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

    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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    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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    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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    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

     

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    THE POLICE 9 - Northern Patrol

    THE POLICE 9 - Northern Patrol

    For three decades, much of Northern Ontario has been engaged in an unprecedented experiment in policing. It’s called the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service. And the idea is simple: the old, colonial cops shouldn’t be policing Indigenous territory. Instead, Indigenous people should police themselves.

    Featured in this episode: Kyle Edwards, Christian Leuprecht

    To learn more:

    “Inside the impossible work of Canada's biggest Indigenous police force” by Kyle Edwards in Maclean’s

    “Force 2.0: Fixing the Governance, Leadership, and Structure of the RCMP” by Christian Leuprecht

    “Memories of a fire” by Mark Blackburn in APTN News

    Additional music from Audio Network

    This episode is sponsored by Dispatch Coffee, Rotman, Cullen’s Foods, and Manscaped.

     

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    THE POLICE 8 - The G20: Fortress Toronto

    THE POLICE 8 - The G20: Fortress Toronto

    When John and Susan Pruyn came to Toronto, they were hoping to protest against the G20 and then spend some time with their daughter. Instead, they would be caught up in a whirlwind of police misconduct with few precedents in Canadian history.

    Featured in this episode: Jesse Rosenfeld, John Pruyn, Susan Pruyn, Sarah Pruyn.

    Jesse Rosenfeld is a Toronto born journalist who has covered the Middle East since 2007. Based in Ramallah, Tel Aviv, Gaza City, Cairo, Beirut, Istanbul, and Athens over the years, he has also reported from Iraq and the Balkans, contributing to The Nation Magazine, The Daily Beast, The Intercept, and Al Jazeera, among others. His work in the region is the basis of the National Film Board of Canada documentary Freelancer on the Front Lines.

    To learn more:

    “‘’I will not forget what they have done to me’” in The Toronto Star

    You Should Have Stayed At Home by CBC’s The Fifth Estate

    “Rejecting G20's consensus of the few” by Jesse Rosenfeld in The Guardian

    Additional music from Audio Network

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    • 55 min

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