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Trudeau's climate change plan track record | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau campaigned on promises to combat climate change. Three years later, how have those held up?
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Trump and China's economic influence | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

U.S. President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping agreed to a 90-day truce in their trade war at the G20 this weekend. David Lampton, director of China studies at Johns Hopkins University, talks to CBC's Wendy Mesley about China's growing economic influence.
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The Weekly with Wendy Mesley December 02, 2018

Wendy Mesley takes you behind the headlines to reveal hidden and surprising forces shaping the news and our world.
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Are private schools protecting your kids? | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

After the allegations of sexual and physical abuse at Toronto's St. Michael’s College School, we examine the lack of government oversight in private schools.
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Alberta Premier Rachel Notley's oil dilemma | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is appealing once again for federal government help in addressing the province's oil crisis.
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The Weekly with Wendy Mesley November 25, 2018

Wendy Mesley takes you behind the headlines to reveal hidden and surprising forces shaping the news and our world.
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Cyberwars: Is Canada ready for the wars of tomorrow? | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

CBC’s Wendy Mesley speaks with James Stavridis, former NATO supreme allied commander, about NATO’s new cyberwar command centre. It's designed to fend off foreign threats, but is Canada lagging behind in protecting our democracy?
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Are #MeToo and marches enough to make real change? | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

CBC's Wendy Mesley speaks to author and activist Rebecca Traister about the state of women's rights and what the #MeToo movement has accomplished.
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The Weekly with Wendy Mesley November 18, 2018

Wendy Mesley takes you behind the headlines to reveal hidden and surprising forces shaping the news and our world.
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Cancer patient beats Monsanto in court | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Dewayne “Lee” Johnson is the first to take Monsanto to court, and win. When the groundskeeper was diagnosed with cancer in 2014, he wanted to find out what caused it. He found studies linking glyphosate — the main ingredient in the weed-killer Roundup — to cancer. Monsanto says their product is safe and they have not influenced science, but Health Canada is now reviewing the studies around glyphosate.
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Ontario Proud takes aim at Justin Trudeau | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

We talk to Ontario Proud founder Jeff Ballingall about how he created one of Canada’s most influential political tools and the wealthy donors looking to cash in on Ontario Proud’s digital machine.
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The Weekly with Wendy Mesley November 11, 2018

Wendy Mesley takes you behind the headlines to reveal hidden and surprising forces shaping the news and our world.
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Are Americans being scared into voting? | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Can fear be the ultimate motivator at the ballot box in the upcoming U.S. midterms? U.S. President Donald Trump and some Republicans are causing panic over the migrant caravan, while Democrats play up fear of Trump. CBC’s Wendy Mesley speaks with polling and campaign analyst Jeanne Zaino about how fear may influence polarized American voters.
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Is Instagram the new political battleground? | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Are Facebook’s problems with fake news and polarizing politics coming to Instagram?
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The Weekly with Wendy Mesley November 04, 2018

Wendy Mesley takes you behind the headlines to reveal hidden and surprising forces shaping the news and our world.
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Why is Saudi Arabia’s grip on the West so strong? | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Why is breaking ties with Saudi Arabia so hard? Is it about oil? The $15-billion arms deal? A former Canadian ambassador to Saudi Arabia says there are several factors — including the fight against ISIS — that could be influencing our relations with the kingdom.
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Taking the opioid crisis to court | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

The opioid crisis took the lives of nearly 4,000 Canadians last year and the numbers continue to rise. Some believe the only solution is taking the crisis to court, through lawsuits and criminal charges to the drug makers. B.C. Attorney General David Eby says the time for real action is now.
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The Weekly with Wendy Mesley October 28, 2018

Wendy Mesley takes you behind the headlines to reveal hidden and surprising forces shaping the news and our world.
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U.S. government sued over climate change | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

A group of young people angry over inaction on climate change have taken the U.S. government to court. The group says their constitutional rights are being violated by a fossil fuel industry that's damaging the environment and putting their future at risk.
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The Weekly with Wendy Mesley October 21, 2018

Wendy Mesley takes you behind the headlines to reveal hidden and surprising forces shaping the news and our world.
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Reported hacking of Saudi activist in Quebec may be linked to Khashoggi disappearance | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Canadian permanent resident Omar Abdulaziz, whose phone was reportedly hacked by Saudi officials, says that his phone could have been used to spy on missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. CBC’s Wendy Mesley speaks with Ron Deibert, the director of Citizen Lab who first reported the hacked phone, and with former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Robert Jordan on Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s alleged involvement in Khashoggi’s disappearance.
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What are the restrictions on advertising legal cannabis? | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Recreational cannabis will soon be legal across the country, and there are billions to be made. But the restrictions on advertising for cannabis are much more like those for tobacco than booze. So how do companies promote their products while following the rules? CBC’s Wendy Mesley speaks with Amy Wasserman, vice-president of marketing for Canopy Growth.
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The Weekly with Wendy Mesley October 14, 2018

Wendy Mesley takes you behind the headlines to reveal hidden and surprising forces shaping the news and our world.
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Exporting dystopia: China’s social credit system | The Weekly

China’s social credit system gives the state the power to monitor every move, of every citizen. The system links footage from 200 million closed circuit TV cameras with people’s personal data, letting the state rank its citizens based on their private lives.
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Is the new NAFTA fair to Canada? | The Weekly

A clause in the USMCA says if Canada enters a trade deal with China, it could be cancelled if the U.S. doesn’t like it. Former prime minister Kim Campbell and foreign affairs critic Erin O’Toole talk about whether Canada gave up some of its sovereignty with this clause.
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What Kavanaugh’s confirmation means | The Weekly

The U.S. Senate voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, marking the first time in decades there is a conservative majority on the Supreme Court. Liberals and Democrats are concerned about what this means for the future of key issues affecting women and minorities.
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The Weekly with Wendy Mesley October 07, 2018

Wendy Mesley takes you behind the headlines to reveal hidden and surprising forces shaping the news and our world.
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Old guard against #MeToo | The Weekly

The battle of the old guard against the #MeToo movement has boiled down in the Brett Kavanaugh hearings to those who believe him, and those who believe Christine Blasey Ford. CBC's Wendy Mesley speaks with two famous and furious lawyers on either side of this hot debate, Alan Dershowitz and Lisa Bloom.