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Short Cuts
#777 Tragedy To Our South, Unfinished Business At Home
With the imminent upheaval of abortion rights to the south, Canada’s media reflects on the state of things here at home. And going by headlines, you’d think Canada’s ban on gay men giving blood was repealed - but you’d be only somewhat correct.
The Backbench
#33 A Generation-Defining Inquiry
The Government has launched an inquiry into the use of the Emergency Act during the Freedom Convoy. And the Canadian Armed Forces released a scathing report about racism and discrimination within its ranks. Can the culture of the military be changed?
CANADALAND
#776 Prairie Poop Bots, Floods And Water Shortages
Canada might be a water-rich country, but that doesn't mean we don't have problems with water security. This week, we look at water issues in the most arid part of Canada, the Prairies, and see how climate change and city planning are both exacerbating the problem.
Short Cuts
#775 The Tweets Hereafter
You can probably guess why this one is about Twitter, but why does Short Cuts talk about it so very often? Also, what is the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, and why do we not talk about it more?
The Backbench
#31 Can Government Fix Housing?
We dig into the first two chapters of the government’s new budget: housing and economic growth. 
CANADALAND
#772 Landback, Then What?
Is it Indigenous stewardship ownership or is it becoming just another holographic bumper sticker? What does landback mean to you, and to your nations and homelands? And is there room for settlers in this movement? This is the first episode of a new 6-episode podcast called Canadalandback!  In it, we talk about what landback means, we host our first roundtable discussion and take you inside a land-based education program. 
Short Cuts
#771 Greasy Alberta
Welcome to AlbertaLand, where it's cold and greasy. And how the media is bored with the sixth wave. Dani Paradis co-hosts. 
The Backbench
#30 An Audience With The Pope
What does an apology mean? And what happens next? Fatima speaks to two people who were in Rome to hear the Pope’s apology to Indigenous people over the Residential School system: Norman Yak’e ula, a survivor who has been waiting for 58 years to hear these words; and Taylor Behn-Tsakoza, co-chair of the Assembly of First Nations National Youth Council, who was part of the delegation that got an audience with the Pope. 
CANADALAND
#770 Google And Facebook To The Rescue: Canadian News Gets On Big Tech’s Payroll
Canada is two years into its news media bailout. How the policy has had both good, bad and unintended consequences.
Short Cuts
#769 The Ukraine War Correspondent In Edmonton
Fact-checking the war in Ukraine. And the ‘Pay Me for Clickbait Act’ - sorry, the ‘Online News Act.’ Olena Goncharova co-hosts.