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We Need Your Support

October 20, 2020

We want to keep doing this work. So this week we’re reflecting on the year behind us and talking about our goals for the future.

Introducing our new season…

October 7, 2020

Stories about the power the police wield in Canada, and about the lengths they’re willing to go to hold on to it.

PANDEMIC #12- The Most Dangerous Story

August 5, 2020

In the final episode in our series about the COVID-19 pandemic and the crisis in long-term care, we’re going to tell you a different kind of story. A story of hope. About how the people we treat as disposable, can have lives of joy and dignity. And about one place where they were given exactly that.

PANDEMIC #11- It Didn’t Have To Be Like This

July 22, 2020

Four months after the first outbreak in a Canadian nursing home, over 7000 long-term residents have died of COVID-19. But if you look at the news or social media or our political debates, it seems like we’ve already moved on. Maybe that’s because it feels like this kind of tragedy was inevitable during a pandemic. It wasn’t. And we know that because in some places in Canada, politicians and public health officials made decisions that saved hundreds, if not thousands of lives.

An emergency season: PANDEMIC

April 27, 2020

A new season of COMMONS

RADICALS #3- The Last Pandemic

April 15, 2020

It began as a mysterious disease from a far off place. It turned into the deadliest plague humanity has faced since the Black Death. AIDS has ravaged and reshaped us in so many ways. But in Canada, the battle against AIDS wasn’t just a fight against a virus. It was a fight against a system that didn’t care if some people lived or died.

Our New Season: RADICALS

March 12, 2020

Our new season is about the people who go to extreme lengths for what they believe in.

COMMONS: Dynasties – The Sahotas

December 29, 2019

The Sahotas are Vancouver’s most notorious slumlords. For decades they’ve let their buildings rot, leaving their tenants to live in filth and desolation. But the Sahotas are not like any other dynasty you’ve ever heard of. Their story is far stranger, and far darker, than anything you can imagine.

COMMONS Needs Your Help

October 29, 2019

Canada is a big, weird, and complicated place. We want to keep telling you these stories, but we need your help.

DYNASTIES #3 – The Fords

October 15, 2019

They call themselves the Canadian Kennedys. And they’re one of the most famous political dynasties to ever exist in this country. But the rise of the Ford family has been marred by violence and self-destruction at almost every turn. The story of the Fords is tragic — for them, for everyone who falls into their orbit, and for the people of Toronto.

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