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 2000 Stockwell Day's New Alliance

Now that Canada has a new political party and a new political leader on the national scene, the political landscape in Canada has shifted again. As a harbinger of the forthcoming federal election, the emergence of the Alliance and a new and relatively youthful leader raise the question of how this renewal of part of the political right in Canada ...
  • 2000
  • 00:13:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2000

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News in Review - March 2000 The Senators: Selling the Home Team

As we have seen in previous News in Review stories, business and sport are inextricably linked and subject to the same market forces and market realities as other businesses. This story, which focuses on the Ottawa Senators NHL hockey team, also examines the medium-market sport franchises of Canada’s “national game” in Quebec City, Winnipeg and Edmonton. The role of government ...
  • 2000
  • 00:15:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2000

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News in Review - November 2000 The Sydney Olympics: Re-assessing the Costs

Despite the usual controversies, drug scandals and the inevitable political issues, the 2000 Sydney Games embodied the spirit and sportsmanship of what we refer to as "true Olympians". This report also looks at the return on the investment that a nation receives in terms of its athletes' performances as indicated by the number of medals won at the Games. For ...
  • 2000
  • 00:14:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2000

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News in Review - April 2000 Ujjal Dosanjh: B.C.'s Indian-Born Premier

In an attempt to hang onto power and to stage a comeback in the court of public opinion after the resignation of Glen Clark, the beleaguered NDP government of British Columbia picks Ujjal Dosanjh as party leader and premier. The former attorney general of the province was selected following a process that itself was not without controversy. As a Canadian ...
  • 2000
  • 00:15:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2000

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News in Review - November 2000 UN Peacekeeping in the New Millennium

In September 2000, the United Nations hosted a meeting of the largest number of world leaders to ever gather in one spot. And they came to chart a new course for this troubled and controversial world body, which recently marked its 50th anniversary. For Canadians, the meeting was especially significant when the discussions focused on the past and future roles ...
  • 2000
  • 00:10:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2000

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News in Review - December 2000 Urban Garbage: Landfill or Recycle?

Public education does not just occur in schools; a long-term process, it plays an important role in everyone's daily life. As urban populations increase, infrastructures like waste management systems become critical, as does educating citizens to its role in making the systems work. This report focuses on how Toronto and Halifax have dealt with urban garbage and explores garbage as ...
  • 2000
  • 00:09:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2000

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News in Review - February 2000 World Trade: The Subsidy War

Globalization is a political and economic concept that has been much extolled in the last decade. It is also a trading phenomenon that has had very real effects on the way Canadians live. This News in Review story, which revisits the troubled – some would say disastrous – Seattle World Trade talks, explores the advantages, disadvantages, and above all the conflicts created ...
  • 2000
  • 00:16:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2000

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News in Review - February 2000 Y2K: Much Ado About Nothing

In light of the much touted Y2K bug, preparations on a global scale and enormous expenditures may well have resulted in what many consider a non-event. Like preventive medicine, however, planning and preparation are always preferable to disease control or crisis management. Were the costs justified or necessary? What is for certain is that it was a spectacular party that ...
  • 2000
  • 00:13:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2000

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News in Review - December 2000 Yugoslavia After Milosevic: Tentative Hope

In this latest News in Review story on the troubled Balkans, we see a nation slowly emerging from years of ethnic conflict, suffering, international sanctions and isolation. We also review the victory of self-determination as a result of a popular revolt against Slobodan Milosevic, who refused to accept the will of the people in a democratic election. A story requiring ...
  • 2000
  • 00:17:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2000

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News in Review - September 2000 Zimbabwe: Who Owns It; Who Runs It?

The history in Africa – in Zimbabwe in particular – of European colonization, colonialism, land claims, self-determination and racial divide are key issues and elements in this story. In many ways the current violence, political intimidation and the rise of a powerful opposition party to Robert Mugabe and his 20-year rule are representative of the legacy of colonialism on the ...
  • 2000
  • 00:14:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2000

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