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The best newspaper in Canada is a podcast.
Every Monday, we bring you original reporting on the most interesting story in the country. Every Thursday, we bring you analysis of the Canadian media. We break stories today that determine tomorrow's news cycle. We hold the powerful to account, and we scrutinize institutions and individuals that others won't.


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The best newspaper in Canada is a podcast.
Every Monday, we bring you original reporting on the most interesting story in the country. Every Thursday, we bring you analysis of the Canadian media. We break stories today that determine tomorrow's news cycle. We hold the powerful to account, and we scrutinize institutions and individuals that others won't.


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    Cops, Lies, And Videotape

    Cops, Lies, And Videotape

    *A note to listeners: Today’s episode deals with sexual violence inflicted on minors and won’t be suitable for all listeners.
    In 2006, RCMP Const. Joseph Kohut kicked down the door to his ex’s home in Prince George, B.C., and left with certain belongings. His ex said that one of the things Kohut took was a videotape showing him sexually harassing an underage Indigenous girl. Kohut had already been investigated for sexual misconduct after a local judge pled guilty to sexually assaulting several Indigenous minors. Kohut’s ex, also a Mountie, reported the alleged theft of evidence. So what happened next? Reporter Jessica McDiarmid tells the story of 16-years of entropy and indifference within the RCMP. 
     
    Host:  Jesse Brown
    Credits: Tristan Capacchione (Audio Editor and Technical Producer)
    Guest: Jessica McDiarmid
     
    Further reading: 
    Toronto Star investigation, by Jessica McDiarmid 
    Sponsors: Oxio, Rakuten, Freshbooks
     
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    • 37 min
    (Short Cuts) Poilievre's Toxic Lie About Safe Supply

    (Short Cuts) Poilievre's Toxic Lie About Safe Supply

    Poilievre's toxic lie about safe supply. And the confusing and contradictory CSIS intelligence on China and the Freedom Convoy. Garth Mullins co hosts.
     
    Host: Jesse Brown
    Credits: Aviva Lessard (Producer), Tristan Capacchione (Audio Editor and Technical Producer), André Proulx (Production Coordinator)
    Guest: Garth Mullins
     
    Further reading: 
    Everything feels broken.But we can fix it. - Pierre Poilievre videoOpinion: Pierre Poilievre couldn’t be more wrong on drug policy - The Globe and MailFormer Harper adviser denounces Pierre Poilievre drug policy unveiled in video - The Globe and MailChris Selley: Poilievre's anti-drug pitch is a failure of imagination - The National Post‘Like a zombie’: Ontario group home chain accused of overmedicating kids in care - Global NewsPolice Across Canada Are Hiring a Tech Company to Justify Bigger Budgets and Belittle Social Services - Press ProgressCSIS head told Justin Trudeau to use Emergencies Act, inquiry told - The Toronto Star 
    Sponsors: Douglas, Squarespace
     
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    • 42 min
    (CANADALANDBACK) Reclamation At Stoney Point - Part Two

    (CANADALANDBACK) Reclamation At Stoney Point - Part Two

    In part two: After a peaceful reclamation of the army base built on their land in 1993, elders of Stoney Point lead a movement to take back Ipperwash Provincial Park, which was also part of their original land and contained a burial ground. Racism and political interference turned a peaceful movement into a violent act of state aggression on September 6, 1995. This episode recalls the events of that night, and examines the fallout in the 28 years since, asking if reconciliation will ever be possible for the people of Stoney Point.
    In this podcast: interviews include Bonnie Bressette, Caroline “Cully” George, Pierre George, Kevin Simon, Claudette Bressette, Alabama Bressette, and Donald Worme. 
    The episode is in memory of Anthony “Dudley” George.
    Deep thanks to Heather Menzies editor, and Kerry Kilmartin publisher of “Our Long Struggle for Home: The Ipperwash” by Aazhoodenaang Enjibaajig 
    Host: Karyn Pugliese
    Credits: Karyn Pugliese (Producer), Kim Wheeler (Producer) 
    Research for this episode included:

    Our Long Struggle for Home: The Ipperwash by Aazhoodenaang Enjibaajig  The Ipperwash Inquiry Report: A road map to better relationships between Aboriginal people and the Ontario governmentOne Dead Indian: The Premier, the Police, and the Ipperwash Crisis, a book by Canadian investigative journalist Peter Edwards
    Sound in this podcast included:

    “Late Night news (Problems) by Farewell Davidson G20 Protests in Toronto Turn Ugly recorded by George KourounisA look back at Ipperwash and Dudley George's death, APTN by Mark Blackburn June 06, 2013"Act Naturally" by Buck OwensTheme music from “Dudley Do-Right” cartoonDudley Do-Right "Marigolds" episode
    Listen to Maxed Out, a podcast by Canada’s National Observer
    CANADALANDBACK is a co-production from Canada's National Observer & Canadaland
     
    Sponsors: Douglas, Freshbooks
     
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    • 52 min
    (Short Cuts) Trudeau's Dismissive Chinese Dad

    (Short Cuts) Trudeau's Dismissive Chinese Dad

    The tense relationship between Canada and China after allegations of interference in our federal election. And do we need a mask mandate to prevent mask laziness and save our kids? Steven Zhou co-hosts.  
     
