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“My biggest fear is that not enough will change, and not enough lessons will be learned.”

Kim Campbell is a former Prime Minister of Canada, the first and only woman to hold the post to date. She lives in Vancouver.

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 6:00am EST

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Torstar was just sold for $52 million, droves of people were chastised for going to the park, and Jesse opens himself up to some rare scrutiny.

Erica Ifill co-hosts.

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 12:55am EST

"I had a confrontation with someone in the line up for a grocery store... and that moment of slow honeyed ease was totally interrupted."

Kaie Kellough is a novelist, poet, sound performer and the Canadian winner of the 2020 Griffin Poetry Prize.

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 7:00am EST

“I’m going to be very careful about how much I leave my property until there’s a vaccine.”

Xanthe Vallentin is a teacher in Hamilton, Ontario, and the sister of Canadaland patron coordinator Jessica Vallentin.

 

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The child welfare system is failing Indigenous children, and APTN's Kenneth Jackson can't stop covering it. His reporting throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has given him a glimpse of what political will could do to transform it.

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:16pm EST

"After this pandemic, we can create a new normal that's better for everyone."

 

Mumilaaq Qaqqaq is the MP for Nunavut.

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The incredibly controversial painting of Justin Trudeau, François Legault’s problem with anglophone media, and the story about Gaza that CBC disappeared.

Christopher Curtis co-hosts.

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:58pm EST

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“The job of fiction is to intrude on reality and instead we’re living in a situation where reality is intruding on the fictional.”

Omar El Akkad is the author of the novel American War and was a reporter at the Globe and Mail.

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“In the silence you start to wonder…how are we going to find each other again?”

Martha Wainwright is a singer-songwriter, who describes herself as being best known for being a bloody motherfucking asshole.

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In the face of a global pandemic, it’s hard to focus on anything else. Three journalists tell us stories that have broken on their beat that you might’ve missed, but could have far-reaching consequences.

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“Here’s Where Things Get Interesting” by Lee Rosevere

“Breathing Out” by Mid-Air Machine

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:54pm EST

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"The wild oscillations of feeling are abnormal for me."

Jesse Brown is the publisher of Canadaland.

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 6:00am EST

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Bryan Adams pulls a Morrissey, an Indigenous ceremony is broken up by the RCMP, and Ghomeshi attempts another comeback.

Ryan McMahon co-hosts.

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:54pm EST

“I never believe in going down without a fight…I’m a triple fire sign.”

Brooke Manning is the owner of Likely General, a store and gallery space in Toronto.

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 6:00am EST

“Hugs feel like they’re going to be euphoric.”

Weyni Mengesha is the artistic director of Soulpepper Theatre Company in Toronto.

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 7:00am EST

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Prime Minister Trudeau said naming the Nova Scotia mass shooter was giving him "the gift of infamy." Romayne Smith Fullerton investigates how different democracies cover crime, and what that reveals about our relationship to government, and to each other. 

Read more at Canadaland: "The Surprising Reason Some Countries Don't Publish The Names Of Accused Persons"

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 12:32am EST

"I fucking hate Zooming... and having to look at my own face."

John Semley is a writer and author who splits his time between Toronto and Philadelphia. But mostly Toronto these days.

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 7:00am EST

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When police searched journalists’ offices in the Alberta legislature, we wondered how government reporters were faring in the age of COVID-19. And after securing millions from the federal government, Canada’s big newspaper chains are finding new ways to ask for more money.

Allison Smith co-hosts.

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:00pm EST

"I guess like a positive abnormal and unusual thing I did was propose to my girlfriend, which was pretty cool."

 

Jaren Kerr is an editor at Yahoo Finance Canada. He is also the former deputy news editor of CANADALAND Media.

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 7:00am EST

"I think I may have had coronavirus."

Martin Lukacs is a journalist and author based in Montreal.

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 6:00am EST

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Kenny Hotz achieved fame as the co-star of Kenny vs. Spenny, one of Canada’s most successful TV shows. The comedy series, built around a competition between two supposed friends and the crude humiliation of the loser, premiered on the CBC in 2003. It was cancelled after just one season, but was then picked up in the U.S. and became an international sensation. It’s been a decade since the last episode of Kenny vs. Spenny went to air, and Hotz reflects on the legacy of the show, the nature of his own success, and the possibility of a reboot, in what turned out to be a revealing discussion. 

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 6:00am EST

"Pushing for a world where we accept the risks of having a body... That's where we need to go."

Kai Cheng Thom is a writer and performer based in Toronto.

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Category:media/news -- posted at: 7:00am EST

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