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Mi’kmaw fishermen earning a ‘moderate livelihood’ seems to be too much for Nova Scotia’s settler lobster harvesters. And CBC leverages its credibility for its new corporate clients. APTN video journalist Trina Roache co-hosts. This episode is brought to you by Audible.ca. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Sep 24

39 min

Restaurants have suffered huge losses during the pandemic. But food journalist Suresh Doss takes us to a parking lot, a subway stop, and a home cook’s kitchen to show us a thriving underground food scene. This episode is brought to you by the EDAA, Audible, and HelloFresh. Additional music by Audio Network. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Sep 21

39 min

Erin O’Toole wants to protect children from a movie he has never seen. And former CBC journalist Terry Milewski resurfaces from retirement to insult an entire ethnicity - again. Former Executive Director of the World Sikh Organization and occasional Canadaland contributor Jaskaran Sandhu co-hosts. This episode is brought to you by Dispatch Coffee and Squarespace. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Sep 17

36 min

There’s a broad undertaking to shake up who gets arts funding, and who governs it. Jesse speaks with Jesse Wente, the new President of the Canada Council for the Arts, about who gets to make contemporary Canadian art, and who pays for it. This episode is brought to you by the EDAA, Audible and Article. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Sep 14

47 min

Breaking news on WE. An Indigenous journalist is criminalized for doing his job. And mass panic appears to be on the newly minted curriculum. One Dish One Mic’s Karl Dockstader co-hosts. This episode is brought to you by Audible.ca, Hover, and Crooked Media’s Keep It! Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Sep 10

40 min

You asked about our money, Jesse answers. To hear the rest of this special episode right now, go to canadalandshow.com/join Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Sep 7

4 min

Does anyone really care about indignities to the legacy of John A.Macdonald? And the inside story of co-host Manisha Krishnan's scoop about the "culture of retribution" at Global News.  This episode was brought to you by Audible, Keep It and Squarespace Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Sep 3

36 min

The Toronto Star’s new internal ombud tells us what the job is, discusses power and race in the newsroom, and responds to that reply all email. This episode was brought to you by Audible, and Crooked Media’s With Friends Like These. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Aug 31

48 min

Support us at canadalandshow.com/join What might Jesse and Erin O’Toole have in common? And newsrooms continue to struggle with what it means to respond to this summer’s reckoning with racism. Chatelaine Executive Editor Denise Balkissoon co-hosts. This episode was brought to you by Audible and Dispatch Coffee. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Aug 27

43 min

Support us here: canadalandshow.com/join The Epoch Times’ COVID-19 special edition raised controversy when it landed in mailboxes across Canada in April. The paper was accused of spreading misinformation and fomenting anti-Chinese racism. Producer Tiffany Lam shares her reporting on The Epoch Times: Who’s behind it, why you may have received a copy last spring, and how it came to be favoured by the Trump White House. This episode is brought to you by Audible, Crooked Media's Keep It and Article. With additional music from Audio Network. CLARIFICATION: In an earlier version of this episode, William Koblensky Varela was introduced as the executive editor of the University of Waterloo’s publication house. To clarify, until July 31, 2020, he was the executive editor of Imprint Publications, Waterloo, and of Imprint, the official student newspaper of the University of Waterloo." Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Aug 24

47 min

Support us here: canadalandshow.com/join Prime Minister Trudeau just needs a quick reset. And Postmedia stands in solidarity with Rebel News. Former CAJ President and Ryerson journalism professor Karyn Pugliese co-hosts. This episode is sponsored by Audible and Squarespace. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Aug 20

49 min

Support us here: canadalandshow.com/join This week marks a month since the start of a land occupation to block a residential development at the edge of Caledonia, Ontario — and the Six Nations of the Grand River Reserve. Contributors Sean Vanderklis and Karl Dockstader, hosts of One Dish, One Mic, tell Jesse what they saw on a recent trip to the encampment. This episode is brought to you by Dispatch Coffee, Audible, and CFUV. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Aug 17

39 min

Support us here:canadalandshow.com/join The Prime Minister’s Office leaks secret intel on how amazing it is. And Quebec’s French print papers somehow continue to thrive. The Logic’s Martin Patriquin co-hosts and explains Quebecor’s secret. This episode is sponsored by CFUV, Eventideand HelloFresh.  Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Aug 13

