Patrick Brown was disqualified from the Conservative's leadership race. But what does that mean? And why are these internal politics always so... stabby?
July 11, 2022
#32 The Conservative Candidating Game
Eight people are in the running for leadership of the Conservative Party, but only one will emerge victorious and get a chance to become the next Prime Minister of Canada. We're joined by Politico’s Nick Taylor-Vaisey and Backbench regular Jason Markusoff to introduce our candidates. What's their vision? What have they done? And who’s most likely to flame out publicly?
April 26, 2022
#23 Maximum Chaos
The 2022 Freedom Convoy has taken over Ottawa, both the city and the political discourse. Why is the federal government so paralyzed by it and will it have a long-term impact on Canadian politics? And as the Conservative Party steps into the post-Erin O'Toole era, we try to figure out what "true blue" means now and whether it has Trumpian characteristics.
February 8, 2022
#704 Abandoning Afghanistan
Recent stories about Canada's role in the War in Afghanistan fall short. And if Justin Trudeau is Veruca Salt, who then is Erin O'Toole? Photojournalist and author Paul Watson co-hosts.
August 19, 2021
#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 where the Conservatives stand on the eve of the first party debate.
June 16, 2020
#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?
May 5, 2020
#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.
February 11, 2020
#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.
December 17, 2019
#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.