The CBC has placed an emphasis on investigative journalism for the last 50 years. Here is a snapshot of some of the more memorable pieces over the years.

The CBC has created some of the most important and memorable examples of Canadian investigative journalism over the last half century, often leading to sweeping policy and legislative changes.

Modern investigative journalism began to expand in the 1950s, and the CBC was in the forefront of creating new techniques and ways of working. Journalists like Douglas Leiterman, Ross McLean and Patrick Watson made a significant contribution to investigative techniques in those early years, laying the foundation for further advances in the decades that followed.

Here are a few of the stories and significant landmarks over the last 50 years:


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