CANADALAND

News anchors around the country are dutifully explaining Pokemon Go to the Canadian public. Co-host Matt Braga gets frustrated at Access to Information requests. And a look at the state of investigative journalism in Canada.

Matt's Twitter: @MattBraga

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Kathryn Borel reveals new details about the Jian Ghomeshi case. 

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The pundits been out in full force, opining over Black Lives Matter's sit-in that disrupted the Toronto Pride Parade.

With The Guardian's Canada Week, bromantic 3 Amigos coverage and viral videos about the Liberals, is the press being critical enough of our government?

Freelance journalist Septembre Anderson co-hosts.

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When disaster strikes, local television matters. But does anyone actually care about small-town daily news coverage anymore? CHEK in Victoria is the last independent, employee-owned television station in North America, and Rob Germain is their news director. He defends the merits of local television.

Recorded live in Victoria in partnership with CFUV 101.9 FM and Social Media Camp 2016.

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Meet Aliya Pabani, the (new) host of The Imposter. Then, Jen Gerson Co-Hosts. 

Topics: Brexit, Jesse attends a semi-secret news-boss meeting, and Amanda Todd

 

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Is the Communist Party of China influencing the Canadian-Chinese press? Journalist and paralegal Jonathan Fon joins Jesse for a discussion on the influence of Beijing.

After penning a critical piece about Liberal Cabinet MPP Michael Chan, 51.ca columnist Xin Feng started receiving death threats. Helen Wang was fired from her editorial post for the Chinese Canadian Post after publishing a critical piece by Jonathan Fon. Gao Bingchen was fired from his ten-year column at Global Chinese Press after expressing his views.

In 2010, the Globe concluded a 10-month investigation that included details of former CSIS director Richard Fadden's public statement that two anonymous provincial Crown ministers were under the influence of foreign governments. Michael Chan is currently suing the Globe and Mail for libel. Chan was asked to comment for this podcast; his statements can be found on Canadaland's website.

 

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The National Post’s Ashley Csanady co-hosts.

With serial TV host George Stroumboulopoulos leaving Hockey Night in Canada, Jesse and Ashley discuss Canadian media’s obsession with keeping established stars on air. After the cancellation of her show DNTO, Sook-Yin Lee will be hosting a CBC summer series. And Evan Solomon is moving back to TV after being fired from CBC's Power and Politics around this time last year.

Plus, how objective should--and can--the CBC be?

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Global News anchor Chris Gailus is one of British Columbia's most reknowned television broadcasters. He's won an Emmy for his work. He's also been accused of sexually harassing his former makeup artist, Dawn Koke. Dawn Koke speaks to Jesse about sexual harassment in the news business. 

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Response to the mass shooting in Orlando, John Ivison's terrible column and a split at the National Magazine Awards.

Erica Lenti, deputy editor of Torontoist, co-hosts.

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How did the Liberals win the election? Author Susan Delacourt knows. 

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