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27 March 2023
If news can’t be searched for on Google or shared on Facebook, is it even really online? Bill C-18, the Online News Act, is currently before the senate. Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez says that this Bill will help save small newsrooms and local journalism outlets by giving them the power to negot...
(Short Cuts) Stormy Days For Donald Trump
23 March 2023
The Toronto Star’s Allan Woods joins Jonathan to look at the prospect of Trump fundraising off a mugshot, and how a Montreal fire might finally accomplish what years of journalism and advocacy have not, pushing authorities there to take action against illegal Airbnbs.Host: Jonathan GoldsbieCredits: ...
The Senator Fighting Bill C-11
20 March 2023
Last month, the Senate proposed twenty six amendments to Bill C-11, the Online Streaming Act, and the Heritage Minister rejected eight. One of those rejected amendments was proposed by Senators Paula Simons and Julie Miville-Dechêne. Its rejection may have a huge impact on many digital-first creator...
(Short Cuts) The Fall Of Silicon Valley Bank, For Dummies
16 March 2023
Co-host Sean Silcoff walks us through the Silicon Valley Bank collapse and what it might mean for Canadians. And the Supreme Court Judge who mysteriously went missing from the bench for weeks and the alleged misconduct unearthed by journalists. Host: Jesse BrownCredits: Aviva Lessard (Producer), Tri...
(canadaLANDBACK) They Did Not Break Us
13 March 2023
canadaLANDBACK is a co-production by Canada’s National Observer and Canadaland.Landback is not just about returning real estate.It is about Indigenous people reclaiming who we are and making ourselves whole again.An elder once told me that he believed residential schools were designed to hurt women,...
(Détours) Bon Cop, Bad Cop : Paul Wells sur le convoi de la liberté
11 March 2023
À l'automne dernier, le journaliste politique Paul Wells a assisté à l'enquête publique sur l'utilisation de la loi sur les mesures d'urgence lors du convoi de la liberté de 2022. Avec comme point de référence un chapitre du prochain livre de Paul sur le sujet, Paul et Emilie discutent de la réactio...
(Short Cuts) Is China Trudeau's Last Scandal?
09 March 2023
The story about Chinese interference in our elections continues to evolve and the opposition leader has seized on it. Prime Minister Trudeau has now called for two probes despite specific calls for a public inquest - could this be the scandal that breaks him? And a conspiracy theory facilitated by C...
Scams And Slime: C-11 And The Future Of CanCon
06 March 2023
Bill C-11, the Online Streaming Act, has been a long-time coming. After initially being proposed in 2021 as Bill C-10, it is in the final stage of becoming law. The bill would regulate online video streamers, forcing them to contribute towards the Canadian Content system and promote “CanCon” on thei...
(Short Cuts) Ukraine’s Night Train to the Front Lines
02 March 2023
As we cross the one-year anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, former Canadaland producer Sarah Lawrynuik returns to Short Cuts to talk with Jonathan about why she became a freelance war correspondent, taking night trains to the front lines.They also look at China’s reported interf...
Donors To BIPOC Retreat Feel It Was A "Scam"
27 February 2023
There aren’t a lot of dedicated spaces for Black, Indigenous and People of Colour in Nova Scotia. One community group wanted to change that.They decided to create a cottage retreat for BIPOC in Birchtown, Nova Scotia, a site of significant Black history. It would be owned and run by the community, a...