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 Black Dawn: The Next Pandemic

Black Dawn is a docudrama featuring leading epidemiologists, doctors and emergency planners who imagine the impact avian flu would have as it spreads around the globe. Although fictional, the scenario is very much grounded in scientific fact and inspired by the research and pandemic preparedness efforts of the world's leading thinkers on the subject. Some predict the coming pandemic will ...
  • 2006
  • 00:52:28
  • 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 Fifth Estate Lost in the Struggle

Why are young men in certain neighbourhoods of Canadian cities drawn to a culture of violence? For almost a year, three young men who grew up on the rough streets of the Jane and Finch area of Toronto gave Gillian Findlay and The Fifth Estate unprecedented access to the complexities that make up their neighbourhood and their world. For these three friends ...
  • 2006
  • 00:42:22
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Fifth Estate Moment of Truth: Steven Truscott Update

For more than 45 years, the murder of teenager Lynn Harper and the fate of the boy convicted of her killing, Steven Truscott, has haunted this country. At the age of 14, Steven Truscott was sentenced to hang for the crime. After 10 years behind bars, his sentence was commuted and Truscott disappeared in anonymity, living under another name in ...
  • 2006
  • 00:38:21
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013