People in Canada report threats and intimidation from Iran, China; using virtual reality to learn English as a second language; and former New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan on the future of journalism — and democracy
Canada's spy agency, CSIS, is investigating what it calls "lethal threats to Canadians” emanating from Iran, while Chinese-Canadians also report being tracked and intimidated, with the RCMP investigating offices in Toronto allegedly run by police from China. Matt Galloway talks to Shaparak Shajarizadeh, a human rights activist from Iran living in Toronto; Akshay Singh, a research associate with Ottawa University's Centre for International Policy Studies; and Michael Chong, the Conservative MP for Wellington-Halton Hills in Ontario.
Then, educators in Toronto are using virtual reality to help immigrants and refugees learn English as a second language. We hear more about the high-tech promise of a virtual classroom.
And in her new book Newsroom Confidential: Lessons and Worries from an Ink-Stained Life, former New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan reflects on objectivity, social media and how journalism can regain the public's trust.