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 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.
Jan 9, 2015 | 45:12The Fifth Estate Putin's Long Shadow VideoClosed Captions available
The Fifth Estate Putin's Long Shadow Jan 9, 2015 | 45:12A joint investigation by the fifth estate and PBS Frontline probes Russian leader Vladimir Putin: allegations of criminal activity and corruption, with a secret personal fortune said to be in the billions. Gillian Findlay reports on the dark side of one of the most powerful men in the world.