CANADALAND (general)

Despite bringing the horrifying events at a private school in Toronto to the attention of police, the media have been getting some backlash from parents. A CBC columnist dared to call out the CBC on its Facebook practices, and Jesse makes some connections on the CANADALAND conspiracy cork board.

Bill Dunphy co-hosts.

Direct download: Short_Cuts_189_The_Medias_The_Problem.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:42pm EST

The most controversial Maclean's cover in years, Ontario Proud's leaked fundraising documents, and Justin Trudeau becomes the latest champion of the free press. Paul Wells co-hosts.

Direct download: Short_Cuts_188_The_Paunch_Resistance.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EST

Debunking the Munk Debates, Tony Clement's sordid social media habits, and Ontario Proud goes national.

Ira Wells co-hosts.

Direct download: Short_Cuts_187_Member_Of_Parliament.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EST

The Pittsburgh synagogue shooting was the deadliest instance of anti-Semitic violence in American history. Is the kind of rhetoric that motivated the shooter here in Canada? And what's with the CBC giving investment advice for the decimation of the Amazon rainforest?
Sean Craig co-hosts.
Direct download: Short_Cuts_186_Hate_Isnt_The_Problem.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EST

Google's sister company, Sidewalk Labs, has partnered with every level of government to build the first-ever 'smart city' in Toronto — but with several high-profile resignations and mounting privacy concerns, will this project ever break ground?

Reporter Amanda Roth (The Logic) has spent the last eight months investigating Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront Toronto's 'smart city' plan, and has broken story after story on the tech giant's project.

David Skok is the editor-in-chief of The Logic, a new media start-up reporting on the innovation economy. He speaks with Amanda about the timeline of her reporting, how to responsibly cover big tech, and why people should be concerned by more than just potential privacy issues when it comes to this partnership. 

This episode is brought to you by Second City, Audible, and FreshBooks.

Direct download: Canadaland_250_Canadas_First_Smart_City_Is_A_Disaster.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:58am EST

Despite mounting human rights violations and the seemingly state-sanctioned murder of a journalist, Canada continues to sell arms to Saudi Arabia. Plus, how are municipal elections in Canada supposed to compete with period pieces?

Sandy Garossino co-hosts.

Direct download: Short_Cuts_185_Our_Friend_With_A_Bone_Saw.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:38pm EST

The debut episode of our new series, hosted by Ryan McMahon.

Episode 2 is online now, subscribe on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. 

Thunder Bay. The highest homicide and hate crime rates in the country. A mayor charged with extortion. A police chief who went to trial for obstruction of justice. Nine tragic deaths of Indigenous teenagers. 

Why does it all happen here?

 

Direct download: Ep._249_-_Thunder_Bay.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST