Another international trip for Trudeau, another embarrassing moment for Canadians. This week, Chinese president Xi Jinping publicly criticized Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for allegedly leaking details of their conversation to the media. While international media outlets are reporting the incident accurately, those in Canada’s legacy media are rushing to defend Canada’s prime minister – even going as far as suggesting the public incident means “Trudeau is doing his job.”

Plus, a Toronto Star columnist wants to hear more about “racism and hate crimes” during the Emergencies Act hearings.

And, Canada’s state broadcaster claims crosswords are now racist. Yes, you read that correctly.

These stories and more on Fake News Friday with True North’s in-house crossword expert Andrew Lawton and non-participant of crosswords Harrison Faulkner!


  • Andrew Lawton

    A Canadian broadcaster and columnist, Andrew serves as a journalism fellow at True North and host of The Andrew Lawton Show.

  • 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