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    CTV Workers On Workplace Abuse, Death Of Colleague

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 39:52

    Lisa LaFlamme was but one CTV News employee. Dozens more speak to us about a toxic workplace where abuse, bullying, and burnout have allegedly been normal. This culture comes from a deliberate corporate plan. In one case, the consequences may have been fatal. Links(Toronto Star) Inside the massive Bell Media downsizing that pushed out Lisa LaFlamme Executive Who Fired Lisa LaFlamme Interfered With CTV News Coverage, Says Colleague“It was very well-sequenced” – Bell Executives Face Angry Staff Over LaFlamme Ousting - bcgeu.caFreshbooks - Executive Programs - Canadaland! Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

    (Short Cuts) Bots Have Feelings Too

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 45:45

    A recent encounter between Pierre Poilievre and David Akin of Global News demonstrates the tactics politicians have been using to avoid accountability. And how the popular #TrudeauMustGo campaign is being dismissed as bots and treated as if it doesn't exist. Nora Loreto co-hosts. Links:Video of David Akin and Pierre PoilievreCBC Manitoba piece re: HomelessnessDean Blundell piece re: #TrudeauMustGoNational Post piece re: Trudeau's divisiveneseSponsors: Douglas, BCGEU, oxio, Squarespace, Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

    The True Story Of Sasquatch

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 36:41

    Every pop culture reference to Sasquatch or Bigfoot can be traced to one Macleans Magazine article from 1929, written by Indian Agent J.W. Burns, who stole the story of Sas'qets, a core part of Sto:lo cultural identity for thousands of years. Robert Jago is a Sto:lo writer and Sasquatch enthusiast who set out to take Sasquatch back. But the process of cultural appropriation turns out to be more complicated than passing a physical object back and forth, and Jago tells a unique story of how the Sts'ailes people kept their culture alive in the face of genocide, by appropriating appropriation.Links: Macleans, 1929: Introducing B. C.'s Hairy Giants A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre, by Max Brooks Sasquatch, the Fire and the Cedar Baskets by Joseph (Tony) Dandurand music by Audio NetworkSponsors: St. John's International Women's Film Festival, BC General Employees Union, Oxio, Article Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

    (Détours) Royalement impolies

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022 43:19

    Suite au décès de la reine Elizabeth II, de nombreux journalistes soulignent les qualités admirables de la reine, alors que d'autres mettent la politesse de côté pour appeler à une réflexion plus critique autour de la monarchie. Puis comment les médias francophones couvrent-ils les sujets de l'immigration et de la langue française dans le premier débat de la campagne électorale au Québec ? Emilie Nicolas anime cet épisode de Détours avec Maïka Sondarjee.Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, many journalists spotlighted her admirable qualities, while others put politeness aside to call for a more critical reflection on the monarchy. And how is francophone media covering immigration and the French language following the first debate of the Quebec election campaign? Emilie Nicolas hosts this episode of Détours with Maïka Sondarjee.Liens :La reine du Canada, vue du Québec par Jean-François NadeauLa reine était nue par Patrick LagacéNo, I do not mourn the Queen par Shree ParadkarQuel «dérapage»? par Christian RiouxL'avenir du français au Québec par Jean-Benoît NadeauLe choix de François Legault par Paul WellsPour en finir avec le déclin de la langue française par Jean-Benoît NadeauCommanditaire : OxioSoutenir CANADALAND : Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

    (Short Cuts) Our Royals, Our Elves

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 39:38

    Canadians have greeted the death of Elizabeth II with a mix of sadness and ambivalence, hostility and indifference. Film writer Will Sloan joins Jonathan Goldsbie to look at how media has grappled with evolving attitudes toward the monarchy, and how it's covered the rare sort of development that's both wholly inevitable and the biggest breaking news in the world.They also go deep on a cartoon elf.Links:CBC interview with author Lawrence HillToronto Sun piece re: Woke hatersCourrier Laval piece re: PQ candidate and porn videoThe Soulmates in the Gift of the Light (1991) videoWill Sloan's viral tweetSponsors: Douglas, Squarespace, oxio, HelloFresh Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

    The McAfee Virus

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 43:34

    A new Netflix documentary documents the violent life and death of John McAfee, a silicon valley magnate who became a murder suspect and the target of an international manhunt. But ten years after it all went down, do we actually know what happened? Rocco Castoro was the young editor in chief of VICE News who embedded with McAfee during his wild run from the law. He tries to set the record straight, and clear his own reputation. Links: Running With The Devil (Netflix)‘This is really shady and low': Netflix's John McAfee documentary attacked by people who appeared in it Knows - Rocco Castoro's news site Canadaland at Sponsors: oxio, BCGEU, Freshbooks Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

