May 5, 2022
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#777 Tragedy To Our South, Unfinished Business At Home
With the imminent upheaval of abortion rights to the south, Canada’s media reflects on the state of things here at home. And going by headlines, you’d think Canada’s ban on gay men giving blood was repealed - but you’d be only somewhat correct.
Aviva Lessard
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Jonathan Goldsbie
News Editor
Tristan Capacchione
Audio Editor & Technical Producer
Kieran Oudshoorn
Managing Editor, Podcasts

With the imminent upheaval of abortion rights to the south, Canada’s media reflects on the state of things here at home. And going by headlines, you’d think Canada’s ban on gay men giving blood was repealed – but you’d be only somewhat correct. Jeopardy! champ Mattea Roach joins Canadaland news editor Jonathan Goldsbie to look at rights, laws, and how the media mediates our understanding of both.

Links:

  • Toronto Star piece re: Abortion access in Canada
  • Toronto Sun piece re: Kinsella on overturning Roe v. Wade
  • Xtra piece re: New blood donation policy
  • Vice piece re: Gay blood donation ban

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