News in Review

News in Review, first launched in 1990, is our current-events series non-pareil. Some highlights of this popular series are available in your base subscription to Curio.ca or on DVD, including our Best of News in Review collections: Bullying, Native Studies, Canadian History, Business and Law.

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News in Review - April 1997 Film Animation: Canada on the World Stage

An art form and craft pioneered in Canada, animation is a medium that is a significant part of a multi-million dollar industry as well as an important expression of Canadian identity.
  • 1997
  • 00:15:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1997

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News in Review - December 1997 Gypsies in Canada: The Promised Land?

Gypsies from the Czech Republic recently started to look to Canada as a haven from what they claim is institutionalized persecution in their homeland. The story from both sides of the Atlantic.
  • 1997
  • 00:10:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1997

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News in Review - September 1997 Hong Kong: Back to China

Will Hong Kong’s return to China provide a greater window on the world for Chinese people and thus encourage the democratic movement in the world’s most populous nation?
  • 1997
  • 00:12:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1997

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News in Review - November 1997 Land Mines: Ending the Carnage?

The Canadian-led, Princess Diana-accelerated campaign to get world agreement to ban land mines. The accord, reached in Oslo, is to be signed in Ottawa in December, but without China, Russia, Israel and others, and with the United States still insisting on using the weapons in "special" circumstances.
  • 1997
  • 00:11:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1997

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News in Review - September 1997 Newfoundland 500: John Cabot Was Here

Pride, festivities, pomp and circumstance, royal visitors, the tourism agenda, media attention and native protests make for a problematic mix in terms of an event that involves historical uncertainties.
  • 1997
  • 00:14:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1997

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News in Review - October 1997 North Korea: The Secret Famine

Political struggles within the country itself and with South Korea, along with the famine crisis that the North Korean government tried unsuccessfully to keep hidden from the world, demonstrate the cruel connections between politics and human misery.
  • 1997
  • 00:12:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1997

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News in Review - October 1997 Nuclear Power: Pulling the Plug

Once the envy of the world, the Ontario Hydro nuclear program was revealed as having serious financial, managerial and operational problems. The impact on the energy industry and the public's trust are critical to this story.
  • 1997
  • 00:13:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1997

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News in Review - March 1997 Peru: The Embassy Siege

This report looks at the marathon occupation of the Japanese ambassador’s residence in Lima and what it means in terms of the Fujimoro government, the guerrilla movement in Peru and terrorism in general.
  • 1997
  • 00:13:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/1997

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News in Review - November 1997 Scotland and Wales: Houses of Their Own

With the help of British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Scotland and Wales vote to take back legislative powers from Westminster, ending long campaigns to re-assert powers over their own affairs.
  • 1997
  • 00:13:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1997

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News in Review - February 1997 Selling Nuclear Energy: Questions About Candu

The announced sale of Candu technology to China prompts an examination of Canada’s nuclear policy, its know-how, and the ethics of selling nuclear power generation to emerging nations.
  • 1997
  • 00:10:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1997

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