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True North’s Daily Brief is a daily podcast to keep you up-to-date on the news you need to know. Featuring host Anthony Furey and other True North journalists, the Daily Brief will bring you the top stories of the day and True North exclusive stories you won’t find anywhere else.
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Another Liberal MP resigns

Minister of Labour and Liberal MP Seamus O’Regan confirmed his resignation and that he will not seek re-election in the next federal election in a statement on Thursday. Plus, Ford Canada is reversing course and plans on using an Ontario facility originally designated for EVs to produce Super Duty trucks. And the Liberal cabinet is said to be holding a virtual meeting to discuss “appointments” on Friday, leading some to speculate if the prime minister is considering another cabinet shuffle. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and William McBeath! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/19/202413 minutes, 58 seconds
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“Safe supply” drugs are fuelling drug crisis

Police in Ontario are finally admitting that so-called “safe supply” drugs are being exchanged on the streets for fentanyl. Plus, Immigration Minister Marc Miller admits gang members are exploiting Canada’s immigration system and slipping into the country undetected. And another legacy media outlet continues to falter as the parent company of Global News saw its stock price hit 12 cents on Tuesday. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/18/202414 minutes, 18 seconds
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BC library banned “Grave Error” book without reading it

Executives at a British Columbia library decided to ban “Grave Error: How the Media Misled Us (and the Truth about Residential Schools),” a book debunking the political narrative that hundreds of graves were supposedly discovered at former residential schools, before conducting a review of its contents. Plus, the Trudeau government’s directive to banks to relabel the carbon tax rebates landing in some Canadians’ bank accounts is being criticized as an attempt at putting “lipstick on a pig.” And Donald Trump’s running mate Ohio Senator J.D. Vance has a history of chiming in on Canadian politics, including by voicing support for the Freedom Convoy. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/17/202411 minutes, 38 seconds
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CAF members investigated for lamenting Trump attempted assassination

A True North exclusive revealed that the Canadian Armed Forces are investigating two of its members over social media posts lamenting that the attempted assassination of former U.S. president Donald Trump was unsuccessful. Plus, several Canadian university professors are also in hot water over statements about the attempt on the former president’s life. And as the cost of living crisis continues in Canada, Costco is expected to increase its membership fees this fall. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/16/202422 minutes, 39 seconds
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Trump urges unity after assassination attempt

Former US President Donald Trump is “safe” after a suspected assassination attempt at a Pennsylvania rally – and True North was on the ground. Plus, an all-ages nude swimming club in the Toronto area changes its rules after social media outrage. And Pierre Poilievre vows to close drug injection sites near schools and playgrounds. Tune into the Daily Brief with Lindsay Shepherd and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/15/202414 minutes, 28 seconds
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Trudeau commits to NATO defence target – in 2032

It will take Canada over seven years to meet NATO’s 2% of GDP defence spending target. Plus, New Brunswick RCMP has arrested an Indian man for allegedly groping 12 people, including minors, at a waterpark. And authorities have arrested a federal consultant for the Liberal government over allegations of fraud. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and William McBeath! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/12/202415 minutes, 2 seconds
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Trudeau’s “intersectional feminist” approach in Middle East

Although Lebanon’s Sharia-based penal code criminalizes sodomy and same-sex relations, the Middle Eastern country supposedly benefits from the Canadian mission’s “intersectional feminist” approach to foreign policy. Plus, the Quebec RCMP are asking the public to help investigate foreign interference by China. And Canadians overwhelmingly think that government funding for the media does little to restore trust in the news. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and William McBeath! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/11/202414 minutes, 51 seconds
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More bonuses for CBC execs

The CBC quietly approved another round of bonuses for its executives and non-unionized staff, despite recent layoffs and struggling viewership. Plus, a recent report by the federal budget watchdog revealed that Canada will miss its NATO spending requirement by even more than the Liberals projected in the latest budget. And Canadians remain proud of the national flag but pride in the economy is at an all time low, according to a new survey. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/10/202412 minutes, 15 seconds
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KFC restaurants in Ontario are now Muslim-friendly

Ontario KFC restaurants are now Muslim-friendly with halal chicken and the removal of pork products from the menu. Plus, a Conservative MP is blasting “woke censors” for erasing a Heritage Minute featuring John A. Macdonald. And a Bloc Quebecois MP with Canadian and French citizenships boasted about voting in the French legislative elections and said she was “delighted” with surprise results that saw a coalition of far-left parties surge. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/9/202415 minutes, 24 seconds
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Canada has highest household debt in the world

A group of British Columbia youth advocates are aiming to open a tuition-free independent school by September 2025. Plus, newcomers are considering relocating provinces and even leaving Canada due to rising housing costs, according to a new survey. And Canada has the third-highest household debt in the world, trailing only Switzerland and Australia and far exceeding any other G7 country, according to a Desjardins report. Tune into The Daily Brief with Lindsay Shepherd and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/8/202417 minutes, 14 seconds
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Sir John A Macdonald Heritage Minute quietly deleted

Historica Canada quietly deleted a sympathetic portrayal of Sir John A. Macdonald from its official YouTube page, citing “feedback from educators” on the first Canadian prime minister’s “controversial” legacy. To nobody’s surprise, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has replaced outgoing Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Wayne Eyre with a key mover involved in the Liberal government’s woke military “culture change” agenda. And Immigration Minister Marc Miller said that Ottawa is toying with the idea of buying up hotels to house the exponential influx of asylum seekers coming to Canada. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and William McBeath. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/5/202417 minutes, 53 seconds
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More Canadians are warming up to Donald Trump

A Sikh organization implicated in former defence minister Harjit Sajjan’s order to evacuate Sikhs from Afghanistan during the retreat from Kabul had donated several thousands of dollars to Sajjan in the form of political contributions. A new poll indicates that former US president Donald Trump has growing support in Canada, especially among young Canadians. A councillor in British Columbia’s capital city wants residents compensated for the lawlessness he says has taken over. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Isaac Lamoureux. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/4/202413 minutes, 5 seconds
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RCMP report warns more Canadian women are becoming "far-right"

An RCMP warning about citizen movements threatening democracy takes note that women in particular are being drawn to the “far-right.” Toronto police say no charges were laid for public nudity at this weekend’s Pride parade as making arrests wouldn’t serve anyone’s interests. And Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s ambitious promise to build nearly four million new homes by 2031 is in jeopardy after the construction sector entered another slump due to fewer residential starts. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/3/202416 minutes, 1 second
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Canadians believe country is “broken”

A recent poll revealed that majority of Canadians believe the country is “broken” ahead of Canada Day. Plus, a petition wants to prevent Ontario Catholic schools from flying Pride flags indoors. And former defence minister Harjit Sajjan accused the media of racism over reports he prioritized Afghan Sikh rescues over Canadian citizens. Tune into The Daily Brief with Lindsay Shepherd and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/2/202414 minutes, 5 seconds
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Liberals divided on illegal immigration

The Liberal government faces internal division on whether Ottawa should give amnesty to immigrants who remain in Canada illegally. Plus, an Ontario MPP publicly apologized for having a virtual meeting with British activist Tommy Robinson after he was arrested by the Calgary police. And there’s one political leader in Canada who is less popular than Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and it’s Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and William McBeath! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/28/202418 minutes, 37 seconds
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Conservative MP wants to target church arsonists

Conservative MP Marc Dalton introduced a private member’s bill to amend the Criminal Code to include specific arson offences targeting places of worship. He is also seeking a new offence for causing a wildfire. Plus, Jewish voters overwhelmingly supported the Conservative in Toronto—St. Paul’s byelection, according to a new poll. And police have shot down accusations that homophobic hate was behind two animal deaths at an Ontario Pride festival. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/27/202419 minutes, 1 second
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Tommy Robinson arrested in Calgary

English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson was arrested in Calgary moments after delivering a speech on censorship and government overreach. Plus, a recently updated animal-human influenza pandemic agreement between Canada, Mexico and the U.S. lists vaccine mandates, border measures and travel restrictions as part of its mandate. And the head at a public library in British Columbia boasted that applications from white people were wholly disregarded when hiring for every executive position except her own. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/26/202413 minutes, 17 seconds
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Conservatives pull off remarkable upset in Toronto byelection

In a remarkable upset for a traditionally Liberal stronghold, Conservative candidate Don Stewart has won the federal byelection for Toronto–St. Paul’s. Plus, 70% of young Canadians believe immigrants should share Canadian values. And a Liberal MP apologized for forgetting P.E.I. and Yukon in his Canada Day colouring map, which was mailed to his constituents. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/25/202419 minutes, 17 seconds
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Poilievre commits to “much lower” immigration

Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre told a French media outlet that immigration numbers will be “much lower” if he becomes prime minister. Plus, former Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi wins the Alberta NDP leadership contest in a landslide. And a Liberal stronghold in downtown Toronto is under threat as voters head to the polls for a by-election in St-Paul’s today. Tune into The Daily Brief with Lindsay Shepherd and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/24/202414 minutes, 8 seconds
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“Tree Equity?”

Should the federal government maintain its pace of international student visa approvals following the recent cut, it might surpass its goal to reduce the number of permits significantly. Plus, in the latest push to make everything woke, the City of Ottawa wants to implement race-based tree planting to achieve what it calls “Tree Equity.” And despite being championed by activists as good for business, high ESG scores have no bearing on companies’ stock market returns, a new study finds. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/21/202415 minutes, 29 seconds
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Canada’s population continues to grow, driven by immigration

Canada surpassed 41 million people in the first quarter of 2024 as the country continues to experience rapid growth driven almost exclusively by international migration. Plus, the Trudeau government underestimated the cost of electric vehicle subsidies by $6.3 billion. And dozens of Canadian university professors have signed a letter to Parliament calling on the federal government to end mandated “diversity, equity and inclusion” initiatives in universities. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/20/202416 minutes, 29 seconds
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RCMP surprised hate groups becoming increasingly racially diverse

A True North exclusive reveals the RCMP is surprised that hate groups in Canada are recruiting racialized people and becoming increasingly ethnically diverse. Plus, Canadian legislators entertained the leader of an international “anti-hate” activist organization that X CEO Elon Musk blamed for a $100 million loss in advertising revenue after he took over the platform in 2022. And new immigrants are finding out Canada isn’t all it’s made out to be with 43% reporting dissatisfaction with the cost of living and employment. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmind Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/19/202416 minutes, 7 seconds
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Is Canada naive about global threats?

A group of activists assembled in Victoria, B.C. called for city council to cancel an upcoming freedom-focused conference. Plus, Canada’s top general says Canadians should stop being “naive” about global threats. And Alberta plans to challenge yet another federal government initiative. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dszurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/18/202414 minutes, 54 seconds
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Another broken promise by Trudeau?

Pro-Hamas McGill encampment organizers will be running a “revolutionary” summer camp for youth that will include a lesson on “Islamic resistance.” Plus, it will cost over $750 billion for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to fulfill his pledge to build four million new homes by 2031. Is Trudeau’s housing pledge yet another broken promise? And nearly 20% of Canadians now know someone relying on food banks. Tune into The Daily Brief with Lindsay Shepherd and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/17/202413 minutes, 4 seconds
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Conservatives release scathing attack ad targeting Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in Italy for meetings with G7 leaders, shadowed by declining approval ratings at home and a resurgent right wing across Europe. Plus, if British Columbia and other Western provinces want a slice of the federal immigration funding pie, they need to take in even more asylum seekers. And Canadians who tuned into the Edmonton Oiler’s Stanley Cup Finals game last night were treated to a scathing Conservative attack ad targeting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s record. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/14/202412 minutes, 52 seconds
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Canadians continue to tune out CBC

Independent media outlets are capturing an increasing share of the Canadian news landscape while the legacy media falters as the primary news source for Canadians. Plus, after weeks of speculation, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre laid down his opposition to the Liberals’ capital gains tax hike. And the Trudeau government plans to invest $110 million into an “anti-racism strategy.” Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/13/202421 minutes, 55 seconds
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Do Liberals care about burned churches?

A day after a historic church in Toronto burnt down, Conservative MP Jamil Jivani lambasted the NDP and Liberals for being unable to condemn church burnings unanimously in February. Plus, Vancouver’s equity committee wants Mayor Ken Sim, who is a second-generation immigrant born to parents from Hong Kong, to account for his colonial and settler roots. And western premiers are not happy with Ottawa’s abrupt decision to give Quebec $750 million so it can deal with a spike in asylum seekers. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/12/202413 minutes, 33 seconds
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Another church burns down in Canada

A historic Toronto church containing Group of Seven artwork burnt down on Sunday evening. Plus, a Syrian refugee who murdered and raped a Burnaby teen is handed a life sentence without the possibility of parole for 25 years. And the Liberals will support a motion to have the foreign interference commissioner investigate former and current politicians suspected of collaborating with foreign nations like China and India. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/11/202418 minutes, 4 seconds
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Elections BC tells students not to call Emergencies Act “unprecedented”

A True North exclusive reveals Elections BC has been telling students not to call the use of the Emergencies Act as “unprecedented” in a disinformation guide. Plus, a Conservative motion compelling the CBC to show the Edmonton Oilers Stanley Cup playoff games fails thanks to the Liberals, NDP and Bloc. And Canadian Journalism Collective wins control over Google’s $100 million media bailout. Tune into The Daily Brief with Lindsay Shepherd and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/10/202415 minutes, 34 seconds
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Legacy media outlets were on China’s payroll

Select Canadian media executives and journalists were accused of being on China’s payroll by a shocking new report on foreign interference. Plus, federal public health authorities didn’t know if COVID-19 vaccines would prevent transmission despite imposing sweeping vaccine mandates on Canadians regardless. And Calgary Liberal MP George Chahal is trying to thwart the deportation of Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, the truck driver convicted of dangerous driving causing death in the horrific Humboldt Broncos bus crash in 2018. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and William MacBeath! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/7/202416 minutes, 22 seconds
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Cancer Society succumbs to trans ideology

A True North exclusive reveals how on a web page dedicated to cervical cancer, the Canadian Cancer Society apologized for referring to the cervix by its technical name rather than euphemisms such as “front hole.” Plus, the Bank of Canada cuts interest rates for first time since 2020. And the CRTC’s new streaming tax sparks backlash from taxpayers and streaming giants. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/6/202413 minutes, 50 seconds
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Which MPs worked on behalf of a foreign state?

A shocking new parliamentary report warned that some elected Canadian officials are knowingly assisting foreign state actors engaging in political interference, most notably working on behalf of China and India. Plus, economists predict Canada could boost its GDP by over $500 billion if it digs into its critical mineral reserves. And one Conservative MP wants to see Anthony Fauci face consequences after admitting to the fact that his public health Covid-19 pandemic decrees were not rooted in science. Tune into the Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/5/202414 minutes, 45 seconds
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Peterson slams Trudeau gov’s “Pride Season”

It’s “Pride Season,” according to the Trudeau government – and Dr. Jordan Peterson has already had enough. Plus, Canadians from across the country shared their outrage at the CBC for not showing hockey playoff games featuring Canadian teams. And another BC United MLA has defected to the BC Conservatives. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/4/202424 minutes, 47 seconds
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Trudeau’s “housing design catalogue” gets roasted

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was mocked for his announcement of a “housing design catalogue” when asked what his government was doing to fix Canada’s housing crisis. Plus, Pierre Poilievre vows to reverse all of the Trudeau government’s laws attacking legal gun owners. And NDP, Green MPs and a Trudeau-appointed senator want to change the voting age to 16. Tune into The Daily Brief with Lindsay Shepherd and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/3/202416 minutes, 45 seconds
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Legacy media falsely claimed 215 graves were found at Kamloops residential school

The World Health Organization failed to draft a treaty to drive the global response to a potential future pandemic, but that doesn’t mean it won’t try again. A legacy media outlet quietly erased the fact that it falsely reported 215 graves were uncovered at the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. Two men have been charged in a human smuggling case that the U.S. Department of Justice has called a “dangerous scheme” to traffic people from British Columbia into the United States. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and William McBeath! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/31/202415 minutes, 34 seconds
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BC Conservative candidate stands by anti-Pride comments

BC Conservative candidate Damon Scrase resigned from his bid to run for the party after the legacy media resurfaced past tweets denouncing some elements of Pride parades. Plus, former MP Costas Menegakis snags the Conservative nomination in a hotly-contested GTA riding. And more Ontario school boards are taking big tech giants to court over the effects of social media on students. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/30/202417 minutes, 22 seconds
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Trudeau wants to bring in more Palestinian refugees

New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs said he had banned a sex education group from presenting at high schools in his province after concerned parents sent him photos of “clearly inappropriate material” being shown at the presentations. Plus, the Liberals want Canada to take in five times as many Palestinian refugees as originally promised. And a $3.6 million lawsuit has been filed against the Alberta government by the owners of a pizza shop that was forcefully shut down during the Covid-19 pandemic. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Sheperd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/29/202413 minutes, 6 seconds
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What is the CBC trying to hide?

A taxpayers group is holding the CBC’s heels to the fire after the state broadcaster refused to release records of how much money its senior executives made in bonuses. Plus, nearly a quarter of Ontario students over 12 have reported recreational opioid use. And Canada is outpacing other Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development nations when it comes to taxpayers funding foreign aid. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/28/202416 minutes, 13 seconds
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Canadians don’t want electric vehicles

Despite countless billion-dollar handouts from the government for the electric vehicle transition, sales continue to drop. And a second Conservative nomination candidate is alleging irregularities in a GTA nomination race after the party disqualified her over a rule violation. Plus, StatsCan reveals international students studying in Canada are likely to live in unsuitable housing. Tune into The Daily Brief with Lindsay Shepherd and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/27/202418 minutes, 32 seconds
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Liberals loosen Canadian citizenship rules

The Liberals will extend Canadian citizenship to any child born to Canadian parents who have resided in Canada for at least three years. Plus, Canadians are concerned that the capital gains tax hike announced in the last budget will negatively affect access to healthcare. And MPs who have recently travelled to China will have some explaining to do now that they are being called to testify before a House of Commons committee. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and William McBeath! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/24/202415 minutes, 4 seconds
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Has Meta won the Online News Act battle?

Meta may have won out in its battle against the Trudeau government’s Online News Act, according to a new study by the Media Ecosystem Observatory. Plus, convicted terrorist Omar Khadr’s appeal to drop war crime convictions and reverse a guilty plea for crimes he committed when he was 15 years old was shot down by the U.S. Supreme Court. And instances of antisemitism stemming from anti-Israel protests across Canada have prompted a petition aiming to outlaw popular slogans heard at anti-Israel rallies as hate speech. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/23/202417 minutes, 40 seconds
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Taxpayers on hook for $30 million on DEI initiatives

A True North exclusive reveals Canadian taxpayers have been billed over $30 million to enrich diversity, equity and inclusion consultants across all federal departments since 2019. Plus, the Conservatives hope to rally the NDP to remove House Speaker Greg Fergus and trigger a non-confidence vote in the House of Commons. And hospitals are struggling as homeless people stay twice as long and cost more than double to support. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/22/202411 minutes, 16 seconds
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Is it safe to be Jewish in Canada anymore?

The Jewish community in Toronto rallied around a young student who felt too unsafe to walk to school. Plus, an immigration lawyer warns Canada that taking in Gazan refugees presents “serious security risks.” And a new study reveals Canada is heading for a prolonged decline in living standards. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/21/202412 minutes, 38 seconds
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Secret transfer of a notorious murderer

In the days leading up to murderer Luka Magnotta’s transfer to a medium-security prison, Correctional Services Canada told staff not to notify the public of the move. Plus, the BC Conservatives have downplayed media speculation that there could be a merger with BC United after the latter’s leader hinted at working together to defeat the ruling NDP. And the Ontario government shut down any provincial support for decriminalization in Toronto as the city awaits on the outcome of its application. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and William McBeath! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/17/202416 minutes, 5 seconds
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Anti-Israel students now want free tuition

Alberta joins large chorus of critics calling for the federal Liberals to cancel its proposed capital gains tax hike. Plus, anti-Israel students in Nova Scotia are escalating their demands, now requesting free tuition, housing and a review of Judaism courses. And Pierre Poilievre proposes a bill to protect staff and patients from harm caused by illicit drug use inside of hospitals. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/16/202416 minutes, 38 seconds
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Taxpayers paying hundreds a day for illegal border crossers

New documents reveal that asylum claimants who are crossing illegally into Canada are cashing in on hefty daily stipends at the expense of taxpayers. Plus, proposed changes to Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act will see repeat auto thieves having their licences revoked for life, in an attempt to quash the auto theft crisis. And at a free speech event hosted by Rebel News in Toronto, journalist Glenn Greenwald challenged a Canadian audience to defend the free speech of those whose views they most oppose. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/15/202411 minutes, 18 seconds
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Should Jagmeet Singh’s brother be investigated?

An RCMP review of the federal police response to the 2022 Freedom Convoy reveals that officers were uncomfortable with the unprecedented invocation of the Emergencies Act and felt immense pressure from government officials. Plus, Pierre Poilievre is calling for an investigation into Jagmeet Singh’s brother for connection to a firm lobbying for Metro. And Edmonton police dismantle an anti-Israel encampment at the University of Alberta. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/14/202426 minutes, 57 seconds
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Liberal minister fails to disrupt Rebel News Live event

Despite a Liberal Minister’s attempt to disrupt the event, Rebel News successfully hosted its first Rumble Live event on Friday, which featured prominent guest Donald Trump Jr. Plus, antisemitism and far-left extremism are a common occurrence at protest encampments across Canadian universities. And anger towards government, economy and policies reaches a record high among Canadians. Tune into The Daily Brief with Lindsay Shepherd and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/13/202416 minutes, 13 seconds
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The legendary Rex Murphy passes away

Elon Musk called the Liberal government’s online harms bill, Bill C-63, an affront to the rights of Canadians. Plus,the annual March for Life saw hundreds of Canadians descend on Ottawa to demand an end to abortion Canada. And Rex Murphy, a man whose career spanned decades and whose influence touched the hearts of many, has passed away at the age of 77 after a valiant battle with cancer. These stories and more on The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and William McBeath! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/10/202416 minutes, 46 seconds
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Liberal MPs come to the rescue of CBC CEO

Liberal MPs abruptly ended a committee hearing after CBC CEO Catherine Tait refused to disclose what her 2023 executive bonus would be. Plus, Canadians were outraged to find that a Toronto baseball field banned aluminum bats, the use of hard balls and home runs over safety concerns. And India’s Foreign Affairs Minister accused Ottawa of welcoming in criminals from India in the wake of the RCMP arresting three Indian nationals believed to be involved in the murder of Sikh activist Hardeep Singh Nijjar. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/9/202414 minutes, 45 seconds
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Singh caught misleading Canadians about Poilievre – again

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is being called out for a slew of misleading social media posts alleging Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre was trying to block women’s right regarding access to contraceptives. Plus, the feds announced it would approve the B.C. government’s request to recriminalize the use of illicit drugs in public spaces. And a Toronto Police Service superintendent pleads guilty to helping Black officers to cheat on their promotions exam. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/8/202413 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ontario NDP MPPs defy keffiyeh ban

NDP MPPs walked out in solidarity with Independent MPP Sarah Jama on Monday as they defied the ban on a Palestinian headscarf in the Ontario legislative chamber. Plus, newly built schools in Quebec will be required to have gender-specific bathrooms and change rooms. And the Ontario Provincial Police will force all GTA drivers to take a breathalyzer test. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/7/202414 minutes, 49 seconds
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More Canadians leaving country due to affordability crisis

A new study finds more Canadians are choosing to live abroad due to the country’s ongoing affordability crisis. Plus, the Canadian Armed Forces left many Canadians scratching their heads after unveiling what appeared to be a new emblem for the Canadian Army. And a BC drug recovery program is raising concerns about the funding gap between his site and facilities that permit drug use. Tune into The Daily Brief with Lindsay Shepherd and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/6/202416 minutes, 37 seconds
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Are we witnessing a sinking ship?

