OPPO

OPPO Podcast

Politics in Canada right now. With Jen Gerson and Sandy Garossino.

Ep. 72 - Snap Election Clapback, CERB Forever!
BC’s new Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau weighs in on Premier John Horgan’s snap election and ‘cynical’ political calculation. And some Liberal MPs are so passionate about a basic income ahead of the throne speech that we had to bring on ‘CEO activist’ Floyd Marinescu to offer his lobby group’s cost-benefit analysis.   This episode is brought to you by CI Direct Investing. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

Ep. 71 - Fall Political Preview
Snap election this fall? Erin O'Who? How many jobs can Chrystia Freeland have? And will the U.S. melt down in an apocalyptic civil war that will render it all meaningless? Jen and Sandy look at the season ahead.  This episode is brought to you by CI Direct Investing. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

Ep. 70 - Who's Afraid Of The COVID Alert App?
Can you guess which OPPO host has downloaded the app? Citizen Lab’s Christopher Parsons joins us to assuage privacy concerns and/or irrational fears about the federal government’s new app to contain the coronavirus. Get in touch at [email protected] or on Twitter @OPPOcast. While OPPO is not made using supporter funds, CANADALAND’s other shows rely on listener support. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


Ep. 70 - Who's Afraid Of The COVID Alert App?
Can you guess which OPPO host has downloaded the app? Citizen Lab’s Christopher Parsons joins us to assuage privacy concerns and/or irrational fears about the federal government’s new app to contain the coronavirus. Get in touch at [email protected] or on Twitter @OPPOcast. While OPPO is not made using supporter funds, CANADALAND’s other shows rely on listener support. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter....

Ep. 69 - QAnon Comes To Canada
Cars, machinery, and now conspiracy theories. The U.S. continues its proud tradition of exports to Canada as QAnon gains traction north of the border. Marc-André Argentino joins to walk us through the origins and future of QAnon in Canada. Get in touch at [email protected] or on Twitter @OPPOcast. This episode of OPPO is brought to you by WealthBar. While OPPO is not made using Patreon funds, CANADALAND’s other shows rely on listener support. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter. See ...

Ep. 69 - QAnon Comes To Canada
Cars, machinery, and now conspiracy theories. The U.S. continues its proud tradition of exports to Canada as QAnon gains traction north of the border. Marc-André Argentino joins to walk us through the origins and future of QAnon in Canada. Get in touch at [email protected] or on Twitter @OPPOcast. This episode of OPPO is brought to you by WealthBar. While OPPO is not made using Patreon funds, CANADALAND’s other shows rely on listener support. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter. See ...


Ep. 68 - Why Working Moms Are Dreading September
The pandemic has already had a disproportionate impact on women, especially those with children. But how much worse could that be if schools don’t reopen soon? Dr. Sylvia Fuller joins to explain. Get in touch at [email protected] or on Twitter @OPPOcast. This episode of OPPO is brought to you by WealthBar and Rotman School of Management. While OPPO is not made using Patreon funds, CANADALAND’s other shows rely on listener support. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter. See omnystudio.c...

Ep. 67 - Everybody Else Is Abolishing The Police, So Why Can’t We?
As calls to defund continue to grow, why not imagine what Canada would look like without police? Robyn Maynard joins us to unpack the idea. Get in touch at [email protected] or on Twitter @OPPOcast. This episode of OPPO is brought to you by WealthBar. While OPPO is not made using Patreon funds, CANADALAND’s other shows rely on listener support. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

Ep. 66 - Get Me Outta Scheer
Now that Jen has thrown out her sourdough starter, it’s time to start paying attention to the race to replace Andrew Scheer. James Moore joins us to run through the field of candidates and explain where the Conservatives stand on the eve of the first party debate. Get in touch at [email protected] or on Twitter @OPPOcast. This episode of OPPO is brought to you by WealthBar. While OPPO is not made using Patreon funds, CANADALAND’s other shows rely on listener support. Please consider becoming a m...


Ep. 65 - Stuck In the Middle With Meng Wanzhou
China and the US are facing off in what’s being dubbed a new Cold War. And Canada’s stuck in a tight spot. Last week, a BC judge ruled that Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou’s charges meet the bar of “double criminality,” which means she’s one step closer to being extradited to the US. China is not happy. To dig into what’s at stake, we’re joined by Philip Calvert, a former diplomat in China and Senior Fellow with the China Institute of the University of Alberta. Get In touch at [email protected] or...

Ep. 64 - An Epidemic Of Racism
Violent attacks on racialized people are on the rise in Canada — especially against those who look East Asian. We’re joined by reporter Joanna Chiu to discuss what happens when we conflate the actions of a government with individual people. Get in touch at [email protected] or on Twitter @OPPOcast. This episode of OPPO is brought to you by WealthBar. While OPPO is not made using Patreon funds, CANADALAND’s other shows rely on listener support. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter. See...