    (Short Cuts) A Manhunt in the Prairies

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 39:18

    An on-the-ground account of what it has been like to cover the Saskatchewan stabbing spree. And the end of Kiwi Farms after a Canadian Twitch streamer was swatted in London, Ontario. Zak Vescera co-hosts. Links:National Post Opinion piece re: RCMP response to stabbingToronto Sun Opinion piece re: Progressive theories driving criminal justiceGlobe and Mail piece re: RCMP reformGlobal News piece re: RCMP Alert systemCBC piece re: Saskatchewan social serviceSponsors: BCGEU, Rotman Executive Programs, Squarespace Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit for more information.

    Bruce McCulloch

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 35:14

    Squirrel toupee guy, Bobby from Bobby versus Satan, cabbage head, the little guy who picks fights at the bar and won't stay down, or the flying pig. These are just some of the memorable characters that Bruce McCulloch portrayed on Kids in the Hall. This week we chat with Bruce about the beginning of Kids in the Hall from the gritty streets of Edmonton to the state of Canadian comedy, the CBC, TallBoyz, working with Lorne Michael.Some of our favourite Bruce McCulloch Sketches:Painting a chairDrunk dad adviceCabbage headBobby versus SatanBar FightThirty Helen's AgreeSupport Canadaland at Sponsors: oxio, BCGEU, Freshbooks Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit for more information.

    (Short Cuts) LaFlamme Wars

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 36:05

    The Lisa LaFlamme story continues to smolder in the headlines. And Canada turns into a denunciation nation when it comes to weighing in on Chrystia Freeland's verbal attack. Priya Sam co-hosts. Links:Globe and Mail piece re: Open letter in support of LaFlammeGlobe and Mail piece re: Bell Media Formal Review ProcessNational Observer piece re: NAJA barring the New York Times from its conferencePitchfork piece re: Allegations against Arcade Fire's Win ButlerSponsors: BCGEU, Hover, HelloFresh Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit for more information.

    Updates On Nuclear Waste, A Bond Villain, And Starbucks Unions

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 46:49

    After we turn off our microphones, here at CANADALAND, it would be great to think we brought you the definitive version of the story. But what actually happens is that life keeps on rolling and stories continue to add new chapters. Three stories CANADALAND originally brought you in 2021 and 2022 demanded that we publish an update. First, the latest from the two communities that might soon be home to all of Canada's high-grade nuclear waste. Second, we check in on Ari Ben-Menashe and what the international lobbyist-for-hire has been up to since he began repping Myanmar's military junta in 2021. And lastly, we bring you an update on Starbucks' unionization that is more of a mea culpa than a new development but adds to the story we originally told you all the same.  Support Canadaland at Sponsors: oxio, BCGEU, FreshbooksSupport CANADALAND: for privacy information.

    (Short Cuts) The End Of NOW

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 43:57

    The remaining staff at Toronto's NOW Magazine haven't gotten a regular paycheque in months. But as the beloved alt-weekly disintegrated around them, they kept on putting out issues. Norm Wilner, who spent 14 years as NOW's film writer, joins former colleague Jonathan Goldsbie on Short Cuts to consider the slow decay of a publication that served as the city's internet, before the internet was a thing. They also look at the Toronto Star's successful battle to overturn a strange publication ban masking the identity of an upper-crust private school. Links: Radheyan Simonpillai's thread about the final NOW masthead The (likely) final print issue of NOW Toronto Star story from earlier this year about NOW's demise Toronto Star story about lawsuit against Upper Canada CollegeOntario Court of Appeal decision in P1 v. XYZ School Sponsors: Douglas, Squarespace, BC General Employees' UnionSupport CANADALAND: for privacy information.

    Is New Brunswick Covering Up A Deadly Brain Disease?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 35:38

    Dozens of people in New Brunswick have reported mysterious neurological symptoms over the past two years. People as young as 18 are experiencing full-blown dementia. Is there a single cause for these reported illnesses? The government has previously said they believed there was. Now, they have said there is no single cause. This week, we revisit a mystery we originally told you in January 2022.  Featured in this episode: Leyland Cecco, the Guardian's Canadian correspondent; Stacie Quigley Cormier, step mother of Gabrielle Cormier who began experiencing dementia-type symptoms at the age of 20. Further reading: Whistleblower warns baffling illness affects growing number of young adults in Canadian province, Leyland Cecco, The Guardian No longer a sure thing: Records show how N.B. investigation into mystery illness changed over time, CBC News Support Canadaland at Sponsors: Rotman Executive Programs, oxio Additional Music is by Audio Network.Support CANADALAND: for privacy information.

