The Fifth Estate Elephants on Board: A Journey to Remember

In the zoo business, elephants are known as “charismatic mega fauna.” Plodding yet graceful, these beasts possess lethal power. It’s why they say that if you don’t have an elephant, you can’t call yourself a zoo. But two years ago, despite their huge popularity with the zoo-going public, three female elephants in Toronto faced eviction. The Toronto Zoo was forced ...
  • 2013
  • 00:41:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/14/2014

The Nature of Things Farm Inc: Corporate Agriculture, The Hollow Man (Part 1 of 2)

Part One of this two-part special series examines the growth of corporate factory agriculture — an industry that generates severe environmental, social and cultural problems. There is a growing backlash against a form of agriculture that many believe is unsustainable. Farming in North America has become a "cash cow" for a handful of multi-national corporations. Agri-business has taken the principles ...
  • 2004
  • 00:45:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Fight or Flight

The health care system in remote northern communities is in an abysmal situation. In Island Lake Reserve in Northern Manitoba, there isn't a hospital, an emergency ward or even a resident doctor. The situation is even more critical given that this community has the highest rate of diabetes in Canada, four times higher than the national average – particularly among ...
  • 2000
  • 00:24:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - June 2006 Fighting Illiteracy: The Swedish Way

Illiteracy is a big problem in Canada. Many Canadians can't read well enough to understand even the simplest labels or signs. Some experts say our education system is to blame. In this News in Review story we'll look at how one former illiterate individual had to struggle against that system to turn her life around. We'll also travel to Sweden ...
  • 2006
  • 00:16:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/15/2006

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The National Finding the Freemen

A declining economy can be fertile ground for fringe movements. Perhaps as many as 30,000 people worldwide are part of the expanding group called Freeman-on-the-Land. Primarily, they believe that governments do not have jurisdiction over them. They sometimes refuse to pay taxes, carry driver's licenses, repay debts or otherwise accept restrictions on their legal "person". Here at home, the movement has ...
  • 2012
  • 00:20:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National First Nations Reserves Vulnerable to Fire

The deaths of three children in northern Saskatchewan are a cause for serious concern across the country. Canadians living on First Nations reserves are 10 times more likely to die in a house fire.
  • 2014
  • 00:02:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2014

CBC News First Nations Teen Told Not to Smudge Before School

"I smudge just to make myself feel good and to hope me and my family have a good day... I use it to send prayers out and to stay positive." An Aboriginal teen challenges his school's policy over a sacred aboriginal tradition. The 17-year-old Manitoba teen lost a younger brother to suicide last year and he says smudging — the ...
  • 2014
  • 00:01:40
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/18/2014

News in Review - September 1998 Flint, Michigan: Labour's Last Stand

The strike at General Motors was settled at the end of July 1998. The sprawling auto giant has been falling behind the competition from the leaner and more efficient Ford and Chrystler. GM wanted to farm out a chunk of its parts manufacturing, allowing it to shut down some plants and lay off workers, hopefully increasing profits. It was a ...
  • 1998
  • 00:12:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/09/2014

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CBC News Flora's Afghan Mission: Politician to Humanitarian

When Carole MacNeil went to Afghanistan in 2008, she and her team were eager to find the "real" Afghanistan — the places not normally seen on the news, the people who are trying to make their lives work in the wake of decades of war and an American-led invasion. This feature documentary goes beyond the military perspective and explores the humanitarian ...
  • 2009
  • 00:28:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Forgotten Chinese-Canadian Fought in WWI's Battle of Hill 70

Frederick Lee was one of a few hundred young men of Chinese descent who volunteered to fight for Canada in WWI, in an era when even those Chinese-Canadians born in Canada were considered aliens and denied the right to vote. He fought in the little known but strategically crucial Battle of Hill 70. Until recently, few knew about his contributions.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/18/2017