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#116 To Hell With Weed, We Have A Fentanyl Crisis
The Prime Minister showed up at Vice to talk about the Liberal government's marijuana legalization plan, but was blindsided when frontline harm reduction worker Zoe Dodd confronted him on the opioid overdose epidemic going on across the country.
April 27, 2017

The Prime Minister showed up at Vice to talk about the Liberal government’s marijuana legalization plan, but was blindsided when frontline harm reduction worker Zoe Dodd confronted him on the opioid overdose epidemic going on across the country.

Reporters Without Borders released their annual World Press Freedom Index this week. Canada placed 22nd. Two years ago we were in eighth place. What caused this dramatic decline?

Finally, the CBC scored some of that sweet Canada150 cash to commission programming it should probably already be making with the $1-billion it receives annually, and J.J. McCullough tried his hand at a nuanced comparison of Canadian and Turkish political systems, but most people just dismissed him as a crackpot.

Tom Henheffer, Executive Director of Canadian Journalists for Free Expression joins us.

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