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The Fifth Estate - Helping Mentally Ill OffendersJan 16, 2014 | 1:15The Fifth Estate Helping Mentally Ill Offenders Video
The Fifth Estate Helping Mentally Ill Offenders Jan 16, 2014 | 1:15Catherine Latimer is the executive director of the John Howard Society of Canada. The John Howard Society works to ensure “effective, just and humane” correctional policy. She tells the fifth estate’s Bob McKeown that the federal government’s proposed legislation misses the mark and the purpose of NCR and could send more mentally-ill people to prison - a where place she says they don’t belong.
The Fifth Estate - The Man who Hears VoicesJan 14, 2014 | 1:12The Fifth Estate The Man who Hears Voices Video
The Fifth Estate The Man who Hears Voices Jan 14, 2014 | 1:12The federal government has made it a priority: to toughen laws that allow people who commit violent acts – even murder – to be found ‘not criminally responsible’ due to mental illness. The question: Is it for reasons of public safety or public opinion? In “The Man Who Hears Voices”, Bob McKeown interviews Jeffrey Arenberg, who speaks out for the first time since he was found not criminally responsible for killing a popular Ottawa sportscaster.
The Fifth Estate - Silence of the LabsJan 10, 2014 | 45:12The Fifth Estate Silence of the Labs VideoClosed Captions available
The Fifth Estate Silence of the Labs Jan 10, 2014 | 45:12With massive cuts by Ottawa to everything from food inspections to water quality and climate change and the dismissal of more than 2,000 federal scientists and researchers, some scientists have become unlikely radicals -- denouncing what they call a politically-driven war on knowledge. In Silence of the Labs, Linden MacIntyre tells their story - and what is at stake for Canadians - from Nova Scotia to the B.C. Pacific Coast and the far Arctic Circle.
The Fifth Estate - Are scientists really being  muzzled ?Jan 10, 2014 | 3:33The Fifth Estate Are scientists really being muzzled ? Video
The Fifth Estate Are scientists really being muzzled ? Jan 10, 2014 | 3:33Peter Phillips is a specialist in public policy and science at the University of Saskatchewan. He argues that it is not the role of scientists employed by the government to speak to the public, but rather to advise politicians confidentially about their findings. Politicians will make decisions about public policy based on a variety of factors including, but not dictated by, scientific evidence.
The Fifth Estate - Politicians can't pick winnersJan 10, 2014 | 2:21The Fifth Estate Politicians can't pick winners Video
The Fifth Estate Politicians can't pick winners Jan 10, 2014 | 2:21James Turk is the executive director of the Canadian Association of University Teachers, which represents academic staff, including scientists. He argues that scientists should be free to speak to the public about their taxpayer-funded research, and scientific innovation will not flourish if funding is only granted to projects with a practical or economic purpose.
The Fifth Estate - Scientists cannot usurp politiciansJan 10, 2014 | 2:03The Fifth Estate Scientists cannot usurp politicians Video
The Fifth Estate Scientists cannot usurp politicians Jan 10, 2014 | 2:03Peter Phillips is a specialist in public policy and science at the University of Saskatchewan. He argues that it is not the role of scientists employed by the government to speak to the public, but rather to advise politicians confidentially about their findings. Politicians will make decisions about public policy based on a variety of factors including, but not dictated by, scientific evidence.
The Fifth Estate - "Loyalty to the government" is wongJan 10, 2014 | 1:08The Fifth Estate "Loyalty to the government" is wong Video
The Fifth Estate "Loyalty to the government" is wong Jan 10, 2014 | 1:08James Turk is the executive director of the Canadian Association of University Teachers, which represents academic staff, including scientists. He argues that scientists should be free to speak to the public about their taxpayer-funded research, and scientific innovation will not flourish if funding is only granted to projects with a practical or economic purpose. In this video Turk reads part of a media protocol introduced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government shortly after it was elected in 2008.
