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#326 While We Weren’t Looking
In the face of a global pandemic, it’s hard to focus on anything else.
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#196 Naughty Daughter
As the Trudeau government trumpets its track record on supporting women's rights abroad, newborn children continue to be separated from their parents right here in Canada. And how did Jagmeet Singh's most recent round of media appearances go?
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#185 Our Friend With A Bone Saw
Despite mounting human rights violations and the seemingly state-sanctioned murder of a journalist, Canada continues to sell arms to Saudi Arabia. Plus, how are municipal elections in Canada supposed to compete with period pieces?
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#176 The House Of Sad
Saudi Arabia leads the charge in exposing the human rights violations of Jordan Peterson, Alex Jones becomes the latest casualty in the Info Wars, and a review of Doug Ford's foray into the news business.
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#206 Jeremy Scahill: Mistrust First, Then Verify
“Objectivity for the sake of objectivity often means make sure that the powerful always get their say. And sometimes Caesar shouldn’t have his say. Sometimes the truth is just true.”
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#201 Saudi Arabia Is Using Canadian Weapons Against Its Own Citizens And Nobody Seems To Care
Over the summer, videos came out that appeared to show Saudi Arabia deploying Canadian combat vehicles against their own citizens. And it barely made a splash in the Canadian media.
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#133 First Scandal of the Trudeau Government
Justin Trudeau's government told us that selling weapons to Saudi Arabia was a "done deal" of the Conservative government, but reporting by The Globe and Mail's Steven Chase revealed that it was entirely within the Liberals' power to stop it. The Globe called the government hypocrites, the NDP called them liars. What about the public?
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Canada’s Arms Deals: Beyond Saudi Arabia
Canada’s arms deal with Saudi Arabia has raised a lot of controversy, but they’re not the only ones getting our weapons or weapons parts. Supriya wants to know who else Canada is selling arms to, what oversight exists to make sure they’re being used ethically and what happens if we do see a reason to break an arms contract. She talks to NDP defence critic Hélène Laverdière, who’s trying to create a Parliamentary sub-committee to oversee arms sales. She also talks to Anthony Fenton, a PhD candidate at York University who studies political economy of Canada and the Middle-East.
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#53 Peacekeeper Arms Dealer
Naitonal Post's Jen Gerson talks about cuts at Postmedia, Canada's arms deal with Saudi Arabia and journalists changing industries.