There’s a video on YouTube titled “Trudeau’s Alleged AFFAIR with Minister of AFFAIRS” that baselessly suggests the prime minister’s marriage fell apart due to a dalliance with a member of his cabinet. It has 473,903 views.
It’s the biggest hit for a channel called Street Politics Canada that, for more than a year, has been churning out anti-Trudeau content day after day. Street Politics claims to be an “independent news organization” based in Canada that is “clear and upfront” about their biases — but who are they, and why haven’t we heard of them before?
On this week’s CANADALAND, host Jesse Brown, editor-in-chief Karyn Pugliese, and news editor Jonathan Goldsbie start pulling at a thread that ultimately takes their search to the other side of the world.
Host: Jesse Brown
Credits: Jonathan Goldsbie (News Editor), Tristan Capacchione (Audio Editor and Technical Producer), Bruce Thorson (Senior Producer), Annette Ejiofor (Managing Editor), Karyn Pugliese (Editor-in-Chief)
Additional music by Audio Network
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