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 Bad Day at Barrhead

This Fifth Estate documentary raises questions about whether the investigation into the Mayerthorpe police killings, including the arrests of two Alberta men, is aimed at distracting attention away from allegations of negligence within the force. Bad Day at Barrhead examines the years following the March 3, 2005, shooting deaths of RCMP officers Const. Anthony Gordon, Const. Lionide (Leo) Johnston, Const. Brock Myrol ...
  • 2008
  • 00:41:25
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 10/06/2014

The Fifth Estate Brian Mulroney: The Unauthorized Chapter

The Fifth Estate first broadcast this documentary on October 31, 2007, about Brian Mulroney’s attempt in the late 1990s to conceal a questionable financial relationship with a businessman and lobbyist named Karlheinz Schreiber. The story quickly went from the status of historical controversy to the hottest political challenge the Harper government had faced since taking office. Within two weeks, Stephen Harper ...
  • 2008
  • 00:41:49
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/15/2014

The Fifth Estate Gospel of Green

In the face of predictions, rhetoric and warnings about the planet's environmental crisis, one man stands alone as a revolutionary who is transforming a country. And it's likely you've never heard his name. Hermann Scheer is a German parliamentarian who has turned ideas into practical solutions. Because of the laws that bear his name, Germany is now a solar-paneled, windmill-building, ...
  • 2008
  • 00:42:28
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Fifth Estate Life and Death in Kandahar

This winter, The Fifth Estate cameras were granted four weeks of unprecedented and exclusive access to the NATO trauma hospital at the main military base in Kandahar Province. It's one of busiest trauma hospitals in Afghanistan and it has been under Canadian command for two years. Many of the medical staff are career soldiers in Afghanistan on a six-month tour. ...
  • 2008
  • 00:44:14
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013