It’s been a tough year for the Canadian economy. First there was SARS and mad-cow disease. Then, a massive blackout and devastating fires. It’s costing us billions, and as Havard Gould reports the Canadian economy has begun to show signs of weakening.
It was the largest power failure ever. From Detroit to New York City, including almost all of Ontario, it took only seconds for 50 million North Americans to lose the electricity that makes modern life possible. We’ll take a look at how people coped . . . and investigate how this could happen.
This past June an unprecedented court decision made same-sex marriages legal in Canada. For some, this development was an inevitable step in the evolution of human rights. But for others, the decision failed to acknowledge the institution of marriage’s critical role in society and its religious significance. News in Review takes a look at the controversy.
In the 1930s the Asahi baseball team was the pride of Vancouver’s Little
Tokyo. In a David vs. Goliath triumph over bigger Caucasian teams, the
upstart Japanese-Canadian players became unbeatable, winning the prestigious Pacific Northwest Championship for five consecutive years. But by 1942 Canada was at war with Japan and soon everyone of Japanese descent, whether born in Canada or not, was sent to internment camps. The CBC’s Duncan McCue profiles how one team member faced up to hardship, racism and isolation, and survived to see his team inducted into Canada’s Baseball Hall of fame this summer.