The South American dictator who crushed the forces of the left in his country some years ago has now appointed himself senator for life to ensure the continuity of right-wing rule in Chile, a country that is considered one of the most progressive in that continent. But do the means of the former general justify this end? At what cost ...
  • 1998
  • 00:11:51
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  • Added on: 05/15/1998

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News in Review - April 1998 Marijuana: Taking Another Look

As society has advanced scientifically, new medications and new uses for old "drugs" have been discovered. However, new attitudes and new problems have surfaced as well. Determining what is a legitimate medication, what should be a "controlled drug", and what are in fact uncontrolled or "recreational" drugs, is a complex social question, not to mention the dependancy and substance abuse ...
  • 1998
  • 00:17:22
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  • Added on: 04/15/1998

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News in Review - April 1998 Canada's Upper House: Do We Need the Senate?

For many supporters of a constitutional monarchy, the Canadian Senate and its "sober second thought" represent a safeguard to the abuse of power. However, patronage issues and senate reform or even abolition have once again been in the news. This report looks at the historical and constitutional rationale for an Upper Chamber, current views and even misinformation about the Senate.
  • 1998
  • 00:11:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1998

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News in Review - April 1998 The Dionne Settlement: Justice At Last

At a time when government cutbacks require average citizens to make sacrifices for the benefit of the collective economic health of society, the settlement with a shamefaced Ontario government by the surviving Dionne quintuplets has focused attention on the needs of the individual. This story explores where the millions of tourist dollars went that were made in the name of ...
  • 1998
  • 00:12:07
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  • Added on: 04/15/1998

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News in Review - April 1998 W.O. Mitchell: A Canadian Story Teller

A giant in Canadian Literature, W.O. Mitchell was also an important contributor to the genre of story-telling. As a cultural "interpreter," Mitchell portrayed the Prairie way of life as well as Canadian life in general in the 20th century. He was a writer with whom many Canadians identified in a very special way, however the universal themes - inherent in ...
  • 1998
  • 00:09:27
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  • Added on: 04/15/1998

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News in Review - February 1998 Asian Economies: Toothless Tigers?

The collapse of the Asian economic boom and its financial reverberations around the planet provide the focus for this story. “From boom to bust” is a socio-economic event that has played a part in Canada’s own history and is a worldwide phenomenon that economists struggle to predict and to prevent. How stock markets around the world function and the intricate ...
  • 1998
  • 00:14:38
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  • Added on: 02/15/1998

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News in Review - February 1998 The Krever Inquiry: Assigning Blame

With anger, disillusionment and a significant loss of faith, Canadians witnessed the tragedy and legal drama of the tainted blood scandal, in this country as well as throughout the world. In each country where the supply of blood products were tainted, the investigation, repercussions and compensations did not occur in the same way. This final report on the Canadian situation ...
  • 1998
  • 00:11:47
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  • Added on: 02/15/1998

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News in Review - February 1998 Northern Medicine: Too Little, Too Far

As the crash of an aircraft in a remote region of Manitoba reminds us, Canada is still very much a country of diverse geography, immense distances and difficult terrain. Despite technological advances, government programs and improvements in transportation, not all Canadians have access to the same health care services. This story raises important social and political questions, but it also ...
  • 1998
  • 00:14:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1998

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