Amid plummeting polls, a Liberal MP announced that she won’t run again, claiming she’s been the victim of threats and misogyny. Plus, a True North exclusive reveals a Palestinian group linked to the recent anti-Israel protests is a recipient of the Canada Summer Jobs funding. And despite BC backtracking on its decriminalization plans, the Trudeau government is still considering decriminalizing drugs in Toronto. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and William McBeath. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/3/202415 minutes, 34 seconds
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Singh will support Trudeau’s budget

After weeks of speculation, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh announced that his party would support this year’s budget despite raising outstanding concerns. Plus, the Auditor General slammed the federal government for failing to consult with farmers on plans to reduce fertilizer emissions by 30% by the year 2030. And British Columbia’s majority NDP government opposed a bill by the BC Conservatives which would prevent biological males from competing in women’s sports categories. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/2/202420 minutes, 18 seconds
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Poilievre gets booted from the House of Commons

Conservative Leader Pierre Poliievre was kicked out of the House of Commons after he refused to withdraw a claim that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is a “wacko.” Plus, the Alberta government unveiled its comprehensive plan to connect the province via a commuter rail network. And the federal government’s payment program for the vaccine-injured is getting a $36 million top up from the feds, but accessing that money is proving difficult. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/1/202412 minutes, 58 seconds
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Trudeau says he’ll always be a social activist

Young Canadians reported the second-largest decline in life satisfaction according to a new survey, making Canadians under 30-years-old the least happy cohort of their peers among other G7 nations. Plus, even if Prime Minister Justin Trudeau finds himself taking a walk in the snow by Canada’s next federal election, he said that he will remain a social activist focused on causes he’s championed while in office. And London taxpayers are paying $1 million a year as asylum seekers crowd out shelter spaces. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/30/202417 minutes, 32 seconds
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B.C. backtracks on decriminalization of hard drugs

Despite British Columbia Premier David Eby previously defending the province’s drug decriminalization pilot project, he has decided to extinguish the flame. Plus, a True North exclusive debunks claims made by legacy media outlets that protesters at the Nova Scotia and New Brunswick border were connected to podcaster Jeremy Mackenzie’s fictitious meme country Diagolon. And a new poll reveals only 21% of Canadians support the Trudeau government’s latest budget. Tune into The Daily Brief with Lindsay Shepherd and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/29/202414 minutes, 28 seconds
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Trudeau complains about populism

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeared on a podcast and complained about populism and bragged about his government’s tax hikes. Plus, the Alberta government announced that nearly all of the province’s wildfires in 2024 were human-caused, stressing the need for individual action to prevent future fires. And Ontario MPP Sarah Jama was asked to leave the chamber after refusing to remove her keffiyeh. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and William McBeath! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/26/202416 minutes, 42 seconds
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Canadians don’t want electric vehicles

Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre stopped in to show his support for axe-the-tax protesters who have been camped out on the border of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick since Trudeau’s carbon tax hike was implemented. Plus, for the second year in a row, Canadians’ interest in electric vehicles has declined, with fewer than half of Canadians now saying they plan to make their next car purchase an electric vehicle. And the Canadian Medical Association cautioned the federal government that increasing the capital gains tax could harm physician recruitment and retention in Canada. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/25/202414 minutes, 37 seconds
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Half of Ottawa homeless shelters occupied by newcomers

As the City of Ottawa asks the Liberal government for an additional $32 million to house the growing surge of asylum seekers, a True North exclusive reveals half of the capital’s homeless shelters are occupied by new immigrants and refugee claimants. Plus, the Trudeau government’s gun buyback program hit another roadblock as Canada Post has refused to take up the task of collecting the firearms prohibited by the Liberals’ sweeping ban in 2020. And a 74-year-old tax expert known for her civic engagement and youth empowerment has surprisingly become the most notorious woman in Quesnel, B.C. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/24/202413 minutes, 8 seconds
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Singh spreads false claim about Poilievre

A True North exclusive reveals NDP leader Jagmeet Singh has been spreading the false claim that Pierre Poilievre wants to dump “toxic waste” into waterways. Plus, Alberta Premier Danielle Smith says there’s no excuse to block critical infrastructure, as three men await sentencing following guilty verdicts for their role in the Coutts border blockade. And Canada must build 1.096 houses every minute in order for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to fulfil his housing goals. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/23/202418 minutes, 5 seconds
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Liberals force banks to participate in carbon tax theatrics

The Liberals will force Canadian banks to identify the carbon rebate by name when issuing direct deposits to Canadians. Plus, BC Premier David Eby defends drug decriminalization as the federal Liberals and Conservatives raise concerns over his province’s approach. And a new study reveals there is no evidence to suggest that extreme weather events are on the rise despite the assertions of climate activists and Canada’s government. Tune into The Daily Brief with Lindsay Shepherd and William McBeath! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/22/202413 minutes, 30 seconds
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Recent immigrants leaning towards Conservatives

Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek says the prospect of never owning a home and becoming a forever renter is a liberating experience. Plus, recent immigrants to Canada are voicing concerns about high immigration levels and are more likely to support the Conservatives than any other party, according to a recent Leger poll. And legal scholars are sounding the alarm about the Liberals’ online harms bill. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzurdzsa and William McBeath! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/19/202413 minutes, 29 seconds
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CAF’s “LGBTQ champion” suspended over sexual groping comment

A True North exclusive reveals a Royal Military College chaplain who was hailed by the Canadian military as an LGBTQ champion on Transgender Day of Visibility has been suspended following an alleged groping request. Plus, the RCMP confirmed it executed a search warrant of the office of an ArriveCan app contractor on Tuesday as a partner with GC Strategies was brought before the House of Commons to answer questions from MPs on the scandal. And the Liberal government’s 2024 federal budget has sent shockwaves through Canada’s tech sector, with sweeping increases to capital gains taxes being the main cause for concern. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/18/202419 minutes, 6 seconds
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Trudeau spends more and has no plans to balance budget

The Liberals unveiled a $40 billion deficit and $115 billion in new spending over the next five years with no plans to balance the budget. Plus, a True North exclusive reveals how a GTA elementary school is selling pride-themed swag in its “School Spirit” shop. And the Parti Québécois is calling for another referendum on Quebec independence. These stories and more on The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/17/202416 minutes, 45 seconds
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CBC Kids “whitewashing” Hamas’ crimes?

A pro-Israel media watchdog is taking aim at CBC Kids for being an “unfettered platform for anti-Israel accusations.” Plus, figures showing the expenditures for MPs were released in late March, showing that NDP leader Jagmeet Singh spends the most of all party leaders, while Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre spends much less than his counterparts. And the majority of Canadians believe private enterprise could deliver faster healthcare services. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/16/202420 minutes, 23 seconds
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Will a Conservative government lower immigration levels?

The Conservative party’s plan to tie immigration numbers to available jobs and homes could result in a lower or higher immigration target, according to the Conservative immigration critic Tom Kmiec. Plus, Alberta Premier Danielle Smith is not considering a ban on transgender change rooms or women’s prisons. And in 2024, electric vehicles were harder to sell than gas-powered cars. Tune into The Daily Brief with Lindsay Shepherd and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/15/202413 minutes, 49 seconds
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Does Trudeau have confidence in CSIS?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the foreign interference inquiry that CSIS intelligence briefings regarding potential election interference in 2019 weren’t “sufficiently credible information” to act on. Plus, Canada’s premiers may meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to discuss the carbon tax after an opposition motion, unexpectedly backed by the NDP and Bloc Québecois, passed. And Alberta Premier Danielle Smith has introduced legislation requiring provincial approval for future deals the federal government may have with Alberta municipalities. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and William McBeath! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/12/202415 minutes, 21 seconds
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A Quebec referendum on immigration?

Canada’s chief intelligence officer expressed significant alarm over a court verdict asserting IP addresses are shielded against undue searches. Plus, Quebec’s Premier, Francois Legault, warned of a possible “referendum” should the federal authorities fail to curb the influx of temporary immigrants to the province. And culturally sensitive food, venting sessions about toxic masculinity, and a magazine about intersectionality are among the many DEI initiatives taxpayers are funding at British Columbia’s wokest prison. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/11/202415 minutes, 2 seconds
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What does Trudeau know about China’s interference in our elections?

CSIS officials confirmed during the foreign interference commission that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau received briefings on foreign election meddling before the 2019 election. Plus, insults, offensive remarks, and off-colour jokes won’t get Canadians in trouble with the Liberal government’s controversial online hate speech bill, according to Justice Minister Arif Virani. And Trudeau unveiled an updated defence policy, committing to an extra $73 billion for military expenditure over 20 years, with a focus on addressing climate change effects. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/10/202419 minutes, 36 seconds
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Rebel News journalist arrested – again

A Rebel News journalist was arrested during an Israeli vigil outside City Hall in Toronto while questioning pro-Palestinian protesters. Plus, Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre accused Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of “lighting Canada’s economy on fire” during a press conference in Mississauga, Ontario. And Toronto’s contentious “rain tax” has been delayed until 2027, with public meetings to discuss the stormwater charge cancelled amid rising opposition. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/9/202419 minutes, 19 seconds
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A blue wave in BC?

As reported by True North, a study found that in Canada, Jewish groups more often condemn violence against Muslims than Muslim groups do against Jews. Plus, ex-NDP MLA Gwen O’Mahony switches to B.C. Conservatives for the upcoming election, citing shifts in NDP policies that she says have abandoned the party’s original principals. And Ford Canada recently announced layoffs and has delayed the launch of its Oakville electric vehicle plant to 2027, after getting a $590 million government subsidy. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/8/202413 minutes, 21 seconds
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Mass exodus from Singh’s NDP?

Three NDP MPs, Charlie Angus, Rachel Blaney, and Carol Hughes, have declared they will not seek re-election. Plus, a city council meeting in British Columbia became chaotic over a controversial residential schools book published by True North, sparking calls for the mayor’s resignation. And former leader Erin O’Toole says the Conservatives lost the last federal election by being on the “wrong side of public opinion on the vaccine mandate issue.” Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and William McBeath! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/5/202415 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ford predicts end of Trudeau if carbon tax remains

If Justin Trudeau doesn’t get rid of the carbon tax, Canadians will get rid of him. That was the message from Ontario Premier Doug Ford on the heels of a hike to the beleaguered tax. Plus, Queen’s University introduced a lottery system for medical school admissions to enhance diversity, in an effort to fast-track admissions for black and Indigenous students. And pro-Palestinian protests in Toronto led to clashes with police and multiple arrests after demonstrators made inflammatory statements and the event turned unruly. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/4/202416 minutes, 4 seconds
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Trudeau acknowledges damage caused by reckless immigration policy

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau admits there’s been a “massive spike” in immigration “far beyond what Canada has been able to absorb.” Plus, Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek has downplayed the chorus of boos she received during a Calgary Flames puck drop. And Alberta Premier Danielle Smith said there’s a “worrying trend” of prescription opioids seeping into the illegal market as she announced two new organizations to help those struggling with addiction. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/3/202416 minutes, 40 seconds
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Canadians protest Trudeau’s carbon tax

Thousands of Canadians from across the country took to the streets to protest the Trudeau government’s carbon tax – and True North was on the ground. Plus, Canada’s population has seen its most rapid growth in over six decades, with new data from Statistics Canada revealing an unprecedented surge largely driven by temporary immigration. And housing starts in Canada continue to fail to meet demand as costs and demand soar, according to new data from the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/2/202414 minutes, 19 seconds
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Is the carbon tax threatening national unity?

At least four Canadian premiers are requesting an audience with the House of Commons finance committee to urge the federal government to axe the carbon tax increase coming into effect Monday. Plus, the Trudeau government has spent $42 million on its gun confiscation scheme without a single firearm purchased. And taxpayers were billed over $115 million to accommodate asylum seekers in hotels in Niagara Falls last year. Are asylum seekers being treated better than Canadians these days? Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/28/202416 minutes, 30 seconds
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A national carbon tax protest on April 1

Canadians across the country are planning on protesting the federal carbon tax in a push to pressure the Liberals to abandon the unpopular climate policy. Plus, Greece’s Prime Minister said he wants to purchase Canadian liquefied natural gas as several projects are nearing completion while on a historic visit to Ottawa. Does Justin Trudeau believe there’s a business case? And Tucker Carlson isn’t only adept at drawing crowds in Alberta – he’s also good for business, according to one Alberta credit union. Tune into The Daily Brief with Harrison Faulkner and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/27/202413 minutes, 30 seconds
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CBC links Ben Shapiro to radical extremists

A True North exclusive reveals the ombudsman overseeing Canada’s public broadcaster recently ruled that a report linking conservative US commentator Ben Shapiro to extremists and far-right groups was “sustainable” and fair. Plus, despite the Ontario government’s attempts to weed out far-left terms from government, a study found that the public school system was riddled with references to critical race theory and similar ideas. And Canada was ranked dead last among 10 high income countries when it comes to access to primary care physicians. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/26/202419 minutes, 7 seconds
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Musk offers to help anti-lockdown Canadian doctor

Billionaire and Tesla owner Elon Musk offers his help to a Canadian doctor targeted for opposing lockdowns. Plus, supporters of Take Back Alberta stood by the organization’s founder as they descended on Elections Alberta’s Edmonton headquarters on Friday. And a Liberal MP admitted his party plays political games when it comes to support for Ukraine. Tune into The Daily Brief with Lindsay Shepherd and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/25/202413 minutes, 41 seconds
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Trudeau survives Conservative non-confidence motion

MPs rejected a Conservative motion of non-confidence against the Trudeau government, with 204 voting against and 116 in favour, including all Liberal, NDP, Green, and Bloc Quebecois members. Plus, Canada Border Services Agency revealed 28,145 active warrants for failed refugee claimants. And the federal government plans to set targets for temporary resident admissions, aiming to reduce their proportion to 5% of the population within three years, starting in September. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/22/202412 minutes, 51 seconds
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Trudeau’s EV mandate could strain power grid: study

Canada’s largest public sector union is rejecting claims before the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal that it has promoted and engaged in antisemitism. Plus, a Fraser Institute study warns that Trudeau’s plan to ban new gas/diesel vehicles by 2035 could strain Canada’s power grid, needing 15.3% more electricity in 11 years. And homeowners in Calgary are bracing for an even higher-than-expected property tax increase this year, with Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek blaming the significant hike on the provincial government. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/21/202416 minutes, 13 seconds
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Jewish groups livid over radical NDP motion

Jewish groups are livid about a radical anti-Israel NDP motion that was passed in the House of Commons on Monday. Plus, the Nova Scotia Legislature unanimously passed a motion that opposed the April 1st carbon tax. And the majority of newcomers to Canada are shocked by the cost of living, according to a new poll. Tune into The Daily Brief with Lindsay Shepherd and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/20/202415 minutes, 21 seconds
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Radio-Canada HQ vandalized over documentary on transitioning minors

Radio-Canada’s headquarters in Montreal was vandalized by far-left extremists in response to a documentary about gender transition therapy for minors. Plus, Rebel News journalist David Menzies was arrested by Toronto police while covering a pro-Palestinian protest outside a Liberal fundraiser. And a True North exclusive reveals officials from Veterans Affairs complained that Canada’s military structure is dominated by white men and based on a tradition of racism. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/19/202418 minutes, 37 seconds
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Freeland touts $1700, 330 sq ft “affordable” housing

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland praised the development of 330-square-feet micro studio units starting at $1,700 a month as “affordable.” Plus, the Supreme Court of Canada said it will not hear an appeal challenging Manitoba’s lockdown restrictions filed by several churches. And former National Post columnist Sabrina Maddeaux and former MP Costas Menegakis are vying to be the next Conservative candidate for Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/18/202413 minutes, 37 seconds
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Premiers unite against carbon tax

Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre’s housing strategy has gained international recognition, with British Tory MP Sir Simon Clarke endorsing it in the UK parliament as a model for his own party. Plus, a constable with Toronto Police Services caused a stir over comments made during a community meeting last month that residents should leave their keys accessible to auto thieves as a means to prevent them from being harmed in a home invasion. And the list of premiers joining the revolt against the carbon tax is quickly growing, with most of Justin Trudeau’s provincial counterparts now calling for a halt to the impending tax hike. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzusrdzsa and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/15/202415 minutes, 26 seconds
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Former Human Rights Tribunal chair sounds alarm on Online Harms Act

Multiple groups are urging the federal government to form a new expert panel to review the response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Plus, a former Canadian Human Rights Tribunal chair is alarmed by Justin Trudeau’s Online Harms bill, warning of severe penalties for hate-motivated crimes and speech. And half of Canadians now find immigration levels too high, marking a significant shift from just over a year ago when only 21% felt the same. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/14/202414 minutes, 37 seconds
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More bonuses for CBC staff

A True North exclusive reveals the Conservative candidate for the Ottawa-riding of Orleans says he is a conservative despite previously donating to the Liberals and even working for a former Liberal cabinet minister. Plus, despite laying off hundreds of employees, declining revenue, and low viewership, Canada’s state broadcaster dished out $14.9 million in bonuses to its staff. And another premier tells Justin Trudeau to scrap the upcoming hike to the federal carbon tax. Tune into The Daily Brief with Lindsay Shepherd and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/13/202416 minutes, 49 seconds
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Nenshi runs for Alberta NDP leader

Former Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi announced that he will be running to become the leader of the Alberta NDP. Plus, the Trudeau government had initially created a proposal to raise Canada’s annual immigration rate to one million permanent residents per year, according to newly obtained internal documents. And Ontario’s Queen’s University says it’s investigating a break and enter incident after a Palestinian flag was raised on the flagpole atop of its clock tower last week. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/12/202414 minutes, 18 seconds
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All charges dropped against Ambassador Bridge Convoy organizer

All charges have been dropped against the alleged leader of the Windsor protest that blockaded the Ambassador Bridge during the nationwide Freedom Convoy protests in February 2022. Plus, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre is taking his ‘Axe the Tax’ campaign to the next level by calling for Canadians to protest outside the offices of Liberal and NDP MPs and to bombard them with phone calls and emails. And True North spoke to Canadians seeking a better life in other countries amid creeping authoritarianism and the cost of living crisis. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/11/202412 minutes, 45 seconds
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Former chief justice predicts Online Harms bill will face challenges in court

A former chief justice of the Supreme Court said that the federal government’s attempt to regulate online harms had legal flaws and will likely face challenges in court. Plus, CBC’s French language counterpart Radio-Canada has released a documentary revealing how young people are quickly rushed into gender re-assignment by medical practitioners. And two Liberal MPs want the Liberal government to find different avenues to help refugees in Gaza than resuming funding for the controversial UNRWA. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/8/202418 minutes
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Pro-Hamas protesters unhinged, confront Trudeau during snowboarding trip

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was interrupted on a Thunder Bay, Ont. snowboarding trip by pro-Hamas protesters demanding he call for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. Plus, as crime spikes in major cities across Canada, a First Nations chief wants Statistics Canada to stop releasing crime severity statistics because she thinks they’re racist and promote discrimination against Indigenous communities. And the Bank of Canada has held its overnight interest rate at 5% for the fifth consecutive time since July of last year. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/7/202415 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ford’s star candidate supported Trudeau and donated to Ontario Liberals

The Ontario PCs’ star candidate for an upcoming Milton byelection previously vied for a federal Liberal nomination, met with Justin Trudeau and donated to the Ontario Liberals. Plus, MP-elect Jamil Jivani ripped into “Liberal elites,” including the Ontario PC education ministry, in his victory speech on Monday. And Justin Trudeau’s Heritage minister, Pascale St-Onge, says the CBC will be exempt from government’s planned cuts. Tune into The Daily Brief with Lindsay Shepherd and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/6/202411 minutes, 58 seconds
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Conservatives elect a new MP

A greater Toronto area school trustee is facing censure over several “disrespectful” posts disparaging Christianity and parental rights protesters. Plus, Liberal and NDP MPs shut down further investigation into the Winnipeg microbiology lab breach. And Lawyer and former broadcaster Jamil Jivani will be headed to Ottawa following a byelection win in the Greater Toronto Area riding of Durham, replacing former Conservative leader Erin O’Toole, who resigned his seat last year. These stories and more on The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/5/202414 minutes, 48 seconds
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BC school board bans books

A school board in BC has told teachers to take classic books like How to Kill a Mockingbird off the Grade 10 reading curriculum, claiming that the books might offend students. Plus, an independent content creator highlighted the devastating impact of Bill C-18 on smaller media companies in a recent committee meeting discussing the legislation which was meant to save failing legacy news companies. And the Canadian Human Rights Commission’s 2024 departmental plan made no commitment to preserve freedom of expression. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/4/202415 minutes, 44 seconds
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Alberta to tax electric vehicles

Alberta’s latest budget includes a $2.6 billion surplus but concerns remain as the province is expected to borrow a substantial amount of money to meet its near-term goals. Plus, Alberta also announced that it will be introducing a $200 annual tax for electric vehicle owners upon registration to match the fuel tax. And Canada is bringing back visas for Mexican nationals after facing pressure from US authorities. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/1/202415 minutes, 53 seconds
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RCMP investigates ArriveCan scandal

A Liberal MP said he was thankful that his government marginalized millions of unvaccinated Canadians because they were “far-right.” Plus, the RCMP has confirmed it is investigating the controversial ArriveCan app. And Canadian taxpayers are dishing out $14 billion for over 110,000 high-earning federal workers. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/29/202419 minutes, 31 seconds
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Telecom giants cashing in on surge of new immigrants

Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre has voiced strong opposition to the Liberal government’s proposed Online Harms Act, asserting that robust criminal laws are the key to protecting children rather than censoring opinions. Plus, a new study reveals that the government’s incoming pharmacare legislation could jeopardize the insurance coverage of 21.5 million Canadians. And the Liberal government’s record immigration targets might not benefit people trying to buy their first home but Canada’s top telecommunications companies are raking in the dough due to the influx of new subscribers. Tune into The Daily Brief with Lindsay Shepherd and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/28/202416 minutes, 27 seconds
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Trudeau’s latest attack on free speech

The Trudeau government unveiled its “online hate” bill, which contains $70,000 fines for so-called hate speech and even life imprisonment for hate crimes. Plus, Joe Rogan called Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a “weasel” and endorsed Pierre Poilievre for prime minister. And Polish politicians roasted Trudeau over his treatment of Freedom Convoy protesters while the prime minister was in Warsaw on Monday. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/27/202423 minutes, 26 seconds
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Activists cancel gay talk show host for supporting Smith’s gender policies

A popular Calgary-based gay talk show host says his show was dropped by the LGBT network OutTV after he voiced support for Alberta Premier Danielle Smith and her recently announced gender and parental rights policies. Plus, the University of Waterloo has disabled several vending machines on campus after students discovered that the snack dispensers had facial recognition technology installed. And United States officials have been pressuring the Canadian government to re-impose visas on Mexican citizens after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did away with the requirement in 2016. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/26/202416 minutes, 22 seconds
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Kevin Vuong considering move to the Conservatives

A True North exclusive reveals Independent MP Kevin Vuong, a Toronto MP who was booted by the Liberals during the last federal election, is considering a move to the Conservative bench. Plus, decolonization activists at the University of Alberta discussed whether people have to “die off” so Canada can achieve equity. And Prime Minister Trudeau blames social media drivers and conspiracy theorists for Canadians declining trust in traditional media. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/23/202419 minutes, 18 seconds
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“British Columbians” is offensive and exclusionary?