    (Short Cuts) Keeping LaFlamme Alive

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 43:16

    What's really behind Lisa LaFlamme's abrupt departure from CTV National News? And John Derringer's years of alleged workplace abuse at Toronto's Q107 and the straw that broke the camel's back for ending his show. Teri Hart co-hosts.  Links: Lisa LaFlamme's video on Twitter The Hill Times piece re: journalists receiving online hate The Toronto Star's piece re: allegations against Derringer Jennifer Valentyne's video Jacqui Delaney's interview on Toronto Mike'd Sponsors: oxio, Squarespace, HoverSupport CANADALAND: for privacy information.

    Sh*tty Cities

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 37:33

    Cities and cars and a climate crisis, oh my! For the past 70 years, urban design in Canada has been centred around the car. Cities have started making changes, but are they doing enough to meet Canada's climate goals? Featured in this episode: Dr. Edda Bild, postdoctoral fellow at McGill University and lead soundscape researcher for Sounds in the City. Jason Slaughter, creator of the YouTube channel Not Just Bikes. Brent Toderian, city planner and urbanist at TODERIAN UrbanWORKS. Links: Sounds in the City website Not Just Bikes YouTube Channel “The Power of Parking” paper Support Canadaland at Sponsors: oxio, Article Additional Music is by Audio NetworkSupport CANADALAND: for privacy information.

    (Détours) De pape en flic

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2022 38:15

    Avertissement : contenu lié aux pensionnats et à la colonisation La visite du pape pour la présentation d'excuses aux peuples autochtones a provoqué diverses réflexions autour de l'histoire du catholicisme au Québec. Puis quelle est la conversation autour de la violence armée au Canada ? Emilie Nicolas anime cet épisode de Détours avec Christopher Curtis. Content warning : residential schools and colonization English: The Pope's visit to apologize to Indigenous peoples provoked various reflections on the history of Catholicism in Quebec. And how is the media talking about gun violence in Canada? Emilie Nicolas hosts this episode of Détours with Christopher Curtis.  Liens :  Archive Radio-Canada : Visite du pape en 1984 La démesure langagière du pape François par Joseph Facal Tweet Guy A. Lepage Tweet Jean-François Lisée La fille sur la photo par Rima Elkouri Tuerie en N.-É. : impression d'ingérence politique Valérie Plante réagit aux incidents de violence armée La police : plus une solution qu'un problème par Joseph Facal Commanditaire : Oxio Soutenir CANADALAND : Visitez Omny Studio pour des informations autour de la confidentialité.Support CANADALAND: for privacy information.

    (Short Cuts) Healthcare In Crisis

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 31:34

    How many ways must healthcare break down before you can call it “collapsed”? And how can journalists be better supported when they receive threatening hate mail? Moira Wyton co-hosts with Jonathan Goldsbie. Links: CBC piece re: 'unprecedented' strain on health care Global news piece re: not unprecedented health care system Toronto Sun Opinion piece Brian Lilley Globe and Mail piece re: BC researchers excluded from drug decriminalization review CAJ's Poisoned Well report The musical Tell Tale Harbour Sponsors: Douglas, SquarespaceSupport CANADALAND: for privacy information.

    The Interrogation Of Jesse Brown

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 39:37

    Jesse Brown might think himself quite the question master, but today the tables have turned and our guest host, the Jonathan Torrens, investigates the inner workings of this show's host. Is it possible to be too cynical?   Featured in this episode: Jonathan Torrens, actor, performer and writer best known for his beef with Jesse Brown and hosting shows like Street Cents, Jonovision and his role in Trailer Park Boys; Jesse Brown, early guest on Jonovision (and, I guess, the publisher of the Canadaland podcast network). Past relevant episodes: Canadaland episode 281: Trolling Jonathan Torrens Canadaland episode 2: Millionaire Ex-girlfriend Canadaland episode 58: An Interview With My Harshest Critic Support Canadaland at Sponsors: oxio, Rotman, Freshbooks, HoverSupport CANADALAND: for privacy information.

    (Short Cuts) Hockey Blight In Canada

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 37:06

    The dam has broken on hockey's toxic culture. And a new BC Supreme Court ruling threatens confidential sources. Laura Robinson co-hosts. Links: Globe and Mail piece re: victim coming forward CBC piece re: Alleged sexual assault in St. John's Biv piece re: BC Supreme Court ruling on confidentiality Sponsors: Douglas, Squarespace, oxio Support CANADALAND: for privacy information.

