The CBC wrote a story about the changing dress codes of Canada’s military last week as though it was timely news. Unfortunately for the journalists over at the CBC, True North broke the story two months ago. This isn’t the first time this happened and it isn’t even the first time that the CBC has done this to True North. On this week’s episode of Fake News Friday, True North’s Andrew Lawton and Harrison Faulkner discuss the CBC’s failure to live up to its mandate and to bring Canadians timely and factual news.

Also on the show, Patrick Brown’s disqualification from the Conservative leadership race motivated a former Liberal communications advisor to write a wild op-ed in the Toronto Sun, labeling the Conservative Party a “three-ring circus”.

To wrap up the show, Andrew and Harrison laugh about the latest debunked story to come out of the Ukraine-Russia conflict, as a Canadian social media troll was caught pretending to be a volunteer on the front lines of the war. It turns out that he was taking pictures of fake body armour and holding airsoft guns all from the comfort of his home in Ontario.

Tune into Fake News Friday.


  • Harrison Faulkner

    Harrison Faulkner is the host of Ratio'd and co-host of Fake News Friday. He is also a journalist and producer for True North based in Toronto. Twitter: @Harry__Faulkner