Ep. 63 - Under Cover Of Covid
What does the new ban on assault-style firearms in Canada mean? And what’s going on with the dog-whistle racism in the Conservative leadership race? Zain Velji co-hosts. Get in touch at [email protected] or on Twitter @OPPOcast. This episode of OPPO is brought to you by WealthBar. While OPPO is not made using Patreon funds, CANADALAND’s other shows rely on listener support. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


Ep. 62 - Why This Recession Is Hitting Women Harder
Can Canada get diaper pail-ready? We’re joined by economist Dr. Lindsay Tedds to help make sense of the long-term economic impacts this recession could have on Canada. Get in touch at [email protected] or on Twitter @OPPOcast. This episode of OPPO is brought to you by WealthBar, Audible, and HelloFresh. While OPPO is not made using Patreon funds, CANADALAND’s other shows rely on listener support. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information...

Ep. 61 - White Trash Hello Kitty
It’s everywhere. It’s all anyone’s talking about. It’s dominating headlines and social media feeds. So of course we’re going to talk about Tiger King. There’s also been plenty of erratic behaviour created by the pandemic, from volatile markets to a volatile Albertan health minister and Jen’s emergent prepper tendencies. Get in touch at [email protected] or on Twitter @OPPOcast. This episode of OPPO is brought to you by WealthBar and Audible. While OPPO is not made using Patreon funds, CANADALAND...

Ep. 60 - A Virus Designed To Test Society’s Weak Points
As the realities of COVID-19 begin to take hold in Canada, the strains on our society become most visible where we're most vulnerable. A veteran SARS reporter, Ian Young of The South China Morning Post joins to help put it all in perspective. Get in touch at [email protected] or on Twitter @OPPOcast. This episode of OPPO is brought to you by WealthBar and FreshBooks. While OPPO is not made using Patreon funds, CANADALAND’s other shows rely on listener support. Please consider becoming a monthly ...


Ep. 59 - Double Trouble: Oil's Burst Bubble
What does the largest single-day drop in the price of oil in almost two decades mean for Canada’s economy? How will it affect growing frustration in Alberta? And have you washed your hands since you started reading this? Wash your hands. Get in touch at [email protected] or on Twitter @OPPOcast. This episode of OPPO is brought to you by WealthBar and FreshBooks. While OPPO is not made using Patreon funds, CANADALAND’s other shows rely on listener support. Please consider becoming a monthly suppo...

Ep. 59 - Double Trouble: Oil's Burst Bubble
What does the largest single-day drop in the price of oil in almost two decades mean for Canada’s economy? How will it affect growing frustration in Alberta? And have you washed your hands since you started reading this? Wash your hands. Get in touch at [email protected] or on Twitter @OPPOcast. This episode of OPPO is brought to you by WealthBar and FreshBooks. While OPPO is not made using Patreon funds, CANADALAND’s other shows rely on listener support. Please consider becoming a monthly suppo...

Introducing: Cool Mules
A new investigative series about the cocaine smuggling ring inside Vice Media. To hear episode 2 right now, subscribe to Cool Mules. Or get all six episodes ad-free for $5/month by clicking here. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


Ep. 58 - A Seizure of Political Power In Wet'suwet'en Territory
Over the course of a week, Trudeau changed his tune from promising patience and cooperation with Wet'suwet'en land defenders, to asserting the rail blockades must be removed. Why the sudden 180? Plus, Teck withdrew its application for a $20 billion mine project. And four MPs have released the Buffalo Declaration, a manifesto demanding more respect for Alberta.  This episode is sponsored by WealthBar,FreshBooks and listeners like you. To support our work and get ad-free podcasts, go to Patreon.com/canadal...

Ep. 57 - Peter MacKay's Yoga Tweet Apology Tour
The race to replace Andrew Scheer as Conservative leader is on. Who are the key players, and what issues do they face in their bid for the job? For insight, we’re joined by former Harper strategist Ken Boessenkool. Get in touch at [email protected] or on Twitter @OPPOcast. This episode of OPPO is brought to you by WealthBar and FreshBooks. While OPPO is not made using Patreon funds, CANADALAND’s other shows rely on listener support. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter. See omnystudio...

Ep. 56 - A Huawei Executive Defends Their Record
What are Huawei's plans in Canada? How can we be sure our data is safe with them? And did they pay for the protesters outside the Meng Wangzhou hearing? We’re joined by Alykhan Velshi, Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Huawei Canada, to talk all things Huawei. Get in touch at [email protected] or on Twitter @OPPOcast. This episode of OPPO is brought to you by FreshBooks, Audible, and HelloFresh. While OPPO is not made using Patreon funds, CANADALAND’s other shows rely on listener support. ...


