News in Review - October 2004 Conrad Black: A Tycoon in Trouble

For more than 20 years Conrad Black has been one of Canada's most successful and flamboyant business tycoons. But in late August, he was accused of looting his media empire to finance his lavish lifestyle. It was just the latest in a series of setbacks, and now everything that Black built up appears to be crumbling around him. In this ...
  • 2004
  • 00:14:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2004

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CBC Drama Special Conspiracy of Silence (Part 1 of 2)

A tragic and troubling true story which made headlines across the nation, this two-hour drama recounts the life of Helen Betty Osborne, a young Aboriginal student who was brutally beaten and slain in a The Pas, Manitoba town in 1971. Her murder remained unsolved for nearly 16 years, despite the fact that within days of the tragedy, rumours began circulating ...
  • 1991
  • 01:33:23
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/15/2015

CBC Drama Special Conspiracy of Silence (Part 2 of 2)

A tragic and troubling true story which made headlines across the nation, this two-hour drama recounts the life of Helen Betty Osborne, a young Aboriginal student who was brutally beaten and slain in a The Pas, Manitoba town in 1971. Her murder remained unsolved for nearly 16 years, despite the fact that within days of the tragedy, rumours began circulating ...
  • 1991
  • 01:29:40
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/15/2015

Doc Zone Counterfeit Culture

The imitation industry has a long history of peddled knock-off designer handbags, watches and shoes but during the last 25 years, it has mushroomed into a global phenomenon. The range of counterfeit goods now being produced includes pharmaceuticals, food, toys, electronic goods, car parts and microchips. Traffic in such goods is now estimated at a staggering $700 billion — representing ...
  • 2013
  • 00:45:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - February 2008 Cracking Down on Tasers

In late December, the RCMP announced it would be restricting its use of electric stun guns, or Tasers. The announcement came two months after a Polish immigrant at the Vancouver airport died after police used Tasers and then restrained him. In this News in Review story we’ll look at how that death set off a national debate about the safety ...
  • 2008
  • 00:14:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2008

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The National Crime and Punishment: Plea Bargains & Conditional Sentencing (Part 1 of 2)

Most people believe in the saying "if you do the crime, you do the time". However, some criminals are managing to avoid jail time as a result of lawyers negotiating plea bargains and conditional sentencing. How and why these practices have been used is the subject of much controversy, a case in point being the infamous Bernado and Homolka trial. ...
  • 2000
  • 00:24:04
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Crime and Punishment: The Politics of Punishment (Part 2 of 2)

Does handing out hard time actually reduce crime? To a society that is increasingly fearful of violent crimes and views the justice system as too soft on offenders, the answer would be yes. Many politicians respond to this public opinion by playing the "get tough on crime card", a sure vote catcher. But this widely held opinion is based on ...
  • 2000
  • 00:23:04
  • 13-14
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News in Review - October 1994 CSIS: Spying on Canada

What is CSIS and is it doing what it was created to do? Are there dirty tricks that contradict its mandate? These are some of the issues examined in this report.
  • 1994
  • 00:13:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1994

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News in Review - March 2008 Cyber Thieves and Identity Theft

Identity theft is a growing problem for Internet users. Criminals can use a number of ways to gain access to confidential information like credit card numbers. In this News in Review story we’ll show you how these cyber thieves operate and why it’s so hard to catch them. We’ll also look at some practical steps Internet users can take to ...
  • 2008
  • 00:13:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2008

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The National Cyberhate

The Internet is the new wild frontier. Unregulated, it may be the last bastion of free speech and open debate, but it has also proven to be a powerful pulpit for hate-filled propaganda. Information that is illegal to distribute in material form is ungovernable over the Internet. This highly provocative documentary asks where we draw the line. Should government step ...
  • 1995
  • 00:20:04
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013