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Margaret Wente is still employed by the Globe and Mail, despite being a serial plagiarist. 

 

The attention on Senator Mike Duffy’s trial distracted from the fact that we still don’t have a good idea of what happened. We're in a similar situation with Jian Ghomeshi, whose accusers continue to step forward.

 

The National Post’s Jen Gerson co-hosts.

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In Newfoundland and Labrador, massive numbers of workers are getting laid off. Taxes are skyrocketing. The oil industry is collapsing. Meanwhile, journalist James McLeod has independently published a Sunshine List that exposes just how cosy the province really is. 

Direct download: Ep.131_-_Newfoundland_Is_Screwed.mp3
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Co-host Lezlie Lowe quit her columnist job at the Chronicle Herald because of the paper's shoddy reporting alleging refugee violence in a schoolyard.

Trudeau goes viral with his quantum computing explanation.

With the Leap Manifesto, Canada's pundits have taken a sudden interest in giving advice to the NDP.

Lezlie's Twitter: @lezlielowe

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What happens when three lawyers try to argue with Jesse Brown? 

Former trial lawyer Sandy Garossino, criminal defence counsel Michael Spratt, and federal prosecutor Emilie Taman talk about how the media should really report about the courts.

 

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The CBC messed up the Panama Papers.

 

The Liberals turn out to be behind the Saudi arms deal and Global Affairs goes on damage control.

 

The Chronicle Herald, with its staff on strike, publishes a shoddy story about menacing child refugees. 

 

The media looks at the Attawapiskat suicide crisis.

 

BuzzFeed Canada's social news editor Ishmael Daro co-hosts.

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Freelance journalist Matt Braga joins Jesse to talk about spy stuff - the Panama Papers, CSIS, C-51, and Ben Makuch's ongoing battle with the RCMP. 

Direct download: Ep.129_-_Spy_Stuff.mp3
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Guest host Scaachi Koul is joined by Islamic Monthly's Davide Mastracci.

The Financial Post thinks the release of the Panama Papers is overblown, but has advice if your offshore tax haven is outed.

The Walrus's Jonathan Kay makes the case that the Left is the enemy of the poor.

And Davide recounts how a piece he wrote led to Toronto Star's Heather Mallick calling herself "practically transgender" when it comes of race.

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The Ethnic Aisle is a crowdfunded digital magazine tackling issues of multiculturalism, diversity, and race in Toronto and the GTA. Chantal Braganza is the managing editor at The Ethnic Aisle and a digital media producer at TVO. Guest hosted by Scaachi Koul, senior writer at Buzzfeed Canada.

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