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The National Refugees come to Canada to escape gender persecution

Canada, as everyone knows, has long been a favourite destination for refugees seeking the safety and stability this country provides. Traditionally most were fleeing political or religious persecution, but a CBC News investigation got access to the data from nearly five years of Refugee Board decisions, giving a striking look at who else is coming here and why. Of the ...
  • 2018
  • 00:02:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/23/2018

News in Review - February 2018 Sexual Slavery: The Shocking World of Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is big business in Canada, with girls, some as young as 12, coerced into sexual slavery. Ninety percent of the victims come from within Canada. They are controlled by pimps who may initially pose as their boyfriends, showering them with attention and gifts. Then they are threatened, beaten, held captive and even branded. The problem has become so ...
  • 2018
  • 00:19:39
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/22/2018

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CBC Short Docs The Secret Path: Freedom to Speak

A group of inmates at Toronto South Detention Centre are studying Secret Path, Gord Downie and Jeff Lemire’s graphic novel about Chanie Wenjack. Chanie was a young Anishinaabe boy who died while running away from residential school in 1966 — simply because he wanted to go home. Many themes in Chanie’s story resonate with these inmates: isolation, identity, fear, anger, the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:08:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/12/2017

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

The National Trudeau's Historic Apology to LGBT Communities

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has issued a historic apology to members of the LGBT community. It's for actions the Canadian government took against them, simply because they were gay. As part of the mea culpa, Ottawa has introduced legislation to clear the criminal records of those convicted of consensual same-sex activity.
  • 2017
  • 00:08:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/30/2017

News in Review - November 2017 Border Running: Asylum Seekers Head To Canada

Thousands of asylum seekers are fleeing into Canada from the U.S. They left their native countries to escape hardship, poverty, and in some cases war, only to learn that new U.S. immigration policies have made it hard for them to stay. Now they're heading to Canada – using illegal border crossings like Roxham Road. It's a one-way route out of the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:18:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/27/2017

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The Fifth Estate Pit Bulls Unleashed: Should They Be Banned?

It’s a fact that pit bulls, with their powerful jaws, can kill and maim. But are pit bulls born bad or do humans make them that way? Therein lies an emotional – sometimes vicious – debate. On one side, traumatized families and public safety advocates. On the other, a powerful group of lobbyists who say that pit bulls are misunderstood ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:57
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 11/22/2017

The Fifth Estate The Truth Smugglers: The Disappeared in Syria

They are crimes a regime wants to keep secret: tens of thousands of Syrians have “disappeared” in the past six years of civil war, swept away to government prisons and detention centres to be interrogated, tortured and worse. The Fifth Estate tells their stories – and looks at the people who risk their lives to expose the truth about these and other ...
  • 2017
  • 00:45:12
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 11/22/2017

CBC Short Docs Lucky Moose

Find out how a headline-grabbing plant theft in Toronto’s Chinatown changed Canada’s citizen’s arrest laws. When David Chen detained a thief at the Lucky Moose Food Market in Chinatown, the Toronto shopkeeper did not expect to be the one arrested. In May 2009, Chen performed a citizen’s arrest on a brazen thief who had repeatedly stolen plants from local shops. ...
  • 2017
  • 00:11:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/21/2017

The Fifth Estate KPMG and Tax Havens for the Rich: The Untouchables

It was a tax dodge for the wealthy dreamed up by one of the biggest accounting giants in the world. KPMG Canada devised what it called an “Offshore Company Structure” for a select group of rich clients: they would claim to give away millions of dollars to a shell company supposedly out of their control and therefore wouldn’t have to ...
  • 2017
  • 00:45:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/26/2017

The Fifth Estate Black Lives Matter: The Disruptors

It grew in just a couple of years from a hashtag to a powerful movement that has taken on police shootings of black people and is defiantly challenging the political establishment. Black Lives Matter (BLM) now has over 40 chapters in the United States and Canada. The Fifth Estate takes you inside the movement with the people who helped build it. Janaya ...
  • 2017
  • 00:45:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/26/2017

