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 - November 1998 The APEC Incident: Protecting Foreign Visitors

One of the most multidimensional political stories in recent Canadian history, the APEC incident – some would call a scandal – involves many issues: public security, international terrorism, the moral dilemma of receiving and protecting recognized human-rights abusers on Canadian soil, the alleged inappropriate intervention of the highest officials in the land, the alleged abuse of police powers, political versus ...
  • 1998
  • 00:14:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1998

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News in Review - October 1998 The Changing World Economy

From boom to bust is a theme that has particular historical implications for Canada. For a country that is constantly striving to make global market connections, the current rocky world economy and financial losses in the once-promising Asian markets have great importance. Above all, the direct impact on the plunging Canadian dollar and the very real repercussions on Canadians’ lifestyle ...
  • 1998
  • 00:13:50
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1998

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News in Review - April 1998 The Dionne Settlement: Justice At Last

At a time when government cutbacks require average citizens to make sacrifices for the benefit of the collective economic health of society, the settlement with a shamefaced Ontario government by the surviving Dionne quintuplets has focused attention on the needs of the individual. This story explores where the millions of tourist dollars went that were made in the name of ...
  • 1998
  • 00:12:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1998

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News in Review - March 1998 The Ice Storm: Powerless Against Nature

In this story we explore how nature overwhelmed technology, leaving millions without heat, light and other essentials of life. This natural disaster raises important questions about the fragile nature of our infrastructure, the security of power supplies in general, and our precarious reliance on a single source of power. The story also examines the political and human issues that such ...
  • 1998
  • 00:16:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2017

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News in Review - February 1998 The Krever Inquiry: Assigning Blame

With anger, disillusionment and a significant loss of faith, Canadians witnessed the tragedy and legal drama of the tainted blood scandal, in this country as well as throughout the world. In each country where the supply of blood products were tainted, the investigation, repercussions and compensations did not occur in the same way. This final report on the Canadian situation ...
  • 1998
  • 00:11:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1998

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News in Review - May 1998 The Maple Leaf Flag: Waving the National Symbol

Nationalism, patriotism and pride are concepts and social forces that have created unity and strength in nations throughout the world. But history has shown that from time to time they have also lead to divisiveness and political dominance. Every nation has national symbols that, for most of its citizens, represent the essence of the nation and its values. National flags ...
  • 1998
  • 00:15:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1998

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News in Review - December 1998 The Middle East Accord: Another Bid At Peace

Israel and Palestine take another tenuous step down the path to peace. Once again, a peace accord in this troubled region has been initiated through the process of international mediation. The Wye agreement caps nine days of round-the-clock negotiations that pave the way to final-status talks. And yet, as we have seen in the past, the uncompromising factions on both ...
  • 1998
  • 00:15:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1998

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News in Review - March 1998 The Pope in Cuba: Church and State

The historic visit of Pope John Paul II to the only Communist state in the Western Hemisphere is an event fraught with irony and déjà vu. Hoping to emulate his visit to Poland – which led, in part, to the dismantling of Communism in the Soviet Bloc – the Pope meets with one of the last apostles of Communism. Although ...
  • 1998
  • 00:15:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2017

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News in Review - December 1998 The Return of Joe Clark: New Hope for Conservatives?

By choosing former prime minister Joe Clark as their new leader, Canada's federal Progressive Conservatives have charted a new course for one of the country's founding political parties; a course that unites the past and the present. They hope that a new leader, a new vision, and the experience and stature of Joe Clark will help lead the party out ...
  • 1998
  • 00:13:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1998

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News in Review - March 1998 The Winter Olympics

Winter sports, Canada and the Olympics are interrelated themes as are national pride, triumph and disappointment. This time the drama of the Olympics is played out against a simple and classic cultural backdrop. As theatre, the Nagano Games portray not only athletic ideals and achievement but also the conflicts and controversies that have increasingly become part of the international Olympic ...
  • 1998
  • 00:15:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2017

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