CANADALAND

Did CTV actually f**k up its Patrick Brown exposé? Can we reverse engineer his crisis communications PR strategy? When can we talk about anything else?

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 12:06am EDT

On February 9, Gerald Stanley — the farmer accused of killing 22-year-old Cree man, Colten Boushie, in Battleford, Saskatchewan — was acquitted of second-degree murder.

In the wake of the verdict, Jesse revisits a conversation he had in Saskatoon with Betty Ann Adam (Saskatoon StarPhoenix), Rob Innes (Assistant Professor, University of Saskatchewan), and Mylan Tootoosis (PhD candidate, University of Saskatchewan).

This show was recorded live at Winterruption in Cosmo Seniors Centre on January 20th, 2017. The original airing of this episode was produced by Katie Jensen.


The Gerald Stanley verdict was a crucial moment - was the media equal to it? Was Patrick Brown set-up by CTV? And why is the newspaper bailout a thing again? Danielle Paradis co-hosts from Edmonton

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:55pm EDT

After ending the campaigns of several Tory candidates with his muckraking during the 2015 federal election, Macleans dubbed Robert Jago, "the most dangerous blogger in Canada".

The next year, Jago broke the Joseph Boyden scandal, and this past January he exposed Senator Lynn Beyak for publishing racist letters on her website, which resulted in her being ousted from the conservative caucus.

Jago has quickly risen as an incisive, evocative voice in Canadian media. He's now a regular contributor to The Walrus and CANADALAND — but he says he doesn't plan on giving up his day job anytime soon.

So. Who is this guy?

Robert Jago joins Jesse.

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Denise Balkissoon co-hosts. Topics: Tina Fontaine and Colten Boushie: why must the news media disrespect and blame dead Indigenous kids? And the allegation against Steve Paikin: hmmm...

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:31pm EDT

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:02am EDT

Why did an obscure Canadian psychology prof suddenly become an international media star? It's a much better question than "is he right or wrong?"

 

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 2:46am EDT

Ontario's political scene lately - why so boring?! Jordan Peterson was a guest on CBC. The media's angle on the ongoing coverage of Toronto's accused serial killer story.

With Allison Smith. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:46am EDT

One year ago today, a 27-year-old white man, named Alexandre Bissonnette, walked into the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City and opened fire on over 40 worshippers.

Azzeddine Soufiane, Mamadou Tanou Barry, Khaled Belkacemi, Aboubaker Thabti, Ibrahima Barry, and Abdelkrim Hassane were murdered. Five others were badly injured, including Aymen Derbali.

A year later, what — if anything — has changed? Many, like activist Syed Hussan, feel it has slipped from our collective conscious.

Hussan recently went to the scene of the massacre in Quebec City, and wrote about it, in an effort to combat our country's "collective forgetting."

We attempt to make sense of a senseless act — and look at how the media played a role before, during, and after the massacre.

Hussan and The Imposter's Aliya Pabani are urging Canadians to remember and share where they were on January 29, 2017. You can learn more about their #RememberJan29 project here

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 2:30am EDT

In which we discuss the media's bizarre long-term silence on the disappearances from Toronto's gay village, the Rogers-Vice Canada fallout, and Toronto Star's problematic reporting on the Sherman deaths. With Justin Ling.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:41am EDT