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Minority Rules | New Kid on the Bloc | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Trudeau, Scheer and Singh haggle over potential minority government & how Bloc leader Yves-François Blanchet revamped his party’s image.
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What Jason Kenney has that Doug Ford doesn't | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Jason Kenney and Andrew Scheer are campaigning in Ford Nation, without Doug Ford. Find out why it's important for the Alberta premier and whether he will help deliver undecided voters to the Conservative Party.
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How political campaigns make debate zingers go viral | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

The leaders of Canada's political parties know their entire campaign can depend on what they say during the debate. Wendy Mesley explores why the internet wars that follow are just as important. Three war room insiders share their secrets on The Weekly.
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The Weekly with Wendy Mesley October 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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How teen activists are mobilizing using social media | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Greta Thunberg attracted hundreds of thousands of students and adults to the streets of Montreal to demand action on climate change. Thunberg uses social media to mobilize fellow activists and supporters all over the world. The Weekly takes a deep dive into how this generation of youth activists differs from those of the past.
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Andrew Scheer’s data genius | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Andrew Scheer’s campaign manager Hamish Marshall is a master of persuasion, using data to target voters. He helped Scheer secure the Conservative leadership. The Weekly takes a look at how Marshall could give the Conservative Party a win in October.
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The Weekly with Wendy Mesley September 29, 2019

Wendy Mesley takes you behind the headlines to reveal hidden and surprising forces shaping the news and our world.
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How Quebec’s biggest talk show could affect the election | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Tout le monde en parle attracts some of the country’s biggest celebrities and most powerful politicians. All major party leaders plan to appear on the show this election season. The Weekly takes a look at the influence those appearances could have on the 2019 election.
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Why debates on racism play out differently in Quebec | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Trudeau’s blackface scandal made headlines in Canada and around the world. But the take was a lot different in Quebec. The Weekly talks to some big players with very different views on the way race relations are seen in this election campaign.
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Trudeau's blackface controversy | Inside Canada's most-influential TV Show | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Tracking reaction to Trudeau’s blackface scandal, and behind the scenes at Quebec's Tout le monde en parle, an important campaign stop for party leaders.
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What parties might know about voters

Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie speaks with Wendy Mesley about the need for more rules and regulations.
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The Weekly with Wendy Mesley September 15, 2019

Wendy Mesley takes you behind the headlines to reveal hidden and surprising forces shaping the news and our world.
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Doug Ford’s first year: From booze to boos | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Doug Ford’s approval rating has sunk. He’s not even campaigning for Andrew Scheer and the federal Conservatives ahead of the fall election. It’s all a big change from last summer, when Ford and the PC party won a majority government in Ontario. He was the face of populist, conservative politics in Canada. So, what happened? The Weekly investigates the limits of Ford’s populist style and rhetoric.
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Challenging how we think of gender | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Those who identify as trans and non-binary have become more and more visible in recent years. They’ve long been calling for more tolerance and acceptance by the wider culture. The Vatican issued a directive this month stating that gender fluidity is “nothing more than a confused concept of freedom.” The Weekly speaks to an influential non-binary activist and author about the politics of gender identification.
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Doug Ford's First Year: From Booze to Boos | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

How did Ontario's popular new Premier get so unpopular? And why what's happening in Ontario could influence the Federal Conservatives.
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The Weekly with Wendy Mesley June 23, 2019

Wendy Mesley takes you behind the headlines to reveal hidden and surprising forces shaping the news and our world.
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'God made all of us,' says LGBTQ activist

Jacob Tobia reacts on The Weekly to a Vatican report that says children should not be taught that they can choose their gender.
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The Weekly with Wendy Mesley June 16, 2019

China's plan to increase its global influence & the Burnaby mayor's pushback against the Trans Mountain pipeline.
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The Problem with Pharmacare | YouTube and Paedophiles | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Why Canada has some of the world's highest drug prices and How YouTube's algorithm can make it easy for pedophiles to find more videos of children.
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Kenney and the oil lobby find friends in Senate | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has called Bill C-69 “the no more pipelines act.” The bill is the Liberal government’s proposed law to overhaul how energy project proposals are vetted. Recently, the Senate has been lobbied by the oil industry to amend it. Other critics say that it’ll slow down businesses and kill jobs. The Weekly investigates the influence campaign behind the debate to regulate big energy.
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How the Raptors' president built an empire | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

The Raptors' franchise success can be traced to one man: team President Masai Ujiri. He practically transformed Toronto basketball from a hometown team into a global brand single-handedly. The first African born executive in any major North American sports franchise, Ujiri’s risk-friendly style has helped build a winning culture in Toronto. Wendy Mesley speaks to the man who helped Ujiri land his first NBA gig.
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The Weekly with Wendy Mesley June 02, 2019

Alberta's multi-million dollar pro-pipeline campaign & how Raptors' GM Masai Ujiri transformed the Raptors into an international brand.
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The Weekly with Wendy Mesley May 26, 2019

Facial recognition is powerful tracking tool for police, but it's also raising alarms, and how did a new generation get hooked on tobacco?
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Taking big pharma to court | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Victims of the opioid crisis have long pointed the finger at big pharma companies for marketing opioid-based drugs to treat chronic illnesses. A doctor who became addicted to opioids is suing 28 drug companies, including industry giants like Johnson&Johnson and Purdue Pharma, for an alleged “pattern of false, reckless, and deceptive marketing.” The Weekly speaks to his lawyer about their chances of winning what could be a landmark case.
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Trump’s war whisperer John Bolton | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

U.S. President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton has been pushing regime change in Iran for over a decade. He also pressed hard for the 2003 Iraq invasion. Is he now pressuring Trump towards another war in the Middle East? The Weekly investigates how things got so heated and what it means for the world.
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Will America go to War with Iran | Taking on Big Pharma | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

The truth about about escalating tensions with Iran, and why a former doctor is taking on Canada's opioid drug makers in a proposed class-action lawsuit.
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How dirty money is driving up real estate prices | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

A new report from the B.C. government reveals that more than five billion dollars in dirty money was laundered through real estate in 2018. Wendy Mesley reveals why Canada makes it so easy for criminals to sink billions of dollars into real estate. And how all this illegal money is putting the squeeze on everyone and driving Canadians deeper into debt.
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The Weekly with Wendy Mesley May 12, 2019

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