Rethinking Canada. This season we're telling you stories about the dirty business of Canadian mining.

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MINING #4 – The Westray Disaster

Twenty-six men were working underground when an explosion tore through the Westray Mine in Nova Scotia. Their friends and colleagues went into the wreckage to try to save them.
November 24, 2021

MINING #3 – Before Bitcoin, Bre-X

Bre-X was a national obsession that made many overnight millionaires. It also happened to be the biggest fraud in the history of mining.
November 10, 2021

MINING #2 – Life and Death in Asbestos, QC

For a century, Canada was one of the world’s leading exporters of asbestos, most of it mined from the small town of Asbestos, Quebec. But during that time, governments and corporations in Canada did everything they could to hide the fact that asbestos is deadly.
October 27, 2021

MINING #1 – The Myth of the Klondike

The Klondike Gold Rush was many things: a media conspiracy, a ponzi scheme, a land grab. But above all, it was a humanitarian disaster that stretched over much of the Pacific Northwest.
October 13, 2021

Introducing our new season… Mining

Stories about the dirty business of Canadian mining.
October 7, 2021

REAL ESTATE #8 – The Last White Rajah

The destruction of Borneo’s rainforests has been called the greatest environmental crime of our time. But journalists and NGOs have long alleged that one man, Abdul Taib Mahmud, has benefitted from that destruction to the tune of billions of dollars.
August 4, 2021

REAL ESTATE #7 – The Ballad of Eddy Haymour

Eddy Haymour has been called a lot of things in his life. Immigrant success story. Kidnapper. Terrorist. Folk Hero.
July 21, 2021

REAL ESTATE #6 – Canada’s Biggest Slumlord

The Toronto Community Housing Corporation is the biggest landlord in Canada, and the second biggest in all of North America.
July 7, 2021
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