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.
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.
Nov 28, 2014 | 38:42The Fifth Estate CBC's Chris Boyce speaks about the Ghomeshi affair Video
The Fifth Estate CBC's Chris Boyce speaks about the Ghomeshi affair Nov 28, 2014 | 38:42Chris Boyce is the Executive Director of Radio at CBC and a central figure in the corporation's handling of the Ghomeshi affair.
Boyce sat down with the fifth estate's Gillian Findlay for a lengthy interview this week. He speaks for the first time in a documentary airing tonight called, "The Unmaking of Jian Ghomeshi."
Nov 20, 2014 | 4:10The Fifth Estate Why some police reject The Reid Technique Video
The Fifth Estate Why some police reject The Reid Technique Nov 20, 2014 | 4:10The Reid Technique may be the most widely used police interviewing method, but it’s not the only one. The PEACE method was created in 1992 in England as a more scientific and ethical approach to interviewing after several high-profile wrongful convictions. It is now used in Norway and New Zealand. In Canada, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary adopted the PEACE technique in 2009 when the Lamer inquiry cited interviewing techniques as contributing to three wrongful convictions in three homicides.