36 min

Support us here: canadalandshow.com/join.  Crackdown covers the war on drugs from the trenches, and these war correspondents are drug users.  Host Garth Mullins joins Jesse to talk about how after watching the media get so much wrong about the opioid crisis—if they covered it at all—he and other drug user activists got together to start a monthly podcast based on their stories, their reporting, and scientific research. This episode is brought to you by Willful and Hover. It was originally published on April 8, 2019. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Aug 10

39 min

Support us at canadalandshow.com/join Nardwuar the Human Serviette is one of the biggest media personalities to come out of Canada. He’s a prolific interviewer with a knack for shocking his guests by bringing up little-known personal details about their lives during interviews. He’s an absurd figure beloved by hip hop stars. He’s a punk from Vancouver who has 100s of millions of views on YouTube but still does his weekly community radio show. This is his story as told by the people who know him best.  This episode is sponsored by Squarespace and Article. This episode originally aired on February 17, 2020. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Aug 6

37 min

Support us atcanadalandshow.com/join Last week’s House Finance Committee hearings into the WE Charity scandal yielded few new insights into why the government awarded it a massive sole-source contract or how the organization itself operates. Thankfully, the press has continued to turn up information that MPs have not. Craig Silverman, media editor at BuzzFeed News, joins us to unpack the latest revelations about efforts to burnish WE Charity’s online image while burying Canadaland’s reporting.  Then, Mark Blumberg, a lawyer specializing in non-profits and charities, tells us how he’s never seen anything quite like WE before. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Aug 3

57 min

Support us at canadalandshow.com/join The Kielburgers testified before the House of Commons finance committee, updates on the Nova Scotia shooting, and the plan for a Nazi colony in Cape Breton. 2020, am I right? Tim Bousquet co-hosts. This episode is sponsored by Willful and Rotman School of Management. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Jul 30

39 min

Support us here:canadalandshow.com/join A new law in Alberta is Jason Kenney’s latest front in the oil war. Freelance journalist Grace Lisa Scott spoke to the people fighting back against Bill 1. CORRECTION: A previous version of this episode incorrectly identified Marlene Poitras. She is Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief for Alberta, not Grand Chief. We regret the error. This episode was brought to you by Willful and Dispatch Coffee. Additional music by Audio Network. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Jul 27

35 min

Support us at canadalandshow.com/join Jesse testified before the House of Commons Finance Committee about Canadaland's reporting on the WE organization, and, while accusing a Black person of anti-Blackness, The Globe and Mail itself has been accused of anti-Blackness. Andray Domise co-hosts. This episode is sponsored by Rotman School of Management and HelloFresh. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Jul 23

41 min

Support us here:canadalandshow.com/join Peter Aldhous reported that a Canadian lab’s prenatal paternity test was “unreliable." During the 18-month investigation, Aldhous found couples who'd been given results that turned out to be wrong. The lawsuit the lab launched against him lasted nearly ten years. This episode is brought to you bySquareSpace. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Jul 20

33 min

Support us at canadalandshow.com/join We have some questions about WE’s government contract and their internal accounting. And the story of how a Canadian media outlet suppressed assault allegations against Peter Nygard. Paul Wells co-hosts. This episode is sponsored by Dispatch, Willful, and HelloFresh. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Jul 16

36 min

Support us here:canadalandshow.com/join It’s a scandal that could—but probably won’t—take down Justin Trudeau. After swearing otherwise, WE was forced to admit that it paid Justin's mom and brother more than $350,000 in speaking fees. It's triggered an ethics inquiry and a call for a criminal investigation. And all because Canadaland produced the receipts.  Jaren Kerr, Canadaland’s former deputy editor, joins Jesse to discuss his 2018-19 investigation into WE Charity—reporting that set the groundwork for the scandal unfolding now. And Jesse talks about his own reporting, and how it spurred the latest developments in this fast-moving story. This episode is brought to you byRotman’s MBA Essentials OnlineandArticle. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Jul 13

45 min

Support us at canadalandshow.com/join The press seems to have given the Rideau Hall intruder the white glove treatment, and why on Earth did so many people sign that letter from Harper’s Magazine? Nora Loreto co-hosts. This episode is sponsored by FreshBooks. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Jul 9

