Media reacts to a perplexing Court decision on Bill 21, Quebec’s law banning some public servants from wearing religious symbols. And Rebel News is facing new scrutiny.
April 29, 2021
#302 Picky With The Sticky
Are all of these stories about vaccine efficacy doing more harm than good? And Canadian politicians are following a road paved by Trump, singling out critics for scorn.
March 24, 2021
What’s going on in Haiti and what Canada has to do with it
"We, the Haitian people, are telling the president that we will not go back into a dictatorship," says democracy activist Vélina Elysée Charlier
March 8, 2021
#362 The Millionaires Of Haiti
A Haitian senator’s wife paid $4.25 million—all money down—for a house in Laval, Quebec. Meanwhile in Haiti, people have been protesting against corruption, kidnapping, and a president who they say is over-staying his term in office. How do we talk about Haiti without reproducing unhelpful tropes and stereotypes?
March 7, 2021
#343 The New Solitudes
Quebec's distinct culture reacts differently to global movements like #MeToo and Black Lives Matter.
October 4, 2020
PANDEMIC #9 – Mend the World
After a stroke left him locked in his own body, Rabbi Ronnie Cahana has found ways to lead an incredibly full life. Then the pandemic came. It swept through Quebec, leaving a trail of devastation. Today, Rabbi Cahana is one of the thousands of Quebeckers left stranded in the middle of one of the worst disasters in modern Canadian history.
June 24, 2020
#263 A Case For Bad Art
The incredibly controversial painting of Justin Trudeau, François Legault’s problem with anglophone media, and the story about Gaza that CBC disappeared.
May 21, 2020
DYNASTIES #6 – The Desmarais
The Desmarais family is by far the most influential Canadian dynasty of the last half-century. But if you don’t live in Quebec, chances are you haven’t even heard of them. Paul Desmarais had Prime Ministers and Premiers in his pocket and billions of dollars at his disposal. He wasn’t just a Laurentian elite; he was the Laurentian emperor.
December 11, 2019
#34 Does Québec Get A Pass On Racism?
Québec’s secularism bill is a godawful tragedy, the NDP’s platform leaves a lot to be desired, and Andrew Scheer is feeling cramped in Doug Ford’s clown car.
July 15, 2019
#221 Fuck You For This One, Québec
The secularism bill banning public workers from wearing religious symbols finally passed in Québec. Google News gathered together the heads of major media companies for a meeting and (surprise!) didn’t tell the public. And VICE reporter Ben Makuch lost a legal challenge to keep private background material from the RCMP.