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How hate is earning money online | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Even though some social media platforms have cracked down on hate speech by banning some extremist groups entirely or blocking them from monetizing their content, it hasn’t prevented sites with hate content from making money. Wendy Mesley looks into how they’re earning money and whether government regulation would make a difference.
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What does Julian Assange know? | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

As WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange faces extradition to the U.S., the world is wondering what exactly he knows and whose secrets he’s keeping. Some suspect he has information that could tie U.S. President Donald Trump to the Russians. Wendy Mesley speaks to national security lawyer Bradley Moss about what could be revealed.
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The Weekly with Wendy Mesley April 14, 2019

Wendy Mesley takes you behind the headlines to reveal hidden and surprising forces shaping the news and our world.
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Secularism bill is ‘ethnic cleansing:’ Quebec mayor | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Proponents of Quebec’s proposed religious symbols ban say it is necessary to protect the province’s identity. Others say the ban is discriminatory, and one mayor even calls it “ethnic cleansing.” Polls suggest most Quebecers support the idea, but a generational divide remains. Wendy Mesley talks to people on both sides of the debate.
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The Weekly with Wendy Mesley April 07, 2019

On this episode of the Weekly, untangling who is influencing Quebec's plan to ban religious symbols and we reveal how stalkers are using apps to secretly harass and blackmail their victims.
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Investigating China's alleged influence campaign | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Authorities say the Chinese Communist Party is running a massive influence campaign among Chinese nationals in Canada, spreading its message and censoring dissidents. The Weekly investigates growing allegations of intimidation and harassment -- through cyberattacks, spying, and even death threats.
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Art benefactors or opioid billionaires? Meet the Sackler family | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

New court documents suggest the wealthy Sackler family made billions from the drug OxyContin. The drug company they founded is being sued for allegedly using deceptive marketing to push their product. Now, world famous art galleries have started refusing their money. Wendy Mesley speaks with a reporter who’s been investigating the family for years.
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The Weekly with Wendy Mesley March 31, 2019

Death threats, surveillance, and blackmail. This week, Wendy Mesley reveals how the Chinese government is linked to a sweeping intimidation and influence campaign in Canada.
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Politicians face criticism over addressing racism, Islamophobia | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

With the election campaign in full-swing in Alberta, the NDP are painting Jason Kenney's party as intolerant. Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi suggests some politicians in Alberta — and Ottawa — have been pandering to white nationalists and thinks there is a clear line between the behaviour of some politicians and the recent violence in Christchurch, New Zealand.
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Will the Mueller report bring down Trump? | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

People in Washington — and around the world — are eager to learn more about what’s contained in the Mueller report, the result of two years of investigation into possible collusion between U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia during the 2016 election.
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The Weekly with Wendy Mesley March 24, 2019

Wendy Mesley takes you behind the headlines to reveal hidden and surprising forces shaping the news and our world.
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The debate over whether glyphosate causes cancer | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

A U.S. court ordered Monsanto to pay $78 million to one man with cancer when a jury found it didn’t do enough to warn about the health risks linked to its weedkiller, Roundup, and its active ingredient, glyphosate. Now, 11,000 Americans are suing Monsanto. In Canada, one woman filed a worker’s compensation claim for her cancer, and was denied. But Health Canada used, in part, science Monsanto paid for to decide the chemical is safe. The Weekly digs deeper into these two cases, and what else you might not know about glyphosate.
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Pilots report issues with Boeing jet automation | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Pilots have reported issues with Boeing's plane automation system, with one pilot complaining the flight manual is "almost criminally insufficient." Automation is introduced to save money and minimize human effort, but the crashes of two Boeing 737 Max 8 planes is re-framing the discussion. The Weekly finds hundreds of incident reports showing the trouble pilots are having with automation on their planes.
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The Weekly with Wendy Mesley March 17, 2019

Wendy Mesley takes you behind the headlines to reveal hidden and surprising forces shaping the news and our world.
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80+ Indigenous women allege coerced sterilization in class-action lawsuit | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

About 80 women involved in a class-action lawsuit allege they were sterilized against their will. A prominent First Nations leader is calling it "a critical issue that needs to be addressed immediately and condemned."
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The Weekly with Wendy Mesley March 10, 2019

Wendy Mesley takes you behind the headlines to reveal hidden and surprising forces shaping the news and our world.
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Could Trump Jr. bring the U.S. president down? | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen testified that some reimbursement cheques for hush-money payments were signed by the U.S. president's son, which raises the possibility that Donald Trump Jr. could be prosecuted for violating campaign finance laws. Could Trump Jr.'s dealings with the presidency be what brings his father down?
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The anti-vaccine movement on social media | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

The World Health Organization has declared vaccine hesitancy as one of the top 10 threats to our health. Big social media platforms have been moving to shut anti-vaccination websites down, but now anti-vaxxers are on the move to private sites, and they're bringing their followers with them.
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The Weekly with Wendy Mesley March 03, 2019

Wendy Mesley takes you behind the headlines to reveal hidden and surprising forces shaping the news and our world.
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NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh faces critical byelection | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is likely to win a byelection in Burnaby South on Monday, but a win won’t end the challenges facing the party. Since Singh’s leadership began in 2017, the NDP has struggled to raise money, slumped in the polls, multiple MPs have resigned and several won’t seek re-election. Singh tells Wendy Mesley he’s still confident in the NDP heading into the 2019 election.
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B.C. mayors want inquiry into links between fentanyl, money laundering and real estate | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

B.C.’s attorney general says as much as $1 billion of drug money laundered each year through real estate, and that dirty money has played a role in inflating the price of homes in province. Police say a lot of that drug money is coming from fentanyl linked to China. A group of municipal politicians are also calling for a public inquiry into the role of drug money on B.C.’s housing market.
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How massive amounts of fentanyl get to Canada from China | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Canada Border Services seized enough of the drug to kill more than seven million people in the last year. So how does all that Chinese fentanyl get into Canada?
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The Weekly with Wendy Mesley February 24, 2019

Wendy Mesley takes you behind the headlines to reveal hidden and surprising forces shaping the news and our world.
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SNC-Lavalin and Jody Wilson-Raybould's silent resignation | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould has been tight lipped since resigning from cabinet over the SNC-Lavalin scandal. Some are wondering why the former attorney general has yet to speak and others are asking what this means for the Liberal government. Deputy Conservative leader Lisa Raitt discusses the calls for Wilson-Raybould to talk and former CBC parliamentary editor Don Newman addresses the wider implications of the scandal.
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How Twitter bots troll Canadians | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Twitter revealed a list of accounts believed to be bots operated by people with malicious intentions. Wendy Mesley spoke with Radio-Canada journalist Jeff Yates about how trolling has been used to try to influence Canadians' opinions on topics such as pipelines and immigration.
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The Weekly with Wendy Mesley February 17, 2019

Wendy Mesley takes you behind the headlines to reveal hidden and surprising forces shaping the news and our world.
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PMO, SNC-Lavalin allegations could be obstruction of justice, former attorney general says | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

If allegations of interference from the Prime Minister’s Office into an investigation into construction giant SNC-Lavalin are true, it could be considered obstruction of justice and lead to criminal charges, former Ontario attorney general Michael Bryant says. The Weekly also looks into SNC-Lavalin’s controversial history of power, influence and scandal.
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Pope acknowledges sexual abuse of nuns | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Pope Francis is the first leader of the Catholic Church to publicly acknowledge nuns have been sexually abused by priests and bishops. Some say the Pope’s admission could start a Me Too moment for the church ahead of a global summit of church leaders aimed at addressing abuse in the church.