News in Review - September 2007 The Trial of Conrad Black

In mid-July former media baron Conrad Black was found guilty of obstruction of justice and three counts of mail fraud. The verdict came after a 15-week trial in a Chicago courtroom. Black, who will be sentenced in November, could be sent to prison for many years. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the Black trial and the ...
  • 2007
  • 00:13:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2007

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News in Review - December 2010 The Trial of Omar Khadr

In late October, a young Canadian named Omar Khadr went on trial before a military tribunal at the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo, Cuba. Khadr was accused of killing an American soldier during a firefight in Afghanistan in 2002. In this News in Review story, we’ll look at what happened at the trial and why it was so controversial.
  • 2010
  • 00:16:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2010

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News in Review - March 1993 The Trials of Guy Paul Morin

Having been found first innocent and subsequently guilty of killing his young neighbour in Queensville, Ontario, Guy Paul Morin was released on bail to await his appeal. This story looks at the legal issues this case represents as well as the growing public sentiment against perceived flaws in the Canadian justice system.
  • 1993
  • 00:13:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/1993

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News in Review - October 2007 The Trials of Steven Truscott

In 1959, 14-year-old Steven Truscott was sentenced to hang for the murder of a 12-year-old girl near Clinton, Ontario. His death sentence was commuted, but it wasn’t until late August of this year that an Ontario court finally acquitted him of the murder charge. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the Steven Truscott story and at the ...
  • 2007
  • 00:13:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2007

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News in Review - March 2010 The Trials of the Toronto 18

In June 2006, police in Ontario arrested 18 young men and charged them with planning the biggest terrorist attack in Canadian history. In this News in Review we’ll look at the trials of the so-called Toronto 18. We’ll also examine what could have led these young Canadians to want to attack their own country.
  • 2010
  • 00:16:37
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  • Added on: 03/15/2010

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The Fifth Estate The Truth Smugglers: The Disappeared in Syria

They are crimes a regime wants to keep secret: tens of thousands of Syrians have “disappeared” in the past six years of civil war, swept away to government prisons and detention centres to be interrogated, tortured and worse. The Fifth Estate tells their stories – and looks at the people who risk their lives to expose the truth about these and other ...
  • 2017
  • 00:45:12
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 11/22/2017

The Fifth Estate The Ultimate Response

On April 26, 1994, an all-male riot squad descended on the Prison for Women in Kingston, Ontario, after four days of incidents and assaults at the prison. The Fifth Estate obtained a copy of video shot by the response team and Corrections Canada tried to block airing the footage. It shows the male guards helping to strip, chain and remove ...
  • 1995
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  • 15-17
  • Added on: 08/18/2014

The National The Unsolved Murder of Leah Anderson

Hundreds of cases of missing or murdered Indigenous women remain unsolved. But while those numbers reveal the scope, they can also obscure the individual. Because each woman, each girl has her own story. Connie Walker reached into an isolated Manitoba community and talked to family and friends of Leah Anderson about her murder and the police investigation. The unsolved slaying ...
  • 2015
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  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/10/2015

Firsthand The War at Home

Across Canada, a woman is killed every six days by her intimate partner. Another 3,000 flee their homes each night, seeking refuge in shelters. This must-see documentary offers an intimate look at a private battlefield, one where thousands of Canadian women live in fear in the one place they should feel safe – their homes. Warning: this program may contain ...
  • 2016
  • 00:44:10
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 05/31/2016

The Fifth Estate The Wrong Man

Despite the presumption of innocence and the right to a fair trial, there are still cases in Canada in which innocent people are convicted — most disturbingly, for murder. The Fifth Estate investigates the murder convictions of four Manitoba men and the Crown prosecutor, George Dangerfield, who presided over all of them. In the 1980s, as Manitoba’s star Crown prosecutor, ...
  • 2010
  • 00:41:51
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/17/2014