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PODCAST: Is public reaction to the Khadr settlement racism?

Plus the NDP leadership race is heating up, so here’s what you need to know

Reaction to the reported $10.5 million settlement the Trudeau government will be paying to Omar Khadr indicates that Canadian racism runs deeper than the lazy xenophobia of a Kellie Leitch campaign.

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In the first part of a two-part conversation, Ricochet editor and co-founder Derrick O'Keefe joins Unpacking the News to talk about the political and media fallout over the settlement.

And, as the candidates met for their fifth debate in Saskatoon this week, we discuss the state of the race in the run-up to the October NDP leadership vote.

Part two of this conversation, breaking down the state of B.C. politics and the first NDP-Green government in Canadian history, is available as a bonus episode on iTunes. Be sure to subscribe on iTunes to get every episode delivered straight to your devices.

Click here to download the podcast.

Listen to "Omar Khadr Settlement Debate/State of the NDP Leadership Campaign" on Spreaker.

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