CBC Drama Special Dangerous Offender

This critically acclaimed drama is based on the true story of Marlene Moore, who gained instant notoriety when she was branded Canada's first female dangerous offender. This is a story about a child raised behind bars: Moore entered her first jail at age 13 and by 28 faced the possibility of a life sentence. At first, Moore is reluctant to ...
  • 1996
  • 01:32:20
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Dealing with Drugs: New Options

With crime and disease associated with drugs continuing to plague the world, Dealing With Drugs asks if the escalating "war on drugs" is doing more harm than good. This program examines the drug problems and policies of four major cities, finding inspiring success in the "harm reduction" policies of Amsterdam and Vancouver, and terrible failure in New York where addicts ...
  • 1997
  • 00:45:53
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - December 1993 Death in Somalia: Rules of Engagement

News in Review investigates the controversy about Canadian peacekeepers in Somalia, alleged homicides and allegations of racism.
  • 1993
  • 00:11:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1993

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The Fifth Estate Death In Thunder Bay: No Foul Play

It was a tale all too common — in October 2015 a young Indigenous man drowned in Thunder Bay. What happened to Stacy DeBungee was a mystery, but three hours after finding the body the Thunder Bay police issued a press release saying they found nothing suspicious about the death. Frustrated by the lack of action on the part of the ...
  • 2016
  • 00:45:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/30/2017

The Fifth Estate Death of the Don

With hidden cameras, wiretaps and undercover footage broadcast here for the first time, The Fifth Estate goes deep inside the Canadian mafia. It's a story of money and the mob that traces the Rizzutos ruthless rise from their beginnings in New York City to murder and mayhem on the streets of Montreal. As the Rizzuto family's control over organized crime dissolves in blood ...
  • 2011
  • 00:40:12
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - November 2007 Defending our Sovereignty in the Arctic

The dramatic shrinking of the Arctic ice cap this year has some experts predicting that the Arctic Ocean could be ice free in summer by 2013. That would open up sea lanes to shipping and allow for more extensive oil and mineral exploration. It would also force Canada to defend its sovereignty in the region. In this News in Review ...
  • 2007
  • 00:15:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2007

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The 180 Democracy Hacks: Proportional Representation

If you ask Canadians how to improve our democracy, as The 180 with Jim Brown did, by far the most frequent suggestion is to get rid of the First-Past-the-Post voting system. Many suggest moving to a system of proportional representation. Currently in federal politics, a party can form a majority government with far fewer than a majority of the votes. Kelly Carmichael, ...
  • 2015
  • 00:14:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/06/2015

The Fifth Estate Diagnosis Murder: Shaken Baby Syndrome

It's a scenario as horrifying as it is heartbreaking: a frustrated parent ... a baby that just won't stop crying ... and suddenly, what were tender, cradling arms become instruments of death. At least this is how Shaken Baby Syndrome has been characterized in countless court cases in recent years. But what are the scientific foundations of this diagnosis? "Diagnosis ...
  • 2012
  • 00:41:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - March 2001 Diplomatic Immunity: The Issue Hits Home

This report reviews the recent drunk driving accident in Ottawa that caused the death of an Ottawa lawyer, an accident in which a Russian diplomat was involved. The case has universal importance because the diplomat who returned to Russia soon after the accident and who had previously been stopped by Ottawa police for drunk driving claimed diplomatic immunity. The story ...
  • 2001
  • 00:12:50
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2001

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The Current Disability and the Justice System

What do you do with an adult daughter whose disability keeps her in perpetual childhood and whose outbursts of anger and violence lead to criminal charges? In Halifax this week two parents went public, raising these concerns about their respective daughters and arguing that their children's behaviour is being criminalized when they should be treated with compassion and receive help. ...
  • 2014
  • 00:19:44
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/19/2014