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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 - May 2008 Changing Canada’s Immigration Rules

In late March 2008, Stephen Harper’s Conservative government announced that it wanted to make some major changes to Canada’s immigration laws. The changes would give the government the power to fast-track some applications, while refusing to even consider others. In this News in Review story, we’ll look at the proposed legislation and why it is so controversial.
  • 2008
  • 00:12:49
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  • Added on: 05/15/2008

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News in Review - April 2008 Restoring Peace to Kenya

The African country of Kenya has long been regarded as an oasis of stability in a troubled continent. But in January 2008, the country was rocked by an outbreak of bloody factional fighting. At least 1,500 people were killed and thousands were forced to flee their homes. In this News in Review story we’ll look at what led to the two-month crisis ...
  • 2008
  • 00:15:38
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  • Added on: 04/15/2008

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News in Review - April 2008 Coming Home to Newfoundland

For years, many Newfoundlanders have had to leave the province to find work in other parts of Canada. Now they might not have to do that anymore. The province is expected to undergo an economic boom thanks to the oil off its shores. In this News in Review story we’ll look at why so many Newfoundlanders have left and whether ...
  • 2008
  • 00:12:44
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  • Added on: 04/15/2008

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News in Review - April 2008 Kosovo Declares Independence

On February 17, 2008, the breakaway Serbian province of Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia. The move was welcomed by the United States and many European countries. But the Serbs and their Russian allies reacted angrily. In this News in Review story we’ll look at why and how Kosovo became a country. We’ll also examine why some countries, including Canada, are worried ...
  • 2008
  • 00:15:46
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  • Added on: 04/15/2008

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News in Review - April 2008 Dodging a Spring Election

In late February 2008, the fate of Stephen Harper’s Conservative minority government seemed to hang in the balance. The government introduced a number of bills as well as a budget, and warned that if they were defeated it would trigger a federal election. In this News in Review story we’ll look at how the opposition parties reacted and how a ...
  • 2008
  • 00:13:20
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  • Added on: 04/15/2008

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News in Review - March 2008 The Campaign for the White House

In February 2008, the race to choose the next president of the United States heated up. The two main parties, the Democrats and the Republicans, held a series of primaries and caucuses to determine which candidate should represent them. In this News in Review story we’ll look at both parties' candidates and at the issues shaping their campaigns.
  • 2008
  • 00:16:27
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  • Added on: 03/15/2008

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News in Review - March 2008 Cyber Thieves and Identity Theft

Identity theft is a growing problem for Internet users. Criminals can use a number of ways to gain access to confidential information like credit card numbers. In this News in Review story we’ll show you how these cyber thieves operate and why it’s so hard to catch them. We’ll also look at some practical steps Internet users can take to ...
  • 2008
  • 00:13:40
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  • Added on: 03/15/2008

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News in Review - March 2008 Restarting the Chalk River Reactor

In December 2007, a shutdown at Ontario’s Chalk River nuclear reactor led to a worldwide shortage of medical isotopes. Despite safety issues, the government, with the support of the other parties, ordered the reactor restarted. In this News in Review story we’ll examine the controversial decision and the political fallout that followed.
  • 2008
  • 00:13:34
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  • Added on: 03/15/2008

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News in Review - March 2008 The Manley Report on Afghanistan

In late January 2008, a government-appointed commission headed by former Liberal cabinet minister John Manley released a report on Canada’s mission in Afghanistan. The report recommended that Canadian troops should keep fighting in that country, but only if certain conditions are met. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the Manley Report and the political storm it ignited.
  • 2008
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News in Review - February 2008 Cracking Down on Tasers

In late December, the RCMP announced it would be restricting its use of electric stun guns, or Tasers. The announcement came two months after a Polish immigrant at the Vancouver airport died after police used Tasers and then restrained him. In this News in Review story we’ll look at how that death set off a national debate about the safety ...
  • 2008
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  • Added on: 02/15/2008

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