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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 2011 Canadians Vote in a Spring Election

On March 25, 2011, Stephen Harper's minority Conservative government was defeated in the House of Commons. The Prime Minister asked the Governor General to dissolve Parliament and an election date was set for May 2. In this News in Review story we'll look at the campaign, the issues and the final result.
  • 2011
  • 00:15:19
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  • Added on: 05/15/2011

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News in Review - April 2011 How Facebook Changed the World

It began as a college dorm project, but Facebook is now an international giant. It has more than half a billion users, and Canadians are among its biggest fans. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the rise of the social media giant and at the many ways it is changing the world.
  • 2011
  • 00:14:19
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  • Added on: 04/15/2011

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News in Review - April 2011 Hockey and the Concussion Debate

A serious injury to an NHL superstar has focused attention on the problem of concussions. New studies have shown that concussions can damage the brain and have serious long-term effects. In this News in Review story, we look at those findings and how they have reignited the debate about fighting and hockey.
  • 2011
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  • Added on: 04/15/2011

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News in Review - April 2011 The Uprising in Libya

Moammar Gadhafi has ruled the North African country of Libya for more than 40 years. But in February the wave of protest that has been sweeping through the region caught up with him. There was a popular uprising, and a vicious civil war erupted. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the fighting and its impact on the ...
  • 2011
  • 00:14:47
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  • Added on: 04/15/2011

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News in Review - March 2011 Vacation Nightmare in Mexico

Millions of Canadians have vacationed in Mexico, so many people were shocked when an explosion ripped through a Mexican resort last November. Seven people, including five Canadians, were killed and many others were injured. The resort claimed it was blameless, but in this News in Review report we'll look at what really happened and how the truth may have been ...
  • 2011
  • 00:16:46
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  • Added on: 03/15/2011

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News in Review - March 2011 The Shooting of Gabrielle Giffords

In early January, a gunman opened fire at a small political rally in Tucson, Arizona. Six people were killed and 14 others were injured, including a congresswoman — Gabrielle Giffords. Giffords was shot in the head but survived, and the shooting triggered a passionate political debate in the United States. In this News in Review story we’ll look at that ...
  • 2011
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News in Review - March 2011 Egypt and the Days of Anger

In late January, a popular revolt erupted in Egypt. Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians took to the streets to demand the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. When Mubarak refused, violent clashes broke out and the country descended into a near state of anarchy. In this News in Review story we’ll look at why so many Egyptians want change and where ...
  • 2011
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  • Added on: 03/15/2011

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News in Review - March 2011 Parliament and the Election Question

When Parliament returned after a winter break, the big question was would there be a spring election? The government and the opposition parties claimed they didn't want one. But with a budget looming, all of them were getting ready. In this News in Review story we'll look at some of the preparations and at some of the issues that could determine whether ...
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  • Added on: 03/15/2011

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News in Review - February 2011 How Healthy Are Canadians?

A recent poll showed that many Canadians are not as healthy as they think they are. They eat too much of the wrong foods, they don’t exercise enough, and a sizable majority complain about being tired all the time. In this News in Review story we’ll take a close look at these lifestyle problems and examine ways we can live ...
  • 2011
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  • Added on: 02/15/2011

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News in Review - February 2011 The Assassination of Rafik Hariri

This News in Review story focuses on a CBC investigative documentary that has uncovered important information about the assassination of prominent Lebanese political leader Rafik Hariri in 2005. The information in the documentary has potentially explosive implications for that country and the entire Middle East.
  • 2011
  • 00:17:35
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  • Added on: 02/15/2011

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