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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

Documentary Quebec My Country, Mon Pays

Quebec My Country Mon Pays charts the aftermath of Quebec’s Quiet Revolution in the 1960s. This social justice movement unleashed dramatic cultural and political changes that led to the separatist movement, the FLQ terrorist crisis and, ultimately, the exodus of more than 600,000 English-speaking Quebecers. Montreal-born filmmaker John Walker reveals his own complicated relationship with the province in a film ...
  • 2016
  • 01:23:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/21/2020

Marketplace Fighting back against fast fashion

Marketplace journalist Charlsie Agro visits two schools trying to break the fast fashion cycle after they watched the Marketplace investigation in 2018. She interviews Ontario MPP Donna Skelly, who's calling on her government to implement a province-wide stewardship program.
  • 2019
  • 00:06:25
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/18/2020

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

CBC Radio One Raid or Liberation

In 1943, unionism came to Sudbury, Ontario in the form of the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers, also known as Mine Mill. In an organizing drive which set a record, the Mine Mill union signed up a majority of workers within three months. By the time of this program's broadcast 20 years later, workers' wages had trebled, ...
  • 1962
  • 00:50:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2020

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 journalists fighting fake news: The Lie Detectors

The Fifth Estate checks in with journalists fighting fake news around the world. They tell us how they’re doing it and reveal what consequences they face.
  • 2018
  • 00:09:34
  • 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

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 - 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 - March 2020 Survivors Remember: Auschwitz 75 Years On

January 27, 2020 marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz. Two hundred remaining survivors of the camp gathered at Auschwitz to remember and to honour those who didn’t make it out. It’s an important anniversary, with anti-Semitism on the rise throughout the world. For the survivors, remembering and telling their stories is their way ...
  • 2020
  • 00:15:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/28/2020

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News in Review - February 2020 Street Life: Canada's Homeless Crisis

You see them on the streets, under bridges and in doorways, but mostly we turn a blind eye to Canada’s homeless population. It’s a growing problem, especially in larger cities, and it’s becoming a crisis that our welfare system can’t keep up with. Shelters are full and the homeless end up trying to salvage an existence on the street. But ...
  • 2020
  • 00:16:45
  • 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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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

You Can't Ask That Wheelchair Users

With different reasons for using a wheelchair, Canadians from all across the country tell us about what it's like to be a wheelchair user.
  • 2019
  • 00:22:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/28/2020

You Can't Ask That Little People

Little People are a highly visible group who face a great deal of social stigma and curiosity. In this episode, they explain what it's like to live in a world that sees them as "disabled."
  • 2019
  • 00:22:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/27/2020

You Can't Ask That Limb Differences

Through accident, illness or genetics, people with limb differences learn to adapt and be resilient. Because their disability is so visible, they receive a lot of attention.
  • 2019
  • 00:22:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/27/2020

You Can't Ask That Autism

People with high-functioning autism face stigma and judgement, often because their disability is "invisible" — showing no outward signs. Participants honestly answer questions about what it feels like to live with autism.
  • 2019
  • 00:22:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/26/2020

Absolutely Canadian The Mosque: A Community's Struggle

Members of a Muslim community in Ste. Foy, Quebec navigate their place in Quebec society in the aftermath of the mosque shooting that devastated the community in January 2017.
  • 2019
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/25/2020

Absolutely Canadian Behind the Bhangra Boys

This is a joyous and poignant glimpse into the lives of the viral sensations, The Maritime Bhangra Group — five Sikh dancers and activists who are trying to make the world a better place, one dance at a time.
  • 2019
  • 00:44:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/24/2020

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