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 2015 Anger and Authority in the United States

The recent deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner unleashed waves of anger and resentment across the U.S. Both victims were black and died at the hands of white police officers. And in both cases, authorities declined to press charges. These events brought to the surface long standing tensions in the U.S. between police and the very people they're expected ...
  • 2015
  • 00:17:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/13/2015

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News in Review - January 2015 Canada and China Relations

China is Canada's second largest trading partner but not always a political ally. This edition of News In Review looks at the complications that arise between countries when money conflicts with values.
  • 2015
  • 00:14:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/21/2015

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News in Review - September 2015 Cyber-Shaming: Retribution in a Virtual World

In the age of social media, public shaming is making a comeback. Hundreds of years ago, townsfolk would put members of their society who violated the law or moral code into public stocks or pillories to humiliate them. Today, society attacks online, in virtual anonymity, with little fear of recrimination. And there is little the victims can do about it. ...
  • 2015
  • 00:16:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/18/2015

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News in Review - February 2015 Evolving Terrorism

Deadly attacks in Paris, Australia, Canada and Pakistan show a change in the way terrorists are planning and orchestrating their offensives. How are they different and what can governments do to protect their citizens against these insidious acts?
  • 2015
  • 00:17:39
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  • Added on: 02/13/2015

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News in Review - January 2015 First Nations Land Disputes

Since Europeans first arrived in Canada, non-Natives have laid claim to lands that were once under the control of the Native population. Increasingly, First Nations people are asking for their land rights to be honoured. Here are two very different cases where a land dispute could leave someone in financial ruin.
  • 2015
  • 00:17:46
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  • Added on: 01/21/2015

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News in Review - September 2015 Greek Debt Crisis 2015

It is the birthplace of democracy but in 2015 Greece faced an unparalleled disaster. It owed the International Monetary Fund and the European Union billions of dollars and could no longer make repayments. The EU demanded austerity measures. But with taxes and unemployment already high the Greek people had had enough. Greece became the first nation ever to default on ...
  • 2015
  • 00:15:01
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News in Review - January 2015 Oil Price Plunge

Falling oil prices this past fall may have made consumers happy as they paid far less at the gas pumps. But what does it really mean for Canadian industry and, ultimately, the economy?
  • 2015
  • 00:16:02
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  • Added on: 01/21/2015

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News in Review - September 2015 Omar Khadr: Villain or Victim?

Omar Khadr has been labelled a convicted war criminal, a child soldier and a terrorist. Arrested at age 15 for killing an American soldier in Afghanistan, he served 13 years in prison. During that time he was tortured, humiliated, held without trial for years and abandoned by the Canadian government. Now at 29, newly released on bail, he's trying to start ...
  • 2015
  • 00:16:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/18/2015

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News in Review - January 2015 Our Canada: Are We Racist?

Many Canadians see their country as safe, clean and equal. But is that third notion really true? Do we actually treat each other the same regardless of skin colour? Duncan McCue sets out to answer the big question: are we racist?
  • 2015
  • 00:17:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/21/2015

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News in Review - September 2015 Residential School Shame: The TRC Report

In the 19th century the Canadian government set up the residential school system as a way to teach English and Christianity to Aboriginal children. Successive generations were taken from their families and put in boarding schools run by churches. Over the years, many of the children suffered physical, mental and even sexual abuse. Many died. In 2008 the Truth and ...
  • 2015
  • 00:18:20
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  • Added on: 09/18/2015

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