Unpacking the news

How Canadian media normalizes the far right

In a week that saw an escalation of tactics from racist group Atalante at Vice's Montréal office, Savannah Stewart, Coordinating Editor at Concordia University's The Link magazine joins host Andre Goulet to discuss Canadian and American media normalization of the far-right since 2016.

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Plus: the Commission Scolaire de Montréal caves to an online hate campaign, cancelling a community event for young Muslim women at a school in the city's east end and Québec society and culture magazine Urbania normalizes Islamophobic Journal de Montréal columnist Richard Martineau with a prominent cover story.

And: as the province gears up for an election later this year, and with the xenophobic, anti-Muslim Bill 62 already on the books, just how toxic will the political climate become for Muslims in Québec?

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This conversation was recorded on May 25th, 2018.

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