48 min

Support us at canadalandshow.com/join At Canadaland, we really didn’t expect to find ourselves reporting on the WE organization again. But then it was the focus of the biggest politics story in the country, and we obtained a recording of a strange conversation between one of its founders and a person who was then a senior employee in the group’s Kenyan operations. Jesse sits down with our managing editor, Andrea Schmidt, to discuss what we learned - and how, while we were investigating WE, one of its lawyers had commissioned his own investigation of us. You can read WE’s responses in full here: shorturl.at/eEGH9 And our recent article about the recording (with the full, unedited recording included) here: https://www.canadalandshow.com/crime-and-fraud-at-we-charity-in-kenya/ Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Jul 6

56 min

Support us at canadalandshow.com/join The Globe and Mail is now 176 years old. You can read all about its accomplishments elsewhere. Writer Jamie Bradburn takes us through the paper's darker moments. You can read Jamie Bradburn’s full article for CANADALAND here. This episode originally aired on March 4, 2019. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Jul 2

23 min

Support us here: canadalandshow.com/join Karl Dockstader and Sean Vanderklis, co-hosts of the radio show and podcast One Dish, One Mic, join Jesse to talk about the history of policing back to John A. Macdonald, the killing of Dudley George at Ipperwash in 1995, and how it has impacted their lives as Indigenous men. Plus, Karl and Sean spoke with Senator Lillian Dyck about her call for RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki’s resignation. This episode is brought to you by Dispatch Coffee and WealthBar. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Jun 29

52 min

Support us at canadalandshow.com/join Can you really be “cancelled” if you still have a platform? A look at Margaret Wente, Wendy Mesley, and the Mulroneys. And was the Nova Scotia shooter an RCMP informant? Desmond Cole co-hosts. This episode is sponsored by WealthBar and The New Yorker. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Jun 25

59 min

Support us here: canadalandshow.com/join Adrian Harewood is a news anchor at CBC Ottawa News and the host of weekly current affairs show, Our Ottawa. This episode is brought to you byWealthBarandSquareSpace. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Jun 22

52 min

Support us at canadalandshow.com/join Journalists across Canada are speaking out about their experiences with racism in the newsroom. And as Wendy Mesley is suspended from hosting duties, it’s time to reevaluate the language used in news meetings. Jan Wong co-hosts. This episode is sponsored by FreshBooks and HelloFresh. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Jun 18

54 min

Support us at canadalandshow.com/join Lord Tim Bell worked for a rogues' gallery of international clients, and co-founded one of the most powerful PR companies in history. But it all came crashing down when leaked emails exposed Bell Pottinger’s role in fomenting unrest in South Africa to distract from the Zuma government’s corruption. Richard Poplak and Diana Neille were on the team of journalists who obtained those leaks. Their documentary Influence chronicles the rise of weaponized advertising, and the fall of a controversial PR man. This episode is brought to you by Hover and Article. Additional music by Audio Network. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Jun 15

49 min

Support us here: canadalandshow.com/join InfoLab imagined newspapers' transition from print to digital, creating multimedia digital news in the basement of The Hamilton Spectator back in the early '90s. Jesse talks to its former director, journalist Wayne MacPhail, about what the InfoLab did, and why it shut down shortly after Conrad Black’s company bought the newspaper chain. This episode originally aired on May 27, 2019. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Jun 11

41 min

Support us here: canadalandshow.com/join Dr. Cheryl Thompson is an assistant professor at Ryerson University’s School of Creative Industries, and the author of Beauty in a Box: Detangling the Roots of Canada’s Black Beauty Culture. She’s currently working on a new project about the history of blackface in Canada, and joins Jesse to tell us about her research.  This episode originally aired on September 29, 2019. This episode is brought to you byDispatch CoffeeandSquareSpace. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Jun 8

44 min

$5/month for ad-free Canadaland: https://canadalandshow.com/join Protests have erupted around the world in response to police violence against Black people. Trump is violating the rights of his own people. Police are openly targeting and arresting journalists. Something has changed and Canadian media has failed in covering this historic moment. Sandy Hudson, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Canada and co-host of Sandy and Nora Talk Politics, co-hosts.   This episode is supported by WealthBar and Dispatch Coffee. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Jun 4

