Lynette Fortune

Lynette Fortune is an associate producer at The Fifth estate.

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'I told him about my problems': Priest's confession of child abuse used to boost case against Catholic Church

The confession a Quebec priest made just before he died in prison is being used by his victims to try to hold the Catholic Church accountable for decades of child abuse.
The Fifth Estate

Son of slain B.C. artist demands RCMP revive dormant investigation as new details emerge

When Cristiano Savioli travelled to Cortes Island, B.C., from his hometown in Italy after the brutal slaying of his father, Stefano, in the summer of 2010, he vowed to do everything he could to help investigators solve the case. Today, the homicide case lies dormant and Cristiano Savioli wants answers.
CBC Investigates

Police hunted for secret church archives during probe of abuse allegations at St. Anne's residential school

Police investigating widespread allegations of physical and sexual abuse at St. Anne’s Indian residential school in northern Ontario looked for secret church archives that would have contained sensitive information about priests.

'There's always a little light': Indigenous youth find hope in the face of suicide

Over a nine-month period, The Fifth Estate followed three teens who shared their stories about what it is like to in Cross Lake, a northern Manitoba Indigenous community where five young people killed themselves last year.

Coalition bombing linked to 48 allegations of civilian casualties in Iraq, Syria

Despite claims by Canada and coalition forces of a near-perfect bombing record that has rarely harmed or killed civilians in Iraq and Syria, a fifth estate investigation has found nearly 50 credible allegations — involving as many as 600 possible deaths — that merit further review.

Canadian airstrikes linked to 2nd allegation of civilian casualties in Iraq, CBC has learned

Canadian jets have now been connected to a second airstrike in Iraq that has been reviewed by the Pentagon for possible civilian casualties, the fifth estate has learned. Canadian officials, however, were unaware this review had taken place.