Q Media panel: Tarek and John, spying on Brazil and the U.S. shutdown


Q's media panel - Jonathan Kay of the National Post, Judy Rebick of rabble.ca and John Cruickshank of the Toronto Star - give us an inside perspective on the top news stories of the week.

At issue this week:

  • How the media covered the ordeal of Tarek Loubani and John Greyson, who are now on their way home from Egypt.

  • Revelations that that a Canadian spy agency - the Communications Security Establishment Canada (or CSEC) - has been spying on Brazil's Mines and Energy Ministry.

  • And the ongoing turmoil being caused by the U.S. government shutdown and the seemingly intractable divide between Democrats and Republicans.

Have you been paying attention to these issues? What do you think of the coverage of these stories?

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