Doc Zone U.S. v. Omar Khadr

Accused of killing an American soldier with a grenade during a firefight in Afghanistan in July 2002, most of the evidence against Omar Khadr is based on a series of confessions he allegedly made at the age of 15 while in U.S. custody at the military base in Bagram and later in Guantanamo. This documentary offers Omar's first-hand account of torture, ...
  • 2008
  • 00:44:50
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - May 2001 U.S.-China: The Risks of Spying

The collision between a U.S. spy plane and a Chinese fighter aircraft and the diplomatic crisis that ensued exposed the dangerous fragility of U.S.-Chinese relations. Despite a booming economic relationship, China and the United States continue to debate issues such as the future of Taiwan, the U.S. Missile Defence Program, human rights, Chinese membership in the World Trade Organization and ...
  • 2001
  • 00:14:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2001

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News in Review - April 2000 Ujjal Dosanjh: B.C.'s Indian-Born Premier

In an attempt to hang onto power and to stage a comeback in the court of public opinion after the resignation of Glen Clark, the beleaguered NDP government of British Columbia picks Ujjal Dosanjh as party leader and premier. The former attorney general of the province was selected following a process that itself was not without controversy. As a Canadian ...
  • 2000
  • 00:15:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2000

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News in Review - February 2005 Ukraine Vote: A Peaceful Revolution

In late December 2004, Ukrainians went to the polls to choose a president for the second time in just over a month. The results of the first election were annulled after millions of people took to the streets to protest against widespread voter fraud. In this News in Review story we’ll show you how Ukrainians challenged a corrupt political system – and ...
  • 2005
  • 00:14:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2005

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News in Review - November 2000 UN Peacekeeping in the New Millennium

In September 2000, the United Nations hosted a meeting of the largest number of world leaders to ever gather in one spot. And they came to chart a new course for this troubled and controversial world body, which recently marked its 50th anniversary. For Canadians, the meeting was especially significant when the discussions focused on the past and future roles ...
  • 2000
  • 00:10:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2000

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The Fifth Estate Under attack: The Quebec mosque shooting and anger in America over Trump’s immigration ban

On January 29, 2017, a young man in Quebec entered a mosque and fired his rifle into the crowd, killing six worshippers. On the same weekend, tens of thousands gather across North America to protest what they see as President Trump's discriminatory bans on Muslim immigrants and refugees. Do these events point to a more fearful future? Do they suggest ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/22/2017

News in Review - November 2003 Uniting the Right: Federal Politics Transformed

It’s a deal that just may change the nature of Canadian federal politics. In the last three elections, the Canadian Alliance, and its predecessor the Reform Party, have split the right-wing vote with the Progressive Conservatives, a situation that has enabled the Liberal Party to easily dominate in Central and Eastern Canada. All that may now come to an end. ...
  • 2003
  • 00:13:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2003

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News in Review - March 2004 Urban Decline: Can Our Cities Be Saved?

Prime Minister Paul Martin’s first Speech from the Throne promised a big tax break for Canada’s cash-strapped cities. They will be receiving a GST rebate worth about seven billion dollars over the next 10 years. But even that amount of money won’t be enough to reverse a decade of urban decline. The CBC’s Brian Stewart looks at how and why ...
  • 2004
  • 00:15:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2004

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News in Review - May 1991 Vander Zalm: A Question of Accountability

Following the resignation of B.C. Premier Bill Vander Zalm, we look at the issue of accountability in politics.
  • 1991
  • 00:12:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1991

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The Fifth Estate Violation of Trust

A searing examination of Canada's 100 years of native residential schools, where aboriginal children had their culture and language beaten out of them, leaving a legacy of alcoholism, abuse and emotional scars. This all-encompassing program focuses on the Williams Lake, BC school and the harsh experiences of the children who went there. The program speaks to survivors, an historian, a ...
  • 1991
  • 00:50:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013