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 - February 2003 A New Leader for the NDP

This January the federal NDP chose Jack Layton as its new party leader. Layton has taken on a tough job; in the last election the NDP received its lowest popular vote ever, and so more than ever the survival of the party is at stake. News in Review takes a look at Layton’s road to victory and examines the NDP’s ...
  • 2003
  • 00:15:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2003

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News in Review - September 2003 Blackout: The Day the Power Went Out

It was the largest power failure ever. From Detroit to New York City, including almost all of Ontario, it took only seconds for 50 million North Americans to lose the electricity that makes modern life possible. We’ll take a look at how people coped and investigate how this could happen.
  • 2003
  • 00:14:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2003

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News in Review - September 2003 Canada Debates Same-Sex Marriages

In June 2003 an unprecedented court decision made same-sex marriages legal in Canada. For some, this development was an inevitable step in the evolution of human rights. But for others, the decision failed to acknowledge the institution of marriage’s critical role in society and its religious significance. News in Review takes a look at the controversy.
  • 2003
  • 00:13:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2003

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News in Review - November 2003 Canada Returns to Afghanistan

It’s one of the most dangerous places on earth, but this summer 1,900 Canadian soldiers arrived in Afghanistan to help make it safer. They are there as part of a NATO mission that hopes to restore Afghanistan to peace and democracy after the fall of the Taliban regime in 2002 left the nation in a state of near anarchy. Canada’s ...
  • 2003
  • 00:14:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2003

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News in Review - March 2003 Census 2001: Canada's Changing Face

For the last year Statistics Canada has been releasing data it collected during the 2001 census. This data makes one thing perfectly clear: Canada is changing. We’re older, more ethnically and racially diverse, and more urban then ever before.
  • 2003
  • 00:14:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2003

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News in Review - May 2003 Charest Sweeps Quebec

It’s an election that has implications for all of Canada. On April 14, Quebecers voted for change. The separatist Parti Québécois is out and the federalist Liberals are in. News in Review looks at Jean Charest’s road to victory and examines the implications for Quebec and Canada.
  • 2003
  • 00:13:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2003

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News in Review - May 2003 Confronting The SARS Outbreak

A mysterious disease that causes flu-like symptoms and pneumonia is quickly spreading around the word and has made its way to Canada. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or SARS, has killed hundreds and sickened thousands. News in Review examines the efforts being made to identify the cause and halt the spread of this dangerous disease.
  • 2003
  • 00:15:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2003

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News in Review - December 2003 Digging History

High school history class for many people was a place where textbooks were sure to be found. History was a subject that we all knew we should learn, but some students had a tough time making it stick. These days, history lessons are certainly sticking with high school students in Tillsonburg, Ontario, thanks to Robin Barker James. He’s a history ...
  • 2003
  • 00:13:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2003

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News in Review - March 2003 Drunk Driving: B.C. Premier is Charged

The arrest of B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell on impaired driving charges has thrown a spotlight on the dangers of drinking and driving. News in Review looks at his arrest and the ensuing political fallout. We also examine how governments, schools and other organizations are trying to combat drunk driving.
  • 2003
  • 00:13:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2003

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News in Review - November 2003 Food Safety: From Store to Fork

The numbers are staggering and the threat almost always unseen. It’s estimated that two million Canadians a year will suffer from food poisoning and on average about 30 will die. In restaurants, grocery stores and at home there’s constant danger from microscopic organisms such as E. coli that can sneak through even the most secure food safety net. News in ...
  • 2003
  • 00:15:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2003

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