News in Review - February 2006 Gang Wars: Bloodbath in Vancouver

Police across Canada are trying to crack down on heavily armed gangs that have turned some of our cities into battlegrounds. During the recent election campaign, politicians promised tougher sentences for gun crimes after a Boxing Day shootout between rival gangs in Toronto killed an innocent bystander. But Toronto isn't the only city with a gang problem. In Vancouver, Indo-Canadian ...
  • 2006
  • 00:13:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2006

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The Fifth Estate Getting Off Easy: White-Collar Criminals

Even after stealing millions from innocent victims or bilking charities, first-time non-violent offenders are eligible for parole after serving as little as one-sixth of their sentence. Free to go with what some see as a slap on the wrist, some crooks and cons are released and at risk to re-offend without being required to pay restitution to their victims. As ...
  • 2011
  • 00:40:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - April 1993 Giant Mine Strike: The Price of Gold

In this account of events surrounding the fatal bombing during the 1992-93 Giant Mine Strike in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, we examine the issues relating to Canada's one-industry towns, union-management relations, and the role of the police in such situations.
  • 1993
  • 00:13:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/20/2016

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The Fifth Estate GM Recall: The Switch from Hell

This Fifth Estate investigation raises the ultimate business ethics question: if you're a company that has to recall and repair your product, does the safety of your customers outweigh the cost of admitting your errors? It was a deadly defect in an ignition switch that led to the recall of millions of GM cars like the Cobalt and the Ion and the ...
  • 2014
  • 00:40:51
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 05/04/2015

News in Review - March 2009 Guantanamo Bay and Omar Khadr

For eight years the United States has operated a military prison at its naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The maximum-security facility is used to house prisoners charged with terrorist offences. Because it has a bad reputation, the new American administration has vowed to shut it down. But the status of one prisoner, a young Canadian named Omar Khadr, remains ...
  • 2009
  • 00:13:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2009

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News in Review - April 1995 Gun Control Law: To Stop the Killing

With the tabling of gun control legislation in Parliament, we examine the events and public reaction that led to the legislation as well as the parliamentary process itself.
  • 1995
  • 00:12:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1995

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News in Review - January 2006 Guns and Gangs: Toronto Fights Back

Canada's largest city is battling a frightening increase in gun violence. In 2005 there were more deaths by gunfire in Toronto than in any other year. Most of the victims were young black men killed in gang-style shootings. In this News in Review story we'll look at how the killings shocked a city and forced elected officials to take action. ...
  • 2006
  • 00:13:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/15/2006

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The National Harkat Security Certificate Upheld

This report from Terry Milewski looks a the Supreme Court ruling that the controversial security certificate is constitutional. The rarely used certificate allows the government to detain and remove non-citizens considered a security threat, using secret evidence. This case in particular centred on Mohamed Harkat but will likely have wider implications.
  • 2014
  • 00:02:48
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/17/2015

Man Alive Healing Justice

Native peoples believe our justice system has failed them. Healing Justice looks at the native model of justice which is based on reconciliation and harmony rather than punishment. To find out how this system works and what we can learn from it, we travel to the remote Native community of Muskrat Dam and to the Aboriginal Legal Services in Toronto. ...
  • 1996
  • 00:24:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - September 2013 Henry Morgentaler, Death of a Canadian Protagonist

He was a Second World War concentration camp survivor who came to Canada, became a doctor and changed the way the country treated women seeking abortions. Henry Morgentaler was a controversial figure – loved by some, reviled by others. He died on May 29, 2013. 
  • 2013
  • 00:14:41
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/25/2013

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