Short TV documentaries, interviews, presentations, and testimony to hearings.
Focus on Canada
- Riding on Risk (45 min)
CBC's flagship investigative reporting program examines the government's oversight of the industry and finds troubling problems at every turn: airport security rules flouted with impunity and inspectors' reports ignored; fatal crashes simply not investigated; pilots with appalling safety records allowed to continue flying; and employees terrified to blow the whistle on what they see going on, for fear of career-ending reprisals.
- Corruption and Cover-Up (20 min)
This 2004 W5 documentary describes the story of how organized crime penetrated the Canadian immigration system in Hong Kong, allowing known criminals to immigrate to Canada. Brian McAdam and others provided evidence of what was going on, but the story was covered up by Ottawa and no corrective action taken. Both McAdam and later RCMP Corporal Robert Read had their investigations blocked and their careers ruined as they tried to bring the truth to light.
- Whistleblowers: Heroes or Traitors? (41 min)
FAIR Executive Director David Hutton summarizes what we know today about 'grand' corruption, how this threatens Canadian society, and whistleblowing as a key anti-corruption strategy.
- Air Safety: An Interview With Kirsten Stevens (41 min)
Kirsten Stevens lost her husband in a floatplane crash in 2005. When the authorities failed to provide answers regarding what had gone wrong, she and the families of the other four victims embarked on their own investigation. What they learned shook their faith in the regulatory system and caused them to become vocal advocates for improved air safety. This is Kirsten's story in her own words.
- FAIR Testifies to Listeriosis Inquiry (10 min)
FAIR Executive Director David Hutton testifies to the Food Safety Subcommittee which is investigating the 2008 Listeriosis outbreak.
1 June 2009
- The Whistleblower (12 min)
Some excerpts from a uniquely Canadian documentary made in 2002. These clips feature Joanna Gualtieri and investigative journalists David McKie and Andrew McIntosh.
- Whistleblower Documentary (Venture) (13 min)
A brief look at the experiences of two Canadian whistleblowers: Mike Hilson and Joanna Gualtieri. Aired on Jan 5, 2003.
- Strathmore (10 min)
A 2003 CBC documentary about Canada's lavish ambassador's residence in Ireland, valued then at up to $35 million. It is next door to millionaire rock star Bono's luxury home – but much larger.
- Blowing the Whistle at Hanford (10 min)
How whistleblowers have fought to contain environmental disaster at the Hanford Nuclear Site in Washington state – one of the most polluted sites in the USA.
- The Man Who Knew ("60 Minutes")
Harry Markopolos blew the whistle to the Securities and Exchange Commission about Bernard Madoff as early as 2000. Why were his warnings ignored? Steve Kroft has the interview.
- Bernie Madoff in his own words
At this 2007 meeting of a non-profit group called the Philoctetes Center, Bernie Madoff explained what a fine job the SEC was doing.
- Tobacco Whistleblower Jeffrey Wigand (8 min)
Wigand's testimony to a subcommittee about his ordeal as a tobacco whistleblower. Wigand's story was dramatized in an Oscar-nominated movie, The Insider.
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