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 - September 1999 Overworked and Underpaid: Nurses Strike Back

During the spring and summer of 1999, nurses across Canada either went on strike or threatened strikes to redress what they say is too much work and too little pay as a result of government cutbacks in health care. The illegal strike in Quebec, which led to a major confrontation between nurses and the government of Lucien Bouchard, and the ...
  • 1999
  • 00:12:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1999

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News in Review - December 1999 Pay Equity: Work of Equal Value

After a long struggle on the part of federal government employees — the majority of them women — to win back wages owing to them because of what they claimed were discriminatory practices, an assessment that was confirmed by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, the federal government of Canada finally settled in this landmark legal case. It offered to compensate ...
  • 1999
  • 00:10:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1999

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News in Review - February 1999 Quebec Elects Bouchard: Referendum Deferred

With the recent Quebec election, another chapter in Canada's constitutional saga was completed. Chronicling the constitutional history of this nation requires an understanding much like that necessitated by epic narratives in which the reader must try to remember how all the pieces fit together: the root causes of the conflicts, the extensive cultural and political background, and the multiple "character ...
  • 1999
  • 00:16:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1999

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News in Review - May 1999 Slobodan Milosevic: Reasserting Serb Rule

In this segment, we trace the war in Yugoslavia from the post-Tito ethnic clashes throughout that nation, to the splintering of the Balkan states, to the most recent events. The perspective that this summary presents is important to understanding how the pieces of the Balkan puzzle, and the current situation in Kosovo in particular, fit into place. Archival material featuring ...
  • 1999
  • 00:30:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1999

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News in Review - September 1999 Sour Gas: Alberta Stand-off

The violence and alleged terrorism that occurred in the Alberta oil fields is a case study in the complex phenomenon of provocation, intensification and confrontation. It is also a case study of the ability of the media and the public to ascertain the facts through the best information available. At the centre of the story is Wiebo Ludwig whose fundamentalist ...
  • 1999
  • 00:13:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1999

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News in Review - April 1999 The Battle for Kosovo: NATO hits Yugoslavia

Ironically, in the year the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) celebrates its 50th anniversary, it is also involved in a war in the ill-fated Balkans. Attempting to redress ethnic cleansing, the mass migration of refugees – ethnic Albanians – out of Kosovo and what has been called genocide, NATO launched an escalating bombing campaign targeted at crippling the government of ...
  • 1999
  • 00:15:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1999

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News in Review - December 1999 The Berlin Wall, Ten Years Later

In October 1990, News in Review examined the fall of the Berlin Wall and the subsequent reunification of East and West Germany. At that time we documented this historic and highly symbolic event and examined its impact not only on German society but on the world community. The events of that time were cause for celebration and signified the hope ...
  • 1999
  • 00:16:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1999

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News in Review - October 1999 The End of Eaton's: Retail Evolution

The changing retail marketplace, the inevitable passage of time, and what many see as the natural decline of an institution unable to change with the times are just some of the issues that this story represents. It is not, however, simply a business story, since for 129 years Eaton’s represented a quintessentially Canadian institution and part of the national identity. ...
  • 1999
  • 00:13:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1999

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News in Review - March 1999 The Euro: Birth of a Currency

The euro is not only a new currency, it is also a concept and cultural representative of a significant political, social and economic shift in Europe. Symbolizing the changing face of Europe, the euro also embodies the historical process that has been going on for some time, a process of transition and adjustment that is not easy for the nations ...
  • 1999
  • 00:10:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/1999

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News in Review - September 1999 Tibet: A Rare Look

CBC foreign correspondent Raymond St. Pierre was allowed a rare look inside this country, which has been occupied and dominated by the People's Republic of China. This special News in Review report gives important background information on the history and politics of this important part of Asia and emphasizes human rights issues, the question of cultural genocide and the impact ...
  • 1999
  • 00:15:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1999

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