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

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?

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 - January 2021 COVID-19: A Global Perspective New

This report looks at the impact of COVID-19 around the globe. A year after it was first detected in Wuhan, China, the world struggles to get the disease under control and cases continue to increase. Europe has been hard hit in the second wave, with many countries imposing further restrictions on their citizens. Due to its sheer population, India is ...
  • 2020
  • 00:16:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/19/2021

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  • NIR-21-01D - PDF - COVID-19: A Global Perspective

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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
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  • 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

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
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  • 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 - January 2021 COVID-19: The Anti-Mask Movement New

Throughout 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic grew, health authorities looked for ways to contain the spread. One option was to introduce a mask policy, making it mandatory in public places. But that has not sat well with so-called anti-maskers. They refuse to comply, suggesting it is government overreach and an infringement on their personal liberties. That has led to some ...
  • 2020
  • 00:15:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/08/2021

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  • NIR-21-01 - PPT - COVID-19: The Anti-Mask Movement

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News in Review - January 2021 COVID-19: The Race for a Vaccine New

COVID-19 was first detected in December 2019 and quickly spread across the globe, infecting more than 75 million people and killing over 1.6 million by the end of the first year. As the disease resurged with a second wave, scientists and medical professionals around the world were in a tight race to develop an effective vaccine. In November 2020, pharmaceutical ...
  • 2020
  • 00:15:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/01/2021

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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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  • NIR-20-09 - PDF - Defunding the Police: What Does it Mean?

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