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Sensational stories about the issues that shape our country and our lives.

    REAL ESTATE 4 - City of Glass

    REAL ESTATE 4 - City of Glass

    Real estate mania is at an all time high in this country. And in no place is this more true than in Vancouver. But nobody can even agree on what went wrong. 

    Have snooty property owners, overreaching bureaucrats, and gutless politicians allowed the housing supply to dwindle to nothing? 

    Or has a network of transnational criminals turned Vancouver into a narco-capital built on dirty money?

     

    Featured in this episode: Frances Bula, Sam Cooper, Lindsey Murphy, Jesse Donaldson

     

    To learn more:

    “Vancouver’s affordable housing announcements remain unfulfilled years later” by Frances Bula in The Globe and Mail

    Wilful Blindness: How a Network of Narcos, Tycoons and CCP Agents Infiltrated the West by Sam Cooper

    “Inside Vancouver City Hall’s Housing Wars” by Doug Ward in The Tyee

     

    Additional music from Audio Network

    This episode is sponsored by Dispatch Coffee and Value(s) by Mark Carney

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    • 45 min
    REAL ESTATE 3 - Terminal City

    REAL ESTATE 3 - Terminal City

    Vancouver is obsessed with real estate. But what most people don’t realize, is that it’s been this way from the beginning. 

    Three stories of the swindlers, segregationists and profiteers that made Terminal City what it is.

     

    Featured in this episode: Jesse Donaldson, Jordan Stanger-Ross, Michael Abe, Stephen Learey

     

    To learn more:

    Land of Destiny: A History of Vancouver Real Estate by Jesse Donaldson

    Landscapes of Injustice: A New Perspective on the Internment and Dispossession of Japanese Canadians edited by Jordan Stanger-Ross

    “Expo 86 evictions: remembering the fair's dark side” by Rafferty Baker in CBC News

     

    Additional music from Audio Network

    This episode is sponsored by Dispatch Coffee and Value(s) by Mark Carney

     

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    • 33 min
    REAL ESTATE 2 - The Last Man in Africville

    REAL ESTATE 2 - The Last Man in Africville

    Africville was one of Canada’s oldest Black settlements, a proud community of more than 400 people. And then the City of Halifax decided to utterly obliterate it. 

    There was one man who simply refused to leave. Eddie Carvery may not have been the best man for the job. But for half a century, he has never stopped fighting for his home. 

     

    Featured in this episode: Eddie Carvery, Jon Tattrie

     

    To learn more:

    The Hermit of Africville: The Life of Eddie Carvery by Jon Tattrie

    Remember Africville by Shelagh Mackenzie

    Additional music from Audio Network

    This episode is sponsored by Images Festival and Dispatch Coffee

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    • 47 min
    REAL ESTATE 1 - The Bridle Path

    REAL ESTATE 1 - The Bridle Path

    The Bridle Path is one of the most exclusive neighbourhoods in Canada, home to the ultra-wealthy and the famous. But behind their locked gates, some of Canada’s elite try to scheme their way into even greater wealth on the property market — not always legally.  And their ambitions have a way of becoming problems for the rest of us. 

    Featured in this episode: Kozeta Izeti, Norma Walton

    NOTE: The original version of this episode contained an additional story, which we will publish separately.

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    • 23 min
    Introducing our new season… Real Estate!

    Introducing our new season… Real Estate!

    Stories about Canada’s real estate obsession. 

    The first episode drops on April 28, 2021.

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    • 1 min
    THE POLICE 10 - Portapique

    THE POLICE 10 - Portapique

    Almost a year after the worst mass shooting in modern Canadian history, Nova Scotians are still in the dark about what exactly happened. A gunman, dressed in an RCMP uniform, driving an RCMP cruiser killed 22 people.

    In the months since, the Mounties have been short on answers. And it’s left people wondering whether they have something to hide.

     

    Featured in this episode: Stephen Maher, Paul Palango, Sandra McCulloch

     

    To learn more:

    “13 deadly hours” from The Fifth Estate by CBC News

    “How the Nova Scotia shooting victims' families won a public inquiry into the tragedy,” by Stephen Maher in Maclean’s

    “The Nova Scotia shooter case has hallmarks of an undercover operation” by Paul Palango, Stephen Maher, Shannon Gormley in Maclean’s

     

    Additional music from Audio Network

     

    This episode is sponsored by Rotman, Cullen’s Foods, and Hello Fresh.

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20Smith ,

Fascinating!

Really enjoying this podcast. Excellent reporting and unique approach to covering content.

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To many ads

Good content. Good host. All brought down by to many ads. Try a value for value model and trust your listeners will support you.

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best canadian pod

love canadaland but it was the Dynasties/Corruption series from commons that first got me hooked. I am so excited for the Real Estate series and loved the first episode, i could’ve listen to another 20 minutes.

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