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Fitting the workforce for a green economy

50:36 | Aug 10th

This week on The House, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May talks about part of her platform for the election. Former G7 sherpa Peter Boehm looks ahead to this month's summit. What happens to citizens and the government in the digital age? Two experts j...Show More
Nation building in the North

49:01 | Aug 3rd

This week on The House, Nunavut Premier Joe Savikataaq joins us to discuss the North's priorities for the upcoming election. We get a NAFTA update from experts on both sides of the border. And Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale talks about what the...Show More
How the SNC-Lavalin affair could affect the Indigenous vote

51:08 | Jul 27th

This week on The House: Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde talks about what Indigenous voters want out of this election. U.K. professor Simon Usherwood walks us through what Prime Minister Boris Johnson could mean for Canada. A...Show More
Why China is so focused on Canada's election

50:39 | Jul 20th

This week on The House, Japanese Ambassador Kimihiro Ishikane talks about what Japan has learned from dealing with China. We also speak to Rear-Admiral Jennifer Bennett about the new settlement for sexual assault victims in the military. Finally, we ...Show More
Premiers leave Council of the Federation in unity... mostly

50:45 | Jul 13th

This week on The House, CBC senior reporter Salimah Shivji gives a debrief on the premiers' meeting. We talk about the controversial expansion of the Chateau Laurier with architectural historian Peter Coffman. Cartoonist Michael de Adder defends his ...Show More
How will premiers keep a provincial focus with a federal vote looming?

49:54 | Jul 6th

This week on The House, B.C. Premier John Horgan joins us to look ahead to next week's premiers meeting. We look at the stakes for Canadians in Hong Kong amid protests over extradition laws with an activist. Finally, are political cartoons a dying me...Show More
China and Canada face-to-face at the G20

50:40 | Jun 29th

This week on The House, we talk about the G20 summit in Japan with a former interpreter and get a fresh update from our reporter there. Our strategist panel is back to talk about the kick off of the pre-writ period. Finally, we look at climate change...Show More
Cabinet says yes, again, to expanding Trans-Mountain pipeline

50:40 | Jun 22nd

This week on The House we discuss the federal cabinet's decision to approve the Trans Mountain pipeline, again. Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson explains why it won't derail Canada's plan to meet its Paris targets. Deputy Conservative leader Lis...Show More
What is appropriate influence in an election?

50:34 | Jun 15th

This week on The House, we talk about Elections Canada's plans to enlist social media influencers to get out the vote with expert Amanda Clarke. We'll review the upcoming energy-related decisions on Trans Mountain and Bill C-69 with Enbridge CEO Al M...Show More
Midweek podcast: Recommendations on the path to national pharmacare

26:18 | Jun 12th

This week on the midweek podcast, Dr. Eric Hoskins, head of the government's pharmacare advisory council, talks about the new report recommending universal coverage. We'll also get reaction from Linda Silas, president of the Canadian Federation of Nu...Show More
The politics of basketball

50:34 | Jun 8th

This week on The House, former political strategists Scott Reid and Dennis Matthews join us to talk about why politicians are clinging to the success of the Toronto Raptors. We talk about how environmental issues will affect this election with Sabrin...Show More
Midweek podcast: Getting veterans off Canada's streets

13:58 | Jun 5th

This week on the midweek podcast, we speak to homeless advocate and former Canadian Armed Forces member Tim Richter about the latest motion in Parliament to help homeless veterans.
Congress is in no rush to pass the new NAFTA

50:33 | Jun 1st

This week on The House, U.S. Democrat Dan Kildee talks about what his party wants to see before they'll pass the new NAFTA. Mexico's ambassador to Canada talks about Trump's new tariffs, and two Arctic experts speak to us about the quest to plant our...Show More
Midweek podcast: Frustrations continue for international data committee

17:16 | May 29th

This week on the midweek podcast, U.K. Member of Parliament Jo Stevens talks about the continued struggles of the International Grand Committee on Big Data, Privacy and Democracy to get answers from social media giants.
A judicial precedent for Quebec

50:34 | May 25th

This week on The House, Quebec Justice Minister Sonia LeBel talks about the decision to let her province have a say in picking its Supreme Court justices. We talk about digital privacy with Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains and look ahead to an inter...Show More
Midweek podcast: Trade union boss not ready to back new NAFTA yet

17:33 | May 22nd

This week on the midweek podcast, we chat with United Steelworkers International President Leo Gerard about union support for ratifying the new NAFTA, enforcing Mexican labour reform and what safeguards he thinks are needed to protect Canadian steel.
A test of metal: It's goodbye to steel and aluminum tariffs

50:33 | May 18th

This week on The House, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland talks about the new deal to lift steel and aluminum tariffs and Canadian Labour Congress President Hassan Yussuff breaks down the final details before the deal came into place. With B...Show More
Midweek podcast: The curtain is closing on the bard of Parliament

19:36 | May 15th

This week on the midweek podcast, we talk to retiring Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner about the tone of politics, what he'd change on the Hill, and how he feels looking back on his 19 years in Parliament.
The House for May 11, 2019: Addressing cracks in the refugee system

50:36 | May 11th

This week on The House, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen defends the government after a scathing new report from the Auditor General. We recap the latest in the Mark Norman case with Conservative MP Erin O'Toole. Chris Hall sits down with New Zealan...Show More
Midweek podcast for May 8, 2019: A breakthrough for the Greens

28:05 | May 8th

On this week's midweek podcast, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May joins us to talk about the win in Nanaimo-Ladysmith and what the future holds for the party in October. We also break down the latest in the Vice-Admiral Mark Normal case with CBC defen...Show More
The House for May 4, 2019: Tensions rise in the provinces

50:21 | May 4th

With several provinces challenging the federal carbon tax, and now an anticipated challenge between Alberta and B.C. over oil, intergovernmental relations in Canada are tense. This week on The House we talk to Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe about his...Show More
Midweek podcast for May 1, 2019: Trust and distrust in politics

30:23 | May 1st

On this week's midweek podcast, we talk to Greg MacEachern about a new study from Proof Strategies about how much Canadians trust - or distrust - politics, the media and the courts.
The House for April 27, 2019: Flooding across the country illustrates the need for adaptation

50:20 | Apr 27th

This week on The House, we talk to Climate Change Ambassador Patricia Fuller about how to prevent flooding in an era of climate change and natural disasters. We speak to the Japanese ambassador ahead of bilateral meetings between Japan and Canada's p...Show More
Midweek podcast for April 24, 2019: History made on Prince Edward Island

16:01 | Apr 24th

A bit of history was made this week on Prince Edward Island. The province elected its first minority government ever and made the Greens the official opposition for the first time anywhere in Canada. In this week's edition of the podcast Chris Hall t...Show More
The House for April 20: Halifax incidents raise questions about racism in Canada

50:43 | Apr 20th

This week on The House, we look ahead to Tuesday's provincial election in Prince Edward Island with two of the party leaders. We also explore racial profiling in Canada with Senator Wanda Bernard. And we ask our In House panel to recap the Alberta el...Show More
The House for April 13: The race to lead Alberta

50:42 | Apr 13th

Alberta's economy is still limping after years of economic setbacks and there is a palpable sense of anger about the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion being delayed. Rachel Notley and her New Democratic Party are trying to hold onto power after break...Show More
Midweek podcast for April 10, 2019: Division in Alberta

