Feb 25, 2015 | 22:28The Fifth Estate Seeds of Distrust Video
The Fifth Estate Seeds of Distrust Feb 25, 2015 | 22:28In this 1999 piece we look at the public battle raging over genetically modified food. We explore the dispute between Canadian grain farmers and the multinational company Monsanto, the world's leading manufacturer of genetically modified seeds.
Feb 20, 2015 | 13:57The Fifth Estate Al-Jazeera responds to Mohamed Fahmy's allegations Video
The Fifth Estate Al-Jazeera responds to Mohamed Fahmy's allegations Feb 20, 2015 | 13:57As part of the fifth estate's research into Mohamed Fahmy's arrest and imprisonment, Gillian Findlay met with Al Anstey, the Managing Director of Al Jazeera English. We put several of Fahmy's allegations about Al Jazeera's conduct prior to his arrest and during the trial to Mr. Anstey. Click through to see his response.
Feb 19, 2015 | 0:50The Fifth Estate Preview 400 Days : The Mohamed Fahmy Story Video
The Fifth Estate Preview 400 Days : The Mohamed Fahmy Story Feb 19, 2015 | 0:50Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy never expected he would go to jail just for doing his job. But in his first ever television interview since release, Fahmy describes 400 days of utter hell, some of which he spent locked up with hardened prisoners and violent jihadists.
Feb 18, 2015 | 46:04The Fifth Estate Judgement in Jerusalem Video
The Fifth Estate Judgement in Jerusalem Feb 18, 2015 | 46:04Hana Gartner examines circumstances surrounding the trial in Jerusalem of John Demjanjuk, accused of being 'Ivan the Terrible,' the notorious and brutal Nazi prison guard at the Treblinka concentration camp in 1942-43, when up to 6,000 Jews a day were gassed to death.
Feb 12, 2015 | 43:14The Fifth Estate Karla Homolka Video
The Fifth Estate Karla Homolka Feb 12, 2015 | 43:14‘Karla Homolka,’ first aired by the fifth estate in November of 1997, is a searing investigation into a plea bargain – later dubbed ‘the deal with the devil – struck between Ontario Crown attorneys and Karla Homolka, who was ultimately convicted of manslaughter in one of Canada’s most notorious and grisly murder cases.
Jan 29, 2015 | 25:46The Fifth Estate Mennonite Mob Video
The Fifth Estate Mennonite Mob Jan 29, 2015 | 25:46It is a closed religious society with traditional values. At the turn of the century thousands of Mennonites left Canada for Mexico and the area around Cuauhtémoc. At the time of our 1992 piece, their ways were changing in their society as alcohol and economic problems grew and were faced with a bigger issue, a flourishing drug trade. Immigration and border officials in Canada and the United States said at the time there was a Mennonite Mob smuggling tons of drugs into both countries.
Jan 28, 2015 | 20:44The Fifth Estate Product of Canada Video
The Fifth Estate Product of Canada Jan 28, 2015 | 20:44From 1985 our investigation into the federal government's rejection and subsequent release of almost one million cans of partly decomposed tuna from the Star-Kist Tuna Canada Ltd. plant in New Brunswick.
Jan 22, 2015 | 1:10The Fifth Estate Preview Pot Fiction Video
The Fifth Estate Preview Pot Fiction Jan 22, 2015 | 1:10Everyone knows that marijuana is illegal. So why does Canada seem to be awash in pot? You can buy it openly in a surprising number of ways and places. The system the federal government set up to give people access to medical marijuana is broken. Could it be that something’s happening out there and no one told Prime Minister Stephen Harper? Mark Kelley exposes some real Pot Fiction.
Jan 20, 2015 | 31:52The Fifth Estate The Informer Video
The Fifth Estate The Informer Jan 20, 2015 | 31:52In this 1984 piece, Bob McKeown interviews police informer Cecil Kirby who provides a detailed exposé on organized crime in Ontario, focusing on the criminal activities of Toronto's Commisso Brothers.
Jan 16, 2015 | 46:38The Fifth Estate Atif Rafay Full Interview Video
The Fifth Estate Atif Rafay Full Interview Jan 16, 2015 | 46:38Atif Rafay has been in prison for half his life serving 3 consecutive life sentences for the murder of his parents and sister in 1994. If his last chance appeal applying new Supreme Court of Canada rules to his Mr. Big sting fails, he will spend the rest of his life in prison. Rafay has devoted himself to education, participating in prison university courses and teaching other inmates. One of his academic essays, “On the Margins of Freedom” was published in The Walrus in 2011. Unlike his high school friend Sebastian Burns, Rafay has kept a low profile with no known infractions while in detention. He spoke to the fifth estate’s Bob McKeown in late 2014 from inside the Monroe Correctional complex, his first media interview since his conviction in 2004. Their conversation touches on everything from Ivy League education, to his U.S. trial and his Mr. Big sting.
Jan 15, 2015 | 40:49The Fifth Estate Someone Got Away With Murder Video
The Fifth Estate Someone Got Away With Murder Jan 15, 2015 | 40:49Someone Got Away With Murder is the story of Andy Rose - tried and convicted twice for a double murder. The problem all along was that Andy Rose didn't commit the murders. Linden MacIntyre uncovers the story of a relentless police investigation, spanning more than a decade, that snared the wrong man and, to this day, leaves a terrible crime unsolved.
Jan 15, 2015 | 26:26The Fifth Estate The One That Got Away Video
The Fifth Estate The One That Got Away Jan 15, 2015 | 26:26In 1994 the RCMP investigated a double murder. Edmonton's Jason Dix was their prime suspect. Investigators lied and bullied Dix to get evidence. They even interrogated his four-year-old son. They still came up empty. After all that, Dix began to make comments that propelled his situation from awful to unbelievable. He started talking like a seasoned murderer and the RCMP believed him. As a result the Mounties launched the most expensive and elaborate operations in history. They even went as far as to stage a fake murder. Their purpose was to trick Dix into showing his hand.