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Bill C-30 and Internet Policy

The federal government has tables a bill that many believe could threaten the civil rights of Canadians and the freedom of the Internet. Bill C-30 would require Internet service providers to gather information on their clients and allow police to access that information without a warrant.

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Generation One. Living in Two Worlds

Canada is a country of immigrants. This video explores "Generation One," children of immigrants who were born in Canada but are still heavily influenced by the cultures and traditions of the countries where their parents once resided.

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Budget 2012. The Axe Begins to Fall

In March 2012, Stephen Harper's Conservatives table a new budget. It outlines plans for more than $5-billion of spending cuts, as well as one for phasing out the penny. This video examines details of the budget and looks at the reaction from the opposition and other Canadians.

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Election 2011 and the Robocall Scandal

Allegations of illegal behaviour during the last federal election lead to a large-scale investigation. Thousands of Canadians received phone calls aimed at discouraging them from voting. This video discusses the political reaction and the search for those responsible.

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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.

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Research in Motion's High-Tech Woes

Research in Motion (RIM) is one of Canada's most successful high-tech companies. It developed the Blackberry smartphone; but, the company has been losing ground to the competition. This video examines ROM's troubles and the future of the company.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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 ...

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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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Wikileaks and the Information War

This video examines the controversy over the release by Wikileaks of hundreds of classified U.S. documents, as well as the role of its founder and editor-in-chief, Julian Assange.

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Living Forever: The Longevity Revolution

Scientists from around the world are racing to answer the question: Can we turn back the human clock? Gerontologist Michael Rose leads us through cutting-edge science in life extension: biotechnology, genetic research, therapeutic cloning and stem-cell research. Living Forever looks at what could...