OPPO - CANADALAND

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Politics in Canada right now with journalists Jen Gerson and Justin Ling.

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  • Jen Gerson
  • Justin Ling

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#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 the election looming, there's a frenzy over fake news. But is it even a problem?

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#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?

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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