News in Review

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News in Review - March 1998 Algeria: The Reign of Terror

This rare look by CBC Correspondent Paul Workman at the horror in Algeria is a reminder of the kind of news story that many television consumers have great difficulty understanding and coming to terms with. The nullification of election results in Algeria that denied power to the victorious Muslim fundamentalists and the terror that has followed in its wake have ...
  • 1998
  • 00:11:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2017

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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
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1998

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News in Review - November 1998 Bank Mergers: Is Bigger Better?

A report conducted on behalf of the federal government of Canada examining all aspects of Canada’s financial services sector has come down on both sides of the political fence. The report is especially relevant in light of the declaration of four of Canada’s largest banks to merge, thus increasing substantially their financial control over the Canadian economy. Using the report ...
  • 1998
  • 00:15:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1998

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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 - February 1998 Cutting Emissions: New Fuels for Cars

To a great extent in North America, and increasingly around the world, culture and economics have become based on the automobile. Our lifestyles, our urban development and our international trade are just some of the issues that highlight the impact on the planet of mass transportation and the proliferation of the automobile. In terms of our cars and how we ...
  • 1998
  • 00:14:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1998

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News in Review - October 1998 Environmental Cleanups: Who Pays?

Charges of racism swirl around the controversy over the cleanup of the Sydney tar pits. Responsibility for cleanup of military dumps left behind at the DEW line in Canada’s north following the Cold War have also been hotly contested. Toxic chemical dumps, environmental accidents involving dangerous substances and the problematic roles of the corporate world, military organizations and governments are ...
  • 1998
  • 00:15:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1998

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News in Review - September 1998 Flint, Michigan: Labour's Last Stand

The strike at General Motors was settled at the end of July 1998. The sprawling auto giant has been falling behind the competition from the leaner and more efficient Ford and Chrystler. GM wanted to farm out a chunk of its parts manufacturing, allowing it to shut down some plants and lay off workers, hopefully increasing profits. It was a ...
  • 1998
  • 00:12:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/09/2014

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News in Review - May HMCS Toronto: Containing Iraq

From the beginning of the conflict in the Persian Gulf, Canada has had a role to play both militarily and diplomatically. In both regards, the lives of Canadian citizens have been affected and at times endangered. The Canadian Frigate HMCS Toronto, the most modern warship of its class, patrols the Persian Gulf as part of the international force that has ...
  • 1998
  • 00:13:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/27/2015

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News in Review - September 1998 Ice Station SHEBA: The Warming Arctic

It's now official. Environment Canada says the first part of 1998 has been the hottest on record, 2.7 degrees celcius above normal. More disturbing, it's part of a continuing trend of global warming. All this isn't news to an international team of scientists aboard a Canadian icebreaker in the high Arctic. They've been drifting with the polar ice since last ...
  • 1998
  • 00:12:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/09/2014

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News in Review - September 1998 Indonesia: Falling To Pieces?

There's no let-up to the bad economic news from Indonesia. There are fears that by the end of 1998, about 100 million people will be too poor to feed themselves. That's about half the population, and it's a direct threat to the already weakened social structure.
  • 1998
  • 00:14:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/09/2014

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