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#onpoli, a TVO podcast, is all about Ontario politics. Join hosts Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath for candid interviews and a deeper understanding of how politics touches our day-to-day lives. When it comes to #onpoli, we're here to give you the bigger picture.

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#onpoli, a TVO podcast, is all about Ontario politics. Join hosts Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath for candid interviews and a deeper understanding of how politics touches our day-to-day lives. When it comes to #onpoli, we're here to give you the bigger picture.

    The election is over, now what?

    The election is over, now what?

    From Quebec separation to western Canadian alienation, and pipelines to the carbon tax, the federal election dusted up a lot of divisiveness across the country. In this episode of #onpoli, co-hosts Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath answered questions on the election results, and what comes next at a live recording at Ryerson University.

    • 57 Min.
    Could Scheer win the most seats, but Trudeau still be PM?

    Could Scheer win the most seats, but Trudeau still be PM?

    Attorney General Jagmeet Singh? Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism Yves-François Blanchet? Steve and John Michael break down possible scenarios in a hung parliament -- including how Andrew Scheer could win the most seats, but Justin Trudeau could wind up forming government.

    • 21 Min.
    Is it racist to want less immigration?

    Is it racist to want less immigration?

    Since the 2015 election, according to the AI polling firm Advanced Symbolics, negative views on immigration have jumped from 25 per cent to 42 per cent in the Canadian population. How should we understand anti-immigration attitudes in Canada? When is it racist to want lower immigration levels? We hear two contrasting views from independent senator Ratna Omidvar, and Eric Kaufmann, author of "Whiteshift: Populism, Immigration and the Future of White Majorities."

    • 50 Min.
    The Dark Art of Dividing Canadians

    The Dark Art of Dividing Canadians

    In an era of increasing division, how do campaigns purposely divide Canadians by using polarizing wedge issues? In a live recording at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers cinema in Toronto, co-hosts Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath talk to three political insiders who are well-versed in the dark art of the wedge. Joining #onpoli are Scott Reid, former communications director to prime minister Paul Martin; Sara MacIntyre, former press secretary to prime minister Stephen Harper; and former NDP strategist, Kiavash Najafi, who has worked with Tom Mulcair and Jack Layton.

    • 1 Std. 5 Min.
    An Inside Look at the Leaders' Debate

    An Inside Look at the Leaders' Debate

    It's two hours that can make or break a campaign. But what happens before the federal leaders step out onto the stage to debate in front of millions of Canadians? Elly Alboim breaks down how he has run six different debate preparations for Liberal leaders including Paul Martin and Stephane Dion. And John Michael McGrath interviews co-host Steve Paikin about moderating three federal leaders debates in the past. One piece of advice from Steve: "don't be a mic hog, it's their show, not yours."

    • 47 Min.
    Can populism save the world?

    Can populism save the world?

    Donald Trump's brand of populism seems to have brought out the worst in many people. But does it have to be that way? Reform Party founder Preston Manning thinks the right can channel populism for the greater good. Progressive activist and author Avi Lewis goes one step further and thinks the left can use the power of populism to "save the world." Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath hear from both and consider the potential for a populist wave in Canada. Erin Kelly, CEO of Advanced Symbolics, joins to give insight.

    • 41 Min.

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