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Inside the Trudeau government’s own-goal on solitary confinement

Inside the Trudeau government’s own-goal on solitary confinement

The practice of solitary confinement in Canada had been found to violate inmates' human rights. The government had been given a year to fix it, and last December, the year was almost up. - Since then, a lot has changed in the world.
Winter is coming. Are we ready?

Winter is coming. Are we ready?

It sucks to think about cold weather and flu season when BBQs and beaches are still on the menu, but that’s the life of epidemiologists during a global pandemic. - School starts next week. Fall is almost here.
A Sip of Black Tea

A Sip of Black Tea

We're bringing you a special episode of our sister show, Black Tea. In this one, Mel and Dalton talk to Celina Caesar-Chavannes, a former Member of Parliament, about how a lack of political will directly harm Black communities. We hope you'll listen.
A special message from The Big Story

A special message from The Big Story

A special episode of the Big Story looks at what has happened in sports over the past 48 hours and asks a question: If it isn't business as usual, and talking won't get things done, what will? - GUEST: None.
How the pandemic poured gas on the income inequality fire

How the pandemic poured gas on the income inequality fire

You’ve probably lived most of your life with rising income inequality. The rich steadily get richer while the rest of us just try to keep up.
Who is Erin O’Toole? And should Justin Trudeau be worried?

Who is Erin O’Toole? And should Justin Trudeau be worried?

He loves Top Gun, but he admits he's not Maverick. He courted the social conservative vote, then turned around and made a play for moderates. He wants a more inclusive Conservative Party of Canada, but he won't budge on the carbon tax. -
What it’s like to get cancer care during a pandemic

What it’s like to get cancer care during a pandemic

It's perhaps the worst news you can imagine getting—and the only way to make it worse is to get it via videoconference in the midst of a pandemic.
Now we know how COVID-19 has changed the workday

Now we know how COVID-19 has changed the workday

The past six months have featured a lot of speculation about what the pandemic has done to the average workday for those lucky enough to have a job that can be done at home.
What ‘Anne With An E’ fans taught us about cultural politics

What ‘Anne With An E’ fans taught us about cultural politics

Anne With An E is a reimagining of Lucy Maude Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables tales. It ran for three seasons, and then got cancelled. And the fans took it personally. - This isn’t a conversation about Anne With An E, though,
What the hell just happened in Ottawa?

What the hell just happened in Ottawa?

Since Monday, the nation’s federal government has seen a high-profile resignation, a historic appointment, a prorogation of parliament in the middle of a pandemic, the release of 5,000 pages of documents concerning the government’s latest scandal,
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