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CBC News #Beyond94 – Inside the Pathways program at Bowden Institution

Every day is predictable at Bowden Institution, a medium-security prison near Red Deer, Alta, where routines are highly regimented. But things are different on the Pathways unit at Bowden. It's a program designed by Correctional Services Canada for Indigenous offenders who are serious about pursuing their healing journey, aimed at reducing Indigenous overrepresentation in Canada's prison system.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2018

News in Review - April 2018 Missing, Murdered, Mishandled: Systemic Racism in Canada's Justice System?

Can Indigenous individuals receive fair treatment in Canada’s policing and courts system? Three high profile cases — the acquittal of the accused killers in the deaths of Colten Boushie and Tina Fontaine, as well as the mishandled investigation into the death of Stacy DeBungee — have highlighted the harsh reality of our justice system when it comes to Indigenous people. The outcome ...
  • 2018
  • 00:17:58
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/19/2018

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News in Review - March 2018 The Killing of Colten Boushie: Exposing Racial Divides

The trial of Gerald Stanley in the death of Colten Boushie exposed deep racial divides in our Canadian culture. Boushie was a young Cree man from the Red Pheasant First Nation in Saskatchewan. He and his friends drove onto the farm of Gerald Stanley, a 56-year-old white farmer, in August 2016. When the dust settled, Boushie was dead and Stanley ...
  • 2018
  • 00:21:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/27/2018

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The National Does Canada have a jury problem? | The Question

Does Canada have a jury problem? Many friends and relatives of Colten Boushie would say so, after Gerald Stanley was acquitted in his shooting death. Their concern: how juries are selected and how issues of race might play into the right to a fair trial.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/08/2018

CBC Docs POV Indictment: The Crimes of Shelly Chartier

This is a riveting true story about a reclusive young woman from a small Manitoba First Nation who made international headlines. Shelly Chartier was portrayed by the media as a master manipulator who used social media to target an NBA superstar and an aspiring model. Through the sensitive and intelligent lens of Indigenous directors Lisa Jackson and Shane Belcourt, the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/05/2017

Keeping Canada Safe Keeping Canada Safe, Episode 7

Royal Canadian Air Force and Coast Guard search and rescue crews undertake risky helicopter manoeuvres over the Atlantic Ocean. A Calgary firearms examiner conducts forensic tests on a sawed-off shotgun to see if it has been used in a homicide under investigation. Ottawa scientists at one of the few explosive testing facilities in the world test a compound made from ...
  • 2017
  • 00:22:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/07/2017

News in Review - December 2016 ​Sexual Assault: Isabelle Raycroft's Fight for Justice

When Isabelle Raycroft decided to remarry at 69, she did not expect it to end in the courtroom. Isabelle accused her husband of sexual assault. She won her case. But the guilty verdict was stunningly overturned by another judge and she faces a second trial. Now she’s telling her story of how the justice system is failing women.
  • 2016
  • 00:16:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/13/2016

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The Fifth Estate The Wrong Man

Despite the presumption of innocence and the right to a fair trial, there are still cases in Canada in which innocent people are convicted — most disturbingly, for murder. The Fifth Estate investigates the murder convictions of four Manitoba men and the Crown prosecutor, George Dangerfield, who presided over all of them. In the 1980s, as Manitoba’s star Crown prosecutor, ...
  • 2010
  • 00:41:51
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/17/2014

As It Happens "Mr.Big" and the Recent Supreme Court Ruling

The "Mr. Big" ruling is a game changer for those convicted in sting operations. A Supreme Court of Canada ruling calling into question the reliability of confessions obtained during so-called Mr. Big sting operations could prompt the review of dozens of convictions, some legal experts say. This type of sting involves police posing as criminals in an attempt to obtain ...
  • 2014
  • 00:11:53
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 08/08/2014

ReVision Quest Aboriginal People and the Police

What’s the real reason for police violence against Aboriginal men? ReVision Quest is back by popular demand. First Nations comic and host Darrell Dennis tackles assumptions about his aboriginal culture with humour and personality.
  • 2009
  • 00:26:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/11/2013

Man Alive Healing Justice

Native peoples believe our justice system has failed them. Healing Justice looks at the native model of justice which is based on reconciliation and harmony rather than punishment. To find out how this system works and what we can learn from it, we travel to the remote Native community of Muskrat Dam and to the Aboriginal Legal Services in Toronto. ...
  • 1996
  • 00:24:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Restorative Justice: Capacity for Forgiveness

What are the limits of your capacity to forgive? It’s something a remarkable B.C. woman spent years considering before she made one of the most difficult decisions imaginable. Debbie Warsing not only makes peace with her stepson years after he tortured her and murdered her two small children, she even supports his bid for freedom. As Duncan McCue reports, this ...
  • 2010
  • 00:11:52
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Crime and Punishment: Plea Bargains & Conditional Sentencing (Part 1 of 2)

Most people believe in the saying "if you do the crime, you do the time". However, some criminals are managing to avoid jail time as a result of lawyers negotiating plea bargains and conditional sentencing. How and why these practices have been used is the subject of much controversy, a case in point being the infamous Bernado and Homolka trial. ...
  • 2000
  • 00:24:04
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Inside Canada's Prisons

This CBC News Special provides a thorough and straightforward portrait of how Canada deals with people who break the law: from the special handling unit where the most dangerous are held to a minimum security facility that some say is too soft; from a man who's never been in prison before to those who will spend the rest of their ...
  • 2001
  • 02:09:22
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Crime and Punishment: The Politics of Punishment (Part 2 of 2)

Does handing out hard time actually reduce crime? To a society that is increasingly fearful of violent crimes and views the justice system as too soft on offenders, the answer would be yes. Many politicians respond to this public opinion by playing the "get tough on crime card", a sure vote catcher. But this widely held opinion is based on ...
  • 2000
  • 00:23:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - December 2011 Canada's Controversial Crime Bill

Canada’s Conservative majority government has introduced a bill that would make major changes to the way justice is administered in this country. Bill C-10 would, among other things, stiffen penalties for young offenders and force judges to apply minimum mandatory sentences. In this News in Review story we’ll look at why the bill is controversial and travel to Texas to ...
  • 2011
  • 00:14:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2011

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News in Review - May 1996 Teen Road Deaths: A Survivor Pays Penance

The controversial sentence received by a teen who killed two of his friends in an alcohol-related accident and his personal account of his agonies as a survivor form the backdrop for this story.
  • 1996
  • 00:11:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1996

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News in Review - December 1994 After the Crime: Is Justice Served?

The issues of punishment, rehabilitation, parole and recidivism are the focus for looking at how Canada's justice system deals with repeat offenders.
  • 1994
  • 00:15:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1994

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News in Review - May 1994 The New Criminals: Trigger Happy

Recent random violent crimes in Canada are the point of departure for examining such issues as gun control and the Young Offenders Act.
  • 1994
  • 00:15:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1994

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News in Review - February 1994 Judges: The Use of Power

The role and powers of judges in the Canadian legal system are examined in light of recent news reports of alleged abuse of power.
  • 1994
  • 00:13:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1994

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