Doc Zone

CBC's flagship documentary series explores and expands on the major issues of our time. Around the corner, around the world, our cameras bring viewers to the center of the stories everyone is talking about. Informed, exciting and eventful, Doc Zone presents a sweeping panoramic view of what matters most to Canadians. Hosted by acclaimed author, actor and playwright Ann-Marie MacDonald.

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Episodes

Doc Zone Bite Me: the Bed Bug Invasion Classroom Favourites

The world's bed bug population has simply exploded. Prior to WWII they were an annoying but common part of daily life. Following the invention of the pesticide DDT in the 1940s, it looked as though bed bugs were gone for good. It turned out that DDT had some extremely nasty side effects so the chemical was banned starting in the 1970s ...
  • 2013
  • 00:43:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/13/2014

Doc Zone Counterfeit Culture

The imitation industry has a long history of peddled knock-off designer handbags, watches and shoes but during the last 25 years, it has mushroomed into a global phenomenon. The range of counterfeit goods now being produced includes pharmaceuticals, food, toys, electronic goods, car parts and microchips. Traffic in such goods is now estimated at a staggering $700 billion — representing ...
  • 2013
  • 00:45:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Generation Jobless Classroom Favourites

There was a time when a university degree assured you of a good job, good pay and a comfortable life. Not anymore. Today, the unemployment rate for young people in this country is close to 15% – double that of the general population. But the real crisis is the increasing number of university and college grads who are underemployed – scraping ...
  • 2013
  • 00:43:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/05/2014

Teacher Guide(s)

  • Generation Jobless Teacher Resource Guide

Doc Zone Syria: Behind Rebel Lines

"A fine piece of journalism" – John Doyle, The Globe and Mail. The year 2011 saw sweeping change in the Middle East and North Africa — The Arab Spring. Syrians watched what was happening on their television sets, and took to the streets hoping they could see an end to the 40 years of Assad family rule. But there was no ...
  • 2013
  • 00:43:46
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/15/2014

Doc Zone The Boomer Revolution

Once known as the generation that questioned authority, raised its consciousness and dropped out of the mainstream, the Baby Boom generation now IS the mainstream — a very powerful 30% of the Canadian population, more than 10 million people altogether. They are the largest and wealthiest generation in our history. And so, just as they have reshaped our understanding of ...
  • 2013
  • 00:42:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Wind Rush

The battleground for the pro- and anti-wind forces is southern Ontario. New large turbines, two and three times the size of previous generations, have led to chronic sleeplessness for many people living close to wind farms. And further health complications can follow, like diabetes, depression and heart disease. Other neighbours have been affected by inner ear and equilibrium issues. Doctors ...
  • 2013
  • 00:41:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/24/2014

Doc Zone Zoo Revolution

Zoo Revolution takes the viewer deep inside the increasingly controversial debate about the value of zoos in the 21st century. Love them or hate them, zoos are big business. Worldwide, zoos attract some 700 million visitors a year. Many animal‐welfare advocates argue that zoos are a colossal waste of resources that would be better spent in “the wild”, where habitat ...
  • 2013
  • 00:43:47
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/08/2014