Firsthand Hold Your Fire

The average frontline police officer in North America faces more interactions with people experiencing a mental health crisis than ever before. As the number of interactions skyrockets, police services struggle to deal with an ever-growing population of emotionally disturbed individuals who often lack adequate social supports. Hold Your Fire explores the reasons why officers who signed on to serve and protect somehow ...
  • 2015
  • 00:44:16
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/18/2016

The National Homelessness: The "Housing First" Approach

The National explores the complicated and difficult issue of homelessness in Victoria, BC. In recent years, the postcard image of this quaint seaside capital has been tarnished by increasing homelessness. Victoria's solution? To turn to Portland, Oregon for inspiration. Their mantra is "housing first". No matter how people wind up on the streets — drug addiction, mental illness, crime or ...
  • 2008
  • 00:23:01
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC News Homicide Victim Celeste Yawney Helped Women Facing Domestic Violence

CBC News reporter Adam Hunter looks at the tragic story of Celeste Yawney, a Regina woman who worked at the YWCA helping other women escape situations of domestic violence. As this report emphasizes, Saskatchewan faces the highest rate of intimate partner violence in Canada.
  • 2015
  • 00:02:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/21/2016

The National Honesty Tests in the Workplace

With Canadian retailers losing a staggering $1.4 million a day to the pockets of their own staff, is the use of these tests justified? It's cheap and it's legal, but do the questions give an accurate reading? At present there are guidelines for honesty tests, but their use is voluntary and the companies giving the tests are unregulated. Decisions are ...
  • 2000
  • 00:16:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Witness House of Secrets

Placing violent offenders in the custody of a halfway house is usually met with fierce resistance by most communities, afraid they might slip out of their midst. But how justified is the public's dread of halfway houses and their residents? What really goes on behind the walls of these dreaded institutions? What this documentary uncovers will fascinate and disturb viewers.
  • 1997
  • 00:50:33
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - October 1996 Human Reproduction: Redefining Life

Technology and the control over human reproduction is the point of departure for examining the related controversial social and ethical issues.
  • 1996
  • 00:14:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2017

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The Current Human Trafficking of Inuit Women and Girls

They don't even have a name for it in Inuktitut, but a new study says human trafficking of Inuit women and girls is an alarming trend that must be tackled. There are reports of families approached to sell babies, and Aboriginal youth between 11 and 14 lured with free trips south and then trafficked for sex. Anna Maria Tremonti hears ...
  • 2014
  • 00:22:39
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/13/2014

Witness Hunting Bobby Oatway

Bobby Gordon Oatway physically and sexually abused a number of young children, including his own two-year-old son. While released on parole into the custody of a halfway house, local residents mount a fierce and highly publicized campaign to get Oatway out of their neighbourhood. This documentary challenges the viewer to decide between the rights of the offender, his victims and ...
  • 1997
  • 00:50:53
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Current Iacobucci Report on Detention and Torture

Anna Maria Tremonti’s guests discuss Justice Frank Iacobucci’s final, supplementary report into the detention and torture of Canadian citizen Ahmad El Maati. Mr. El Maati is a Canadian citizen who, in 2001, was detained while in Syria for his wedding. He was jailed, interrogated and tortured in prisons in Syria and Egypt. He has never been charged with anything in any ...
  • 2010
  • 00:21:59
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 10/05/2015

Marketplace Identity Theft

Imagine someone stealing who you are: they take your name, they take your date of birth, they take your social insurance number and they start using it to their benefit. It's a chilling scenario and in this age of computers, very easy to accomplish. What steps can you take to prevent it happening to you?
  • 1999
  • 00:12:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013