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November 19, 2021

Fairy Creek, Lee Maracle and activism during a climate crisis

Libby Davies and Rita Wong discuss Fairy Creek — the site of ongoing protests against old-growth logging on the southern portion of Vancouver Island. The protests have been going on for over a year now, with many activists — Rita included — travelling to and from the region when they can at the invitation of Pacheedaht First Nation elder Bill Jones and hereditary leader Victor Peter, upon whose lands the logging is taking place.


October 29, 2021

What Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle means for Canadian politics

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Trudeau introduced his new cabinet to the country, shaking up his inner circle and giving us a peek into who he trusts most. There’s a lot we can learn about a government from the PM’s cabinet picks. What regions are represented? Whose got the chops for the top portfolios, like finance or global affairs? While there aren’t any “official” demotions… who is being given a less prestigious portfolio and who is being cast out of cabinet completely? There’s a lot to unpack.


October 22, 2021

What to do about Facebook?

National politics reporter Stephen Wentzell speaks with Michael Geist this week for rabble.ca as part of his report on Facebook regulation in Canada.   Geist is a law professor at the University of Ottawa where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law. He’s also the author of the 2015 book Law, Privacy, and Surveillance in Canada in the Post-Snowden Era.


October 1, 2021

What did the media miss in their coverage of Election 2021?

This week on the show, rabble editor Chelsea Nash sat down for a conversation with rabble’s own columnist Chuka Ejeckam. Chuka is a writer and policy researcher who works in the labour movement. The son of Igbo immigrants to Canada, he grew up in Winnipeg.  They talked about what was missing from this federal election,…


September 18, 2021

#ELXNN44: Down to the Wire

On Sept 17 we heard from our amazing panelists at our live politics panel: Off the Hill. You’ll hear a clip of their discussion. Host Robin Browne takes panelists through an insightful discussion of the real issues facing us on E-Day, and how we can make this election count. We’re down to the wire, after all. 

Plus our rundown on what you might have missed on rabble.ca this week.