March 7, 2024
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#969 Mulroney: One of Canada’s Most Divisive Prime Ministers
As the obituaries and puff pieces roll in, the Canadian media seems to have forgotten that Brian Mulroney was - in fact - divisive. Correcting the record on “Conservative Titan” Brian Mulroney. 
Jesse Brown
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James Nicholson
Caleb Thompson
Audio Editor
André Proulx
Production Coordinator
Karyn Pugliese

From Winnipeg to Wuhan, Canada is embroiled in an international spy situation, but why does no one seem to care anymore? Recent documents released from the investigation of scientist Dr. Xiangguo Qiu contain bombshells that may point back to the COVID lab leak theory. 

Clarification (March 18, 2024): While the Investigative Journalism Foundation’s Open By Default database includes roughly 20,000 records released by federal departments and agencies in response to access-to-information requests, The Globe and Mail’s Secret Canada project is broader in scope, encompassing summaries of more than 300,000 requests made to over 600 federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal institutions across the country.

Host: Jesse Brown

Credits: James Nicholson(Producer), Caleb Thompson (Audio Editor and Technical Producer), André Proulx (Production Coordinator),  Karyn Pugliese (Editor-in-Chief)

Guest: Jan Wong


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