The British Columbia government thinks that referring to residents as “British Columbians” is too offensive and exclusionary. Plus, Pierre Poilievre told reporters on Wednesday that female-only spaces should be protected from biological men who identify as women. And critics are concerned that the Liberal government’s proposed online harms legislation will violate the free speech rights of Canadians. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/22/202420 minutes, 47 seconds
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Let them eat lobster!

Another federal minister is under fire for showing off a lobster feast while Canadians struggle to make ends meet. Plus, a Liberal MP claims doctor-assisted suicide has nothing to do with suicide. And a man has been arrested and charged after the attempted arson of a Regina Catholic church. Tune into The Daily Brief with Lindsay Shepherd and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/21/202414 minutes, 53 seconds
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CBC’s failed lawsuit against Conservatives cost $400,000

A failed lawsuit against the Conservative Party filed by the CBC during the 2019 election cost taxpayers almost $400,000, according to newly obtained documents. Plus, Canadian youth have some of the worst outcomes when it comes to labour force participation rates according to Statistics Canada. And the House of Commons passed a motion calling on the Liberal government to review Canada’s record immigration targets with support from all opposition parties. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/20/202413 minutes, 8 seconds
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Poilievre supports Convoy lawsuit against Trudeau

Canada’s spy agency admitted that its anti-terrorist arm was monitoring parental rights activists and even compared concerned parents to neo-Nazis. Plus, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre said that he hopes courts will uphold the Charter of Rights and Freedoms regarding Canadians who had their constitutional rights violated for participating in the Freedom Convoy protest in 2022. And Environment Canada’s own data shows that the Liberal government’s fertilizer emission reduction will result in a zero net change in emissions by the target year 2030. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/16/202415 minutes, 44 seconds
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Who is GC Strategies?

GC Strategies was handpicked by the Liberal government to oversee the failed ArriveCan application. It was revealed on Wednesday that the firm has accumulated $258 million in federal contracts over the course of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s time in office. Plus, Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre blasted a pro-drug advocate’s racist tirade at a protest in Richmond, BC, where residents demonstrated against the opening of a safe injection site. And there’s been a second shooting targetting the home of a Sikh activist in one week. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/15/202417 minutes, 41 seconds
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DEI programs lead to more prejudice and bigotry: study

A new study has found diversity, equity, and inclusion – also known as DEI - programs in universities lead to even more prejudice and bigotry. Plus, housing starts in Edmonton hit a new low even as its population balloons due to an increase of immigrants. And MPs shut down a Conservative motion to condemn the attempted arson at the Blessed Sacrament Parish church in Regina. Tune into The Daily Brief with Lindsay Shepherd and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/14/202417 minutes, 31 seconds
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Lawyer says Trudeau’s DEI policies contributing to judicial vacancies

Auditor General Karen Hogan released a scathing report revealing the ArriveCan app cost Canadian taxpayers an estimated $59.5 million with little value provided. Plus, a prominent Toronto lawyer says the Trudeau government’s ‘diversity, equity and inclusion’ agenda is contributing to judicial vacancies that are resulting in serious criminal trials being tossed. And police are investigating the arson of a Regina church that was set ablaze by man in a balaclava. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/13/202420 minutes, 24 seconds
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Health Canada thinks banning smoking in homes is a good idea

Health Canada suggested that governments should ban smoking in private homes and to completely phase out selling tobacco at a World Health Organization conference. Plus, protesters gathered in Victoria last week where a documentary film about BC Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry titled “Our Time to be Kind” had its world premiere. And an association of energy contractors is blasting NDP MP Charlie Angus’ latest bill which seeks to outlaw the promotion of Canadian oil and gas. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/12/202415 minutes, 53 seconds
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Bell to cut 9% of workforce, blaming CRTC regs

Bell Media’s parent company is slashing 9% of its workforce, placing much of the blame on a recent decision by the tribunal that regulates and supervises broadcasting and telecommunications in Canada. Plus, Belleville, Ontario declares a state of emergency after nearly two dozen overdoses in less than 48 hours. And the government’s housing target is off by 1.5 million houses due to outdated and inaccurate population projects. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/9/202417 minutes, 22 seconds
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Poilievre says no to puberty blockers for minors

Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre confirmed that he does not support the use of puberty blocking hormones for minors under the age of 18. Plus, a private members bill proposed by NDP MP Charlie Angus would see people who promote the oil and gas industry thrown in jail or receive hefty fines. And two members of the so-called “Coutts Four” were released from jail with time served after accepting a plea deal. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/8/202419 minutes, 51 seconds
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Musk takes on The Toronto Star

Elon Musk calls Toronto Star “Canada’s Pravda” after Pierre Poilievre accused the paper of a “ridiculous attack.” Plus, Calgarians have 60 days to recall Mayor Jyoti Gondek in the first-ever petition of its kind. And Pierre Poilievre wades into the parental rights debate and tells Trudeau to “butt out” on parental rights. Tune into The Daily Brief with Lindsay Shepherd and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/7/202421 minutes, 5 seconds
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Trudeau’s office sent invite to Nazi veteran

Despite throwing former House of Commons speaker Anthony Rota under the bus, it was revealed this week Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office invited Waffen-SS veteran Yaroslav Hunka to a reception the prime minister was hosting for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Plus, the Liberal government has broken a key policy promise to the NDP after announcing a delay to expanding the eligibility of its universal dental plan. And Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre has a foolproof plan to crackdown on vehicle theft. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/7/202413 minutes, 28 seconds
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Trudeau has no plan to reduce debt: report

A recent report from the Fraser Institute is blasting the Liberal government for not having any realistic plans to reduce the debt ratio in the next few decades. Plus, the Edmonton Police Service has issued a warning to the public last week after a convicted child sex offender, who goes by Laverne Waskahat, was released from custody. And Conservative nomination candidate Sabrina Maddeaux tells True North what drew her to conservatism and why she should be the party’s candidate for Aurora–Oak Hills–Richmond Hill. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/5/202414 minutes, 47 seconds
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Feds delay assisted suicide for mentally ill

The Liberal government has announced a second pause on expanding assisted suicide to the mentally ill. And Canada has joined an international organization looking into ways to cut fertilizer emissions worldwide. Plus, friends and family of Richard Bilkszto have set up a scholarship to honour the late Toronto educator and support new teachers entering the field. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/2/202413 minutes, 6 seconds
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Smith unveils parental rights policy

In a long-awaited announcement on Wednesday, Alberta Premier Danielle Smith unveiled a comprehensive set of policies addressing gender ideology. Plus, rental vacancy has plummeted to 1.5% in 2023 according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. And an Ontario doctor who opposed the Covid-19 mass vaccination campaign has seen misconduct charges dropped by the College of Physicians and Surgeons. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/1/202415 minutes, 53 seconds
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“Drag queen bingo” for soldiers?

A True North exclusive reveals a Canadian military base will host “drag queen bingo” for its members. Plus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s latest “independent” Senator has donated over $76,000 to the Liberal Party of Canada. And two Canadians with ties to the Hells Angels biker gang were charged in connection to U.S. assassination plots commissioned by Iran. Tune into The Daily Brief with Lindsay Shepherd and Harrison Faulkner! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/31/202412 minutes, 14 seconds
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University of Waterloo brings back racial segregation at pools

The Immigration and Refugee Board has ordered the deportation of one woman accused of spying on behalf of China. Plus, almost 2,000 families have been compensated by the Vaccine Injury Support Program, totalling over $11 million in payouts. And racial segregation at pools is back and it’s being piloted by the University of Waterloo, where it has dedicated swim times for “black folx.” Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/30/202414 minutes, 52 seconds
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Poilievre accuses Trudeau of funding terrorism

Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre accused the government of using foreign aid to fund terrorists and dictators in a speech to caucus Sunday. Plus, Montreal’s Concordia University is seeking to “decolonize and Indigenize” every aspect of its academic curriculums and pedagogy. And Kelowna hopes that a temporary “tiny home village” will help provide housing to the city’s growing homeless population. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/29/202410 minutes, 48 seconds
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Syrian refugees still reliant on social assistance

Five years after arriving in Canada under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s resettlement program, 50% of Syrian refugees are still reliant on social assistance. Plus, Liberal MP and former justice minister David Lametti has resigned his seat and is leaving politics. And the United Kingdom has paused free trade deal talks with Canada. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/26/202414 minutes, 14 seconds
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A leadership review of Trudeau?

One Liberal MP has broken ranks with his party and is demanding a leadership review of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Plus, in a groundbreaking study conducted by the Global Institute for Food Security at the University of Saskatchewan, Canadian farmers, particularly in Saskatchewan, have emerged as global leaders in low-carbon agriculture. And provinces and universities are scrambling to meet the 35% international student cut announced by Immigration Minister Marc Miller on Monday. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/25/202413 minutes, 58 seconds
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Trudeau’s use of Emergencies Act ruled unnecessary and unconstitutional

The legitimacy of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s invocation of the Emergencies Act has received its biggest blow after a Federal Court ruled the order was unconstitutional. Plus, ahead of his speech in Alberta alongside Premier Danielle Smith, Conservative media personality Tucker Carlson left Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office a voicemail saying he was on his way to liberate Canada. And Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland is standing by her government’s decision to invoke the Emergencies Act and vowed to appeal the Federal Court’s decision on Tuesday. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/24/202417 minutes, 27 seconds
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Dana White stands up for free speech

UFC President Dana White wiped the floor with a Canadian journalist after the reporter tried to ask him to control his fighter’s opinions. And BC MLA and former BC Liberal leadership candidate Ellis Ross will be leaving provincial politics to pursue election under the federal Conservative banner. Plus, Trudeau’s Immigration Minister Marc Miller has admitted that the international student visa system is “out of control.” Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/23/202416 minutes, 47 seconds
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Poilievre slams Freeland and the WEF

Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre blasted Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland for jet setting to speak at the World Economic Forum conference while lecturing Canadians about the climate. Plus, the International Coalition Against Illicit Economies published a report that referred to Canada as a “safe haven” and an “international hub” for crime organizations to thrive in the country’s “booming” market for illicit trade. And one in five restaurants in Canada could shut down as the deadline to repay Covid pandemic emergency loans looms. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/22/202417 minutes, 20 seconds
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An exclusive glimpse into WEF 2024

The global elites gathered in Davos for the World Economic Forum this week and True North was on the ground – not as Klaus Schwab’s invited elites but as journalists. On this episode of The Daily Brief, True North’s Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Andrew Lawton give you an exclusive glimpse into the WEF conference. Tune into The Daily Brief! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/19/202415 minutes, 2 seconds
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CBC acknowledges inaccurate “fact-check” of Poilievre

Justin Trudeau’s top minister, Chrystia Freeland, has been suddenly added to the list of speakers at the World Economic Forum summit in Davos. Plus, the state broadcaster acknowledged an inaccurate fact check of Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre in a recent publication. And a Quebec man pleaded guilty to 14 counts of arson during this past summer’s wildfire season. Tune into The Daily Brief with Isaac Lamoureux and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/18/202412 minutes, 57 seconds
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Notley resigns. What’s next for the Alberta NDP?

Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley announced her resignation on Tuesday, initiating a leadership race within the party. Plus, a True North exclusive reveals escorts in Davos are benefitting from an economic boom spurred on by the arrival of the world’s elites at the World Economic Forum. And inflation rose to 3.4% in December as the cost of fuel, rent, air travel, passenger vehicles, and food increased across the country. Are Canadians in for a rough 2024? Tune into The Daily Brief with Harrison Faulkner and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/17/202411 minutes, 30 seconds
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CBC touts EVs as Alberta freezes

As Albertans deal with an unprecedented cold snap that resulted in the Alberta Emergency Management Agency issuing a province-wide Emergency Alert, Canada’s state broadcaster is touting electric vehicles as “the best vehicle” in frigid temperatures. Plus, the founder of the World Economic Forum says China’s premier’s presence at this year’s annual conference can help “rebuild global trust.” And is Toronto a “no fun city?” One city councillor seems to think so after the city banned tobogganing from 45 hills across the city. Tune into The Daily Brief with Isaac Lamoureux and Harrison Faulkner! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/16/202414 minutes, 17 seconds
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Poilievre pledges to stop arresting journalists

Far-left protesters descend on Davos as global leaders meet for the World Economic Forum – and True North is on the ground to cover the conference. Plus, Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre pledges to stop arresting journalists following the recent arrest of Rebel News journalist David Menzies by a police bodyguard for Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland. And the department of family medicine at Hamilton’s McMaster University is apologizing for recognizing Sir John A Macdonald’s birthday. Tune into The Daily Brief with Isaac Lamoureux and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/15/202417 minutes, 1 second
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Thousands of students absent from school during One Million March for Children

Close to 100,000 British Columbia students were absent from public schools on the day of a nationwide parental rights protest last year. Plus, “Misinformation and disinformation” are the number one threat facing the world in the short-term, according to the World Economic Forum’s 2024 global risk index. And former and current Jewish students have joined a class action lawsuit alleging that six Canadian universities fomented a climate of antisemitism on campus. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/12/202418 minutes, 38 seconds
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Rebel News takes Freeland and police to court

Rebel News is hitting back for the arrest of David Menzies by taking Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, the RCMP and York Regional Police to court. Plus, a Nova Scotia sexual health organisation that has received federal and provincial funding offers free-of-charge lubricant, flavoured oral sex dams and other adult products to “all-ages.” And after returning for just one day in the new year, a judge has halted the trial of Freedom Convoy leaders Tamara Lich and Chris Barber. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/11/202414 minutes, 33 seconds
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Millei to attend WEF – True North will be on the ground

Argentinian president Javier Milei will be heading to Davos for the World Economic Forum – and True North will be on the ground to cover the conference. Plus, federal government spending on debt interest charges has increased by 36.7% in the third quarter of 2023. And the World Health Organization quietly appointed a controversial Canadian trans activist to its transgender guidelines group. Tune into The Daily Brief with Lindsay Shepherd and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/10/202414 minutes, 57 seconds
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Journalist arrested by RCMP for questioning Freeland

The RCMP arrested Rebel News Journalist David Menzies on Monday for attempting to question Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland. Plus, a True North exclusive reveals nearly every article in the latest issue of the Canadian Military Journal was devoted to critical race theory and disparaging “whiteness” in the military. These stories and more on The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/9/202421 minutes, 1 second
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Canadians will pay more for phone plans in 2024

Canadians with Rogers and Bell wireless phone plans are gifted this new year with a rate hike despite the Trudeau government’s promise to lower rates in 2019. Plus, Alberta Premier Danielle Smith has had enough with federal environment minister Steven Guilbeault. And a True North exclusive reveals Canada’s foreign policy is of little significance to the Middle East, according to a new Israeli survey. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/8/202415 minutes, 26 seconds
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Canada doesn’t seem to care about asylum claimants lying

A True North exclusive reveals the federal tribunal in charge of approving refugee and asylum claims says it’s not keeping track of adults who lied about their age and claimed they were unaccompanied minors upon arrival in Canada. Plus, if a Liberal MP gets his way, Senators and members of Parliament will no longer need to swear an oath of allegiance to King Charles III. And Liberals set their sights on Conservative MP Leslyn Lewis over a petition calling for Canada to leave the United Nations. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and William McBeath! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/5/202419 minutes, 38 seconds
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The hypocrisy of an anti-Convoy Ontario NDP MPP

Once a vocal opponent of the Freedom Convoy, Ottawa NDP MPP Joel Harden is now complaining about noise bylaw tickets being handed out by police at a pro-Palestine protest. Plus, an unvaccinated veteran firefighter is suing his former employer, alleging he was misled about keeping his severance pay and pension upon resignation amid Covid-19 vaccine mandates. And the BC Supreme Court has issued an injunction to a government amendment meant to prevent open drug use at playgrounds, claiming it caused “irreparable harm” to drug users’ human rights. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/4/202416 minutes, 5 seconds
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Public sector surges under Trudeau

The federal public sector has grown threefold since Justin Trudeau was elected in 2015 – with record growth reported last year. Plus, while the NDP government in Manitoba is pausing its fuel tax, Alberta has reinstated the tax at a lower rate after a lengthy pause. And Ontario’s NDP is pushing for the Progressive Conservatives to create a plan for free contraceptives for all ages. Tune into The Daily Brief with Lindsay Shepherd and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/3/202415 minutes, 1 second
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Canadians feel worse off financially since Trudeau elected

A new Nanos poll has revealed that over half of Canadians say their personal finances are worse off today than they were in 2015, when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau first took office. Plus, the Saskatchewan government makes good on their promise to stop collecting the federal carbon tax on natural gas and electrical heat. And a group of concerned citizens in Abbotsford established a multi-day overnight camp to protest gender ideology in schools on a 24/7 basis. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/2/202414 minutes, 36 seconds
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Predictions for 2024

It’s a special New Year's Eve edition of The Daily Brief! True North’s Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis look into 2024 and make a few predictions of their own. Will the Trudeau government back down on its ambitious immigration targets? Will Poilievre Derangement Syndrome reach a new high in 2024? Which historical figure will the far left cancel in the new year? Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin and Noah! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/31/202322 minutes, 45 seconds
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A special Christmas edition

Merry Christmas from True North!  As you unwrap your presents, celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and spend time with your loved ones, let’s take a look at the wildest Christmas-related stories of 2023. Tune into the Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Isaac Lamoureux!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/25/202318 minutes
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Tamara Lich is back online

After nearly two years of social media silence, Freedom Convoy organizer Tamara Lich has reemerged online. Lich reactivated her account on X 22 months after she was barred from social media as part of a host of bail conditions. Plus, as the City of Toronto scrubs Henry Dundas from subway stations and a major square, a descendent of the influential politician is slamming the legacy media for “inaccurate” reporting. And a new poll reveals the majority of Canadians don’t think a national pharmacare plan should be a priority for the government. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/22/202317 minutes, 17 seconds
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Terrorists thank Canada

The terrorist group Hamas thanked Canada after the Trudeau government voted in favour of a UN resolution that called for a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas War. Plus, a national debate has been sparked after the Amber Trails School Choir sang the Canadian national anthem in Punjabi at a Winnipeg Jets game. And Alberta Premier Danielle Smith slams the federal government’s new mandate for zero emission vehicles as destructive and unachievable. Tune into The Daily Brief with Lindsay Shepherd and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/21/202314 minutes, 14 seconds
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Vivek Ramaswamy thanks the Freedom Convoy

Canada’s population grew by 430,000 people in one single quarter – a spike not seen since 1957, according to the latest Statistics Canada data. Plus, Republican primaries contender Vivek Ramaswamy has thanked the Freedom Convoy and Canadian truckers for leading the way when it came to the fight against government authoritarianism. And a controversial McGill University student group that has put out pro-Hamas messaging was ordered to stop using the post-secondary school’s name in its official branding. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/20/202311 minutes, 38 seconds
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Poilievre rejects amnesty for illegal immigrants

In a year-end interview with True North, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre rejected “perverse incentives” for illegal immigration after the Trudeau government promised amnesty. Plus, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland confirmed she plans to run in the next federal election – and even predicted a Liberal win with Justin Trudeau as leader. And the Trudeau government announced that all new cars will have to be zero-emissions by 2035. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/19/202320 minutes, 31 seconds
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Toronto renames Yonge-Dundas square to tribe linked to slave trade

Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square will now be called Sankofa Square after a vote by city council. The word Sankofa relates to a tribe known to be involved in the slave trade. Plus, 1.6 million Canadian children and youth struggle with mental health disorders and barriers to treatment which means that it could take up to 2.5 years before being seen by a professional. And the Liberal government wants to speed up permanent residency for hundreds of thousands of undocumented migrants illegally residing in Canada. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/18/202314 minutes, 24 seconds
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Christian Heritage Month motion shut down

A motion to recognize the month of December as “Christian Heritage Month” was shut down in the House of Commons this week. Plus, Alberta Premier Danielle Smith called Trudeau’s environment minister Steven Guilbeault a “national embarrassment” after his visit to the COP28. And Statistics Canada excludes assisted suicide from its death totals, despite it being the sixth highest cause. Tune into The Daily Brief with William McBeath and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/15/202315 minutes, 26 seconds
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Another attack on Canada’s oil and gas sector

Representatives at the COP28 climate summit in Dubai have launched yet another attack on Canada’s energy sector by agreeing on a climate pledge to transition away from oil and gas. Plus, Freedom Convoy organizers are set to appear in court today to attempt to dismiss a $290 million class-action lawsuit. And a whistleblower on corporate mismanagement in the federal government’s green tech fund delivered explosive testimony to Parliament’s industry and technology committee and accused Trudeau’s industry minister, François-Philippe Champagne, of lying. Tune into The Daily Brief with Andrew Lawton and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/14/202312 minutes, 32 seconds
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Trudeau calls for a ceasefire

The Trudeau government broke with years of Canadian foreign policy by voting in favour of a non-binding UN resolution that called for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. Plus, despite the government’s costly carbon tax, Canada feell to 62nd out of 67 on the Climate Change Performance Index. And the Trudeau government paid $323 million for a COVID vaccine factory that never produced anything. Tune into The Daily Brief with William McBeath and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/13/202315 minutes, 33 seconds
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Trudeau’s latest climate scheme will likely increase beef prices

The Trudeau government wants to reduce how much cows burp – and this will likely raise the price of beef in Canada. Plus, the Northwest Territories wants a full exemption from carbon tax. And the University of Alberta removed a Christmas tree on campus after a student requested to light menorah for Chanukah. Tune into The Daily Brief with Andrew Lawton and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/12/202312 minutes, 37 seconds
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How woke are the Canadian Armed Forces?

