Reporter Ahmar Khan tried to blow the whistle on systemic racism at CBC... and they fired him. Maclean’s publishes a big, powerful list.
January 20, 2021
#267 Consequence Culture
Can you really be “cancelled” if you still have a platform? A look at Margaret Wente, Wendy Mesley, and the Mulroneys. And was the Nova Scotia shooter an RCMP informant?
June 25, 2020
#194 Rex Murphy Vs. A Dead Guy
The Canadian government owns up to treaty obligations after 168 years, Maclean's staff puts in a bid to buy the magazine, and Rex Murphy kicks a journalist while they're dead.
January 2, 2019
#188 The Paunch Resistance
The most controversial Maclean's cover in years, Ontario Proud's leaked fundraising documents, and Justin Trudeau becomes the latest champion of the free press.
November 14, 2018
The Curious Case Of Maclean’s Government Grants
As the Liberals prepare to expand the Canada Periodical Fund, we look at the vagaries of an opaque system.
January 26, 2018
By Graeme Gordon
Tabatha Southey Heads To Maclean’s, Opens Up About The Globe
"I was a freelancer, and making fun of Margaret Wente on Twitter is a national pastime, so it was a bit like being told, 'Sure, you can work for us...
October 24, 2017
By Jonathan Goldsbie
SHORT CUTS – Arctic DNA
Joseph Boyden has emerged from his winter burrow like a collared lemming (it’s an arctic mammal — look it up!) to plug his forthcoming book weigh in again on questions of his Indigenous ancestry. Despite his insistence that his connection to — and friendship with — Indigenous communities should automatically confer some sort of Indigenous status, he went ahead and got a DNA test anyway.
Robert Jago wrote an excellent dissection of Boyden’s latest plea for acceptance/publicity stunt, while Eric Andrew-Gee dug into Boyden’s complicated family history in a Globe & Mail feature.
Also, with literally no Canadians waiting with baited breath, the CBC finally announced its cadre of Peter Mansbridge replacements.
Rosemary Barton, Ian Hanomansing, Adrienne Arsenault, and Andrew Chang have collectively made the cut, while network mainstays Ernie Coombs, Bruno Gerussi, and Al Waxman remain in reserve in case any of the new lead anchors bolt for CTV.
National Post journalist and Commons co-host Ashley Csanady joins us.
Ashley vents about three Toronto cops acquitted of sexually assaulting a parking enforcement officer;
Speaking of Toronto cops, Toronto Sun columnist Sue-Ann Levy doesn’t like that they’re being given Naloxone to prevent Fentanyl users from dying in front of them. Toronto mayor John Tory wrote the op-ed equivalent of a facepalm;
A Google employee writes a 10-page memo explaining that Silicon Valley is rightfully a bro-fest because women are bad at math. Almost as egregious? A 10-page memo! Who has time to read a 10-page memo?
A Toronto-based Business News Network reporter is stunned to discover Muslim women wear undergarments;
Finally, Vice’s Canadian operation lays off 10 employees, including four members of its editorial team. Those with pink slips include: Sarah Hagi, Tamara Khandaker, Max Mertens and Amanda Roth, all talented writers.
August 10, 2017
Joseph Boyden Won’t Find Indigenous Identity In A Test Tube Of Spit
To be First Nations, you must first belong to a nation.
August 4, 2017
By Robert Jago
#193 Summer Dump
New facts about Andrew Potter’s abrupt departure from McGill after his Maclean’s diatribe about Quebec, and what happened after Leah McLaren’s column about attempting to breastfeed Michael Chong’s baby was spiked.
July 24, 2017
Rogers Appears To Have Kept Grants For Magazines It No Longer Operates
The company closed, sold off, or cut back on each of the 16 publications that had received federal grant money for the entire year
June 29, 2017
By Graeme Gordon
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