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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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
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2000

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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
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/25/2014

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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
  • 13-14
  • 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
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Power & Politics Electoral Reform Explained

Having promised that the 2015 federal election will be the last under the first-past-the-post system, Justin Trudeau and the Liberals face the daunting task of determining the best option for electoral reform. Dave Meslin from Unlocked Democracy gives a visual demonstration of several alternatives, including the run-off election (or ranked ballot), single transferable vote (STV) and mixed-member proportional representation (MMP).
  • 2015
  • 00:08:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/07/2016

CBC News: Disclosure Eyewitness: Unreliable Evidence

It's one of the justice system's little secrets. Take a selective and sometimes deceptive memory, add flawed police procedures, and witnesses will identify the wrong person — but no one knows how often. Not convinced? Well then, you be the eyewitness. This program starts with a staged shooting — an experiment to test the weakness of eyewitness testimony conducted by ...
  • 2003
  • 00:22:34
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Fifth Estate Failing Jeffrey

Jeffrey Baldwin was found dead in his grandmother’s east Toronto house in 2002. Officially, he died of pneumonia, but the underlying cause was severe, prolonged malnutrition. Four months later, his grandparents were arrested and ultimately convicted of second-degree murder. Grandparents Elva Bottineau and Norman Kidman had a history of child abuse, and Jeffrey was not the first child to die ...
  • 2006
  • 00:41:21
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Felicia Solomon's Story

As one family struggles to make their own peace with their daughter's tragic death, they are opening up to try to stop the violence against Aboriginal women. Felicia Solomon was 16 years old when she went missing. Her tragic death didn't end her story, though, because her family refuses to forget.
  • 2015
  • 00:19:46
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/10/2015

The National Finding the Freemen

A declining economy can be fertile ground for fringe movements. Perhaps as many as 30,000 people worldwide are part of the expanding group called Freeman-on-the-Land. Primarily, they believe that governments do not have jurisdiction over them. They sometimes refuse to pay taxes, carry driver's licenses, repay debts or otherwise accept restrictions on their legal "person". Here at home, the movement has ...
  • 2012
  • 00:20:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013