Scott and Greg continue with the topic Why Canada Sucks with a discussion on the links between Climate Change, racism, and imperialism.
Over the last several weeks there have been a number of racists attacks in Canada. Xenophobic rhetoric is on the rise as Canadian media play into a bogus "border crisis" narrative and the Liberals appoint Bill Blair (former police chief of Toronto who has a horrible record on civil liberties) as their new Minister of Border Security and Organized which has only emboldened the far right.
Scott and Greg talk about all this in context of climate change and imperialism, how Canada is on the wrong side of these issues and why we are just seeing the start of refugees seeking asylum in Canada. To solve these issues we can't frame them as consumer choices but rather in political and economic choices.
Scott and Greg also talk about gentrification and the replacing of "unwanted" people and how cities are becoming unaffordable.
Music break brought you by Lee Reed.His latest "The Steal City" ep is all about gentrification in Hamilton. 100% of proceeds to the Hamilton Tenants Solidarity Network (HTSN) and the East Hamilton Rent Strike Defense Fund.
In the second episdoe in our series on Why Canada Sucks, Scott and Greg talk to historian Doug Nesbitt on why Canadian Confederation sucked. Doug goes through all the resistance to Canadian Confederation and how that legacy has created battle lines across Canada to this day. They also discuss why Canadian history being presented as bland and boring is an ideological project.
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We're back! After some time off Radio Free Winnipeg is back with a new series of shows. Our theme this time will be why Canada sucks where we will explore the many ways that Canada sucks domestically, internationally and historically.
Canadians have an overly romanticized view of themselves and as such there is a lot of myths surrounding Canada. Canadians usually frame themselves in relation to America so they either set the bar at being simply “better” than America (low bar to set) and use that as an excuse to both remain ignorant of issues in Canada and thus never challenge the status quo.
Scott and Greg talk about what they've been doing over the last month and a half and set out what they will be doing over this series.
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Angus Reid poll Truths of reconciliation: Canadians are deeply divided on how best to address Indigenous issues http://angusreid.org/indigenous-canada/
Accounting for Histories: 150 Years of Canadian Maple Washing https://www.opencanada.org/features/accounting-histories-150-years-canadian-maple-washing/