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The Backbench
#19 A Bill That’s Ideally Never Used
BC's emergency on top of emergency has us wondering where the federal government needs to step in. And the latest "lockdown bill" and Throne Speech reveals where our federal government is at.
Short Cuts
#730 Rain, Rain, Marie Henein
As British Columbia assesses the damage from the downpour, what is the media's role when disaster strikes? And Jian Ghomeshi's lawyer is back in the news over a controversy but is Jesse too close to the story to critique it?
“Essentially you have a police state”
Fairy Creek shows the limits of checks on RCMP power
A glimpse into a local-news content factory
"You were encouraged to talk to the least amount of people as possible" when reporting a story, says a former Black Press journalist
What It’s Like When Police Try To Keep You From Reporting
At Fairy Creek, RCMP efforts to restrict media can devolve into theatre of the absurd
The Salmon-Farm Industry’s Propagandistic “News Site”
SeaWestNews, founded by a former Vancouver Province editor, champions the industry and attacks its critics
Rebel’s Ex-B.C. “Correspondent” Elected To Board Of Mainstream Political Party
"I stand by everything I said," says Christopher Wilson, once part of The Rebel team alongside Faith Goldy, Gavin McInnes, and Lauren Southern
We Have Seen This Before In BC
And ignore that history at our peril
Author Of Anti-Immigrant Vancouver Sun Op-ed Explains How It Got Published
Mark Hecht says he was inspired to submit to the Sun because of similar writings on diversity by columnist Douglas Todd
COMMONS
CORRUPTION #9 – Victoria’s Secrets
Tens of thousands of dollars in suits, luggage, magazines and mustard. An epic booze heist from the legislature. An undercover legislator exposing corruption. And a wood-splitter that’s transfixed a province.