May 3, 2022
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#33 A Generation-Defining Inquiry
The Government has launched an inquiry into the use of the Emergency Act during the Freedom Convoy. And the Canadian Armed Forces released a scathing report about racism and discrimination within its ranks. Can the culture of the military be changed?
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The Government has launched an inquiry into the use of the Emergency Act during the Freedom Convoy. And the Canadian Armed Forces released a scathing report about racism and discrimination within its ranks. Can the culture of the military be changed?

Panelists: Emilie Nicolas, Stuart Thomson and Paul Wells.

Links:

  • Read the report about racism and prejudice in the Canadian Armed Forces here.

Sponsors: Oxio, 22 Murders, Ground News, The Waves

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