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 - April 2000 Government Mismanagement: Minister Besieged

An audit of the federal job-creation grant program reveals what has been described at best as sloppy bookkeeping. As the current Minister for the Department of Human Resources, Jane Stewart must defend not only her own political reputation, but that of the entire Liberal government. This story reveals how cabinet ministers of the Crown become especially accountable to the general ...
  • 2000
  • 00:12:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2000

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News in Review - October 2000 Health Care: A New National Program

This News in Review report is the point of departure for examining a number of important issues fundamental to the Canadian political and social way of life. The basic principles of health care in Canada, which historically include universal medicare, provincial control over health matters, and federal-provincial cost-sharing, have been enshrined in the Canadian Constitution as well as numerous federal and provincial ...
  • 2000
  • 00:16:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2000

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News in Review - April 2000 Jorg Haider: Austria Veers Right

Haider, the xenophobic right-wing leader of one of the political parties in Austria’s current ruling coalition, has caused international furor with what critics have described as fascist statements and behaviour. The son of parents who were members of the Nazi party, Haider has said that some former Nazis were “nice people”. His main political message is noteworthy for its anti-immigration ...
  • 2000
  • 00:16:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2000

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News in Review - November 2000 Margaret Atwood: A Canadian Novelist

Margaret Atwood's latest novel, The Blind Assassin, which won the internationally prestigious Booker Prize and at the time of this writing was nominated for the Governor General's Award for literature, is the point of departure for reviewing the career of one of Canada's leading novelists. As a strong model of Canadian literature and a major player on the literary scene ...
  • 2000
  • 00:13:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2000

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News in Review - December 2000 Marketing to Teens: A Captive Audience?

This special report integrates footage from the CBC program Undercurrents and profiles student activism in an Ontario high school, the pilot school for Youth News Network (YNN). Focusing on advertising to a "captive" and lucrative market, the story investigates what critics call the commercialization of public education and raises the universal issue of the ethics of marketing certain products and ...
  • 2000
  • 00:13:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2000

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News in Review - September 2000 News Cameras and Privacy: In Your Face?

Canadians have always supported and respected the civil safeguards of freedom of the press and the role and responsibility of the media to act as the public’s agent in providing information. As media – in particular television news cameras – became more omnipresent in our society, Canadian media consumers gained access to more information, faster, and in much greater detail. ...
  • 2000
  • 00:14:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2000

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News in Review - October 2000 Pierre Trudeau: Captivating a Nation

Never before had Canada seen anything like Pierre Trudeau – neither in life nor in death. As Prime Minister for 15 years, he set bold initiatives, redefined what it meant to be a Canadian and was the leading actor on the national political scene. Whether patriating the constitution, enacting the Charter of Rights, promoting bilingualism or nurturing a greater sense ...
  • 2000
  • 00:15:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2000

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News in Review - March 2000 Private Prisons: The Profit Motive

In Penetanguishene, Ontario, a U.S. company is about to begin operating the prison, the first such privately-owned institution in Canada. In addition to revealing the economics of operating and maintaining prison rehabilitation centres, this story examines the commercialization of another social institution in Canada. And again, we look at the question of who can operate our social institutions most effectively ...
  • 2000
  • 00:13:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2000

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News in Review - March 2000 Raves: Dancing the Night Away

Adolescence itself is recognized by sociologists and other social scientists as a subculture. In this News in Review story, social values, norms and behaviour patterns unique to this subculture are examined through the phenomenon of the rave – a relatively recent occurrence that recalls other mass-appeal events among young people, and yet one that manifests unique aspects, especially in the area ...
  • 2000
  • 00:15:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2000

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News in Review - May 2000 Reena Virk: A Senseless Death

The tragic and horrifying case of the murder of Reena Virk, and the trials of her killers, is one of those seemingly incomprehensible social events that can evoke feelings of despair and hopelessness for the average citizen. And yet, as painful as it is, we must attempt to come to terms with the darkest elements in human society. If we ...
  • 2000
  • 00:17:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2000

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