The surprising sleeper of the film season Argo went on to win the Academy Award for best picture in 2013. But there was more Canadian involvement in that story than Ben Affleck’s film revealed. In fact, without the Canadians, the rescue may never have happened. Here is the real story of Argo. (Length: 17:49)
What began as an online conversation about native rights quickly put Canada into the international spotlight as a movement called Idle No More popped up across the country. It was prompted by the federal government introducing Bill C-45 which would have a significant impact on the lives of indigenous peoples. (Length: 18:49)
Canada has been a destination for immigrants since the 1800s, and it’s something we’ve always been proud of as a nation. But now some of those immigrants are being accused of coming in and displacing Canadian workers, specifically taking jobs for lower pay. That’s got some Canadian workers mad. (Length: 16:45)
Does Justin Trudeau have what it takes to be the country’s next prime minister? This is the question everyone has been asking since he announced his intention to run for the leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada. This News in Review story explores the famous Trudeau name, Justin’s political career so far and the buzz surrounding his announcement.
In a political roll of the dice, Quebec Premier Jean Charest called an election for September 4, 2012 — more than a year before it was required. Charest was hoping that voters would appreciate his handling of Quebec’s recent student protests, but the Parti Québécois under leader Pauline Marois were ready for battle. This News in Review story looks at the campaign, the controversies and the election outcome. (Length: 15:05)
It’s an important piece of Canadian history and a mystery that has stumped the world for more than 160 years: what happened to Sir John Franklin’s Arctic expedition and where are his ships? As this News in Review story discovers, this year a team of archaeologists from Parks Canada took another crack at solving this high-arctic mystery. (Length: 15:04)
For months in early to mid 2012, thousands of Quebec students took to the streets to protest against rising tuition costs. But as the protests continued, so did the number of people taking to the streets…as did the causes they represented. This News in Review story follows the progress of the student movement and the Quebec government’s reaction, including the controversial Bill 78 that sought to limit how the students could protest. (Length: 18:11)