The Fifth Estate

For almost four decades, The Fifth Estate has been Canada's premier investigative documentary program, acquainting viewers with a dazzling parade of political leaders, shady characters and ordinary people whose lives were touched by triumph or tragedy. The tradition of provocative and courageous journalism which began with Adrienne Clarkson, Warner Troyer and Peter Reilly on September 16, 1975 continues unabated with our current team of Bob McKeown, Gillian Findlay, Mark Kelley and Habiba Nosheen.

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Episodes

The Fifth Estate Part of the Job: Teen Deaths

As young people search for summer jobs, they're not thinking about being killed on the job, but far too often that's exactly what happens. Young workers are far more likely to be killed or injured than older ones, and far too often the response from politicians, employers and unions seems to be that it's simply part of the job. Sometimes ...
  • 1996
  • 00:24:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Fifth Estate This Secret Shame

This story concerns a terrifying ritual that at one time or another becomes reality in the life of so many Canadian youngsters – bullying. It can go far past teasing and name-calling; it can come to feel like a death sentence. And that's how it felt for Wesley Oleksuk, the constant target of vicious bullying. The summer before his first ...
  • 1996
  • 00:27:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013