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
#199 The Sun Never Sets On The Netflix Empire
Is Netflix threatening Canadian culture through neo-imperialism? Never mind the copyright infringement, was the Conservative Party's Heritage Minute any good? And did the new Indigenous Languages Act accomplish anything?
February 7, 2019
#17 The Fascists Are Calling From Inside The House
What is going on with conservatives across the country? And what the hell is Stephen Harper doing on the Ben Shapiro show?
November 20, 2018
#138 Andrew Scheer Does Not Want His Name In Headlines With The Rebel
The Conservative Leader doesn't like being asked about his ties to The Rebel. Plus, coverage of Gord Downie's death and freed hostage Joshua Boyle.
October 18, 2017
SHORT CUTS – MSM on FGM: WTF?
The Toronto Star built an entire exposé on female genital mutilation based predominantly around a mid-level civil servant’s email from three years ago.
Also, CBC Comedy is so unfunny it’s funny. Or is that the other way around? Either way, a former member of Kellie Leitch’s team has made it his mission to bring it down.
Writer/broadcaster, and producer Naheed Mustafa joins us.
July 27, 2017
Drink Like A Conservative
The dust has settled, and the Conservative Party of Canada has elected Andrew Scheer — an anti-choice, anti-gay-marriage, anti-refugee, anti-M103 candidate — as their new leader.
As the election results trickled in, the Commons team were joined by Conservative consultant Ginny Movat and about 50 loyal listeners at Toronto’s venerable Monarch Tavern to dissect the various campaigns.
Proceeds from this event were donated to Newcomer Women’s Services — a Toronto-based not-for-profit that supports new immigrants.
May 30, 2017
You Have No Rights At The Border
Having passed a second reading, the controversial bill C-23 stands to give U.S. border guards greater authority to reject, detain, or search Canadians and permanent residents trying to enter the United States.
Speaking of the border, a significant chunk of our shared border with the United States comes in the form of four of the five Great Lakes (bonus points if you can name the one entirely contained within one of the two countries). President Donald Trump’s newly-unveiled budget threatens to decimate the funding of the Environmental Protection Agency and, by extension, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
And the ugly battle for the federal Conservative leadership reached blobfish levels of unattractiveness as accusations of widespread voter fraud reached a fever pitch over the weekend.
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March 21, 2017
#175 Michael Chong
Michael Chong is trying to sell an inclusive, sober conservatism. Are conservatives buying it?
March 13, 2017
#109 Kellie Leitch: Tracking Bullshit In From The Barn
Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch released a video this week that was somewhere between political platform and performance play. Also, Kevin O'Leary continues to draw a paycheque from CNBC while running for the same role.