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Politics in Canada right now with Jen Gerson vs. Justin Ling.
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The former deputy leader of the Conservative Party just lost her seat. She opens up about what went wrong in the election. Support Canadaland Media at patreon.com/canadaland. This episode was sponsored by Freshbooks (freshbooks.com/oppo) and Audible (audible.ca/canada). Get in touch at oppo@canadalandshow.com or on Twitter @OPPOcast.
Ep. 48 - Useful Losers

Ep. 48 - Useful Losers

2019-11-0500:42:071

A look at the smaller parties' fates, a farewell to Elizabeth May, and the cabinet prediction that's giving Justin nightmares.   Get in touch at oppo@canadalandshow.com or on Twitter/Facebook @OPPOcast. See OPPO live at the Hot Docs Podcast Festival on November 7. Buy tickets here.   Support Canadaland Media at patreon.com/canadaland.   This episode was sponsored by Freshbooks (freshbooks.com/oppo) and WealthBar (wealthbar.com/canadaland).
Ep. 47 - Is Scheer Done?

Ep. 47 - Is Scheer Done?

2019-10-2900:42:15

Jen's back! And she's kept a list of the worst election moments. Plus, will the Conservatives kick out Andrew Scheer? And what the rest of Canada needs to know about #Wexit. Get in touch at oppo@canadalandshow.com or on Twitter and Facebook @OPPOcast. Support Canadaland Media at patreon.com/canadaland.
Ep. 46 - About Last Night

Ep. 46 - About Last Night

2019-10-2200:17:16

OPPO breaks down the election results from the midst of the Liberal victory (sort of) party. Get in touch at oppo@canadalandshow.com or on Twitter and Facebook @OPPOcast. The episode was sponsored by the new book, Highway of Tears. CORRECTION: An earlier version of this episode said that the Liberals picked up a seat in Northern Saskatchewan. That seat ended up going to the Conservatives. That detail has been removed from the show.
It's a special pre-election bonus OPPO! We talk about the party platforms and issues that actually matter to Indigenous peoples this election.   Guests: Ryan McMahon, comedian and host of the Thunder Bay podcast. @RMComedy   Karyn Pugliese, Nieman Journalism Fellow, former executive producer at APTN, and future journalism professor at Ryerson University. @karyn_pugliese   From the show: Read Kenneth Jackson's APTN investigation into deaths in the child welfare system here.   This episode is sponsored by Freshbooks: https://www.freshbooks.com/
What do the federal parties say about LGBTQ issues? (No we're not talking about gay marriage). And uh...why is no one talking about foreign policy?   Guests: Erica Lenti, senior editor at Xtra, and National Post columnist Colby Cosh. Follow Erica at @ericalenti and find Colby @colbycosh.    Read Xtra's story on their LGBTQ2 candidate survey here. Read Canadaland's reporting on the unfounded Trudeau story rumours here.   Tell us what you think of the show! Email oppo@canadalandshow.com or tweet @OPPOcast.   This episode was sponsored by: Audible: https://www.audible.ca/canada Freshbooks: https://www.freshbooks.com/ Highway of Tears by Jessica McDiarmid: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/548115/highway-of-tears-by-jessica-mcdiarmid/9780385687577
We survived debate night! Mostly. Plus, we break down the parties' environmental platforms with energy and environmental economist Andrew Leach. Get in touch at OPPO@canadalandshow.com or on Twitter and Facebook @OPPOcast.
Why does Trudeau want an underwater tunnel to Newfoundland? Who has the biggest battle in British Columbia? OPPO goes east and west for an election view from Canada's edges.  Guests: Drew Brown, editor of The Independent, and Melanie Green, reporter for the Vancouver Star. Contact OPPO at Oppo@canadalandshow.com and on Twitter and Facebook @OPPOCast.
Could all those images of Trudeau in blackface open the door for a more meaningful campaign? And we talk Canada's growing tech scene. What's it done with federal money—and what are the parties talking about now?  Murad Hemmadi, policy and tech reporter for The Logic, co-hosts.  Read his piece on the parties' election promises around innovation here.   Get in touch at oppo@canadalandshow.com or find us on Twitter and Facebook @OPPOcast.
The campaign is on! Finally! Who won the first Trudeau-less debate? And why the other parties should actually listen to the NDP's wealth tax plan. National Post columnist Chris Selley co-hosts.  Get in touch at oppo@canadalandshow.com or find us on Twitter and Facebook @OPPOcast. 
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Comments (10)

Carson Chiu

I think canada isn't immune from populism but I think it has to be 'nice' populism since that's huge part of our identity like max's tweet on Greta? definitely not going to appeal to the masses

Nov 5th
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William James Millar

What a shame Jen is temporarily gone. Perhaps you should change the name of the podcast to "Justin Ling and other leftists who agree with him". He clearly can't carry this show on his own and this made worse by adding guests that only back him up. I was surprised he didn't even congratulate Jen on her new baby or let listeners know how she was doing.

Sep 13th
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Jessie Sidhu

I was really hoping for an intellectual and engaging podcast to teach me more about Canadian politics since everything out there is so heavily influenced by the US. I started listening from the beginning and then stopped and started right at the end hoping it got better over time, but was disappointed. This podcast is strictly back and forth banter between two opinionated journalists where emotion gets too involved to stay objective to the topics being discussed. The jumping back and forth between topics on an episode are also hard to follow. Lastly the constant swearing has only a negative impact on trying to present yourself as informed individuals. You should learn something from Commons or from The Secret Life of Canada.

Aug 1st
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Sabine

How about if we focus on getting the politicians to introduce actual strategies for addressing the important issues at hand rather than making suggestions for how they could make their campaigns more entertaining?

Jul 31st
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Luis Enrique

The way these two make fun of each other and the people involved in these stories is completely unhelpful and uninteresting when trying to actually understand the nuance of these topics

Jul 30th
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Aleksandra Nowak

you should educate yourself about Pharmacare and how much Canadians spent on their meds even with so called "benefits coverage"

Jul 16th
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Patrick Whitaker

Came here from the show Canada land.... You sound intelligent and are well spoken people.. The swearing degrades the conversation... Only because of the obvious great vocabulary you folks actually have... You gun pod cast. And yes I support fee speach... 100 percent I would be enraged if someone said your show should be canceled for swearing... I'm suggesting you keep it classy and use it for impact and less recess talk in the school yard... Your fan... All the best

May 16th
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Patrick Whitaker

I hands down support free speech and swearing.. But the more. You do it the less I repect you guys...

May 15th
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Patrick Whitaker

Seems like rocking the government to me

Apr 15th
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otty

Yes, canada limits supply of dairy to keeps prices high but the US subsidizes dairy to keep prices low so without tarriffs canadian dairy farmers would be out of business from dumping subsidized dairy from the US and elsewhere

Jun 14th
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