Party Lines

CBC Podcasts

A political primer for every kind of concerned citizen co-hosted by Rosemary Barton (The National) and Elamin Abdelmahmoud (BuzzFeed News). From CBC News and CBC Podcasts.


24:33 | Oct 10th, 2019

We’re told to avoid politics at the dinner table, but with advanced polls open on Thanksgiving weekend, it may be harder to avoid the subject this year. That doesn’t have to be a bad thing, says Rosie...Show More
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26:25 | Mar 12th

With new updates coming every day on the spread of coronavirus, Elamin wonders: what are people looking for, from their government? And do Canadians need to hear a more complete picture from authoriti...Show More
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How will Canada balance the cost of a crisis with its pre-pandemic promises? The (now self-isolated) prime minister has announced a $1B COVI...Show More

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22:06 | Apr 2nd

The start of a new month means rent is due for millions of Canadians all across the country. But people can only apply for these new federal government assistance programs starting next week. As Elami...Show More

23:05 | Mar 26th

Did you notice the Prime Minister sounding more stern this week? Elamin says it’s like the scene in a family minivan: if you don’t stop acting up back there, dad’s gonna turn this car around and no on...Show More
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