What was 2019?
A federal election year in Canada. Held amid a scandal involving the unapologetic Prime Minister who aimed to save SNC-Lavalin, Canada’s poster child for corruption, at the expense of the country’s first indigenous attorney general. She blew the whistle and got re-elected as an independent.
Civil rights protests in Hong Kong that spilled across the Pacific, where a suburban Vancouver mayor emerged as a voice of reason and sounded the alarm over blatant Chinese Communist Party meddling in Canadian affairs.
A bright light shone into the offices and misdeeds of the clerk and sergeant-at-arms of the British Columbia Legislature. The speaker and his chief of staff withstood a barrage of personal attacks amid their crusade to stamp-out corruption at the seat of government.
A public inquiry struck to examine how B.C. became one of the world’s magnets for dirty money.
And a national celebration of the Toronto Raptors historic championship.
Throughout the year, theBreaker.news was there, chronicling history.
On this edition, hear the highlights of theBreaker.news Podcasts from 2019, featuring Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Jody Wilson-Raybould, Tiananmen Square massacre survivor Zhou Fengsuo, Raptors’ sport science guru Alex McKechnie, B.C. Premier John Horgan, Port Coquitlam Mayor Brad West, Speaker Darryl Plecas and his chief of staff Alan Mullen.
Plus, host Bob Mackin reveals the difference-makers of 2019, the most-read stories of 2019 on theBreaker.news and offers a commentary on the end of the decade.
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