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10/3 brings you the biggest stories in Canada told by Postmedia's national network of award-winning journalists. Hosted by Dave Breakenridge, 10/3 updates twice a week.

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10/3 brings you the biggest stories in Canada told by Postmedia's national network of award-winning journalists. Hosted by Dave Breakenridge, 10/3 updates twice a week.

    Why the speed of COVID-19 vaccine development has some worried

    Why the speed of COVID-19 vaccine development has some worried

    For more than 200 years, science has had a sure-fire way of dealing with many deadly, debilitating viruses.
    The vaccine.
    And as we move through theCOVID-19 pandemic, a vaccine is what we’re hinging our hopes on if we want to get back to normal.
    Dave is joined by National post health reporter Sharon Kirkey to discuss how important a vaccine is to beating the pandemic, how officials could decide who receives it first, and what concerns people may have about it.

    • 19 min
    What a universal basic income could look like in Canada

    What a universal basic income could look like in Canada

    Since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down many sectors in our economy, the federal government has been doling out cash to Canadians.
    The CERB, or Canadian Emergency Response Benefit, was meant to help people through a very unexpected bumpy ride.
    But the CERB has sparked renewed discussions about a universal basic income in Canada.
    Dave Breakenridge is joined by national post political reporter Stuart Thomson about what a basic income would look like, who is pushing this idea, and what some of the potential pitfalls are.

    • 19 min
    Mastermind of B.C. gangland massacre sentenced

    Mastermind of B.C. gangland massacre sentenced

    A dark chapter in B.C. criminal history has come to a close. 
    Jamie Bacon, the last person convicted in the Surrey Six massacre, has been sentenced to an additional five years on top of time served, for his role in the slayings. 
    Vancouver Sun Crime reporter Kim Bolan joins Dave to look back at the Surrey six killings, discuss what Bacon ultimately pleaded guilty to, and why the case was so complicated in getting to sentencing. 

    • 15 min
    How guns get smuggled into Canada from the U.S.

    How guns get smuggled into Canada from the U.S.

    When it comes to gun crime in Canada, one question that often gets asked is “where are these guns coming from?” 
    Some of them are ill-gotten Canadian firearms, but many of them are smuggled across the border from the United States, where guns are plentiful. 
    But just how do they get here? 
    Dave is joined by National Post reporter Adrian Humphreys to talk about recent case in the U.S. that breaks down the journey from an Ohio gun show to the streets of Toronto. 

    • 13 min
    Back-to-school drama makes targets out of hero top doctors in Alberta and B.C.

    Back-to-school drama makes targets out of hero top doctors in Alberta and B.C.

    Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, when we were still learning about the virus, Canadians looked to the top doctors for advice.
    In B.C. and Alberta, people were comforted by the calm demeanours of Doctors Bonnie Henry and Deena Hinshaw.
    But, as provinces have rolled out back-to-school plans, that comfort has started to fade, with much of the criticism being directed at the health officials.
    Dave Breakenridge is joined by the National Post’s Tyler Dawson about where the criticism has come from, why the doctors are the targets, and how much provincial politics play a role.

    • 19 min
    Satanic Panic lessons for the age of QAnon, with Jen Gerson

    Satanic Panic lessons for the age of QAnon, with Jen Gerson

    Floating amid the 2020 U.S. presidential election campaign, is a conspiracy theory that Donald Trump is the only one who can stop a cabal of Satanists who are molesting and trafficking in children.
    While unique in its details, QAnon shares DNA with childhood allegations of ritual sexual abuse unearthed in a 1980 book by a Victoria woman and her psychiatrist.
    Dave is joined by freelance writer Jen Gerson about what led to the Satanic Panic conspiracy, why it spread so easily, and what we’ve learned that can help combat conspiracies like QAnon.
    Read Jen's article for The Capital: The destructive conspiracy theory that Victoria unleashed upon the world.

    • 24 min

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