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

News in Review - January 2015 First Nations Land Disputes

Since Europeans first arrived in Canada, non-Natives have laid claim to lands that were once under the control of the Native population. Increasingly, First Nations people are asking for their land rights to be honoured. Here are two very different cases where a land dispute could leave someone in financial ruin.
  • 2015
  • 00:17:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/21/2015

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CBC | Radio-Canada Documentary Flesh and the Devil

The sex drive is the most powerful biological drive on the planet, according to scientists, so why are religions so obsessed with celibacy? Join award-winning filmmaker Antony Thomas as he explores the sexual crisis at the heart of the modern church. Thomas looks at the possible connection between celibacy and child sexual abuse. The history of celibacy and those who ...
  • 2004
  • 00:45:33
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC Short Docs Frame 394

Frame 394 follows a young man from Toronto who entangles himself in one of America’s most high-profile police-involved shootings. On April 4, 2015, Walter Scott, an unarmed black man, was fatally shot in the back while running away from Michael Slager, a white police officer, in Charleston, S.C. A bystander recorded the incident. Cinematographer-turned-architect-turned-animator Daniel Voshart became obsessed with the story. ...
  • 2016
  • 00:30:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/07/2017

News in Review - May 1992 Freedom for David Milgaard

The possibility of an innocent person being wrongfully arrested, convicted and punished has always been a risk and a fear in our justice system. This story traces the history of the David Milgaard case from his conviction for murder to his release from jail following the decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada and the Saskatchewan Justice Department. Did the ...
  • 1992
  • 00:10:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1992

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News in Review - January 2006 French Riots: Nights of Rage and Fire

In early November 2006 a state of emergency was declared in France after riots erupted across the country. For more than three weeks, thousands of young people went on a rampage every night. They burned cars, battled police and forced authorities to take extreme measures to restore order. In this News in Review story we'll show you how the rioting ...
  • 2006
  • 00:15:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/15/2006

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