52 min

Support us at canadalandshow.com/join The pandemic could be an "extinction event" for American newspapers and so their publishers want their own government bailout. Meanwhile Canadian papers want money from Google and Facebook, too. Jeff Jarvis lays out the problems with all that, and Cory Doctorow and Emily Bell suggest a better way: breaking up the tech giants. This episode is brought to you byFreshbooksandWealthBar. Additional music by Audio Network. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Jun 1

47 min

“My biggest fear is that not enough will change, and not enough lessons will be learned.” Kim Campbell is a former Prime Minister of Canada, the first and only woman to hold the post to date. She lives in Vancouver. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

May 29

10 min

$5/month for ad-free Canadaland: https://canadaland.supercast.tech/ Torstar was just sold for $52 million, droves of people were chastised for going to the park, and Jesse opens himself up to some rare scrutiny. Erica Ifill co-hosts. This episode is sponsored by WealthBar. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

May 28

50 min

"I had a confrontation with someone in the line up for a grocery store... and that moment of slow honeyed ease was totally interrupted." Kaie Kellough is a novelist, poet, sound performer and the Canadian winner of the 2020 Griffin Poetry Prize. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

May 27

10 min

“I’m going to be very careful about how much I leave my property until there’s a vaccine.” Xanthe Vallentin is a teacher in Hamilton, Ontario, and the sister of Canadaland patron coordinator Jessica Vallentin. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

May 26

6 min

Support us here: http://canadalandshow.com/join The child welfare system is failing Indigenous children, and APTN's Kenneth Jackson can't stop covering it. His reporting throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has given him a glimpse of what political will could do to transform it. This episode is brought to you byWealthBar,The New Yorker, andArticle. Additional music byAudio Network Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

May 25

41 min

"After this pandemic, we can create a new normal that's better for everyone." Mumilaaq Qaqqaq is the MP for Nunavut. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

May 22

12 min

Support us here: canadalandshow.com/join The incredibly controversial painting of Justin Trudeau, François Legault’s problem with anglophone media, and the story about Gaza that CBC disappeared. Christopher Curtis co-hosts. This episode is sponsored by Freshbooks and HelloFresh. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

May 21

43 min

Support us here: canadalandshow.com/join   “The job of fiction is to intrude on reality and instead we’re living in a situation where reality is intruding on the fictional.” Omar El Akkad is the author of the novel American War and was a reporter at the Globe and Mail. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

May 20

12 min

Support us here: canadalandshow.com/join “In the silence you start to wonder…how are we going to find each other again?” Martha Wainwright is a singer-songwriter, who describes herself as being best known for being a bloody motherfucking asshole. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

May 19

8 min

Support us here: canadalandshow.com/join In the face of a global pandemic, it’s hard to focus on anything else. Three journalists tell us stories that have broken on their beat that you might’ve missed, but could have far-reaching consequences. This episode is brought to you by SquareSpace and PolicyMe. Additional music: “Here’s Where Things Get Interesting” by Lee Rosevere “Breathing Out” by Mid-Air Machine Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

May 18

45 min

Support us here: canadalandshow.com/join "The wild oscillations of feeling are abnormal for me." Jesse Brown is the publisher of Canadaland. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

May 15

11 min

$5/month for ad-free Canadaland by clicking here. Bryan Adams pulls a Morrissey, an Indigenous ceremony is broken up by the RCMP, and Ghomeshi attempts another comeback. Ryan McMahon co-hosts. This episode is sponsored by WealthBar and Hover. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

May 14

45 min

“I never believe in going down without a fight…I’m a triple fire sign.” Brooke Manning is the owner of Likely General, a store and gallery space in Toronto. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

May 13

5 min

“Hugs feel like they’re going to be euphoric.” Weyni Mengesha is the artistic director of Soulpepper Theatre Company in Toronto. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

May 12

7 min

$5/month for ad-free Canadaland by clickinghere. Prime Minister Trudeau said naming the Nova Scotia mass shooter was giving him "the gift of infamy." Romayne Smith Fullerton investigates how different democracies cover crime, and what that reveals about our relationship to government, and to each other.  Read more at Canadaland: "The Surprising Reason Some Countries Don't Publish The Names Of Accused Persons" This episode is brought to you by Dispatch Coffee and PolicyMe Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

May 11

48 min

"I fucking hate Zooming... and having to look at my own face." John Semley is a writer and author who splits his time between Toronto and Philadelphia. But mostly Toronto these days. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

May 8

7 min

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