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COMMONS
REAL ESTATE #5 Oka
The Oka Crisis was the biggest military confrontation on Canadian soil in more than a century. On its face, it was about a golf course expansion. But for the Mohawks who took up arms, it was the culmination of a centuries-long fight for recognition of their sovereignty and their land.
Wag the Doug
#29 What’s Doug Ford So Afraid Of?
Doug Ford is getting ready for next year’s election by increasing donation limits, shuffling his cabinet, and overriding the Charter of Rights and Freedoms to pass a law limiting the criticism he’ll face. This sudden bonfire of political capital has our hosts wondering: given the state of Ontario’s opposition parties, just what is Ford so afraid of?
CANADALAND
#374 “Pretendians” On Campus?
Queen's University quickly rejected the findings of an anonymous report accusing six people associated with the school of misrepresenting their Indigenous identities. That prompt dismissal has raised questions about the non-status Ardoch Algonquin group, and the controversial academic from the U.S. who co-founded it.
Who is Indigenous?
An anonymous document purporting to expose fake Indigenous people at Queen's University raises more questions than it answers. And it may only be the...
Short Cuts
#314 End Times For Shock Jocks
Ed the Sock doesn't seem okay since Bell announced it would reboot MuchMusic. CBC won't let their audience comment on their articles on Facebook anymore. And a Global radio host loses his job for using a racial slur - Is the era of edgelord talk radio over? Vice Senior Editor Manisha Krishnan co-hosts.
The Backbench
#4 The Politics Of Genocide: Kamloops Fallout
Federal politics scrambles to respond to the country finding more and more Indigenous children's remains near residential schools. And Prime Minister Trudeau is the "dean" of the G7 now, allegedly.
CANADALAND
#373 Another NXIVM Podcast
"Coercive control" is how cults like NXIVM entrap followers and how abusive partners dominate their victims.
What NXIVM’s Recruitment Pitch Looked Like
And why it probably wouldn’t have worked on someone like Jesse Brown
Short Cuts
#313 White Terror And The Media
Muslim-Canadians call out the media for harming their community. And the controversy around CBC cancelling Kim's Convenience goes international. Freelance journalist and The Backbench's host Fatima Syed co-hosts.
CANADALAND
#372 The RCMP’s Portapique Narrative Is Falling Apart
Frank Magazine publisher Andrew Douglas and reporter Paul Palango discuss their bombshell story, and what the RCMP may still be hiding about Gabriel Wortman.