Fighting to expose the truth on the issues that matter to Canadians

Compelling. Fact-Based Storytelling. Done Right.

An independent journalist, Aaron Gunn has established himself as one of Canada’s most recognizable and trusted voices.

His videos have amassed millions of views and have been shared hundreds of thousands of times.

But unlike the CBC and other mainstream media, Aaron receives no government funding and relies on the voluntary support of Canadians across the country to bring his work to life.

In 2020, Aaron took his brand in a new, exciting direction with the launch of his original online series, Politics Explained.

The 6-episode first season was a huge success and was viewed by Canadians over one million times. While the second season, released six months later, was seen by even more.

From pipeline protesters to cancel culture to the legacy of Canada's first Prime Minister, Canadians finally have a home for in-depth, documentary filmmaking that tells the stories legacy media won’t.

You can view the trailer for Season 2 here:

And now, Aaron is ready to go again - excited to tackle six more thought-provoking topics in Politics Explained: Season 3.

This is your invitation to be part of something meaningful and exciting. Help bring independent, authentic and balanced journalism to life!

The Challenge

Within the Canadian public there currently exists a large deficit of understanding and perspective on many political and economic issues facing our country - deficits that are often exacerbated by activist groups and a media eager to push their own narratives and beliefs.

The consequence is an uninformed public and poor government decision making.

Introducing Politics Explained

Politics Explained is an online series that combines fact-based storytelling, non-partisan commentary and powerful expert interviews to breakdown complex issues.

The series is designed to be both entertaining and compelling.

The six episodes currently under consideration for Season 3 are:

  • Spending, Debt and the Rise of Inflation in Canada
  • Why Are Housing Prices in Canada so Ridiculously High?
  • Illegal Blockades, Pipelines and the Fight for the Wet'suwet'en People
  • Under Siege: The War on BC's Forest Industry
  • Vancouver is Dying: Homelessness, Violent Crime and the Opioid Epidemic
  • Geopolitics, Climate Change and LNG Revolution

Release is scheduled for Spring 2022.

Budget

While some costs have already been covered by donors, $30,000 remains to be raised for the project to proceed in its entirety. This will be used for:

  • $5,000 - New camera and lens
  • $7,000 - Production cost (filming)
  • $10,000 - Post-production (editing)
  • $8,000 - Travel (throughout Canada)

Ready to Support Balanced Journalism in Canada?

Your opportunity to be part of supporting and producing real, authentic journalism in Canada is now.

To do so, simply select the "perk" that best matches your interest and giving capacity on the left-hand side of the page. Each perk contains various combinations of the following benefits:

  • Recognition in credits at either the Supporter, Associate Producer or Executive Producer level (including under a pseudonym if desired).
  • Exclusive Merch, including Politics Explained ball caps and tumblers.
  • Pre-production zoom meetings where you can offer suggestions and help drive the direction of production (Producers ONLY).
  • Access to draft production cuts, with the opportunity to review and offer constructive feedback before final release (Producers ONLY).
  • In-Person Meeting with Aaron if geography allows (Producers ONLY).


Other Ways You Can Support Politics Explained

Not everyone is in a position to contribute financially - and that's ok.

But that doesn't mean there aren't other ways you can support Politics Explained and Aaron's work.

Also consider:

  • Signing up for Aaron's latest videos and updates at www.AaronGunn.ca/join
  • Spreading the word on social media about this campaign and season three of Politics Explained
  • Making sure to LIKE & SHARE the Politics Explained Season 3 trailer and all six episodes once they are released!
  • Supporter (1 Episode)

    $25 CAD

    Get your foot in the door and help support real, independent and balanced journalism in Canada. Support one of the episode topics (your choice!) and be recognized for your contribution in the episode's credits (with the option of using a pseudonym if you prefer). See project overview for full list of episodes to choose from.

    Included Items:

    • Recognition in Credits: ONCE
    • Joy of Backing Real Journalism
    Support
  • Supporter (Series)

    $100 CAD

    Become a valued supporter of the entire Politics Explained series and help bring all six episodes to life. You will be recognized for your contribution in the credits of all episodes (with the option of using a pseudonym if you prefer). BONUS: Also receive the exclusive Politics Explained Mug – available only to supporters.

    Included Items:

    • Recognition in Credits: ALL EPISODES
    • Joy of Backing Real Journalism
    Support
  • Associate Producer (1 Episode)

    $500 CAD

    Help bring an episode of Politics Explained to life and receive exclusive benefits, including a pre-production call with Aaron and the Politics Explained Cap! You’ll also be recognized as an “Associate Producer” in the credits.

    Included Items:

    • Pre-Production Zoom Call
    • Exclusive Politics Explained Ball Cap
    • Recognition in Credits: ALL EPISODES (+ once as Assoc. Producer)
    • Joy of Backing Real Journalism
    Support
  • Executive Producer (1 Episode)

    $1000 CAD

    Become a major supporter of independent journalism in Canada by sponsoring an episode of Politics Explained. Receive the esteemed Executive Director credit (using a pseudonym if you prefer), and stay looped-in before, after and during the production process. Also receive the exclusive Politics Explained Cap and Executive Producer Tumbler!

    Included Items:

    • Pre-Production Zoom Call
    • Draft Production Cut to Review
    • Exclusive Politics Explained Ball Cap
    • Exclusive Politics Explained Executive Producer Tumbler
    • Recognition in Credits: ALL EPISODES (+ once as Exec. Producer)
    • Joy of Backing Real Journalism
    Support
  • Associate Producer (Series)

    $2000 CAD

    Help bring the entire series of Politics Explained to life and receive exclusive benefits, including an in-person meeting with Aaron, and a draft viewing/feedback opportunity before each episode's final release. You’ll also be recognized as an “Associate Producer” in all credits. Also receive the exclusive Politics Explained Cap and Associate Producer Tumbler!

    Included Items:

    • Pre-Production Zoom Call
    • In-Person Meeting with Aaron (if geography allows)
    • Draft Production Cuts to Review
    • Exclusive Politics Explained Ball Cap
    • Exclusive Politics Explained Associate Producer Tumbler
    • Recognition in Credits: ALL EPISODES
    • Joy of Backing Real Journalism
    Support
  • Executive Producer (Series)

    $5000 CAD

    Spearhead the financing of independent journalism in Canada by sponsoring the entire second season of Politics Explained. Receive the esteemed Executive Director credit for all episodes (or use pseudonym), and stay looped-in before, after and during the production process. Also receive all Politics Explained merch and meet Aaron one-on-one!

    Included Items:

    • Pre-Production Zoom Call
    • In-Person Meeting with Aaron (if geography allows)
    • Draft Production Cuts to Review
    • Exclusive Politics Explained Ball Cap
    • Exclusive Politics Explained Associate Producer Tumbler
    • Recognition in Credits: ALL EPISODES
    • Joy of Backing Real Journalism
    Support