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The Horror and Fear of Honour Killing

A high-profile murder trial in Kingston, Ontario, draws attention to the phenomenon of so-called honour killing. It is a crime where cultural clashes can lead some families to murder their own relatives. This video examines this subject and look at how some Canadian women are living in fear.

The Emergency in Attawapiskat

The First Nations community of Attawapiskat declares a state of emergency. Many residents of the isolated Northern Ontario reserve are living in tents, trailers and temporary shelters, even as winter approaches. This video looks at the desperate state of that community and why it needs help.

Canada and the Jobless Crisis

Canada's unemployment rate rises to 7.5 per cent, its highest level since April 2011. Canada's economy appears to be stalling, and the situation is particularly bleak in the country's two largest provinces, Quebec and Ontario. This video examines the situation and look at how two Ontario cities a...

The Struggle to Save Canada's Farmland

Every year Canada loses thousands of acres of farmland by farmers giving up farming or selling their land to developers. A group of Ontario farmers thought they were selling their land to a large company so it could grow potatoes, only to discover it was to be turned into a quarry.

The Rise of the Occupy Movement

A group called Occupy Wall Street begins a series of demonstrations in New York City. The movement starts as a public protest against social and economic inequality and what the protestors call corporate greed. The movement spreads to several Canadian cities.

Canada's Controversial Crime Bill

The Conservative majority government introduces a bill that would make major changes to the way justice is administered in this country. Bill C-10 would stiffen penalties for young offenders and force judges to apply minimum mandatory sentences. Students will learn why the bill is controversial a...

The Eurozone and the Economic Crisis

For over a year a debt crisis in the European community, or eurozone, is affecting the stability of the world's economic system. In recent months the crisis has reached critical levels and is threatening to plunge the Canadian economy into another recession. This video examines the problem and wh...

The Vancouver Riot. What Went Wrong?

A riot erupts in downtown Vancouver after the Canucks lose the last game of the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs. Hundreds of people go on a rampage, fight with each other, set fires and loot stores. This video examines the riot and what went wrong.

Terry Fox. Remembering a Canadian Hero

It's been 30 years since Terry Fox dies in a British Columbia hospital, one month short of his 23rd birthday and nine months after he was forced to give up his cross-Canada run to raise money for cancer research. This video looks at his legendary run and his enduring legacy.

The Life and Death of Jack Layton

On August 22, 2011, Jack Layton dies of cancer at his home in Toronto. His death shocks many Canadians and leaves the New Democratic Party aimless just three months after becoming the Official Opposition. This video looks at the life and death of Jack Layton and what his death could mean for his ...

Life, Work and Smartphones

A new generation of cellphones is changing the way people live and work. This video explores why smartphones are so popular and examine some of the drawbacks and the dangers.

Revising the History of the Americas

Scientists have long assumed that humans arrived in the Americas by crossing a land corridor in the north about 13,000 years ago. There is evidence they may have arrived long before that and by an entirely different route. This video looks at that evidence and what it could mean for the prehistor...

The Real Story of the King's Speech

The British movie, The King's Speech, is the big winner at the Academy Awards ceremony. It tells the story of King George VI's struggle to overcome a speech impediment. This video examines how much of the film is history, and how much is Hollywood.

Canadians Vote in a Spring Election

On March 25, 2011, Stephen Harper's minority Conservative government is defeated in the House of Commons. The Governor General dissolves Parliament and an election date is set for May 2nd. This video looks at the campaign, the issues and the final result.

The Shooting of Gabrielle Giffords

A gunman opens fire at a small political rally in Tucson, Arizona. Six people are killed and 14 others are injured, including congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Shot in the head, Giffords survives and the shooting triggers a political debate in the United States.

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