23:47 | Apr 10th

This week, The House is in Alberta to explore the big issues in the provincial election. We talk to political scientist Lori Williams and Alberta Beef Producers chair Charlie Christie about the tone of politics, and what they're expecting.
The House for April 6, 2019: Recruiting the two ex-Liberals

50:42 | Apr 6th

This week on The House, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh talks about his time in the House of Commons, his plan for the environment and the SNC-Lavalin matter. We also talk about the carbon tax with Minister Catherine McKenna. Finally, MP John McKay fills us...Show More
Midweek podcast for April 3, 2019: Trust and loyalty in a political party

28:47 | Apr 3rd

Today on the midweek podcast, we ask a former chief of staff to Jean Chrétien and now-Senator Percy Downe about how trust and loyalty factor into a cabinet and caucus in the wake of two former cabinet ministers being kicked out of the party over the ...Show More
A tale of the tape

50:43 | Mar 30th

This week on The House, Deputy Conservative Party Leader Lisa Raitt talks to us about the new Jody Wilson-Raybould recording released to the public. Plus, experts on agriculture and trade weigh in on the canola dispute with China. Finally, our campai...Show More
Midweek podcast: The opposition's latest calls to investigate SNC-Lavalin

21:34 | Mar 27th

This week on the midweek podcast, Chris Hall chats with NDP MP Tracy Ramsey and Conservative MP Peter Kent about what next steps they want to see now that two committees have rejected the study of the SNC-Lavalin affair.
The House: Budget, interrupted

50:42 | Mar 23rd

This week on The House, we talk to Finance Minister Bill Morneau about his pre-election budget. We'll also get reaction from stakeholders in skills, education and housing sectors. And, while the Liberal caucus is in disarray, we ask MP Judy Sgro for ...Show More
Midweek podcast: The Liberals' election year budget

17:14 | Mar 19th

This week on the midweek podcast, Chris Hall sits down with CBC's finance reporters and the Parliamentary Bureau chief to break down the initial winners and losers of Tuesday's budget.
New Zealand attacks and Tuesday's big budget

50:42 | Mar 16th

This week on The House, guest host Vassy Kapelos explores the power of political reaction to atrocities like the Christchurch mosque shootings with Ihsaan Gardee of the National Council of Canadian Muslims. Then, Labour Minister Patty Hajdu and our p...Show More
Midweek podcast: Tina Fontaine's legacy and Indigneous child welfare

16:27 | Mar 14th

Guest host Vassy Kapelos talks to Toronto Star columnist Tanya Talaga about the report out this week on the factors leading to 14-year-old Tina Fontaine's death in 2014, and how the federal government's Indigenous child welfare bill must seize the op...Show More
Is there a way out of the SNC-Lavalin crisis for the Liberals?

50:21 | Mar 9th

How badly has the SNC-Lavalin controversy shaken Trudeau and the PMO off their pre-election course? Host David Cochrane talks to a cabinet minister, the Liberal caucus chair and two political strategists about mapping a way forward. Plus: Nurses reac...Show More
Midweek podcast: The other side of the SNC-Lavalin affair

27:41 | Mar 6th

In the wake of testimony from the prime minister's former right hand man Gerald Butts and new information from Michael Wernick, clerk of the privy council, Chris Hall sits down with Peter Donolo, director of communications for former prime minister J...Show More
The House: Illegal versus inappropriate in the SNC-Lavalin case

50:45 | Mar 2nd

This week on The House, we ask former justice minister and attorney general Irwin Cotler about the duality of that role and what Jody Wilson-Raybould's testimony means for the SNC-Lavalin affair. We turn our attention out west for an update on Trans ...Show More
Midweek podcast: Jody Wilson-Raybould speaks her truth

24:55 | Feb 27th

On today's midweek podcast, three members of the Commons justice committee - Liberal Randy Boissonnault, Conservative Lisa Raitt and New Democrat Murray Rankin - join Chris Hall to talk about what Jody Wilson-Raybould's testimony means for Canada, es...Show More
The House: Mixed reviews for the new Trans Mountain report

49:15 | Feb 23rd

This week on The House, we ask fisheries and oceans minister Jonathan Wilkinson about the new NEB report on the environmental impact of the Trans Mountain pipeline. We also break down the latest on the SNC-Lavalin affair with two legal experts. Final...Show More
Midweek podcast: How is the Liberal caucus dealing with the SNC-Lavalin affair?

15:05 | Feb 20th

This week, we talk to Liberal caucus chair Francis Scarpaleggia about what effect the SNC-Lavalin controversy involving the PMO and former attorney general is having on his party's caucus, and what the tone is like behind closed doors.
The House: A crisis of political proportions

50:45 | Feb 16th

The week on The House, the SNC-Lavalin crisis takes centre stage. We talk with Minister Carla Qualtrough about the resignation of Jody Wilson-Raybould and the challenge ahead for the government. Kukpi7 Judy Wilson of the Union of British Columbia Ind...Show More
Midweek podcast: Can political parties come together to discuss the SNC-Lavalin scandal?

17:56 | Feb 13th

A week after news broke about the scandal that cost Justin Trudeau one of his most prominent female cabinet ministers, members of the Justice Committee convened for an emergency meeting to discuss whether to accept an opposition motion to have a numb...Show More
The House: Allegations of a political cover up

50:42 | Feb 9th

This week on The House, Justice Minister David Lametti joins us to discuss a new report that suggests his predecessor was pressured by the Prime Minister's Office to intervene in the criminal case against SNC-Lavalin, as well as the extradition case ...Show More
Midweek podcast: With tariffs on the table, where does the Canada-U.S. relation stand?

18:35 | Feb 6th

This week on The House midweek podcast, we talk to the CEO of the Canadian-American Business Council Maryscott Greenwood about Donald Trump's mention of Canada and trade in his State of the Union address - and what that means for the bi-lateral relat...Show More
Democracy in danger and the battleground B.C.

56:34 | Feb 2nd

How will the government's plan to fight fake news ensure the 2019 election is free from interference? The Minister of Democratic Institutions Karina Gould is here, then disinformation specialist Marcus Kolga shares his analysis of the strategy. Plus:...Show More
Midweek podcast: Obama speechwriter on the playbook of populism

28:37 | Jan 30th

On The House midweek podcast, Sarada Peri, former senior speechwriter to Obama, and Ryerson Leadership Lab's Karim Bardeesy discuss safeguarding democracy in the face of election interference and the playbook of populism. Then, former diplomat James ...Show More
The House is back: what to watch for starting Monday

13:38 | Jan 27th

MPs are back in Ottawa Monday for the final push before the fall election. What should the government be looking to achieve? What arrows do the Opposition parties have in their quivers? Politicos David Herle and Jaime Watt have advised government and...Show More
Terror probe in Kingston

50:40 | Jan 26th

National security expert Leah West discusses the thwarted terror plot in Kingston, and the city's mayor tells Chris how the case is affecting his community. Plus: Japan's ambassador to Canada urges closer ties with his nation as Canada's dispute with...Show More
Midweek pod: Did the ambassador's China comments cross the line?

27:28 | Jan 23rd

Canada's ambassador to China John McCallum says the Huawei executive arrested in Vancouver at the request of the United States has a strong case to fight extradition. We ask lawyer Donald Bayne if McCallum has a legal argument. Plus: should Canadian ...Show More
Feds not letting go of pipeline just yet

49:11 | Jan 19th

Finance Minister Bill Morneau says Ottawa is likely to own the Trans Mountain pipeline past the next election, while a B.C. chief gets serious about his pitch to buy it. Plus: the new minister for rural economic development talks connectivity in Cana...Show More
May Day in the U.K.

