Western Context - News from Alberta, BC, and Canada
By Western Context
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Join Shane and Patrick as they remove bias and sensationalism from the latest news from Canada, Alberta, British Columbia, and beyond. Delivered weekly with the context and information needed to put you on the right side of the news.
||CleanWestern Context 97 – A Glut of Ignorance||Huawei’s CFO was arrested and we look at the further impacts on Canada’s economy and 5G networks. Alberta curtailing oil production and BC’s climate plan show the contrast of the two NDP governments. Also, Trudeau tweets away $50M to impress celeb||12/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWestern Context 96 – Disruptive Doublespeak||Economic migrants are costing us almost $400M, GM is closing its auto plant in Oshawa, and Amarjeet Sohi “agrees” with pro-pipeline protestors. Also, Trudeau’s government stalls a probe into money laundering as a Liberal MP has a gambling problem.||12/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWestern Context 95 – You Will Comply||Notley releases a carbon tax break for oil and gas, non-partisan officers of the BC Legislature are placed on leave, the media sector receives $595M from the federal government, and we explain the Canada Post strike and the effect unions have on society||11/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWestern Context 94 – Alcoholic Corruption||Trudeau wants a free media except with China, low turnout in BC’s referendum causes hypocrisy, and two unidentified Alberta NDP MLAs are accused of sexual misconduct. Also, a taxpayer funded government flight turns into Mardi Gras, but the media defle||11/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWestern Context 93 – Regressive Transportation||The BC electoral reform debate shows that Horgan wants people to be woke and lit, an Edmonton councillor recommends halting LRT plans, the federal government wastes millions on cars for the G7 summit, and we exercise caution on the validity of polls.||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWestern Context 92 – UnCanadian Fearmongering||Trudeau invokes Trump rhetoric on carbon tax opponents, the BC Liberals claim David Eby is in a conflict of interest, and a crazy proposal to curb Alberta oil supply. Also, we cover Trudeau’s immigration plan and what could help workers in our economy||11/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWestern Context 91 – The Priority of Privacy||StatsCan is attempting to gain our financial info without our consent, the BC electoral referendum kicks off with lingering confusion, and the Alberta NDP try to flip the page on PAC funding. Also, Trudeau tries to brand his carbon tax as anything but.||10/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWestern Context 90 – Dropping the Mask||Chrystia Freeland takes a break from lying on the floor to negotiate metal tariffs, the NDP hypocritically believe Kenney is dropping his mask, and allegations surface of vote buying in Vancouver. Also, Jihadi Jack wants to return to Canada.||10/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWestern Context 89 – A Cloud of Pixie Dust||The US, Mexico, and Canada have reached a deal to replace NAFTA, who won? In BC a big $40B LNG project is approved, and journalist Paula Simons is appointed to the Senate. Also, we look at the results of the Quebec election and the effects of nationalis||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWestern Context 88 – The History of the Conservative Party||A very special episode where we delve into the history of conservatism in Canada, a look at where past and modern conservative parties have taken policies, as well as the leadership team and current policies of the Conservative Party of Canada.||10/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Not so neutral
I was really excited to find a local podcast that provides a critical review of news coverage. There are so many issues in Alberta that don't get adequate news coverage. Unfortunately not so much, there's a longing for the Harper days, a heavy focus on economics and a fairly obvious lack of critical analysis of the right side.
Great Podcast, Strongly Recommended for the Non-Political Junkie
Excellent podcast. This is a great first step for people who are not heavily politically engaged as well as those who just want the news without major spin. So much of the mainstream media in Canada pushes a far left spin while so much of the conservative media focuses on countering the left's narrative that there really aren't many media outlets that truly are focused on covering news and educating people in the facts. The Right Side is a great resource for those who would really like to grow their knowledge: it is great for Canadians who just want to hear news without major spin and is also great for Americans who might like to learn a little bit about their neighbours to the north.