Nov 8, 2013 | 43:56The Fifth Estate The Rob Ford Story VideoClosed Captions available
The Fifth Estate The Rob Ford Story Nov 8, 2013 | 43:56Crack cocaine. Alcohol. Friends who have criminal backgrounds. Just over a year ago, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford stood next to Police Chief Bill Blair promising to fight gang crime. Now the two most powerful men in Canada's largest city are locked in a struggle only one is likely to survive. the fifth estate unravels the story of the man who has become the world's most controversial mayor.
Nov 15, 2013 | 45:12The Fifth Estate The Sextortion of Amanda Todd VideoClosed Captions available
The Fifth Estate The Sextortion of Amanda Todd Nov 15, 2013 | 45:12With never-before seen videos and online chats, the fifth estate tells the real story of what happened to Amanda Todd, the B.C. teen haunted by one revealing photo on the Internet. The blackmail and the sexual extortion that drove her to her death -- and the new breed of online predators who threaten the many other young people who take risks online.
Oct 3, 2013 | 1:27The Fifth Estate The Warnings from a cancer doctor Video
The Fifth Estate The Warnings from a cancer doctor Oct 3, 2013 | 1:27Dr. Lewis Cantley is at the forefront of cancer research. The head of the Cancer Center at New York’s Weill Cornell Medical College and the Margaret and Herman Sokol Professor in Oncology Research and professor of cancer biology discovered a family of enzymes that may be the key to treating some kinds of cancers (including breast and endometrial), by blocking glucose uptake. He has received millions of dollars in funding as the leader of a Stand Up To Cancer dream team – a group created with the goal of supercharging the search for a cure. His work was also recognized with the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences. His initial findings serve as a warning about where a high sugar diet could lead.
Dec 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 more than 76 world renowned research institutes and hundreds of programs. Ottawa has dismissed more than 2,000 scientists and researchers. The Harper government has cut programs that monitored smoke emissions, food inspections, oil spills, water quality and climate change.
Now 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.