26:17 | Jan 16th

On the midweek podcast, Chris talks to the former Canadian High Commissioner to the U.K., Jim Wright, about what's next for Brexit. Then, Liberal MP John McKay discusses his private member's bill that would stop Canada from importing goods produced b...Show More
The Brexit brink and a Green '19

50:41 | Jan 12th

This week on The House, Britain's High Commissioner looks ahead to Tuesday's critical Brexit vote and what a no-deal Brexit would mean for Canada. Then, Elizabeth May joins Chris to talk Green Party strategy as she hopes to capitalize on provincial m...Show More
Midweek podcast: The politics of anger

17:44 | Jan 9th

Politics has always been a blood sport, but is it getting nastier than ever? As a federal election year kicks off, The House looks at why anger and fear are becoming dominating forces in politics, protests and discourse, with former political strateg...Show More
A busy new year in politics

50:21 | Jan 5th

This week on The House, we look ahead into 2019. With a federal election on the horizon, the unofficial campaigning will begin in earnest. Senator Peter Harder, the government representative in the Senate, will discuss how an emboldened Senate will d...Show More
The 2018 political quiz

50:21 | Dec 29th, 2018

This week on The House, we test your memory with our annual political quiz. Joel-Denis Bellavance from La Presse, Tonda MacCharles from the Toronto Star and the CBC's Catherine Cullen battle over some of the most memorable moments of Canadian politic...Show More
Canada's options for dealing with China

50:21 | Dec 22nd, 2018

This week on The House, we ask former CSIS director Ward Elcock about how Canada can handle relations with China. We also hear a perspective on renovating 24 Sussex Dr. from Scott Reid, who spent time there with former prime minister Paul Martin. Fin...Show More
U.S.-China faceoff puts Canada in an awkward position

50:21 | Dec 15th, 2018

This week on The House, we talk to Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale about national security issues and the threat China poses to Canada because of Meng Wanzhou's extradition. We sit down with Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott and activis...Show More
Midweek podcast: The 2019 to-do list for the Liberals

16:48 | Dec 12th, 2018

This week on The House midweek podcast, we ask Government House Leader Bardish Chagger about what her party did in 2018 and what they hope to accomplish next year. Chris Hall talks to her about broken promises and big achievements in anticipation of ...Show More
Justin Trudeau confronts the provincial uprisings

57:09 | Dec 8th, 2018

This week, The House is in Montreal for the First Ministers' Meeting. We sit down with British Columbia's John Horgan and Alberta's Rachel Notley for an update on the environment and oil. We ask Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil about the barriers t...Show More
Midweek Podcast: Pot pardons and premiers

21:30 | Dec 5th, 2018

With pot now legal in Canada, host Chris Hall talks to NDP MP Murray Rankin about his private member's bill that would erase marijuana convictions for an estimated half a million Canadians. Plus, as First Ministers get set to meet in Montreal on Frid...Show More
Dangerous diplomatic waters and climate concerns

50:21 | Dec 1st, 2018

This week on The House, Chris talks to German ambassador Sabine Sparwasser about the G20 summit in the context of Putin and Khashoggi, and the future of Europe after Angela Merkel steps down. Then, Chris asks Ontario's Environment Min. Rod Phillips h...Show More
Midweek pod: Millenials' money habits

33:21 | Nov 28th, 2018

What's going on with Millenials? A new report out today looks at the financial reality of the generational cohort making up 25 per cent of Canada's population. Are they really spending their money on avocado toast? And what smart policy moves can gov...Show More
Profits, policing and parcels

50:21 | Nov 24th, 2018

Finance Minister Bill Morneau discusses how targeting corporate Canada in his fall fiscal update will help middle-class Canadians. Kremlin critic Bill Browder's testimony to MPs was cut short due to a vote in the House of Commons, so what warning was...Show More
Midweek podcast: Fall fiscal update

19:00 | Nov 22nd, 2018

This week on The House midweek podcast, host Chris Hall dives into the government's fall fiscal update with CBC parliamentary bureau chief Rob Russo and Power & Politics host Vassy Kapelos.
Threat Assessments at the Halifax International Security Forum

50:21 | Nov 17th, 2018

Host Chris Hall discusses the most pressing global defence issues with leaders including NATO deputy secretary-general Rose Gottemoeller, Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Jonathan Vance, and NATO military committee chairman Stuart Peach.
Calgary Olympics: failure to launch?

30:39 | Nov 14th, 2018

We hear from two Calgary city councillors with differing opinions on the city's failed bid, and an Olympics expert weighs in on whether the golden allure of the games is too tarnished for taxpayers. Plus, U.S. congresswoman-elect Deb Haaland breaks d...Show More
Welcome to the data economy

50:21 | Nov 10th, 2018

The UK's data watchdog blasts Canada's political parties for a lack of transparency around how they use voters' personal information, and a researcher walks us through how she uses data from Statistics Canada to do her job. The NDP's parliamentary le...Show More
How to shake up political campaigns, Macron-style

30:26 | Nov 7th, 2018

Suffering from a post-midterms political hangover? We've got your cure. Get a dose of positive politics with Guillaume Liegey, the organizer behind French President Emmanuel Macron's innovative campaign strategy, who shares his insights into improvin...Show More
Midterms and a rise in populism

50:20 | Nov 3rd, 2018

This week on The House, we talk with Democrat Congressman Ted Deutch on the upcoming U.S. midterms and what a potential shift in the House of Representatives could mean for the House of Commons. Also, Chris Hall chats with former Prime Minister Paul ...Show More
Midweek podcast: Pay equity and jurors' mental health

22:02 | Oct 31st, 2018

This week on the midweek podcast, Labour Minister Patty Hajdu walks us through the government's pay equity legislation and we talk to a former juror about a new mental health bill aimed at the justice system.
Courting China on trade and human rights

50:21 | Oct 27th, 2018

This week on The House, we ask Ambassador John McCallum about the path forward to a trade deal with China, then talk to New Zealand's Trade Minister David Parker on reforming the WTO. We also talk about the carbon tax with Ontario Environment Ministe...Show More
Midweek podcast: Gimmick vs. climate incentive

16:57 | Oct 24th, 2018

The Liberals are sending a rebate to Canadian families (in four provinces) to offset the higher costs of a carbon tax. This week on The House midweek podcast we ask Environment Minister Catherine McKenna if the incentive payout will pay off in 2019.
Tariff troubles persist

50:21 | Oct 20th, 2018

This week on The House, we talk about the remaining U.S. tariffs with Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland. We also take a look at food security in Canada's North, and examine how Canadians can prepare for fake news ahead of the 2019 election.
Midweek podcast: Legal pot is here

23:13 | Oct 17th, 2018

This week on The House midweek podcast, we talk to Magog, Que., Mayor Vicki-May Hamm about the remaining concerns municipalities have now that cannabis is legal. We also ask MP John McKay about the visit of Kentucky businesses to Canada and their mes...Show More
The House: The influences of trade and Trump on votes in Kentucky

54:04 | Oct 13th, 2018

This week, The House is in Kentucky for a special edition episode focusing on Canada-U.S. trade and a key Republican-Democrat showdown in a swing district. We talk to Ambassador Kelly Craft, Governor Matt Bevin, former Congressman Ben Chandler, as we...Show More
Midweek podcast: The House talks trade in Kentucky