    Host:  Jesse Brown
    Credits: Aviva Lessard (Producer), Tristan Capacchione (Audio Editor and Technical Producer), André Proulx (Production Coordinator)
    Guest: Steven Zhou
     
    Further reading: 
    Canadian intelligence warned PM Trudeau that China covertly funded 2019 election candidates: Sources - CTVChinese President Xi berates Trudeau on sidelines of G20 for leaking conversation - Globe and MailMPs agree to probe allegations of Chinese interference in federal elections - CBCHydro-Québec employee accused of spying for China is a flight risk, Crown says - CBCWoman risking homelessness because tenant won't leave gets eviction hearing date - CBCTo slow the spread of childhood respiratory viruses, do we need a few weeks of mandatory masking? - Globe and Mail 
    Sponsors: Douglas, Squarespace
     
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    • 39 min
    Ratfucker Chapter Three: The Trojan Horse

    Ratfucker Chapter Three: The Trojan Horse

    Thanks to David Wallace and Richard Marsh, the Klondike Papers blew up online - and nothing garnered more attention than Wallace’s claim that there was a plot to get rid of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. 
    Could it be true? Cherise and Jesse try to get to the bottom of what actually happened, and in doing so discover a complex network of Brethren business with extensive political connections around the globe. 
    Written and reported by Jesse Brown and Cherise Seucharan
    Audio editing and sound design by Tristan Capacchione
    Original music by Nathan Burley
    Additional music by Audio Network
    Editorial Assistance by Sarah Lawrynuik
    Executive Producer, Jesse Brown
    To hear two bonus episodes of Ratfucker right now, support Canadaland by going to: https://canadaland.com/join
    If you value this podcast, please support us. We rely on listeners like you paying for journalism. As a supporter, you’ll get premium access to all our shows ad free, including early releases and bonus content. You’ll also get our exclusive newsletter, discounts on Canadaland merch, invites and tickets to our live and virtual events, and more than anything, you’ll be a part of the solution to Canada’s journalism crisis and you’ll be keeping our work free and accessible to everybody. Come join us now, click the link in your show notes or go to https://canadaland.com/join
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    • 53 min
    (Détours) Option nucléaire

    (Détours) Option nucléaire

    Le calcul politique de Doug Ford se retourne contre lui alors que les Ontarien.nes démontrent leur soutien aux travailleurs et travailleuses de l'éducation suite à la tentative du gouvernement provincial d'empêcher une grève historique. Puis quelle est la conversation entourant le bilinguisme au Nouveau-Brunswick suite à la nomination controversée de Kris Austin au Comité de révision de la Loi sur les langues officielles ? Emilie Nicolas anime cet épisode de Détours avec Stéphanie Chouinard.
    English: Doug Ford's political maneuvering backfires as Ontarians show their support for education workers after the provincial government tried to prevent a historic strike. And what is the conversation surrounding bilingualism in New Brunswick following the controversial appointment of Kris Austin to the Official Languages Act review committee? Emilie Nicolas hosts this épisode of Détours with Stéphanie Chouinard.
    Liens : 
    Poll: 6 of 10 Ontarians blame Ford government for labour disruptions
    Chantal Hébert sur la loi 28 en Ontario
    Andrew Coyne sur la loi 28 en Ontario
    François Gravel : Démissionnez, M. Higgs
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    Correction : L'épisode a été modifiée pour corriger une erreur factuelle. Les travailleurs et travailleuses de l'éducation en Ontario revendiquent une augmentation de salaire de 3,25 $ l’heure et non pas une augmentation de 11% par année sur trois ans.
    Correction: This episode has been edited to correct a factual error. Education workers in Ontario are demanding a wage increase of $3.25 per hour, not an 11% increase per year over three years. 

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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
2.9K Ratings

2.9K Ratings

Cyclopsmcgee ,

Jesse is What Makes Canadaland Great

Jesse has the ability to see beyond his biais and ask hard questions even when they don’t fit the traditional left leaning narratives. He has strong convictions on journalistic practice and holds that standard to everyone- politicians, his guests, and other journalists.

I do wish that he had the time to hire a few more folks willing to ask the tough questions like he does. Most of his his staff seem to have the typical left leaning view points and don’t challenge themselves to see a new perspective or see the nuances in new events. Even is he hired a centre right-leaning journalist it could help balance it out.

Still the best place to understand Canadian and it’s media. You won’t get this quality of Canadian journalism anywhere else.

Grubby3210 ,

Gone Downhill

Canadaland used to be a good place to go to hear about Canadian media and learn a bit about what goes on behind the story. It was the only place where journalists were held to account for their reporting and media corporations were held to a standard.

Now it is just one of many left leaning podcasts. It used to be unique now it is average. I admit I do still sometimes listen, but i usually do t have to because I can guess what will be said just by the title of the episode.

It’s sad.

Michael and Emma ,

Socks

I actually really was a supporter just for the socks.

Honest.

Thank you for the news and the laughs- it makes me feel so much better about this country knowing you all are out there doing your thing.

I’m a renewed supporter now because of the binge watching offer.

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