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
Should a politician’s voting record prevent her from speaking up about sexism? Why protestors were living inside the offices of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada across the country. And Mike Duffy’s acquitted. Jane Lytvenenko joins Supriya Dwivedi.
Vice’s Hilary Beaumont on Nigel Wright’s Duffy trial testimonial and the media’s coverage of Chris Hyndman’s passing.
Journalist Mark Bourrie has vowed to sue CANADALAND for an article about his dealings with Senator Mike Duffy. Instead, Mark and Jesse talk it out.
EDITOR: Journalist Mark Bourrie responds here to this CANADALAND post by David Akin. Bourrie will appear on CANADALAND on Monday, April 20 to discuss the issue.
The high-profile trial of Mike Duffy, one of the country’s best-known former journalists, has put a spotlight on two other political journalists.
Exhibits filed this week in the trial of suspended Senator Duffy – the former broadcast journalist at CTV and CBC — show that both Ezra Levant and Mark Bourrie accepted work contracts from Duffy the politician.
Paul Wells on Canada’s “expanded” mission against ISIS, the coming trial of Mike Duffy, and the media’s shameful treatment of journalist Laura Robinson and her dozens of First Nations sources.
Playwright & actor Michael Healey on why Canada’s powerful never get what they deserve.
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