The National Trudeau's Historic Apology to LGBT Communities

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has issued a historic apology to members of the LGBT community. It's for actions the Canadian government took against them, simply because they were gay. As part of the mea culpa, Ottawa has introduced legislation to clear the criminal records of those convicted of consensual same-sex activity.
  • 2017
  • 00:08:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/30/2017

News in Review - March 2017 U.S. Travel Ban: Erecting a Muslim Wall

Within days of taking up his role as president of the United States, Donald Trump signed a series of executive orders. One such order suspended all refugees from entering the U.S. and banned travellers from seven predominantly Muslim countries. And it affected many foreign-born Americans, even those with visas and green cards. The ban drew immediate outrage and criticism both ...
  • 2017
  • 00:16:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/23/2017

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The Fifth Estate Under attack: The Quebec mosque shooting and anger in America over Trump’s immigration ban

On January 29, 2017, a young man in Quebec entered a mosque and fired his rifle into the crowd, killing six worshippers. On the same weekend, tens of thousands gather across North America to protest what they see as President Trump's discriminatory bans on Muslim immigrants and refugees. Do these events point to a more fearful future? Do they suggest ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/22/2017

The Nature of Things Value of Life: AIDS in Africa Revisited

30 million Africans have HIV/AIDS. In the summer of 2003, two years after he was convinced that the pandemic could be stopped, Stephen Lewis, the United Nations' HIV/AIDS envoy, returned to Africa with The Nature of Things and documented his incredible personal journey that has led from hope to despair to hope again. After September 11, when the world's attention ...
  • 2003
  • 00:54:14
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National ViewPoint | Why it's time for Black History Month to go

Writer Bee Quammie delves into Black History Month in Canada: "There is no benefit to treating black history like something that goes stale by March 1st, because Black Canadian history is Canadian history."
  • 2017
  • 00:02:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/17/2017

CANAdooDAday Viola Desmond

The story of one of Canada’s most famous civil rights icons, and the soon-to-be- face of the $10 bill is told.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:20
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/11/2017

The Fifth Estate Violation of Trust

A searing examination of Canada's 100 years of native residential schools, where aboriginal children had their culture and language beaten out of them, leaving a legacy of alcoholism, abuse and emotional scars. This all-encompassing program focuses on the Williams Lake, BC school and the harsh experiences of the children who went there. The program speaks to survivors, an historian, a ...
  • 1991
  • 00:50:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - September 1993 Violence Against Women

Using the report and National Action Plan of the Canadian Panel on Violence Against Women as the backdrop, this News in Review report looks at the issues and controversies surrounding what Canadians recognize as a growing problem.
  • 1993
  • 00:13:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1993

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News in Review - October 2017 Violence in Virginia: The Rise of the Alt-Right

In August 2017 a quaint college town in Virginia became the epicentre of America’s cultural and racial divide. White nationalists clashed violently with counter protesters. One woman died after a car was deliberately driven into the crowds. Dozens were injured. But what led to this seeming re-emergence of virulent racism and white supremacy? And is this strictly an American problem? ...
  • 2017
  • 00:19:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/18/2017

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The Fifth Estate Voyage of the Black Dragon

It was a desperate gamble: more than 130 Chinese migrants spent months in squalid conditions below the deck of an old fishing boat, risking their lives for a chance for a better life in America. But those dreams were defeated when the crew of the Black Dragon left them stranded on a remote island off the coast of British Columbia ...
  • 2014
  • 00:44:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/12/2014