#243 What Does 'Off The Record' Actually Mean? The Toronto Star And BuzzFeed Explain.
CANADALAND
#243 What Does ‘Off The Record’ Actually Mean? The Toronto Star And BuzzFeed Explain.
Confusion over "off the record" played a pivotal role in global affairs this past week. So — how does this oft-misunderstood agreement actually work, and why do so many powerful people continue to misuse it?
September 10, 2018

Jesse speaks with Toronto Star’s Daniel Dale about his scoop on Trump’s off the record comments about Canada amid NAFTA talks, and to Buzzfeed News’ editor-in-chief Ben Smith about an “off the record” email Elon Musk sent to one of his reporters.

More from this series
Farm workers aren't the only temporary foreign workers who have been largely forgotten and failed during the pandemic.
May 10, 2021
In 1972, the government funded an absurd study to measure the impact of cannabis on productivity.
May 3, 2021
Ever since the Canadian government announced recommendations that adults from Indigenous and racialized communities should be given priority for a COVID-19 vaccination, accusations of reverse racism have filled comment sections and social media posts. Now, racial minorities with vaccine priority are facing racism and other structural barriers to getting the jab.
April 26, 2021
Filmmaker Daniel Lombroso spent four years following Lauren Southern, Richard Spencer, and Mike Cernovich with a camera, as their stars rose and the bigotry and xenophobia they championed went mainstream.
April 18, 2021
The Landlord Credit Bureau lets landlords review their tenants and report their payment habits.
April 11, 2021
Restaurants have struggled badly during the pandemic.
April 4, 2021
SeaWestNews calls Alexandra Morton “BC’s loudest anti-salmon farming activist,” and her writing “rambling” and “conspiracy-laden.”
March 28, 2021
The culture war icon is back with a new bestseller.
March 21, 2021
all podcasts arrow All Podcasts
CANADALAND