W-FIVE Season Premiere Saturday, November 8 on CTV



    
    - Now in its 43rd season, W-FIVE remains Canada's No. 1 current affairs
    program, with 57% more viewers than CBC's THE FIFTH ESTATE -
    

    TORONTO, Oct. 30 /CNW/ - In a shocking new investigation that turns the
spotlight on Citizenship and Immigration Canada, W-FIVE discovers unsettling
details about how a convicted con man fell through the bureaucratic cracks and
turned his deportation order into a Canadian citizenship. Join W-FIVE reporter
Victor Malarek in the 43rd season premiere of Canada's most-watched
investigative series, W-FIVE, returning Saturdays at 7 p.m. ET on CTV (visit
CTV.ca to confirm local listings) beginning November 8.

    Last season, W-FIVE was seen on average by 816,000 viewers over the
course of its 16 original telecasts, ahead of CBC's THE FIFTH ESTATE by 57%
(520,000). Audiences in the key A18-49 and A25-54 demos were up 18% and 19%
respectively over last year.(*)

    People from around the world who immigrate to Canada often wait years to
be granted Canadian citizenship. Given the competition, it would be assumed
that Citizenship and Immigration Canada would be extremely diligent about
proper background checks and extensive screening when granting citizenships.

    Yet, W-FIVE exposes the case of new Canadian citizen Glen Augier, a
career criminal originally from St. Lucia who was ordered deported from Canada
after being convicted of countless crimes of fraud and forgery, involving
attempts to steal millions and leaving some families financially and
emotionally devastated.

    Now, Malarek and the W-FIVE team have learned that Augier may have
actually forged documents in his application to Citizenship and Immigration
Canada, while relying upon a supposed Canadian-born father who conveniently
died just after he was born. During the in-depth investigation, W-FIVE talks
to Augier's three ex-wives and even a senior Government minister to learn why
this con man was approved for citizenship without a thorough investigation.

    Also in the season premiere, reporter Paula Todd visits Port Hope, a
beautiful, historic town some call the prettiest in Ontario, where many have
serious concerns about the impact of the invasive nuclear industry that may be
affecting lives.

    With an ongoing commitment to covering tough, relevant stories in all
their shades of grey, W-FIVE launches its 43rd season of investigative
journalism. Hosted by CTV NATIONAL NEWS' Lloyd Robertson and Sandie Rinaldo,
the award-winning series is the most-watched current affairs program in
Canada. Malcolm Fox is Executive Producer and Anton Koschany is Senior
Producer of W-FIVE, a presentation of CTV News. Robert Hurst is President of
CTV News and Current Affairs.

    CTV, Canada's largest private broadcaster, offers a wide range of quality
news, sports, information, and entertainment programming. It has the
number-one national newscast, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LLOYD ROBERTSON, and is
the number-one choice for prime-time viewing. CTVglobemedia Inc. is Canada's
premier multi-media company which owns CTV Inc. and The Globe and Mail. CTV
Inc. also owns radio stations across the country, and leading national
specialty channels. Other CTVglobemedia investments include an interest in
Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, and in Dome Productions, a North American
leader in the provision of mobile high definition production facilities. More
information about CTV may be found on the company website at www.ctv.ca.

    
    (*)Source: BBM Nielsen Media Research 10/27/07-5/10/08,
               Fifth Estate 10/3/07-4/2/08.
    





For further information:

For further information: Beth Lockley, Publicist, CTV Inc., (416)
332-4583, or blockley@ctv.ca


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