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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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

News in Review - March 1995 DNA Evidence: Science and Justice

Forensic science, the advent of DNA testing and the judicial impact of new discoveries provide the focus for this story.
  • 1995
  • 00:12:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/1995

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The National Does Canada have a jury problem? | The Question New

Does Canada have a jury problem? Many friends and relatives of Colten Boushie would say so, after Gerald Stanley was acquitted in his shooting death. Their concern: how juries are selected and how issues of race might play into the right to a fair trial.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/08/2018

News in Review - October 2000 Domestic Violence: Deadly Rage

Recently, a number of disturbing and high profile incidents of domestic violence have shocked Canadians and have been prominently covered by media. These tragic events have as a result brought the often neglected issue of domestic violence to the forefront. In Canadian schools today we have numerous programs designed to raise awareness of and prevent violence in schools and to ...
  • 2000
  • 00:11:40
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News in Review - September 1990 Donald Marshall

The Donald Marshall case is as straightforward as it is tragic. Marshall is a Mi’kmaq man who spent 11 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. The subsequent inquiry showed evidence that discrimination and incorrect procedures led to this miscarriage of justice. The justice and police systems not only failed him, they indicted, tried, convicted and, ultimately, ...
  • 1990
  • 00:10:07
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Venture E-Mail Alert

They're gone but not forgotten. Corporate e-mails are becoming a primary tool in high-profile court cases, as lawyers dig through hard drives in search of evidence. Now business people are discovering, much to their alarm, that a single damning e-mail can expose their companies to big financial risks.
  • 2002
  • 00:09:17
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  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Fifth Estate Earl Jones: In Trust

Disgraced Montreal financial advisor Earl Jones orchestrated a Ponzi scheme that defrauded his investors of $50 million over two decades. The Fifth Estate gained exclusive access to the Jones bankruptcy proceedings led by forensic accountant Gilles Robillard, who combed through boxes of cheques, ATM and credit card statements dating back to 1987. Robillard takes reporter Hana Gartner through the money ...
  • 2010
  • 00:42:49
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  • Added on: 06/14/2013