15:49 | Oct 10th, 2018

This week, The House is in Kentucky to talk to key players about the Canada-U.S. relationship and how a Congressional race in the state could be a catalyst to flip the House of Representatives from Republican red to Democratic blue.
The House: Ottawa's carbon tax loses another ally

50:47 | Oct 6th, 2018

This week on the House, we talk to Manitoba's premier Brian Pallister on why he's now prepared to let Ottawa slap a tax on his province. Chris Hall sits down with the U.K.'s High Commissioner to Canada to talk Brexit and we take a look at pot legaliz...Show More
Midweek podcast: Setting the table for the Trans Mountain expansion

25:05 | Oct 3rd, 2018

This week on The House midweek podcast, after Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi announced the next steps the government is taking to consult with First Nations on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, host Chris Hall gets reaction from Chief ...Show More
Disses, Deadlines, Diplomacy, and Donald

50:40 | Sep 29th, 2018

This week on The House, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom defends Chrystia Freeland after Trump trash talks "Canada's negotiator." Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr takes on the challenge of selling Canada internationally as a solid bet o...Show More
Midweek podcast: 'Green Wave' and going without Greyhound

36:56 | Sep 26th, 2018

On The House midweek podcast, Chris catches up with newly-minted New Brunswick Green MLA Megan Mitton after she wins her seat by 11 votes. Is a 'Green Wave' sweeping provincial politics? Polls analyst Eric Grenier offers his quick takes on the electi...Show More
Will Canada answer the UN's call?

50:42 | Sep 22nd, 2018

This week on The House, Canada's ambassador to the UN Marc-Andre Blanchard discusses Trudeau's priorities on the world stage as he heads to New York for the 73rd United Nations General Assembly. Plus: Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson on the gove...Show More
NAFTA pressure ramps up and does floor crossing pay off?

27:56 | Sep 19th, 2018

This week on the midweek podcast, host Chris Hall digs into the latest on NAFTA talks with Laura Dawson as prominent U.S. politicians vent about Canada's negotiating tactics. Then, University of Montreal PhD student Semra Sevi walks us through her an...Show More
Feeling the Bern: Maxime Bernier unveils new party

52:22 | Sep 15th, 2018

The rogue former Conservative MP visits The House to unveil his new political party - the People's Party of Canada. Then, Chris looks ahead to the fall sitting of Parliament as MPs make their way back to Ottawa after a not-so-sleepy summer, and mayor...Show More
Midweek podcast: The debate over the nothwithstanding clause

27:39 | Sep 12th, 2018

This week on The House midweek podcast, Carissima Mathen, professor of law and and constitutional expert at the University of Ottawa, talks about the repercussions of the decision by Ontario Premier Doug Ford to invoke the notwithstanding clause. We ...Show More
Liberals come up short on answers with Trans Mountain

50:55 | Sep 8th, 2018

This week on The House, we ask Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi for details on the Liberals' plan to move forward with the Trans Mountain pipeline, and talk to NDP and Conservative MPs about the project. Chris Hall asks a media ethics expert ...Show More
Midweek podcast: U.S. labour unions push not to leave Canada 'on the sidelines'

29:06 | Sep 5th, 2018

This week on The House midweek podcast, Celeste Drake of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations talks about the push to keep Canada at the NAFTA negotiating table. We also ask the CBC's Katie Simpson for the latest ...Show More
Canada negotiates for inclusion in new version of NAFTA

50:55 | Sep 1st, 2018

This week on The House, we recap the major shifts in the NAFTA negotiations with advisory council member Rona Ambrose. We also ask Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc about Ottawa's path forward after the Trans Mountain pipeline constr...Show More
Midweek podcast: NAFTA tipping point could leave Canada outside looking in

14:47 | Aug 29th, 2018

This week on the midweek podcast, guest host Terry Milewski is joined by economist Daniel Schwanen to explore Canada's options when it comes to negotiating a trade deal with the U.S. - which announced a bilateral deal with Mexico this week.
The Conservatives send out the rallying cry for 2019

50:55 | Aug 25th, 2018

This week on The House, we sit down with Conservative deputy party leader Lisa Raitt to talk about the path to victory in next year's federal election. Three panels of MPs, pundits and observers from other parties join us to share their insights on t...Show More
Midweek podcast: The Liberals and Conservatives gear up for 2019

25:22 | Aug 22nd, 2018

This week on the midweek podcast, we dive into the Liberal and Conservative party gatherings happening on two different coasts. We look at what issues will be on the table and how the parties are gearing up for the 2019 election.
Modernizing the Mounties

50:50 | Aug 18th, 2018

This week on The House, new RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki details her plans to update the force, International Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr talks about looking beyond the U.S. for markets and we take a look at whether the Good Samaritan D...Show More
Midweek podcast: Quebec heading to the polls

15:51 | Aug 15th, 2018

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard sounds confident heading into the upcoming provincial election. But how long will that last? With the campaign officially kicking off next week, CBC's polls analyst Éric Grenier and CBC Montreal's Jonathan Montpetit ...Show More
How irreparable are relations between Canada and the U.S.?

49:54 | Aug 11th, 2018

This week on The House, we talk to Vermont Governor Phil Scott about the upcoming meeting between his New England counterparts and eastern Canadian ministers. We'll also dissect the spat between Saudi Arabia and Canada, and chat with Assembly of Firs...Show More
Midweek podcast: Jagmeet Singh sets his sights on B.C. seat

18:42 | Aug 8th, 2018

After Jagmeet Singh announces his plan to run for a federal seat, The House host Chris Hall talks to Shachi Kurl, executive director of the Angus Reid Institute, and Sanjay Jeram, a senior political science lecturer at Simon Fraser University, about ...Show More
Canadians aren't buying Ottawa's message on asylum seekers

50:55 | Aug 4th, 2018

This week on The House, we ask Minister Bill Blair about addressing the narrative around asylum seekers. We also talk to Environment Minister Catherine McKenna about her government's less strict carbon plan.
Midweek podcast: Retaliatory auto tariffs could cripple Canada

17:11 | Aug 1st, 2018

This week, as car-producing countries gather in Geneva, we ask Michael Hatch, the chief economist at the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association, what would happen to the economy if Canada imposed dollar-for-dollar tariffs in response to U.S. duties ...Show More
Is Ottawa ready to ban handguns?

