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CANADALAND

The best newspaper in Canada is a podcast.Every Monday, we bring you original reporting on the most interesting story in the country. Every Thursday, we bring you analysis of the Canadian media. We break stories today that determine tomorrow's news cycle. We hold the powerful to account, and we scrutinize institutions and individuals that others won't. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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Crimes Against Nature

Jesse sits down with Lyndsie Bourgon, author of “Tree Thieves: Crime and Survival in North America's Woods” to discuss the dark world of tree poaching in British Columbia. Hidden infrared cameras, park law enforcement, and… forest courts? Links: Tree Thieves – Greystone booksSponsors: Oxio, Freshbooks, Article Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

46mins

3 Oct 2022

Rank #1

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(Short Cuts) Shocking Revelations On The Saskatchewan Stabbings

There have been major developments in the Saskatchewan stabbing story, but most journalists have moved on - except for Global reporter Ashleigh Stewart. And why do reporters try to elicit emotional responses from victims of natural disasters? Ashleigh Stewart co-hosts. Links:Global News Exclusive re: Saskatchewan stabbingGlobal News piece re: Ukraine's liberated eastern villagesInterview on CBC's The Current re: Hurricane FionaSponsors: Douglas, Squarespace, oxio Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

34mins

29 Sep 2022

Rank #2

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CTV Workers On Workplace Abuse

Correction: A previous version of this story indicated former CTV News employee Erin Paul died due to an overdose after her dismissal. Though she did die in Nov. 2020 at the age of 49, her sister stated that was not her cause of death.Lisa LaFlamme was but one CTV News employee. Dozens more speak to us about a toxic workplace where abuse, bullying, and burnout have allegedly been normal. This culture comes from a deliberate corporate plan. In one case, the consequences may have been fatal. Links(Toronto Star) Inside the massive Bell Media downsizing that pushed out Lisa LaFlamme https://www.thestar.com/business/2022/09/09/a-cut-too-far-lisa-laflammes-ouster-was-just-the-latest-in-a-long-string-of-departures-from-bell-media-the-cost-cutting-worked-well-until-it-didnt.htmlBell Executive Who Fired Lisa LaFlamme Interfered With CTV News Coverage, Says Colleaguehttps://www.canadaland.com/bell-executive-who-fired-lisa-laflamme-interfered-with-ctv-news-coverage-says-colleague/“It was very well-sequenced” – Bell Executives Face Angry Staff Over LaFlamme Oustinghttps://www.canadaland.com/it-was-very-well-sequenced-bell-executives-face-angry-staff-over-laflamme-ousting/SponsorsBCGEU - bcgeu.caFreshbooks - freshbooks.com/CanadalandRotman Executive Programs - https://uoft.me/lead2022Support Canadaland! canadaland.com/join Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

39mins

26 Sep 2022

Rank #3

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(Short Cuts) Bots Have Feelings Too

A recent encounter between Pierre Poilievre and David Akin of Global News demonstrates the tactics politicians have been using to avoid accountability. And how the popular #TrudeauMustGo campaign is being dismissed as bots and treated as if it doesn't exist. Nora Loreto co-hosts. Links:Video of David Akin and Pierre PoilievreCBC Manitoba piece re: HomelessnessDean Blundell piece re: #TrudeauMustGoNational Post piece re: Trudeau's divisiveneseSponsors: Douglas, BCGEU, oxio, Squarespace,  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

45mins

22 Sep 2022

Rank #4

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The True Story Of Sasquatch

Every pop culture reference to Sasquatch or Bigfoot can be traced to one Macleans Magazine article from 1929, written by Indian Agent J.W. Burns, who stole the story of Sas’qets, a core part of Sto:lo cultural identity for thousands of years. Robert Jago is a Sto:lo writer and Sasquatch enthusiast who set out to take Sasquatch back. But the process of cultural appropriation turns out to be more complicated than passing a physical object back and forth, and Jago tells a unique story of how the Sts’ailes people kept their culture alive in the face of genocide, by appropriating appropriation.Links: Macleans, 1929: Introducing B. C.’s Hairy Giants https://archive.macleans.ca/article/1929/4/1/introducing-b-cs-hairy-giantsDevolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre, by Max Brookshttps://www.amazon.ca/Devolution-Firsthand-Account-Sasquatch-Massacre/dp/1984826786The Sasquatch, the Fire and the Cedar Baskets by Joseph (Tony) Dandurandhttps://www.amazon.ca/Sasquatch-Fire-Cedar-Baskets/dp/0889713766Additional music by Audio NetworkSponsors: St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival, BC General Employees Union, Oxio, Article Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

