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Jason Kenney Is A Charming Man: Inside Alberta’s Weird Conservatism

The Texas of the north. Racist rednecks, gun nuts, and pickup truck enthusiasts. That’s the Alberta stereotype portrayed in much of the rest of Canada, but how much of that is accurate and how much is due to lazy media that falls back on clichéd tropes? After all, Alberta gave us the first big-city Muslim … Continued

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Why Your Rap Lyrics Could Land You In Prison

When it comes to rap, where does artistic licence end and confession begin? According to prosecutors in at least 30 cases from the last decade, it starts when the artist is charged with a crime and the lyrics are parsed for clues to a case or for proof of bad character. Many of these defendants … Continued

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It Was Illegal To Print Their Names: Alberta’s Lost Children

Since the late 1990s nearly 800 children in Alberta government care have died. Veteran Edmonton Journal columnist Paula Simons has been shining a light on this crisis since the start. In November 2016, Simons published a story that shocked the province. It was about a four-year-old girl named Serenity. Let down by a wide range of government … Continued

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Desmond Cole: Celebrated and Resented

On April 20, Toronto Star columnist and Newstalk 1010 host, Desmond Cole, gave a powerful deputation at a Toronto Police Services Board meeting. He then stood in protest, calling on the board to restrict police access to ‘carding’ data. The meeting eventually adjourned, and Cole was escorted out by police officers. For almost five years now, … Continued

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Who Buys A Newspaper Chain In 2017?

…The Chronicle Herald’s Mark Lever, that’s who. After pleading poverty for nearly 16 months while his reporters, editors, and photographers are strike, he came up with the bucks to buy 28 Atlantic Canadian newspapers from the floundering Transcontinental chain. This gives his company an effective monopoly in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island. … Continued

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Post-Postmedia

Postmedia, the largest newspaper chain in Canada is in its death throes.

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The Ugly Anglo

Is Quebec’s media – like its culture – distinct from the rest of Canada’s? Does national media do a decent job of covering Quebec issues and news? The Globe and Mail’s Montreal bureau chief, Les Perreaux and Laval University’s Centre for Media Studies’ director, Colette Brin, set the record straight on prejudices and assumptions many ‘ugly … Continued

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Space Vs. Canada

Something special to announce today, new show on Thursday.

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Being Jewish In Public

We’re seeing a simultaneous backlash against both the media and the Jewish community. And there’s a place where the two intersect. Is there an over-concentration of Jews in the media? Well, yeah, probably. So? We speak with Yoni Goldstein of the Canadian Jewish News, and Sam Bick and David Zinman of the Treyf podcast about … Continued

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The VICE Media Cocaine Caper

Last month, the National Post broke a crazy story involving former staffers from Canada’s deepest-pocketed media upstart, up-and-coming members of Toronto’s music and modelling scenes, and an international drug cartel. Adrian Humphreys, crime reporter for the Post, joins us to dig deep into this caper.

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