The Fifth Estate The Murder and the Money Trail

When a body was found in a roadside ditch outside Mexico City, it seemed like just another murder — one of tens of thousands of violent killings in that country each year. But the victim was in fact the hard-working mother of two and the branch manager for Canadian-owned Scotiabank. The death of Maru Oropesa revealed the risks that Canadian ...
  • 2013
  • 00:41:27
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 10/16/2014

CBC News Special The Mystery of Capital

In this documentary, CBC News' Brian Stewart meets Hernando de Soto, an economist from Peru who became famous interpreting the destructiveness of shadow economies in the developing world. In his book,The Mystery of Capital, de Soto explains how an absence of property rights leads to poverty in developing countries. People who can't show ownership in anything are condemned to live ...
  • 2009
  • 00:18:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National The New Conquistadors

Five hundred years later, there are some – particularly in the indigenous communities of Latin America – who are seeing this as new era of economic conquest, one with significant environmental and social consequences. This time, the new "conquerors" are Canadian mining companies. These "new conquistadors" have generated enormous wealth for Canada and the countries in which they do business. Canadian mining ...
  • 2013
  • 00:25:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/06/2013

Doc Zone The New Green Giants

The last 10 years has seen a phenomenal explosion in the organic food movement as it has moved from niche market to mainstream. Today, it is the fastest growing segment of the food industry, attracting all of the major food corporations. The New Green Giants looks at a number of these new and old organic corporations, and shows how they are ...
  • 2011
  • 00:40:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/30/2013

News in Review - February 1995 The New Republicans: The Shift to the Right

The focus of this report is the domination of the U.S. Senate and Congress by the Republican Party and its impact on American society and U.S.-Canadian relations.
  • 1995
  • 00:14:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1995

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News in Review - December 2010 The Oil Sands and the PR War

The American government is considering whether to allow construction of a giant pipeline that would pump even more Canadian oil into the United States. But the oil comes from Alberta’s controversial oil sands and many environmentalists say the pipeline should not be built. This News in Review story looks at how both sides are making their views heard.
  • 2010
  • 00:14:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2010

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News in Review - September 1996 The Olympics: Games People Play

With a special focus on the Olympics' centennial, the Atlanta Games and Canada's Olympic program, this report assesses the politics, commercialization and "pure sport" aspects of the Olympics.
  • 1996
  • 00:17:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1996

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Desjardins Vignettes The origins of money

Did you know that if you had lived in 687 BC, you could have paid for goods with salt, iron or your pet Rufus? That the very first coins were made of gold and silver? And that only the most wealthy had access to the first banks? To learn all about the origins of money and how it evolved, accompany ...
  • 2014
  • 00:03:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/06/2014

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We are the Best The Peameal Bacon Sandwich

How do you make the most of a cured cut of peameal bacon? You slice it and fry it. That's the kind of thinking that brought the world famous peameal bacon sandwich into existence. For 40 years, Carousel Bakery, birthplace of the peameal sandwich, has been serving the crowds at Toronto's St. Lawrence Market. Now tourists from all over the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/27/2017

News in Review - November 1990 The Persian Gulf Oil Crisis

The Persian Gulf situation and its effect on world oil prices is the point of departure for examining Canada's oil needs.
  • 1990
  • 00:09:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1990

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