CANADALAND

CBC’s miniseries “The Story of Us,” is only two episodes in, but manages to upset literally everyone (except Joseph Boyden). Justin Trudeau endorses CBC’s Canada 150 fiasco--and his favourite microbrew, Labatt150.

Everyone forgets the Junos were on Sunday and Russell Peters makes a statutory rape joke.

The Globe and Mail issues Leah McLaren a gag order, following the coded memo sent out to staff. Following McGill’s brand-sensitive lead, Ryerson University issues an apology for a short documentary about poverty in Niagara Falls, made by its students.  

An access-to-information request made by VICE reveals that CSIS has been secretly watching and reporting on events at the Standing Rock pipeline protests. How freaked out should journalists be about surveillance and border crossing?

VICE Canada’s Hilary Beaumont joins Jesse.

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Something special to announce today, new show on Thursday. 

Link discussed: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/the-canadaland-guide-to-canada/9781501150630-item.html?ref=item_page%3avariation
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We're seeing a simultaneous backlash against both the media and the Jewish community. And there's a place where the two intersect.
 
Is there an over-concentration of Jews in the media? Well, yeah, probably. So?
 
We speak with Yoni Goldstein of the Canadian Jewish News, and Sam Bick and David Zinman of the Treyf podcast about Jewish media in Canada, and what its future looks like.
 
 
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Category:media/news -- posted at: 1:54am EDT

A screed against Quebec's 'pathologically alienated and low-trust society' in Macleans has ignited howls of protest from Quebeckers, including from Premier Philippe Couillard and federal cabinet minister Mélanie Joly. But is it wrong?

And journalism awards season is upon us. Should we pay attention, or is this a 'Central Canadian Toronto Media Party Fucking Circle Jerk?'

The National Post's Jen Gerson joins us.

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Last month, the National Post broke a crazy story involving former staffers from Canada's deepest-pocketed media upstart, up-and-coming members of Toronto's music and modelling scenes, and an international drug cartel.

Adrian Humphreys, crime reporter for the Post, joins us to dig deep into this caper.

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 4:23am EDT

Is Rebel Media's embrace of free speech leading to rampant anti-semitism and virulent racism?

Also,  Atlantic Canadian journalists are coming under fire, and the refugee influx will likely ramp up in the next few months.

Macleans Alberta correspondent Jason Markusoff joins us.

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 2:34am EDT

While the majority of Conservative candidates for the federal leadership gig are pushing against Motion 103, and denying climate change, Michael Chong is trying to change the dialogue.

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George Soros, the Koch Brothers, and the Reverse Vampires™ are out to overwhelm you with a barrage of news. Is there a way to discern kernels of truth in this "chaos machine?"

Russians are apparently implicating Canada's Foreign Affairs Minster Chrystia Freeland in regards to familial ties to the Nazi regime.

Finally, which pill is Maxime Bernier gonna take?

The Toronto Star's Alex Boutilier joins Jesse.

 

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The newspaper industry in Atlantic Canada is far less than healthy. The largest-circulation paper, the Halifax Chronicle Herald, is more than 400 days into a crippling strike which sees most of its senior reporters and editors on the picket line while its replacement workers are plugging out disturbingly sub-par journalism.

Elsewhere in the area, the rest of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador have almost almost all of their daily and weekly newspapers cinched up between two companies: Brunswick News (owned by the Irving family, who employs approximately one-in-five New Brunswickers), and TC Media.

Still, there are bright spots. Atlantic Canada is seeing a significant number of start-up journalism enterprises. Might there be a light at the end of the tunnel?

Jesse joins Halifax Examiner publisher and editor Tim Bousquet and University of King's College assistant professor Terra Tailleur to discuss.

This live taping was a benefit for CKDU radio in Halifax - who carries CANADALAND every Friday morning at 8:00 a.m. AST.

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Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch released a video this week that was somewhere between political platform and performance play. Also, Kevin O'Leary continues to draw a paycheque from CNBC while running for the same role. 

Finally, accusations of plagiarism are now dogging Joseph Boyden.

National Observer Associate Editor Sandy Garossino joins Jesse from Vancouver.

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