Jesse Brown’s CANADALAND will be live in Fredericton on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 pm at St. Thomas University’s Kinsella Auditorium.
* Jacques Poitras, author of Irving Vs. Irving: Canada’s Feuding Billionaires and the Stories They Won’t Tell
* Charles Theriault, documentary filmmaker, IsOurForestReallyOurs.com
* Tracy Glynn, founder/editor of the NB Media Co-op
* David Coon, MLA, Fredericton South, and long-time environmental activist
* Introductions by Jan Wong, award-winning journalist and author.
The panel will examine the Irving-owned media in New Brunswick and how they cover resource giveaways, sweetheart tax deals, pollution, climate change, labour disputes, indigenous sovereignty and the nature of corporate influence on governments — all things that media critics are quick to charge affect the Irving group of companies, including forestry, pulp and paper, tissue, newsprint, building supplies, oil refining, oil tankers and distribution terminals, ship building, shipping lines, transportation, construction, security, frozen food and other sectors.
Jesse Brown is known for breaking explosive stories that other media haven’t dared to touch. Brown was the first to break the story that CBC’s Jian Ghomeshi had allegedly engaged in non-consensual violent behaviour with a number of women.
Brown was heard on CBC airwaves as the host of The Contrarians and Search Engine. He has written for Toronto Life, The Walrus, Maclean’s and Saturday Night. Brown launched CANADALAND in October of 2013 with a video criticizing The Globe and Mail for running a series that depicted the Millennial generation as “narcissistic,” “selfish” and “lazy.” Brown has reported on CBC’s Peter Mansbridge getting paid to speak for the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, CBC’s Amanda Lang ties to RBC and her moves to shut down a story on RBC and temporary foreign workers and the reluctance of The Globe and Mail and CBC to investigate and publish news about surveillance in Canada. Brown’s crowdfunded CANADALAND podcast is posted every Monday and Thursday.
Jesse Brown’s CANADALAND live in Fredericton is co-presented by the NB Media Co-op and will include introductions by Jan Wong, award-winning journalist and author.
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