CANADALAND

Mark Bourrie talks dirty campaign moves, Jeffrey Simpson's 10,000 word Globe and Mail piece, and the credibility of polls.

Dirty election tricks:

  • NDP allege that Liberals are claiming NDP candidate Nycole Turmel is terminally ill
  • Conservatives are printing ads in  press claiming that Liberals love needles & brothels (they're also saying it at debates)
  • NDP are fudging the number of seats they need to win

 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_42_-_End_Game_Dirty_Tricks.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 1:32am EDT

University of Ottawa's Michael Geist breaks down the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership), a proposed trade agreement that Stephen Harper has been toiling over in secret for the last five years - an agreement that will have huge impacts on Canada's internet freedom and copyright issues. 

Michael Geist's Twitter: @mgeist

Full text of the TPP leak

Direct download: Ep.103_-_TPP_Spying_Blocking_and_the_Internet.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 12:51am EDT

It's been a gross week in Canadian politics. CANADALAND editor Jane Lytvynenko discusses citizenship revocation, the "barbaric cultural practices" hotline, the ongoing Niqab controversy (the everlasting gobstopper of #exln42), and whether the media has the power to shape the election. 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_41_-_Ugliest_Election.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 12:09am EDT

Laura Robinson has lost her libel suit against John Furlong. The ruling, which could limit the media's willingness to report on abuse allegations, is based on erroneous information. Lawyer William McDowell discusses the possible impact. 

Direct download: Ep.102_-_John_Furlongs_Privilege.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 1:58am EDT

Robert Jago of Some Random Political Blog and Simren Sandhu of The True North Times tackle the Munk Debate and Jon Kay's profile of Justin Trudeau. 

8:15 - The Munk Debate video feed

15:05 - Hubert Lacroix's response to Harper's assertation that the CBC's problems are a result of its low ratings rather than budget cuts.

16:44 - Jon Kay's Walrus piece, "The Justin Trudeau I Can't Forget"

19:40 - Ezra Levant's take on Kay's piece & Kay's response.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_40_-_Munk_Debates_Trudeaus_Hard_Knock_Life.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 1:46am EDT

In this candid conversation from Egypt, Fahmy discusses the Canadian government’s mishandling of his case in more detail than he has previously offered.

Direct download: BONUS_CONTENT_-_Mohamed_Fahmy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:31pm EDT

How will we know how bad things have gotten when most of the records have been erased? Anne Kingston discusses how Canada has thrown its data in the dumpster and become an international cautionary tale.

Direct download: Ep.101_-_Anne_Kingston.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:39pm EDT

Freelance writer John Semley and food podcaster Jessica Walker discuss Mohamed Fahmy's long-awaited release from Egyptian prison, Chief of Defense Staff General Jon Vance's recent announcement of strategic DND leaks to journalists, and the Polaris Prize Gala.

Twitter: @johnsemley3000

Twitter: @foodstuffslife

Further reading:

Mohamed Fahmy's release:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/mohamed-fahmy-pardoned-egypt-1.3239822

Weaponization of Public Affairs:

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/national/defence-watch/chief-of-the-defence-staff-gen-jon-vance-and-the-weaponization-of-public-affairs

Viet Cong

CANADALAND piece by Johnnie Regalado on the Polaris jury - http://canadalandshow.com/article/i-was-polaris-juror-and-it-sucked
http://exclaim.ca/Music/article/8203not_yours_to_play_with_why_viet_congs_name_offends-hooded_fangs_april_aliermo_on_community_racism_appropriation_of_neighbours_culture
http://www.chartattack.com/features/2015/09/17/will-viet-cong-change-their-name-at-the-polaris-prize/
http://exclaim.ca/music/article/viet_congs_old_band_name_continues_to_stir_controversy_at_polaris_gala
http://www.chartattack.com/features/2015/09/22/viet-cong-polaris-prize-2015/
http://www.imposemagazine.com/bytes/chatter/dear-viet-cong
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/david-psutka/viet-cong-dumb-art_b_8177698.html

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_39_-_Fahmy_Weaponization_of_Public_Affairs_Polaris.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 12:13am EDT

Prize-winning author, Twitter enthusiast, and censored columnist Margaret Atwood schools Jesse on technology, dictators, and CanLit. 

7:06 - Margaret Atwood's censored National Post column - http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/hair-is-in-the-election-season-air-but-is-it-crucial-to-your-vote

18:44 - Fighting for libraries - http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2011/07/26/doug_ford_blasts_margaret_atwood_over_libraries_says_i_dont_even_know_her.html

18:48 - Speaking out against the muzzling of scientists - http://www.cbc.ca/books/2013/05/margaret-atwood-speaks-out-for-scientists.html

24:27 - Atwood's Globe piece, "Can Canadian Oil Green Clean Itself?" - http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/can-canadian-oil-green-clean-itself/article26230640/

40:24 - The robot pen - www.syngrafii.com

49:01 - Jeremy Bentham- http://www.friesian.com/bentham.htm

Direct download: Ep.100_-_Margaret_Atwood.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:55pm EDT

Two guest co-hosts tackle a dozen topics. Freelancer Paul Watson and Buzzfeed Canada's Paul McLeod discuss Star Touch, the budget surplus, the refugee crisis, Cons buying Facebook Likes, and Paul Watson's much-anticipated Erebus piece.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_38_-_Paul_Watson_Election_Hot_Mess.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:31pm EDT