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True crime podcasts have been having a moment — and, more often than not, behind those podcasts are doggedly determined reporters: People who hit the street, knock on doors and ask hard questions. Because of their work, we often know every little detail about the crimes they cover, but what we don't hear enough is what it was actually like to report on those stories, to sit in courtrooms, chase down leads, get to know family members and talk to witnesses. True Crime Byline — a new podcast by ...
 
Plugged In connects you to the ever-expanding Canadian electric vehicle network, featuring in-depth interviews with experts, engineers and everyday EV owners from across the country and from around the world. Hosted by Postmedia Driving senior editor Andrew McCredie, Plugged In updates once a week.
 
Defence Watch is a limited series hosted by the Ottawa Citizen’s David Pugliese, who’s covered the Canadian military for more than 30 years. Through a number of wide-ranging interviews with insiders, experts and military personnel, Pugliese takes an in-depth look at a variety of subjects involving the Canadian Forces.
 
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Early in the race to replace Jason Kenney as leader of Alberta’s conservatives, the conversation has turned to the province’s place in Confederation, with one frontrunner pushing an aggressive strategy. Danielle Smith is proposing an Alberta Sovereignty Act, which would allow the province to supersede federal law deemed not to be in Alberta’s inter…
 
When infections inevitably start rising soon, expect pressure on provinces to start locking down again. But Danielle Smith tells Anthony there will be no such thing ever again in Alberta if she’s in charge. Smith, the former Wildrose party leader now running for leader of Alberta’s United Conservative Party and premier, explains why her first order…
 
Openness and transparency are key tenets of our justice system. But what happens when more and more information is locked behind a publication ban? In a first-of-its-kind investigation, reporters Adrian Humphreys and Talha Hashmani looked into the rising number of discretionary publication bans in both criminal and civil cases. Adrian joins Dave to…
 
It started with a tip from a police source: The number of women reported missing from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside was much higher than publicly reported. A dogged investigation by a team of journalists at the Vancouver Sun told the stories of these missing mothers, daughters and sisters — and created a sense of urgency to find out what happened t…
 
This week’s episode of Down To Business focuses on what the future holds for the western Canadian oil producers if pipelines and other critical infrastructure are no longer on the table. Will the Biden administration seek greater oil production from Canada, which sends 99 per cent of its oil exports to the U.S.? Learn more about your ad choices. Vi…
 
What is it like to cover some of the most notorious criminal cases in Canadian history, to dig into a story, and follow the details as it winds through court? How do the really big cases affect the reporters on those stories? Kathleen Goldhar, host of True Crime Byline, a new podcast from Postmedia and Antica Productions, joins Dave Breakenridge to…
 
Rob and Murray discuss the Saskatchewan Roughriders' 26-16 win over the Edmonton Elks on Saturday, a win that moved the club to 2-0, but also came with the loss of Dan Clark. Clark, a team leader and centre for the offensive line, left the game late in the fourth quarter with what is thought to be an ankle injury, leaving a significant hole in the …
 
One of the many bewildering things about the recent Freedom Convoy is how little agreement exists about the basic facts of what actually happened. Andrew Lawton was embedded inside the convoy and spent many hours interviewing its organizers. He joins Anthony to talk about his new book, The Freedom Convoy: The Inside Story of Three Weeks That Shook …
 
A decade after she died by suicide, the case against Amanda Todd’s alleged tormentor has landed in a B.C. courtroom. Dutch national Aydin Coban is facing a number of charges in what the Crown prosecutor is calling a horrific case of sextortion. Vancouver Sun reporter Susan Lazaruk joins Dave Breakenridge to discuss what the Crown is alleging Coban …
 
This week on Down to Business, Bill Browder, once Russia’s largest foreign investor, describes how he started more than a decade ago on his campaign to convince the world that Russian President Vladimir Putin is dangerously corrupt. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Postmedia
 
Rob and Murray break down the Roughriders' first game of the 2022 CFL regular season, a 30-13 home victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Great defence and 16 points from kicker Brett Lauther gave the offence plenty of security until the Riders' first touchdown in the fourth quarter. Paid attendance was around 28,000 but there were 4,000 fewer than …
 
There’s a ‘cynical trick’ being played with gun politics in Canada, says Gary Mauser, one of Canada’s foremost authorities on gun control. By exploiting American shootings to layer on yet more regulations for Canadian hunters, farmers and sport shooters, the prime minister is taking advantage of the ignorance of his supporters, Mauser tells Anthony…
 
