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 - October 2003 The Big Prize: Alberta's Coalbed Methane

There’s a growing demand in North America for natural gas, but the supply is dwindling. Now some Canadian companies want to exploit the unused methane that lies trapped in Alberta’s buried coal beds. It’s been done for years south of the border in Wyoming, but farmers and ranchers there have long complained about what it’s done to their land, and ...
  • 2003
  • 00:13:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2003

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News in Review - September 2003 The Canadian Economy: Under Attack

It’s been a tough year for the Canadian economy. First there was SARS and mad-cow disease. Then, a massive blackout and devastating fires. It’s costing us billions and, as Havard Gould reports, the Canadian economy has begun to show signs of weakening.
  • 2003
  • 00:11:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2003

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News in Review - December 2003 The Gender Gap in Our Schools

In schools across Canada girls are outperforming boys. This has led to shifting enrollment patterns at universities: women now make up more than 50 per cent of students in overall enrollment and in professional programs such as law and medicine. Women are also making huge gains in engineering and the sciences, once almost exclusively male domains. Experts say the reason ...
  • 2003
  • 00:15:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2003

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News in Review - February 2003 The Gun Law: Pro & Con

News in Review examines the problems the federal government has had implementing its gun registry. The recent revelation by the Auditor General that the program has so far cost a billion dollars has caused a political firestorm on Parliament Hill. By January 1, every gun owner should have registered their firearms, but despite the billion dollars, nobody knows for sure ...
  • 2003
  • 00:13:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2003

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News in Review - February 2003 The U.S. vs. Iraq: Testing a New Doctrine

Motivated by the tragedy of September 11, the U.S. has recently announced a historic policy change. The Bush Doctrine proclaims that the U.S. will pre-emptively and — if necessary — unilaterally attack with overpowering force any nation posing a threat to it. Since the fall of 2002 the U.S. has been making the case that Saddam Hussein’s Iraq poses just ...
  • 2003
  • 00:14:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2003

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News in Review - May 2003 Turbulence: Air Canada & Bombardier

After the collapse of the World Trade Center towers no business was more severely affected than the travel industry. Now two of Canada’s most important corporations are in big trouble. Air Canada is near bankruptcy and Bombardier, which makes aircraft, is being forced to deal with its huge load of debt. We examine how this came about and look at ...
  • 2003
  • 00:14:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2003

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News in Review - November 2003 Uniting the Right: Federal Politics Transformed

It’s a deal that just may change the nature of Canadian federal politics. In the last three elections, the Canadian Alliance, and its predecessor the Reform Party, have split the right-wing vote with the Progressive Conservatives, a situation that has enabled the Liberal Party to easily dominate in Central and Eastern Canada. All that may now come to an end. ...
  • 2003
  • 00:13:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2003

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News in Review - May 2003 War and Peace in Iraq

Saddam Hussein’s regime has collapsed and the war in Iraq has come to an end. But now questions are being asked about the future. Will the coalition forces become an occupying army or will Iraqis quickly re-establish self-rule? What will be the role of the United Nations? News in Review examines the issues.
  • 2003
  • 00:13:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2003

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News in Review - March 2003 West Bank Wall: Barrier to Peace?

A decade ago Israeli and Palestinian leaders signed the Oslo Peace Accord. This accord would have led to an independent Palestine in Gaza and the West Bank, but in 2000 the peace initiative collapsed. Since then almost 900 Israelis and 2,400 Palestinians have been killed in a tragic cycle of violence and retaliation. Many Israelis feel that the only solution ...
  • 2003
  • 00:13:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2003

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