Listen to "Debate Fails, Toxic Discourse and the Myth of Scheer as the Everyman" on Spreaker. Singh’s strength in the face of adversity impresses, the BQ tweets the quiet part out loud and American Andrew Scheer is....not actually an accountant? On episode 104 of Unpacking the News journalist Martin Forgues, political analyst Ludvic Moquin-Beaudry and sociologist Julia Posca join host Andre Goulet to explore week 4 of our grim and grotesque 2019 Federal Election psychodrama.
Plus: correspondent Anna Bianca Roach speaks with Rank and File's Dave Bush to talk about Ontario’s Fight for $15 and Fairness campaign, what voters who care about labour rights should be looking for when they cast their ballot and how labour issues are, or aren’t, impacting the 43rd general election.
On an extra special bonus episode of 49th Parahell: a re-broadcast of host Rob Rousseau's Twitch appearance on The Serfs from the night of the global climate strike in a wide-ranging conversation about the march, Greta, Bernie, Jeremy Corbyn, why the Green New Deal is the path forward in terms of climate policy and much more.
At the 2019 Canadian Federal Election French Leader's Debate this week, NDP leader Jagmeet Singh took questions from journalists. But when Rebel Media figure Keean Bexte tried to ask a loaded question, Jagmeet Singh refused to answer. Was the NDP leader's rejection due to the website not being a real journalistic source which doesn't belong at the debates along side real journalism, regardless of its ideology??? On a new episode of his popular Left Politics, History and Culture Youtube channel, Kingston-based academic and activist Christo Aivalis calls this a great character moment for Singh...
PLUS: check out Ricochet en francais to hear the latest episode of election podcast Le Plancher Des Vaches and episode 3 of the new season of Les Ficelles, a feminist critique of the hit Quebec reality TV show 'Occupation Double'-!