A Canadian airline crew has been stuck in an ongoing nightmare, ever since they alerted police in the Dominican Republic to the presence of cocaine in a compartment on their charter aircraft. For their efforts, they were jailed, subject to threats and have been ordered to stay put in the Caribbean nation. National Post reporter Tom Blackwell joins …
 
Behind every crime headline is a doggedly determined reporter whose job it is to hit the street, knock on doors and ask hard questions. Because of their work, we often know every little detail about the crimes they cover — but what we don't hear enough is what it was actually like to report on those stories, to sit in courtrooms, chase down leads, …
 
Rob and Murray examine the Roughriders' strengths and weaknesses heading into the CFL season. Do they have enough to take down the reigning back-to-back Grey Cup champion Winnipeg Blue Bombers? With the Riders' latest Grey Cup drought nearing a decade, a chance to play for the championship at home sets big expectations. Learn more about your ad cho…
 
Ontario voters handed Premier Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario a renewed mandate with even more seats than the last election. The PCs managed a strong win despite the fact that less than 50 per cent of voters turned up at the polls. The loss also has both main opposition parties looking for new leaders. National Post poli…
 
For someone who’s spent his career in politics, Conservative MP and leadership candidate Scott Aitchison doesn’t have a lot of good things to say about politicians. He thinks elected leaders today are all about stoking division to bump their popularity with their base, as he tells Anthony in this latest instalment of Full Comment’s discussions with…
 
Canada’s gun laws are facing a host of updates, including a freeze on new handgun sales and imports. The bill replaces an earlier version previously proposed by the feds, and also includes a mandatory buyback of assault-style guns previously targeted by the government. National Post political reporter Chris Nardi joins Dave Breakenridge to discuss …
 
Last year the Port of Vancouver moved record cargo and still ranked near the bottom in performance among its global peers. Down to Business talks to economists and shipping experts about the port's struggle with pandemic bottlenecks and extreme weather and looks at the challenges to come. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoic…
 
Quebec’s controversial new language bill was passed in the legislature last week. It governs wide swaths of Quebec life, including college spaces and in what language people can access healthcare. Montreal Gazette columnist Allison Hanes joins Dave Breakenridge to discuss why the bill is so controversial, how it could affect relations between Anglo…
 
Ontario endured strict and lengthy pandemic lockdowns, especially compared to Alberta’s much lighter touch. But conservative voters seem ready to reward Doug Ford’s Ontario PCs with re-election while, out west, angry conservatives in Alberta have driven their premier from office. Hamish Marshall, a former national Conservative campaign manager, joi…
 
Ontario voters go to the polls in just a few days, but it hasn’t exactly been a barn-burner of a campaign. Despite trying to make a dent in Doug Ford’s support in opinion polls, the Liberals and the NDP still trail the PCs. National Post columnist Sabrina Maddeaux and Toronto Sun columnist Brian Lilley join Dave Breakenridge to discuss why voters m…
 
The debate of whether mercy killing can be used as a defence in a murder case is once again in the spotlight after a domestic homicide in Ottawa. Richard Rutherford, a former principal dancer with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and officer with the Canada Council for the Arts, was found dead in his home Easter weekend. His longtime spouse Phillipe Heber…
 
Dr. Sonu Gaind is a supporter of “medical assistance in dying” (MAID) for those suffering profoundly with terminal illnesses. He’s even the physician chair of the MAID team at Toronto’s Humber River Hospital, where he’s chief of psychiatry. But he’s grown alarmed since Canada stopped requiring a reasonably foreseeable death for euthanasia, as he te…
 
Alberta’s governing United Conservative Party is looking for a new leader after Jason Kenney announced he would be stepping down. Kenney made the announcement after receiving a bare majority of support in a scheduled leadership review. Calgary Sun columnist Rick Bell joins Dave Breakenridge to discuss why Kenney fared so poorly with members of a pa…
 
Canada’s top court has struck down a section of the criminal code that could allow for extreme intoxication to be used as a defence in violent crimes. The ruling upheld the acquittal of a Calgary man who attacked a university prof after consuming alcohol and magic mushrooms. Calgary Herald reporter Bill Kaufmann joins Dave Breakenridge to discuss t…
 
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