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Our New Season: RADICALS

March 12, 2020

Our new season is about the people who go to extreme lengths for what they believe in.

COMMONS: Dynasties – The Sahotas

December 29, 2019

The Sahotas are Vancouver’s most notorious slumlords. For decades they’ve let their buildings rot, leaving their tenants to live in filth and desolation. But the Sahotas are not like any other dynasty you’ve ever heard of. Their story is far stranger, and far darker, than anything you can imagine.

COMMONS Needs Your Help

October 29, 2019

Canada is a big, weird, and complicated place. We want to keep telling you these stories, but we need your help.

DYNASTIES #3 – The Fords

October 15, 2019

They call themselves the Canadian Kennedys. And they’re one of the most famous political dynasties to ever exist in this country. But the rise of the Ford family has been marred by violence and self-destruction at almost every turn. The story of the Fords is tragic — for them, for everyone who falls into their orbit, and for the people of Toronto.

DYNASTIES #1 – The Stronachs

September 17, 2019

Canada is a country ruled by dynasties — political, commercial and criminal. In the first episode of our new series, we bring you the story of an eccentric, billionaire patriarch; his famous, charismatic daughter; a fire-breathing monument the size of the Statue of Liberty; and the battle over one of Canada’s great business empires.

CRUDE #9 – Tar Teck: The Final Frontier

August 6, 2019

Teck Resources just got approval to build the largest tar sands operation ever. The Frontier mine would have serious and permanent consequences for the local environment, Indigenous peoples and the global climate. So why haven’t you ever heard about it?

CRUDE #4 – Orphan Wells: Citizen Con

May 14, 2019

What happens when the oil wells run dry? Environmental damage, government bailouts and a scheme that some are comparing to the subprime mortgage crisis. And all of this is just the beginning.

CRUDE #1: Smell This Town

April 2, 2019

If you don’t understand oil, you can’t understand Canada. We take you to a place unlike anywhere else in the world, where the booms and busts all began. And find out why just a short distance away, children grow up afraid of the very air they breathe.

Bringing Refugees To The Rockies

December 23, 2015

We take a look at what goes into getting 3 refugees from Syria to the small mountain town of Jasper, Alberta. And a refugee from Pakistan talks about abandoning her home country.

The Beaverton

November 24, 2015

Andray and Desmond talk about giving teeth to political satire with Luke Gordon Field, editor-in-chief of The Beaverton.

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