The Fifth Estate - Science and prosperityJan 10, 2014 | 2:30The Fifth Estate Science and prosperity Video
The Fifth Estate Science and prosperity Jan 10, 2014 | 2:30James Turk is the executive director of the Canadian Association of University Teachers, which represents academic staff, including scientists. He argues that scientists should be free to speak to the public about their taxpayer-funded research, and scientific innovation will not flourish if funding is only granted to projects with a practical or economic purpose.
The Fifth Estate - Luck of the DrawDec 23, 2013 | 44:33The Fifth Estate Luck of the Draw Video
The Fifth Estate Luck of the Draw Dec 23, 2013 | 44:33We trust the people who sell us and check lottery tickets to be honest. But for some, the temptation to steal a small slip of paper worth hundreds, thousands, and sometimes millions of dollars, can be too strong. There are numerous stories, from all over North America, about legitimate lottery winners being cheated out of their winnings in just such a way. This is the story of two retailers at one store who cheated an unsuspecting winner out of his lottery winnings and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission who fought him when he tried to get back what was rightfully his.
The Fifth Estate - The Silence of the LabsDec 20, 2013 | 0:51The Fifth Estate The Silence of the Labs Video
The Fifth Estate The Silence of the Labs Dec 20, 2013 | 0:51In the past few years, the federal government has cut funding to hundreds of renowned research institutes and programs. Ottawa has dismissed more than 2,000 federal scientists and researchers and has drastically cut or ended programs that monitored smoke stack emissions, food inspections, oil spills, water quality and climate change. Now some scientists have become unlikely radicals, denouncing what they call is a politically-driven war on knowledge. In 'Silence of the Labs', Linden MacIntyre tells the story of scientists - and what is at stake for Canadians - from Nova Scotia to the B.C. Pacific Coast to the far Arctic Circle.
The Fifth Estate - The Last Great EscapeNov 29, 2013 | 45:15The Fifth Estate The Last Great Escape VideoClosed Captions available
The Fifth Estate The Last Great Escape Nov 29, 2013 | 45:15Two courageous individuals who fled a life of privation and fear from North Korea, among the world's most mysterious and secretive countries, survive to tell the tale. Their stories come to life in special animation designed for the fifth estate.
The Fifth Estate - Behind the Scenes with the Animation TeamNov 29, 2013 | 4:04The Fifth Estate Behind the Scenes with the Animation Team Video
The Fifth Estate Behind the Scenes with the Animation Team Nov 29, 2013 | 4:04Kagan McLeod is an illustrator. Travis Hopkins is an animator. Together, they explain how they took up the challenge of animating the stories of two people who escaped from North Korea.
The Fifth Estate - Why use animation in a documentary?Nov 29, 2013 | 3:14The Fifth Estate Why use animation in a documentary? Video
The Fifth Estate Why use animation in a documentary? Nov 29, 2013 | 3:14Host Gillian Findlay explains the journalistic challenge the fifth estate faced in depicting the stories of people who escaped from North Korea - and why we decided to use animation to bring their memories to life
The Fifth Estate - The Conspiracy Files: JFK and 9/11Nov 22, 2013 | 45:13The Fifth Estate The Conspiracy Files: JFK and 9/11 VideoClosed Captions available
The Fifth Estate The Conspiracy Files: JFK and 9/11 Nov 22, 2013 | 45:13A national consensus emerged over time about the single gunman who shot JFK... and the reasons the towers collapsed on 9/11. But some still question the so-called 'official version' of history. They passionately believe in other - often radical - explanations. And they think there might be conspiracies to hide the real truth.
The Fifth Estate - A crime "ripe for unravelling"Nov 22, 2013 | 3:10The Fifth Estate A crime "ripe for unravelling" Video
The Fifth Estate A crime "ripe for unravelling" Nov 22, 2013 | 3:10In his career at the fifth estate, former producer Brian McKenna created several documentaries on John F. Ken-nedy, including the 1983 episode 'Who Killed JFK?' that drew more than three million viewers. Fifty years after the president was shot, McKenna offers his personal reminiscences on more than three decades of investigating what happened that day in Dallas.

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