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SHORT CUTS — Successful Pile Of Garbage

January 12, 2017

Buzzfeed released a dossier of compromising information about Trump. John Furlong is reinstated as a UBC speaker. Disclosures aren’t Jon Kay’s strong suit.

Follow Up: John Furlong

July 25, 2016

John Furlong has been accused of abusing dozens of First Nations children when he was a teacher in Burns Lake in the 1960s. Journalist Laura Robinson told this story and ended up on the wrong side of a defamation lawsuit.

Assembly of First Nations Votes to Press Government for New John Furlong Investigation

July 14, 2016

Decades after her alleged abuse by John Furlong, what Cathy Woodgate really wants is to heal. But to heal she first needs to be heard. Wednesday evening the Assembly of First Nations heard her voice. A resolution passed by the AFN seeks to pressure the federal government and the RCMP into launching a formal investigation … Continued

SHORT CUTS – Nannies/Indigenous Comments/Collateral Teen

December 3, 2015

The National Post’s Ashley Csanady on the Prime Minister’s childcare, the CBC closing comments on all stories about First Nations, the teenager at the center of a media firestorm and three puff-pieces in three papers about three powerful people.

An Open Letter From Furlong’s Accusers to Prime Minister Trudeau

November 27, 2015

John Furlong’s accusers are asking the federal government to listen to them. In an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and two cabinet ministers, Cathy Woodgate and seven others who say Furlong abused them as children call for Trudeau to ask Furlong to step down from Own the Podium, a government-created and government-funded non-profit sports … Continued

SHORT CUTS – Liberal Leaks/Newfoundland Goof/Furlong’s Comeback

November 25, 2015

Rosemary Barton states incorrect facts about Trudeau’s refugee plan. Parliament Hill journos attempt to get into the ring with Cabinet Ministers but the Ministers are on another floor. CANADALAND gets NFLD’s ATIP reform “spectacularly wrong.” The National Post passes judgement on Furlong’s accusers without actually speaking to the accusers. CANADALAND publishes their affidavits. Buzzfeed’s Paul McLeod discusses.

“I Remember John Furlong”

November 25, 2015

John Furlong, a man accused of abusing aboriginal children, is staging a comeback. His accusers, now grown, have been excluded from national media coverage of his return to public life.

In what has become a battle between John Furlong and Laura Robinson, the voices of eight First Nations individuals have been excluded, omitted and ignored. Yet none of them have recanted their allegations.

CANADALAND presents their words now.

John Furlong’s Privilege

October 5, 2015

Laura Robinson has lost her libel suit against John Furlong. The ruling, which could limit the media’s willingness to report on abuse allegations, is based on erroneous information. Lawyer William McDowell discusses the possible impact.

The Media’s Disgusting Racism and Shameful Betrayal of Laura Robinson

June 22, 2015

Over forty Native Canadians swear that John Furlong was a racist, violent bully who made the lives of children a living hell. Does The National Post think they’re all liars?

SHORT CUTS – The Trial of John Furlong/Smearing Snowden

June 18, 2015

Freelance writer Denise Balkissoon on Laura Robinson’s defamation suit against John Furlong and the CBC’s modified headline following the publication of Glenn Greenwald’s exposé of a false Sunday Times report.

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