In a move to align with the Liberal government’s commitment to “inclusivity,” Canadian military bases are required to provide menstrual products, including tampons and pads, in men’s washrooms by December 15.. Plus, following a series of telephone town hall meetings, the Alberta Pension Plan Engagement Panel reports that approximately half of the participants oppose the proposed Alberta Pension Plan. And Canadians can expect to see even less in their paycheques in 2024 due to new tax hikes. Tune into The Daily Brief with Andrew Lawton and William McBeath! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/11/202313 minutes, 52 seconds
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Gondek under fire for skipping menorah lighting

Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek will skip the city’s annual menorah lighting ceremony, asserting that she can’t attend because the event politically supports Israel. Plus, “white supremacy” and “colonialism” stand in the way of achieving net-zero climate targets claimed a COP28 panel of climate activists from Canada and abroad. And Greg Fergus signalled he will stay on as the House of Commons Speaker although the Conservatives and Bloc Quebecois have called on him to resign. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dszurdzsa and William McBeath! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/8/202317 minutes, 30 seconds
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Liberals shut down Poilievre’s motion to ban CBC bonuses

Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre’s motion to ban all bonuses for CBC executives after the state broadcaster’s president Catherine Tait confirmed the Crown corporation would lay off 10% of its workforce was foiled by the Liberals in the House of Commons on Tuesday. Meanwhile, a Conservative MP was kicked out of the House of Commons after he called Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a liar. And the cost of baby formula in Canada continues to rise as supply becomes more scarce. Tune into The Daily Brief with Lindsay Shepherd and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/7/202318 minutes, 6 seconds
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MPs call for resignation of Speaker Greg Fergus

The Conservatives and Bloc Quebecois are calling for the resignation of Speaker Greg Fergus after he appeared wearing full regalia at a partisan Ontario Liberal event. Plus, members of Toronto’s Jewish community were left stranded Monday morning when 17 out of 72 buses booked for transportation to a pro-Israel rally in Ottawa failed to show up. And a new report found that over 95% of people in developed countries have regular access to a primary care provider. However, Canada trails behind in key areas when compared to other nations. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/6/202318 minutes, 4 seconds
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CBC cuts jobs despite government handouts

Seven hundred journalists will be out of a job soon after the CBC confirmed it was cutting up to 10% of its workforce due to financial difficulties despite a landmark $100 million deal with Google for the legacy media. Plus, Nova Scotia’s volunteer fire services is demanding a federal carbon tax exemption as it faces evermore stringent budget constraints. And patients seeking assisted suicide in Canada are mostly “privileged white people,” according to Trudeau Foundation fellow and medical ethicist Dr. Jocelyn Downie. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/5/202318 minutes, 55 seconds
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Vipond trash talks Alberta while at COP28

Covid lockdown and masking advocate Dr. Joe Vipond is back in the news again and this time it’s because he was trash-talking Alberta while at the COP28 summit in Dubai. And Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie has won the leadership of the Ontario Liberal Party. Plus, international students seeking asylum in Canada has become an explosive trend, with the number more than doubling over the last five years. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Sehpherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/4/202315 minutes, 38 seconds
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Will Muslim organizations in Canada condemn Hamas?

A True North exclusive reveals out of six major Muslim organizations in Canada contacted, only one bothered to reply and condemn Hamas’ Oct. 7 massacre in Israel and the terrorist organization itself. Plus, the commander of the Royal Canadian Navy is warning that serious challenges threaten to derail its readiness commitments for 2024 and beyond. And Google has agreed to pay Canadian legacy media publishers $100 million per year after a lengthy negotiation with the federal government over Bill C-18, also known as the Online News Act. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and William McBeath! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/1/202320 minutes, 55 seconds
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Another right-wing event falls victim to cancel culture

One day before the event was set to happen, the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre cancelled a booking for a November 29 speaking tour stop featuring German Member of European Parliament Christine Anderson and Dutch activist Eva Vlaardingerbroek. Plus, the NHL’s selective theme policy has left fans and commentators shaking their heads. And the vast majority of Canadians believe that the housing crisis and Canada’s crumbling health care system are being fuelled by high levels of immigration. Tune into The Daily Brief with Lindsay Shepherd and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/30/202316 minutes, 34 seconds
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Guilbeault misleads Canadians about Sovereignty Act

Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault wasted no time responding to Alberta Premier Danielle Smith’s invocation of the Sovereignty Act by misleading Canadians on his government’s net-zero electricity. Plus, Canadian high school sports teams are awash with white privilege and racism. At least, that’s the conclusion made by a team of academics in a paper published to the Sports Coaching Review. And life expectancy in Canada dropped for the third consecutive year in 2022. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/29/202313 minutes, 40 seconds
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Trudeau’s new comms expert was a radical lockdown advocate

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s new communications and marketing expert was radically pro-lockdown and pro-vaccine mandate during the Covid-19 pandemic. Plus, Montreal Jewish leaders are sounding the alarm about a “frightening” rise in antisemitism after a Jewish community centre was attacked with a Molotov cocktail. And ahead of this week’s United Nations COP28 summit in Dubai, one of the key architects behind the Paris Agreement – to which Canada is a signatory – said that breaking the law was necessary to advance climate goals. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/28/202320 minutes, 53 seconds
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Is antisemitism rampant in Toronto schools?

A Toronto elementary school teacher was placed on home assignment following a series of arrests by the Toronto Police Service’s Hate Crimes Unit in relation to an alleged anti-semitic property attack targeting a Chapters Indigo book store. Plus, Alberta’s 44 wind farms operated at 0.3% capacity last Wednesday, leading many to question how effective wind power actually is. And Canada’s Revenue Agency paid $63 million to a company it now accuses of carousel fraud. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/27/202311 minutes, 27 seconds
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Public school teacher, academics arrested in antisemitic attack

The Toronto Police Service Hate Crime Unit has arrested eleven individuals in connection with an alleged antisemitic property attack targeting a book store. The suspects include a public school teacher and faculty from York University. Plus, Victoria City Councillor Susan Kim has issued a formal apology for signing her name on an open letter that denied sexual violence at the hands of Hamas following the Oct. 7 attack against Israel. And a three-day retreat by the Liberal government in Charlottetown, P.E.I., dedicated to examining the escalating cost of living for Canadians, cost taxpayers over $160,000. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/24/202311 minutes, 58 seconds
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Trudeau lavishes legacy media with more bailout money

Two people are dead after a vehicle exploded on the American side of the Canada-U.S. border at the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls, N.Y. New York Gov. said there was “no indication” that the incident was related to terrorism, despite earlier media reports. Plus, in their latest fall economic statement, the Liberals lavished the legacy media with $129 million more in bailout funds. And a True North exclusive reveals more people than ever, from people working two jobs to students, are turning to food banks for the first time ever. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/23/202313 minutes, 17 seconds
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Trudeau unveils billions in new spending despite inflation crisis

The Trudeau government will increase federal spending and will not provide any tax relief for Canadians despite the ongoing inflation crisis and warnings from economists and opposition politicians to scale back its spending. Plus, a True North exclusive reveals a controversial Diversity Equity Inclusion trainer got more than $315,000 from Toronto, Peel school boards. And a federal body in charge of human rights law says you might be perpetuating “settler colonialism” if you celebrate Christmas. Tune into The Daily Brief with Lindsay Shepherd and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/22/202315 minutes, 15 seconds
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Conservatives refuse to offer immigration targets

It’s been over two weeks since federal immigration minister Marc Miller revealed the Liberals’ new mass immigration targets, and Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre still hasn’t offered up his own potential figures to Canadians. Plus, an EV battery plant that received $15 billion in government handouts received a number of temporary workers from South Korea instead of hiring Canadians. And Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault plans to challenge the Federal Court’s decision regarding Ottawa’s ban on single-use plastics. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/21/202318 minutes, 31 seconds
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U of Alberta fires director over open letter which denied Hamas rapes

As the Trudeau government prepares to unveil its fall economic update on Tuesday, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre has laid out a set of demands for the upcoming economic update. Plus, the University of Alberta’s sexual assault centre director has been fired over an open letter which denied Hamas terrorists raped women as part of their October 7th attack on Israel. And the federal court has overturned the Trudeau government’s ban on single-use plastics. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/20/202314 minutes, 27 seconds
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Children's hospital encourages 10-year-old's gender transition

The Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba is currently weathering intense scrutiny due to a controversial social media post in which they actively supported and encouraged a 10-year-old child's decision to undergo a surgical gender transition. In a separate development, True North has exposed what they consider to be a misleading statement from the Liberal government. Despite the assurance that they will not be regulating podcasts, concerns have been raised about the implications of Bill C-11. This legislation empowers regulators to oversee platforms, including the majority of podcast hosting platforms. Meanwhile, internal pressures are mounting on the Alberta NDP to consider rebranding. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and William McBeath. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/17/202321 minutes, 13 seconds
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Farmers voice frustration with senators over carbon tax exemption

A wave of frustration is sweeping through the agricultural industry as partisan politics is interfering with the Senate’s passage of a crucial bill that promises relief from the carbon tax on specific farm expenditures. Plus, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation is slamming the BC government and the federal government for its latest instance of corporate welfare. And Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clapped back at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after Trudeau accused Israel of targeting civilians. Tune into The Daily Brief with Lindsay Shepherd and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/16/202314 minutes, 41 seconds
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The dangerous reality of being Jewish on Canadian campuses

Amid a wave of antisemitic incidents in Canada, Jewish students are speaking out, highlighting the dangers of being Jewish on Canadian campuses. Plus, the City of Calgary has dropped all charges against two men who were en route to the 1 Million March 4 Children in Calgary who were having a private conversation on an almost empty train carriage. And an Australian Senator compared Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s handling of Freedom Convoy to communist China. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/15/202313 minutes, 33 seconds
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Poilievre takes aim at Trudeau’s “catch and release justice system”

Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre couldn’t provide any assurance of safety for Canadians as authorities issued a Canada-wide warrant for high-risk British Columbia sex offender Randall Hopley. Hopley has since been found. Plus, the President and CEO of Sustainable Development Technology Canada has resigned after the federal crown corporation was accused of doling out millions of taxpayer dollars to companies connected to its board members. And condo developers are abandoning projects in Toronto as sales have dropped to their lowest levels in a decade. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/14/202321 minutes, 40 seconds
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85% of small businesses reject Trudeau’s carbon tax

A recent survey by a small business advocacy group has revealed growing discontent among small businesses towards the federal carbon tax. Plus, as the inflation crisis worsens, 78% of Canadians plan on purchasing fewer gifts these coming holidays. And a Canadian female powerlifter was hit with a two-year ban by the Canadian Powerlifting Union for advocating that womens’ sports remain single-sex. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/13/202312 minutes, 41 seconds
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Canada won’t meet climate targets despite carbon tax

Canada won’t meet its climate targets despite the Trudeau government’s costly carbon tax, according to Canada’s Environment Commissioner. Plus, social media is another front in Israel’s ongoing war against Hamas, according to a senior Israel Defense Forces official. And the Liberal government’s chief technology officer misled MPs about the ArriveCan app contract, according to Health Canada’s assistant deputy minister. Tune into The Daily Brief with Lindsay Shepherd and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/9/202313 minutes, 33 seconds
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Tucker Carlson is coming to Calgary

Tucker Carlson will be appearing on stage at Calgary’s Telus Convention Centre on January 24 and will be joined by former Dragons’ Den star Brett Wilson and Alberta Premier Danielle Smith. Everyone who donates to True North before the end of 2023 will be automatically entered into a draw to win a pair of FREE tickets! Plus, the founder of the government-funded Anti-Hate Network says it’s silent on recent incidents of antisemitism because it only has enough resources to cover the “extreme right.” Meanwhile, a London Islamic School teacher is under fire for posting a video on social media calling for Israel to be banned. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/8/202312 minutes, 25 seconds
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A new “carbon tax coalition?”

A Conservative motion to extend the carbon tax exemption to all forms of home heating was foiled by the Liberals and Bloc Quebecois. In response, Poilievre accused the Liberals and Bloc of forming a new “carbon tax coalition.” Plus, Canada’s provincial and territorial leaders gathered in Halifax and expressed their united opposition to the government’s selective carbon tax approach. And Canada’s diplomatic fallout with India flared up again after a Canadian-based Sikh leader threatened Air India flights. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/7/202321 minutes, 20 seconds
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Will the feds scrap the carbon tax on home heating?

The NDP is throwing its support behind Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre’s motion to call on the government to expand its carbon tax pause on all forms of home heating. The non-binding motion will be voted on Monday afternoon. Plus, a new study finds the narrative perpetuated by the Canadian federal government and various institutions that Canada is systemically racist simply isn’t true. And Canadian business insolvencies shot up by 41.8% in 2023. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/6/202311 minutes, 48 seconds
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CBC CEO refuses to apologize for fake news

The CBC’s top official is refusing to apologize for the state broadcaster’s erroneous reporting on the Gaza hospital explosion. Plus, scrapping the federal carbon tax will significantly reduce inflation, according to the Bank of Canada. And Agriculture Canada apologizes for an error in a departmental results report wherein the ministry claimed that it was working towards a “30% reduction of fertilizer use.” Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and William McBeath! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/3/202319 minutes, 32 seconds
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Trudeau sticks to his immigration targets

The Trudeau government will stick to their plan to import 1 million new permanent residents in 2025-2026. Plus, the NDP government in Manitoba joins the chorus of voices who want additional exemptions to the federal carbon tax. And Statistics Canada data shows that Canada may have entered a technical recession. Tune into The Daily Brief with Lindsay Shepherd and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/2/202316 minutes, 17 seconds
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Trudeau refuses additional exemptions for carbon tax

Despite pausing the carbon tax for home heating oil, the Trudeau government has shut down requests from the provinces for additional exemptions to the costly tax. Plus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appoints a former Liberal MP and a long-time Liberal donor to the supposedly “independent” Senate. And the Auditor General found that federal DEI initiatives are failing to improve outcomes for racialized workers in the public service. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/1/202312 minutes, 33 seconds
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Trudeau’s immigration targets aren’t paying off for construction sector

Despite the Trudeau government claiming record-level immigration targets are helping alleviate the housing crisis, the construction sector in Canada is grappling with a severe labour shortage. Plus, ahead of Remembrance Day, Saskatchewan is promising to pass a law to prevent poppy bans. And a York University professor is refusing to teach because the university condemned the terrorist group Hamas. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/31/202316 minutes, 12 seconds
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50-year-old trans swimmer competes against teen girls

Parents at a Toronto area aquatic centre are alarmed by a 50-year-old trans swimmer who is competing against girls as young as 13. Plus, Canadian singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie has come under fire for allegations that her Indigenous heritage may be false. And the average cost of a home in Canada is now 141% higher than the median household income. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/30/202313 minutes, 15 seconds
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Trudeau backs down from carbon tax on home heating oil

Liberal and NDP MPs shut down a motion to condemn over 80 incidents of arson and vandalism targeting churches across Canada. Plus, amid outcry from Atlantic provinces and politicians, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is suspending the carbon tax on home heating oil for the next three years. And doctor-assisted suicide made up 4% of all deaths in Canada in 2022. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and William McBeath! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/27/202316 minutes, 12 seconds
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MPs vote down bill to ban federal vaxx mandates

A bill aimed at preventing the federal government from imposing Covid vaccine mandates for employment or travel in Canada was voted down in the House of Commons Wednesday. Plus, the NHL reversed its ban on Pride tape only a few weeks after implementing it due to pushback from leftist activists. And staff at an Ontario public library said allowing a prominent British author speak could “test the bounds of hate speech.” Tune into The Daily Brief with Lindsay Shepherd and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/26/202315 minutes, 8 seconds
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Girl guides miss out on Santa Claus parade due to DEI policy

An Ottawa-area Girl Guides chapter is sitting out the Santa Claus parade to avoid breaching its diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) policy. And, in response to growing concerns about foreign interference in Canada, the House of Commons ethics committee is calling on the government to adopt measures to combat misinformation online. Plus, a True North exclusive reveals that a public library’s refusal to cancel a controversial Palestinian comedian’s booking was due to its desire to avoid offending the city’s Muslim community. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/25/202315 minutes, 54 seconds
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Nazi invite kept secret by Liberal-NDP MPs

The Ontario NDP has booted MPP Sarah Jama from caucus for refusing to retract anti-Israel statements. Plus, Liberals and NDP MPs vote to keep the Nazi invitation inquiry behind closed doors. And a True North exclusive reveals that a clean tech crown corporation is funding companies tied to its board members. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/24/202316 minutes, 48 seconds
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Republican candidate wants a border wall with Canada

Days after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau implied Israel was behind an attack on al-Ahli Hospital in Gaza City, the Canadian government has changed its tune. Plus, Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy has urged the U.S. to erect a wall along its northern border with Canada. And the University of New Brunswick philosophy department cancelled a planned lecture featuring a conservative Christian. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/23/202314 minutes, 54 seconds
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Will Trudeau step down ahead of the next election?

A majority of Canadians and almost half of those who say they voted Liberal in 2021 would prefer if Prime Minister Justin Trudeau steps down as the Liberal Party of Canada leader before the next federal election. Plus, Alberta Premier Danielle Smith had some harsh words for federal environment minister Steven Guilbeault, calling him an “ideologue” and “irritating.” And the Ontario NDP abstained from a motion in the Ontario legislature expressing strong support for Israel and condemning Hamas. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/20/202317 minutes, 3 seconds
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Singh claims Israel is sowing “the seeds of genocide”

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh prompted a strong response from MPs in the House of Commons following comments he made that the Israeli Defence Force was sowing “the seeds of genocide” in Gaza. Plus, Alberta Premier Danielle Smith says Albertans – not Ottawa - will decide whether the province should leave the Canada Pension Plan. And a tense interview in which Pierre Poilievre calmly challenges a reporter’s questions while chomping down on an apple has caught the attention of our neighbours to the south. Tune into The Daily Brief with Lindsay Shepherd and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/19/202314 minutes, 55 seconds
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Liberal MPs prevent CBC from testifying on Israel-Hamas coverage

A motion to call several CBC employees before the standing committee on public accounts to explain a leaked internal email regarding their coverage of the Hamas-Israel conflict was voted down by the Liberal-NDP coalition on Tuesday. And members of Alberta’s United Conservative Party are set to wade into pronoun politics at their upcoming convention. Plus, the Parliamentary Budget Officer projects the Liberal government’s deficit will reach $46.5 billion with stagnant economic growth. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/18/202317 minutes, 39 seconds
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Anti-Hate Network silent on pro-Hamas protests

As of Monday, five Canadians have been killed in the Israel-Hamas war and three more remain missing Plus, the Canadian Anti-Hate Network remains mum on anti-Israel protests raging across Canada. And the Conservatives are demanding a parliamentary review of the CBC’s coverage of the Israel-Hamas war. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/17/202316 minutes
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“No more pipelines act” ruled “largely unconstitutional”

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith and Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre are celebrating the Supreme Court’s ruling on the ‘no more pipelines act,’ which ruled it was “largely unconstitutional.” Plus, a sign board challenging the “mass grave hoax,” displayed outside of Councillor John Robertson’s home, has made him an outcast among his fellow Murray Harbour, P.E.I. councillors, including the mayor. And Poilievre told reporters on Friday that the Trudeau government’s use of the Emergencies Act to quash the Freedom Convoy was Trudeau’s most “despicable act.” Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/16/202324 minutes, 18 seconds
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Canadian embassy in Israel was closed during Hamas terrorist attack

Despite the government’s claim that it was operational, the Canadian embassy in Israel was in fact closed during Hamas’ brutal attack. Plus, Toronto police arrest three men over alleged threats at a Jewish high school. And the federal government’s travel vaccine mandate is back in court. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and William McBeath! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/13/202313 minutes, 31 seconds
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‘Anti-racism’ training for city councillors?

Calgary City Council members could soon have to undergo perpetual anti-racism training as the city pursues an amendment to its Code of Conduct for elected officials. Plus, a True North exclusive sheds light on how many Israelis are being confined to their homes as Hamas continues its brutal attack on Israel. And Western University is teaching its students and staff how to become “anti-racists.” Tune into The Daily Brief with Lindsay Shepherd and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/12/202312 minutes, 44 seconds
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Two Canadians dead after Israel attack

Two Canadians are dead and one is missing after Hamas’ brutal terrorist attack in Israel. And an Air Canada pilot has been taken “out of service” for vehement anti-Israel messaging displayed publicly and on social media. Plus, Canadian soldiers are seeking donations to cope with the high cost of living. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/202314 minutes, 54 seconds
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Political leaders support Israel while pro-Hamas protests take place across Canada

The leaders of Canada’s major political parties have unanimously condemned the Hamas attacks on Israel. And a True North exclusive has revealed that a senior advisor to a Liberal cabinet minister shared an Instagram post condoning Palestinian “revolutionary violence” and using a hashtag calling for the destruction of Israel. Plus, just days after the deadly Hamas attacks on Israel which killed hundreds of Israeli civilians, jubilant pro-Palestinian protesters staged a large unsanctioned gathering outside Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square on Monday. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/202319 minutes, 47 seconds
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Parents back up Moe’s parental rights policy

As Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe prepares to invoke the Charter’s notwithstanding clause to preserve an education policy which would require parental consent for children under 16 to change their gender and pronouns at school, parents are speaking out and backing Moe. Plus, Hockey Canada has introduced a new policy for the 2023-24 minor league season and onward, citing gender identity and inclusion concerns. And as the inflation crisis worsens, Canadians are putting their grocery bill ahead of their nutrition, according to a new survey. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and William McBeath! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/6/202319 minutes, 9 seconds
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Google still plans to remove Canadian news content

Google remains firm in removing Canadian news content after the government released the draft of the Online News Act. Plus, Canada is considering leading a UN military intervention in Haiti, even as the government slashes its defence budget. And a delegation of some of Alberta’s most prominent business leaders descended on Ottawa and warned Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about his government’s decarbonization plans and their effects on cost of living. Tune into The Daily Brief with Lindsay Shepherd and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/5/202315 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Governor General takes Canadians to the cleaners

Members of Parliament have elected Greg Fergus as the new Speaker of the House of Commons. Fergus is the 38th Speaker of the House. Plus, Canadian teachers are seeing a spike in violence and harassment among students in their schools, a slew of recent surveys shows. And records tabled in the House of Commons in response to a query from a Conservative MP reveal that Rideau Hall has spent $117,566 on laundry services for the Governor General since 2018. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/4/202315 minutes, 31 seconds
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The CRTC is requiring podcast providers to register with the government

The CRTC – Canada's media regulator – announced on Friday that they would be requiring podcast providers, social media services and online streaming platforms to register with the government in order to reach Canadian listeners. The CRTC Chairperson described this new demand as an effort to obtain "robust public records" on podcast streamers. Elon Musk, Rumble CEO Chris Pavlovski and journalist Glenn Greenwald have all spoken out about the CRTC's new initiative to force podcast streamers to register with the government. And a Quebec resident who attended his mothers funeral in May 2022 in Poland was recently handed a $6250 fine from the Canadian government for violating Canada's travel and quarantine laws. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/3/202315 minutes, 46 seconds
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Did you recognize Truth and Reconciliation Day?

