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Unknown Road: Inside Immigration Detention

Each year, thousands of people are indefinitely jailed in prisons without any criminal charges. Babou was one of them.  

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Throwing Shade at 2017: A Political Awards Show

We look back on some notably weird political moments of 2017 and collectively cringe.

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Invisible Victims: The Quest for Police Accountability

"It was bad enough that I had lost my daughter. But the interaction with the police was even worse." A miniseries on policing.

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Invisible Victims: How Police Botched the Robert Pickton Case

“If the police don’t want you to see a file, you’re never gonna know it exists.” Part one of a two part series on Canada’s policing system and police accountability.

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No Protest is Genteel: On Antifa

Live from Vancouver: We speak with organizers Garth Mullins and Annie Ohana to unpack what it means to resist fascism in BC. Featuring Hadiya Roderique and guest host Sandy Garossino.

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As If They Were Pets: The Sixties Scoop

Betty Ann Adam is a reporter with the Saskatoon Star Phoenix. She is also a survivor of the “Sixties Scoop”. When she was a toddler, the Canadian government pried her from her mother’s arms. She was raised by foster parents. A modern version of this is still happening to Indigenous children across Canada.  

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Niqabs & Nafta

Quebec’s racist bill, unveiled. Plus NAFTA explained by one of its founders, former Mulroney Chief of Staff Hugh Segal. Also, Quebec passes a bill restricting religious symbols, but mostly just the kind worn by brown people. And Vancouver? Commons is headed to your burg! Support us at patreon.com/CANADALAND and see this year’s goals and rewards.

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Why We Need Higher Taxes, A Canadian Mt. Rushmore And A Population Of 100 Million

The Liberals put forth a proposal to tax the hell out of small businesses. At least that’s how it’s being painted by the Opposition. In reality, the proposed changes would have virtually zero impact on the majority of small business owners, but would focus on self-incorporated doctors. And it wouldn’t raise their taxes, per se, … Continued

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Ashton, Angus & Singh – Oh My!

Three Commons hosts, three NDP leadership hopefuls, one sweltering studio. On this episode, just days before the first vote closes in the race, we speak with Niki Ashton, Jagmeet Singh and Charlie Angus about Canada-Indigenous relations, the environment, the economy and the future of the party.

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Guy Caron, Guaranteed Income And Climate Refugees

Welcome back to a brand-new season of Commons! To kick things off, the Commons team is profiling each of the four candidates vying to replace Thomas Mulcair as leader of the federal NDP. This week, we speak with Guy Caron. Also, we look at the summer political stories that evolved while we were on hiatus: … Continued

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