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Updates On Pretendians, Porn, And Being Priced Out Of Life

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After we turn off our microphones, here at CANADALAND, it would be great to think we brought you the definitive version of the story. But what actually happens is that life keeps on rolling and stories continue to add new chapters.

Three stories CANADALAND originally aired in 2021 demanded that we add another chapter to the story we told.

First, the case of pretendians and how Indigenous identity has been co-opted by people who are not, in fact, Indigenous.

Second, the story of MindGeek, Canada's largest tech company, that is known the world over for its porn platforms, like Porn Hub. When last we left the company, they were under a fair amount of scrutiny...

And lastly, in October, we brought you the story of Madeline who was considering medically-assisted death once she ran out of money for the expensive treatments she needed to manage her life-long disease. What ever happened to her?

Further Reading:
How disgraced health expert Carrie Bourassa passed as Indigenous for years, New York Post

Universities across Canada addressing Indigenous identity fraud in wake of Carrie Bourassa investigation, CBC News
Quebec Ink: Inside ‘Project Narsil,’ a Canadian cannabis entrepreneur’s bid for porn giant MindGeek, Martin Patriquin, The Logic

MindGeek payouts to owners grew amid scrutiny over illegal content, new filings show, The Logic

Madeline's GoFundMe page

 

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