49:20 | Jul 28th, 2018

This week on The House, we talk about how far the federal government is ready to go to tackle gun violence with new cabinet minister and former Toronto police chief Bill Blair. Then, guest-host David Cochrane sits down with former Bank of Canada gove...Show More
Midweek podcast: Evaluating claims of ISIS involvement in Toronto shooting

14:45 | Jul 25th, 2018

Former CSIS analyst Phil Gurski is urging people to trust what law enforcement are saying after ISIS supposedly claimed responsibility for the recent shooting in Toronto.
Premiers meet amid provincial-federal face offs

50:51 | Jul 21st, 2018

This week on The House, guest host David Cochrane talks to the country's premiers about interprovincial trade, the carbon tax and pharmacare. We also sit down with Canada's ambassador to the U.S. to break down what could be the next blow to relations...Show More
Midweek podcast: Justin Trudeau shuffles his cabinet

26:22 | Jul 17th, 2018

On The House midweek podcast, the CBC's Vassy Kapelos and Chris Hall break down the new moves within the federal cabinet with guest host David Cochrane. We also ask New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant, who's hosting this week's meeting of the country...Show More
The Disruptor-in-chief goes to NATO

49:27 | Jul 14th, 2018

This week on The House, another international summit turned into yet another opportunity for the disruptor-in-chief to strike. This time, U.S. president Donald Trump's targets were his NATO allies, including Canada. What does it mean for the future o...Show More
Midweek podcast: Trump's style from the G7 threatens NATO meeting

12:46 | Jul 11th, 2018

This week on the midweek podcast, we ask Derek Chollet, a former U.S. senior defence advisor, how President Donald Trump's approach could influence this week's NATO meeting, and what Canada should prepare for.
Donald Trump takes aim at NATO

50:57 | Jul 7th, 2018

This week on The House, the former U.S. Representative to NATO, Douglas Lute, looks ahead at a potential explosive meeting of NATO leaders next week. Then, we discuss Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's handling of an allegation of inappropriate behaviou...Show More
Midweek podcast: How Mexico's next president will deal with Canada

19:00 | Jul 4th, 2018

On The House midweek podcast, guest-host Catherine Cullen talks to Hugo Perezcano, a former counsel on international trade to Mexico's Ministry of Economy, about how the outcome of the Mexican election will impact NAFTA talks and what that could mean...Show More
Trade dispute with Donald Trump escalates

49:45 | Jun 30th, 2018

This week on The House, with retaliatory tariffs running into the billions of dollars being levied on a wide range of American goods in response to U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum, we ask Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland about her plan t...Show More
Midweek podcast: The fight against fake news

32:56 | Jun 27th, 2018

This week on The House midweek podcast, we chat with digital media expert Fenwick McKelvey about Facebook's plans to tackle misinformation on their site in Canada. Chris Hall also talks to Saskatchewan finance minister Donna Harpauer about the outcom...Show More
How should Canada respond to U.S. immigration policies?

50:24 | Jun 23rd, 2018

This week on The House, we ask former Liberal cabinet minister Lloyd Axworthy and UNHCR representative Jean-Nicolas Beauze about Canada's roll in helping with the unfolding issues at the U.S.-Mexico border. We also tackle some of the remaining questi...Show More
Midweek podcast: Staying competitive with the U.S.

13:15 | Jun 20th, 2018

One Canada-U.S. issue that hasn't received as much attention as others but does have some Canadian businesses concerned has to do with their ability to compete with competitors south of the border. Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters released a repo...Show More
Canada's feud with Trump and the threat of new tariffs

50:24 | Jun 16th, 2018

This week on The House, we review the state of Canada-U.S. relations with Congressman Kevin Cramer, Republican Senator John Hoeven and Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale. And the French and German ambassadors to Canada join us to discuss the impact...Show More
Midweek podcast: Next House-Senate showdown over pot?

28:43 | Jun 13th, 2018

On The House midweek podcast, Independent Senator Yuen Pau Woo walks us through what could happen next now that the federal government has rejected several key amendments to the marijuana legalization bill. We also talk to journalism and internationa...Show More
Trump and Trudeau face off over trade at the G7

49:06 | Jun 9th, 2018

This week on The House, Finance Minister Bill Morneau joins us from the G7 meeting in Charlevoix to explain the Ottawa's approach to the U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium. We also break down what the Ontario election results will mean for the feder...Show More
Midweek podcast: Trump's impact on the G7 and MMIWG extension

24:32 | Jun 6th, 2018

On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall talks to former Prime Minister Paul Martin about what the escalating trade dispute between Donald Trump and some of the United States' key allies might mean for this week's meeting of the G7. Then, Crown-Indig...Show More
The plan for Canada's tariffs counter-punch

49:06 | Jun 1st, 2018

This week on The House, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland talks about Canada's response to new U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium. Then, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley shares her thoughts about Ottawa's move to buy the Trans Mountain pipelin...Show More
Midweek podcast: Explaining Ottawa's Kinder Morgan decision

18:05 | May 29th, 2018

On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall analyzes the federal government's decision to take over Kinder Morgan's controversial expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline. Then, we hear from Chief Robert Chamberlin, the vice-president of the Union of Br...Show More
26/05/18 - Will Ottawa and Kinder Morgan reach a deal?

48:54 | May 26th, 2018

This week on The House, Kinder Morgan's deadline of May 31st is just around the corner. Has the federal government provided the company with enough certainty to keep the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project alive? We talk to Canada's Natural Res...Show More
Midweek podcast: explaining proposed changes to divorce laws

20:56 | May 23rd, 2018

On The House midweek podcast, guest-host Catherine Cullen sits down with Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould to go over what the first major revamp of divorce laws in more than 20 years could mean for parents and children.
NAFTA deal may have to wait until 2019, pipeline feud spills over

52:03 | May 23rd, 2018

This week on The House, Congressman Brian Higgins talks to Chris Hall about the state of NAFTA negotiations. We also break down the latest in the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion battle with officials from B.C., Alberta and Ottawa. Finally, the Insi...Show More
Midweek podcast: Ottawa ready to compensate Kinder Morgan against political delays

20:46 | May 16th, 2018

This week on The House midweek podcast, we recap Minister Bill Morneau's announcement about what Ottawa is prepared to do to get the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion built with Green Party Leader Elizabeth May and CAPP president Tim Mc...Show More
Battle of the bills grips Senate and House of Commons

50:24 | May 12th, 2018

This week on The House, we recap a busy week in the Senate with the government representative's in the Red Chamber, Senator Peter Harder. Chris Hall also sits down with the German ambassador to Canada to talk about the future of the Iran nuclear deal...Show More
Midweek podcast: Looming deadlines for pot and NAFTA

29:00 | May 9th, 2018

This week on The House midweek podcast, we catch up on NAFTA talks with U.S.-Canada trade expert at Dickinson Wright Dan Ujczo, and look ahead to marijuana legalization with the person who chaired the federal task force on cannabis legalization and ...Show More
First Nations take on federal plan for pot legislation

50:24 | May 5th, 2018

This week on The House, we talk with Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day about how Indigenous communities plan to tackle the federal government's plan to legalize marijuana. Chris Hall also sits down with the acting Minister of Democratic Institutions...Show More
Midweek podcast: The future of the Safe Third Country Agreement

22:53 | May 2nd, 2018

On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall talks to two immigration lawyers about what, if anything, could be done to improve the Safe Third Country Agreement.
B.C. and Saskatchewan take their fights with Ottawa to the courts

50:36 | Apr 28th, 2018

This week on The House, both British Columbia and Saskatchewan are using the justice system to challenge Ottawa's pipeline and carbon pricing plans. We talk to Saskatchewan premier Scott Moe, B.C.'s attorney general David Eby, and federal environment...Show More
Midweek podcast: Where is the pharmacare debate heading?

