Best of News in Review: Law

News in Review is one of Canada’s most popular series for Grades 6-12 through post-secondary education. It’s designed to inform and teach Canadians about important current events and themes in Canada and around the world.

This collection is packed with content, including eight of the most popular Law stories in recent years. Each story is supported by comprehensive, downloadable teacher resource guides jammed with backgrounders, activities and black line masters.

Stories include:
  
  • The Trials of Steven Truscott
  • Omar Khadr: Canadian in Guantanamo
  • The Gun Law: Pro & Con
  • Reena Virk: A Senseless Death
  • Guantanamo Bay and Omar Khadr
  • The Latimer Case: Mercy or Murder?
  • Sue Rodriguez: Choosing Death
  • Freedom for David Milgaard

  • 2014
  • 13-14
  • 8 Titles

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News in Review - May 1992 Freedom for David Milgaard

The possibility of an innocent person being wrongfully arrested, convicted and punished has always been a risk and a fear in our justice system. This story traces the history of the David Milgaard case from his conviction for murder to his release from jail following the decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada and the Saskatchewan Justice Department. Did the ...
  • 1992
  • 00:10:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1992

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News in Review - March 2009 Guantanamo Bay and Omar Khadr

For eight years the United States has operated a military prison at its naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The maximum-security facility is used to house prisoners charged with terrorist offences. Because it has a bad reputation, the new American administration has vowed to shut it down. But the status of one prisoner, a young Canadian named Omar Khadr, remains ...
  • 2009
  • 00:13:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2009

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News in Review - September 2007 Omar Khadr: Canadian in Guantanamo

Omar Khadr is a young Canadian who is being held at the U.S. detention camp for suspected terrorists in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Khadr was just 15 years old when he was captured by U.S. forces in 2002, while fighting for the Taliban in Afghanistan. He is accused of killing an American soldier with a hand grenade. This News in Review ...
  • 2007
  • 00:16:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2007

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News in Review - May 2000 Reena Virk: A Senseless Death

The tragic and horrifying case of the murder of Reena Virk, and the trials of her killers, is one of those seemingly incomprehensible social events that can evoke feelings of despair and hopelessness for the average citizen. And yet, as painful as it is, we must attempt to come to terms with the darkest elements in human society. If we ...
  • 2000
  • 00:17:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2000

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News in Review - October 1993 Sue Rodriguez: Choosing Death

Sue Rodriguez never wanted to be famous. She wanted to die peacefully with some dignity and without pain. ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, robbed her of many of life's simple pleasures and would ultimately bring her into conflict with Canadian law. Assisted suicide and euthanasia are against the law in Canada, but the legal route of suicide would soon be ...
  • 1993
  • 00:16:05
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 10/15/1993

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News in Review - February 2003 The Gun Law: Pro & Con

News in Review examines the problems the federal government has had implementing its gun registry. The recent revelation by the Auditor General that the program has so far cost a billion dollars has caused a political firestorm on Parliament Hill. By January 1, every gun owner should have registered their firearms, but despite the billion dollars, nobody knows for sure ...
  • 2003
  • 00:13:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2003

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News in Review - September 1995 The Latimer Case: Mercy or Murder?

What is the Latimer case all about? First and foremost it is about Tracy Latimer, a young Saskatchewan girl severely disabled with cerebral palsy who was intentionally killed by her father, Robert. It is also about her family who loved her and suffered with her. The killing of Tracy by her father has been characterized as everything from premeditated criminal ...
  • 1995
  • 00:13:54
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/15/1995

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News in Review - October 2007 The Trials of Steven Truscott

In 1959, 14-year-old Steven Truscott was sentenced to hang for the murder of a 12-year-old girl near Clinton, Ontario. His death sentence was commuted, but it wasn’t until late August of this year that an Ontario court finally acquitted him of the murder charge. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the Steven Truscott story and at the ...
  • 2007
  • 00:13:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2007

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  • The Trials of Steven Truscott