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News in Review - September 2020 Defunding the Police: What Does it Mean?

The police killing of George Floyd in 2020 led to worldwide protests with many people calling for an end to police violence against Black people and for the defunding of police. Research done by the CBC over a 20 year period shows that Black and Indigenous people are disproportionately represented among fatalities in encounters with police. And a majority of ...
  • 2020
  • 00:14:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/30/2020

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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 Must-See

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

The National 'Unprecedented' report released on racial profiling by Toronto police

A black person in Toronto is nearly 20 times more likely than a white person to be shot and killed by police, according to a new Ontario Human Rights Commission report on race and policing. The commission's interim report said black people were over-represented in several types of violent police interactions, including use-of-force cases, shootings, deadly encounters and fatal shootings.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/03/2019

Firsthand The Skin We're In

Urgent, controversial and undeniably honest, The Skin We’re In is a wake-up call to complacent Canadians. Racism is here. It is everywhere. It is us and we are it. Following celebrated journalist Desmond Cole as he researches his hotly anticipated book, this documentary from acclaimed director Charles Officer pulls back the curtain on racism in Canada.
  • 2017
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/11/2017

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

Firsthand Hold Your Fire Must-See

The average frontline police officer in North America faces more interactions with people experiencing a mental health crisis than ever before. As the number of interactions skyrockets, police services struggle to deal with an ever-growing population of emotionally disturbed individuals who often lack adequate social supports. Hold Your Fire explores the reasons why officers who signed on to serve and protect somehow ...
  • 2015
  • 00:44:16
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/18/2016

The National White Privilege: Does It Exist?

In the wake of the U.S. grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers for killing black men Michael Brown and Eric Garner, protesters have taken to the streets. These events have also brought to the fore questions about the difference between how whites and minorities are treated. The National assembles a panel of political commentators who try to ...
  • 2014
  • 00:13:38
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/22/2014