Teachers accused of abusing Indigenous children at Catholic schools are among us. John Furlong is quoted regularly in the press as the man leading a possible Vancouver bid for the 2030 Olympics. It's as if the people accusing him of physical and sexual abuse don't exist. Today we hear Jesse's original 2014 conversation with journalist Laura Robinson, who broke the Furlong story, and an update about all that has happened since, and why the upcoming tribunal on the case may be different.
August 2, 2021
#370 Why Can’t the Military Stop Sexual Assault?
The Canadian Armed Forces has known that they have a problem with sexual misconduct for over two decades. Why can't they figure out how to stop it?
May 17, 2021
No, Intoxication Is Not A Legitimate Defence For Sexual Assault In Ontario
That's not what the Court of Appeal said, and reporting otherwise is both misleading and harmful
June 22, 2020
By Vanshika Dhawan
Fact-Checking Jian Ghomeshi’s Comeback Attempt
Had The New York Review of Books bothered to look into Ghomeshi's claims before publishing his essay, this is what they would have learned
September 17, 2018
By Jesse Brown
#171 A He Said That She Said Story
Why is no one in Canada reporting on that Justin Trudeau groping allegation? How does The Globe & Mail go from publishing one of the most important pieces of journalism about sexual assault in recent years to publishing an alleged sexual assailant's version of events? And what can we learn from the New York Magazine profile of everyone's favourite hipster Ponzi scheme, VICE?
June 13, 2018
#160 Oh, So I’m The Idiot
Hot takes! If the CBC runs a picture of you without your consent, do they owe you a column? And why was one Canadian taxpayer-subsidized show available on Netflix everywhere around the world — except in Canada?
March 29, 2018
Untangling The Reporting On Patrick Brown
CANADALAND has learned new details about a third accuser whose allegations CTV chose not to report, more about the alleged victims’ relationships...
February 16, 2018
By Graeme Gordon
#150 Creeping Sharia, Bitches!
On the hijab cutting hate crime that never was and the job of journalists in reporting stories of sexual assault.
January 17, 2018
#140 Weekend With Bernie
Canada's weekend with Bernie, Bill Morneau's conflicts of interest and the so-called "Ghomeshi Rules" that could change how the courts deal with sexual assault cases.
November 1, 2017
“I’m Ashamed Of Myself For Being Afraid”
This week, the city of Thunder Bay, ON, agreed to implement the recommendations of an inquest that looked into the deaths of seven Indigenous students. This, despite the fact that no one from city council appeared to have attended said inquest.
The case of a Halifax-area cab driver accused of sexually assaulting a heavily intoxicated female passenger was dismissed by a provincial court judge after he claimed that, “clearly, a drunk can consent.”
Finally, the Globe & Mail dug deep into a brewing cash-for-access scandal in British Columbia that could have significant ramifications in that province’s upcoming election.
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