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The Fifth Estate Polygamy in Canada: An open secret

Polygamy is against the Canadian Criminal Code, yet some imams are openly willing to perform a marriage for Muslim men who want second wives, including one of the most prominent imams in the country.
  • 2019
  • 00:16:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/25/2020

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 The Root of Violence

Toronto has had its worst year yet for gun violence. But why? And what's being done? Host Mark Sakamoto searches for the people looking to make a difference. Among those he speaks with are members of the One by One Movement, a group of former gang, extremist and organized crime members aiming to give youth alternatives to extreme violence.
  • 2019
  • 00:22:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/22/2020

The Fifth Estate Church of Secrets

It’s a controversial church with millions of followers around the world known as the Iglesia Ni Cristo. Thousands of Canadians belong to congregations here. The INC, as it’s known, is headquartered in the Philippines, where church members are accused of financial irregularities, kidnapping and even the murder of a Canadian man. The church denies the allegations. The Fifth Estate uncovers ...
  • 2018
  • 00:28:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/09/2020

The Fifth Estate The war over truth: New York Times vs. Donald Trump

Donald Trump's attacks on the media are fierce and frequent. It's a war. On one side, The New York Times, CNN and other news agencies — and on the other, U.S. President Donald Trump. Both sides believe the future of democracy is at stake.
  • 2018
  • 00:09:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2020

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
  • 00:25:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/02/2020

News in Review - March 2020 Murder in the Skies: The Tragedy of Flight 752

On January 8, 2020, a Ukrainian airliner crashed two minutes after takeoff en route from Tehran to Kyiv. Flight 752 was carrying 176 passengers and crew members. 57 were Canadian. No one survived. As details emerged, it became obvious that the plane was shot down by two Iranian missiles. The Iranian military said it mistook the plane for an incoming ...
  • 2020
  • 00:17:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/28/2020

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News in Review - February 2020 The Montreal Massacre: 30 Years On

On a cold December night 30 years ago, a man walked into Montreal’s École Polytechnique, separated the men from the women and started shooting the women. Fourteen women died that day and 13 others were wounded. In a suicide note, the killer claimed he did it because he hated feminists, whom he held responsible for ruining his life. Thirty years ...
  • 2020
  • 00:16:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/28/2020

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CBC Docs POV Cottagers & Indians

James Whetung is reclaiming his Indigenous right to cultivate wild rice on Ontario’s Pigeon Lake, but local homeowners are furious about large-scale changes in the waterways — so there’s going to be a dust-up. In this documentary, award-winning author and humourist Drew Hayden Taylor looks at the big issues behind this conflict: food sovereignty, property rights, restricted access to capital ...
  • 2020
  • 00:45:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/21/2020

CBC Docs POV The Mill

When the government of Nova Scotia announced that the Boat Harbour Effluent Treatment Facility would close on January 31, 2020, it was a huge win for the members of Pictou Landing First Nation. In 2014, a spill of untreated wastewater headed to the facility took place near a Mi’kmaq burial ground, prompting residents to set up a protest blockade that ...
  • 2019
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/13/2020

CBC Docs POV Village of the Missing

How did serial killer Bruce McArthur get away with murdering numerous gay, brown-skinned men in Toronto’s gay village? The film explores a deep, 50-year antagonism between The Village and the Toronto police while highlighting the systemic problems of how missing persons cases are handled in a neighbourhood where racism is still an issue.
  • 2019
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/13/2020

CBC Docs POV nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

On August 9, 2016, a young Cree man named Colten Boushie died from a gunshot to the back of his head after entering Gerald Stanley’s rural property with his friends. The jury’s subsequent acquittal of Stanley captured international attention, raising questions about racism embedded within Canada’s legal system and propelling Colten’s family to national and international stages in their pursuit ...
  • 2020
  • 00:44:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/12/2020

CBC Docs POV Above the Law

Canadians entrust police officers with an enormous amount of power, including the authority to detain a person and use force against them if necessary. But are officers being held to account if they abuse their power? That’s one of the fundamental questions posed by Calgary-born-and-raised filmmakers Marc Serpa Francoeur and Robinder Uppal in Above the Law, an eye-opening investigation into ...
  • 2020
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/03/2020

