CANADALAND

Pour one out for Margaret Wente: she's leaving the Globe. The Irvings tighten their grip on New Brunswick news, and some Toronto councillors are learning not to cross Warren Kinsella.

Sean Craig co-hosts.

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:00pm EST

Something strange has been going on for the last little while and we’re ready to talk about it. This is a story about a Republican-affiliated scheme against Canadaland and yes, we’re serious.

 

The Executive Director of WE Charity, Dalal Al-Wahedi states:

Navigator is a long-time supporter of WE Charity. Since May 2017, the charity has engaged Navigator in an advisory capacity. This work has been limited in scope to strategic advice, assisting with drafting press releases statements and in reviewing legal texts. Navigator has not been engaged in any online, editorial, media, partner or public outreach.

Mr. Portela contacted WE in the fall for comment for his article, but WE declined to comment.

WE Charity and its team have never heard of “Riverwood Strategies” and/or any of its representatives. And WE Charity has had no relationship(s) whatsoever with any of the other names mentioned in your email. WE Charity has been contacted by literally hundreds of people across Canada and the United States who have universally expressed their deep frustration with the false reporting of Canadaland, including the website knowingly publishing multiple disproven claims, manufactured evidence such as digitally altered images, and continuously failing to correct when presented with clear and undisputable facts.

Canadaland, Jesse Brown, and Jaren Kerr have all wrongly implied, at multiple points via social media and articles, that “difficulties” experienced by their website and blog posts could be attributed to WE Charity, including at one occasion, pointing to its temporary Internet outage, and on another occasion, pointing to crude social media bots. As was the case with WE Charity’s formal communications at the time to Canadaland, WE Charity strongly rejects and has repeatedly rejected these false claims. We refer to the note which was communicated to your legal counsel on November 18th, 2018: “The clear implication is that my clients have had some responsibility for the generation of the messages. These messages did not emanate from our clients nor were they authorized by them. Any contrary allegation or innuendo by Mr. Brown, Mr. Kerr or Canadaland will be relied on in the pending libel proceedings as further evidence of their malice toward our clients.”

 

ADDITIONAL MUSIC CREDITS:

“A List of Ways to Die” by Lee Rosevere, adapted

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:03pm EST

What better way to recognize a climate emergency than by approving the Trans Mountain Pipeline? Why did the Raptors’ president get carded after his team won? And what's with U.S. media suddenly paying attention to Indigenous people in Canada?

Ryan McMahon guest hosts, and Andray Domise co-hosts.

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:00pm EST

Greed, money, and revenge culminate with a gruesome murder on the driveway of a Vancouver mansion. Canada correspondent for The New York Times, Dan Bilefsky, talks about what happens when the Canadian dream goes very, very wrong and the weird balkanization of Canadian news.

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:01pm EST

Rest assured, Canadians! Jason Kenney is here to protect you from the evils of the Green Left. A look at the Alberta government's anti-environment "War Room," plus the imminent Raptor Rapture.

Fatima Syed guest hosts, and Kieran Leavitt co-hosts.

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:52pm EST

From hosting his own show on the CBC to playing J-Roc on Trailer Park Boys, Jonathan Torrens has been a mainstay of the Canadian entertainment industry for decades. So what's his deal? Is he a comedian? A talk show host? Or is he just that guy who wrote a truly terrible song called "Thank U Canada". 

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 12:47am EST

The majority of our media is bending backward to avoid acknowledging Canadian genocide. Why? And Lindsay Shepherd travelled to Ottawa to complain about her weeklong Twitter ban: a look at the online hate hearings and the right's war on free speech.

Sarah Krichel co-hosts.

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:59pm EST

Canada’s national news organizations are helmed by a handful of people. The news bosses decide what gets to be news and what doesn’t for the entire country… and we think it’s time someone talks to them about that. We’ve reached out to the heads of every news organization across the country. APTN’s Karyn Pugliese is the first to accept.

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:00pm EST

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