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)
For eight violent days in 2012, rockets and missiles were launched over the Israel-Gaza border. It was the most serious violence between Israel and Hamas in years. CBC reporters entered the zone to try and understand the viewpoints of both sides in the conflict. (Length: 17:24)
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.
Is it a violation of constitutional rights, or the necessary action of a government in a time of severe fiscal restraint? In early September, Dalton McGuinty’s government bypassed the traditional collective-bargaining process and legislated a new agreement into force for Ontario teachers’ unions. This News in Review story examines the controversial Bill 115 that enforces a wage freeze for Ontario teachers and restricts their right to strike. (Length: 14:42)
The biggest beef recall in Canadian history started with a routine test for E. coli at the United States border on September 3. In the following weeks at least 12 people from B.C. to Newfoundland would become ill. News in Review follows the story as tainted beef became a massive political and safety issue…and called into question the actions of the federal government and its inspectors. (Length: 15:46)