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Safe Space

Why does Canada jail immigrants? Should athletes just stick to sports? Do we have to pick between pipelines and the environment? What exactly is a Blake Shelton? 

Led by Vicky Mochama, a panel of smart, funny, and delightful people walk listeners through the questions that are shaping Canada. We hope to find some answers but if we can't do that, we'll at least have fun on the way

Apr 27, 2018

This week we talk about the horrific vehicular attack in Toronto that killed 10 people, what we know about the suspect, and what can be done about angry young men. Then, with the weather warming up again, we talk about the expected increase in irregular border crossings by refugee claimants.

Joining the panel this week...


Apr 20, 2018

Alexandre Bissonnette is in court for killing six people in a Quebec City mosque in January 2017. We discuss what has come out during his sentencing hearing, and whether it changes our understanding of the case. Also, what led a Starbucks manager to call the cops on two black men in Philadelphia mere minutes after they...


Apr 13, 2018

This week, the whole show is devoted to the fight over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that has pitted the Alberta and federal governments against BC, local municipalities, and First Nations who object to the project. To help make sense of the issue, Vicky and Ishmael are joined by Vanmala Subramaniam, money and...


Apr 6, 2018

Toronto Star race and gender columnist Shree Paradkar and The Week tech columnist Navneet Alang are making their triumphant returns to Safe Space. On this week's show, the gang talks about why Canada can't talk about systemic racism (or at least white pundits can't seem to). Also, how we're all getting screwed...