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OPPO

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Two opinionated journalists who always find something to disagree on.
Ep.27 - Bozo Volcano
Apr 8 • 32 min
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…
Ep.26 - Jason Kenney’s $60,000 Problem
Mar 26 • 47 min
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
Mar 11 • 31 min
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
Mar 4 • 27 min
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
Feb 26 • 45 min
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
Feb 12 • 37 min
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.21 - Sino The Times
Jan 28 • 33 min
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.20 - Where’s Jagmeet Singh? He’s On OPPO!
Jan 14 • 29 min
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
Dec 17, 2018 • 36 min
How could Canadian politics be better in 2019? OPPO presents our top 10 wishes for the new year.
Ep.18 - OPPO Flop House
Dec 4, 2018 • 38 min
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
Nov 20, 2018 • 29 min
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
Nov 5, 2018 • 41 min
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?
Oct 23, 2018 • 40 min
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…
Ep.14 - The Liberals Are Doing An Awful Job On Justice
Oct 9, 2018 • 39 min
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
Sep 24, 2018 • 32 min
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…
Ep.12 - Weekend At Bernier’s
Sep 10, 2018 • 32 min
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
Jun 25, 2018 • 41 min
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?
Jun 12, 2018 • 44 min
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…
Ep.9 - Ontario Election Spectacular!
May 28, 2018 • 45 min
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 provincial…
Ep.8 - Quebec Explained and Antagonizing David Frum
May 14, 2018 • 40 min
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
May 1, 2018 • 53 min
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
Apr 16, 2018 • 52 min
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…
Ep.5 - Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sussex Street?
Apr 3, 2018 • 48 min
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
Mar 19, 2018 • 37 min
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
Mar 5, 2018 • 37 min
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
Feb 19, 2018 • 30 min
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….
Feb 5, 2018 • 37 min
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.