Jesse Brown, Canadaland
Jesse Brown is the owner, publisher, reporter and editor of Canadaland. Jesse Brown serves all roles with no oversight, editing and fact checking his own work, which speaks to the veracity of the claims he makes. He got his start in traditional media, but parted ways with the CBC not long after he was disciplined by management at CBC radio for faking news content.
Soon after starting Canadaland, he become obsessed with WE Charity and the Kielburgers – writing story after story falsely accusing the founders and charity of various misdeeds, without ever landing any punches.
But the CSSG reignited his obsession. Jesse Brown tweeted constantly about the controversy and appeared on any talk show or news outlet that would have him. He went so low as to attack the Kielburgers' 80-year-old mother by repeating a lie from decades earlier. In 2000, Saturday Night magazine was sued for printing false claims about Theresa Kielburger. The magazine later consented to a judgement against them and paid Theresa Kielburger $309,000. In an effort to rewrite history, Jesse Brown repeated the same libel Saturday Night Magazine printed and is now being sued by Theresa Kielburger.