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Part 1: Meet Canada’s Pro-Oil, Anti-Immi­grant Yel­low Vest Movement 

What do warn­ings of glob­al­ism, sup­port for pipelines and calls to exe­cute Trudeau have in com­mon? They’re all part of the rhetoric of the Cana­di­an Yel­low Vests. CANADA­LAND pro­duc­er David Cros­bie inves­ti­gates how a French work­ing class protest against a fuel tax has inspired a right-wing, pop­ulist move­ment hold­ing recur­ring ral­lies across Canada.

Read Crosbie’s report on The Far-Right Grass­roots Move­ment Tak­ing Over Canada.”

UPDAT­ED Mon­day, Jan­u­ary 28th:

Since record­ing this episode, Tyler Malen­fant respond­ed to CANADALAND’s ques­tions via a series of Face­book mes­sages. He says he cre­at­ed the Yel­low Vests Cana­da Face­book group because Cana­da needs seri­ous fun­da­men­tal changes to be made.” In ref­er­ence to offen­sive com­ments on the page, he claims Anti-Racist Canada’s screen­shots are fake” and says: We remove posts that cross the line when they pop up, some Times [sic] it takes a bit of Time to take it down but when we see it we take it down.”

Part 2: #197 Smells Like MAGA Teen Spirit

Did a viral video actu­al­ly show all the ugli­ness, racism, divi­sion, and inde­cen­cy of the cur­rent moment, or did it show all the ugli­ness, racism, divi­sion, and inde­cen­cy of the cur­rent moment? And look out! Big Gov­ern­ment is com­ing for your Netflix.

James Wilt co-hosts.