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Ep.21 - Sino The Times

33:38 | Jan 29th

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

28:32 | Jul 16th

Québec’s secularism bill is a godawful tragedy, the NDP’s platform leaves a lot to be desired, and Andrew Scheer is suffocating in Doug Ford’s clown car. While OPPO is not made using Patreon funds, CANADALAND’s other shows rely on listener support. P...Show More
Ep.33 - Don't Worry Britain, Stephen Harper Will Fix Brexit

33:52 | Jul 2nd

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

37:35 | Jun 18th

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 Trude...Show More
Ep.31 - Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott

50:01 | Jun 4th

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

36:01 | May 21st

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 La...Show More
Ep.29 - The Case For Guns In Canada

34:54 | May 7th

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 lo...Show More
Ep.28 - Provinces At War

33:54 | Apr 23rd

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 fr...Show More
Ep.27 - Bozo Volcano

32:22 | Apr 9th

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

47:36 | Mar 26th

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.
Ep.25 - Trudeau's OTHER Festering Scandal

31:11 | Mar 12th

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.
Ep.24 - Everybody Loves Raybould

27:10 | Mar 5th

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

45:09 | Feb 26th

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

37:19 | Feb 12th

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

29:23 | Jan 15th

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

36:00 | Dec 18th, 2018

How could Canadian politics be better in 2019? OPPO presents our top 10 wishes for the new year.
Ep.18 - OPPO Flop House

38:37 | Dec 4th, 2018

Zdravstvuj! OPPO turns its piercing focus on to the spectre haunting Canada in this look at the state of the left across the country.
Ep.17 - The Fascists Are Calling From Inside The House

29:31 | Nov 20th, 2018

What is going on with conservatives across the country? And what the hell is Stephen Harper doing on the Ben Shapiro show?
Ep.16 - The Canadian Military's Radicalism Problem

41:13 | Nov 6th, 2018

We talk with Mack Lamoureux about the ongoing problem of the far-right in the Canadian Armed Forces and what the military is doing about it. And should David Frum have debated Steve Bannon at the Munk Debates?
Ep. 15 - Sure Climate Change Is Bad, But Do We Need Florida?

40:26 | Oct 23rd, 2018

Well if nobody else is going to talk about the IPCC report on our impending doom, we guess we will. Justin sits down with MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, the most outspoken member of the Liberal caucus. And is Andrew Scheer really going to make us keep t...Show More
Ep.14 - The Liberals Are Doing An Awful Job On Justice

39:17 | Oct 9th, 2018

A look at the state of justice in Canada, as explained by the fervour over a convicted killer's move to a healing lodge and the utter failure of the Liberals to enact judicial reform.
Ep. 13 - CAQ-Blocked

32:53 | Sep 25th, 2018

This fall's Québec election might be a vital indicator of what's to come in federal politics. We take a deep plonge into the issues at hand, and then discuss the Governor General's scandale d'estime. Oh, and Doug Ford posed for a picture with a white...Show More
Ep.12 - Weekend At Bernier's

32:00 | Sep 11th, 2018

They're baaaaack! Jen and Justin catch you up on what's been happening with NAFTA, Maxime Bernier, pipelines, and more. Also, we reveal the real author of the NY Times op-ed.
Ep.11 - This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things: The Year In Review

41:15 | Jun 26th, 2018

The honeymoon for Trudeau's honeymoon is over. We take a look at the batshit year that was, and leave things in a light and summery mood by discussing child detention.
Ep.10 - Why'd You NAFTA Go And Make Things So Complicated?

44:13 | Jun 12th, 2018

Who invited Donald Trump to Justin Trudeau's nice party? He arrived late and hung over, skipped meetings, vomited in the plants, hid a fish in the air ducts, left early, and then complained about it. How in all of God's green pastures could he be rig...Show More
Ep.9 - Ontario Election Spectacular!

45:23 | May 29th, 2018

Ford scandals! Wynne gaffes! Horwath ... is doing pretty well. We cover it all in our all-out, deep, deep, immersive, up-close, engaging, incisive, and penetrating look at how Ontario has been chewing its foot off to escape the snare of the provincia...Show More
Ep.8 - Quebec Explained and Antagonizing David Frum

40:42 | May 15th, 2018

Everything you've ever wanted to know about Quebec. Everything. And we attempt to answer the question: what the hell is David Frum doing on OPPO?
Ep.7 - Convicted Criminal, Fraudster, Financial Bandit

53:27 | May 1st, 2018

We tear into the Liberals' "convention," call the chaplain for NAFTA, finally solve Alberta's David Suzuki problem, and sit down with Bill Browder, the man behind the Magnitsky Act.
Ep.6 - Decentralized Hot Mess

52:00 | Apr 17th, 2018

You've got a better shot getting a drink than information from the government's open data infrastructure, Jason Kenney goes full (okay, not full) Mel Gibson, and an interview with Jocelyn Coulon, whose new book explains what's wrong with Trudeau's fo...Show More
Ep.5 - Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sussex Street?

48:04 | Apr 3rd, 2018

Guns! Abortion! Now more OPPO than ever! Jen and Justin take on firearm legislation and the summer jobs funding attestation before asking Ontario NDP candidate Marit Stiles how her party plans on not losing in this election.
Ep.4 - Counter-PsyOps is a Good Place to Start

37:42 | Mar 19th, 2018

Could the NDP actually win in Ontario? Will we ever reach a consensus on carbon tax vs. cap and trade? And what role will Canada play in the New Cold War?
Ep.3 - Oh Great, A Trade War

37:41 | Mar 6th, 2018

Trump might lead us into a trade war, Big Tobacco wants your sympathy, the federal budget misses the mark on gender equality and we get some much-needed facts on Sikh politics   Featuring Xtra reporter Arshy Mann.
Ep.2 - Patrick Brown Goes Full Shitstorm

30:34 | Feb 20th, 2018

Patrick Brown's apeshit strategy, Justin Trudeau promises Indigenous people a New Deal, and could Trump happen here?
Ep.1 - So about those Justin Trudeau Rumours....

37:28 | Feb 6th, 2018

Jen Gerson vs. Justin Ling on the dubious Trudeau scandal buzz, the revenge of Jenni Byrne, the nation's obsession with pipelines, and the Iran protests that everyone forgot about.