CBC's Fifth Estate premieres October 1

Before the Giller Prize-winning novel and the Gemini and Emmy Award-winning broadcasting career, there was just Linden MacIntyre and life growing up in the long-shadow cast by the Catholic Church in small-town Atlantic Canada.

In a candid and revealing documentary, MacIntyre takes us through the painful and personal stories of Nova Scotia Catholics—many of whom he knows personally—who feel doubly let down as their Church struggles to reconcile its history of sexual abuse with the contemporary threat of bankruptcy. The result in far too many communities: Confirmation of past pain and a fire sale of church property that local people built and paid for over many generations.

Betrayal airs Friday, Oct. 1, at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT), on CBC Television’s the fifth estate.

It’s a deeply personal story from the author of The Bishop’s Man highlighting consequences that continue to echo throughout the Catholic Church and in communities across Canada, the U.S and even in Europe.

Executive producer of the fifth estate is Jim Williamson. CBC News Network rebroadcasts the fifth estate on Saturdays, at 8 p.m. ET; Sundays, at 7 p.m. ET; and Tuesdays, at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

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