Aaron & Candice Debate Crime, Politics and Indian Residential Schools 🤯
Interview with the Founder of True North Media: Candice Malcolm
This week I had the opportunity to engage in a deeply insightful conversation with Candice Malcolm, a seasoned journalist, author, and the founder of True North Media.
Our discussion traversed the complex landscapes of journalism, politics, and the nuanced narratives surrounding indigenous issues in Canada, particularly focusing on the topic of unmarked graves located at Indian Residential schools.
Candice shared her journey into journalism, driven by a passion for understanding and questioning societal norms and politics. Her path, marked by a blend of ideological exploration and a quest for storytelling, led to the founding of True North Media.
This platform has become a beacon for independent journalism, emphasizing Canadian politics, culture, and economic discussions through podcasts and written reports. Candice’s dedication to presenting untold stories and perspectives has positioned True North as a crucial counterbalance to mainstream media narratives.
True North Media is often described as a “conservative news outlet”, so I wanted to ask Candice whether she ascribes to that definition and what her thoughts are on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the leader of the official opposition Pierre Poilievre. We explore books she’s written on Trudeau and how she would approach an interview with him.
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Our dialogue ventured into sensitive territories, including the handling of indigenous matters and the residential schools' legacy. Candice articulated her concerns about the prevailing narratives that, she argues, often lack the depth and nuance necessary for a comprehensive understanding of these complex issues.
She emphasized the importance of evidence-based journalism and the need to scrutinize widely accepted narratives critically, especially those relating to the discovery of unmarked graves at former residential school sites. Candice’s stance is not about undermining the pain and suffering experienced by many but rather about ensuring that discussions and narratives are rooted in verified facts to foster a constructive and healing dialogue.
Moreover, Candice and I delved into the broader implications of these narratives on Canadian society and the indigenous communities themselves. She posited that while it's crucial to acknowledge and rectify past injustices, there's also a need to empower future generations with positive, empowering narratives that do not solely define them by victimhood but also highlight resilience, accomplishments, and the potential for a brighter future.
This episode not only showcased the power of respectful and open-ended discussions on contentious issues but also highlighted the critical role of independent journalism in challenging and enriching our understanding of history, society, and governance.
Through candid and thoughtful exchange, Candice Malcolm exemplifies the importance of questioning, learning, and engaging with a wide array of viewpoints to truly grasp the multifaceted nature of the stories that shape our world.
Listeners and readers are encouraged to approach such discussions with an open mind, ready to explore the vast landscapes of human experiences and societal dynamics.