A look at how the Ford government's notwithstanding invocation has been covered by the press, as well as a look at the spurious media diet of the alleged Fredericton shooter.
September 12, 2018
#176 The House Of Sad
Saudi Arabia leads the charge in exposing the human rights violations of Jordan Peterson, Alex Jones becomes the latest casualty in the Info Wars, and a review of Doug Ford's foray into the news business.
August 8, 2018
#170 Doug Life
We have reached peak batshit in the Ontario election. Ford suing Ford, octogenarians in "physical altercations" with seventh-graders while illegally campaigning at schools, loopy NDP candidates – and that's just this week. And no one, NO ONE, can believe that Trump is following through on his campaign promise to dissolve NAFTA.
June 6, 2018
#9 Ontario Election Spectacular!
Ford scandals! Wynne gaffes! Horwath ... is doing pretty well.
Plus an interview with Mike Schreiner.
May 29, 2018
#167 Stephen Harper Would Like Some Attention
AMBER ALERTS. Stephen Harper's back! MP Christine Moore's ongoing public ordeal, and Doug Ford has found some standards (apparently).
May 16, 2018
#166 Doug Ford’s Magical World Of Make-Believe
An update on our investigation into possible bias at Ford Nation Live, a look at the ivory tower's imperative to let absolutely anyone speak their mind, and Erin Weir's expulsion from the NDP caucus.
May 9, 2018
#158 The Conspiracy Provisions
Another populist businessman turned politician defeats a more-qualified female candidate. Will the Competition Bureau actually do anything other than raid some offices? And does the CBC hate Sikhs?
March 14, 2018
#204 Daniel Dale
The Toronto Star's Daniel Dale has become one of the most-watched journalists in Washington in part by simply enumerating Donald Trump's lies.
October 23, 2017
Guy Caron, Guaranteed Income And Climate Refugees
Welcome back to a brand-new season of Commons!
To kick things off, the Commons team is profiling each of the four candidates vying to replace Thomas Mulcair as leader of the federal NDP. This week, we speak with Guy Caron.
Also, we look at the summer political stories that evolved while we were on hiatus: the Charlottesville tragedy and subsequent events in Canada, the influx of asylum seekers crossing the border and Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle which may have just doubled the bureaucracy for Indigenous peoples.