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News in Review - December 2020 Remembering Joyce Echaquan: Systemic Racism in Canada’s Health Care

Calls for the Quebec government to recognize and address systemic racism within the province were revived by the death of Joyce Echaquan, an Atimatekw woman who filmed as nurses at a hospital in Joliette hurled racist slurs at her before she died. Joyce’s family has announced a lawsuit and a criminal complaint against the hospital. Meanwhile, Quebec premier Francois Legault ...
  • 2020
  • 00:12:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/08/2021

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About Sex About Sex, Episode 35

Heartbreak is the emotional period that follows the end of a relationship. How you experience heartbreak is influenced by the strength of the feelings you shared, the length of the relationship, or the reasons and manner in which the breakup occurred. Warning: The following program may contain mature subject matter and coarse language. Viewer discretion is advised.
  • 2020
  • 00:07:11
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/04/2021

About Sex About Sex, Episode 31

Sexual assault is defined as any act of a sexual nature, whether it involves physical contact or not, to which a person hasn't given consent. It is a criminal act. Without consent, kissing, touching or penetration are all considered sexual assault. Warning: The following program may contain mature subject matter and coarse language. Viewer discretion is advised.
  • 2020
  • 00:08:45
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/04/2021

About Sex About Sex, Episode 32

As Rose prepares to go study with a male friend, Julian fights off his feelings of jealousy and learns to trust Rose. Warning: The following program may contain mature subject matter and coarse language. Viewer discretion is advised.
  • 2020
  • 00:06:50
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/04/2021

About Sex About Sex, Episode 29

In Canada, voluntary termination of pregnancy, also known as abortion, is a legal medical act. It's free and accessible at various health facilities. Warning: The following program may contain mature subject matter and coarse language. Viewer discretion is advised.
  • 2020
  • 00:07:20
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/04/2021

About Sex About Sex, Episode 22

Leah defends Arun when she thinks he’s been physically abused by a girl. The comedy clip is followed by informative mixed media content and by young adults’ tips and experiences related to dating violence. Warning: The following program may contain mature subject matter and coarse language. Viewer discretion is advised.
  • 2020
  • 00:06:10
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/04/2021

About Sex About Sex, Episode 25

Flirting and seduction are the means used to get someone's attention and check if attraction is reciprocal. The goal may be a romantic relationship, but sometimes it's simply to test one's ability to get noticed or to please the person. Warning: The following program may contain mature subject matter and coarse language. Viewer discretion is advised.
  • 2020
  • 00:06:57
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/04/2021

About Sex About Sex, Episode 19

Julian starts to wonder about his gender identity when he realizes he’s wearing a piece of Rose’s clothes. Warning: The following program may contain mature subject matter and coarse language. Viewer discretion is advised.
  • 2020
  • 00:07:48
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/04/2021

About Sex About Sex, Episode 10

Ryan tries to reveal his sexual orientation through a board game, but Rose and Julian can’t seem to get it... Warning: The following program may contain mature subject matter and coarse language. Viewer discretion is advised.
  • 2020
  • 00:07:48
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/04/2021

News in Review - November 2020 COVID-19: Social Inequities Exposed by the Pandemic

COVID-19 is exposing the social inequalities in our society. Socio-economic data being studied on the coronavirus pandemic is now revealing that the most at risk in our society are the poorest, living in densely populated communities, as well as low income residents and front line workers. Data is also showing those most at risk are from racialized communities. We look ...
  • 2020
  • 00:13:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/05/2020

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News in Review - October 2020 COVID-19 Update: What Have We Learned?

The coronavirus pandemic that spread across the world in early 2020 changed all our lives. In March, Canada closed its borders, shuttered all non-essential business and asked its citizens to stay home. For months we waited. Once the infection numbers dropped significantly, the country began to reopen cautiously. But COVID-19 is still here. And some countries are being forced to ...
  • 2020
  • 00:18:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/30/2020

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News in Review - October 2020 Care Homes and The Elderly: What COVID-19 Exposed

When COVID-19 came to Canada we saw a large number of deaths. Four out of five of those deaths were among the elderly housed in long term care homes. The situation in Ontario and Quebec was so serious that the government called in the Canadian military to assist in the worst-hit facilities. The military produced a report that shocked many. ...
  • 2020
  • 00:20:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/30/2020

