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 Death of the Don

With hidden cameras, wiretaps and undercover footage broadcast here for the first time, The Fifth Estate goes deep inside the Canadian mafia. It's a story of money and the mob that traces the Rizzutos ruthless rise from their beginnings in New York City to murder and mayhem on the streets of Montreal. As the Rizzuto family's control over organized crime dissolves in blood ...
  • 2011
  • 00:40:12
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Fifth Estate Getting Off Easy: White-Collar Criminals

Even after stealing millions from innocent victims or bilking charities, first-time non-violent offenders are eligible for parole after serving as little as one-sixth of their sentence. Free to go with what some see as a slap on the wrist, some crooks and cons are released and at risk to re-offend without being required to pay restitution to their victims. As ...
  • 2011
  • 00:40:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Fifth Estate Justice for Nadia: Victim of a Cyberpath

It's the fall of 2007 and Nadia Kajouji has no way of knowing she is about to fall into the clutches of an online predator when she turns to the web for help. She is just eighteen years old, pretty, self-confident; a talented and ambitious student. Her sights set on a career in law and politics, she's in her first ...
  • 2011
  • 00:40:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Fifth Estate My Friend the Bank Robber

For decades, Stephen Reid has captured the imagination of Canadians. An outlaw bandit who robbed banks with stopwatch precision, a fast-talking charmer, and master of disguises who twice escaped prison, a reformed convict and accomplished best-selling author, and a loving father and husband. It seemed Stephen Reid's story might have a Hollywood ending. But real life isn't so kind. The ...
  • 2011
  • 00:41:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Fifth Estate Stories from the River's Edge

Each year hundreds of Aboriginal students in Northern Ontario are forced to leave their families and homes to pursue something the rest of the country takes for granted — a high school education. The Fifth Estate presents an extremely up-close and personal look inside the lives of students and staff at the Dennis Franklin Cromarty First Nations High School in ...
  • 2011
  • 00:41:15
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013