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 2020 Black Lives Matter Canada: A Call for Racial Equality

The death of George Floyd in May 2020 during an arrest in Minneapolis led to widespread protests across the U.S. and around the globe, with calls for an end to racial inequality and police violence against Black people. In Canada, thousands marched under the banner of Black Lives Matter, demanding an end to racism here too. Those protests highlighted the ...
  • 2020
  • 00:15:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/30/2020

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  • NIR-20-09 - PDF - Black Lives Matter Canada: A Call for Racial Equality

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News in Review - April 2020 Black Market Firearms: How Illegal Guns Get Into Canada

Our streets in Canada are still quite safe, but gun crime is increasing. Much of the growth is attributed to gun and gang violence in larger cities like Toronto. Handgun homicides accounted for more than half of all murders in Canada in 2018, according to Statistics Canada. So, where are criminals getting all these guns? Police estimate about half the ...
  • 2020
  • 00:13:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/04/2020

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  • NIR-20-04 - PDF - Black Market Firearms: How Illegal Guns Get into Canada

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News in Review - October 2020 Care Homes and The Elderly: What COVID-19 Exposed New

When COVID-19 came to Canada we saw a large number of deaths. Four out of five of those deaths were among the elderly housed in long term care homes. The situation in Ontario and Quebec was so serious that the government called in the Canadian military to assist in the worst-hit facilities. The military produced a report that shocked many. ...
  • 2020
  • 00:20:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/30/2020

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  • NIR-20-10 - PDF - Care Homes and The Elderly: What COVID-19 Exposed

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News in Review - October 2020 COVID-19 Update: What Have We Learned? New

The coronavirus pandemic that spread across the world in early 2020 changed all our lives. In March, Canada closed its borders, shuttered all non-essential business and asked its citizens to stay home. For months we waited. Once the infection numbers dropped significantly, the country began to reopen cautiously. But COVID-19 is still here. And some countries are being forced to ...
  • 2020
  • 00:18:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/30/2020

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  • NIR-20-10 - PDF - COVID-19 Update: What Have We Learned?

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News in Review - April 2020 Covid-19: Pandemic, Fear and Precautions

It's being compared to the largest pandemic in history, the Spanish flu of 1918, which infected a third of the world’s population. Novel Coronavirus or Covid-19 is a new strain of flu sweeping the planet, which causes severe respiratory illness. The World Health Organisation has put the global fatality rate for coronavirus as high as 3.4 percent. The outbreak started ...
  • 2020
  • 00:20:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

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  • NIR-20-04 - PDF - COVID-19: Pandemic, Fear and Precautions

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News in Review - November 2020 COVID-19: Social Inequities Exposed by the Pandemic New

COVID-19 is exposing the social inequalities in our society. Socio-economic data being studied on the coronavirus pandemic is now revealing that the most at risk in our society are the poorest, living in densely populated communities, as well as low income residents and front line workers. Data is also showing those most at risk are from racialized communities. We look ...
  • 2020
  • 00:13:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/05/2020

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  • NIR-20-11 - PDF - COVID-19: Social Inequities Exposed by the Pandemic

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News in Review - September 2020 Defunding the Police: What Does it Mean?

The police killing of George Floyd in 2020 led to worldwide protests with many people calling for an end to police violence against Black people and for the defunding of police. Research done by the CBC over a 20 year period shows that Black and Indigenous people are disproportionately represented among fatalities in encounters with police. And a majority of ...
  • 2020
  • 00:14:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/30/2020

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News in Review - November 2020 Election 2020: Battle for the U.S. Presidency New

The U.S presidential election race is in its final days. It’s been an unprecedented race, with Democrats and Republicans deeply divided across the country. It's taking place during a global pandemic that has seen more than 200,000 American lives lost. The president himself contracted and survived COVID-19 during the campaign. News In Review takes a look at some of the ...
  • 2020
  • 00:16:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/02/2020

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  • NIR-20-11 - PPT - Election 2020: Battle for the U.S. Presidency

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News in Review - January 2020 Exposing Hate: Are Hate Crimes on the Rise in Canada?

A CBC News investigation discovered that there were nearly 1,800 hate crimes reported to Canadian police last year. But that number likely doesn’t tell the whole story. Inaccurate reporting and different classifications make a true calculation nearly impossible. Nonetheless, hate seems to be growing across this country. But no place more so than Hamilton, Ontario, which has the infamous title ...
  • 2020
  • 00:12:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/21/2020

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  • NIR-20-01 - PPT - Exposing Hate: Are Hate Crimes on the Rise in Canada?

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News in Review - September 2020 George Floyd: Why He Matters

In May 2020, 46-year-old George Floyd, a Black American, died during an arrest under the knee of a White police officer. His death galvanized a nation fed up with police brutality and racism against the black population. The fury spread as hundreds of thousands of protesters and rioters took to the streets demanding change in cities across the country. Those ...
  • 2020
  • 00:16:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/30/2020

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  • NIR-20-09 - PPT - George Floyd: Why He Matters

  • NIR-20-09 - PDF - George Floyd: Why He Matters