10:46 | Apr 25th, 2018

On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall asks Linda Silas of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions what she would like to see emerge from the pharmacare development debate.
Updated podcast - The Liberals' challenges on the road to re-election

50:49 | Apr 22nd, 2018

This week, The House is at the Liberal policy convention in Halifax. Chris Hall talks to participants, MPs, and the new party president about the challenges the Liberals are facing, and the new policies needed to win in 2019. We also ask Barack Obama...Show More
The Liberals' challenges on the road to re-election

49:19 | Apr 21st, 2018

This week, The House is at the Liberal policy convention in Halifax. Chris Hall talks to participants, MPs, and the new party president about the challenges the Liberals are facing, and the new policies needed to win in 2019. We also ask Barack Obama...Show More
Midweek podcast: Why Quebec is watching the Trans Mountain battle

21:58 | Apr 18th, 2018

This week on The House midweek podcast, we explore why Quebec is so interested in the Trans Mountain expansion feud with Quebec's minister of Canadian relations, Jean-Marc Fournier. We also talk to family doctor Danielle Martin about the concept of a...Show More
Trudeau, Notley and Horgan meet to avoid a constitutional showdown

57:17 | Apr 14th, 2018

This week on The House, we explore the issues surrounding the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion with Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr and B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver. Chris Hall also looks ahead to the unprecedented committee appearance ...Show More
Midweek podcast: Ottawa's legal options on pipelines and what Scotland can learn from Quebec

23:32 | Apr 11th, 2018

On The House midweek podcast, we sit down with constitutional law expert Carissima Mathen to discuss the federal government's legal options moving forward with the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. We also talk to the presiding officer of the Scotti...Show More
Could Canada see another wave of asylum seekers?

50:40 | Apr 8th, 2018

This week on The House, we talk about the escalating trade fight between China and the U.S. and its potential impact on Canada with former diplomat Phil Calvert. We also explore whether could we see a repeat of last summer when hundred of asylum seek...Show More
Midweek podcast: Battling cyber attacks and responding to the Rohingya crisis

24:06 | Apr 4th, 2018

On The House midweek podcast, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg talks to Chris Hall about cyber security, growing tensions with Russia and Canada's potential involvement in Iraq. We also sit down with Bob Rae to discuss the recommendations he h...Show More
What is Ottawa ready to do to protect your privacy in the digital age?

50:50 | Mar 31st, 2018

This week on The House, what is the federal government ready to do to protect your privacy in the digital age? And does it all have to start by protecting you... from political parties? The acting Minister of Democratic Institutions, Scott Brison, jo...Show More
Do Canada's privacy laws need an update... and to apply to political parties?

49:11 | Mar 24th, 2018

This week on The House, Chris Hall talks about the fallout from the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal with Canada's privacy commissioner, Daniel Therrien.
Trump's approach to opioids and Canadian peacekeepers are heading to Mali

30:10 | Mar 21st, 2018

On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall talks about the U.S. president's approach to tackling the opioid crisis. Then, we look at the federal government's decision to send peacekeepers to Mali.
How the chaos in Donald Trump's Washington might affect Canada

50:32 | Mar 17th, 2018

This week on The House, after another tumultuous week in Washington, D.C., guest-host Catherine Cullen talks to Marc Garneau, chair of the Canada-U.S. relations cabinet committee. We also talk with a former CSIS director about how Canada can respond ...Show More
Midweek podcast - Doug Ford's provincial campaign to build off leadership race tactics

28:45 | Mar 14th, 2018

Doug Ford's strategy going into the provincial campaign is expected to build off his leadership tactics, according to his the man who just ran his successful campaign to lead the Ontario PC, Michael Diamond.
Canada dodges Donald Trump's tariffs... for now

50:33 | Mar 10th, 2018

This week on The House, with Canada having dodged Donald Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs, but the threat of those tariffs still looming large over the NAFTA negotiations, guest-host Catherine Cullen talks to Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freel...Show More
Trump's tariffs and India trip fallout overshadow budget 2018

50:33 | Mar 3rd, 2018

This week on The House, Chris Hall sits down with Finance Minister Bill Morneau to discuss his latest budget. Then, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer shares his thoughts on the Liberals' fiscal blueprint and the ongoing controversy over the Prime Min...Show More
Midweek pod: Inside the 2018 federal budget lock-up

15:58 | Feb 27th, 2018

On The House midweek podcast, from inside the 2018 federal budget lock-up, Chris Hall dissects Bill Morneau's latest fiscal blueprint with CBC parliamentary bureau chief Rob Russo and CBC senior reporters David Cochrane and Karina Roman.
Justin Trudeau's chaotic India trip and next week's federal budget

49:15 | Feb 24th, 2018

This week on The House, we dig into Justin Trudeau's chaotic visit to India. Then, we look ahead to next week's budget with the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Jean-Yves Duclos. Finally, the Insiders discuss what Finance Minist...Show More
Midweek podcast: Ontario PC drama and Indigenous rights framework

23:23 | Feb 21st, 2018

On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall talks to Conservative strategist John Capobianco about the political drama surrounding the Ontario PC party leadership race. Then, Leah Sarson, a Visiting Arctic Fellow at the Institute of Arctic Studies at Da...Show More
A new chapter for Indigenous rights?

50:42 | Feb 17th, 2018

This week on The House, Chris Hall sits down with two cabinet ministers, Jody Wilson-Raybould and Carolyn Bennett, to discuss the recently promised legal framework to recognize Indigenous rights. We also talk to NDP leader Jagmeet Singh about craftin...Show More
Midweek: Colten Boushie's family meets Justin Trudeau

35:37 | Feb 13th, 2018

On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall talks to Kathy Hodgson-Smith, an indigenous rights and criminal defence lawyer based in Saskatoon, and Bill Trudell, the Chair of the Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers, about the issues that have be...Show More
Special podcast: Ontario PC leadership race

24:12 | Feb 10th, 2018

The House talks to leadership candidates Doug Ford and Christine Elliott.
Ottawa not closing the door to incentives if B.C. caves on pipeline

49:43 | Feb 10th, 2018

This week, Chris Hall sits down with Natural Resources Jim Carr to talk about the dispute over the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline. Then, we hear from B.C. Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver.
Midweek podcast: Overhaul of the Fisheries Act

14:50 | Feb 7th, 2018

On The House midweek podcast, guest-host Hannah Thibedeau talks to Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc.
Chris Hall sits down with the Prime Minister

50:35 | Feb 3rd, 2018

This week on The House, Chris Hall sits down with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to talk about tackling sexual harassment, the future of NAFTA, his broken promise to reform the electoral system, and whether he will ever live at 24 Sussex Dr. again.
When #MeToo and Time's Up collide with Canadian politics

50:35 | Jan 27th, 2018

This week on The House, after allegations of sexual misconduct forced out two provincial party leaders — in Ontario and in Nova Scotia — and one federal cabinet minister, we ask Conservative deputy leader Lisa Raitt, former NDP MP and WWF Canada pres...Show More
Midweek podcast with Jean Charest and John McKay

33:08 | Jan 24th, 2018

On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall talks to former Quebec premier Jean Charest about the new Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, and its potential impact on the NAFTA talks. Then, we hear from Liberal MP John ...Show More
The Montreal Round: NAFTA talks at critical juncture

50:35 | Jan 20th, 2018

This week on The House, Chris Hall talks with two members of the NAFTA advisory council, Rona Ambrose and Hassan Yussuff, about what to expect from next week's round of negotiations in Montreal. We're also joined by Environment Minister Catherine McK...Show More
Midweek podcast: North Korea meeting missed the mark, says former diplomat

33:33 | Jan 17th, 2018

On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall talks to retired Canadian diplomat James Trottier about why he thinks excluding key players like China and Russia limited the effectiveness of this week's North Korea meeting in Vancouver. We also talk to the ...Show More
NAFTA uncertainty overshadows Liberal priorities

50:35 | Jan 13th, 2018

This week on The House, Justin Trudeau and his cabinet returned to work this week amid growing uncertainty surrounding the future of NAFTA. We ask International Trade Minister François-Philippe Champagne about Canada's strategy.
New Year for new leaders: what do Scheer and Singh need to do in 2018?

