The Sunday Edition — December 2, 2018
"If you made a grand total of $9,380, down somewhat from the year before, but you love your job — congratulations. You are a Canadian writer."
Less than 10 years after receiving $14 billion from federal and provincial governments, GM is closing its plant in Oshawa, killing 3,000 jobs. Just how much power do governments have to create jobs in the private sector?
"I've been thinking a lot about the dangers of oppression-first activism. And I've been witnessing the corrosive impact on us," writes Frances Lee.
In episode one of The Backlist, a series about Canadian novels that have fallen out of public memory — or never got the attention they deserved in the first place — B.C. writer Theresa Kishkan talks about Ethel Wilson's 1954 novel Swamp Angel.
Research shows the internet is shortening our attention span and harming memory, creativity, wisdom and the capacity for empathy and critical thinking. Michael Enright talks to Maryanne Wolf, the author of Come Home: The Reading Brain in the Digital World.
The Sunday Edition reveals the truth about gift-giving. Women have been silent for far too long about buying presents that their husbands give to others. Producer Frank Faulk rips the wrapping paper off this widespread undercover activity built on exploited labour and deception.