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North Untapped is a podcast that digs deeper into topics covered in articles written by Maple contributors, other Canadian journalists, public figures and activists. We explore Canadian politics, foreign policy, imperialism, history and more from an unapologetically socialist perspective. Support our work: https://action.readthemaple.com/subscribe

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North Untapped is a podcast that digs deeper into topics covered in articles written by Maple contributors, other Canadian journalists, public figures and activists. We explore Canadian politics, foreign policy, imperialism, history and more from an unapologetically socialist perspective. Support our work: https://action.readthemaple.com/subscribe

    'Fixing' the Landlord and Tenant Board hurts renters

    'Fixing' the Landlord and Tenant Board hurts renters

    We read out a recent article from The Maple's opinion section titled "A More ‘Efficient’ Landlord And Tenant Board Will Mainly Hurt Renters." The article was written by Cole Webber on May 15, 2023, and can be found here: https://www.readthemaple.com/a-more-efficient-landlord-and-tenant-board-will-only-hurt-renters/

    Music credit: "Fluidity," by tobylane.

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    • 5 min
    Alberta's tight election w/David Climenhaga

    Alberta's tight election w/David Climenhaga

    We spoke to Alberta Politics writer David Climenhaga about the provincial election in Wild Rose Country. Why is healthcare such a key issue? Are Danielle Smith's extremist comments going to bite her at the ballot box? What should we make of the conflicting polls? And what will happen to Smith and NDP Leader Rachel Notley after the election? We unpack it all.

    Read David's blog: https://albertapolitics.ca/

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    • 49 min
    Canada's slow response in helping earthquake refugees

    Canada's slow response in helping earthquake refugees

    Immigration lawyers are disappointed with the federal government’s slow response in providing aid and creating programs for Turkish and Syrian refugees who are fleeing the devastating effects of two earthquakes that struck earlier this year, and say the disasters highlight a need to better prepare for the impacts of future crises.

    We read out a recent article covering this story from Maple contributor Ashlynn Chand.

    Read the full article: https://www.readthemaple.com/immigration-lawyers-disappointed-by-measures-to-support-turkish-and-syrian-refugees/

    Music credit: "Fluidity," by tobylane.

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    • 9 min
    Canadians are fed up with the Telco oligopoly w/Matt Hatfield

    Canadians are fed up with the Telco oligopoly w/Matt Hatfield

    We spoke to OpenMedia campaigner Matt Hatfield about a recent poll showing that a majority of Canadians across the country and from every political background are fed up with corporate consolidation in the Telco market. We also talk about the Shaw-Rogers deal, the government-to-industry pipeline, and Canada's weak competition laws.

    Music credit: "Fluidity," by tobylane.

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    • 21 min
    The Maple + Passage w/Davide Mastracci

    The Maple + Passage w/Davide Mastracci

    Last week, The Maple announced that we are merging with Passage. On this week's episode of North Untapped, Alex Cosh and Davide Mastracci, Passage's former managing editor and now The Maple's opinions editor, talk about why we decided to make this big change, address questions about it from our readers, and discuss whether either of us will ever be invited onto a CBC political panel.

    Music credit: "Fluidity," by tobylane.

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    • 33 min
    The danger of Canada's 'China panic' w/Listen Chen

    The danger of Canada's 'China panic' w/Listen Chen

    We spoke to writer Listen Chen about their recent article for The Breach examining how the current panic about alleged interference by China in Canadian elections is a troubling omen of a new Cold War.  We talk about the roots of the panic, how it puts ordinary members of the Chinese diaspora community at risk, and how it erases the diversity of viewpoints within that community.

    Read Listen's article: https://breachmedia.ca/canadas-china-panic-is-an-omen-of-dangerous-cold-war-politics/

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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Tangled garden ,

Great addition to Canadian journalism.

I happened upon the recommendation in my pod-catcher. This is a serious and insightful discussion of Canadian politics on the world stage. I will certainly be putting some support behind this journalism

Beemyn ,

A much-needed progressive voice in Canada

I recently discovered The Maple and I love it! Their podcast is an excellent way to keep up with important and under-covered news in Canada. Keep up the great work.

Camlachie Kid ,

The maple

Great context, contemporary and highly relevant issues, high quality analysis and balance without ever being caustic or polarizing.
Even when complex challenges are presented there is just enough optimism to keep one motivated towards building an even better Canada
Bob Sutton
Camlachie ON

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