36mins

19 Sep 2022

Rank #5

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(Détours) Royalement impolies

Suite au décès de la reine Elizabeth II, de nombreux journalistes soulignent les qualités admirables de la reine, alors que d'autres mettent la politesse de côté pour appeler à une réflexion plus critique autour de la monarchie. Puis comment les médias francophones couvrent-ils les sujets de l'immigration et de la langue française dans le premier débat de la campagne électorale au Québec ? Emilie Nicolas anime cet épisode de Détours avec Maïka Sondarjee.Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, many journalists spotlighted her admirable qualities, while others put politeness aside to call for a more critical reflection on the monarchy. And how is francophone media covering immigration and the French language following the first debate of the Quebec election campaign? Emilie Nicolas hosts this episode of Détours with Maïka Sondarjee.Liens :La reine du Canada, vue du Québec par Jean-François NadeauLa reine était nue par Patrick LagacéNo, I do not mourn the Queen par Shree ParadkarQuel «dérapage»? par Christian RiouxL’avenir du français au Québec par Jean-Benoît NadeauLe choix de François Legault par Paul WellsPour en finir avec le déclin de la langue française par Jean-Benoît NadeauCommanditaire : OxioSoutenir CANADALAND : https://canadaland.com/join Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

43mins

17 Sep 2022

Rank #6

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(Short Cuts) Our Royals, Our Elves

Canadians have greeted the death of Elizabeth II with a mix of sadness and ambivalence, hostility and indifference. Film writer Will Sloan joins Jonathan Goldsbie to look at how media has grappled with evolving attitudes toward the monarchy, and how it’s covered the rare sort of development that’s both wholly inevitable and the biggest breaking news in the world.They also go deep on a cartoon elf.Links:CBC interview with author Lawrence HillToronto Sun piece re: Woke hatersCourrier Laval piece re: PQ candidate and porn videoThe Soulmates in the Gift of the Light (1991) videoWill Sloan's viral tweetSponsors: Douglas, Squarespace, oxio, HelloFresh Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

39mins

15 Sep 2022

Rank #7

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The McAfee Virus

A new Netflix documentary documents the violent life and death of John McAfee, a silicon valley magnate who became a murder suspect and the target of an international manhunt. But ten years after it all went down, do we actually know what happened? Rocco Castoro was the young editor in chief of VICE News who embedded with McAfee during his wild run from the law. He tries to set the record straight, and clear his own reputation. Links: Running With The Devil (Netflix) https://www.netflix.com/tudum/articles/who-is-john-mcafee-running-with-the-devil‘This is really shady and low’: Netflix’s John McAfee documentary attacked by people who appeared in it https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-is-really-shady-and-low-netflixs-john-mcafee-documentary-attacked-by-those-who-appeared-in-it-11661943486The Knows - Rocco Castoro's news site  https://www.theknows.net/Support Canadaland at canadaland.com/join Sponsors: oxio, BCGEU, Freshbooks Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

43mins

12 Sep 2022

Rank #8

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(Short Cuts) A Manhunt in the Prairies

An on-the-ground account of what it has been like to cover the Saskatchewan stabbing spree. And the end of Kiwi Farms after a Canadian Twitch streamer was swatted in London, Ontario. Zak Vescera co-hosts. Links:National Post Opinion piece re: RCMP response to stabbingToronto Sun Opinion piece re: Progressive theories driving criminal justiceGlobe and Mail piece re: RCMP reformGlobal News piece re: RCMP Alert systemCBC piece re: Saskatchewan social serviceSponsors: BCGEU, Rotman Executive Programs, Squarespace Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

39mins

8 Sep 2022

Rank #9

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Bruce McCulloch

Squirrel toupee guy, Bobby from Bobby versus Satan, cabbage head, the little guy who picks fights at the bar and won’t stay down, or the flying pig. These are just some of the memorable characters that Bruce McCulloch portrayed on Kids in the Hall. This week we chat with Bruce about the beginning of Kids in the Hall from the gritty streets of Edmonton to the state of Canadian comedy, the CBC, TallBoyz, working with Lorne Michael.Some of our favourite Bruce McCulloch Sketches:Painting a chairDrunk dad adviceCabbage headBobby versus SatanBar FightThirty Helen’s AgreeSupport Canadaland at canadaland.com/join Sponsors: oxio, BCGEU, Freshbooks Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

35mins

5 Sep 2022

Rank #10