LISTEN | Carrie Low VS.

Carrie Low says she was drugged, kidnapped and assaulted. She reported to the police, but says they only caused more anguish. Now she’s on a mission to hold national institutions to account. This all-new investigation is hosted by award-winning investigative journalist Maggie Rahr.

Find all available episodes and follow the podcast.

(Ben Shannon)

In the spring of 2018, Carrie Low was enjoying a night at her neighbourhood bar in Nova Scotia. She says the events that followed traumatized her for life — becoming a nightmare that continues to this day.

Low trusted police when she reported that she had been drugged, kidnapped and raped by multiple men. But she says they failed to investigate properly, and only succeeded in traumatizing her further. Now, Low is on a mission to hold these institutions to account. 

Award-winning investigative journalist Maggie Rahr is hosting the new investigative series from CBC Podcasts, titled Carrie Low VS., that chronicles Low's ongoing journey. Her tenacious fight for justice and accountability for herself and fellow survivors could change the way that rape investigations are conducted nationwide.


Carrie Low VS.: Trailer

Carrie Low’s story begins on an average night out at a bar but turns into a nightmare. And Carrie’s public fight against the institutions she thought would help her leads to an offer of help from the person she least expected.

Episode 1: Taken

Carrie goes to the police to report she’s been drugged, kidnapped and assaulted. But the investigation does not go as she expects.

Episode 2: Aftermath

Carrie tries to launch a complaint against police but is thrown a surprising curveball.

Episode 3: Believed

The original investigator assigned to Carrie's case reveals what he says happened behind the scenes.

Episode 4: Charged

An arrest is finally made in Carrie’s case, but she wonders why only one man has been charged. CORRECTION: Sunny Marriner was Executive Director of the Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre for 5 years, not 17 years as mentioned in the episode. She also worked at the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa for 17 years previously. We regret the error.

Episode 5: Unstoppable

Carrie faces shocking roadblocks in her criminal case, including a publication ban prohibiting her from telling her story publicly, unless she hides her identity. But she refuses to back down.

Epilogue: A Death in Dartmouth

Carrie’s criminal case is upended by a homicide.


Add some “good” to your morning and evening.

A variety of newsletters you'll love, delivered straight to you.

Sign up now