Ep. 55 - Canada Gets Kicked In The Teeth
Jen Gerson and Sandy Garossino break down where exactly Canada fits amid the ongoing hostilities between Iran and the U.S., and then discuss the prospect of a royal relocation. Get in touch at [email protected] or on Twitter @OPPOcast. This episode of OPPO is brought to you by WealthBar and FreshBooks. While OPPO is not made using Patreon funds, CANADALAND’s other shows rely on listener support. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informat...

Ep. 54 - The Biggest Resignation Of The Year
Andrew “Everybody’s Second Choice” Scheer is no longer the leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. OPPO unpacks the latest in Western Alienation and takes a deep dive into the most significant political resignation of the year. Get in touch at [email protected] or on Twitter @OPPOcast. This episode of OPPO is brought to you by FreshBooks, Wealthbar, and Audible. While OPPO is not made using Patreon funds, CANADALAND’s other shows rely on listener support. Please consider becoming a monthly s...

Ep. 53 - OPPO Goes Nuclear
By popular demand, we take a look at nuclear energy in Canada. Plus a check-in with the bubbling oil sands of resentment that is Western Alienation Corner, and OPPO’s newest segment: Andrew Scheer Leadership Deathwatch. Get in touch at [email protected] or on Twitter @OPPOcast. This episode of OPPO is brought to you by FreshBooks and Audible. While OPPO is not made using Patreon funds, CANADALAND’s other shows rely on listener support. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter. See omnystu...


Ep. 52 - The Guy Behind Ontario Proud
A very special interview with the person behind your least favourite meme pages, Ontario Proud and Canada Proud. Plus, an update on Canada-China relations by way of an interview with two Hong Kong pro-democracy figures.   Get in touch at [email protected] or on Twitter @OPPOcast. This episode of OPPO is brought to you by FreshBooks and Audible. While OPPO is not made using Patreon funds, CANADALAND’s other shows rely on listener support. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter. ᐧ See omnystud...

Ep. 51 - Ministry Of Pandering
We take a look at the Liberal government’s cabinet appointments, check in on the scandals and simmering resentment in Canada's "West," and read some highlights from the listener mailbag.   This episode of OPPO is brought to you by FreshBooks and WealthBar. While OPPO is not made using Patreon funds, CANADALAND’s other shows rely on listener support. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter.   Get in touch at [email protected] or on Twitter @OPPOcast. Additional music: Hooky with Sloane by Bird...

Ep. 50 - 50 Things We Want From The 43rd Parliament
For our 50th episode, we have 50 demands for the government. What's on your wish list? Email [email protected] or tweet @OPPOcast.    Support Canadaland Media at patreon.com/canadaland   This episode is sponsored by FreshBooks (freshbooks.com) and WealthBar (wealthbar.com/canadaland).   Additional music: Hooky with Sloane by Bird Creek Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... Music provided by FreeMusic109 https://youtube.com/FreeMusic109 See...


Ep. 49 - Lisa Raitt’s Conservative Party Autopsy
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 [email protected] or on Twitter @OPPOcast. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

Ep. 48 - Useful Losers
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 [email protected] 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). See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

Ep. 48 - Useful Losers
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 [email protected] 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?
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 [email protected] or on Twitter and Facebook @OPPOcast. Support Canadaland Media at patreon.com/canadaland. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

Ep. 47 - Is Scheer Done?
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 [email protected] or on Twitter and Facebook @OPPOcast. Support Canadaland Media at patreon.com/canadaland....

Ep. 46 - About Last Night
OPPO breaks down the election results from the midst of the Liberal victory (sort of) party. Get in touch at [email protected] 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


Ep. 45 - We Haven't Gotten To Truth Yet
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 b...

Ep. 44 - OPPO's Big Queer Foreign Policy Extravaganza!
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 [email protected] or tweet @OPPOcast....

Ep. 43 - The First Official Leaders' Debate
We survived debate night! Mostly. Plus, we break down the parties' environmental platforms with energy and environmental economist Andrew Leach. Get in touch at [email protected] or on Twitter and Facebook @OPPOcast. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


Ep. 42 - Coasts With The Mosts
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 [email protected] and on Twitter and Facebook @OPPOCast. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

Ep. 41 - Let's Talk Tech! ... And Blackface
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 [email protected] or find us on Twitter and Facebook @OPPOcast. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

Ep. 40 - A Modest Plan To Eat The Rich
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 [email protected] or find us on Twitter and Facebook @OPPOcast.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


Ep. 40 - A Modest Plan To Eat The Rich
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 [email protected] or find us on Twitter and Facebook @OPPOcast....

