In today’s Big Story podcast, we meet the youngest MPP in Ontario history. He hates abortion and liberal sex-ed curriculums. He loves Dr. Suess. He parodies the Monster Mash (“We stopped the caaaaarbon tax!”) in the legislature. His office calls the cops on seniors holding a “read-in” to protest library cuts. He was quiet as a 19-year-old backbencher in the opposition, but he’s speaking his mind these days.
So: Who is Sam Oosterhoff? What’s he doing to Ontario’s conservative party? Where did his fundamentalist outlook come from? How did he get elected as a freshman? And what, exactly, is his plan? We asked the man who’s been covering him since before anyone outside the Niagara region knew his name.
GUEST: Grant LaFleche, investigative reporter, St. Catharine’s Standard
You can also find it at thebigstorypodcast.ca.