April 6, 2017
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#113 CANADA 150: Here’s Who’s Pissed Off So Far
CBC’s miniseries “The Story of Us,” is only two episodes in, but manages to upset literally everyone (except Joseph Boyden). Justin Trudeau endorses CBC’s Canada150 fiasco--and his favourite microbrew, Labatt150.
Russell Gragg
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CBC’s miniseries “The Story of Us,” is only two episodes in, but manages to upset literally everyone (except Joseph Boyden). Justin Trudeau endorses CBC’s Canada150 fiasco–and his favourite microbrew, Labatt150.

Everyone forgets the Junos were on Sunday and Russell Peters makes a statutory rape joke.

The Globe and Mail issues Leah McLaren a gag order, following the coded memo sent out to staff. Following McGill’s brand-sensitive lead, Ryerson University issues an apology for a short documentary about poverty in Niagara Falls, made by its students.  

An access-to-information request made by VICE reveals that CSIS has been secretly watching and reporting on events at the Standing Rock pipeline protests. How freaked out should journalists be about surveillance and border crossing?

VICE Canada’s Hilary Beaumont joins Jesse.

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Read Hilary’s piece on alleged abuses at Canadian-owned mine in Papua New Guinea here.

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