The Fifth Estate Lac Megantic Rail Disaster: The Case Runner

In July 2013, a runaway train with more than seven million litres of volatile crude oil crashed in a small Quebec town, leaving part of Lac Megantic incinerated and 47 people dead. Soon after the crash – when many bodies were still being identified – lawyers from the United States turned up in town, offering to help families fight for ...
  • 2017
  • 00:20:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/17/2017

CANAdooDAday Canadian Women Who Kicked Butt

A musical anthem celebrating two of Canada’s greatest female heroes — Emily Stowe and Nellie McClung, who fought to get women the right the vote in Canada.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:14
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/05/2017

The Current Ahmed Hussen: From Somali Refugee to Canada's Immigration Minister

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen fled on his own to Canada as a teenage refugee to escape civil war in his native country. The Current's Anna Maria Tremonti sits down with him to discuss his experiences as a refugee, immigration, Canada's relationship with the U.S. and other issues.
  • 2017
  • 00:24:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/04/2017

The Current Public Forum on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

This special edition of The Current is a public forum that was held at the Museum of History in Gatineau, Que. — the fifth in a series of forums on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG). Anna Maria Tremonti and panelists explore the work of the National Inquiry into MMIWG, leadership and reconciliation.
  • 2017
  • 02:05:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/18/2017

The Current The inquiry itself is not the solution: Pam Palmater

Pam Palmater, Mi'kmaw lawyer and professor, shares her insights on lessons learned from past inquiries at a public forum on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) hosted by CBC's The Current.
  • 2017
  • 00:00:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/13/2017

The National The MMIWG Inquiry | Up to Speed

The national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls began last year, but advocacy groups and some families have been critical of the process. Some say the inquiry has struggled to connect with the families of the victims.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/13/2017

Power & Politics 'Next step' on the road to reconciliation?

Hayden King, Professor of Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University, weighs in on Prime Minister Trudeau's decision to split Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada into two separate ministries, some 20 years after the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) recommended such a division.
  • 2017
  • 00:06:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/13/2017

CBC News Special Omar Khadr interview

CBC anchor Rosemary Barton talks with Omar Khadr following news of his $10.5 million settlement from the federal government. The government has apologized for any role Canadian officials may have played in the abuses the former child soldier suffered while detained in the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
  • 2017
  • 00:10:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/13/2017

CBC Short Docs Walk Good

In this stirring portrait, a grieving mother reconciles her life after each of her three children is murdered in three separate and unrelated shootings. As a single mother, Carol Roache understood the myriad of complex and deadly struggles that black youth face each day, and she carefully prepared her children for the world that awaited them. She raised them to ...
  • 2016
  • 00:12:02
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 08/03/2017

CANAdooDAday The Mounties

Set to a modern military beat, a trio of Mounties educate you about everything you didn’t actually know about Canada’s RCMP.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:17
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 08/01/2017

CBC Short Docs Frame 394

Frame 394 follows a young man from Toronto who entangles himself in one of America’s most high-profile police-involved shootings. On April 4, 2015, Walter Scott, an unarmed black man, was fatally shot in the back while running away from Michael Slager, a white police officer, in Charleston, S.C. A bystander recorded the incident. Cinematographer-turned-architect-turned-animator Daniel Voshart became obsessed with the story. ...
  • 2016
  • 00:30:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/07/2017

Keeping Canada Safe Keeping Canada Safe, Episode 8

An emergency brings trains to a halt in Toronto as dispatchers and constables work their way through rush hour on the busiest transit system in Canada. A day in the life of firefighters in St. John’s and Vancouver, from their homes right onto their fire trucks, as they respond to emergency calls. A mom organizes a safe walk to school ...
  • 2017
  • 00:21:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/07/2017

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

Keeping Canada Safe Keeping Canada Safe, Episode 6

Swells are high at a surfing beach in Lawrencetown, NS, and lifeguards must rescue a child pulled from shore by a rip current. On the request of a runaway youth’s parents, a Vancouver police officer searches for the teenager, whom he fears is slipping down the slope of drug addiction. Officers at resort party town Mont-Tremblant conduct a nighttime DUI ...
  • 2017
  • 00:21:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/06/2017