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Is reconciliation still a possibility when the Canadian government marches armed police onto Indigenous land? It's time for Canada to grow up. And Canada's first female PM seems to have the best Twitter game of them all.

Jesse Wente co-hosts.

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A bunch of new partisan political websites are fighting to shape the narrative in the run-up to the federal election. Reporter Graeme Gordon is here to tell you which organizations to look out for on your Facebook and Twitter feeds, what their political objectives are, and who's paying for them.

 

Read The CANADALAND Guide To New Popular, Populist Political Media at canadalandshow.com.


The Canadian government owns up to treaty obligations after 168 years, Maclean's staff puts in a bid to buy the magazine, and Rex Murphy kicks a journalist while they're dead.

Rick Harp co-hosts.

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Stories of big news breaking when everyone else is on vacation. 
 
This episode is sponsored by Audible and Hello Fresh
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Two big Toronto papers got some things horribly wrong. The Sun has been censured by the National NewsMedia Council for its fictitious goat-slaughtering story, and The Sun and Star both recklessly outed a sex worker for no justifiable purpose.

Fatima Syed co-hosts.

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Blazing wildfires. Pipeline stand-offs. Unpredictable floods. Men in suits arguing...

One of our era's most urgent, high-stakes stories is also the hardest one to get right.

The Discourse's environment reporter Lauren Kaljur takes Jesse on a tour of the biggest misses and tropes of Canadian media's climate change coverage in 2018. Kaljur explains how reporters can go beyond stale narratives and crisis reporting, and argues that a solutions-based approach to telling these stories could make them easier to engage with.

This episode is sponsored by Squarespace and FreshBooks. 

 

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Did Canada make the right call by arresting Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou? Or was it the perfect time for a little “creative incompetence.” And new details about Ontario Proud’s "grassroots," people-powered funding reveal the people are mostly corporations.
 
Jan Wong co-hosts.
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The Canadian federal government plans to issue nearly $600M in tax credits and incentives to bolster the country's media industry over the next five years.

What will this mean for the independence of the Canadian press? And will CANADALAND be applying for funds? 

Jesse speaks with American media critic and NYU professor, Jay Rosen. 

This episode is sponsored by Audible, Hover, and Sock Club. 

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What does the heavily redacted – er, revised – federal report on Trudeau’s trip to India tell us about the internal machinations of the government? And what does a Supreme Court ruling about journalists’ sources mean for the profession?

Sandy Garossino co-hosts.

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CANADALAND's investigative podcast Thunder Bay published its series finale last week.
 
Host and creator Ryan McMahon reflects on the year-long production process, and he, Jesse and Connie Walker — host of CBC's award-winning podcast Missing & MurderedFinding Cle— speak at ImagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival about the challenges that come with telling such sensitive, complex stories through the true crime genre. 
 
 
This episode is sponsored by Endy and HelloFresh
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