News in Review

News in Review, now in its 24th season, 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 - December 2000 Bush and Gore: What Went Wrong

This News in Review report examines the recent fight for the most powerful political office in the world; an election race that was the closest in over 50 years, and which had an aftermath that was unprecedented. Although we look at two distinct approaches in this political competition for the hearts and minds of U.S. voters, we also examine an ...
  • 2000
  • 00:15:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2000

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News in Review - February 2000 Canada 2000: The State of the Nation

One of Canada’s greatest prime ministers, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, declared that “the 20th century shall be the century of Canada.” Laurier, a man of vision, compromise and pragmatic solutions, correctly identified a century in which Canada would truly come into its own, although not without difficulty. This News in Review story examines our current notion of statehood, our legacies, and ...
  • 2000
  • 00:16:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2000

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News in Review - February 2000 Canadian National: The Continental Railway

According to the Laurentian theory of Canadian history, Canada as a nation developed from east to west because of the immense inland waterway of the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes, and Sir John A. Macdonald’s transcontinental railway, the natural extension of the maritime route. The importance of railways in the evolution of Canadian society cannot be underestimated. And ...
  • 2000
  • 00:07:50
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2000

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News in Review - October 2000 Children in War: Victims and Aggressors

This special report portrays the lives of three children, victims of civil war in their native Sierra Leone. We look at both sides in the war — how the government and especially the rebels used children to fight in their armies. Having fled the violence, they entered a rehabilitation program for such children in Winnipeg. Their painful experiences are the ...
  • 2000
  • 00:12:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2000

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News in Review - May 2000 Conditional Sentencing: Effective or Not?

Punishment, rehabilitation, or revenge? In an enlightened society, it is presumed that prisons will redress wrongs in the best interests of society as a whole. The perplexing issue of prison sentences is whether they accomplish what they are intended to. Do they change sociopathic human behaviour and allow a criminal member of society to reintegrate into the mainstream population and ...
  • 2000
  • 00:11:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2000

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  • Conditional Sentencing: Effective or Not?

News in Review - September 2000 Deadly Water: The Lessons of Walkerton

Safe drinking water is a prime resource for all humans and something we in Canada may have taken for granted. The tragedy that occurred in the town of Walkerton, where several people died and many more were made very sick by the presence of E. coli bacteria in the municipal water supply, is not only an important and ongoing news ...
  • 2000
  • 00:14:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2000

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News in Review - March 2000 Devco: What Price Loyalty?

This case study of the last generation of Cape Breton coal miners who held out for a better deal when their jobs disappeared is the starting point for examining issues such as the one-industry municipality in Canada, the interdependence of employer and employee, the commitment and loyalty to the workplace, and the rewards or lack of them in these crucial ...
  • 2000
  • 00:11:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2000

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News in Review - October 2000 Domestic Violence: Deadly Rage

Recently, a number of disturbing and high profile incidents of domestic violence have shocked Canadians and have been prominently covered by media. These tragic events have as a result brought the often neglected issue of domestic violence to the forefront. In Canadian schools today we have numerous programs designed to raise awareness of and prevent violence in schools and to ...
  • 2000
  • 00:11:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2000

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News in Review - December 2000 Election 2000: Chrétien's Third Majority

Jean Chrétien's third majority win provides the opportunity for assessing a political campaign that often seemed to devolve into name-calling; a campaign that in numerous ways created a more polarized electorate than in the past. At the same time, it was a campaign in which the issue of leadership and perennial Canadian issues such as health care, cultural diversity, the ...
  • 2000
  • 00:23:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2000

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  • Election 2000: Chretien's Third Majority

News in Review - November 2000 Gore and Bush: Policy Versus Personality

This News in Review report examines the most recent fight for the most powerful political office in the world, an election race that was the closest in over 50 years. We also look at two distinct and different approaches in this political competition for the hearts and minds of U.S. voters: the policy-centered campaign of Al Gore and the personality approach on ...
  • 2000
  • 00:15:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2000

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  • Gore and Bush: Policy Versus Personality