A Leger poll has revealed that almost half of Canadians did not do anything to recognize Truth and Reconciliation Day, which took place on Saturday Sept. 30. Plus, 602 transgender minors have had their breasts surgically removed in Canada, according to a shocking new report. And Waterloo City Council adopted an amended bylaw, which seeks to ban communications that make people “feel harassed.” Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/2/202314 minutes, 19 seconds
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Smith threatens feds with Sovereignty Act

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith says she’s ready to use the Sovereignty Act for the first time ever to combat the Trudeau government’s incoming clean electricity regulations. Smith will be speaking at True North’ first ever, live in-person event – get your tickets here: https://truenorthevents.ca/ Plus, the University of Alberta is returning a $30,000 donation made by the family of the Ukrainian Nazi veteran, Yaroslav Hunka. And German Member of European Parliament Christine Anderson has called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to resign over the Nazi-invite debacle. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and William McBeath! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/29/202314 minutes, 25 seconds
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Trudeau refuses to personally apologize for Nazi-invite scandal

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a confusing apology on behalf of Canada after a Ukrainian veteran who fought under Hitler’s regime was invited to the House of Commons and recognized as a “war hero.” Plus, a women’s centre in Whistler BC is rebranding its name to “PearlSpace” to be trans-inclusive. And a True North exclusive reveals that Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland contributed to an encyclopedia that played down the 1st Galician Division’s Nazi connections. Tune into The Daily Brief with Lindsay Shepherd and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/28/202314 minutes, 55 seconds
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Liberals throw Rota under the bus – what’s next?

Anthony Rota has resigned as Speaker of the House of Commons days after he honoured a Ukrainian veteran who fought with the Nazis as a “hero.” This comes as all parties, including the Liberals, called for his resignation. Is this the end of the Nazi-invite scandal? Should the government apologize? Plus, the 98-year-old former soldier of a Nazi-division in World War II who received a standing ovation in Parliament, Yaroslac Hunka, is facing an extradition push from Poland. And if the ongoing dispute between Canada and India amounts to a trade war, the consequences will be far worse for the Canadian economy than for India’s. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/27/202314 minutes, 41 seconds
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Will Rota’s resignation be enough?

All parties are calling for House of Commons Speaker Anthony Rota to resign after he took responsibility for inviting a Nazi soldier to Parliament. But will Rota’s resignation be enough to justify such an embarrassing incident? Should the government apologize too? Plus, Pierre Poilievre taunted the CBC on Monday, hinting that he would convert the Crown Corporation’s $400 million worth of real estate holdings into housing for Canadians. And is there a future for fake meat alternatives in Canada? One industry group seems to think so. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/26/202318 minutes, 19 seconds
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Nazi soldier given standing ovation by MPs

Jewish groups are demanding an apology after MPs gave a standing ovation to a Ukrainian veteran who served in a Nazi military unit during the Second World War while Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited Parliament. Plus, after days of silence surrounding the One Million March for Children, Pierre Poilievre says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should “butt out” when it comes to parental rights and the debate around gender ideology in Canadian classrooms. And in response to the nationwide parental rights protest last week, a TDSB trustee says parental rights do not exist in Canada and that there’s only children’s rights. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/25/202318 minutes, 2 seconds
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Poilievre silent as progressives condemn nationwide parental rights march

Pierre Poilievre and the Conservatives maintain their silence on the nationwide One Million March for Children. Meanwhile, a large number of left-wing politicians, including Justin Trudeau and Jagmeet Singh, have condemned the parental rights protest as “hateful.” Plus, a Sikh separatist on India’s most-wanted list was murdered in Winnipeg on Wednesday, according to Indian media. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and William McBeath! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/22/202316 minutes, 35 seconds
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Thousands take part in the One Million March for Kids

Thousands of Canadians joined a nationwide march in favour of parental rights and True North was on the ground. Plus, Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre says the Trudeau government’s bid to meet with the CEOs of grocery chains is a “big photo op.” And the Indian government is warning all Indian nationals and students in Canada to QUOTE “exercise utmost caution.” In addition, India has suspended visa services in Canada. Tune into The Daily Brief with Lindsay Shepherd and Isaac Lamoureux! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/21/202314 minutes, 8 seconds
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Thousands of Canadians take part in the One Million March for Kids

India has rejected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s accusation that it was involved in the killing of Sikh activist Hardeep Singh Nijjar. Meanwhile, the United Kingdom is refusing to wade into the dispute. Plus, the One Million March for Children takes place today – as parents across Canada protest gender ideology in schools. And some more poor financial news for Canadians as Canada’s inflation rate reached 4% in August. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/20/202314 minutes, 34 seconds
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Canada accuses India of assassination of Khalistani activist

Canada has expelled a diplomat from India after claiming the Indian government was involved in the murder of a Sikh activist. Plus, a new report alleges the RCMP doubted the Canadian Anti-Hate Network’s claims about the Freedom Convoy. And Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says progressives are having trouble connecting with people’s struggles. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/19/202319 minutes, 11 seconds
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When will other premiers stand up for parental rights?

The trial of Freedom Convoy organizers Tamara Lich and Chris Barber could last weeks longer than expected. Plus, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says he is prepared to use the notwithstanding clause to defend parental rights. When will other premiers stand up for parental rights? And an Ontario man drove across the border to the U.S. in an attempt to view Canadian news, which is no longer available ever since the Online News Act passed. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/18/202313 minutes, 44 seconds
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Montreal Gazette reporters boycott Facebook for one whole day

Despite complaining about financial challenges during the pandemic, new records show that the CBC has 144 corporate directors who make salaries of over six-figures annually. And in response to Meta’s decision to remove Canadian news content, the Montreal Gazette announced that its reporters will boycott the tech giant for one whole day. Meta must be shaking in their boots! Plus, Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault has been ordered by a Federal Court judge to unblock the founder of Rebel New, Ezra Levant, on X (formerly Twitter). Tune into The Daily Brief with Andrew Lawton and William McBeath! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/15/202312 minutes, 55 seconds
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A rising Conservative movement in BC?

Pierre Poilievre’s use of an airplane PA system to address passengers has made the union representing WestJet’s flight attendants really upset. Plus, the Ford government is ordering the Peel District School Board to stop removing books for “equity.” And the BC Conservatives now have official party status in the legislature after a second MLA leaves the BC United Caucus to cross the floor to the Conservatives. Tune into The Daily Brief with Andrew Lawton and Harrison Faulkner! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/14/202314 minutes, 51 seconds
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Canadians want Trudeau to reduce immigration targets

A Nanos poll has revealed that over half of Canadians would like to see the Trudeau government lower the number of incoming immigrants and international students, planned for 2023. And six months after British Columbia decriminalized simple possession of virtually all drugs, statistics show that drug overdoses are projected to hit an all time high in the province by the end of the year. Plus, Taiwan is offering its help to Canada to combat election interference efforts conducted by Communist China. Tune into The Daily Brief with Noah Jarvis and William McBeath! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/13/202313 minutes, 49 seconds
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Another disastrous India trip for Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had a tense exchange with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his trip to India for the G20 summit in New Delhi and was later lambasted by the Indian press for comments he made while there. Plus, a viral clip of Pierre Poilievre joking with passengers on the PA system of a WestJet flight has triggered singer-songwriter Jann Arden. And gamers are being forced to choose pronouns for their characters in the new hit game Starfield – and many are not happy. Tune into The Daily Brief with Noah Jarvis and Andrew Lawton! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/12/202312 minutes, 47 seconds
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Conservative members take aim at gender ideology

The Conservatives wrapped up three-day convention in Quebec City and convention delegates voted in favour of two resolutions which took aim at gender ideology. Plus, a number of Liberal cabinet ministers crashed the Conservative convention – and Transport Minister Pablo Rodriguez denounced Pierre Poilievre’s convention speech as “republican” and “far-right.” And two speaking events featuring Dr. James Lindsay have been deplatformed from ticketing site Eventbrite. Tune into The Daily Brief with Andrew Lawton and Harrison Faulkner! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/11/202314 minutes, 4 seconds
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CBC could get MILLIONS because of C-18

Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre called out Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Bloc Quebecois leader Yves-Francois Blanchet for their “climate hypocrisy.” Plus, the Trudeau government announced the launch of a public inquiry into foreign interference into Canada’s elections and appointed Quebec judge Marie-Josée Hogue to lead the inquiry. And surprise, surprise – Canada’s state broadcaster could get millions as a result of the Trudeau government’s Online News Act. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/8/202312 minutes, 28 seconds
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Canada’s race-based justice system

As the inflation crisis continues to worsen, the Bank of Canada announced Wednesday that it would be holding its interest rate steady at 5%. Plus, a judge ruled no jail time for a man convicted of a gun crime because his great-grandfather’s experiences as a residential school survivor. And a non-binary teacher in Quebec is demanding school children to use gender neutral language. Tune into The Daily Brief with Andrew Lawton and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/7/202314 minutes, 8 seconds
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Has Justin Trudeau broken our immigration system?

The trial of Freedom Convoy organizers Tamara Lich and Chris Barber commenced on Tuesday morning in an Ottawa courthouse. Plus, a retired army commander says “climate change” warrants a new disaster relief force. And despite the shut down of the illegal Roxham Rd. border crossing, the number of asylum and refugee claimants entering Canada has surged. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/6/202315 minutes, 15 seconds
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Covid zero zealots call for mandatory masking…again

As Covid zero zealots call for a return to mandatory masking, two infectious disease specialists say a return to masking is not needed. Plus, Conservative Party of Canada members will be voting on resolutions to make candidate nominations fairer and more transparent and to ban lobbyists from serving on the party’s governing body. True North will be in Quebec City to provide in-depth coverage of the convention! And one year after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shut down the idea of supplying Germany with LNG, one of the country’s largest energy companies is dismantling a wind farm to make room for an open-pit coal mine. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Andrew Lawton! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/5/202313 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ford takes aim at Trudeau’s bungling of immigration file

Following a report that found there’s a surplus of at least one million more non-permanent residents living in the country than what official estimates claimed, the Trudeau government will revise its methods for counting them. Meanwhile, Ontario Premier Doug Ford is blaming the Trudeau government’s bungling of the immigration file for the reason behind opening the Greenbelt. Plus, Alberta issued two electrical grid alerts in less than a week due to heavy demand and low output from renewable energy sources like solar and wind. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Elie Cantin-Nantel! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/1/202312 minutes, 47 seconds
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Covid charges dropped for Alberta pastors and cafe owner

Several pastors and an owner of a cafe have been acquitted of public health charges relating to violating Alberta’s Covid-19 rules and lockdown orders or have had their charges dropped. Plus, Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative government in Ontario has doubled down on funding for Diversity Equity Inclusion (DEI) initiatives and left-wing groups. And Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre’s popularity continues to surge as a new poll indicates Poilievre is even leading among young voters. Tune into The Daily Brief with Andrew Lawton and Lindsay Shepherd!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/31/202314 minutes, 9 seconds
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Trudeau’s Online News Act has no effect on Canadians’ use of Facebook

The recent decision by Meta to block news links in Canada in response to the Online News Act has not deterred Canadians from using Facebook, according to a recent data analysis. Plus, the Trudeau government has issued an LGBTQ travel advisory for the United States - an advisory that is usually reserved for authoritarian states in which homosexuality is criminalized. And disgruntled New Brunswick PC Party members have failed to trigger a leadership review of Blaine Higgs over his support for parental rights. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/30/202314 minutes, 29 seconds
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How out of touch are the Trudeau Liberals?

Despite Canada’s ongoing housing crisis, the Trudeau government plans to admit 900,000 international students this year. Plus, while Canadians struggle to make ends meet, a Liberal Minister is under fire for showing off her extravagant seafood meal on social media. How out of touch are the Trudeau Liberals? And Statistics Canada dedicated an entire podcast episode obsessing over drag queen story times. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Andrew Lawton! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/29/202315 minutes
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Poilievre stands up for parental rights

A judge has stalled the deportation of a U.K. man accused of “serious criminality” because of the wrong pronouns used in a document. And Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre says parents should have the final say about what is taught to children. Plus, a new study finds paper straws are higher in cancer-causing chemicals than plastic straws. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Elie Cantin-Nantel! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/28/202316 minutes, 46 seconds
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Peterson plans to fight back on court ruling

Renowned psychologist Jordan Peterson will appeal the Ontario Superior Court’s ruling that he must undergo mandatory social media training in order to keep his licence with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Plus, major Ontario universities are offering racially segregated orientation activities for black freshmen students as part of their “diversity, equity and inclusion” (DEI) agendas. And some Ukrainians are deciding to ditch Canada due to the high cost of living and other factors. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Elie Cantin-Nantel! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/25/202315 minutes, 47 seconds
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Freeland apologizes for speeding ticket

Renowned psychologist Jordan Peterson has lost his appeal against College of Psychologists of Ontario over his controversial tweets. Plus, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland has apologized after she received a speeding ticket in Alberta on Tuesday. The news comes shortly after Freeland boasted about not owning a car, instead relying on public transportation as a means to get around. And a “diversity, equity and inclusion” presentation given at London, Ontario’s Western University claims merit and racial colour blindness cause “microaggressions.” Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! If you’re interested in purchasing Lindsay’s book, you can get a copy here: https://www.amazon.ca/Diversity-Exclusion-Confronting-Campus-Speech/dp/099391957X Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/24/202315 minutes, 39 seconds
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Another premier stands up for parental rights

Liberal Housing Minister Sean Fraser said that Ottawa isn’t ruling out capping foreign student visas as the country struggles to contain an affordability and housing crisis while also letting in a record number of international students. Plus, the Saskatchewan government is requiring children under the age of 16 to obtain parental consent before they change their name or pronouns at school. Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe is the third premier to stand up for parental rights in the face of rampant gender ideology in public schools. And a new report reveals taxes have grown by 2,778% since 1961 for Canadians, surpassing the rising cost of housing. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/23/202317 minutes, 1 second
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Do carbon taxes prevent wildfires? (No, they don’t)

Former Liberal environment minister Catherine McKenna had harsh words for Conservatives who oppose carbon taxes. In a post on X (formerly Twitter), McKenna called them “arsonists” responsible for the growing number of wildfires across Canada. Plus, no human remains were found in the excavation of a church basement in Pine Creek, Manitoba, which was formerly part of a residential school run by the Catholic Church from 1890 to 1969. And a women’s rights advocate is urging Conservatives to protect women’s spaces and categories at the upcoming Conservative Party convention. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Andrew Lawton! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/22/202315 minutes, 22 seconds
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Singh gets slammed for wife’s rental property

After NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh blasted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre for favouring “rich investors” in the housing market, Canadians are blasting the NDP leader because it turns out Singh’s wife owns a rental property in Burnaby that is earning income. And Liberal MPs are not happy with the current status of the Liberal Party under the leadership of Justin Trudeau. Plus, will you be eating some Bill Gates-funded soil fungus? Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Elie Cantin-Nantel! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/21/202316 minutes, 24 seconds
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Does Poilievre support Trudeau’s immigration levels?

Does Pierre Poilievre support the Trudeau government’s immigration levels? He’s refusing to say. And struggling Canadians take to social media to decry the cost of living and they’re all pushing one common message – Canada is broken. Plus, Conservative members are set to debate several anti-woke policy resolutions at the upcoming convention in Quebec City. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Elie Cantin-Nantel! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/18/202318 minutes, 30 seconds
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Poilievre shuts down reporter over “far-right” question

At a press conference in Prince Edward Island on Wednesday, a reporter asked Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre if he’s trying to “court the far-right vote,” citing unnamed “experts” who say he is. Plus, the Trudeau government is now saying its “two billion trees” program never actually aimed to fund the planting of two billion trees, but is instead a part of other government initiatives aimed at meeting the tree planting goal. And data analyzed by a think tank found the number of Canadian patients who died while awaiting surgery has increased by 49% year-over year. Tune into The Daily Brief with Andrew Lawton and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/17/202315 minutes, 5 seconds
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Trudeau’s immigration targets lead to higher inflation: economist

An economist with Scotiabank has blasted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s immigration targets, saying Trudeau’s immigration levels are causing high inflation levels. Plus, a Canadian powerlifter, who is a biological man and identifies as a woman, has set the unofficial world record in women’s powerlifting at Canada’s national championship. And as Canada’s housing crisis worsens, nearly a quarter of Canadian builders reported having to cancel projects this year due to red tape and current economic conditions. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/16/202317 minutes, 5 seconds
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Poilievre hits back at Canadian Press smear piece

Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre hits back at a recent smear piece by the Canadian Press, accusing him of “embracing conspiracy theories” about the World Economic Forum. A new poll reveals most Canadians are opposed to woke changes to our national anthem. And after winning the Conservative nomination in York Centre, Liberal MPs accused Roman Baber of being “alt-right,” despite Baber being Jewish and having family suffer through the Holocaust. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Andrew Lawton! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/15/202316 minutes, 26 seconds
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Convicted sex offender released from jail – again

A convicted sex offender who lived at an autistic childcare centre in Ontario has been released from jail – again. Plus, a British Columbia tribunal has sided with a daycare that ejected unvaccinated children during the pandemic. And rent in Canada continues to spike as the housing crisis worsens. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Elie Cantin-Nantel! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/14/202314 minutes, 58 seconds
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Trudeau jets off on another vacation

A week after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his separation from his wife, Trudeau is heading on a vacation to British Columbia with his family. Plus, Ontario’s Christian and Jewish communities are pushing for more school choice as faith in the public system declines. And Premier Scott Moe and Premier Danielle Smith slammed the Trudeau government’s “unrealistic” net-zero electricity regulations. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Elie Cantin-Nantel! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/11/202316 minutes, 27 seconds
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Will Trudeau change his approach on immigration?

A new poll reveals the majority of Canadians believe Trudeau’s immigration targets will negatively impact housing costs – will the government change its approach? Don’t hold your breath. Plus, the Trudeau government awarded $1.1 million to a Quebec firm to “address hateful propaganda and debunk disinformation targeting 2SLGBTQI+ communities.” And a new poll reveals the Trudeau Liberals see its lowest approval ratings since forming government. Tune into The Daily Brief with Andrew Lawton and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/10/202313 minutes, 40 seconds
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Trudeau gov threatens provinces over clean electricity scheme

American swimmer and women’s rights advocate Riley Gaines slams a University of British Columbia journalism professor who advocated exposing kids to adult genitals. Plus, Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson threatens to pull billions in funding for provinces that refuse to comply with the feds’ clean electricity laws. And a Toronto-area food bank reports 95% of its users are not born in Canada. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/9/202316 minutes, 11 seconds
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Trudeau’s chief of staff gets fact-checked by X (Twitter)

How did Canada lose construction jobs during peak season? The latest Stats Can economic update paints a grim picture when it comes to unemployment in Canada. Plus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Chief of Staff Katie Telford gets fact-checked by X – formerly Twitter – after tweeting about Conservative MPs. And a prominent voice among Muslims opposing gender ideology in schools gets subjected to online abuse by progressives. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Andrew Lawton! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/8/202315 minutes, 57 seconds
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Trudeau gov doubles down on immigration targets

Despite concerns about a housing shortage, the Trudeau government is refusing to budge on its record high immigration targets. Plus, the gaming industry is pushing back against lobbyists from Canada’s music industry who are urging the government to use C-11 to regulate video games. And newly released CSIS documents reveal the extent of China’s control over the media in Canada. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Elie Cantin-Nantel! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/4/202318 minutes, 46 seconds
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University of Lethbridge sued for cancelling anti-woke talk

In a surprise announcement that shocked Canadains, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau revealed that he and his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau will be legally separating. Plus, an Ottawa man is organizing a protest against gender ideology in schools and is calling on all faiths to join the protest. And the University of Lethbridge is being sued for cancelling a talk about how wokism is threatening academic freedom. Tune into The Daily Brief with Andrew Lawton and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/3/202315 minutes, 1 second
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Meta to remove Canadian news in coming weeks

Meta is following through with its promise to end all availability of news on its platforms, including Facebook and Instagram, following the Trudeau government’s passing of the Online News Act. Plus, could the Trudeau government’s Online Streaming Act be used to regulate video games? And a University of British Columbia professor is advocating to expose kids to adult genitalia. These stories and more on The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/2/202317 minutes, 11 seconds
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No leadership review for Higgs – for now

Disgruntled members of the New Brunswick Progressive Conservative Party have failed the first step in triggering a leadership review of Higgs – with the party president saying they did not submit enough valid letters to initiate the process. Plus, a Milton man who was charged with second-degree murder for killing an armed home invader had the murder charge dropped on Monday. And a Peel District School Board teacher says he and other educators were forced to attend a “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” session containing Critical Race Theory. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Andrew Lawton! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/1/202315 minutes, 21 seconds
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Former NDP candidate throws support behind Poilievre

A former NDP candidate throws his support behind Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre and accuses Jagmeet Singh of being a “lapdog” for Justin Trudeau. Plus, Justin Trudeau’s new heritage minister pledges to continue the government’s fight against big tech. And Canada reports the highest police-reported crime rate since 2007. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/31/202315 minutes, 39 seconds
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Another Canadian comedian cancelled by woke mob

Several venues have cancelled bookings by Canadian comedian Ben Bankas ahead of an anticipated cross-Canada tour after he posted a skit of Toronto Mayor Olivia Chow on social media. Plus, a TDSB trustee is calling on the school board to suspend all dealings with a controversial DEI consultancy following the suicide of a long-time principal. And the Toronto Police Association is slamming Mayor Olivia Chow for her silence on violence against cops. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Elie Cantin-Nantel! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/28/202314 minutes, 54 seconds
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RCMP spends millions to study how its racist

In an attempt to revive decreasing popularity and embed the Liberal government with fresh faces ahead of a return to Parliament this fall, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his new picks for a cabinet on Wednesday. Plus, the RCMP has set aside over $15 million in taxpayer funding to collect “race-based data” and study how the profession is systemically racist towards minorities. And a Windsor Imam reacts to a local teacher’s tirade against Muslim students who did not participate in the school’s pride day, calling it a “huge shock” for the community. Tune into The Daily Brief with Andrew Lawton and Lindsay Shepherd!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/27/202314 minutes, 41 seconds
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Comedian cancelled for “offensive joke”

Top doctors and scientists have taken to the British Medical Journal to call on Canada to launch an inquiry into “major pandemic failures.” Plus, the Ontario government will review the circumstances surrounding the recent suicide of a Toronto District School Board principal who sued the school board after a confrontation which occurred during a “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” training session. And a Vancouver comedy club cancelled a comedian for an “offensive joke” about residential schools. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/26/202315 minutes, 43 seconds
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Trudeau govt poll accuses Canadians of intolerance

A study commissioned by the Trudeau government claims Canadians who are worried about liberty and values taught to kids are “intolerant.” Plus, another violent incident takes place near a Toronto drug injection site this month. And many parents feel that their children are ill-prepared and lack the financial literacy to build a healthy financial future amid economic uncertainty. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Andrew Lawton! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/25/202314 minutes, 21 seconds
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Is Trudeau the worst PM in recent history?

