Archives: Episodes

#52 TL;DR – Emergencies Act Inquiry

November 29, 2022

The six weeks of dramatic testimony have officially come to an end with testimony from the Prime Minister himself. Join our host, Mattea Roach, and an exceptional panel with Stuart Thomson, David Moscrop, and Sandy Garossino for a deep retrospective on Trudeau’s invocation of the Emergencies Act against the ‘Freedom Convoy’ this past February. Also, the Green Party has a “new” leader. Welcome back Elizabeth May. This episode Mattea and our panelists discuss the future of the Green Party.

#836 Cops, Lies, And Videotape

November 28, 2022

*A note to listeners: Today’s episode deals with sexual violence inflicted on minors and won’t be suitable for all listeners.

In 2006, RCMP Const. Joseph Kohut kicked down the door to his ex’s home in Prince George, B.C., and left with certain belongings. His ex said that one of the things Kohut took was a videotape showing him sexually harassing an underage Indigenous girl. Kohut had already been investigated for sexual misconduct after a local judge pled guilty to sexually assaulting several Indigenous minors. Kohut’s ex, also a Mountie, reported the alleged theft of evidence. So what happened next? Reporter Jessica McDiarmid tells the story of 16-years of entropy and indifference within the RCMP.

#835 Poilievre’s Toxic Lie About Safe Supply

November 24, 2022

Poilievre’s toxic lie about safe supply. And the confusing and contradictory CSIS intelligence on China and the Freedom Convoy. Garth Mullins co hosts.

Monopoly #3 – The Hudson’s Bay Company

November 23, 2022

Today, it’s a department store where you might go to buy perfume or cookware. But the Hudson’s Bay Company was Canada’s first, and its most powerful, monopoly.

Reclamation At Stoney Point – Part Two

November 21, 2022

In part two: After a peaceful reclamation of the army base built on their land in 1993, elders of Stoney Point lead a movement to take back Ipperwash Provincial Park, which was also part of their original land and contained a burial ground. Racism and political interference turned a peaceful movement into a violent act of state aggression on September 6, 1995. This episode recalls the events of that night, and examines the fallout in the 28 years since, asking if reconciliation will ever be possible for the people of Stoney Point.

#833 Trudeau’s Dismissive Chinese Dad

November 17, 2022

The tense relationship between Canada and China after allegations of interference in our federal election. And do we need a mask mandate to prevent mask laziness and save our kids? Steven Zhou co-hosts.

Monopoly #2 – Big Milk

November 16, 2022

Some say that they’re a shadowy group that are the true power behind our elected officials, wielding enormous influence that they use to either benefit their friends or crush their enemies.

#51 Lost In Inflation

November 15, 2022

Financial Minister Chrystia Freeland’s mini-budget is at your service to save us from inflation. Or is it Justin-flation? This week our host, Mattea Roach, is joined by Emilie Nicolas, Murad Hemmadi, and Nick-Taylor Vaisey to talk about the effectiveness of the proposed budget, the impending recession, and the “costly-coalition.” They also tackle the increasingly common use of the notwithstanding clause—what does it mean, and should we be worried?

Chapter Three: The Trojan Horse

November 14, 2022

Thanks to David Wallace and Richard Marsh, the Klondike Papers blew up online – and nothing garnered more attention than Wallace’s claim that there was a plot to get rid of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. 

Could it be true? Cherise and Jesse try to get to the bottom of what actually happened, and in doing so discover a complex network of Brethren business with extensive political connections around the globe. 

#832 Ratfucker Chapter Three: The Trojan Horse

November 14, 2022

Thanks to David Wallace and Richard Marsh, the Klondike Papers blew up online – and nothing garnered more attention than Wallace’s claim that there was a plot to get rid of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Could it be true? Cherise and Jesse try to get to the bottom of what actually happened, and in doing so discover a complex network of Brethren business with extensive political connections around the globe.