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 - November 2009 Adoption: Looking For A Baby Abroad

Every year, for a number of reasons, many Canadians adopt children in foreign countries. International adoptions can provide them with the baby they always wanted, but they can also be expensive and frustrating. In this News in Review story we’ll follow a Manitoba woman as she travels to Kazakhstan to adopt a baby girl.
  • 2009
  • 00:15:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/15/2016

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News in Review - May 2009 Afghanistan and the Rights of Women

One of the goals of Canada’s mission in Afghanistan is to try to improve the rights of women. But that campaign was dealt a blow when the Afghan government unveiled some controversial legislation. The legislation would make many women financially and sexually subservient to their husbands. In this News in Review story we’ll examine why the Afghan government did what ...
  • 2009
  • 00:14:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2009

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News in Review - October 2009 Afghanistan's Troubled Election

In late August 2009, Afghans went to the polls to choose a President and members of the provincial council. Canada’s troops in that war-torn country helped provide security so the vote could take place. But the election was marred by violence and voting irregularities. In this News in Review story we’ll look at what happened and why the result was ...
  • 2009
  • 00:15:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2009

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News in Review - March 2009 Afghanistan: A Soldier's Story

Canadian troops say that fighting insurgents in Kandahar is like “fighting ghosts.” This News in Review story examines the war in Afghanistan through the eyes of one of Canada’s frontline soldiers.
  • 2009
  • 00:17:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2009

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News in Review - September 2009 Asbestos, Canada's Ugly Secret

Asbestos is a mineral that was once widely used in the construction industry. Canada produces about 10 percent of the world’s supply, but because it can cause severe lung problems, its use in this country is limited. Instead most of it is shipped to developing countries. In this News in Review story we’ll look at how those sales are helping ...
  • 2009
  • 00:12:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2009

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News in Review - October 2009 Autism: Living with Difference

Autism is a complex biomedical condition that is not yet completely understood. It can cause people to have trouble communicating or engage in certain kinds of repetitive behaviour. The traditional approach has been to try to treat it or cure it, but now some are questioning that emphasis. In this News in Review story we’ll hear from some autistic people who want ...
  • 2009
  • 00:16:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2009

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News in Review - March 2009 Barack Obama Visits Canada

In this News in Review story we’ll look at U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to Ottawa on February 19, 2009. Although polls indicate Obama is very popular in Canada, his visit came at a time when protectionist trade policies in the United States were seen to be a threat to the Canadian economy. We’ll explore the issues that are of ...
  • 2009
  • 00:12:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2009

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News in Review - October 2009 Canada and the Stranded Canadians

Abousfian Abdelrazic and Suad Hagi Mohamud are two Canadians who shared a common ordeal in two different places. They both found themselves in a foreign country and not allowed to come home. In this News in Review we’ll look at their stories, and why they and others have accused the Canadian government of abandoning its own citizens.
  • 2009
  • 00:13:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2009

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News in Review - September 2009 Canada and the Swine Flu

As the Swine Flu continues to spread around the world, Canada’s healthcare system is stepping up its pandemic preparations. The H1N1 virus first arrived in Canada in the spring, and health authorities are expecting many more cases this winter. In this News in Review story we’ll look at what we know about the virus, and how it’s affecting Canadians.
  • 2009
  • 00:14:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2009

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News in Review - March 2009 Canada Gets a Recession Budget

In early February 2009, the Conservative government’s new budget was passed by the House of Commons. Two months earlier, the Conservatives had claimed that spending billions of dollars to stimulate the economy wouldn’t be necessary. But the budget they tabled predicts a federal deficit of more than $60 billion over the next two years. In this News in Review story we’ll look ...
  • 2009
  • 00:16:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2009

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