Oh what a circus, oh what a show, as a newly reenergized Conservative Party of Canada holds its first convention with Pierre Poilievre as leader. Under this tent, everyone from anti-trans activists to British aristocrats are apparently welcome, because nothing says “populism” like telling people you know what’s best for them.

And as the strike at TVOntario creeps toward month two, we anxiously await Polkaroo’s show of solidarity.

Jacobin’s Luke Savage joins Jonathan on Short Cuts.

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