Canadian Politics

The CBC Has Damaged Rosemary Barton’s Brand, And Its Own

CANADALAND There are only two possible scenarios for Rosemary Barton, and neither are good. Either she knew that the CBC was going to sue the Conservative Party of Canada in her name and she let it happen, or she didn’t. If she knew about it, that’s bad. She is, after all, the lead CBC journalist […]

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Rumours Of A Suppressed Globe Story About Justin Trudeau Are Bullshit

CANADALAND It’s a bit funny that there has been so much fear over a Russian disinformation effort in this election, given that Canadians seem perfectly willing to churn out disinformation all on our own. In recent weeks, rumours and innuendo have swirled suggesting that The Globe and Mail has been working on a hot scoop […]

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No Indigenous Journalist Among Debate Moderators. Instead, An Offer To Be A Human “Mic Stand.”

CANADALAND At tonight’s federal leaders’ debate, Canadians will watch as candidates face questions from a panel of moderators comprised of no fewer than five accomplished journalists. But despite efforts made by the Aboriginal People’s Television Network (APTN), to ensure that one would be an Indigenous journalist, no such representation will occur. Instead, representatives from the […]

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CBC Radio And The Creep Of White Supremacy

CANADALAND Mary Wiens, a reporter for CBC’s Metro Morning, the premier morning radio broadcast in Canada’s biggest city, shadows a candidate running to represent a west Toronto riding in the House of Commons. Trailing a low-budget campaign for a long-shot party, listeners are taken along for the ride as the candidate knocks on doors, talks […]

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We Have Seen This Before In BC

CANADALAND Eric M. Adams (University of Alberta), Jordan Stanger-Ross (University of Victoria), Nicholas Blomley (Simon Fraser University), and Vivian Wakabayashi Rygnestad are members of Landscapes of Injustice, a project investigating the history of the dispossession of Japanese Canadians. The adage that those who forget their history are doomed to repeat it came alarmingly to mind […]

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Canadian Media Should Recognize Itself In Trudeau’s Racism

CANADALAND By now, you’ll have seen the many pictures of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wearing dark brown and black makeup in a variety of settings, including at an “Arabian Nights” themed party at which he also wore a turban. But you may not have seen that the very first reports of Trudeau’s behaviour came just […]

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There Is A Second Photo Of Justin Trudeau In Brownface

CANADALAND By now we have all seen the photos of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in brownface from a school yearbook and in blackface from his high school days. Canadaland publisher Jesse Brown has asked why no Canadian media had found these before — and there really is no excuse, other than that we thought we […]

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How Ezra Levant’s Globe Op-ed Got Published

CANADALAND On Monday, The Globe and Mail published an op-ed from Ezra Levant, the founder and head of Rebel Media, affording the demagogic entrepreneur a platform to argue that his far-right online video channel, now in its fifth year of advancing anti-Muslim conspiracy theories, is little more than a band of “prickly” right-leaning journalists who […]

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Vancouver Sun’s Editorial Standards The Real Danger To Social Trust

CANADALAND A century ago, Canada was a “White Man’s Country.” It was the era of overt race politics and colonialism. Indigenous peoples and Asian Canadians were barred from voting, and immigration from Asia was legally restricted. Politicians proudly stumped on keeping the borders sealed from non-white immigration, and newspapers, including the Vancouver Sun, peddled copies […]

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Author Of Anti-Immigrant Vancouver Sun Op-ed Explains How It Got Published

CANADALAND On Friday evening, the Vancouver Sun published an opinion piece by Mark Hecht, a geography instructor at Calgary’s Mount Royal University. The column decried “the dogma of diversity, tolerance, and inclusion” and praised the virtues of homogeneity and exclusion. It cited research by the anti-Muslim Gatestone Institute. Neo-Nazis, and those of similar ilk, were […]

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