October 3, 2023
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The Backbench
#74 Where Anti-Sikh Press Leads Us & Manitoba Marks the Ballot
Canada is accusing India of a state-sanctioned assassination. What does this mean for the future of Canada and India’s relationship?
Aviva Lessard
Producer
Noor Azrieh
Producer
Karyn Pugliese
Editor-in-Chief

AND, parental rights, an opioid crisis, and the missing Indigenous women whose bodies are presumed to be in a Winnipeg landfill are front of mind in this Manitoba Provincial election. 

 

Host:  Mattea Roach

Credits: Aviva Lessard (Producer), Noor Azrieh (Producer), Caleb Thompson (Audio Editor and Technical Producer), Annette Ejiofor (Managing Editor)

Guests: Arshy Mann, Dennis Ward, Dan Lett

 

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