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Join Shane and Patrick as they remove bias and sensationalism from the latest news from Canada, Alberta, British Columbia, and beyond. Delivered weekly with the context and information needed to put you on the right side of the news.

Western Context - News from Alberta, BC, and Canada Western Context

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Join Shane and Patrick as they remove bias and sensationalism from the latest news from Canada, Alberta, British Columbia, and beyond. Delivered weekly with the context and information needed to put you on the right side of the news.

    Western Context 152 – Changing Emissions and Regimes

    Western Context 152 – Changing Emissions and Regimes

    Hosts: Shane and Patrick

    The City of Victoria changes numbers in a report on emissions, the Supreme Court rejects BC’s appeal of Trans Mountain, and the Maple Leaf Foods CEO has an anti-Trump rant on Twitter. Also, CBC and CTV falsely accuse Harper of wanting an Iran regime change.

    For detailed show notes visit westerncontext.ca.

    Duration: 50:37

    • 50 min
    Western Context 151 – Beards and Blockades

    Western Context 151 – Beards and Blockades

    Hosts: Shane and Patrick

    The BC Coastal Gaslink pipeline undergoes more disruptions, the federal carbon tax will not save Albertans money, and Trudeau’s facial hair dominates the media. Also, we discuss the tragedy of UIA Flight 752, and the leadup to the deadly aviation disaster.

    For detailed show notes visit westerncontext.ca.

    Duration: 47:02

    • 47 min
    Western Context 150 – 2019 in Context

    Western Context 150 – 2019 in Context

    Hosts: Shane and Patrick

    We look at all the important stories of 2019, including the Alberta and federal elections, the SNC scandal, China, and western separatism. Also, our words of the year, and expenses ranging from billion dollar jets to a $13,000 wood splitter.

    For detailed show notes visit westerncontext.ca.

    Duration: 1:15:25

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Western Context 149 – The Invisible Mandate

    Western Context 149 – The Invisible Mandate

    Hosts: Shane and Patrick

    Trudeau’s fall fiscal update shows deeper deficits than expected, the terrorist in the 2017 Edmonton van attack gets 28 years, and a BC retirement home sale to China raises major issues. Also, the media covers Trudeau’s mandate letters, but misses key parts.

    For detailed show notes visit westerncontext.ca.

    Duration: 45:44

    • 45 min
    Western Context 148 – The Scheer Departure

    Western Context 148 – The Scheer Departure

    Hosts: Shane and Patrick

    Canada signs the new NAFTA deal, a 5 month forestry strike leaves BC communities in limbo, and a Greenpeace video shown in an Alberta class sparks a social media firestorm. Also, Andrew Scheer’s resignation as leader prompts crazy theories from the media.

    For detailed show notes visit westerncontext.ca.

    Duration: 52:45

    • 52 min
    Western Context 147 – The Delinquent Spaceship

    Western Context 147 – The Delinquent Spaceship

    Hosts: Shane and Patrick

    The premiers meeting showcases provincial unity, a provincial plan for new nuclear technology is ignored by the media, and Trudeau’s throne speech says a lot and nothing at all. Also, we detail Trudeau’s delinquent behaviour at the NATO summit.

    For detailed show notes visit westerncontext.ca.

    Duration: 57:40

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

GVX2 ,

Great Podcast, Strongly Recommended for the Non-Political Junkie

Excellent podcast. This is a great first step for people who are not heavily politically engaged as well as those who just want the news without major spin. So much of the mainstream media in Canada pushes a far left spin while so much of the conservative media focuses on countering the left's narrative that there really aren't many media outlets that truly are focused on covering news and educating people in the facts. The Right Side is a great resource for those who would really like to grow their knowledge: it is great for Canadians who just want to hear news without major spin and is also great for Americans who might like to learn a little bit about their neighbours to the north.

depressio117 ,

Definitely not what it claims to be

I was excited to find a podcast that dealt mainly with prairie province politics, but this isn’t it. The hosts, rather than deal with the comments or news at hand, go into long diatribes about former PMs’ dating lives instead of dealing with what was actually said or how it was received. These two are pretty obviously hacks with an agenda who aren’t above using personal details and cherry-picking to wring out a narrative that suits them.

brenmw ,

Not so neutral

I was really excited to find a local podcast that provides a critical review of news coverage. There are so many issues in Alberta that don't get adequate news coverage. Unfortunately not so much, there's a longing for the Harper days, a heavy focus on economics and a fairly obvious lack of critical analysis of the right side.

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