    Jody Porter And A Complicated Legacy

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 39:57

    Jody Porter worked for CBC in Thunder Bay for more than two decades. Her work on the injustices faced by Indigenous people in Northwestern Ontario from Grassy Narrows to Thunder Bay was cited in many hearings and reports including the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. And yet, she viewed her work with a very critical lens toward the end of her life after she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In July, Jody succumbed to cancer and died at the age of 50. We are re-airing a conversation Jesse had with Jody in November 2020 during the Brayden Bushby trial. Featured in this episode: Jody Porter, senior reporter at CBC News Further reading: CBC journalist Jody Porter remembered for her compassionate storytelling, commitment to truth, CBC News Pathfinding, Jody Porter, Maisonneuve Racism killed Barbara Kentner, says Thunder Bay group rallying outside trial of man accused of killing her, Jody Porter, CBC News Support Canadaland at Sponsors: oxio, Article, HelloFreshSupport CANADALAND: for privacy information.

    (Short Cuts) Pope? Nope.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 38:36

    The media actually did a pretty good job of covering the Pope's apology. And Wendy Mesley's re-branding as a woman of ill repute. Karyn Pugliese co-hosts. Links: Canada's National Observer piece by Thaiorénióhté Dan David re: Papal apology Canada's National Observer piece by Matteo Cimellaro re: Papal apology Globe and Mail Opinion piece by Tanya Talaga re: Papal apology The Tyee piece by Cindy Blackstock re: sexual abuse APTN investigation re: French priest National Post piece re: Wendy Mesley Sponsors: oxio, Rotman, Douglas, Squarespace, CalmSupport CANADALAND: for privacy information.

    Cindy Blackstock's Long Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 32:35

    So many people encounter injustice and accept it as the way things are. Others refuse to accept the status quo and will not rest until those injustices are done away with. Cindy Blackstock is one of the latter. This is the story of how her work resulted in the largest financial compensation settlement the Canadian government has ever made because of the systemic neglect of First Nations' children in the child welfare system over the course of decades. A report from Danielle Paradis. Featured in this episode: Cindy Blackstock, executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada; Alanis Obomsawin, documentarian. Further reading: Canada signs $20B compensation agreement on First Nations child welfare, Canadian Press Alanis Obomsawin documents Cindy Blackstock's fight for equality for Aboriginal children, CBC Radio Support Canadaland at Sponsors: Douglas, CFUV, Freshbooks, Hover Additional Music is by Audio NetworkSupport CANADALAND: for privacy information.

    (Short Cuts) Hot Off The Press

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 30:18

    Our changing perception of the Nova Scotia mass shooter's partner Lisa Banfield. And thwarting the apocalypse through journalism. Sarah Lawrynuik co-hosts.  Links: Halifax Examiner piece re: The witchification of Lisa Banfield Globe and Mail Opinion piece re: Lisa Banfield CBC piece re: European heat wave J Source article by Sarah on reporting on extreme weather Sponsors: Douglas, Squarespace, oxioSupport CANADALAND: for privacy information.

    Pardon My French

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 41:58

    When a CBC host used the N-word in pre-production meetings, she was taken off the air. When the French arm of the public broadcaster, Radio-Canada, had a program just months later where the N-word was used four times in both languages, the broadcaster dismissed charges that there was anything wrong with the program. That is, until the CRTC stepped in and said an apology was in order.  Why two different responses at the same company in two languages? And why does the 1968 book by Pierre Vallières always seem to be at the heart of the controversy? Featured in this episode: Emilie Nicolas, host of Canadaland's French-language show Détours and columnist at Le Devoir Further reading: Diversity and inclusion: malaise within CBC/Radio-Canada, Le Devoir Radio-Canada to appeal CRTC N-word decision and apologize to complainant, Canadian Press Radio-Canada personalities urge broadcaster to fight CRTC N-word decision, Radio Canada Support Canadaland at Sponsors: oxio, CFUV, Calm, Article, Hover Support CANADALAND: See for privacy information.

    (Short Cuts) Wet Hot Antitrust Summer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 37:48

    Three telecoms in a trench coat and other Canadian oligopolies. And we need a new playbook when it comes to engaging with Pierre Poilievre. Vass Bednar co-hosts Links: CBC piece re: Rogers outage and the need for greater oversight Toronto Star piece re: Supermarket price hikes National Observer piece re: Trudeau greeted by throngs of admirers Tyee piece re: The Forever Plague and the response Slate article re: The Forever Plague Global piece re: Pierre Poilievre Sponsors:Douglas, Squarespace Support CANADALAND: See for privacy information.

