Episodes Archive - CANADALAND

All I Want For Christmas Is A New Justice Minister

December 18, 2018

How could Canadian politics be better in 2019? OPPO presents our top 10 wishes for the new year.

How Not To Cover Climate Change

December 17, 2018

Blazing wildfires. Pipeline stand-offs. Unpredictable floods. Men in suits arguing… One of our era’s most urgent, high-stakes stories is also the hardest one to get right. The Discourse’s environment reporter Lauren Kaljur takes Jesse on a tour of the biggest misses and tropes of Canadian media’s climate change coverage in 2018. Kaljur explains how reporters can … Continued

Ontario Proud and Prejudice

December 12, 2018

Did Canada make the right call by arresting Huawei’s CFO? Or was it the perfect time for a little “creative incompetence.” And new details about Ontario Proud’s “grassroots,” people powered funding reveal the people are mostly corporations. 

Charlottetown’s Web

December 11, 2018

It might be small, but it when it comes to graft, Prince Edward Island plays in the big leagues. Inside PEI’s long, strange attempt to become Canada’s online gambling hub.

The Dependent Press

December 10, 2018

The Canadian federal government plans to issue nearly $600M in tax credits and incentives to bolster the country’s media industry over the next five years. What will this mean for the independence of the Canadian press? And will CANADALAND be applying for funds? Jesse speaks with American media critic and NYU professor, Jay Rosen. — … Continued

OPP, Yeah You Know Me

December 6, 2018

An old friend of the Ford family has been appointed to head the Ontario Provincial Police, a job many consider him to be under-qualified for. We look back to Doug’s history with Ron Taverner, as well as the group of unofficial advisors who surrounded the Fords for years.

Justin Trudeau’s [Redacted] Trip To India

December 6, 2018

What does the heavily redacted – er, revised – federal report on Trudeau’s trip to India tell us about the internal machinations of the government? And what does a Supreme Court ruling about journalists’ sources mean for the profession?

OPPO Flop House

December 4, 2018

Zdravstvuj! OPPO turns its piercing focus on to the spectre haunting Canada in this look at the state of the left across the country.

The Making Of Finding Cleo And Thunder Bay

December 3, 2018

CANADALAND’s investigative podcast Thunder Bay aired its series finale last week. Host and creator Ryan McMahon reflects on the year-long production process, and he, Jesse and Connie Walker — host of CBC’s award-winning podcast Missing & Murdered: Finding Cleo —speak at ImagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival about the challenges that come with telling such sensitive, complex stories through the true crime genre.  … Continued

Is It Time To Pull The Plug On Legacy Media?

November 28, 2018

Will federal media subsidies save a dying industry or merely protract the inevitable? And how did the Anglophone press react to the Ford government’s Francophone cuts?