Rethinking Canada. This season, we're bringing you stories of how Canada's monopolies bullied their way to the top.

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Hosted by Arshy Mann
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Monopoly #12 – Overdrawn

The Big Five banks are about to get even bigger.
February 1, 2023

Monopoly #11 – Flight Risk

It’s been a hard few years for Canadian air passengers. And while no one blames the airline oligopoly for COVID or winter storms, air travellers have had to put up with a lot.
January 25, 2023

Monopoly #10 – The Way the Music Died

♩♪ But Spotify, it’s nearly killed us. Ticketmaster’s ground us to dust. The companies got too large, now monopolies are in charge. ♩♪
January 18, 2023

MONOPOLY #9 – Diamonds of Attawapiskat

While Attawapiskat faced crisis after crisis, the community was sitting on a literal diamond mine run by the world’s most famous mining company.
January 11, 2023

Monopoly #8 – Raining Cats and Dollars

When you look at your pet, you probably see an adorable furball that you’d do anything for. A private equity firm sees dollar signs.
January 4, 2023

CANADALAND #725 The Rogers Family Compact

An unofficial narrative of Canada's telecom overlords.
December 28, 2022

Monopoly #7 – Canada’s Competition Cop

A frank discussion with Canada's top competition cop.
December 21, 2022

Monopoly #6 – The Urge to Merge

For 150 years, Canadian politicians have been talking out of both sides of their mouths. They claim they want to promote competition. And then they pass laws that do the opposite.
December 14, 2022
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