Apr 27, 2015 | 11:54The Fifth Estate Behind the Veil Video
The Fifth Estate Behind the Veil Apr 27, 2015 | 11:54The niqab -- a face-covering veil worn by some Muslim women -- became a flashpoint on Parliament Hill this year. Prime Minister Stephen Harper said it was un-Canadian for a woman to to wear the veil during her citizenship ceremony. But one Canadian woman watched this debate from a unique perspective -- because she fought for the right to wear the veil in open court for five years during her sexual assault trial, taking the battle all the way to the Supreme Court. Known only by her initials N.S., her identity is still protected by a publication ban. But the current controversy prompted N.S., a mother of four, to speak out for the first time ever. N.S. talks to Mark Kelley about why she fought for right to the veil, offering some surprising insight into the woman behind the veil:
Apr 27, 2015 | 11:53The Fifth Estate The Con Who Couldn't Quit Video
The Fifth Estate The Con Who Couldn't Quit Apr 27, 2015 | 11:53the fifth estate’ revisits the life of Stephen Neeson, convicted bank-robber and prison escapee. Neeson admitted to more than 20 bank robberies, largely in Brockville and Ottawa, Ontario. In an interview, Brockville Police Chief Scott Fraser remembers Neeson as the subject of an intense multi-police force manhunt during which he became known as "The Gentleman Bank Robber" based on his good manners. Chief Scott recalls "I've never had witnesses who described the criminal as having nice eyes". When we last interviewed Neeson in 2006, he had recently made contact with his birth mother and was appearing before the National Parole Board, a rarely-filmed procedure. But when we found out in February, 2015 about His recent death in the Hamilton Wentworth Detention Centre awaiting trial on another bank robbery, we sought to investigate why -- despite support and opportunities -- he seemed unable to leave his criminal life behind him.
Apr 7, 2015 | 59:58The Fifth Estate Brian Mulroney : The Unauthorized Chapter Video
The Fifth Estate Brian Mulroney : The Unauthorized Chapter Apr 7, 2015 | 59:58From 2007 .The launch of Brian Mulroney's volume of memoirs, from his boyhood in Baie Comeau, through his years in power as Prime Minister, was the publishing event of this year. But, in more than 1,000 comprehensive pages of anecdote and information there is one notable name missing - Karlheinz Schreiber - the German dealmaker at the center of the darkest chapter of Mr. Mulroney's life. In Brian Mulroney: The Unauthorized Chapter, Linden MacIntyre and a fifth estate team report new revelations about the relationship between the two men as well as details about the attempt to cover the trail of the $300,000 the former Prime Minister received from Schreiber.
Apr 7, 2015 | 1:46:19The Fifth Estate The Trouble with Evan Video
The Fifth Estate The Trouble with Evan Apr 7, 2015 | 1:46:19The Trouble with Evan is a two-hour special edition of the Fifth Estate. It reveals how much harm can be done to a child by the people who love him the most. For 14 weeks cameras were placed in the home of a family in Hamilton, Ontario whose 11-year-old boy has been a problem for them since he was in kindergarten. The cameras capture the troubling, abusive and at times loving family relationship.
Apr 7, 2015 | 31:58The Fifth Estate Democracy Derailed Video
The Fifth Estate Democracy Derailed Apr 7, 2015 | 31:58From 1993. Violence is surging the streets of Haiti. The military and mobs rule the country while the democratically elected president Jean Bertrand Aristide remains in exile. Thousands have died in the violence following a military coup and the military has installed its own prime ministers in the interim, Jean-Jacques Honorat and Marc Bezin. Now tens of the thousands of Haitian refugees are fleeing to the United States. The Fifth Estate examines how much of the problems in Haiti are the fault of the U.S.
Mar 13, 2015 | 2:29The Fifth Estate Another Father's Pain. Prescription drugs and addiction Video
The Fifth Estate Another Father's Pain. Prescription drugs and addiction Mar 13, 2015 | 2:29Gerry Hart played 16 seasons in the NHL. His son Jordan played pro hockey in the minor leagues until injuries ended his sports career early. When Len Boogaard started investigating who was providing his son with the that drugs killed him, team doctors were not the only providers he discovered. Derek's phone and bank records, that he eventually provided to the DEA, led to the arrest of Jordan Hart. His case is still before the courts in the Southern District of New York.
Mar 10, 2015 | 31:09The Fifth Estate Playing Hurt Video
The Fifth Estate Playing Hurt Mar 10, 2015 | 31:09From 1981, Eric Malling reports on the ordeal of hockey player Mike Robitaille. The then defenseman for the Vancouver Canucks stood up to the hockey establishment and won an important court decision related to injuries received while a player.
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 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.