Bryan Adams pulls a Morrissey, an Indigenous ceremony is broken up by the RCMP, and Ghomeshi attempts another comeback.
The confluence of the pandemic, reliance on police for information, and slashed newsroom budgets means that reporting on the Nova Scotia shooting was all but doomed from the start. And a tweak to government media subsidies makes more organizations eligible for the funding.
Unpacking the RCMP’s recent crackdown on journalists covering the conflict on Wet’suwet’en territory
After the Mounties’ massive manhunt for two murder suspects, Justin questions whether the RCMP’s mandate is overstretched — and makes the case that their role in local policing should be an election issue. And with the election looming, there’s a frenzy over fake news. But is it even a problem?
Ever get the feeling someone is watching you? If you’ve been to an environmental protest recently, you might be right. Private intelligence firms, the RCMP and even Canada’s spies have all been caught collecting information on everyday Canadians speaking out against the oil industry.
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?
In it: should you fuck your Prime Minister?; Why Canadians secretly love climate change; why we love the RCMP; and a peek at the Canada of the not-too-distant future. The stage show for our book, the CANADALAND Guide to Canada.
Yellowknife crime reporter John McFadden has been getting into problems with the local police for a while now. But that won’t stop him from doing his job.
VICE’s Justin Ling joins Jesse to talk about Trudeau’s praise of Castro, the RCMP’s public relations maneuvering and the CBC’s proposal to go ad-free.
Writer & journalist Omar Mouallem joins Jesse to talk about Trump copycat Kellie Leitch, racism in Canada, and the RCMP spoonfeeding journalists.
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