May 6, 2020
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#261 Billionaire Welfare Slackers
When police searched journalists’ offices in the Alberta legislature, we wondered how government reporters were faring in the age of COVID-19. And after securing millions from the federal government, Canada’s big newspaper chains are finding new ways to ask for more money.
Jesse Brown
Host & Publisher
David Crosbie
Senior Producer
Andréa Schmidt
Managing Editor, Podcasts

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Allison Smith co-hosts.

This episode is sponsored by WealthBar and Article.

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