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Secrets of the fifth estate

Go deep inside some of the most powerful and memorable stories of The Fifth Estate, Canada’s award-winning investigative program.

  • 36:08
    Why are young people killing themselves in the northern Indigenous community of Cross Lake, Manitoba? We spent nine months talking to people, filming -- and giving teens their own cameras. Host Gillian Findlay and producer Lynette Fortune tell the story.
    Jun 30, 2017
  • 21:03
    How do you tell your own story? Host Bob McKeown reflects on his time in the CFL, in an era when brain injuries were kept secret. Bob talks to former teammates about the fight for compensation. And asks, what does the future hold for his own health?
    Jun 23, 2017
  • 23:39
    What happens after the border crossings? Meet the lawyers at Toronto’s Refugee Law Office and three asylum seekers they’re trying to help start new lives in Canada. Host Habiba Nosheen looks at the hopes, the fears and the long legal battles.
    Jun 16, 2017
  • 31:27
    How do you interview an eyewitness to a mass shooting? When is it too soon to make them relive the trauma? Host Mark Kelley and producer Linda Guerriero head to Quebec City in the aftermath of the deadly mosque attack that took place on January 29, 2017.
    Jun 9, 2017
  • 23:31
    Tim Bosma's murder shocked the nation. In May 2013, Bosma went on a test drive and never returned. His killers are behind bars, but how does his widow cope? And did the police miss key warning signs? Host Bob McKeown and producer Oleh Rumak investigate.
    Jun 2, 2017
  • 27:53
    They set sail desperate to reach Europe. But can these migrants and asylum seekers be rescued before their boats capsize or heatstroke sets in? Foreign correspondent and guest host Nahlah Ayed joins the crew of the Red Cross MOAS Responder.
    May 26, 2017
  • 29:38
    Can you treat chronic alcoholics with alcohol, as in one drink an hour all day? Host Mark Kelley and producer Virginia Smart visit Ottawa’s The Oaks Managed Alcohol Program to find out.
    May 19, 2017
  • 25:33
    Did the police rush to judgement? Stacy DeBungee was last seen alive on October 18, 2015. The Thunder Bay police said they found nothing suspicious about his death. Host Gillian Findlay and producer Linda Guerriero investigate.
    May 12, 2017
  • 01:57
    All-new episodes from the latest season of The Fifth Estate -- starting May 12th. Check out our investigations at
    May 5, 2017
  • 22:02
    Have you Googled your doctor? Should you? Host Bob McKeown, senior producer Harvey Cashore and associate producer Tarannum Kamlani investigate doctors who cross the line with their patients.
    Oct 11, 2016
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