The Fifth Estate | Mar 21, 2014 | 3:40

Your Tips, Our Stories

This season, the fifth estate was flooded with tips from viewers, asking our team to investigate stories important to you. We listened, we did our research, and now in 'Your Tips, Our Stories' hosts Mark Kelley and Bob McKeown have three stories - of deceit, a suspicious death, and corruption - built on your suggestions.

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The Fifth Estate - Another Father's Pain. Prescription drugs and addictionMar 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.
The Fifth Estate - Newberry on testing and when he learned his health had been compromised by all the medicationMar 12, 2015 | 2:15The Fifth Estate Newberry on testing and when he learned his health had been compromised by all the medication Video
The Fifth Estate Newberry on testing and when he learned his health had been compromised by all the medication Mar 12, 2015 | 2:15Former San Francisco 49er Jeremy Newberry shares how he discovered his health had been compromised by all the medication he was taking during his playing days.
The Fifth Estate - Newberry on Toradol and Vicodin use and abuse in the locker roomMar 12, 2015 | 1:50The Fifth Estate Newberry on Toradol and Vicodin use and abuse in the locker room Video
The Fifth Estate Newberry on Toradol and Vicodin use and abuse in the locker room Mar 12, 2015 | 1:50Jeremy Newberry himself never got addicted to painkillers, but remembers the team trainers “pouring the pills” into his hand on game day to mask his pain.
The Fifth Estate - Playing HurtMar 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.
The Fifth Estate - Seeds of DistrustFeb 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.
The Fifth Estate - Al-Jazeera responds to Mohamed Fahmy's allegationsFeb 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.
The Fifth Estate - Behind bars in Cairo's notorious scorpion prisonFeb 20, 2015 | 1:44The Fifth Estate Behind bars in Cairo's notorious scorpion prison Video
The Fifth Estate Behind bars in Cairo's notorious scorpion prison Feb 20, 2015 | 1:44Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy reflects on his arrest and detention in an Egyptian prison.
The Fifth Estate - Judgement in JerusalemFeb 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.
The Fifth Estate - Karla HomolkaFeb 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.
The Fifth Estate - Mennonite MobJan 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.
The Fifth Estate - Product of CanadaJan 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.
The Fifth Estate - The InformerJan 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.
The Fifth Estate - Atif Rafay Full InterviewJan 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.
The Fifth Estate - Someone Got Away With MurderJan 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.
The Fifth Estate - The One That Got AwayJan 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.

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