CANADALAND

What is CANADALAND doing wrong? What are we getting right? Where should we be headed? Listen in and find out: we recorded our annual staff meeting/staff mixer. 

Direct download: Ep.114_-_CANADALAND_staff_meeting.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 1:38pm EST

Marineland denies the allegations made in this podcast by Phil Demers, their former animal trainer. They have launched pending legal action against The Toronto Star, Phil Demers and others. 

Marineland has declined to appear on this program. They have told CANADALAND that if we air an episode repeating Phil Demers' allegations, "you and your news site and podcast network will be sued to judgment."

They referred us to court documents and reports which, they say, prove Demers' claims to be false. We have included their list of documents below, along with links to many of the documents and reports they cite. 

We have researched and reviewed these materials carefully, we have consulted with our lawyer, and we are proceeding with today's show.

Direct download: Ep.113_-_Everyone_Loves_Marineland.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 2:16am EST

The employees of Vice Canada are starting a union drive. Toronto Star closes down online commenting. An Ottawa children's choir sings a welcoming Arabic song that draws mistaken assumptions on social and mainstream media. Ishmael Daro, Buzzfeed's Social News Editor, co-hosts.

 

Ishmael's Twitter: @iD4RO

 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_51_-_Vice_Unite_Star_Comments_Choir_Hoax.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 7:44pm EST

It's taken 40 years for the media to pay attention to the crisis of missing and murdered aboriginal women. Karyn Pugliese, APTN's Director of News and Current Affairs, talks about what has finally changed and why it's taken so long.

Direct download: Ep.112_-__Newsworthy_Victims_MMIW_and_the_Media.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:06pm EST

National Post's Jen Gerson on the ethics of reporting from the San Bernardino shooters' apartment, Bill 59, and Simon Houpt's critique of Shad.


Comedian Sugar Sammy might be the most famous Canadian you haven't heard of. He plays to sell-out crowds in Paris, India, South Africa, and night after night in Montreal. He has sold hundreds of thousands of tickets. Yet he has yet to break through in english Canada or in the States. Jesse asks him why, and waxes nostalgic for the time he and Sammy were at the same university. 

Direct download: Ep.111_-_What_is_Sugar_Sammy.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:28pm EST

The National Post's Ashley Csanady on the Prime Minister's childcare, the CBC closing comments on all stories about First Nations, the teenager at the center of a media firestorm and three puff-pieces in three papers about three powerful people.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_49_-_Nannies_Indigenous_Comments_Collateral_Teen.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 6:11pm EST

Is VICE a cult? Is it a sweatshop? Does their partnership with ROGERS influence their content? VICE Canada's head of content Patrick McGuire and executive vice president of TV Michael Kronish sit down for a tense chat with Jesse.

Direct download: Ep.110_-_Vice.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:41pm EST

Rosemary Barton states incorrect facts about Trudeau's refugee plan. Parliament Hill journos attempt to get into the ring with Cabinet Ministers but the Ministers are on another floor. CANADALAND gets NFLD's ATIP reform "spectacularly wrong." The National Post passes judgement on Furlong's accusers without actually speaking to the accusers. CANADALAND publishes their affidavits. Buzzfeed's Paul McLeod discusses.

Paul McLeod's Twitter: @PDMcLeod

Paul McLeod's Buzzfeed piece, "Someone Gave The Media A Bunch Of False Info About Canada’s Syrian Refugee Plan"

Power & Politics - Full Episode Nov 23rd 2015

Rosemary Barton's CBC News piece, "Canada's Syrian refugee plan limited to women, children and families"

Justin Ling's Vice piece, "Inside the First Standoff Between Media and the Trudeau Government"

Some Reactions to the standoff on Twitter

Jacob Boon's CANADALAND piece about Newfoundland ATIP reform

James McLeod's CANADALAND follow-up piece

Cam Cole's National Post piece, "John Furlong on his long, dark battle against false abuse accusations" 

John Furlong's event description for a speaking engagement for the Vancouver Board of Trade


If you would like to assist with fact-checking for Canadaland, please email editor@canadalandshow.com


Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_48_-_Liberal_Leaks_Newfoundland_Goofs_Furlongs_Comeback.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:42pm EST

Who keeps the media in check? The newly-formed National Newsmedia Council, according to John Fraser and Don McCurdy. Can a bunch of journalists and public members wrangle the entire Canadian journalism industry?

Recorded live at Ryerson University in October 2015.

Direct download: Ep.109_-_News_Police.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:55pm EST