Activist Sam Hersh joins Jason C. McLean to talk about the NDP’s Palestine Resolution, which he and a group of Palestinian and Jewish activists helped pass with 80% support at last weekend’s convention and the ensuing reaction from NDP leadership and others. Follow Sam Hersh on Twitter @SamHersh01 Follow Jason C. McLean on Twitter @jasoncmclean
Host Jason C. McLean and Special Guest Samantha Gold discuss Quebec moving back the curfew to 8pm for Montreal and Laval as a “preventative measure” as well as political favouritism in the vaccine rollout. Follow Samantha Gold’s art page on Facebook: @samiamart Follow Jason C. McLean on Twitter: @jasoncmclean
Former Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre is running for his old job. Jason C. McLean is not a fan and hopes Montrealers don’t forget why people were so mad with Coderre last election. (Op-Ed/Opinion) Follow Jason C. McLean on Twitter @jasoncmclean Featured Image from Tout le monde en parle
Jason C. McLean and Special Guest Dawn McSweeney go through some of the big Quebec and Montreal news stories: Quebec and Canada’s ban on flavoured vapes are coming into effect. What will this mean for local business? Quebec high schools students are back, religious services can have up to 200 people, but there is still […]
This Saturday, Niki Ashton will be taking part in a Zoom Conference with former British Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn called Building Solidarity. The progressive NDP MP and Niall Ricardo of Independent Jewish Voices discuss the conference and the controversy surrounding it with host Jason C. McLean. Building Solidarity: A Conversation with Jeremy Corbyn and Niki […]
Jason C. McLean speaks with comedian Preach, the host of this year’s Gala Dynastie, a celebration of Black excellence from across Quebec. They talk about comedy during COVID, this Saturday’s online edition and this year’s theme: The Rise of the Engaged. The 5th Edition of Gala Dynastie streams live this Satruday, March 6th, at 6pm. […]
Host Jason C. McLean and Special Guest Niall Clapham Ricardo discuss Canada’s Parliament voting for the Conservative Party motion to declare China’s treatment of the Uighur minority a genocide. Is this genuine concern for what is a real and tragic situation or is it political brinksmanship setting up the next Cold War? Are we ignoring […]
Jason C. McLean and Special Guest Dawn McSweeney go through the week’s big news stories: Quebec Premier François Legault injects himself into the campus “free speech” debate and considers restricting English school enrollment. What Montreal events and festivals will go online in 2021 and which will happen in person? Ted Cruz leaves Texas freezing. Justin […]
Jason C. McLean and Samantha Gold discuss Lucasfilm firing, or rather, not re-hiring The Mandalorian star Gina Carano after months of transphobic, anti-mask and finally anti-Semetic tweets. Will the role be re-cast? What about the fans still backing her? Samantha Gold is an artist, disability activist and FTB contributor. Follow her artist page on Facebook […]
Jason C. McLean and Dawn McSweeney discuss the federal, provincial and municipal governments’ responses to the COVID pandemic. They cover the curfew, museums re-opening, summer street terrasses, outsourcing benefit service and more. Dawn McSweeney is an author and occasional FTB contributor. Follow her on Twitter @mcmoxy Jason C. McLean is the Editor-in-Chief of forgetthebox.net Follow […]
Jason C. McLean speaks with Montreal musician Paul Kasner (aka Venus Furs) about moving from live shows to releasing music during the pandemic, creating his own label and working with streaming services like Spotify.
Host Jason C. McLean and Special Guest Samantha Gold discuss Quebec Premier François Legault’s seemingly immovable and uncaring paternalistic approach to pandemic management (and a bit of Montreal politics too).
Host Jason C. McLean and special guest Niall Clapham-Ricardo discuss the 2021 Montreal Municipal Election and whether or not Valérie Plante and Projet Montréal can get back their militant base in time.
Jason C. McLean and guest Der Kosmonaut discuss the roots of pro-Trump domestic terrorists storming the US Capitol on Wednesday, the hypocrisy of the police response and what needs to happen immediately to save American Democracy and the reputation of the US around the world.
On the latest FTB Fridays, host Jason C. McLean and guest panelists Samantha Gold and Jerry Gabriel take a look back at 2020 covering federal and provincial politics, the US Election, streaming services and, of course, COVID. Happy New Year!
On the latest FTB Fridays, Jason C. McLean and Special Guest Jon Weisz of Indie Montreal and the Canadian Independent Venue Coalition talk about helping independent Canadian music venues survive during the pandemic and why we should #SupportCanadianVenues Featured Image from the Canadian Independent Venue Colaition