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We have reached peak batshit in the Ontario election. Ford suing Ford, octogenarians in "physical altercations" with seventh-graders while illegally campaigning at schools, loopy NDP candidates – and that's just this week. 

And no one, NO ONE, can believe that Trump is following through on his campaign promise to dissolve NAFTA. 

Joey Coleman co-hosts.

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How do you cover celebrities in a country that's so bad at making them?

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Never mind a Tesla in every Mars driveway, Elon Musk is going to save journalism, one truth at a time. The Toronto Sun has found Hitler's body – or his ghost, anyway. The NDP have it. And a far-right group muscled its way into VICE's Montréal office.

Paul McLeod co-hosts.

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CBC has a reputation in Canadian media for reporting on other people's scoops without giving credit. Reporters at other outlets have often grumbled about it. When Graeme Gordon, a frequent CANADALAND contributor, set out to look for more stories about this happening, the floodgates opened.

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Keeping the "debate" out of the Munk Debates, getting the best Canadian coverage from American press, and serving Anthony Bourdain the unpalatable best of Canadian media. 

Laura Howells co-hosts.

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Why did every national news organization in Canada change its headline about the mass-killings in Gaza last week? And is the media biased for Israel, against it....or both?

Elamin Abdelmahmoud is an editor of news curation for BuzzFeed News.

Karen Mock is a human rights consultant and president of JSpaceCanada.

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AMBER ALERTS. Stephen Harper's back! MP Christine Moore's ongoing public ordeal, and Doug Ford has found some standards (apparently). 

Jan Wong co-hosts.

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While journalists worry about Facebook algorithms and digital advertising, every other industry gets to be excited about technology. So today, we try our hardest to find the positive tech stories for the news industry.

 

Joshua Benton is the director of the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard. He joins Jesse to discuss new technological frontiers in journalism, from Apple News, to blockchain-based journalism, to the surprising ways artificial intelligence can benefit news coverage.

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An update on our investigation into possible bias at Ford Nation Live, a look at the Ivory Tower's imperative to let absolutely anyone speak their mind, and Erin Weir's expulsion from the NDP caucus.

Emma McPhee co-hosts.

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Whistleblowers from within the federal government revealed to National Observer reporter Mike De Souza how the Trudeau government effort pretended to ask First Nations and other stakeholders permission for the Kinder Morgan pipeline. In fact, no outcome other than an approval was ever possible.  

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