CBC Docs POV Year of the Gun

A powerful examination of Toronto’s escalation in gun violence and its impact on community safety and well-being. Toronto markets itself as a world-class, diverse and tolerant city. But if you scratch beneath the surface, the 428 shootings that took place in 2018 will tell a different story. Captured in this documentary by Toronto filmmaker Marc de Guerre, it’s a story of ...
  • 2019
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/15/2020

Enquête Imialuk: Tracing alcohol smugglers in Nunavik communities

The sale of alcohol is forbidden or severely restricted in Quebec's Nunavik region, but bootleggers are skirting the rules. They ship bottles of liquor with high alcohol percentages to sell at steep prices. These high-proof spirits are potentially lethal and can result in an upsurge in domestic violence, as well as physical and sexual assaults. Radio-Canada's Enquête follows the path ...
  • 2020
  • 00:28:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/10/2020

Stacey Dooley Investigates Russia's War on Women

Behind closed doors, Russian society has a dark secret. It is estimated that thousands of Russian women are murdered every year by their husbands or partners. Domestic violence is so deep-rooted in Russia there's even a well-known saying: 'If he beats you, it means he loves you'. Despite the scale of the problem, in February 2017 the Russian government decriminalized ...
  • 2017
  • 00:50:17
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 07/09/2020

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BBC Documentaries David Starkey's Magna Carta

We take our liberties for granted. They seem absolute and untouchable. But they are the result of a series of violent struggles fought over 800 years that, at times, have threatened to tear our society apart. On the frontline was a document originally inked on animal skin: Magna Carta. Distinguished constitutional historian David Starkey looks at the origins of the Great ...
  • 2015
  • 00:59:05
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 07/06/2020

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BBC Documentaries KKK: The Fight for White Supremacy

America's most infamous supremacist group – the Ku Klux Klan – says they are in the midst of a revival, with a surge in membership and cross burnings across the Deep South. Filmmaker Dan Murdoch meets the leaders of the Loyal White Knights, who claim to be the largest Klan chapter, to witness first-hand their secretive rituals and hear about ...
  • 2015
  • 00:52:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/03/2020

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The National Tech companies stop selling facial recognition software to police

A third tech company has said it will stop selling facial recognition software to police forces because it fails to accurately recognize Black faces, especially those of Black women. Canadian police forces are also backing away.
  • 2020
  • 00:01:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/17/2020

The National Questions raised about police handling of mental health calls

Recent deaths of people who called police for mental health support are raising questions about how police handle people in mental distress, especially within the Black community.
  • 2020
  • 00:02:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/12/2020

The National What could defunding the police look like?

Calls to defund the police have become louder since the death of George Floyd. The National’s Adrienne Arsenault hears from people who want to see changes in how police services are funded to find out what it could look like.
  • 2020
  • 00:03:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/09/2020

CBC Kids News A brief history of the Black Lives Matter movement

CBC Kids News contributor Elijah Sandiford digs into the history of the Black Lives Matter movement. Historian and sociologist Afua Cooper describes some critical moments in black history and Vancouver activist Jacob Callender-Prasad talks about his role fighting anti-black racism.
  • 2020
  • 00:07:00
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/09/2020

Documentary Toxic Beauty

In 1982, world-renowned epidemiologist Dr. Daniel Cramer linked Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder to ovarian cancer. Since the 1960s, J&J allegedly knew the risks and did nothing. In 2004, Dr. Philippa Darbre, a UK scientist, found parabens, a chemical preservative in many cosmetics, in breast tissue. In 2018, the National Institute of Health’s sister study linked breast cancer to personal ...
  • 2019
  • 01:18:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/20/2020

Canadian Race Relations Foundation RDS vs. A Story of Race and Justice

This film tells the personal story of Rodney Darren Smalls (RDS) and his journey to shake the stereotypes that followed him as a black teenage drug dealer, and channel his entrepreneurship into community benefit.
  • 2020
  • 00:22:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/14/2020