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Media criticism, news analysis and investigations with host Jesse Brown. The

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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. CANADALAND's French language media correspondent Emilie Nicolas co-hosts. Further reading: See The New York Times piece on Caolan Robertson speaking about Rebel News …
Ever since the Canadian government announced recommendations that adults from Indigenous and racialized communities should be given priority for a COVID-19 vaccination, accusations of reverse racism have filled comment sections and social media posts. Now, racial minorities with vaccine priority are facing racism and other structural barriers to getting the …
As provinces fail spectacularly to control the third wave of the pandemic, is the press adequately holding them to account, or making things worse? And what are the ethics of publishing a a picture of a nude MP accidentally caught on Zoom? Freelance journalist Justin Ling co-hosts. This episode is …
Filmmaker Daniel Lombroso spent four years following Lauren Southern, Richard Spencer, and Mike Cernovich with a camera, as their stars rose and the bigotry and xenophobia they championed went mainstream. The result is White Noise, a feature-length documentary produced by The Atlantic. And though they’re less prominent these days, and …
GraceLife Church and Montreal riots against public health directives had us wondering why mainstream narratives about vaccine hesitancy focus so much on racialized communities. And journalists are officially hella tired. Freelance journalist Fatima Syed and Torstar Editor Evy Kwong co-host. Further reading: Evy's piece to combat vaccine hesitancy here StatCan's …
The Landlord Credit Bureau lets landlords review their tenants and report their payment habits. The information is shared with other landlords, and it can damage a tenant’s credit rating. But is that legal? In the midst of the pandemic, Hamilton resident Joey Nicol and her partner found they’d been signed …
An uprising of frontline workers forces change to COVID policies. And with a major merger in the works, a telecom giant makes the case that less competition is good for Canada. Freelance journalist Nora Loreto co-hosts. This episode is brought to you by Dispatch Coffee, Kilne, and Squarespace. Support CANADALAND: …
341 Ep. 341 - Food Will Find A Way April 5, 2021
Restaurants have struggled badly during the pandemic. But food writer Suresh Doss takes us to a parking lot, a subway stop, and a home cook’s kitchen to show us a thriving underground food scene. This episode first aired on September 20, 2020. It is brought to you by Our Darkest …
CBC puts an end to Randy Bachman’s Vinyl Tap after just 16 years of self- indulgent, uninspiring radio. What will take its place? And it turns out one of the reporters who's most friendly to Doug Ford is in a relationship with the Premier’s director of media relations. Fucked Up …
A site called SeaWestNews describes Alexandra Morton as “BC’s loudest anti- salmon farming activist,” and her writing as “rambling” and “conspiracy- laden.” Originally a whale biologist from California, Morton was shocked into activism when her research revealed the devastating results of industrialized salmon farming. Since then, she’s been subject to …
Are stories about vaccine efficacy doing more harm than good? And Canadian politicians are following a road paved by Trump, singling out critics for scorn. Montreal Gazette health reporter Aaron Derfel co-hosts. This episode was brought to you by Dispatch Coffee, Pandemic University, Squarespace, and HelloFresh. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See …
The culture war icon is back with a new bestseller. We revisit our examination of Jordan Peterson the media phenomenon, which asks how an obscure Canadian psychology professor rose to international stardom. This episode is brought to you by Pandemic University, Cullen’s Foods, and FreshBooks. It first aired on February …
What's the best way to cover allegations of sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces - or just generally, really? And the Alberta government has some harsh words for an animated Bigfoot movie. Freelance journalists Fatima Syed and Maggie Rahr co-host. This episode is brought to you by the Rotman …
Ari Ben-Menashe has been an Israeli spy, sold weapons to Iran, survived a firebombing, and been the target of at least one RCMP investigation. He crossed paths with Jeffrey Epstein. And he’s worked for Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe, Libya’s Khalifa Haftar, and Sudan’s Transitional Military Council. Ben-Menashe runs the lobbying firm …
HuffPost Canada is dead. The Ryerson School of Journalism faces a crisis. And a very serious, important conversation about Dr. Seuss. The Nation's national affairs correspondent Jeet Heer co-hosts. This episode is brought to you by the Rotman School of Management, CFUV, Squarespace, Theatre Passe Muraille and HelloFresh. Support CANADALAND: …
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? Vélina Elysée …
Torstar gets into the gambling business. Americans get caught up on the WE scandal. And documents suggest Canada’s two major newspaper chains traded notes on shutting down each others’ papers before they swapped them. The Tyee's tech and privacy reporter Bryan Carney co-hosts. Further reading: Read Bryan's full story here …
In February, as the Australian government prepared to introduce a link tax, Facebook blocked all news from its Australian platform. The new legislation, lobbied for by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp and other big media organizations, would have forced Facebook and Google to pay them each time their content is shared …
Canada's vote to call China's treatment of Uyghurs a genocide exposes an online wave of China apologists on the far left. And the New York Times brings back Cortland Cronk in an attempt to prove that Canadians are actually not very nice. Author and retired journalist Jan Wong co-hosts. This …
LifeSiteNews may be the biggest Canadian news outlet you’ve never heard of — a kind of Breitbart for traditionalist Catholics. A new investigation published by the Canadian Anti-Hate Network shows how LifeSite, which has its roots in an anti-abortion lobby group, has grown. It’s become a megaphone for an anti- …