#912 Is The Foreign Interference Scandal Overblown?
Foreign Interference by the Chinese government into Canadian politics is probably the biggest news story of the year, and yet we know so little about it. What was the interference? Why did it occur? Did it work? Who was involved?
August 21, 2023
#883 We Need to Talk About Kevin Vuong
Amidst escalating tensions between Canada and China, an independent MP thinks he’s found the shadowy hand manipulating his fate.
May 11, 2023
#61 The Federal Budget: Betting on Clean Tech
It’s that time of the year again! Budget season… AND, the story about Chinese government influence just keeps getting even more complicated. This week Mattea Roach is joined by Murad Hemmadi, Nick Taylor-Vaisey and Stuart Thomson to unpack how the complex issue of government interference is being seized on by various parties, and how feasible Deputy PM Chrystia Freeland’s proposed budget is for this country’s future.
April 4, 2023
#871 The Han Dong Situation is Bad Either Way
Either Beijing has corrupted our democracy at the highest level or agents in the Canadian security apparatus are subverting the PMO by illegally leaking information that's either mistaken, exaggerated or both.
March 30, 2023
#865 Is China Trudeau’s Last Scandal?
The story about Chinese interference in our elections continues to evolve and the opposition leader has seized on it.
March 9, 2023
#863 Ukraine’s Night Train to the Front Lines
As we cross the one-year anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, former Canadaland producer Sarah Lawrynuik returns to Short Cuts to talk with Jonathan about why she became a freelance war correspondent, taking night trains to the front lines.
March 2, 2023
#854 Big Trouble with Meddling China
The Chinese state has infiltrated Canadian democracy at all levels, according to a bombshell report from investigative reporter Sam Cooper of Global News. But Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has issued a stern denial, throwing cold water on the story. Who's telling the truth? And exactly what is Beijing up to in Canada? Sam Cooper explains his work.
January 30, 2023
#833 Trudeau’s Dismissive Chinese Dad
The tense relationship between Canada and China after allegations of interference in our federal election. And do we need a mask mandate to prevent mask laziness and save our kids? Steven Zhou co-hosts.
November 17, 2022
#15 Truth, Reconciliation and China
Trudeau drops the first apology of his third term and has us wondering how reconciliation can go beyond symbolic actions. And as the Two Michaels make it home, what have we learned from this whole saga?
October 5, 2021
The release of Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig shows what China really thinks about Canada. And Maxime Bernier asks his followers to "play dirty" with reporters. Jan Wong co-hosts.