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 - September 2008 Putting a Tax on Carbon

This summer, Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion introduced a plan to reduce Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions. The plan would place a new tax on carbon. Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservatives immediately attacked the plan, calling it a tax grab that would make gasoline even more expensive. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the carbon tax debate and explain ...
  • 2008
  • 00:13:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2008

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News in Review - March 2008 Restarting the Chalk River Reactor

In December 2007, a shutdown at Ontario’s Chalk River nuclear reactor led to a worldwide shortage of medical isotopes. Despite safety issues, the government, with the support of the other parties, ordered the reactor restarted. In this News in Review story we’ll examine the controversial decision and the political fallout that followed.
  • 2008
  • 00:13:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2008

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News in Review - April 2008 Restoring Peace to Kenya

The African country of Kenya has long been regarded as an oasis of stability in a troubled continent. But in January 2008, the country was rocked by an outbreak of bloody factional fighting. At least 1,500 people were killed and thousands were forced to flee their homes. In this News in Review story we’ll look at what led to the two-month crisis ...
  • 2008
  • 00:15:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2008

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News in Review - May 2008 Rising Food Prices Threaten Millions

The prices of basic food like wheat, corn and rice have been soaring all over the world. In many poor countries millions of people are facing hunger and malnutrition. In this News in Review story we’ll look at what’s causing this global crisis. We’ll also show you how rising prices are helping Canadian farmers but hurting people in countries like ...
  • 2008
  • 00:13:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2008

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News in Review - February 2008 The Assassination of Benazir Bhutto

On December 27, 2007, former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto was murdered as she left an election rally in Rawalpindi. Bhutto’s death caused widespread rioting and forced the government to postpone a general election until February. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the life of Benazir Bhutto and what her death could mean for her troubled country.
  • 2008
  • 00:12:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2008

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News in Review - March 2008 The Campaign for the White House

In February 2008, the race to choose the next president of the United States heated up. The two main parties, the Democrats and the Republicans, held a series of primaries and caucuses to determine which candidate should represent them. In this News in Review story we’ll look at both parties' candidates and at the issues shaping their campaigns.
  • 2008
  • 00:16:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2008

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News in Review - October 2008 The Dangerous Crisis in Georgia

In August 2008, an armed conflict broke out in Georgia, a country in the Caucasus region. Georgian and Russian troops fought each other over the future of two disputed territories. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the roots of the conflict. We’ll show you what happened during the fighting and what was done to keep the crisis ...
  • 2008
  • 00:15:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2008

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News in Review - February 2008 The Hidden Wounds of War

Many Canadian soldiers have been killed and wounded in Afghanistan. Now some "healthy" soldiers are returning home to discover they too have been wounded, but didn’t even know it. In this News in Review story we’ll examine the devastating psychological impact of war on soldiers. We’ll also take a very personal look at the struggle of a Canadian soldier who ...
  • 2008
  • 00:14:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2008

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News in Review - March 2008 The Manley Report on Afghanistan

In late January 2008, a government-appointed commission headed by former Liberal cabinet minister John Manley released a report on Canada’s mission in Afghanistan. The report recommended that Canadian troops should keep fighting in that country, but only if certain conditions are met. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the Manley Report and the political storm it ignited.
  • 2008
  • 00:13:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2008

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News in Review - February 2008 The Oil Sands and the Environment

Alberta’s oil sands have transformed Canada into a world energy superpower. The profits are staggering, but so are the costs to the environment. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the effects of this modern-day black gold rush. We’ll also examine how the rising demand for oil is forcing the Alberta government to make some very difficult choices.
  • 2008
  • 00:17:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2008

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