A recent survey by Research Co reveals 30% of Canadians consider Justin Trudeau the worst prime minister of the last 55 years. Do you agree? Plus, the Greater Essex County District School Board has issued a statement in response to one of its teachers being caught on tape berating Muslim students for skipping an LGBTQ pride day. Also, could Canada be heading for another heated trade dispute with our neighbours to the south? Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Elie Cantin-Nantel! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/24/202318 minutes, 24 seconds
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Protesters chase Trudeau out of Belleville

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was forced to cut an appearance in Belleville, Ont. short after protesters swarmed his motorcade. Plus, the University of Guelph’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology is looking to hire a new assistant professor – but eligible applicants must “identify” as black or Indigenous. And a majority of Canadians believe Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s spending priorities are out of touch and that they pay too much in taxes. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Elie Cantin-Nantel! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/21/202317 minutes, 3 seconds
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Another teacher berates Muslim students over LGTBQ opposition

Two days after Ontario Provincial Police issued a rare public advisory, convicted sex offender Lauriston Maloney and his wife Amber Maloney have been arrested. Why was a convicted sex offender allowed to be near children in the first place? Plus, an elementary school teacher in Windsor, Ontario was caught on tape berating Muslim students for skipping the school’s LGBTQ pride day, telling them their abstention was “disgusting” and “an incredible show of hatred.” And Delta Police Chief Neil Dubord debunks British Columbia’s drug decriminalization policy. Tune into The Daily Brief with Andrew Lawton and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/20/202315 minutes, 4 seconds
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OPP warns of sex offender living in daycare for autistic kids

The Ontario Provincial Police are warning residents in Essa Township that a man convicted of child sex crimes lives at a childcare centre for kids with autism. Plus, Fox News host Laura Ingraham blasts Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for lecturing Muslim parents concerned with gender ideology in schools. And businesses that specialize in “human composting” burial practices and edible insect meat alternatives are among the top 10 start-ups in a pitch contest run by an organization that receives government funding. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/19/202313 minutes
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Elon Musk mocks Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gets a rude welcome from attendees at the 2023 North American Indigenous Games in Halifax. Plus, billionaire Elon Musk mocks Trudeau over his comments on gender ideology when lecturing members of Calgary’s Muslim community. And Ontario Premier Doug Ford says Toronto’s plan to decriminalize hard drugs is the “craziest thing” he’s ever heard. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Andrew Lawton! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/18/202315 minutes, 6 seconds
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Trudeau’s immigration policies having drastic impact on Canada

The Trudeau government’s immigration policies are having a drastic impact on Canadians’ standard of living and the housing market. The government’s latest plan includes a goal to welcome 465,000 new immigrants in 2023 with that target raising to 485,000 the next year and to 500,000 by 2025. Plus, Governor General Mary Simon goes on yet another pricey international junket and taxpayers are on the hook – again. And another school board goes woke and puts on a drag queen conference for students. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Elie Cantin-Nantel! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/17/202312 minutes, 57 seconds
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Trudeau lectures Muslims concerned with gender ideology in schools

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lectured members of Calgary’s Muslim community concerned about gender ideology in schools, saying “there is an awful lot of misinformation and disinformation” fuelled by “the American right wing.” Plus, Alberta Premier Danielle Smith mandated several key ministers to bolster the province’s energy and fertilizer industries. And An Ontario NDP MPP from Hamilton attended a far-left No Pride in Policing Coalition march – and the Hamilton Police Association are not happy. These stories and more on The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Elie Cantin-Nantel! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/14/202314 minutes, 42 seconds
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CBC goes after hit film ‘Sound of Freedom’

The Bank of Canada raises its key interest rate to 5% – the tenth hike since March 2022 and the highest it’s been since 2001. Plus, in a recent interview on CBC Radio, pop culture columnist Radheyan Simonpillai described the success of the new hit film “Sound of Freedom” can be attributed to QUOTE “Xenophobic, Pro-Trump, Pro-Life types.” And a new report revealed the government’s unprecedented spending spree during the Covid-19 pandemic has jeopardized Canada’s finances. Tune into The Daily Brief with new host Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Elie Cantin-Nantel! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/13/202318 minutes, 41 seconds
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More parents are speaking out against gender ideology in schools

The majority of Canadians are concerned about losing access to news after the Trudeau government’s Online News Act became law last month. Plus, Windsor parents, students and allies gathered in front of NDP MPP Lisa Gretzky’s office to protest against the local public school board’s controversial gender policy. And Ontario wants wind and solar to make up a larger share of its power grid despite many warnings about the reliability of wind and solar power. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/12/202314 minutes, 17 seconds
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Will Danielle Smith blacklist the CBC?

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith is reconsidering doing interviews with CBC after the state broadcaster published a false and damaging report about her. Plus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in Latvia, visiting Canadian troops stationed on a NATO mission – and took the opportunity to lecture them about climate change and disinformation. And the Trudeau government has hired nearly 100,00 new federal workers since being elected. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/11/202314 minutes, 23 seconds
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Trudeau fails to woo crowd at Calgary Stampede

Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre took aim at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as both leaders attended the Calgary Stampede over the weekend. And Canadians from across the country are feeling the impact of the Trudeau government’s second carbon tax at the gas pumps. Plus, the Canadian Armed Forces are struggling to recruit new members – their solution? More woke policies. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Cosmin Dzsurdzsa! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/10/202315 minutes, 45 seconds
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Trudeau’s “grocery rebate” falls flat with Canadians 

Did the Trudeau Liberals remove food price tags in a photo op lauding the government’s grocery rebate payment? Plus, the founder of the Don’t Delete Parents campaign predicts parents will push New Brunswick premier Blaine Higgs to victory if a leadership review unfolds. And former prime minister Stephen Harper calls for stronger global ties between Hungary and conservative parties. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Elie Cantin-Nantel! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/7/202318 minutes, 33 seconds
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CBC News “regrets” misleading Canadians

In response to Meta’s decision to block Canadian news content from their platforms as a retaliation measure to the passage of the Online News Act, Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez announced that the Government of Canada will be pulling all advertising from Meta’s social media platforms. Plus, CBC News has significantly altered a story it published earlier this year claiming Alberta Premier Danielle Smith’s office had contacted Crown prosecutors and says it “regrets” those claims. And a recent ruling by the Canadian Armed Forces Grievance Board found that the Canadian Armed Force’s mandatory Covid-19 vaccination policy violated Charter rights. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/6/202314 minutes, 22 seconds
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Is Canada’s military in shambles?

In a recent report published by the Department of National Defence, three unclassified audits have exposed serious gaps and weaknesses in the readiness of the Canadian military across the land, sea, air and space domains. Plus, the Commissioner of Correctional Services Canada refutes Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino’s claim that he didn’t know about Paul Bernardo’s transfer to a medium-security prison. And If an election were held tomorrow, Pierre Poilievre’s Conservatives would win. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Cosmin Dzsurdzsa! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/5/202314 minutes, 58 seconds
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Canadians are not interested in EVs

A Liberal MP from Atlantic Canada has publicly criticized Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax hike and the impact of his government’s energy policies on the region’s economy. Plus, former interim Conservative leader Candice Bergen warns the Iranian regime is influencing Canadian bureaucrats. And Canadians are not interested in buying an electric vehicle despite the Trudeau government’s best efforts to push them. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Lindsay Shepherd!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/4/202310 minutes, 26 seconds
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New Brunswick parents rally behind Higgs

A campaign is launched in support of New Brunswick Progressive Conservative Premier Blaine Higgs and his new parental rights policy. And in response to the Trudeau government’s Online News Act, Google announced on Thursday that it would be blocking Canadian news links across its platforms. Plus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is being accused of playing politics in his response to New Brunswick’s parental rights policy. Tune into The Daily Brief with Cosmin Dzsurdzsa and Elie Cantin-Nantel! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/30/202317 minutes, 59 seconds
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Is that a dead crow? Canadians roast NCC new art installation

A public opinion tracking survey commissioned by Global Affairs Canada revealed fewer than half of Canadians think taxpayer money should fund international aid. Plus, is that a dead crow? The National Capital Commission’s new public art installation is being roasted by Canadians on social media – with many calling it ugly and comparing it to trash. And ignoring fierce opposition from teachers, parents – and even pupils – British Columbia’s NDP government is abolishing letter grades for all public school students except those in grades 10 to 12. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/29/202313 minutes, 54 seconds
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LGBTQIA2S+ or 2STNBGC?

Conservative Party leader Pierre Poilievre says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should “butt out” of New Brunswick’s gender identity policy debate and “let parents raise kids.” Plus, the CBC updates its LGBTQIA2S+ acronym to 2STNBGC. Having a tough time keeping up with the latest woke gender acronyms? Don’t worry, we all are. And Planned Parenthood has been suspended from Saskatchewan schools after providing explicit content to a Grade 9 class. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Cosmin Dzsurdzsa! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/28/202315 minutes, 8 seconds
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Not respecting pronouns is a human rights violation?

In her second attempt to become mayor of Canada’s largest city, former NDP Olivia Chow beat a crowded slate of candidates, garnering 37% of the vote. Plus, Ottawa’s Carleton University says refusing to use one’s preferred “they/them,” “ze/zir,” “xe/xir,” and “e/em” pronouns is a violation of its human rights policy, and has an online portal to report incidents of misgendering. And Alberta Premier Danielle Smith has renewed Alberta Health Services’ official administrator Dr. John Cowell’s appointment until the end of the year following a reduction in hospital and ambulance wait times. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/27/202317 minutes, 26 seconds
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Toronto voters head to the polls

Toronto voters head to the polls today to elect a new mayor, as former NDP MP Olivia Chow continues to enjoy a comfortable lead in the polls. Plus, the National Capital Commission has announced that Ottawa’s Sir. John A. MacDonald Parkway will be renamed Kichi Zībī Mīkan, a move that is being criticized as “another ill-advised act of moral cowardice.” And the Alberta RCMP are continuing to pursue charges and investigations after Premier Danielle Smith said the province would hire arson investigators following an unprecedented wildfire season. Tune into The Daily Brief with Andrew Lawton and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/26/202314 minutes, 53 seconds
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Meta starts blocking news for Canadians

Facebook and Instagram have officially begun to block news content for Canadians in response to the passage of the Trudeau government’s Bill C-18. The unvaccinated woman who was denied an organ transplant in Canada will be trying her luck in the United States’ healthcare system.  Pierre Poilievre addressed a town hall meeting in Timmins, Ontario last week which drew dozens of citizens who are concerned about crime and drug use in their city. Tune into The Daily Brief with Andrew Lawton and Cosmin Dzsurdzsa! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/23/202313 minutes, 22 seconds
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Trudeau government spends $61,000 for hotel rooms on taxpayer’s dime

Taxpayers were billed $61,000 for hotel rooms during a recent trip to New York City by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to attend the celebrity-studded “Global Citizen NOW” anti-poverty summit.  In a six minute- video uploaded to social media, Former Toronto mayor John Tory has endorsed his one-time deputy Ana Bailão to become the next mayor of the city. The Alberta government says it will hire outside arson investigators because it requires additional support due to the unusually early and aggressive wildfire season.  Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/22/202315 minutes, 51 seconds
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Government report falsely claims “grave-diggers” at former residential school site

Despite an explosive claim in a government report that shovel-wielding “denialists” attempted to dig up alleged remains on the grounds of a former residential school, the RCMP says it has received no reports of such. Illegal drugs are now the leading cause of death in British Columbia, killing more people than homicides, suicides, accidents and natural causes combined. And a research report found that anti-woke Ottawa school board trustees received the greatest proportion of abusive tweets during the previous municipal election campaign. Tune into the 150th episode of The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Cosmin Dzsurdzsa! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/21/202316 minutes, 6 seconds
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RCMP denies reports of Trudeau investigation

The RCMP have denied that they are reportedly looking into possible obstruction of justice by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his staff in relation to the SNC-Lavalin case years after he was found to have violated federal ethics laws. PPC leader Maxime Bernier loses to the Conservative candidate in the Manitoba by-election of Portage-Lisgar after a heated campaign. Canadians reported an all-time low trust in the legacy media and found that those surveyed viewed publicly-funded outlets such as the CBC, Global News and CTV News as negative. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/20/202315 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ottawa parents fight back against woke school board trustee

The Crown has dropped a hate crime charge against Calgary Black Lives Matter president Adora Nwofor just two weeks after police arrested her on a hate-based mischief at St. Thomas Aquinas School. Ottawa parents are fighting back against woke school board trustee Dr. Nili Kaplan-Myrth for wanting to ban protests against gender ideology near schools. The Supreme Court of Canada is refusing to hear the case of a dying, unvaccinated woman after she was denied an organ transplant. The Parliamentary Budget Officer warns that the Trudeau government’s latest corporate subsidies set a dangerous precedent. Tune into The Daily Brief with Andrew Lawton and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/19/202313 minutes, 40 seconds
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Did Facebook block Premier Smith?

The company that runs Facebook, Meta, is disputing Alberta Premier Danielle Smith’s claims that she was blocked from posting on Facebook. Experts are wondering why the Trudeau government didn’t pull out of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank sooner. And Canadians are not happy with the current approach governments are taking to address the rising issues of crime and addiction. These stories and more on The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Andrew Lawton! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/16/202314 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Daily Brief | Why didn’t the feds stop Paul Bernardo’s transfer?

Marco Mendicino’s office allegedly knew about the transfer of convicted killer Paul Bernardo to a medium-security prison nearly three months before it happened. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office claims Trudeau learned about the prison transfer the day it happened. Why didn’t they do anything to stop it? Plus, a new Abacus Data poll shows that only 20% of Canadians say that Trudeau’s Liberals deserve to be re-elected while 80% want a change of government. And the so-called feminist Liberal government voted down a Conservative bill that aimed to strengthen protections for vulnerable pregnant women. These stories and more on The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/15/202313 minutes, 39 seconds
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Will Rachel Notley stay on as NDP leader?

Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley is considering her role as party leader, as she failed to form government for the second time in last month’s election. Plus, a True North Fact Check reveals the Trudeau government and legacy media used this year’s severe wildfires to further their political climate change narrative. And CBC Kids is pushing reckless and inappropriate gender ideology to young audiences…again. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Cosmin Dzsurdzsa! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/14/202318 minutes, 35 seconds
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Does Canada have its own Jussie Smollett?

An Ontario NDP MPP has responded to allegations that he faked being punched in the face at an Ottawa gender ideology protest. Joel Harden claims he broke up an altercation between two women at the protest and was subsequently punched in the face by an anti-gender ideology protester. However, he did not share footage of the described altercation – and his office did not respond to a query from True North about the existence of such footage. Plus, a report by RBC shows that housing affordability in Toronto and Vancouver is likely past the point of no return and is irreparable. And a Canadian think tank says Alberta business leaders must demand better results from the provincial education system. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/13/202316 minutes, 45 seconds
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Will there finally be a public inquiry?

Former governor general David Johnston resigned as the Trudeau government’s controversial “special rapporteur” on Chinese election interference late Friday and now the feds claim they’re open to setting up a public inquiry into foreign interference in Canadian elections. Plus, a large protest against gender ideology in Canada’s schools took place on Friday – and Canadians from various backgrounds and religions took part in the protest. And following the vandalism of a statue of the late Queen Elizabeth II at the Manitoba Legislature, Governor General Mary Simon is refusing to condemn the crime. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Andrew Lawton! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/12/202314 minutes, 26 seconds
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Smith hires arson investigators to look into wildfires

A protest against gender ideology organized by Billboard Chris and Josh Alexander is set to take place today in Ottawa, and trans activists are planning to disrupt it. True North will be on the ground to keep you in the know. Plus, a True North exclusive reveals that the Trudeau government’s carbon tax could decimate first-time homebuyers’ dreams of home ownership. And Alberta Premier Danielle Smith has hired arson investigators to look into 175 wildfires with no known cause. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Cosmin Dzsurdzsa! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/9/202315 minutes, 6 seconds
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Poilievre filibusters Trudeau’s “inflationary budget”

A True North exclusive revealed that taxpayers in Nova Scotia are on the hook for “gender-affirming items” such as prosthetic breasts, fake penises and chest binders for youth. Plus, Calgary city council rejected an expert task force’s recommendations to increase affordable housing – and MPs across party lines are not happy. And the Bank of Canada suspended its conditional pause and raised interest rates to a 22-year high on Wednesday – meanwhile, Pierre Poilievre promises to block the Trudeau government’s “inflationary budget.” Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/8/202315 minutes, 58 seconds
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Johnston testifies, defends report and credibility

Full parole has been granted to an Edmonton man convicted of killing his pregnant wife and dumping her body in a ditch. Plus, the Royal Bank of Canada hired a wealth manager a month after he faced a multi-million bankruptcy proceeding. And the Trudeau government’s “Special Rapporteur” on foreign interference David Johnston appeared before a House of Commons committee Tuesday and denied allegations of bias and defended his report into foreign interference. These stories and more on The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Cosmin Dzsurdzsa! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/7/202318 minutes, 18 seconds
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Satanic drag queen story hour performers?

A True North exclusive revealed that performers at a drag queen story hour for children at Pride Winnipeg celebrations posted extreme and satanic-themed content on their social media profiles. Plus, Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino says his office cannot overrule the Correctional Service of Canada’s decision to transfer serial killer Paul Bernardo to a medium-security prison. And Elections Alberta insists a delay in results on election night was not caused by technical issues related to the tabulators. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Lindsay Shepherd Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/6/202315 minutes, 56 seconds
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Trudeau blames Harper again

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used a Toronto Raptors event last week to launch partisan attacks against the Conservatives, blaming the rise in gun violence on the government of former prime minister Stephen Harper. Plus, as the Trudeau government’s controversial Online News Act, C-18, inches closer to becoming law, tech giant Meta is testing a new feature on its platforms that will block news content for many Canadians in a trial run that will last a month. And a grown man exposed his penis to children while denouncing “white privilege” in a performance on the opening night of the taxpayer-funded Quebec City Museum of Civilization’s “Love me gender” exhibit. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Andrew Lawton! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/5/202313 minutes, 50 seconds
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Feds make up a day to address gun crime

It’s the first National Day Against Gun Violence – a made-up date the Trudeau government invented to raise awareness and conduct a national conversation about gun crime. Plus, a Windsor police officer is fighting back after being found guilty of discreditable conduct for supporting the Freedom Convoy. And Mississauga Mayor and potential Ontario Liberal Party leadership candidate Bonnie Crombie is being criticized for wanting to change the lyrics of O Canada. Tune into The Daily Brief with Andrew Lawton and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/2/202311 minutes, 31 seconds
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Never apologize to the woke mob

Blue Jays pitcher Anthony Bass shows why you should never apologize to the woke mob. Although Bass issued an apology for a post about Christianity and the Target boycott on his Instagram, LGBTQ activist groups are still calling for his head. Plus, Two years after the apparent discovery of unmarked graves, have the remains of “215 children” been discovered at the former residential school in Kamloops? No, no remains have been found as no excavations have taken place. And Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s special rapporteur David Johnston is refusing to step down after MPs passed a non-binding motion calling for Johnston to remove himself from the role. Tune into The Daily Brief with Andrew Lawton and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/1/202314 minutes, 52 seconds
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Singh refuses to end coalition with Trudeau government

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh says he is refusing to end his coalition with the Liberals and trigger an election until confidence is restored in the electoral system. Plus, the City of Toronto is handing out Toronto-branded crack pipes and crystal meth pipes to homeless shelters across the city. And a group assembled to oversee the search into potential grave sites identified near former residential schools has refused to work with a Hague-based missing persons organization. It’s been two years since the apparent discovery of unmarked graves – and yet no remains have been found. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Cosmin Dzsurdzsa! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/31/202316 minutes, 3 seconds
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Danielle Smith re-elected Premier of Alberta

UCP leader Danielle Smith finished ahead in the Alberta election with 49 seats, beating NDP leader Rachel Notley who only gained 38. In her victory speech, Smith challenged the Trudeau government’s carbon tax and climate policies. Next, two Liberal ministers faced backlash over the weekend after sending out tweets celebrating drag entertainment as “one of Canada’s fundamental freedoms” and raising awareness about “Menstrual Hygiene Day.” Also, the Liberal government has yet to retrieve nearly $133,000 paid to “anti-racist” consultant Laith Marouf, who has a history of making antisemitic remarks. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/30/202315 minutes, 16 seconds
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Albertans head to the polls

Albertans head to the polls today, as Danielle Smith’s United Conservatives have a slight edge on Rachel Notley’s NDP in the latest polls. True North will be coming to you LIVE tonight from the Big Four Building in Calgary at the United Conservative Party’s election night event. Our coverage begins on Monday May 29th at 7pm MT / 9pm ET and will be streamed at www.tnc.news. Plus, a city councillor in Pickering is taking a stand against gender ideology and has sparked the ire of radical trans activists. And Toronto’s York University claims Christianity fuels colonialism and referred to the religion as an ideology. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Andrew Lawton! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/29/202313 minutes, 45 seconds
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Calgarians reject woke city council, Canada Day fireworks back on!

The City of Calgary is reinstating its Canada Day fireworks display after widespread outrage over its decision to axe the show over apparent racist and climate impacts. And Canada’s legacy media is losing its mind over Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ presidential campaign launch. Plus, a Liberal MP is being accused of “sleazy misinformation” after tweeting out a false claim that Conservative Pierre Poilievre would fail a security clearance. These stories and more on The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Andrew Lawton! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/26/202316 minutes, 29 seconds
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Another church is burned down in Canada

Canadian targets of Chinese election interference have expressed disappointment in “special rapporteur” David Johnston’s findings which were first released on Tuesday. Plus, Police have charged two men with arson after a fire engulfed an over 120-year-old church in Grouard, Alberta. Over 70 churches in Canada have been vandalized, burned down or desecrated since the announcement of the apparent discovery of graves found near a residential school in Kamloops, BC. And a group of Albertan voters concerned over the use of electronic tabulators in the upcoming provincial vote won’t pursue legal action. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/25/202311 minutes, 37 seconds
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Poilievre lashes out at Johnston’s report

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s appointed special rapporteur into foreign interference in Canadian elections, David Johnston, has advised against a public inquiry – and Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre lashed out at Johnston’s recommendation, saying “the report was rigged from the start and has zero credibility.” Plus, a former broadcasting director with Global News claimed that the media organization “shoved propaganda” into the faces of Canadians during the pandemic. And thousands of Calgarians, including Conservative MP Michelle Rempel Garner, are calling for the city to reverse a decision to cancel its annual Canada Day fireworks display. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Cosmin Dzsurdzsa! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/24/202317 minutes, 22 seconds
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Will a public inquiry take place?

