CANADALAND

The entirely credible reports of a Toronto Sun "investigative columnist" ritually sacrificing scapegoats, and the pivotal role Facebook played in the creation of video at the expense of news.

Steven Zhou co-hosts.

Direct download: Short_Cuts_184_The_Toronto_Suns_Scapegoat_Problem.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:40am EDT

Craig Kielburger founded WE when he was 12 to fight child labour. Now, the WE brand is used to promote products made by children. 

Reporter Jaren Kerr presents the findings of his 4-month long investigation. 

Read Jaren's report here

Read WE's full responses here

To provide information to Jaren Kerr, email him at jaren@canadalandshow.com, or message him securely on Signal at 530-517-7538.

Direct download: Ep.248_-_The_CANADALAND_Investigation_Of_The_Kielburgers_WE_Movement.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:21am EDT

The miraculous refinery explosion in New Brunswick, Faith Goldy tricks the press again, and the changing landscape of cannabis coverage.

Damian Abraham co-hosts.

Direct download: Short_Cuts_183_It_All_Comes_Back_To_Weed_And_Wrestling.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Next week, recreational weed will become legal across Canada. In anticipation, mainstream media has begun taking cannabis coverage seriously. Overnight, nearly every major outlet across the country has hired full-time reporters to cover it — but before we celebrate industry growth, how sustainable is this beat?

Guest host Manisha Krishnan is joined by Financial Post's cannabis reporter, Vanmala Subramaniam and Grasslands founder Ricardo Baca — America's first weed editor, who co-led the now-defunct The Cannabist (The Denver Post's weed journalism vertical) — to discuss why journalists should cover weed like every other industry, their strangest reporting experiences, and their criticisms of cannabis coverage so far. 

Direct download: Ep_247_The_Weed_Beat_Final.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:33am EDT

What does the election of a right-leaning populist party in Quebec mean for the future of the province? And how do you pronounce USMCA? It sounds a lot like NAFTA.

Martin Patriquin co-hosts.

Direct download: Short_Cuts_182_Why_Mr_T_Cant_Teach_Math_In_Quebec.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Guest Host Sheila Heti (Motherhood, How Should a Person Be?) speaks with fellow "autofiction" author Rachel Cusk (A Life's Work, Aftermath, et al). The Giller-nominated writers discuss receiving harsh criticism, why memoir is a dead end, and how Cusk is reimagining the novel, and making art and meaning out of mid-life crisis and divorce with her critically-acclaimed trilogy (dubbed a "literary experiment").

 


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