News in Review: May 2012
Titanic. The Canadian Story
It's been 100 years since the giant passenger liner Titanic hit an iceberg and sank in the North Atlantic off the coast of Newfoundland. This video looks at the impact of the disaster, particularly people in Halifax, where many of the dead are buried.
The NDP Chooses a New Leader
In the last election the New Democratic Party became the official opposition in Parliament. Three months later its leader, Jack Layton, dies of cancer and a race begins to succeed him. This video looks at that race and how Thomas Mulcair became the NDP's new leader.
Burma and the Great Awakening
For 50 years the Southeast Asian country of Burma is ruled by a brutal military dictatorship. The generals have loosened their iron grip and democracy is slowly making a comeback. This video examines these democratic reforms and what they mean for the people who live there.
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.