News in Review - February 1992 Hard Times, Disappearing Jobs

This report shows the realities of hard economic times in the lives of ordinary people.
  • 1992
  • 00:13:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1992

News in Review - June 2006 Harsh Reality: Mexico's NAFTA Problem

When Mexico signed the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and the United States, it had high hopes for a bright new future. It was counting on massive new investment to help boost its economy and improve the lives of its many poor people. But 12 years later that dream of prosperity has all but vanished. In this News ...
  • 2006
  • 00:14:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/15/2006

The National Harvest of Healing

In Colombia, five decades of war have left the economy struggling, especially in rural areas. But a fruit company with a Canadian connection employs a business model with a social justice approach — everyone who grows the fruit or works in the factory has been victimized by war.
  • 2016
  • 00:08:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/12/2017

Fortune Hunters Help Wanted: Profits in the People Business

This Fortune Hunters episode is all about employment. With dreary job loss numbers all over the news, you’d have to be crazy to start a new employment agency in this industry, right? But the staffing and recruitment industry is ploughing full steam ahead. In 2008 alone, this industry generated over $5.6 billion and employed millions of Canadians. One of the ...
  • 2009
  • 00:19:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone High Heel Confidential

Shoes are hot: in 2004, sales generated close to $40 billion in the U.S. alone and the numbers continue to rise. This lucrative market is now shadowed by a growing underworld of fakes and knock-offs that are consumed almost as eagerly as the originals. With the average North American woman owning at least 30 pairs of shoes, High Heel Confidential ...
  • 2007
  • 00:44:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - February 2013 Hockey Lockout: A Season Saved

When the NHL locked out its players in the fall of 2012, many people thought yet another hockey season would be lost. But after months of tense negotiations, a new labour agreement was reached early in 2013. We look at the bargaining process and the key players behind the deal.
  • 2013
  • 00:17:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2013

The Stats of Life Home

In this episode we meet the family with the statistically average home who are looking for ways to increase its value. Plus, a family who bought a huge home now regrets the constant upkeep, and a pair of sisters are looking to buy their first home — right in the middle of a frantic real estate bubble.
  • 2017
  • 00:23:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/17/2018

News in Review - April 2018 Homelessness and Poverty: How the Poor Survive

It’s not something we like to think about but we see it every day no matter where we live: people living on the streets. Now some cities are turning to social and supportive housing developments to deal with the homeless problem. One recently opened in Vancouver but it’s not going over well in the community. Meanwhile, there’s another level of ...
  • 2018
  • 00:12:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/19/2018

The Fifth Estate House of Cards

When Lehman Brothers collapsed in September 2008, heralding the onset of a recession, the focus was on the greed and vanity of the Americans who ran the doomed investment giant. But The Fifth Estate has uncovered the Canadian connection to that collapse. His name: Brian Chisick. A Grade 10 dropout from Vancouver who moved to California, Chisick pioneered a predatory type of ...
  • 2010
  • 00:43:48
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/19/2014

The National How can governments help stop overwork?

The National has been exploring modern workplaces and why so many Canadians are battling burnout. But it's clearly not just a Canadian problem and depending on where you go around the world, the consequences and solutions can be quite extreme. So here's the question: How can governments help stop overwork?
  • 2019
  • 00:03:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/28/2019