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Politics in Canada right now with Jen Gerson vs. Justin Ling.

Politics in Canada right now with Jen Gerson vs. Justin Ling.
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Politics in Canada right now with Jen Gerson vs. Justin Ling.

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Ep.36 - Fake News Election Panic

8/13/2019
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After the Mounties' massive manhunt for two murder suspects, Justin questions whether the RCMP's mandate is overstretched — and makes the case that their role in local policing should be an election issue. And with an election looming, there's a frenzy over fake news. But is it even a problem? And who's being served by this idea? From the show: The RCMP's thin red line: Is contract policing unsustainable? (Globe and Mail) Inside the impossible work of Canada’s biggest Indigenous...

Duration:00:35:34

EP. 35 - How Alberta Got Weed Right

7/29/2019
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While some provinces are still trying to figure out booze, others have already gotten a good start on weed. Who’s doing sin best? Why do we keep hearing about the same four political operatives in Canada when none of them are good at winning? And unsolicited advice for who to blame next time you're woken up by a shrieking Amber Alert. This episode is brought to you by FreshBooks and The Big Story podcast. CORRECTION: We stated that cannabis is only available online in Manitoba. It is in...

Duration:00:34:09

Ep.34 - Does Québec Get A Pass On Racism?

7/15/2019
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Québec’s secularism bill is a godawful tragedy, the NDP’s platform leaves a lot to be desired, and Andrew Scheer is feeling cramped in Doug Ford’s clown car. While OPPO is not made using Patreon funds, CANADALAND’s other shows rely on listener support. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter.

Duration:00:28:31

Ep.33 - Don't Worry Britain, Stephen Harper Will Fix Brexit

7/2/2019
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Who should be allowed to pay for political advertising in Canada? Conservative MP and Foreign Affairs Critic Erin O’Toole explains what’s wrong with the current set of rules. And things have gotten so bad in the United Kingdom that they’ve brought in noted public relations authority Stephen Harper to help broker Brexit. While OPPO is not made using Patreon funds, CANADALAND’s other shows rely on listener support. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter.

Duration:00:33:50

Ep.32 - You Have No Constitutional Right To An Abortion

6/17/2019
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Who better than a pregnant woman and a gay man to walk you through access to abortion in Canada? Then, Courtney Skye, research fellow at Yellowhead Institute, explains what most people missed in the recent MMIWG report. Finally, Justin yells at Trudeau for failing the queer community. While OPPO is not made using Patreon funds, CANADALAND’s other shows rely on listener support. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter. “Black Samba” by Juanitos is licensed under Creative Commons (CC...

Duration:00:37:34

Ep.31 - Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott

6/3/2019
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The two most “difficult” women in Ottawa join us for an in-depth talk about policy, politics, the "most dysfunctional place" to work in the country, and that whole SNC-Lavalin thing. While OPPO is not made using Patreon funds, CANADALAND’s other shows rely on listener support. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter.

Duration:00:43:25

Ep.30 - The Best And Worst Election Ads So Far

5/21/2019
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Grab a bowl of all-dressed Ruffles and settle in for this review of the first run of federal election ads. Then, a look at what the Green Wave means for Canada. Finally, a recap of the election in Jesse Brown's favourite province: Newfoundland and Labrador.

Duration:00:36:00

Ep.29 - The Case For Guns In Canada

5/7/2019
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Is the government coming to take your guns? Was scrapping the long-gun registry a mistake? Do we need stricter gun laws? Does the Liberal plan to ban handguns actually make sense? We scope out the current stock of firearm laws in Canada and take a look at what's coming down the barrel.

Duration:00:34:53

Ep.28 - Provinces At War

4/22/2019
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With the election of Jason Kenney's United Conservative Party in Alberta, the national alliance of conservative premiers has gained a key member in its battle against the federal Liberals. In this episode, we take look at what's going on in Canada from coast to coast to coast.

Duration:00:33:53

Ep.27 - Bozo Volcano

4/8/2019
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The Alberta election was Jason Kenney's to lose, and with bozos raining down like a nauseating Vesuvius, it looks like he just might. And in the wake of the SNC-Lavalin scandal, there are now 21 MPs who aren't members of the three major parties. How did it get this way, and what kind of influence can they wield?

Duration:00:32:21

Ep.26 - Jason Kenney's $60,000 Problem

3/26/2019
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The Alberta election is around the corner and, in characteristic fashion, it is looking bananas. And we read the federal budget so you don't have to. Plus, an update on the scandal that keeps giving. Finally, some serious news from the OPPO team.

Duration:00:47:35

Ep.25 - Trudeau's OTHER Festering Scandal

3/11/2019
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What's going to be the downfall of the Trudeau administration? It might not be the scandal you're thinking of. Then again, it might be that scandal.

Duration:00:31:09

Ep.24 - Everybody Loves Raybould

3/4/2019
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Justin Ling was wrong. Listen to Jen Gerson deservedly drag him over the coals as they unpack the latest in the SNC-Lavalin scandal in this bonus episode.

Duration:00:27:09

Ep.23 - This Scandal Will Live And Die In February

2/26/2019
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Was the whole SNC-Lavalin affair a big nothingburger or does it still have the potential to completely rock the Liberal government? And with dozens of trucks rolling into Ottawa, a look at all things oil in Canada.

Duration:00:45:08

Ep.22 - The Political Parties' Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

2/12/2019
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It was not a good week for the main political parties in Canada. From the SNC-Lavalin affair, to the Conservative Google Ad, to the NDP's confused position on Venezuela, here's a dive into the morass.

Duration:00:37:18

Ep.21 - Sino The Times

1/28/2019
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This is the most strained Canadian-Chinese relations have been in years. How did we get here? David Mulroney, former ambassador to China, and James Moore, former Minister of Industry, join OPPO to shed some light on what's going on.

Duration:00:33:37

Ep.20 - Where's Jagmeet Singh? He's On OPPO!

1/14/2019
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Where are the NDP? On OPPO, of course. Jagmeet Singh gives us the rundown on party policy, his plans to not lose a by-election and the federal one, and how he'd get along with Trump.

Duration:00:29:22

Ep.19 - All I Want For Christmas Is A New Justice Minister

12/17/2018
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How could Canadian politics be better in 2019? OPPO presents our top 10 wishes for the new year.

Duration:00:35:59

Ep.18 - OPPO Flop House

12/4/2018
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Zdravstvuj! OPPO turns its piercing focus on to the spectre haunting Canada in this look at the state of the left across the country.

Duration:00:38:36

Ep.17 - The Fascists Are Calling From Inside The House

11/20/2018
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What is going on with conservatives across the country? And what the hell is Stephen Harper doing on the Ben Shapiro show?

Duration:00:29:30