CANADALAND

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

As one of Canada's most beloved radio personalities leaves the job she's held for 17 seasons, who could possibly have anything negative to say? Also, Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott have finally revealed their schemes to... run as independents. And should media unions have a say in deciding who gets federal media funding?

Nora Loreto co-hosts.

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InfoLab imagined newspapers' transition from print to digital, creating multimedia digital news in the basement of The Hamilton Spectator back in the early '90s. Jesse talks to its former director, journalist Wayne MacPhail, about what the InfoLab did, and why it shut down shortly after Conrad Black's company bought the newspaper chain. 

 

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Lord Conrad Black, First of His Name, The Unedited, King of Columns, Breaker of Laws, Flatterer of American Presidents, and Father of the National Post. Did Canada’s favourite criminal Lord just schmooze his way into a pardon from Donald Trump or is the American justice system to blame? Also, speaking of ancient things, Canada’s dusty old privacy laws are back in the spotlight thanks to the government’s new digital charter.

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:17pm EDT

But will the $2.5 million judgment against the far-right twice-defeated mayoral candidate Kevin J. Johnston actually stop him spreading hate online? Jesse speaks with media lawyer Justin Safayeni, and founding board member of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network Amira Elghawaby about what the ruling means for Johnston and his ilk.

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:30pm EDT

It's Nazi season in Canada! From the "controversial" flag in Saskatchewan to the neo-Nazi working in an Ontario city hall, Canada's working hard to normalize racism. And Mark Norman apparently had it worse than Omar Khadr. Who was in Guantanmo Bay. As a minor.

Sandy Garossino co-hosts.

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

The new podcast Narcos PQ hands the mic to those who bring Canada its drugs: bikers, drug mules, outlaw chemists. Co-hosts Brigitte Noël and Félix Séguin take over this week to translate some of their most revealing tape, and tell us why we should listen to criminals. 

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 4:00am EDT