Welcome back to a brand-new season of Commons!
To kick things off, the Commons team is profiling each of the four candidates vying to replace Thomas Mulcair as leader of the federal NDP. This week, we speak with Guy Caron.
Also, we look at the summer political stories that evolved while we were on hiatus: the Charlottesville tragedy and subsequent events in Canada, the influx of asylum seekers crossing the border and Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle which may have just doubled the bureaucracy for Indigenous peoples.
September 12, 2017
Can a Conservative Be a Feminist?
Should a politician's voting record prevent her from speaking up about sexism? Why protestors were living inside the offices of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada across the country. And Mike Duffy's acquitted. Jane Lytvenenko joins Supriya Dwivedi.
April 25, 2016
#34 Election Distractions/Chris Hyndman
Vice's Hilary Beaumont on Nigel Wright's Duffy trial testimonial and the media's coverage of Chris Hyndman's passing.
August 13, 2015
#78 Duffy Fallout
Journalist Mark Bourrie has vowed to sue CANADALAND for an article about his dealings with Senator Mike Duffy. Instead, Mark and Jesse talk it out.
April 19, 2015
CANADALAND Strong-Armed me into Writing this
EDITOR: Journalist Mark Bourrie responds here to this CANADALAND post by David Akin. Bourrie will appear on CANADALAND on Monday, April 20 to discuss...
April 15, 2015
By Mark Bourrie
Duffy, as Senator, Paid Journalists
The high-profile trial of Mike Duffy, one of the country's best-known former journalists, has put a spotlight on two other political journalists....
April 9, 2015
By David Akin
Paul Wells on Canada's "expanded" mission against ISIS, the coming trial of Mike Duffy, and the media's shameful treatment of journalist Laura Robinson and her dozens of First Nations sources.
April 1, 2015
#5 You Can’t Do Political Satire Here
Playwright & actor Michael Healey on why Canada's powerful never get what they deserve.