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Student financial aid overly complex, not equal

October 19, 2014
| Jordan Maclaren looked into the intricacies of student aid from province to province across Canada. She found huge variability in grants, parental contributions and debt reduction strategies.
Length: 11:21 minutes (10.4 MB)
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Federal government failed to prevent Lac Mégantic disaster

October 13, 2014
| Bruce Campbell says that railway companies fundamentally re-wrote the rule book on operating rules in 2008, changes which were then approved by Transport Canada over the objections of the union.
Length: 16:05 minutes (14.74 MB)
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Mandatory minimum sentences increase costs, fail to reduce crime

October 13, 2014
| The number of crimes in Canada that are subject to mandatory minimum sentencing is growing exponentially. Civil liberties lawyers argue that mandatory minimums are both ineffective and unjust.
Length: 16:11 minutes (14.83 MB)
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Privacy concerns over Canadian universities outsourcing email services

October 12, 2014
| Canadian universities are outsourcing their email storage and transmission to Microsoft and Google, leading to concerns that US intelligence services could gain access to private information.
Length: 18:17 minutes (16.75 MB)
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Forget corporate social responsibility, reverse corporate tax cuts

October 12, 2014
| Since 1984, the corporate tax rate has dropped from 47% to 15%. Larry Haiven says that corporations should leave social responsibility to governments and simply pay their fair share of taxes.
Length: 11:04 minutes (10.14 MB)
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Why our brains are wired to ignore climate change

October 10, 2014
| In his book, Don’t Even Think About It, long-time British environmental activist George Marshall explores the psychological mechanisms that lead to people refusing to take climate change seriously.
Length: 12:51 minutes (11.77 MB)
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Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story

October 10, 2014
| Jen Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin tackle the issue of food waste in a film about what happened when they stopped buying groceries for six months and survived exclusively on discarded food.
Length: 15:38 minutes (14.32 MB)
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Challenging Harper's framing of the death of Tina Fontaine

September 20, 2014
| Stephen Harper dismissed renewed calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women, saying the recent murder of Tina Fontaine was a crime, not a sociological phenomenon.
Length: 12:59 minutes (11.89 MB)
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Canadian mining company sues government of El Salvador

September 20, 2014
| Oceana Gold is demanding $300 million in compensation following the 2009 decision by the El Salvadorean government not to issue metal mining permits.
Length: 14:49 minutes (13.57 MB)
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New text messaging system for street-involved and working poor

September 18, 2014
| The Street Messaging System will connect people in Vancouver’s downtown core with information they need to stay safe on the streets.
Length: 13:50 minutes (12.68 MB)
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