#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
CRUDE #8 – Spies, Lies and Private Eyes
Ever get the feeling someone is watching you? If you’ve been to an environmental protest recently, you might be right. Private intelligence firms, the RCMP and even Canada’s spies have all been caught collecting information on everyday Canadians speaking out against the oil industry.
July 23, 2019
#214 Black Mirror Canada
"From mass dissemination of false information, to impersonation, leaking foreign documents in order to influence political and legal outcomes... the
possibilities for the types of activities contemplated in [Bill C-59] are limited only by imagination."
January 15, 2018
#113 CANADA 150: Here’s Who’s Pissed Off So Far
CBC’s miniseries “The Story of Us,” is only two episodes in, but manages to upset literally everyone (except Joseph Boyden). Justin Trudeau endorses CBC’s Canada150 fiasco--and his favourite microbrew, Labatt150.
April 6, 2017
#93 Hurt Me Right In The Democracy
Vice's Justin Ling joins Jesse to talk about the US election, naughty CSIS, and CBC's lukewarm takes.
November 10, 2016
When CSIS Comes Knocking pt. 2
Earlier this summer, we heard about CSIS agents making unannounced visits to Muslims. Now, one of those men joins us.
August 23, 2016
When CSIS Comes Knocking
Vicky and Supriya talk to human rights activist Monia Mazigh about CSIS's unannounced visits to Muslim men's homes and workplaces.
July 12, 2016
#129 Spy Shit
Freelance journalist Matt Braga joins Jesse to talk about spy shit - the Panama Papers, CSIS, C-51, and Ben Makuch's ongoing battle with the RCMP.
April 10, 2016
#95 Interview With Anonymous
First, the National Post's Adrian Humphreys on working with Anonymous. Then, Jesse interviews #OpAnonDown about their recent leaks on CSIS foreign stations, their John Baird threat, and more.
August 17, 2015
#11 John Baird/Anti-Terror
Why is the media so incurious about John Baird's sudden resignation? Why is Baird being so vigorously lionized? Torontoist staff writer Desmond Cole talks with Jesse about this, and about what we're not allowed to discuss as we submit to new anti-terror laws.