“Special Rapporteur” David Johnston will release his decision Tuesday on whether the federal government should hold a public inquiry into allegations of foreign interference in Canada’s elections. Plus, the City of Calgary is cancelling its massive Canada Day fireworks show and replacing it with a light show due to climate impacts. And Liberal Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault issued a veiled threat to provinces as the feds face a showdown over its Clean Electricity Standard, which would ban fossil fuel power generation by 2035. Tune into The Daily Brief with Andrew Lawton and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/23/202310 minutes, 12 seconds
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Smith says, “CBC and NDP lied to Albertans for months”

United Conservative Party leader Danielle Smith has been absolved by the Ethics commissioner following an investigation into allegations that she and her office contacted Crown prosecutors regarding Covid-19 prosecutions. Plus, Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley’s proposal to hike corporate taxes would result in Alberta shedding 33,700 jobs, according to economist Jack Mintz with the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy. And a former CBC journalist claims the state broadcaster shut down stories critical of lockdowns and instead opted for “pushing propaganda.” Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Andrew Lawton! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/19/202317 minutes, 54 seconds
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Josh Alexander arrested after confrontation with trans activists

UCP leader Danielle Smith and NDP leader Rachel Notley will face off tonight at the first and only Alberta Leaders’ Debate. Plus, a video circulating on social media shows Calgary Police Services leading teenage activist Josh Alexander away in handcuffs after he was surrounded by a mob of LGBTQ activists. And the Governor General of Canada’s office racked up over $88,000 in expenses on designer fashion at the expense of taxpayers since 2017. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Cosmin Dzsurdzsa! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/18/202315 minutes, 33 seconds
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Feds unveil new bail reform to address rising crime

The Trudeau government unveils new bail reform legislation as violent crimes spike in major cities across the country. Meanwhile, Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre has a bizarre exchange with a legacy media journalist over why bail reform is needed. Plus, some cancer patients in British Columbia will soon have the option to receive radiation therapy in the US. And the Canadian Taxpayers Federation is giving the Alberta NDP’s plan to hike taxes a “failing grade.” Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Cosmin Dzsurdzsa! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/17/202318 minutes, 5 seconds
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A different approach to Canada’s drug crisis

UCP leader Danielle Smith announced on Monday that a re-elected United Conservative Party government would pass legislation to force addicts who are a danger to themselves or others into treatment. Plus, the London Public Library is refusing to rent theatre space to an academic freedom group, claiming a planned lecture on free speech goes against the library’s policy on workplace harassment. And the Trudeau government has conceded that there could be more Chinese police stations operating in Canada. Tune into the latest episode of The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/16/202322 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Daily Brief | Maxime Bernier runs in Manitoba byelection

People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier is running for a seat in the House of Commons in Manitoba’s Portage–Lisgar byelection. Next, Conservative and Liberal MPs are supporting Taiwan’s efforts to be given observer status at the upcoming World Health Assembly in Geneva.  Also, A former senior official at CSIS has called for jail time for those involved in Chinese interference in Canadian elections for charges of treason. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Andrew Lawton! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/15/202314 minutes, 56 seconds
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Was the NDP behind the protest of Smith’s campaign event?

Questions about the NDP’s involvement arise after protesters stormed UCP leader Danielle Smith’s campaign event, forcing the premier’s security detail to remove Smith from the room until the matter was resolved. Plus, the CRTC is being accused of using Liberal government talking points to defend the government’s controversial online censorship law, Bill C-11. And a new study reveals Canada’s historic pandemic spending resulted in some of the worst results among advanced countries. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Andrew Lawton! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/12/202315 minutes, 25 seconds
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Trudeau’s redesigned passport under fire

The Trudeau government’s redesigned Canadian passport is under fire, as the government decided to eliminate several historical events and figures, including the Battle of Vimy Ridge and Terry Fox. Plus, the Bank of Canada has announced that they are officially considering the introduction of a central bank digital currency. And Freedom Convoy trucker Harold Jonker has been released on bail without conditions and will return to court in Ottawa on June 7. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/11/202315 minutes, 12 seconds
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Smith returns to campaign trail

UCP leader Danielle Smith returns to the campaign trail after pausing campaign activities due to the wildfires – and announces a comprehensive public safety plan to tackle rising criminal activity. A Conservative MP roasts Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a speech in the House of Commons and blames the Liberal government for underfunding the country’s military. And a Toronto-area school has decided to take down a sign featuring an appreciative message for moms ahead of Mother’s Day after a woke parent took issue with the sign. These stories and more on The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Cosmin Dzsurdzsa! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/10/202318 minutes, 37 seconds
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Is it appropriate to campaign during a state of emergency?

Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley says it’s appropriate for her to continue campaigning as wildfires rage on in the province’s north because Alberta is in an election period. Meanwhile, United Conservative Party leader Danielle Smith has not made any campaign announcements for the past three days. Plus, a Winnipeg high school is ending observation of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day to “transition to a more inclusive practice.” And Canada expels a Chinese diplomat implicated in a scheme to intimidate a Conservative MP and his family – and hours later, China responds in kind. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/9/202317 minutes, 35 seconds
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A state of emergency in Alberta

Alberta has declared a state of emergency to marshal additional resources to deal with raging wildfires across the province. Plus, as King Charles III and Queen Camila were crowned over the weekend, Canada unveiled a new design for the Canadian Royal Crown that sits atop the Canada Coat of Arms, replacing religious symbols with snowflakes and maple leaves. And Liberal Party members pass a number of resolutions at their national convention over the weekend, including calling on the government to commit to a universal basic income and requesting the government limit material published online. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Andrew Lawton! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/8/202316 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Daily Brief | Will Canada ban Fox News?

The CRTC is considering banning American conservative television channel Fox News from Canadian cable packages. Plus, Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley says she’s seeking to attract “conservative” voters who aren’t sold on Danielle Smith. And despite Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s assertion that he didn’t know China was targeting a Conservative MP and his family, it’s been revealed that a 2021 intelligence report on the matter was sent to the prime minister’s national security adviser. These stories and more on The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Andrew Lawton! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/5/202317 minutes, 12 seconds
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Is Trudeau politicizing Canada’s Royal Coat of Arms?

The Trudeau government is set to replace Christian and religious symbols on the crown adorning Canada’s Royal Coat of Arms with snowflakes, stars and maple leaves, on the eve of Charles III’s coronation. Plus, A Dynalife employee is accusing the Health Sciences Association of Alberta of misrepresenting United Conservative Party leader Danielle Smith to push Alberta NDP talking points and a “self-serving agenda.” And the Alberta UCP unveiled two independent reports revealing that Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley’s plan to mandate a net-zero electricity grid by 2035 is the most expensive promise in Alberta political history – but the reports are being highly contested. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/4/202315 minutes, 35 seconds
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CSIS confirms China targeted Conservative MP and his family

A Freedom Convoy trucker has been told to turn himself in to the Ottawa Police Service as he awaits four criminal charges. Plus, as​​ Toronto’s candidates for mayor cris-cross the city announcing their plans to combat surging crime and make Toronto safer Olivia Chow has yet to announce an anti-crime platform. And CSIS has confirmed that Conservative MP Michael Chong and his family were targeted by the Communist Chinese regime. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/3/202316 minutes, 18 seconds
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Alberta election kicks off

Alberta’s 31st election campaign officially kicked off with UCP leader Danielle Smith promising a flood of tax relief measures if she is reelected while NDP leader Rachel Notley says she’ll protect Albertans’ pensions and fix the healthcare crisis. Also, a Federal NDP MP tries to cancel a French-British Columbian historical figure Father Edmond Maillard saying that using his name in the title of a new electoral riding is “unconscionable.” Next, Danielle Smith is declining to say whether she’ll continue to pursue legal action against CBC News after she demanded the state broadcaster retract a story about her office having contact with Justice officials over charges related to the Coutts border blockade. Lastly, a new report by the Globe and Mail reignites the story on foreign election interference after revelations show that China’s intelligence targeted Conservative MP Michael Chong for condemning the oppression of Uyghur Muslims. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/2/202317 minutes, 56 seconds
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Public service strike finally comes to an end

The Public Service Alliance of Canada has reached an agreement with the federal government, ending the national strike that disrupted services for Canadians for nearly two weeks. Plus, former Ontario PC MPP and federal Conservative leadership candidate Roman Baber announced that he will seek the Conservative nomination in the riding of York Centre. And Alberta Premier Danielle Smith is chastising the Alberta NDP leader over Rachel Notley’s attempts to criticize the government for its new Calgary arena. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Andrew Lawton! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/1/202320 minutes, 9 seconds
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Bill C-11 becomes law

The Trudeau government’s online censorship bill passed the final stage of voting in the Senate and received royal assent and became law. Also, CBC President Catherine Tait requested to meet with Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre to discuss his campaign promise to defund the public broadcaster. Next, as public servants continue to strike leaving serious disruptions to the Canadian economy, there is no word from the government about using the Emergencies Act or back-to-work legislation to end the protests. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Andrew Lawton! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/28/202314 minutes, 7 seconds
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Former Conservative MP will endorse a Liberal

As federal workers continue to demand more money, government records obtained by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation reveal that the federal government gave 802,043 raises to workers between 2020 and 2022. Plus, retired Conservative MP Dave MacKenzie said he’s supporting a Liberal vying to replace him, following a controversial Conservative nomination process in which his daughter lost, one candidate was disqualified, and two Electoral District Association executive members resigned. And the Alberta government is continuing its push against the Trudeau government’s assault on law-abiding gun owners. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Andrew Lawton! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/26/202314 minutes, 42 seconds
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Despite strict vaxx mandates, Trudeau says he didn’t force Canadians to get vaccinated

During a speech at the University of Ottawa on Monday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau claimed that his government never forced anybody to get vaccinated despite legislating some of the strictest vaccine mandates in the world throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. And Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling and other prominent women are calling out Canadian male politicians for prancing around in high heels in an effort to raise awareness about domestic violence. Plus, it’s only a matter of time before the Trudeau government’s online censorship law becomes law. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/25/202316 minutes, 49 seconds
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Public service strike ramps up

The Public Service Alliance of Canada plans to ramp up its ongoing strike today as negotiations with the federal government continue to break down. Plus, many Canadians are questioning the government’s agreement with Volkswagen, which sees the car maker receiving up to $13 billion in grants and subsidies courtesy of taxpayers. And at a time when countries are looking to lessen their dependence on Russian and Chinese oil, the majority of Canadians support growing our oil and gas sector. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Andrew Lawton! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/24/202313 minutes
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Thieves steal $22 million in major heist at Pearson Airport

A senior executive at Google appeared before a parliamentary committee on Thursday and indicated that the tech giant has not decided how it will respond if the government’s controversial online news act becomes law. Plus, Former Liberal MP Han Dong is seeking $15 million in damages from Global News over its reporting alleging Dong was part of China’s interference network. And a major heist at Pearson Airport in Toronto has left a major bank out $22 million. These stories and more on The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Andrew Lawton! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/21/202317 minutes, 46 seconds
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Taxpayers group calls out “out of touch” federal workers

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation heavily criticized the demands made by The Public Service Alliance of Canada, saying federal employees are “out of touch” and are asking for too much while Canadians are struggling to make ends meet. Plus, the CBC wants 12-year-olds to read a book about a transgender teen who takes a job moonlighting as a drag queen at a “local club.” And the Independent Press Gallery is calling on Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley to commit to allowing independent journalists to cover her campaign events after security removed two journalists from a recent press conference. These stories and more on The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/20/202322 minutes, 31 seconds
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Canada’s public service goes on strike

The federal government has not been able to reach a deal with the Public Service Alliance of Canada and as a result, a strike began at midnight today. Plus, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes aim at “American billionaire” Elon Musk for labelling the CBC as a “Government-funded media” on Twitter, filings with the United States’ Federal Election Commission show that CBC CEO Catherine Tait donated to the presidential campaign of Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016. And Alberta’s United Conservative Party government could introduce a law to force drug addicts into treatment, if reelected in May’s provincial election. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Cosmin Dzsurdzsa! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/19/202318 minutes, 51 seconds
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Trudeau comes to the defence of CBC

The official Twitter account of the CBC said it will be “pausing” its activity on Twitter after the platform labeled it a “government-funded media” outlet – and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has come to the defence of the state broadcaster, accusing Pierre Poilievre of attacking “independent media organizations.” Plus, days after criticizing Alberta Premier Danielle Smith for limiting reporters to one question per media availability, Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley had security kick out at least two reporters from her Monday afternoon press conference. And over 150,000 federal workers will call a strike on Wednesday morning if no deal is reached with the federal government by 9 pm today. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/18/202318 minutes, 20 seconds
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Twitter adds “Government-funded media” label to CBC

After weeks of users asking, Twitter finally adds a “government-funded media” label to CBC’s main account. Katie Telford, the Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff, testified before a parliamentary committee on foreign interference in Canada’s elections for over two hours and we don’t know any more about what really happened. A raid in Richmond, B.C. on Friday resulted in three men being arrested with 22 kilos of the deadly drug fentanyl before they were released onto the streets again. And lastly, after a local business put up a sign joking about Bud Light’s controversial partnership with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney, some local residents are outraged. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Andrew Lawton! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/17/202316 minutes, 20 seconds
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Poilievre takes aim at the Canadian Press

The prime minister’s chief of staff Katie Telford will finally testify at a parliamentary committee today on foreign election interference. Plus, Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre took aim at the Canadian Press and the recent wave of violent crime during a stop in Edmonton on Thursday. And a former mayor of Vancouver is fighting back against cancel culture’s latest attempt to change history. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Andrew Lawton! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/14/202317 minutes, 9 seconds
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Peterson tells Alberta, “Reject. Rebel. Separate if necessary.”

Members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada voted in favour of a strike for employees in administrative, technical, educational and operational services, which may affect a number of services utilized by Canadians. Plus, following York Mills Collegiate Institute’s decision to host a drag queen event in front of a select number of students, a group of students organized a protest against the event on Wednesday afternoon. And famed psychologist Dr. Jordan Peterson says Alberta should separate from Canada if the federal government tries to take control over its provincial resources. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/13/202316 minutes, 50 seconds
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Should CBC be labelled as ‘government-funded media’ on Twitter?

Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre is calling on Twitter to list all accounts owned by the CBC as government-funded media. Plus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave Canadians some questionable financial advice after he suggested Canadians use their credit cards to pay for large purchases such as tuition and home renovations. And Alberta Premier Danielle Smith is confident a new investigation launched by Alberta’s ethics commissioner into whether the premier interfered in the judicial system will uncover no wrongdoing. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Cosmin Dzsurdzsa. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/12/202318 minutes, 21 seconds
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Telford set to testify on Friday

Katie Telford will finally appear before the procedure and House affairs committee on the issue of foreign interference in Canada’s elections on Friday. The prime minister's chief of staff's appearance comes as the president and the board of the Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation resigned, blaming the fallout from donations the organization received which had ties to the Chinese government. Plus, a shortage of Canadian farm operators is looming as more than 40% of farm operators will retire over the next decade, according to a new report. And the Edmonton Public School Board plans to spend $1 million to fund a virtual school which it claims will address “systemic racism.” Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/11/202315 minutes, 12 seconds
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Will Canada ban Fox News?

The trial of the alleged murderer of a 13-year-old Burnaby teen began on Wednesday, six years after the accused was arrested. Ibrahim Ali, who is a refugee from Syria, was charged with first-degree murder. Plus, will Canada ban Fox News? That’s what the government-funded trans rights organization Egale Canada is hoping for. And most Albertans don’t want a provincial police force, according to a new poll – even while one Alberta city just voted to take advantage of a new government program to replace the RCMP with a local service. These stories and more on The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/6/202316 minutes, 49 seconds
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Is the ‘Defund the Police’ movement backfiring?

As Canadian cities deal with an unprecedented wave of violent crimes, Statistics Canada data shows that every province except Manitoba and Quebec saw a decline in the number of police officers. Plus, citing a rise of hate and violence against “2SLGBTQI-plus communities,” the Ontario NDP introduced a bill on Tuesday to designate safety zones of 100 meters around venues where drag queens read to kids. And the federal government is defending its use of the Emergencies Act in Federal Court this week, facing a challenge by the Canadian Constitution Foundation and Canadian Civil Liberties Association. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Noah Jarvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/5/202317 minutes, 16 seconds
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Smith takes on the state broadcaster

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith’s legal team is telling CBC News to retract a recent news story about contact her office has had with Justice officials over Coutts border blockade charges, saying the outlet is seeking to revive a “manufactured controversy.” Plus, a violent attack on a transit bus in Surrey over the weekend is deemed a terrorist attack by the RCMP. And the prime minister’s official residence at 24 Sussex was closed following the discovery of walls filled with dead rodents. These stories and more on The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/4/202317 minutes, 54 seconds
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Police seek witnesses following violent incidents at Vancouver trans rights rally

Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault is defending the controversial carbon tax – while admitting that households are paying more even with the rebate payments. Plus, following the violent assault of Chris Elston, also known as Billboard Chris, at a trans rights rally in Vancouver, Vancouver Police are seeking witnesses and investigating the incident. And amid allegations of “racism” by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, suspected public office holders, and the People’s Republic of China, a new poll reveals that Chinese Canadians are more likely to believe that the Communist Chinese regime actively interfered in Canada’s elections. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Andrew Lawton! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/3/202316 minutes, 8 seconds
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Feds ram internet censorship bill through parliament

The Liberal government struck down debate in the House of Commons on the internet censorship law, Bill C-11, to ram the legislation through parliament. The bill was passed in the House of Commons on Thursday evening and will now head back to the Senate for debate. Plus, the Carousel Theatre for Young People in Vancouver is advertising a “Junior Drag Camp” for kids aged 7-11 and a “Teen Drag Camp” for ages 12-17 this summer. And former Conservative leader Erin O’Toole has announced he will not seek re-election in the next federal election. These stories and more on The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Andrew Lawton! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/31/202319 minutes, 1 second
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Leaked call with charged pastor has Smith in hot water

The Alberta NDP says Danielle Smith is “unfit” to remain premier after a phone call between her and Artur Pawlowski was released in which she offers to help the controversial street preacher with his criminal charges. Plus, the Conservatives are criticizing the Trudeau government’s bail reforms after several recent attacks in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver – and propose a new bill to reform the Criminal Code. And five people have been arrested at two camps in the area where the disputed Coastal GasLink pipeline is under construction in British Columbia. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Cosmin Dzsurdzsa Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/30/202319 minutes, 17 seconds
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Quebec content is worth violating free speech?

The Trudeau government unveiled its latest budget on Tuesday and revealed that it plans to push back plans to balance the budget, and is projecting deficits until the year 2028. Plus, a Bloc Quebecois MP said in the House of Commons that it was worth violating the free speech rights of Canadians with Bill C-11 if it means that content made in Quebec gets promoted online. And Albertans concerned with Elections Alberta’s use of electronic voting machines in the upcoming provincial election have retained legal counsel. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/29/202316 minutes, 57 seconds
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Canadians are ditching Ontario for Alberta

Former Liberal MP Han Dong said he plans to take legal action against Global News following a report that alleges he advised the Chinese regime to keep Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig in custody. Plus, with a looming recession on the minds of Canadians and as families struggle to make ends meet, the Trudeau government is expected to table its latest budget today. And Ontario reported the largest share of residents ditching their home province for Alberta in 2022. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/28/202316 minutes, 3 seconds
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More tax increases coming for Canadians

This isn’t a terrible April Fool’s Joke – Canadians can expect things to get even more expensive as two major federal tax hikes will go into effect on April 1. Plus, following a hotly contested nomination race, Arpan Khanna will represent the Conservatives as the candidate for the Conservative stronghold of Oxford in a by-election later this year. And Trustees on the Waterloo Region District School Board were left virtually speechless last week by a series of parents concerned with the board’s policies on gender ideology and the age-inappropriate books contained in school libraries. Tune into The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Andrew Lawton! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/27/202316 minutes, 5 seconds
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House votes for public inquiry

In this special edition of The Daily Brief, the True North team covers the Canada Strong and Free Network Conference in Ottawa where appearances have been made by former Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre and Alberta Premier Danielle Smith. Plus, the House of Commons votes in favour of calling a public inquiry into foreign election interference as allegations against the Liberal Party continue to pile up. Next, as US President Joe Biden arrives in Ottawa to meet with the prime minister, sources revealed that the Trudeau government has finally reached a deal with the United States that will allow Canada to close the illegal border crossing at Roxham Road. Tune into this special edition of The Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Andrew Lawton! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/24/202313 minutes, 44 seconds
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Biden visits Canada

A new report based on national security sources alleges that Liberal Han Dong MP advised a Chinese diplomat to prevent the freeing of the two Michaels – and he’s now resigned from the Liberal caucus. Plus, the Alberta NDP is promising to create a Somali curriculum if elected in the province’s spring general election. And US President Joe Biden will arrive in Ottawa on Thursday, and in addition to meeting with the Prime Minister, Biden will meet with Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre and other party leaders as well. Tune into The Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Rachel Emmanuel! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/23/202314 minutes, 22 seconds
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Katie Telford to testify on foreign interference

In a surprise move, the Prime Minister’s Office announced that chief of staff Katie Telford will appear in front of parliamentary committee to testify on allegations of foreign interference mere hours before the Conservative motion to summon her. Also, former Governor General David Johnston’s decision to launch a public inquiry into Beijing’s interference in Canadian elections will be published in May. Are they stalling? Next, the Alberta government begins their fight in Canada’s top court on the federal government’s ‘No More Pipelines’ bill. And lastly, a new study finds that St. John’s, Newfoundland is the most affordable place for first-time homebuyers. Tune into The Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Rachel Emmanuel! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/22/202317 minutes, 22 seconds
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Chinese interference scandal gets widespread international attention

In a last-minute switch, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has backed down from turning a Conservative motion demanding his chief staff Katie Telford appear at a committee on China’s election interference into a confidence motion. Plus, China’s interference in Canada’s past elections to get a Liberal government re-elected is receiving widespread international attention. And a Newfoundland university official tweeted ‘f— the police’ in response to a social media post that mourned the death of two Edmonton officers. Tune into The Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/21/202314 minutes, 38 seconds
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Whistleblower behind Chinese interference allegations speaks out

On Friday, the Globe and Mail published an op-ed from the whistleblower at CSIS who leaked documents to the media which alleged Chinese interference in Canada’s elections. Plus, amid allegations of Chinese interference in Vancouver’s municipal election, British Columbia Premier David Eby says he wants a full briefing from CSIS. A food supply expert tells True North that milk farmers have long been dumping milk that exceeded their quotas, but the supply management fix is no longer appropriate while Canadians grapple with economic pressure. These stories and more on The Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Andrew Lawton! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/20/202316 minutes, 42 seconds
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Vancouver mayor rejects allegations of Chinese interference

CSIS believes China interfered in Vancouver’s 2022 municipal election, but Vancouver Mayor Ken Sims rejects “insinuations” made by the Globe and Mail. However, as new allegations of election interference come out, Canada’s former ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, David Mulroney, said that there was “abundant evidence” to support the existence of Beijing’s long-term plan to influence Canadian politicians at all levels of government. Plus, former prime minister Stephen Harper will be a keynote speaker at the Canada Strong and Free Networking conference next week and will offer his thoughts on the challenges faced by the middle-class. And China’s ambassador to Canada Cong Peiwu alleged in an op-ed on Wednesday that the actions of Chinese consulates involved in election interference claims were business as usual. Tune into The Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Andrew Lawton! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/17/202314 minutes, 42 seconds
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Trudeau appoints his “special rapporteur”

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed former Governor-General David Johnston as the ‘special rapporteur’ to oversee Canada’s investigation into Chinese election interference. Johnston, who Trudeau describes as a “family friend” and just so happens to also be a member of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, is tasked to look into allegations of foreign interference in the 2019 and 2021 federal elections and to provide recommendations on how the government should respond. Plus, the Conservatives have rejected a pro-life candidate seeking the party’s nomination in the Ontario Conservative stronghold of Oxford. According to a statement from pro-life political action group RightNow, Gerrit Van Dorland was targeted for his beliefs. And a new survey reveals that four-in-five Canadians feel sustainable living is much easier for wealthy people. Tune into The Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Rachel Emmanuel! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/16/202314 minutes, 6 seconds
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Is Beijing using online bots to defend interference allegations?

Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre will tackle the opioid crisis head-on if he becomes prime minister by taking aim at big pharma. Plus, a True North exclusive reveals that a large volume of Twitter accounts tweeting about Beijing’s interference in Canada’s elections appear to exhibit bot-like behaviour. And Calgary city council has approved two administrative recommendations to limit drag queen story hours protests, citing an increase in “transphobia and homophobia.” Tune into The Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Rachel Emmanuel! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/15/202317 minutes, 56 seconds
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Alberta wants Ontario’s skilled workers

The Alberta government is launching a second Alberta is Calling campaign to attract more skilled workers from Ontario and Atlantic Canada even after Ontario Premier Doug Ford told Alberta Premier Danielle Smith he’s not a fan of the advertisements. Plus, a powerlifter with Team Canada is voicing her concerns with the Canadian Powerlifting Union as they are allowing male-to-female transgender individuals to compete in women’s powerlifting competitions. And the majority of Canadians plan to ignore the government’s update to alcohol consumption guidelines, according to a new report. These stories and more on The Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/14/202315 minutes, 52 seconds
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Meta will block news if Online News Act passes

If the Trudeau government’s Online News Act, C-18, becomes law, Meta says it will ensure Canadians no longer have access to news on Facebook or Instagram. Plus, reports implicate Ontario Progressive Conservative MPP Vincent Ke in a Chinese foreign interference network directed by China’s Toronto consulate during the 2019 election. And after being found guilty of violating Canada’s ethics laws for awarding a lucrative contract to a friend, International Trade Minister Mary Ng did not consider resigning or repaying back the money to taxpayers. Tune into The Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Andrew Lawton!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/13/202314 minutes, 29 seconds
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Libs focus on “completely sexist” remarks by Conservative MP

Liberal and NDP MPs were up in arms during a committee meeting looking into foreign interference in Canada’s elections – but their anger wasn’t directed towards the Chinese regime. Instead, MPs on the committee were upset because of “completely sexist” comments made by Conservative MP Michael Cooper while questioning Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly. Plus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continues to get grilled by MPs in the House of Commons about Chinese interference in Canadian elections – including by an independent MP and former Liberal candidate. And the Canadian Armed Forces is “determining appropriate steps” to take against four serving members who used their public social media accounts to bash Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre, Conservatives at large and the Freedom Convoy movement. Tune into The Daily Brief with Andrew Lawton and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/10/202315 minutes, 25 seconds
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Feds reject C–11 amendments to protect user-generated content from gov regulation

Despite persistent grilling from Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declined to directly answer questions in Parliament Hill’s Question Period Wednesday on foreign interference in Canada’s 2019 and 2021 elections. Plus, the Liberal government has rejected a Senate amendment to the Trudeau government’s online censorship law, Bill C-11, which would protect the social media content posted online by Canadians from falling under government regulations. And a recent tweet by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stating that “transwomen are women” on International Women’s Day is receiving widespread backlash on social media. Tune into The Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/9/202312 minutes, 26 seconds
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Trudeau is working against the interests of Canada, Poilievre says

In response to the prime minister’s refusal to launch an independent inquiry into allegations of Chinese interference in Canadian elections, Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre says Trudeau is working against the interests of Canada. And as cities across Ontario and Quebec struggle to deal with the influx of asylum seekers from Roxham Road, Alberta and British Columbia say they currently have no plans to take in any of these border crossers. Plus Conservative MP Ed Fast plans to table legislation that would repeal a Trudeau government law that allows the mentally ill to access doctor-assisted suicide. Tune into The Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Andrew Lawton! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/8/202315 minutes, 39 seconds
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Trudeau announces election probes, but stops short of inquiry

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced new steps to investigate claims that the Beijing Communist regime influenced Canada’s elections unfairly – but stopped short of committing to a public inquiry into the matter. Meanwhile, the RCMP has launched an investigation into violations of national security information law in connection to media leaks from CSIS employees concerning the foreign interference allegations. Also, Canadian public health officials are no longer advising most adults to get COVID booster doses. Tune into The Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/7/202313 minutes, 47 seconds
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Trudeau slaps down calls for public inquiry into Chinese interference

In an exclusive interview with True North’s Andrew Lawton, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre says a public inquiry is needed because Canadians “need to know what Justin Trudeau and his top staff knew” about Chinese interference in the 2019 and 2021 elections. Plus, NDP leader Jagmeet Singh says he is not “ruling out” making a public inquiry a condition for continuing its coalition with the federal Liberals. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau slapped down questions about calling for a public inquiry, claiming public servants have already reviewed the last two campaigns and concluded China’s interference did not compromise the results. Tune into The Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Andrew Lawton! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/6/202315 minutes, 9 seconds
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Yet another climate activist vandalizes a cultural institution

A British Columbia school board is apparently so troubled by parents making their voices heard about curriculum matters that they’re now collecting the ID of parents who show up at board meetings. Meanwhile, a new report shows that 75% of Canadians say their family is paying way too much in taxes. Is there a limit to the amount of taxes Canadians will have to shell out? And yet another climate activist has vandalized a cultural institution, this time hurling paint on a woolly mammoth statue at a Canadian museum. Tune into The Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/3/202312 minutes, 20 seconds
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Trudeau won’t side with calls for inquiry into China’s interference

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will not commit to an inquiry into China’s interference in Canada’s elections despite growing calls to do so. Meanwhile, the Alberta budget is out and any plans for the province getting its own provincial police service are at least for now off the table. Plus, another university has made it clear it no longer wishes to hire caucasian faculty members for many positions. Tune into the Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Rachel Emmanuel! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/2/202314 minutes, 34 seconds
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Beijing regime funnelled money to Trudeau Foundation, reports say

The revelations surrounding Beijing’s interference in Canadian elections keeps on coming, this time with a report that the Chinese Communist regime funnelled money to the Trudeau Foundation. Meanwhile, a Sport Canada report shows a whopping 90% of female athletes believe that transwomen have a competitive advantage and want to see sports categories exclusive to biological females. Plus, a Canadian think-tank is urging governments to consider the promotion of stable family units as part of government policy. Tune into the Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Rachel Emmanuel! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/1/202317 minutes, 8 seconds
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Trudeau suggests Beijing interference concerns are racist

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is denying reports that Liberal MP Han Dong is a willing benefactor of Chinese Communist influence operations, going so far as to suggest it’s racist for CSIS and others to suggest so. Meanwhile, the Canadian federal government has banned Chinese social media app TikTok from government devices. Plus a comedian in Quebec has had his shows cancelled for featuring a puppet that critics say is a blackface prop – but the comedian, who is Black himself, is not backing down. Tune into the Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/28/202313 minutes, 46 seconds
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Growing chorus, including Gerald Butts, calls for inquiry into election interference

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is facing a growing chorus of calls to do something about election interference from China, including from his former top advisor Gerald Butts. Yet another public opinion survey shows that people think things are broken in Canada, echoing sentiments voiced by Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre. And a new conservative political party is forming in Saskatchewan, determined to challenge the current governing party. Tune into the Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Andrew Lawton! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/27/202315 minutes, 6 seconds
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Trudeau questions accuracy of Chinese election interference leaks

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is questioning the accuracy of leaked documents from Canada’s national intelligence agency, which detail China’s elaborate strategy to influence the 2021 federal election in favour of the Liberals. One in two Canadians believes artificial intelligence may outsmart humans, according to a new poll. Just where is this issue headed? Plus, a British Columbia secondary school is promoting a workshop teaching young teens how to access gender-affirming care which includes life-altering surgeries. Tune into The Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/24/202314 minutes, 2 seconds
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Google blocks news content in response to C-18

As the Trudeau government’s Online News Act, Bill C-18, inches closer to becoming law, Google is blocking some users from viewing news content in what the tech giant says is a test run of a potential response to the act. Bill C-18 would require companies like Meta and Google to compensate legacy media companies for publishing content on their platforms. Alberta Mental Health and Addiction Minister Nicholas Milliken has revealed members of the new Recovery Expert Advisory Panel who will advise the province on its recovery-oriented systems of care. And Nearly half of young Canadians say socialism is the ideal economic system for Canada, according to a new report by the Fraser Institute. Tune into The Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Rachel Emmanuel! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/23/202314 minutes, 55 seconds
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Poilievre calls for closure of Roxham Road

Amid an influx of illegal border crossers at Roxham Road in Quebec, Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre is calling on the Trudeau government to close the illegal border point within the next 30 days. Plus, Ontario Tech University is refusing to release a list of the 300 “far-right” extremist groups operating in Canada, which has been cited by the Liberal government to bolster impending anti-hate legislation. And a Liberal MP accused Conservatives of using “Trump-type tactics” for questioning past election results amid a Globe and Mail report which outlined CSIS documents revealing a PRC strategy to influence the 2021 election. Tune into The Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Andrew Lawton! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/22/202316 minutes, 53 seconds
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Rouleau’s ruling gets grilled by critics

A number of prominent individuals are questioning Commissioner Paul Rouleau’s ruling that the Trudeau government’s use of the Emergencies Act was justified, including Freedom Convoy organizer Tamara Lich and Alberta Justice Minister Tyler Shandro. Plus, while Rouleau ruled in favour of the Trudeau government, Rouleau also stated many media outlets amplified disinformation about Convoy protesters last year. And while the Trudeau government continues to remain silent on the surge of illegal border crossers, namely at Roxham Road, the Quebec government is taking matters into their own hands. Tune into The Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Lindsay Shepherd! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/21/202315 minutes, 5 seconds
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“Mature minors” next to access assisted suicide in Canada?!

Mature minors should have access to medical assistance in dying, according to a new report from Canada’s assisted-dying committee. For the first time in over a decade, the British Columbia legislature will sit a Conservative MLA. A major farmers association has announced that they are pushing back against the Trudeau Liberal government’s fertilizer emissions reduction scheme. These stories and more on The Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Cosmin Dszurdzsa! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/17/202316 minutes, 29 seconds
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Legault pressures Trudeau to fix illegal border crossers crisis

After facing mounting pressure to step down over allegations of political interference, RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki announced on Wednesday that she will be retiring from her post next month. Plus, as Quebec deals with an unprecedented surge of asylum seekers, Quebec Premier Francois Legault says the prime minister needs to let migrants and asylum seekers know that they can no longer come to Canada. And despite pressure from some politicians and media voices to stay in office, disgraced Toronto Mayor John Tory will resign this Friday. These stories and more on The Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Rachel Emmanuel! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/16/202316 minutes, 44 seconds
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Another Liberal MP breaks ethics laws

Another Liberal MP has been found guilty of breaking ethics laws. And as Canadians have now learned, there aren’t any real consequences that politicians face after these rulings. Plus, a Canadian think tank official says Justice Minister David Lametti should “back off” from plans to expand assisted suicide to mentally ill Canadians. And will Toronto Mayor John Tory actually resign? The embattled mayor may end up going back on his word after some high-ranking politicians are trying to get him to stay. Looks like Tory has brought chaos to Toronto politics. Tune into The Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Andrew Lawton! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/15/202314 minutes, 6 seconds
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Chinese state media mocks Canada

In an editorial printed on Monday morning, Chinese state media outlet Global Times mocked the US and Canadian government’s decision to shoot down an aerial object flying over the Yukon territory over the weekend. Plus, a majority of Canadians oppose the federal Liberal government’s previous attempts to expand access to medical assistance in dying for those with mental illness. And the Durham District School Board recently censured and barred trustee Linda Stone from all committee assignments after several tweets the trustee posted that questioned gender identity and the potential risk of puberty blockers. Tune into The Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Rachel Emmanuel! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/14/202314 minutes, 52 seconds
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Questions swirl as another “unidentified object” shot down

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says teams are working to “find and analyze” the “unidentified objects” shot down over the Yukon and over Lake Huron by the American military during the weekend. Plus, John Tory has resigned as Mayor of Toronto after news surfaced that he had an inappropriate relationship with a staff member during the pandemic. What happens next? And the RCMP unveiled the Tesla Model Y as the first EV to be added to the Mounties’ vehicle fleet, with tests of the electric Ford Mustang Mach-E and the Ford F-150 coming soon. Tune into The Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Andrew Lawton! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/13/202313 minutes, 46 seconds
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Poilievre vs. the CBC President

Hearing records show a man charged with first-degree murder of a rookie police officer was out on bail in part due to equity concerns. Plus, Canadian farmers are pushing back against the government’s “unfair” fertilizer tariffs. And Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre sent a fundraising letter out to supporters this week accusing the CBC president of smearing his name and reaffirming his plan to defund the public broadcaster. Tune into The Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Cosmin Dzsurdzsa! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/10/202312 minutes, 30 seconds
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Memo warned feds about Chinese electoral interference back in 2017

A new memo reveals that national security officials were warning the federal Liberal government back in 2017 of Chinese Communist attempts to infiltrate the government, seemingly clashing with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s assertion that he was not briefed on election interference attempts. Plus, the former head of the federal public service says that the government’s use of McKinsey and other contractors suggests that the public service itself is weakened. And a new survey sheds light on how Canada’s gloomy economic forecast is affecting Canadians’ retirement plans. These stories and more on The Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Cosmin Dzsurdzsa! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/9/202316 minutes, 3 seconds
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A $40,000 pay raise for the governor general?!

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Tuesday the government is prepared to spend $46.2 billion to improve healthcare systems across all provinces and territories. Plus, RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki confirmed the RCMP has not charged anyone in its ongoing investigation into four alleged Chinese-led police stations operating in Vancouver and the Greater Toronto Area. And did you receive a $40,000 pay raise during the pandemic? Probably not – unless you’re Canada’s governor general. According to the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, the governor general salary rose to roughly $340,000 after three years of the pandemic – courtesy of Canadian taxpayers. Tune into The Daily Brief with Andrew Lawton and Rachel Emmanuel! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/8/202314 minutes, 3 seconds
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A different approach to Canada’s drug crisis

The Trudeau government is expected to propose a plan to fund and reform Canada’s healthcare system when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with the premiers in Ottawa on Tuesday. Plus, the Alberta government takes a different approach to the drug crisis in comparison to provinces like BC and Ontario, as the first of six massive recovery communities will open later this month. The Red Deer Recovery Community will be the only one of its kind in the province. And as the Trudeau government’s online censorship bill, Bill C-11, inches closer to becoming law, Canadians have taken to social media to share their opinions. Tune into The Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Rachel Emmanuel! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/7/202314 minutes, 41 seconds
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Canadians agree with Poilievre – Canada is broken

A new Leger poll reveals that the majority of Canadians believe many things in the country now feel broken – which is in line with one of the main narratives of Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre. Plus, Alberta Justice Minister Tyler Shandro says the Liberal government is still intent on banning shotguns and rifles despite the government withdrawing a controversial amendment to Bill C-21. And this past weekend, students gathered at Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario to protest the school’s ongoing mask mandate – yup, they’ve still got one! Tune into The Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Andrew Lawton! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/6/202314 minutes, 22 seconds
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Feds delay expansion of doctor-assisted suicide

After public outcry and international scrutiny over the federal Liberal government’s decision to expand doctor assisted suicide to the mentally ill, Ottawa announced it will introduce a bill to delay the new rules until March 17, 2024. Plus, the majority of Canadians say the country is headed in the wrong direction, according to a new poll. And more prominent Canadians are speaking out about the Trudeau government’s online censorship bill, C-11. Tune into The Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Andrew Lawton! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/3/202314 minutes, 11 seconds
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Feds consider copying riot-causing Netherlands fertilizer plans

The Canadian federal government was inspired by fertilizer emissions reductions plans first undertaken by the European Union – which asked member states to introduce policies to reduce fertilizer use altogether. The controversial policy, when applied in countries like the Netherlands, led to widespread protests, tractor convoys and clashes with authorities. After being canned by Alberta Premier Danielle Smith, former Alberta Chief Medical Health Officer Deena Hinshaw has been hired on a six-month contract as British Columbia’s deputy provincial health officer. Plus, Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre says British Columbia’s permissive policies on illicit drug use have been a failure. Tune into The Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Rachel Emmanuel! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/2/202317 minutes, 20 seconds
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Trudeau’s fertilizer emissions scheme unfairly targets the west

In part 2 of True North’s Fertilizer Files, documents revealed the feds were aware that fertilizer emission reduction targets introduced in 2020 would unfairly target western Canada by harming farm yields, but went ahead with the policy anyway. Plus, former defence advisor and military historian David J. Bercuson said Canada donated four Leopard-2 tanks to Ukraine because of tremendous political pressure, rather than a desire to support the country. And small quantities of hard drugs are now “not criminal” to possess in British Columbia. These stories and more on The Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Cosmin Dzsurdzsa! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/1/202318 minutes, 23 seconds
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Trudeau wants to force farmers to cut emissions

Exclusive documents obtained by True North reveal the extent the Trudeau government is willing to go to force farmers to reduce fertilizer emissions in the name of fighting climate change. Plus, the Trudeau government’s questionable contracts awarded to McKinsey & Company dominated the first day of parliament returning. And Jordan Peterson’s event in Ottawa was an apparent success despite pushback from city councillors and activists attempting to cancel the event. Tune into The Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Rachel Emmanuel! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/31/202316 minutes, 2 seconds
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Parliament returns and Trudeau has a lot of unfinished business

The one-year anniversary of the Freedom Convoy attracted large crowds in cities across Canada over the weekend. Plus, as rumours of a federal election continue to swirl, parliament returns for the first time in 2023 and the Trudeau government has a lot of unfinished business – including the passage of its online censorship bills and unveiling its “Just Transition” proposal. And Hazel McCallion, the former longtime mayor of Mississauga, passes at the age of 101. Tune into The Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Andrew Lawton! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/30/202314 minutes, 34 seconds
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Trudeau sends tanks to Ukraine – what’s next?

A day after the United States and Germany each announced they would be sending tanks to the Eastern European country, Canadian officials confirmed Canada will donate battle tanks to Ukraine as well as send Canadian Armed Forces to train Ukrainian soldiers. Plus, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation has released this year’s annual rental market report and notes that in part migration continues to drive higher demand for rental space. And Canada joined two climate coalitions last week – and an economist says one of them will definitely raise prices for consumers. These stories and more on The Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Cosmin Dzsurdzsa! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/27/202316 minutes, 54 seconds
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Danielle Smith vs. the CBC – who will prevail?

Alberta Premier Danelle Smith is calling CBC’s reporting about her government “defamatory” and “baseless”, the broadcaster isn’t backing down. Which side will prevail? The Bank of Canada hiked interest rates yet again on Wednesday, the eighth such move since the central bank began its recent series of increases last year. And after being swarmed by protesters in Hamilton, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hits back saying “a handful of angry people do not define what democracy is.” These stories and more on The Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Rachel Emmanuel! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/26/202313 minutes, 56 seconds
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Trudeau faces protests, dodges media questions, in Hamilton

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was met with a swarm of angry protesters as he convened in Hamilton with his cabinet for a retreat. But despite all the attention, the prime minister declined to answer questions from True North. Plus, more than 35,000 union workers at the Canada Revenue Agency want more money, and if they don’t get what they want, they’re threatening to strike during the CRA’s busiest time of the year. And Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault is accused of spreading misinformation on Twitter. These stories and more on The Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Andrew Lawton! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/25/202319 minutes, 32 seconds
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Who do you believe – the CBC or Alberta government?

The Alberta government says there’s no evidence of emails between the Alberta Crown Prosecution Service and Alberta Premier Danielle Smith’s office. This comes after the CBC published a story alleging that staff in Smith’s office emailed Crown prosecutors challenging their assessment and direction on cases stemming from the Coutts border blockades and protests. Who do you believe? A European politician who’s made headlines for criticizing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is bringing her road show to Canada – literally. And following the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Canada has announced that they’ve joined another global coalition taking aim at climate change. Tune into The Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Rachel Emmanuel! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/24/202314 minutes, 31 seconds
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Another scandal for the Trudeau Liberals?

Two Liberal ministers are in hot water after it was revealed that they awarded government contracts to a firm with family ties to a senior staffer. Is this yet another scandal in the making? Plus, new reports from a Canadian think-tank argue that the country needs to do more to address its declining birth rate and that policies in European countries offer a path forward. Also should Canada consider even more private healthcare options as the country’s hospitals deal with long waitlists and many Canadians struggle to find a family doctor? Tune into The Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Andrew Lawton! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/23/202314 minutes, 54 seconds
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Wrapping up our coverage of the WEF

True North was on the ground in Davos to cover the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting and while there were a lot of public events for all to see – there was also a lot happening behind closed doors. True North’s Andrew Lawton joins The Daily Brief to discuss his coverage of the summit – including how Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland snubbed True North and how climate alarmism reigned as the number one obsession for the global elites. Tune into The Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Andrew Lawton!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices