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#287 Welcome To The Worst
A couple of Manitobans make a show of the media lying. Keean Bexte uncovers a socialist incubator. And copaganda tries out podcasting.
Wag the Doug
#22 Law & Forder
Except when they’re investigating members of his family, Doug Ford really loves the police. So much so that, earlier this year, when calls for defunding became inescapable, he responded by giving them more money.
The “Get Out Of Jail” Card That Comes With A Price
Case of Indigenous journalist Karl Dockstader points to issues with letting police dictate conditions of release
“It’s Either A Terrible Mistake Or Something More Sinister”
Karl Dockstader on being charged in connection with his reporting on 1492 Land Back Lane
OPPO
#36 Fake News Election Panic
After the Mounties' massive manhunt for two murder suspects, Justin questions whether the RCMP's mandate is overstretched — and makes the case that their role in local policing should be an election issue. And with the election looming, there's a frenzy over fake news. But is it even a problem?
What Two Recent Incidents Tell Us About How Police Handle Social Media Hostility
Cops rushed to the defence of PC MPP Sam Oosterhoff, but couldn't help Toronto councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam
Wag the Doug
#5 OPP, Yeah You Know Me
An old friend of the Ford family has been appointed to head the Ontario Provincial Police, a job many consider him to be under-qualified for. We look back to Doug's history with Ron Taverner, as well as the group of unofficial advisors who surrounded the Fords for years.
COMMONS
Invisible Victims: How Police Botched the Robert Pickton Case
“If the police don’t want you to see a file, you’re never gonna know it exists.” Part one of a two part series on Canada’s policing system and police accountability.