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The CANADALAND Investigation Of The Kielburger’s WE Movement

Craig Kielburger founded WE when he was 12 to fight child labour. Now, the WE brand is used to promote products made by children.  Reporter Jaren Kerr presents the findings of his 4-month long investigation. 

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The Weed Beat

Next week, recreational weed will become legal across Canada. In anticipation, mainstream media has begun taking cannabis coverage seriously. Overnight, nearly every major outlet across the country has hired full-time reporters to cover it — but before we celebrate industry growth, how sustainable is this beat? Guest host Manisha Krishnan is joined by Financial Post’s cannabis … Continued

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Sheila Heti And Rachel Cusk On Why Memoir Is A Dead End

Guest Host Sheila Heti (Motherhood, How Should a Person Be?) speaks with fellow “autofiction” author Rachel Cusk (A Life’s Work, Aftermath, et al). The Giller-nominated writers discuss receiving harsh criticism, why memoir is a dead end, and how Cusk is reimagining the novel, and making art and meaning out of mid-life crisis and divorce with her … Continued

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The Last Labour Reporter

Sara Mojtehedzadeh may very well be Canada’s only full-time labour reporter. This past fall, as the Toronto Star’s ‘work and wealth’ reporter, Mojtehedzadeh went undercover for a month at Fiera Foods—a factory in Toronto where a temp agency worker was recently killed. Her month-long stint led to Undercover in Temp Nation, an explosive year-long investigation into … Continued

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Chip Zdarsky On Marvel Money And The Canadian Comics Boom

Guest Host Chip Zdarsky (Spectacular Spiderman, Sex Criminals) is joined by Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) co-founder and longtime friend, Chris Butcher. They discuss the state of the Canadian comic book industry, what it’s like to work for Marvel, TCAF’s far-reaching influence, The Beguiling, and the void that Koyama Press’ departure will create in the comic publishing world. Image … Continued

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What Does ‘Off The Record’ Actually Mean? The Toronto Star And BuzzFeed Explain.

Confusion over "off the record" played a pivotal role in global affairs this past week. So — how does this oft-misunderstood agreement actually work, and why do so many powerful people continue to misuse it?

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Live Local News Neither Live Nor Local

Paul Tadich compares his time working at Global TV to a "news sweatshop".

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Reporting In Ottawa Vs. Reporting In Washington

BuzzFeed’s Paul McLeod has covered politics in both capitals.

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How Marketing Conquered Food

Food journalist Corey Mintz speaks with Jesse about how influencers, marketing and Instagram have impacted food writing and eating. 

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Last Chance For Newspapers: Inside La Presse

The newspaper business is in rapid decline. Can non-profit status save newspapers in Canada?

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