    CPC F*ckery

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 28:26

    Patrick Brown was disqualified from the Conservative Leadership race. He's denied allegations filed by a whistleblower that he was knowingly mismanaging how campaign staff were being paid. He's vowed to appeal the disqualification decision. But in the meantime, what would this move mean for Canadian politics? Does it mean a Pierre Poilievre coronation? Canadians are known for voting parties out of office, not into office. Which means after the Liberals have been in power for seven years and we're looking to be on the cusp of a recession, the person who leads the Conservative party next could easily be Canada's next prime minister. Featured in this episode: Jen Gerson, co-founder of The Line. Further reading: Conservative Party tried to bring Brown into compliance with election laws and failed: leadership chair, CBC News Patrick Brown says he will appeal disqualification from Conservative leadership race, CP24 Brown booted from CPC leadership as drama takes centre stage, Brian Lilley, Toronto Sun Patrick Brown, disqualified from CPC race, facing Brampton mayoral troubles as well, Canadian Press Support Canadaland at Sponsors: Douglas, Freshbooks, Calm Support CANADALAND: See for privacy information.

    (Détours) Le coût de l'expression

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2022 46:00

    Plus d'une cinquantaine de têtes d'affiches de Radio-Canada contestent la décision du CRTC concernant l'utilisation du ‘mot en n' sur l'émission radiophonique Le 15-18 en août 2020. Puis dans le climat politique actuel, quelle est la conversation autour des fêtes nationales dans les médias ? Emilie Nicolas anime cet épisode de Détours avec Vanessa Destiné. English: More than 50 well-established Radio-Canada employees disagree with the CRTC's decision regarding the use of the 'n-word' on the radio show Le 15-18 in August 2020. And considering the current political climate, what does the media conversation surrounding national holidays look like? Emilie Nicolas hosts this episode of Détours with Vanessa Destiné.  Liens :  Alain Gravel sur Puisqu'il faut se lever Chronique d'Isabelle Hachey sur Verushka Lieutenant-Duval Vanessa Destiné dans Le Devoir Lettre des têtes d'affiches de Radio-Canada Dossier du New York Times sur l'Haïti Commanditaire :Oxio Soutenir CANADALAND : Visitez Omny Studio pour des informations autour de la confidentialité. Support CANADALAND: See for privacy information.

    (Short Cuts) Lucy and Linda's Law

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 35:11

    A Supreme Court decision that hasn't gotten much attention in Canada. And the National Post is calling for an end to the bullying of reporters, meanwhile its own columnists are attacking their own. Jan Wong co-hosts. Links: Globe and Mail Opinion piece by Elizabeth Sheehy Globe and Mail Opinion piece by Frank Addario and Matthew Gourlay Globe and Mail obituary of Irving Abella National Post piece from the Editor in Chief Sponsors:Douglas, Squarespace, oxio, HelloFresh Support CANADALAND: See for privacy information.

    Enormous Fires Everywhere

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 38:31

    Raging wildfires are now a normal part of summertime in Canada. Climate change comes at you fast, but the impact of these fires is far from equal across different regions. Those most likely to have to flee their homes are Indigenous people, and this disproportionate risk is only growing. The number of evacuees from First Nation reserves doubled over the last decade. Producer Sarah Lawrynuik travels to a remote Manitoba community to look at what fire has done to one community, and examines the implications for tens of thousands of other people in the years to come. Further Reading: Social science research on Indigenous wildfire management in the 21st century and future research needs (Amy Cardinal Christianson) – Indigenous fire teams in Sask. aim for bigger role after B.C. blazes – U of S prof studies impact of fire evacuations on First Nations (2015) – From the Ashes: Reimagining Fire Safety and Emergency Management in Indigenous Communities: The art of fire: reviving the Indigenous craft of cultural burning: Support us here: Sponsors: Oxio, Hover, Article Additional music by Audio Network Support CANADALAND: See for privacy information.

    (Short Cuts) You Don't "Both Sides" Human Rights

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 48:11

    In covering the end of widespread reproductive freedom in the United States, the CBC goes the both-sides route. At what point should something be considered a human-rights issue and no longer subject to debate? And the Convoy — or at least something similar — is set to rematerialize in Ottawa. What has the media learned since last time, and are we any closer to putting our finger on a diffuse movement that's very different to different people? Jonathan Goldsbie fills in for Jesse and Rachel Cairns co-hosts.  Links: CBC's the Current segment re: Roe v. Wade Dr. Jennifer Gunter Tweet re: appearance on CBC Stephanie Gray Google Talk MPP Bhutila Karpoche Tweet re: Evictions Jonathan Goldsbie's Tweet re: Toronto Councilor The Conversation piece re: Roe v. Wade National Post piece re: Freedom Convoy Vice piece re: Freedom Convoy The Tyee piece re: Freedom Convoy Sponsors:oxio, calm, Squarespace Support CANADALAND: See for privacy information.

