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 - March 2001 Arab Revolt: Israeli Political Upheaval

Soon after the collapse of the most extensive Middle East peace talks in recent years, unprecedented violence broke out between Israelis and Palestinians in Jerusalem and the West Bank. This report looks at the causes and extent of the violence, and the way both sides have appealed to international public opinion for support. We also examine how the peace initiatives ...
  • 2001
  • 00:17:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2001

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News in Review - September 2001 Beijing 2008: A Momentous Decision

This story examines the complex international competition to host the 2008 Summer Olympics, the political, economic, and diplomatic considerations in particular that led to the IOC granting the Games to China, and the implications and ramifications for the city that won Beijing and the Canadian city that lost, Toronto. To some the decision was a disgrace, given China's record of ...
  • 2001
  • 00:13:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2001

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News in Review - February 2001 Bouchard Quits: A Blow for Sovereignty?

Quebec Premier Lucien Bouchard startled Quebecers and the rest of Canada with his sudden resignation from politics, from the premiership, and as leader of the Parti québécois. In an emotional speech he cited his failure to advance the cause of Quebec sovereignty as one of the main reasons for his departure. Bernard Landry's election by acclamation seems to have maintained ...
  • 2001
  • 00:15:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2001

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News in Review - September 2001 Bullies in Schools: Why Kids Bully

Bullying has physical and psychological effects. In this News in Review report we examine why children become bullies, the impact that this anti-social behaviour has on their victims, and the ways in which families, schools and communities attempt to deal with the problem.
  • 2001
  • 00:14:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2001

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News in Review - March 2001 Cloning Human Embryos: Ethical Quandary

Britain and other governments have recently taken the controversial step of allowing scientists to clone human embryos for medical research. As has occurred in many countries, an ethical debate on human cloning and its related issues has raged in Canada for a number of years since the technology to do so has become more of a reality. Canada, however, has ...
  • 2001
  • 00:11:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2001

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News in Review - March 2001 Diplomatic Immunity: The Issue Hits Home

This report reviews the recent drunk driving accident in Ottawa that caused the death of an Ottawa lawyer, an accident in which a Russian diplomat was involved. The case has universal importance because the diplomat who returned to Russia soon after the accident and who had previously been stopped by Ottawa police for drunk driving claimed diplomatic immunity. The story ...
  • 2001
  • 00:12:50
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2001

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News in Review - May 2001 Doukhobor Children: Caught in the Middle

Almost 50 years ago, the British Columbia government ordered the seizure of children in the Doukhobor community. They were taken to a provincially run school and living facility, kept behind barbed wire and separated from their families in order to be educated according to the provincial education curriculum. Now many of the survivors are suing the provincial government for abuse ...
  • 2001
  • 00:14:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2001

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News in Review - April 2001 Earthquakes: The West Coast Threat

As we have discovered in previous News in Review stories, natural disasters like earthquakes have far-reaching natural, economic, political and social effects — not to mention the tragic loss of lives as in the recent earthquakes in India and Turkey. Although the fundamental science of such geological events is well-known and is an important study in itself, the economic and social ...
  • 2001
  • 00:14:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2001

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News in Review - April 2001 Foot-and-mouth: A Transborder Crisis

In this story we examine the economic, political, inter-governmental and personal implications of the outbreak of this disease and the frightening capability of foot-and-mouth to spread across national borders. The story also involves disciplines and areas of study such as biology, immunology, global marketplaces, farm management and tourism. As Canadians, we have been affected by the spread of the disease ...
  • 2001
  • 00:14:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2001

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News in Review - December 2001 Islam: An Overview

In light of the events of September 11, 2001, and a renewed focus on Islam, senior correspondent Joe Schlesinger presents an essay on this major world religion in which we look at its history and the conflicts that have shaped it.
  • 2001
  • 00:15:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2001

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