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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.
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The Weekly with Wendy Mesley February 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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Canadians should expect election interference, former CIA director warns | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Former CIA director Leon Panetta says Canadians should expect foreign interference in this year's election — like what happened in the U.S in 2016. A new cyber bill would give Canada’s Communications Security Establishment broad powers to counterattack if the election is targeted by a foreign adversary, but Bill C-59 is stuck in the Senate and might not pass until June. Will it be too late?
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Trudeau, Legault and diversity in Quebec | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Quebec Premier François Legault is trying hard to get Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to support his controversial French values test for newcomers. Trudeau needs Quebec votes to win a second term, and Legault is extremely popular in Quebec. But requiring immigrants to speak French and accept currently undefined Quebec values could be dicey for a prime minister who touts diversity.
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The Christian Right’s influence on Canadian politics | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Christian Right groups have made big political inroads around the world in recent years and Canada is no exception. Christian commentator Michael Coren talks about how the right is changing in politics. Wendy Mesley also talks about new allies in the anti-abortion movement, including Doug Ford and Andrew Scheer.
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What Roger Stone’s indictment could mean for Trump | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

U.S. President Donald Trump’s longtime confidant Roger Stone was arrested this week as part of Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. Wendy Mesley talks to a national security lawyer about what Stone’s indictment means for the investigation and Trump.
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The Weekly with Wendy Mesley January 27, 2019

Wendy Mesley takes you behind the headlines to reveal hidden and surprising forces shaping the news and our world.
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‘I’ve never seen more activism in my life’: Gloria Steinem | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Feminist icon Gloria Steinem reflects on the evolution of the women’s movement and the rise of grassroots activism in the age of U.S. President Donald Trump.
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The American money behind the anti-pipeline fight | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Millions of U.S. dollars are funding the anti-pipeline movement in Canada. Writer and funding researcher Vivian Krause says those dollars helped “sabotage” new pipeline projects, while environmental activist Tzeporah Berman says that funding is a “drop in the bucket.”
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The Weekly with Wendy Mesley January 20, 2019

Wendy Mesley takes you behind the headlines to reveal hidden and surprising forces shaping the news and our world.
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Former ambassador on Saudi teen granted asylum in Canada | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Dennis Horak, former Canadian ambassador to Saudi Arabia, speaks to CBC's Wendy Mesley about how Rahaf al-Qunun's warm welcome in Toronto from Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland could further antagonize Canada's relationship with the Saudis.
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Jim Balsillie concerned about Canada’s coziness with Huawei | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Canadian tech pioneer Jim Balsillie talks about why he thinks the government is too cozy with Huawei in an exclusive interview with Wendy Mesley. Balsillie says he is “extraordinarily concerned” about Ottawa’s approach to the security concerns surrounding the Chinese telecom giant’s 5G networks.
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How powerful is Huawei? | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

How did Huawei, a Chinese telecom company born out of the telecom boom of the late 1980s, become the largest telecommunications firm in the world? Wendy Mesley explains why Huawei faces growing scrutiny over privacy, security and its 5G networks.
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The Weekly with Wendy Mesley January 13, 2019

Wendy Mesley takes you behind the headlines to reveal hidden and surprising forces shaping the news and our world.
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Can the Democrats take down Trump? | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Now that the Democrats have control of the House, can they take down President Donald Trump? The Democrats are planning to subpoena Donald Trump Jr.’s phone calls and the president’s tax returns. There’s a still a long road to possible impeachment, but some are looking to Richard Nixon’s resignation as a blueprint for what could happen to Trump’s presidency.
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Driving the pipeline protest straight to Trudeau | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Angry Albertans are driving a convoy of trucks to Ottawa with a message for Justin Trudeau: Save the pipeline. The protesters want to see the Trans Mountain pipeline built and more support for Canada’s oil industry. After months of rallies across the province, organizers are hoping for action if they take their demands on the road.
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The Weekly with Wendy Mesley January 06, 2019

Wendy Mesley takes you behind the headlines to reveal hidden and surprising forces shaping the news and our world.
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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.