    Education: What Is It Good For?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 44:24

    Universities across Alberta have experienced huge funding cuts over the last three years. Come fall, students will be paying for that with huge tuition increases (some as high as 104%). But these changes are bigger than just dollars and cents, they beg the question: What is the point of getting a post-secondary education? Freelance journalist Oumar Salifou reports on the impacts seen in Alberta and host Jesse Brown interviews Alberta's minister of higher education.  Featured in this episode: Anita Cardinal, law student at the University of Alberta; Reginald Wiebe, assistant professor of English at Concordia University of Edmonton; Dave Lamont, a caretaker at the University of Calgary; Brenda Austin-Smith, president of the Canadian Association of University Teachers; Demetrios Nicolaides, Alberta's minister of higher education  Further reading: Some Alberta post-secondary institutions left relatively unscathed while U of A funds slashed, new data shows, CBC News Post-secondary students grapple with increased tuitions as a result of provincial funding cuts to education, The Globe and Mail Budget 2021: Post-secondary sees further cuts, 750 job losses, The Calgary Herald 'A turning point:' After years of cuts, Alberta budget signals growth for U of A, The Edmonton Journal Alberta universities voice mixed feelings about budget 2022, Global News Support Canadaland at Sponsors: Douglas, oxio, Shopify Additional Music is by Audio Network Support CANADALAND: See for privacy information.

    (Short Cuts) Imperfect Behaviour

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 46:12

    A scandal in Canada's sacred sport. And can journalists do more to unpack the crypto craze and crash? Emilie Nicolas fills in for Jesse and Julian McKenzie co-hosts.  Links: TSN piece re: Hockey Canada  CBC story re: freezing Hockey Canada Assets Rick Westhead interview with Kyle Beach LA Time piece re: Amy Kaufman Globe and Mail piece re: bitcoin Sponsors:Douglas, Squarespace, oxio, Freshbooks Support CANADALAND: See for privacy information.

    The Dubious Botanist

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 40:13

    A Canadian scientist wanted to demonstrate how he could use DNA barcoding to distinguish between different strains of cannabis; a pretty valuable thing to be able to do during the weed marketing gold rush. To prove it, he just took a graph of U.S. arrest data, changed the title, and said 'here, here's my evidence.' He did a lot more than that. And it might have all gone unnoticed, if not for some meddlesome researchers. Senior producer Sarah Lawrynuik gets into it. Featured in this episode: Charles Piller, investigative journalist for Science Magazine; Ken Thompson, post-doctoral fellow at Stanford University; Paul Hebert, director of the University of Guelph's Centre for Biodiversity Genomics Further reading: Failing the test, Charles Piller, Science Controversial supplements researcher not guilty of misconduct, Canadian university concludes, Charles Piller, Science Support Canadaland at Sponsors: oxio, Shopify, Article Additional Music is by Audio Network Support CANADALAND: See for privacy information.

    (Short Cuts) Correction? Recession? Celebration!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 39:10

    In the midst of a climate crisis, why do we continue to report business news as usual? And is Minister Mendicino being mendacious over the Emergencies Act when he says police advised the government to invoke it? John Woodside, climate reporter for Canada's National Observer co-hosts.  Links: Globe and Mail piece re: Ambitious oil emissions National Post piece re: anti-oil agenda and affordable food CP24 piece re: Toronto Police Service Sponsors: Douglas, oxio, Hover Support CANADALAND: See for privacy information.

    The Baristas Vs. Starbucks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 39:31

    Of the more than 1,400 Starbucks stores in Canada, only a single location in Victoria, B.C. has formed a union. One former barista spoke to Canadaland about the working conditions that lead baristas to organize for better protections - and how the flurry of anti-union messaging from Starbucks HQ was still not enough to deter the workers.  But companies across Canada and the U.S. have been employing these types of tactics for decades to prevent their workers from unionizing: including persistent messaging, hiring third-party crisis management firms, and even shuttering stores completely.  Do these new unionized workers stand a chance? Cherise Seucharan reports.  Featured in this episode: Izzy Adachi, former Starbucks worker; Pablo Guerra, organizer with United Steelworkers; Mitch Thompson, journalist; David J. Doorey, professor of labour law at York University Further reading: Only one Starbucks in Canada is currently unionized, and it's in B.C. Why is Starbucks so afraid of unions?, Toronto Star A ‘Gen U' of young Starbucks baristas is powering a growing push to unionize, CNBC LEAKED AUDIO: Amazon Union Buster Warns Workers ‘Things Could Become Worse', Vice News Walmart has everything - except unions,The Walrus  Union-Bashing Is on the Menu at Tim Hortons, Mitchell Thompson, Jacobin Support Canadaland at Sponsors: oxio, Shopify Additional Music is by Audio Network Support CANADALAND: See for privacy information.

