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.
September 30, 2021
A Different Kind of Lab Leak
While investigating the origins of Covid, author Elaine Dewar turned up new details about China's relationship with Canada's most secure virus lab
September 27, 2021
The owner of a Canadian newspaper who “wound up dead in a Chinese prison”
Ian Young shares the strange story of media titan Li Bolun
June 28, 2021
#375 That Time China Bought A Vancouver Newspaper
As reports of Chinese government influence in Canadian media gain traction, South China Morning Post reporter Ian Young reveals an incredible tale from the past.
June 28, 2021
Former Beijing Correspondent: Why Only One Woman of Colour in 62 Years?
"I'm really angry about all this time that I ended up being a one-time-only exception to the white male parade," says Jan Wong
June 19, 2021
By Danielle Paradis
#298 The Times, They Are a-Cronkin’
Canada's vote to call China's treatment of Uyghurs a genocide exposes an online wave of China apologists on the far left. And the New York Times brings back Cortland Cronk in an attempt to prove that Canadians are actually not very nice.
February 24, 2021
#296 The Great Flattening
Our digital worlds are collapsing. Jon Kay is on Fox News complaining about Seth Rogen, while celebrities are sharing the stage with normal people on Clubhouse to talk about ramen. What is Clubhouse anyway? And why did China ban it? Plus, a student journalist files a human rights complaint against his school paper, claiming they fired him over his Catholic beliefs.