Did a viral video actually show all the ugliness, racism, division, and indecency of the current moment, or did it show all the ugliness, racism, division, and indecency of the current moment? And look out! Big Government is coming for your Netflix.
The Toronto Star’s Allan Woods joins Jonathan to look at the prospect of Trump fundraising off a mugshot, and how a Montreal fire might finally accomplish what years of journalism and advocacy have not, pushing authorities there to take action against illegal Airbnbs.
Co-host Sean Silcoff walks us through the Silicon Valley Bank collapse and what it might mean for Canadians. And the Supreme Court Judge who mysteriously went missing from the bench for weeks and the alleged misconduct unearthed by journalists.
As we cross the one-year anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, former Canadaland producer Sarah Lawrynuik returns to Short Cuts to talk with Jonathan about why she became a freelance war correspondent, taking night trains to the front lines.
Following the melting of the No Name price freeze, Loblaw had a bit of its own public meltdown. Meanwhile, the country’s largest newspaper chain continues its own perpetual self-dissolution, leaving damp puddles where once stood proud big-city dailies.
Quebec’s overblown backlash to the appointment of Amira Elghawaby as special representative on combatting Islamophobia in response to her analysis of a poll from back in 2019. And is the government telling us to only drink two alcoholic beverages a week? Sarah Hagi co-hosts.