    (Détours) La chimère canadienne

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 30:53

    Devenir propriétaire d'une maison n'est désormais plus qu'une chimère pour toute une génération de Canadien‧ne‧s. Et qu'est-ce qui s'est passé avec la couverture médiatique de l'élection ontarienne ? Emilie Nicolas anime cet épisode de Détours avec Émilie Gougeon Pelletier. English: Owning a home is now no more than a pipe dream for a whole generation of Canadians. And what happened with the Ontario election media coverage? Emilie Nicolas hosts this episode of Détours with Émilie Gougeon Pelletier.  Liens :  Radio-Canada sur la viabilité financière des grandes villes Tweet NTV Kenya sur la variole simienne Global News sur les dépenses du parti Libéral en Ontario Sondage Radio-Canada sur les priorités des Franco-Ontarien‧ne‧s Le Devoir sur l'absence de chef bilingue en Ontario Le Devoir sur le désintérêt des Ontarien‧ne‧s pour la politique provinciale Commanditaire :Oxio Soutenir CANADALAND : Support CANADALAND: See for privacy information.

    (Short Cuts) The Youtuber Uprising

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 46:55

    Finding misinformation in the Quebec government's misinformation campaign on Bill 96. And why Tiktokers are speaking out against Bill C-11. Lela Savić co-hosts.  Links: CBC article re: Bill 96 Globe and Mail Opinion piece re: Bill 96 Washington post Opinion piece re: Bill 96 New York Times piece re: Bill 96 CBC piece re: Jacob Hoggard Sponsors: Calm, Douglas Squarespace Support CANADALAND: See for privacy information.

    Digging For Doubt

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 45:00

    Ostensibly the idea was to do media criticism. That is what the article in the National Post, The Year Of The Graves, set out to do; to hold the press to account and to correct errors that occurred in the reporting of the discoveries of unmarked graves at former Indigenous residential schools. But that was not its impact. Featured in this episode: Terry Glavin, author of Year Of The Graves and National Post columnist; Karyn Pugliese, executive editor at National Observer; Robert Jago, freelance writer and entrepreneur. Further reading: The year of the graves: How the world's media got it wrong on residential school graves, Terry Glavin, National Post Pushing through residential school denial no easy task, Niigaan Sinclair, Winnipeg Free Press Truth before reconciliation: 8 ways to identify and confront Residential School denialism, The Conversation Fighting 'denialists' for the truth about unmarked graves and residential schooling, Kisha Supernant and Sean Carleton, CBC News Support Canadaland at Sponsors: oxio, Shopify, HelloFresh, Article Support CANADALAND: See for privacy information.

    (Short Cuts) Reckoning With Reckoning

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 36:11

    Denials of the unmarked graves at residential school sites push through to the mainstream. And a new report shows that journalists' mental health is in jeopardy. Dani Paradis co-hosts.  Links: New York Post article re: graves National Post article re: graves Toronto Star article re: Genocide deniers Taking Care report Toronto Star article re: CBC reporter with PTSD Sponsors: Oxio, Squarespace, Freshbooks Support CANADALAND: See for privacy information.

    Sea Wolves, Oil Snakes

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 54:45

    A field report from coast Salish territory on the irreconcilable conflict between the Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project. There are 73 remaining Southern Resident Killer Whales in existence. The Tsleil-Waututh Nation consider the survival of these orcas and the survival of their people to be the same thing. The government insists a compromise can be met. The Tsleil-Waututh reject this notion, and many are prepared to die in defense of their "wolves of the sea". Brandi Morin reports. Further reading: Losing language, children, culture: Parallels drawn between endangered orcas and Indigenous experiences, CBC News Ottawa approves new $10B loan guarantee for the Trans Mountain pipeline project, Canadian Press Indigenous land defender sentenced to jail time over Trans Mountain pipeline protest, CTV News Trans Mountain pipeline insurers dropping like flies, National Observer UN committee criticizes Canada over handling of Indigenous pipeline opposition, Canadian Press Trans Mountain pipeline expansion cost climbs 70%, now $21.4B, Canadian Press Support Canadaland at Sponsors: Shopify, Oxio Thank you to Gordon Dick of Tsleil-Waututh Nation for the use of his music Coast Salish Anthem in this episode. Additional Music is by Audio Network Support CANADALAND: See for privacy information.

