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 1999 Genetics In Food: Changing Mother Nature

According to many people, including scientists such as David Suzuki, scientific advances are not always consistent with or beneficial to consumers when long-range effects are unknown. This is the key issue behind the groundswell of opposition to genetically engineered food, an agricultural and marketing phenomenon that started in Europe. Despite the potential benefits of improved foodstuffs for alleviating global hunger, ...
  • 1999
  • 00:13:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1999

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News in Review - October 1999 Glen Clark: Mandate Squandered?

In the Canadian parliamentary system, a head of government receives a very real mandate from the people, the authority to effect significant social change. Under this system, however, the power and the authority of the office can be tenuous, especially if the leader and party are elected with a slim majority. Any error of judgment or problematic series of circumstances ...
  • 1999
  • 00:14:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1999

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News in Review - February 1999 Hurricane Mitch: Canada's Emergency Response

Canada’s international reputation as a good neighbour and peacekeeper was enhanced by its recent role in providing aid and assistance to countries ravaged by Hurricane Mitch. In acquitting itself admirably, our new Canadian Forces Emergency Response Team is a model for international co-operation and humanitarian relief. It is also an important case study of logistical operations and effective disaster management.
  • 1999
  • 00:14:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1999

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News in Review - April 1999 Israel 2000: A New Middle East?

In the last year of the 20th century, Israel faces a pivotal election and will either opt for a continued stand-off with Palestinians or enact the accommodations agreed to in the Olso peace accord. At the same time, it is also facing key negotiations to get out of Lebanon, to settle the Golan Heights issue with Syria and to reach ...
  • 1999
  • 00:11:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1999

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News in Review - March 1999 Keeping Milk Safe: Canada Bans BST

In theory, governments are elected to act on behalf of their citizens and in the best interests of the majority. The legislative actions of governments, however, can be problematic. Whereas laws banning controversial substances intend to protect the interests of the majority, other parties in society may see them as detrimental to their interests. The banning of the use of ...
  • 1999
  • 00:13:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/1999

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News in Review - May 1999 Kosovo: 1938 to Modern Times

From the Turkish occupation of Yugoslavia, to the "loss" of Kosovo, through the German occupation of the region, to the Communist and then post-Tito years, to the recent ethnic clashes and the hard-fisted regime of Slobodan Milosevic, the Balkans have continued to threaten the security and political integrity of the European continent. And at the heart of the crisis is ...
  • 1999
  • 00:09:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1999

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News in Review - November 1999 Native Rights: Sharing Resources

The recent Supreme Court ruling, which interpreted a 1760 treaty signed by the British government as granting Mi’kmaq people on the East Coast the right to fish for a “moderate livelihood” even in the off-season, is the latest in a long series of complex events that have precipitated tension, administrative difficulties and conflict in our natural resources industries. The implications ...
  • 1999
  • 00:14:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1999

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News in Review - May 1999 NATO at 50: A New Role

This international organization dedicated to the peace and security of its member nations and of a particular area of the globe has conducted an extensive bombing campaign against another sovereign state. And this has occurred during a year in which NATO was to celebrate its 50th anniversary. This report looks at the NATO perspective on the war, the organization’s origins, ...
  • 1999
  • 00:03:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1999

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News in Review - April 1999 Nunavut: Birth of a Territory

"From sea unto sea unto sea" takes on even more significance as 25,000 people, mainly native peoples, celebrate the birth of their new territory and a new government within the Canadian confederation. This special News in Review report documents the division of the former Northwest Territories into two separate legislative entities. Largely unknown to most southerners, Nunavut in many respects is a ...
  • 1999
  • 00:14:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1999

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News in Review - April 1999 Olympic Corruption: Cleaning up the IOC

The loss of faith in an international institution and the loss of face and credibility on the part of the IOC are key issues in this story. For many Canadians, it has been particularly troubling watching Toronto's bid for the 2008 Olympics fade in light of mounting evidence of wide-scale corruption in the site selection process and the growing conviction ...
  • 1999
  • 00:12:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1999

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