This week, Doug Ford learned that while it’s stunningly easy to toss out constitutional rights, it’s a heck of a lot harder to get away with that.
November 9, 2022
Kinsella, Postmedia, And The Paid Campaign To “Seek And Destroy”
Secondary goal of Project Cactus was to deflect attention from Conservatives' own candidates, says source
October 21, 2019
By Jonathan Goldsbie
Ontario Proud’s Election Advertising Was Mostly Funded By Developers
Nearly all the funds received by the "grassroots" group came from several large corporate donors
December 11, 2018
By Graeme Gordon
#167 Stephen Harper Would Like Some Attention
AMBER ALERTS. Stephen Harper's back! MP Christine Moore's ongoing public ordeal, and Doug Ford has found some standards (apparently).
May 16, 2018
#8 What Is David Frum Doing On OPPO?
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?
May 15, 2018
Twitter Users Suspended After Calling Canadian Senator A “Twatwaffle”
Posts about Conservative Senator Denise Batters appear to have led to the permanent banning of @canadiancynic, the formerly ubiquitous tweeter with...
March 5, 2018
By Graeme Gordon
SHORT CUTS – Shopping Khadr To Fox News
The Conservative Party takes their latest wedge issue to the US media, a Quebec town won't let Muslims bury their dead and Trudeau lays out some hot summer jams. BuzzFeed's Elamin Abdelmahmoud co-hosts.
July 19, 2017
#187 We Got Played
Or did we play ourselves?
This most recent Conservative leadership race highlighted a number of deficiencies in Canadian media. Namely, why did the guy with virtually no chance of ever becoming Prime Minister, who skipped debates and ran much of his campaign from Boston, receive so much more press coverage than the guy who actually won the leadership? Did media just go for the low-hanging fruit, or did we allow ourselves to be manipulated by an expert huckster?
CBC.ca’s Opinion Producer Robyn Urback has some opinions of her own and joins us for the episode.
June 12, 2017
#184 Jason Kenney Is A Charming Man: Inside Alberta’s Weird Conservatism
The Texas of the north. Racist rednecks, gun nuts, and pickup truck enthusiasts. That’s the Alberta stereotype portrayed in much of the rest of Canada, but how much of that is accurate and how much is due to lazy media that falls back on clichéd tropes? After all, Alberta gave us the first big-city Muslim mayor, the first provincial cabinet with gender parity, and hell, led the charge for women’s suffragism (okay, that was a century ago, but still…).
Despite the province’s increasingly young and multicultural population, some still believe that the only real Albertan is a conservative Albertan. And that extends to the two men – Jason Kenney and Brian Jean – who inked a proposal to merge the Conservative and Wildrose parties last week. Are they, and their policies, reflective of a new, diverse Alberta?
Joining Omar to unpack Alberta’s multifaceted conservative history is Calgary journalist and author Sydney Sharpe, whose 2016 book, Notley Nation: How Alberta’s Political Upheaval Swept the Country, documented the historic 2015 provincial election which saw the NDP sweep aside the governing Tories after an unprecedented 40-plus-year run.
Also in studio is Duncan Kinney, former journalist and current Executive Director of Progress Alberta.
May 22, 2017
Kevin O’Leary Is Still Being Paid To Talk Politics On U.S. Cable TV
The Conservative leadership hopeful regularly big-ups his candidacy on CNBC spots.