    (Short Cuts) Doug Ford Because We Hate Ourselves

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 43:30

    A glowing opinion piece about Doug Ford has us wondering how he miraculously overturned his sinking approval ratings. And why Jesse can't report on the Online News Act anymore. Stephen Maher co-hosts.  Links: Toronto Star Opinion piece re: Doug Ford Globe and Mail piece re: Gas prices and Doug Ford IndigiNews Open Letter Globe and Mail Opinion piece re: RCMP Sponsors: Oxio, Squarespace Support CANADALAND: See for privacy information.

    The Weird History Of Vancouver's Italian Press

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 35:11

    Sometimes investigative journalism begins with an anonymous tip. Sometimes it begins with an access to information request for secret government documents. In this case, Marcello Di Cintio started his investigation because he had an article reprinted without permission. But the story he walked away with in the end was so much better than he could have imagined.  Featured in this episode: Marcello Di Cintio, Calgary-based journalist and author. Vancouver Public Library's Story City project: Interview with Pia Tofini-Johnson Support Canadaland at Sponsors: Oxio, Freshbooks, Hover Additional Music is by Audio Network Support CANADALAND: See for privacy information.

    (Short Cuts) Pierre World Order

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 42:41

    The many, many opinion pieces on why Pierre Poilievre shouldn't fire the head of the Bank of Canada. And why some Canadians insist on bragging about how we're better than America while ignoring the hate being brewed here. Ryan Thorpe co-hosts. Links: Campbell Clark Globe and Mail Opinion piece re: WEF conspiracy Andrew Coyne Globe and Mail Opinion piece re: Pierre Poilievre  Halifax Examiner piece re: Portapique mass shooting Fox News piece re: Jordan Peterson departing Twitter Blog TO piece re: Simu Liu's Juno speech Bashir Mohamed Tweet re: Vancouver Sun replacement theory Sponsors: Skipper Otto, Squarespace, Article Support CANADALAND: See for privacy information.


    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 44:57

    Operation Medusa has become the most celebrated battle in recent Canadian history. It was hailed as a stroke of military genius that may have vanquished the Taliban once and for all. But the soldiers and commanders who were on the ground in 2006 have a different story to tell. A rushed battle. Flawed intelligence. And generals putting political considerations ahead of Canadian lives. And even though Canada had defeated the Taliban on the battlefield, that didn't mean they were winning the war. Featured in this episode: Cpl. Sean Teal, Canadian Armed Forces; Bruce Moncur, veterans advocate and former reservist; Lt.-Gen. Omer Lavoie, Canadian Armed Forces; Adnan R. Khan, journalist and contributing editor at Maclean's; Eugene Lang, fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute Further reading: Operation Medusa: The Battle For Panjwai, Adam Day, Legion Magazine Afghanistan veteran recounts brutal battle, Stephen J. Thorne, Legion Magazine It's time for a hard look at Operation Medusa, Adnan R. Khan, Maclean's The Unexpected War: Canada In Kandahar, Janice Gross Stein and Eugene Lang Support Canadaland at Sponsors: oxio, Hover, Skipper Otto Additional Music is by Audio Network Support CANADALAND: See for privacy information.

    (Détours) La plus belle langue (après le cri)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 38:24

    Des chefs de plusieurs nations autochtones s'opposent à l'adoption de la loi 96 au Québec, une loi qui, parmi d'autres conséquences, aura un impact sur les personnes nécessitant des services publics dans une langue autre que le français. Et est-ce qu'il y a une différence entre la façon dont les médias francophones et anglophones couvrent la course à la chefferie du Parti conservateur ? Emilie Nicolas anime le tout premier épisode de Détours avec Romeo Saganash. English: Leaders from several Indigenous nations oppose the adoption of Bill 96 in Quebec, a law that, among other consequences, will have an impact on people requiring public services in a language other than French. And is there a difference between the way the French and English media are covering the Conservative leadership race? Emilie Nicolas hosts the very first episode of Détours with Romeo Saganash. Liens :  TVA Nouvelles sur la loi 96 Montreal Gazette sur la position de Nakuset contre la loi 96 Patrick Lagacé dans La Presse en réponse à Nakuset sur la loi 96 Commanditaire :Oxio Soutenir CANADALAND : Visitez Omny Studio pour des informations autour de la confidentialité. Support CANADALAND: See for privacy information.


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