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 - September 2002 A New Plan to Save Africa

For decades, independent Africa has suffered through poor economic and trade conditions, inadequate health and education programs, and severe leadership problems. Billions of dollars of Western aid have not changed the continent’s plight. Now, there is a Canadian initiative to change all that. At the meeting in Alberta of the world’s eight leading economic countries this summer, a plan was ...
  • 2002
  • 00:11:41
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  • Added on: 09/15/2002

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News in Review - December 2002 A Prescription for Health Care

This News in Review story focuses on the Romanow Report on the state and future of Canada’s health-care system. It includes the report’s major recommendations and the political response to it, as well as its implications for the country’s medicare system and Canadians’ access to it in future years.
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  • 00:14:08
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News in Review - February 2002 Afghanistan: Telling the Story

Foreign correspondents, like all journalists, are storytellers. They are our eyes and ears to world events. In the age of television, their jobs, especially in dangerous and violent conflicts, have taken on many new dimensions. Understanding how they do their work, what issues and challenges they face as journalists and how their reports affect our awareness of events is fundamental ...
  • 2002
  • 00:13:10
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News in Review - February 2002 Argentina: Collapse of an Economy

After years of turmoil, Argentina, formerly one of South America's healthiest economies, collapsed after defaulting on its national debt of US$144-billion. The crisis brought down a number of interim Argentinean government leaders, created violent protests in the streets and seriously devalued the Argentinean currency. This tragic case study of the breakdown of a national economy is the starting point for ...
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News in Review - October 2002 Back to School in Afghanistan

Following the defeat of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, schools were re-opened throughout the country, but with a difference. For the first time in five years women were allowed to teach in schools and girls of all ages were allowed to be pupils. A documentary piece by Carol Off on the revitalization of the Afghan educational system.
  • 2002
  • 00:13:29
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News in Review - March 2002 British Columbia: The Cuts Begin

B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell was elected to cut government. However, how much he would cut came as a surprise to many. The honeymoon period for the new B.C. government came to an abrupt end when it was learned that thousands of civil servants would be cut from the payroll. As part of the massive government cuts, legislation was rushed through ...
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  • 00:13:45
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News in Review - March 2002 Canada's Forces Go to Afghanistan

This behind-the-scenes look at Canada's land force contingent to Afghanistan creates an awareness of what is involved in preparing 750 soldiers and massive amounts of equipment and supplies for a mission that is one of the most dangerous in decades for Canadian personnel. It also provides an overview of the training that is required for the women and men of ...
  • 2002
  • 00:14:15
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News in Review - February 2002 Canada's Newest Submarine

Canada still uses submarines to patrol its offshore territory, primarily for fighting illegal drug trafficking and immigration, and for other uses related to the fisheries and covert operations. As key military equipment in the Second World War particularly, submarines have always been an essential part of the Canadian navy. In this report, CBC correspondent Dan Bjarnason is aboard HMCS Windsor, ...
  • 2002
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News in Review - September 2002 Canada’s Long, Hot Summer

In a brutal, long, hot summer the weather has wreaked havoc in many parts of Canada. Forest fires in Quebec and Alberta damaged the lumber industry, while on the Prairies extreme drought and an invasion of grasshoppers devastated both beef and grain farming. The situation became so desperate that the federal government poured in over $200-million dollars in aid for ...
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  • 00:15:27
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News in Review - November 2002 Canadian Military: Too Many Cuts?

Funds for the Canadian military have dwindled over the past few years. All three services have suffered as the Canadian Government cut budgets to get the country’s finances in order. But now there are serious questions as to whether the cuts have affected Canada’s ability to meet its peacekeeping and security obligations. We look at where the military is now ...
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  • 00:14:20
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