A repost of one of the most popular Canadaland episodes ever, from way back in 2014.
May 24, 2021
#270 The Most Expensive Thing Canada’s Ever Bought
When Ottawa Citizen reporter David Pugliese called the government to follow up on a tip, he heard back from the PR arm of Irving Shipbuilding. And then the president of that company called, and threatened to sue him.
March 24, 2019
#183 It All Comes Down To Weed And Wrestling
The miraculous refinery explosion in New Brunswick, Faith Goldy tricks the press again, and the changing landscape of cannabis coverage.
October 11, 2018
Why Is J.D. Irving Calling On The CBC To Remove “Unprofessional” Story?
The firing of New Brunswick’s chief medical officer has raised questions among the community about possible corporate influence on government and...
December 15, 2015
By Jane Lytvynenko
#71 The Last Newspaper Barons (Live From New Brunswick)
The Irving Family of New Brunswick own more land than anyone in the world except for royalty and the Pope. How do they use their media monopoly to further their interests? What happens to those who try to compete with them?
February 22, 2015
#59 The Family That Owns New Brunswick
The Irvings are secretive billionaires who have a monopoly on New Brunswick's news media. Journalist Jacques Poitras, author of Irving vs Irving, describes how the family subtly suppresses criticism and destroys competitors.