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 - May 2004 Peace Radio: Canadian Voices in Somalia

All over the world, you can find Canadians trying to make a difference. They work for relief organizations and charities helping people in countries ravaged by poverty, disease and war. In this News in Review story we’ll look at a group of Somali Canadians who returned to Somalia to set up a small radio and television network. And we’ll show ...
  • 2004
  • 00:11:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2004

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News in Review - September 2004 Rep by Pop: Making Votes Really Count

The federal election results brought new calls for changes to Canada’s electoral system. The biggest change would involve bringing in a system called proportional representation. It’s a different way of making votes count, and some say a more democratic one. The CBC’s senior correspondent Brian Stewart looks at the advantages and disadvantages of proportional representation, and at the strengths and ...
  • 2004
  • 00:14:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2004

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News in Review - October 2004 School Horror: Hundreds Die in Russia

In early September 2004, the world looked on in horror as a mass hostage-taking at a Russian school ended in bloody chaos. More than 300 people, about half of them young children, were killed. More than 700 others were injured. The hostage-takers were demanding that Russian troops withdraw from Chechnya. In this News in Review story we'll look at what ...
  • 2004
  • 00:15:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2004

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News in Review - May 2004 Spain's 9/11: Terrorists Bomb Trains

In early March 2004, 10 bombs exploded onboard four commuter trains in the Spanish capital of Madrid. The blasts killed 191 people and wounded almost 2,000 others. Police traced the attacks to members of an Islamic extremist group and arrested a number of suspects. In this story we’ll look at why the terrorists targeted Spain and how the police tracked ...
  • 2004
  • 00:16:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2004

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News in Review - May 2004 Speed Trap: Fighting a Deadly Drug

A dangerous drug has been slowly making its way into communities right across Canada. It’s called crystal meth. It’s cheap, highly addictive, and wherever it goes it leaves a trail of shattered lives. This story looks at what happened when the drug started showing up in several communities along a stretch of the Yellowhead highway near Edmonton, Alberta. We’ll show ...
  • 2004
  • 00:15:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2004

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News in Review - April 2004 The Conservative Party Chooses a Leader

The Liberal sponsorship scandal gave the newly formed Conservative Party of Canada a big boost in the polls, just as party members were preparing to choose a leader. Three candidates campaigned for the job: Stephen Harper, the former leader of the Canadian Alliance Party; Tony Clement, a former Ontario cabinet minister; and Belinda Stronach, a business executive and political newcomer. ...
  • 2004
  • 00:11:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2004

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News in Review - November 2004 U.S. Election: Choosing a President

In early November, the people of the United States went to the polls to choose a president. They had to decide whether to give Republican George W. Bush four more years in the White House or to replace him with Democratic Party challenger Senator John Kerry. News in Review looks at some of the key events in the race for ...
  • 2004
  • 00:15:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2004

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News in Review - March 2004 U.S. Primaries: Choosing A Challenger

Democratic Party supporters in the United States have been voting in primaries and caucuses to choose a presidential nominee. They are hoping to pick a candidate capable of beating George W. Bush in November’s presidential election. Havard Gould looks at the winners and losers of the race to be the Democratic challenger, and at some of the big issues shaping ...
  • 2004
  • 00:12:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2004

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News in Review - March 2004 Urban Decline: Can Our Cities Be Saved?

Prime Minister Paul Martin’s first Speech from the Throne promised a big tax break for Canada’s cash-strapped cities. They will be receiving a GST rebate worth about seven billion dollars over the next 10 years. But even that amount of money won’t be enough to reverse a decade of urban decline. The CBC’s Brian Stewart looks at how and why ...
  • 2004
  • 00:15:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2004

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News in Review - October 2004 Video Games: Can Some Cause Violence?

Can playing violent video games cause some teenagers to become killers? Canadian Denise Deneau says she knows it can. Deneau was driving through Tennessee with her cousin Aaron Hamel when he was shot and killed by two teenage boys. The teenagers said they had been inspired to shoot at passing cars after playing a violent video game. In this story ...
  • 2004
  • 00:14:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2004

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