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News in Review - October 2020 The Shooting of Jacob Blake: Protests, Boycotts and Racial Tensions

In August 2020, an African-American man named Jacob Blake was shot in the back seven times by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Protestors took to the streets demanding an end to police violence against Black people. Counter-protestors also poured into the streets bringing about clashes during which three more people were shot — two fatally. A 17-year old teenager was charged. ...
  • 2020
  • 00:14:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/21/2020

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The Fifth Estate Drug Kickbacks: Caught on Camera

It’s illegal in Ontario and drives up the price of generic drugs across Canada. So why are pharmacists taking what are called rebates, which are like kickbacks, from some of the the largest drug suppliers in the world? We went undercover to find out. How much more are you paying for your generic prescription drugs than you should be?
  • 2019
  • 00:24:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/24/2020

Good People with Mark Sakamoto Opioids

Prince George, BC shows the bigger toll opioids have on smaller communities. Burlington, VT offers hope by getting more people in treatment through their "hub and spoke" approach.
  • 2019
  • 00:22:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/22/2020

The Fifth Estate Promises of Glory

This Fifth Estate documentary tracks the successes and failures of four 16-year-old boys as they struggle to balance education, adolescence and family with careers in the Ontario Hockey League. The OHL has been considered the gateway to NHL fame and wealth. The odds are 100 to one that they will make this next step. A big gamble at this age, ...
  • 1993
  • 00:50:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/21/2020

CBC Short Docs Fast Horse

In Blackfoot country, they call Indian Relay “North America’s original extreme sport.” Jockeys bareback gallop their horses around a track, jumping off one and on to another in a chaotic melee of horses and handlers at “the exchange”. Accidents happen. Simply finishing a race demands masterful skill and courage. Siksika horseman Allison RedCrow dreams of bringing a team to the ...
  • 2018
  • 00:13:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/16/2020

The Fifth Estate Unnecessary Risk: Why it took so long to get seatbelts in coaches

In part two of the investigation into bus safety, The Fifth Estate takes a look at coach buses. Years before the Humboldt tragedy, Transport Canada was warned that without seatbelts on coach buses, passengers were at unnecessary risk of serious injuries. The warnings were ignored.
  • 2018
  • 00:24:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/02/2020

The Fifth Estate Unbuckled: School Bus Safety

Why are there are no seat belts on school buses? The Fifth Estate asked that question and discovered a flawed Transport Canada report which argued against seat belts — a policy which studies show has led to injuries and deaths that might have been prevented. Bob McKeown investigates.
  • 2018
  • 00:24:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/02/2020

You Can't Ask That Facial Difference

For many with facial difference, life can be very hard. Often with no other disability, they still face discrimination and prejudice because of the way they look.
  • 2019
  • 00:22:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/31/2020

You Can't Ask That Down Syndrome

A genetic disorder causes Down syndrome. The Canadians we meet in this episode give us a heart-warming and candid view into the lives of people with Down syndrome.
  • 2019
  • 00:22:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/31/2020

News in Review - February 2020 Killing Aspen: The Glyphosate Debate

Glyphosate is an herbicide which is marketed under the commercial name of Roundup. Originally created by the Monsanto Corporation, now owned by Bayer, it is the most widely used weed-killer in Canada. It’s sprayed on major food crops like corn, soy and wheat. It’s also widely used in forestry and land management, as it kills off undergrowth and larger trees ...
  • 2020
  • 00:11:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/28/2020

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News in Review - February 2020 Measles Resurgence: The Vaccination Controversy

For most of this century health officials thought they had measles under control. The development of a vaccine back in 1963 enabled mass immunization and much of the western world was declared measles-free. But in 2019 the disease made a big comeback in much of the world, including Canada. Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease that is spread through ...
  • 2020
  • 00:14:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/28/2020

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You Can't Ask That Visual Impairment

From all walks of life, the visually impaired we meet in this episode answer questions about what it is like to navigate the world without sight and the answers are very enlightening.
  • 2019
  • 00:22:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/28/2020

You Can't Ask That Tourette Syndrome

Often mocked and stigmatized for their disability, our participants with Tourette syndrome answer questions about what life is like living with what is often mistakenly called "the swearing disease."
  • 2019
  • 00:22:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/28/2020