COMMONS - CANADALAND

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Canada's most popular politics podcast, the only politics show in the country for people who hate politics. This season, COMMONS is focusing on stories at the intersection of money, influence and politics in Canada. Hosted by Arshy Mann.

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#9 The Wood-Splitter That Made B.C. Barf

Tens of thousands of dollars in suits, luggage, magazines and mustard. An epic booze heist from the legislature. An undercover legislator exposing corruption. And a wood-splitter that’s transfixed a province.

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#8 Hockey’s Hall of Shame

Canada is hockey crazy. But at the heart of the sport is a system of unpaid labour that scars some boys for life. And the teams and leagues are doing whatever it takes to make sure things stay exactly the way they are.

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#7 The Only Canadian Imprisoned For Insider Trading

One of Canada's most notorious white-collar criminals speaks about his crimes.

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Charlottetown’s Web

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.

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The King of Cabbagetown

For two decades, he's controlled public institutions and bragged about his connections to organized crime. So who exactly is the King of Cabbagetown?

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Papa Pump and the Small Town Shakedown

In the eleven years that Marolyn Morrison was the mayor of Caledon, Ontario, she faced down deep-pocketed developers, mafia enforcers and corrupt federal officials. When millions of dollars are at stake, things get heated.

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The Trouble With Paradise: How Canadians Built The Offshore World

The Panama Papers revealed to the world just how deeply enmeshed tax havens are in the global economy. And for 100 years, Canadian banks, businessmen and politicians have worked to build that offshore system, alongside crooks, fraudsters and corrupt officials.

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How Vancouver Became a Money Laundering Paradise

For years, people could walk into Vancouver-area casinos with tens of thousands of dollars of suspicious cash and walk out with clean money, no questions asked. That money may be fuelling the city's housing crisis and opiate epidemic.

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