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Behind the Scenes of 'Age of Consent'

A conversation on the moral complexities of vigilantism and what makes Justin Payne, Canada’s ‘Vigilante Pedophile Hunter’ such a fascinating and controversial individual.
VICE Staff

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau’s First Test of Journalistic Freedoms: The RCMP vs. VICE

The politician has been unabashedly pro-journalist in his statements, but will he make legal protections for reporters a priority?
Patrick McGuire
Canadian election

Liberal Party Says They Will Not Expand Powers for Canada’s NSA

Justin Trudeau sat down for a live town hall hosted by VICE in Toronto Monday evening.
Hilary Beaumont and Rachel Browne and Justin Ling

Did a New York E-Cigarette Vendor Try to Monetize the Charleston Massacre?

Shortly after what looked like the manifesto of alleged shooter Dylann Roof showed up on a website, a misspelled version of that site's URL directed traffic to a company called Fluid Vapor.
Patrick McGuire

Behind Anonymous’s Operation to Reveal Britain’s Elite Child-Rape Syndicate

Online activists are working hard to stop the media from ignoring a possible child-molestation scandal that could involve high-ranking political figures.
Patrick McGuire

Experience the Ennui of Canadian Truck Drivers with This Computer Game from 1991

"CrossCountry Canada" will make you feel like you're actually deliver potash from Saskatoon to Winnipeg.
Patrick McGuire

In 2014, Canada Lost Its Reputation as a Environmentally Friendly Liberal Wonderland

Celebrities, activists, and even Bill Nye the Science Guy are calling out the Canadian government for being in the pocket of the oil industry.
Patrick McGuire
VICE Canada Reports

Prohibition in Northern Canada

Alcohol is strictly regulated and widely prohibited in Canada's youngest territory. We went there to explore the issue of prohibition and whether it's healing or adding to the territory's social crises.
Raf Katigbak

Canada Just Bought Some Body Cams for Its Federal Police Force

The RCMP is apparently following international policing trends and launching a pilot project that will have some officers recording their every interaction.
Patrick McGuire

Yesterday Was Rob Ford’s Last Day as Mayor, but His Story Isn’t Over

The multi-tentacled crime drama that surrounded Rob Ford's mayoral tenure is kind of like the Serial podcast for Toronto politics nerds, and the mess continues to be heavily investigated online by armchair sleuths.
Patrick McGuire

The Canadian Government’s New Anti-Weed Ad Is Tone-Deaf and Dumb

The Canadian government has a new ad campaign targeted at boomers with the stern message: if your teenager smokes weed, their brain will melt.
Patrick McGuire

Should an Abusive Pick-Up Artist Be Banned from Canada?

Justin Blanc, a well-known "dating coach," has come under fire for using his seminars to talk about how he physically harasses women on the street.
Patrick McGuire