News in Review: December 2011
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.
Healing the Invisible Wounds of War
Canada ends its combat mission in Afghanistan. During the conflict, more than 150 soldiers are killed and thousands of others are wounded, but many former soldiers suffer from the invisible wounds of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). New treatments offer hope to many soldiers suffering from ...
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...