Ep. 39 - Who Has The Whitest Candidates? (It’s Not The PPC!)
How representative are the federal party candidates (so far)? We crunched the numbers. And the meth crisis was a provincial election issue in Manitoba — here's why the rest of Canada should take note.  Fatima Syed, investigate reporter with National Observer, guest hosts.  Get in touch at [email protected] or on Twitter and Facebook @OPPOcast. We relied on Global Winnipeg’s reporting on meth use in Manitoba. Read some of that coverage here: https://globalnews.ca/news/5826445/manitoba-election-m...

Ep. 39 - Who Has The Whitest Candidates? (It’s Not The PPC!)
How representative are the federal party candidates (so far)? We crunched the numbers. And the meth crisis was a provincial election issue in Manitoba — here's why the rest of Canada should take note.  Fatima Syed, investigate reporter with National Observer, guest hosts.  Get in touch at [email protected] or on Twitter and Facebook @OPPOcast. We relied on Global Winnipeg’s reporting on meth use in Manitoba. Read some of that coverage here: https://globalnews.ca/news/5826445/manitoba-election-m...


Ep. 38 - Our House In The Middle Of An Election
Here's everything you missed in Canadian politics this summer. Plus, we talk housing with Employment Minister Patty Hajdu. And ... what's happening with the NDP?   Note: The NDP did not respond to a request for comment regarding Sid Ryan's bid for candidacy. This episode was recorded on August 29, 2019.    Get in touch at [email protected] or find us on Twitter and Facebook @OPPOcast. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

Ep. 37 - Is Jason Kenney Stoking Aberta Separatism?
Alberta's premier wants a referendum on ... what exactly? And Justin Ling wants you to calm down about climate change "muzzling." Plus, meet some intriguing candidates to keep an eye on.   P.S. OPPO has news!   Get in touch at [email protected] or find OPPO on Twitter and Facebook @OPPOcast. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

Ep.36 - Fake News Election Panic
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 police force (Maclean...


EP. 35 - How Alberta Got Weed Right
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 fact ava...

Ep.34 - Does Québec Get A Pass On Racism?
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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

Ep.33 - Don't Worry Britain, Stephen Harper Will Fix Brexit
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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy inf...


Ep.32 - You Have No Constitutional Right To An Abortion
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 BY-SA 4.0). ...

Ep.31 - Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott
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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

Ep.30 - The Best And Worst Election Ads So Far
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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


Ep.29 - The Case For Guns In Canada
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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

Ep.28 - Provinces At War
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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

Ep.27 - Bozo Volcano
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? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


Ep.26 - Jason Kenney's $60,000 Problem
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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

Ep.25 - Trudeau's OTHER Festering Scandal
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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

Ep.24 - Everybody Loves Raybould
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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


Ep.23 - This Scandal Will Live And Die In February
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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

Ep.21 - Sino The Times
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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


Ep.20 - Where's Jagmeet Singh? He's On OPPO!
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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

Ep.18 - OPPO Flop House
Zdravstvuj! OPPO turns its piercing focus on to the spectre haunting Canada in this look at the state of the left across the country. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


Ep.16 - The Canadian Military's Radicalism Problem
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? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

Ep. 15 - Sure Climate Change Is Bad, But Do We Need Florida?
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 talking about pot? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


Ep.14 - The Liberals Are Doing An Awful Job On Justice
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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

Ep. 13 - CAQ-Blocked
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 supremacist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

Ep.12 - Weekend At Bernier's
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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


Ep.10 - Why'd You NAFTA Go And Make Things So Complicated?
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 right about any of his trade policy? Come along with us on a journey deep into the exotic and decidedly erotic nuances of supply management. You won't regret it. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

Ep.9 - Ontario Election Spectacular!
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 election. And since he was excluded from the formal debates, we welcome the leader of the Green Party of Ontario, Mike Schreiner, in an EXCLUSIVE* interview. *Interview may not, in actuality, be exclusive. See omnystudio.com/listener for privac...


Ep.8 - Quebec Explained and Antagonizing David Frum
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? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

Ep.7 - Convicted Criminal, Fraudster, Financial Bandit
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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

Ep.6 - Decentralized Hot Mess
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 foreign policy. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


Ep.5 - Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sussex Street?
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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

Ep.4 - Counter-PsyOps is a Good Place to Start
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? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

Ep.3 - Oh Great, A Trade War
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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


Ep.2 - Patrick Brown Goes Full Sh**storm
Patrick Brown's apeshit strategy, Justin Trudeau promises Indigenous people a New Deal, and could Trump happen here? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

So about those Justin Trudeau rumours...
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.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....