The Fifth Estate Behind the Veil

The niqab – a face-covering veil worn by some Muslim women – became a flashpoint on Parliament Hill this year. Prime Minister Stephen Harper said it was un-Canadian for a woman to wear the veil during her citizenship ceremony. But one Canadian woman watched this debate from a unique perspective – because she fought for the right to wear the ...
  • 2015
  • 00:11:54
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 05/13/2015

The Fifth Estate Behind the Wall

With guards watching and a video camera rolling, Ashley Smith slowly choked herself to death in a federal prison on October 19, 2007. How could this tragic turn of events have happened? And what does it tell us about the way mentally ill inmates are treated in a prison system that was once the envy of the world? This Fifth Estate documentary ...
  • 2010
  • 00:42:25
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 08/27/2014

News in Review - May 2005 Bitter End: The Air India Trial Verdict

In mid-March, 2005, two men were found not guilty of charges related to Canada’s worst case of mass murder: the bombing of Air India Flight 182. The jumbo jet was ripped apart by an explosion high over the Atlantic Ocean on June 23, 1985. All 329 people on board, most of them Canadian, were killed. In this News in Review ...
  • 2005
  • 00:15:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2005

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News in Review - October 2016 Black Lives Matter: Activism in the Face of Racism in the U.S.

The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement was formed in 2013 to bring attention to the plight of black people in America and to campaign against violence and systemic racism. African-Americans are five times more likely to be killed by police than white men in the U.S. The summer of 2016 saw still more black men shot by police. Activists responded ...
  • 2016
  • 00:21:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/19/2016

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The Fifth Estate Black Lives Matter: The Disruptors

It grew in just a couple of years from a hashtag to a powerful movement that has taken on police shootings of black people and is defiantly challenging the political establishment. Black Lives Matter (BLM) now has over 40 chapters in the United States and Canada. The Fifth Estate takes you inside the movement with the people who helped build it. Janaya ...
  • 2017
  • 00:45:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/26/2017

On the Coast Bob Joseph: '21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act'

Long time CBC News host Gloria Macarenko speaks with Bob Joseph, author of a new book on the Indian Act, about how the act still affects Indigenous peoples today.
  • 2018
  • 00:08:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/15/2018

News in Review - February 2019 Bomb on Board: The Mystery of CP Flight 21

The mysterious crash of CP Flight 21 five decades ago remains one of the largest unsolved mass murders in Canadian history. The commercial flight took off from Vancouver, bound for Whitehorse on July 8, 1965, when it exploded in mid-air over the B.C interior. All 52 people on board were killed. Weather was ruled out as a factor. The investigation ...
  • 2019
  • 00:18:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/05/2019

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News in Review - November 2017 Border Running: Asylum Seekers Head To Canada

Thousands of asylum seekers are fleeing into Canada from the U.S. They left their native countries to escape hardship, poverty, and in some cases war, only to learn that new U.S. immigration policies have made it hard for them to stay. Now they're heading to Canada – using illegal border crossings like Roxham Road. It's a one-way route out of the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:18:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/27/2017

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The Fifth Estate Bus 1170: A Greyhound Nightmare

A seemingly random decision, to take the Greyhound from B.C. to Winnipeg rather than a friend’s offer of a plane ticket, would cost 22-year-old Tim McLean his life and profoundly change the lives of those who witnessed his murder. On Greyhound 1170, Vincent Li, a diagnosed schizophrenic on his own randomly chosen bus journey, sat beside McLean and then, obeying ...
  • 2009
  • 00:41:12
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 03/26/2014

News in Review - April 1995 Cameras in Court: Justice Seen To Be Done

The controversial and complex issue of media coverage of "open court" trials is the subject of this story.
  • 1995
  • 00:13:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1995

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