The Fifth Estate

For four decades The Fifth Estate has been Canada's premier investigative documentary program. Hosts Bob McKeown, Gillian Findlay and Mark Kelley continue the tradition of provocative and fearless journalism which began with Adrienne Clarkson, Warner Troyer and Peter Reilly in 1975.

Each week The Fifth Estate brings in-depth investigations that matter to Canadians – delivering a dazzling parade of political leaders, controversial characters and ordinary people whose lives were touched by triumph or tragedy.

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The Fifth Estate Drug Kickbacks: Caught on Camera

It’s illegal in Ontario and drives up the price of generic drugs across Canada. So why are pharmacists taking what are called rebates, which are like kickbacks, from some of the the largest drug suppliers in the world? We went undercover to find out. How much more are you paying for your generic prescription drugs than you should be?
  • 2019
  • 00:24:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/24/2020

The Fifth Estate Inside Incel: Alek Minassian and online misogyny

It was characterized as the actions of a lone wolf — the van attack in Toronto last spring. But was it really? Alek Minassian is accused of committing one of the largest mass killings in Canadian history. Before the attack, a post appeared on Minassian's Facebook account that said "the Incel Rebellion has already begun." The term "incel" is an ...
  • 2019
  • 00:22:01
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/29/2020

The Fifth Estate Justice for Jassi Sidhu

Nineteen years after a young woman from B.C. was killed during a trip to India, Jassi Sidhu's uncle and mother have been extradited to India to stand trial on murder charges. They are accused of murdering her because she married a poor Indian rickshaw driver instead of the wealthy Canadian they had chosen for her. Bob McKeown investigates.
  • 2019
  • 00:18:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/29/2020

The Fifth Estate Polygamy in Canada: An open secret

Polygamy is against the Canadian Criminal Code, yet some imams are openly willing to perform a marriage for Muslim men who want second wives, including one of the most prominent imams in the country.
  • 2019
  • 00:16:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/25/2020

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