For 150 years, the Olands have been one of Canada’s most prominent brewing dynasties, the makers of Moosehead Beer. But in the last decade, they’ve made the news for much darker reasons. Richard Oland was murdered in 2011. And police and prosecutors believe that he was killed by his only son.
January 8, 2020
DYNASTIES #2 – The Irvings
For almost a century, the Irving family has run New Brunswick like a personal fiefdom. They own the newspapers, the industry, and, according to some, even the government. So how does a single family come to so thoroughly dominate an entire province? And what happens when that family starts to fracture and split apart at the seams?
October 1, 2019
CRUDE #10 – The Apocalypse is Now
Canoe-borne bandits strike an underwater town. A new generation of wealthy lobstermen is minted. An island disappears. And hellfire engulfs a highway jammed with broken heroes on a last chance power drive. Just another normal day amidst Canada’s climate catastrophe.
August 20, 2019
#28 Provinces At War
With the election of Jason Kenney's United Conservative Party in Alberta, the national alliance of conservative premiers has gained a key member in its battle against the federal Liberals. In this episode, we take look at what's going on in Canada from coast to coast to coast.
April 22, 2019
Saint John Deputy Mayor Wants Ban On “Negative” News
If you don’t have anything nice to report, find a way to make it positive!
December 14, 2018
By Emma McPhee
This fall's Québec election might be a vital indicator of what's to come in federal politics. We take a deep plonge into the issues at hand, and then discuss the Governor General's scandale d'estime. Oh, and Doug Ford posed for a picture with a white supremacist.
September 24, 2018
Beverly Glenn-Copeland Comes out of the Woodwork
In 1986, an album called Keyboard Fantasies was recorded on cassette in Huntsville, Ontario. It was self-released and barely sold any copies. Recently, the album was rediscovered, shining a spotlight on the incredible catalogue of Beverly Glenn-Copeland.
June 20, 2018
New Brunswick Student Paper Laughs Off Critics Of Nazi Op-Ed
Baron editor-in-chief tells CANADALAND she's "not groovy" with suggestion that editing involves judgment
January 30, 2018
By Olivia Blackmore
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?