50:36 | Jan 6th, 2018

This week on The House, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer and NDP leader Jagmeet Singh discuss what they need to do to establish themselves as the main alternative to Justin Trudeau ahead of the next federal election.
Boeing vs. Ottawa, World Bank CEO on Canada's global role

28:38 | Sep 27th, 2017

On The House midweek podcast, Dan Ikenson from the non-partisan Cato Institute's Centre for Trade Policy Studies in Washington explains the trade dispute initiated by Boeing.
Inside Canada's efforts to inject climate change into NAFTA 2.0

50:38 | Sep 23rd, 2017

This week on The House, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna joins us ahead of the third round of NAFTA talks to discuss her efforts to include climate change language in the new deal.
Midweek Podcast: Trade take aplenty

29:03 | Sep 20th, 2017

On The House midweek podcast, we talk NAFTA, CETA, and all things related to trade with Meredith Lilly, former international trade advisor to Stephen Harper, and Scott Sinclair from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
What will stop the deadly march of opioids and fentanyl?

50:38 | Sep 16th, 2017

This week, as opioids and fentanyl continue their march across the country and claim more lives, The House looks at how the crisis has been tackled so far, and how one province that has yet to be hit - New Brunswick - could soon be affected.
Liberal cabinet retreat in St. John's

15:05 | Sep 13th, 2017

On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall is in St. John's to cover and dissect what took place at the Liberal cabinet retreat.
The era of legal marijuana taking shape

49:05 | Sep 9th, 2017

Ontario has a plan to handle the pot in 2018. The province is the first to outline how and where marijuana will be sold once it becomes legal. But will their approach work? Ottawa's point person on pot, Liberal MP Bill Blair, joins us.
Midweek podcast: Round 2 of NAFTA talks and tax talk at the Liberal caucus retreat

23:13 | Sep 6th, 2017

Guest-host David Cochrane dissects the second round of NAFTA talks with CP's Alex Panetta. Then, we check in with the CBC's John Paul Tasker from the Liberal caucus retreat in Kelowna.
What would Canada look like without the Indian Act?

50:35 | Sep 2nd, 2017

Former prime minister Paul Martin and Naiomi Metallic, the chancellor's chair in Aboriginal law and policy at Dalhousie University, reflect on this week's signal from the Liberal government that they're willing to move the country beyond the Indian A...Show More
Is the government taking care of Canada's first responders?

18:12 | Aug 30th, 2017

Results from Canada's first national survey looking at operational stress injuries among first responders such as police, paramedics, firefighters and 911 operators suggest they are much more likely to develop a mental disorder than the general popul...Show More
New Conservative leader Andrew Scheer gears up for the fall

48:30 | Aug 26th, 2017

This week on The House, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer joins us to talk taxes, John A. Macdonald, and border crossings. We also talk to Quebec's Immigration Minister Kathleen Weil about how the province is handling the recent spike in the number o...Show More
Canada's yet-to-be-announced peacekeeping mission

16:54 | Aug 23rd, 2017

Defence specialist Murray Brewster brings us up to speed on the federal government's peacekeeping plans.
Canada's NAFTA motto: 'Get 'er done'

55:48 | Aug 19th, 2017

Foreign Affairs parl. secretary Andrew Leslie weighs in how Round 1 of NAFTA talks rolled out in Washington. Plus, the mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, on his approach to a Confederate monument, and India's High Commissioner on 70 years of independence.
Midweek podcast: U.S. comes out swinging on 1st day of NAFTA talks

32:38 | Aug 16th, 2017

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer didn’t hold back on the first official day of NAFTA negotiations, saying the 23-year-old agreement has “fundamentally failed” many Americans and “needs major improvement." Dan Ujczo, and international trade...Show More
How should Canada handle North Korea?

49:55 | Aug 12th, 2017

What do President Donald Trump's threats of "fire and fury" against North Korea mean for Canada? Andrea Berger, senior research associate at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, walks us through the war of words. Plus: Dominic LeBlan...Show More
Midweek pod: Climate pressure

26:28 | Aug 9th, 2017

Katharine Hayhoe is the Canadian scientist who helped write the U.S. climate change report sending shockwaves through that country. How does she think the Trump administration will respond? Plus: Senator Bob Runciman says goodbye to the Red Chamber.
Pressure point at the Canada-U.S. border

48:30 | Aug 5th, 2017

Hundreds of people have been lining up in recent days to illegally cross into Canada. What is behind this latest surge in the number of asylum seekers hopping the border? We talk to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Ahmed Hussen.
Is it too late to fix the MMIWG inquiry?

50:00 | Jul 29th, 2017

This week on The House, the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett, discusses the future of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls amid a storm of criticism.
Duty to consult and NAFTA disputes

21:17 | Jul 26th, 2017

This week, we look at what the Supreme Court of Canada's ruling involving the duty to consult means for future energy projects. Then, we dive into NAFTA'S Chapter 19 with Maryscott Greenwood, CEO of the Canadian American Business Council.
Gearing up for NAFTA talks

50:00 | Jul 22nd, 2017

This week on The House, there's less than a month until NAFTA renegotiations begin and the pressure is on. We check in with Conservative leader Andrew Scheer, Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister and Politico's trade reporter, Megan Cassella.
Midweek podcast: Morneau closing the loop and B.C. (finally) gets a premier

30:36 | Jul 19th, 2017

David Cochrane sits down with Canada's finance minister to discuss his latest proposal to close a tax loophole for some wealthy Canadians.
Canada hoping for a win-win-win on NAFTA

50:00 | Jul 15th, 2017

Just days before the U.S. is expected to release its trade objectives Trudeau pitched Canada to VP Pence and governors. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland gives us her take on those talks.
Midweek podcast: What it's like being a politician during a disaster

30:01 | Jul 12th, 2017

As forest fires rage in B.C. we check back in with Melissa Blake, the mayor of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, which includes Fort McMurray, about how she viewed her role as a politician and resident during the 2016 forest fires.
Talking Paris in Hamburg

50:00 | Jul 8th, 2017

This week on The House, Canada tries to sell the Paris climate goals at the G20 summit - but the U.S. isn't buying. What does that mean for global climate action? Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna is here.
Midweek podcast: A 'totally unprecedented' G20

24:37 | Jul 5th, 2017

We get a read on what's at stake during the G20 summit this week with CIGI fellow Tom Bernes. We also dive into the Omar Khadr deal with lawyer Paul Champ and the Canadian Taxpayers' Federation.
The Road to Confederation

49:59 | Jul 1st, 2017

On a special Canada Day edition of The House, we go back in time to look at how politics created Canada and how, a century and a half later, the decisions of that time continue to shape our political debates and institutions.
Midweek podcast: Spring sitting review

23:56 | Jun 28th, 2017

On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall looks back on the spring sitting of Parliament with CBC parliamentary reporters Aaron Wherry, Katie Simpson and Catherine Cullen.
The Liberal approach to national security

50:00 | Jun 24th, 2017

This week on The House, it was a key campaign promise: repeal the "problematic elements" of the Conservatives' anti-terrorism law. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale joins us to discuss Bill C-59. We also hear from the opposition parties.
Midweek podcast:The Liberals present their national security plan

