Co-host, the fifth estate
Bob McKeown has a record few Canadian journalists can match -- two Emmys, three Geminis and a Grey Cup, won when he was an all-star centre with the Ottawa Rough Riders of the CFL.
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THE FIFTH ESTATE
How a failed deal with China to produce a made-in-Canada COVID-19 vaccine wasted months and millions
The federal government’s failed collaboration with a vaccine manufacturing company in China early in the pandemic has led to a delay of nearly two years in efforts to create a made-in-Canada COVID-19 vaccine.
Secret Nygard videos show former fashion mogul charged with sex trafficking travelling with teenage girl
Hours of behind-the-scenes video shot by a whistleblower show former Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard, who is alleged to have abused women and girls for decades, screaming at his employees and approaching a 16-year-old girl at the London Olympics.
'Just a matter of time': Police pursue 'significant' number of new tips in Muskoka mystery of missing seniors
After two decades, the Ontario Provincial Police have received substantial tips that are helping them advance their investigation into what happened to four seniors who disappeared from the province's Muskoka region in the late 1990s, The Fifth Estate has learned.
Killer of Tanya Van Cuylenborg and Jay Cook gets 2 life sentences for 1987 murders
William Talbott II, 56, is the first person to ever be convicted as a result of genealogy research.
THE FIFTH ESTATE
Humboldt crash happened long after internal Transport Canada report warned of injury risk on coach buses
An internal Transport Canada investigation into a fatal crash in 2001 concluded that coach buses without seatbelts may put passengers at “unnecessary risk” of injuries, yet the document was kept hidden for years until The Fifth Estate recently uncovered it using the Access to Information Act.
Internal Transport Canada study showed school buses 'failed' safety tests
A 2010 Transport Canada report that revealed that school buses “failed” safety tests and did not do enough to prevent “serious injuries” was kept hidden from the public,The Fifth Estate has learned.
Seatbelts on school buses could have prevented thousands of injuries, numerous deaths
Thousands of injuries and numerous child deaths could have been prevented across Canada and the United States in the past three decades had school buses been equipped with seatbelts, an investigation by CBC’s The Fifth Estate has found.
Trudeau government gag order in CIA brainwashing case silences victims, lawyer says
Forty years after revelations that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency funded brainwashing experiments on unsuspecting Canadians, the Trudeau government is continuing a pattern of silencing the victims, a lawyer for one of the families says.
Why I'm donating my brain for concussion research: Bob McKeown
Bob McKeown, co-host of CBC’s the fifth estate and a former all-star centre with the Ottawa Rough Riders in the CFL, has a very personal reason for wanting to offer his brain to science.