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Short Cuts
#793 You Don’t “Both Sides” Human Rights
Do we need to give equal weight to both sides of the abortion debate? And the Freedom Convoy returns, maybe. Jonathan Goldsbie fills in for Jesse and Rachel Cairns co-hosts.
The Backbench
#41 All Policing Is Political
Are our policing systems broken? Today, we dive into reimagining public safety following an array of policing scandals across the country. Plus, what did our government achieve and fail to achieve in Parliament this past year?
When government demands a “return on investment” from education
With its move to performance-based funding, Alberta is rethinking the purpose of postsecondary
CANADALAND
#792 Education: What Is It Good For?
Funding cuts, tuition increases and staff layoffs. What's going on with post-secondary institutions in Alberta?
Short Cuts
#791 Imperfect Behaviour
A scandal in Canada's sacred sport. And can journalists do more to unpack the crypto craze and crash? Emilie Nicolas fills in for Jesse and Julian McKenzie co-hosts.
The Backbench
#40 Justinflation Or Chrystia Frecession
What is happening to the Canadian economy? Stephen Gordon, director of the department of economics at Université Laval, helps unpack the ins and outs of the Bank of Canada, an institution we know little about. He talks to Fatima about the worries of a hyper-politicized economy and helps us understand how the next months under this economic turmoil will unfold.
CANADALAND
#790 The Dubious Botanist
Steven Newmaster, a botany professor, once shone a light on the nutritional supplement industry and called them frauds. Now, the light is being shone on him by his colleagues. And boy, buckle up because this story is a wild ride.
Short Cuts
#789 Correction? Recession? Celebration!
In the midst of a climate crisis, why do we continue to report business news as usual? And is Minister Mendicino being mendacious over the Emergencies Act when he says police advised the government to invoke it? John Woodside, climate reporter for Canada's National Observer co-hosts. 
The Backbench
#39 Does Voting Have To Suck?
Could changing Canada’s electoral system solve the crisis of voter apathy? Today, we dive into electoral reform. Plus, a new bill that would give border guards wide discretion to search our phones and computers.
CANADALAND
#788 The Baristas Vs. Starbucks
A wave of retail and service sector workers are unionizing their workplaces, pushing back against anti-union practices. Why is this happening now? And can workers win in the long run?