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Ep. 349 - #MeToo And The Iranian Diaspora
Last summer, allegations of sexual misconduct were levelled against prominent Iranian-Canadian artist Aydin Aghdashloo during Iran's #MeToo moment. More than a hundred powerful and influential Iranian men were called out for allegedly committing sexual harassment and rape. Journalist Farnaz Fassihi broke the Aghdashloo story for the New York Times, and she joins Jesse to talk about the allegations, as well as the context in which Iran’s #MeToo movement is playing out. Then Soudeh Ghasemi, president of the board of the Iranian Canadian Congress, discusses why the Aghdashloo allegations have been slow to provoke a reaction in some sections of the Iranian-Canadian community. This episode is brought to you by Beer Canada, Audible and HelloFresh Additional Music by AudioNetwork Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 29
43 min
Short Cuts #287 - Welcome To The Worst
A couple of Manitobans make a show of the media lying. Keean Bexte uncovers a socialist incubator. And copaganda tries out podcasting. Winnipeg-based freelance multimedia journalist Shannon VanRaes cohosts. This episode is brought to you by Dispatch, Audible, Beer Canada, and HelloFresh. References: Shannon duly noted this Narwhal article about double production at a Nunavut mine: https://thenarwhal.ca/nunavut-baffinland-mine-clyde-river-mayor/ For the full video of Jordan Peterson crying over individualism, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvBm0ZUfe7I   Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 25
39 min
Ep. 99 - Christie Blatchford
Jesse speaks with the late Christie Blatchford, the notorious National Post columnist and court reporter who once called his work "another low-water mark in journalism." This episode was brought to you by Audible and Friday Sock Co. This episode originally aired on September 13, 2015. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 22
42 min
Short Cuts #286 - Off The Reconciliation Train Again
Addressing the drinking water crisis in First Nations communities is not rebuilding post-war Europe. And mandating Indigenous content on Canadian broadcasters could get baked into the Broadcasting Act. Return to Thunder Bay host Ryan McMahon and co-writer/reporter Jon Thompson take over in Jesse’s absence.  References: Chris Hannay’s Globe and Mail piece on the updates to the Broadcasting Act can be found here. This episode is brought to you by Squarespace.  Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 19
31 min
Ep. 348 - Is Canada Ready To Give Land Back?
It's crowdfunding month! Support us: canadaland.com/join. Since we last spoke to Karl Dockstader and Sean Vanderklis about the occupation of a development site in Caledonia, Ontario known as 1492 Land Back Lane, tensions between land defenders and local authorities have flared. At the end of October, an Ontario Superior Court judge granted the developers a permanent injunction against the encampment. A violent confrontation between protesters and the OPP erupted. The One Dish, One Mic co-hosts return with an update from the site, and to explore why federal government inaction just makes things worse. After this episode was recorded, on Friday Nov. 13, 1492 Landback Lane issued a press release: “The Federal Government reached out to Land Defenders during the summer, as well as to the Six Nations Elected Council (SNEC) and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council (HCCC) to begin discussions on a negotiations table, but have not updated their position for more than 50 days. Six Nations people continue to demand a real response to the situation from the Federal Government.”  Later the same day, the office of Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, also released a statement. “Our government is committed to continuing to work collaboratively addressing Six Nations historical claims and land rights issues. (…) Federal government officials have been in regular communication with representatives of Six Nations Elected Chief and Council, Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council and Ontario throughout this process with regard to our offer to meet. We look forward to meeting with the community at the earliest opportunity.” At the time of publication, no meeting or negotiation has been announced. Additional production support from Trevor Twining This episode was brought to you by Dispatch Coffee and Article. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 15
41 min
Short Cuts #285 - Facebook Fangoria
It's crowdfunding month! Support us here: canadaland.com/join. Beware of the FANG! And how to cover Chinese infiltration — or anti-Chinese infiltration? Recovering journalist and media consultant Anita Li co-hosts.   This episode is brought to you by Audible and Manscaped. References: The Star article Anita is quoted in is here.  The Star article Jesse is quoted in is here.  If you’re interested in listening to the parliamentary committee with Victor Ho, this is the session. (Victor Ho starts at 12:19:02.)  Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 11
33 min
Ep. 347 - The Brayden Bushby Trial And Pity Porn
It's crowdfunding month! Support us: canadaland.com/join. The Brayden Bushby trial has once again raised some uncomfortable questions about how stories involving Indigenous people get reported by settler journalists. Jesse sits down with CBC's Jody Porter, whose recent essay for Maisonneuve touches upon her experiences reporting on "Indigenous issues" and how writing about other people’s pain can be a way of hiding from your own. Additional music by Audio Network. This episode is brought to you by Dispatch Coffee and Hover.   Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 8
47 min
Short Cuts #284 - There Is No Going Back To Normal
It's crowdfunding month! Support us: canadaland.com/join. We may not know yet who won the U.S. election, but the results aren't reassuring.  At least some of the Canadian coverage was soothing. And Prime Minister Trudeau takes a stance on free speech — but only in French. Le Devoir columnist Emilie Nicolas co-hosts. This episode is brought to you by Audible and Hover.    Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 5
42 min
Ep. 346 - We're Getting Sued
It's crowdfunding month! Support us here: canadaland.com/join Rebel News personality Keean Bexte is suing Canadaland for defamation. In this special “Publisher’s Note” edition of the podcast, Jesse breaks down who’s suing us, how we got here and what we’re going to do about it. This episode was brought to you by Squarespace and Article. Additional music from Audio Network.  Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 1
37 min
Short Cuts #283 - Newspaper Seeks Wealthy Idiot
It's crowdfunding month! Support us here: canadaland.com/join. National Post doubles down on their right to publish status quo opinions. And Bell Media confuses self-promotion with local community engagement. 12:36 'news burrito filler' Marc Weisblott co-hosts. This episode is brought to you by Dispatch Coffee and HelloFresh. Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 29
39 min
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