31:35 | Jun 21st, 2017

On The House midweek podcast, University of Ottawa law professor Craig Forcese gives us his assessment of the Liberals' new anti-terrorism measures. We also get the latest on the B.C. political drama with the Globe and Mail's Justine Hunter.
Justin Trudeau's neighbour says goodbye

50:00 | Jun 17th, 2017

Governor General David Johnston is spending his last Canada Day at Rideau Hall, he reflects on his tenure and the 150th anniversary of Confederation in this week's episode of The House. Canada's top solider gives us his review of the new defence poli...Show More
Midweek podcast: Senate tries to deal with 'out of whack' court delays

35:56 | Jun 14th, 2017

Senators George Baker and Bob Runciman on how the government can help alleviate court delays. Then a look back at Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin's career on the bench with the CBC's Alison Crawford and University of Ottawa law professor Carissima M...Show More
A made-in-Canada foreign policy

50:00 | Jun 10th, 2017

This week on The House, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland explains what role her government wants to see Canada play on the world stage. We also get reaction to this week's developments from NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
Charting a new course for Canada and its military

27:56 | Jun 7th, 2017

Former national security analyst Stephanie Carvin the CBC's Murray Brewster break down this week's announcements by the Liberal government on foreign affairs and defence.
The new face of the Conservative Party

50:00 | Jun 4th, 2017

He's called himself Stephen Harper with a smile, but what can we expect from Andrew Scheer now that he's the leader of the Official Opposition? This week on The House, we sit down with the new Conservative leader to talk about what comes next.
Midweek podcast: B.C.'s Liberal MPs face a political pipeline pickle

31:13 | May 31st, 2017

On The House midweek podcast, we get reaction to the unfolding political drama in British Columbia from Shachi Kurl, executive director of the Angus Reid Institute, and Vancouver North Liberal MP Jonathan Wilkinson.
The Conservatives pick their new leader

48:30 | May 27th, 2017

This week, The House is at the Conservative leadership convention where the next leader of the Official Opposition will be chosen. We hear from Conservative MPs Candice Bergen, Michelle Rempel and Diane Finley and former MP Peter MacKay.
Midweek podcast: Who will lead British Columbia?

29:25 | May 25th, 2017

The final results are in and we still don't know who will end up in charge in British Columbia. The Green Party holds the balance of power and could decide to help the Liberals or the NDP form a minority government. We speak to leader Andrew Weaver.
Rona Ambrose's goodbye

50:00 | May 20th, 2017

This week on The House, with just a week left before the Conservative Party picks a new leader, outgoing interim leader Rona Ambrose talks about her decision to leave politics, the state of the party, and where things go from here.
Midweek podcast: Trouble with the force

26:49 | May 17th, 2017

On The House midweek, podcast, we look at a series of reports critical of the RCMP with CBC senior reporter Alison Crawford. Then, we talk to the author of one of those reports, Auditor General Michael Ferguson.
Is the infrastructure bank a solution or a problem?

50:00 | May 13th, 2017

This week on The House, Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi explains how and why his government is going about creating a controversial $35 billion infrastructure bank.
Midweek podcast: B.C.'s Minority Report

44:52 | May 10th, 2017

On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall looks at the national implications of British Columbia's stunning election results. As things currently stand, the province could be run by a minority government for the first time in decades.
B.C.'s choice: The House goes to British Columbia

50:00 | May 6th, 2017

British Columbians are heading to the polls next week. Will the 16-year Liberal dynasty continue? Will the NDP manage to avoid a repeat of their 2013 election collapse? This week, The House is British Columbia to take the pulse of the campaign.
Midweek podcast: British Columbia election primer

38:18 | May 3rd, 2017

With less than a week to go before B.C.'s election, we get the lay of the land with Angus Reid Institute executive director Shachi Kurl and we dig into the NDP and Liberal split on piplelines with former NDP MLA turned trades head Tom Sigurdson.
Trump's first trade punch and what it could mean for NAFTA renegotiations

50:00 | Apr 29th, 2017

This week on The House, what will be the impact of Donald Trump's decision to impose new duties on softwood lumber from Canada? What does Canada plan to do in response? Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr joins us.
Midweek podcast: In the Oval Office with Trump and Kevin O'Leary drops out

33:28 | Apr 26th, 2017

On The House midweek podcast, the international president United Steelworkers union, Canadian Leo Gerard. Then, we look at the implications Kevin O'Leary's decision to drop out of the Conservative leadership race.
Canada becomes Donald Trump's latest trade target

50:00 | Apr 22nd, 2017

This week on The House, Donald Trump took straight aim at Canada, not once but twice this week. What does the U.S. president's switch to aggressive trade rhetoric mean for future trade negotiations?
Midweek podcast: Donald Trump's dairy warning to Canada

26:21 | Apr 19th, 2017

On The House midweek podcast, what does Trump's new Buy American order leave Canada? Dan Ujczo, an international trade lawyer with Dickinson Wright, explains. Then we pose your questions about the effects of pot to the CMA.
The Liberals' blueprint to legalize marijuana in Canada

50:10 | Apr 15th, 2017

This week on The House, Ottawa has tabled its highly-anticipated plan to legalize marijuana. But plenty of questions remain. We talk to federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and Manitoba Justice Minister Heather Stefanson.
Midweek pod: Were Donald Trump's airstikes against Syria legal?

27:06 | Apr 12th, 2017

On The House midweek podcast, following a number of questions from our listeners about the legality of the U.S. intervention in Syria, we talk to John Bellinger, a former legal counsel to the US State Department and the National Security Council.
Will Canada follow Donald Trump into Syria?

50:02 | Apr 8th, 2017

This week on The House, following U.S. airstrikes in Syria, what is Canada prepared to do to support Donald Trump? We ask Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland.
Midweek podcast: Bill Morneau to the U.S. and asylum seekers follow

35:17 | Apr 5th, 2017

On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall talks to Finance Minister Bill Morneau about his latest visit to the United States, and his upcoming trip to the United Kingdom.
Crossing the border: why are some many asylum seekers coming to Canada from the United States?

50:00 | Apr 1st, 2017

This week, The House is on the road to explore the reasons behind the recent increase in the number of asylum seekers leaving the United States and crossing the border into Canada.
The House on the Canada-U.S. border

07:39 | Mar 30th, 2017

On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall previews Saturday's special show about the growing number of asylum seekers crossing the border.
Chapter 2 of the Trudeau-Morneau fiscal plan: Budget 2017

50:00 | Mar 25th, 2017

This week on The House, Finance Minister Bill Morneau explains why his latest budget is only the second chapter of the Liberals' long-term approach to the economy. We also get reaction to the 2017 federal budget.
Breaking down the 2017 federal budget

18:49 | Mar 22nd, 2017

On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall puts Bill Morneau's second budget under the microscope with former Saskatchewan Finance Minister Janice MacKinnon, former Conservative cabinet minister James Moore and CBC columnist Neil Macdonald.
In House panel - March 18

07:59 | Mar 18th, 2017

In House panellists John geddes and Mia Rabson discuss "widespread vote rigging" in the race to become leader of the Conservative Party, and look at Justin Trudeau's trip to New York City.
Donald Trump looms over Budget 2017

50:00 | Mar 18th, 2017

In less than a week, the Liberal government will unveil their second budget since taking power. Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose and NDP Leader Tom Mulcair both discuss the uncertainty of Canada's new neighbour.
Interview - Rona Ambrose

10:12 | Mar 18th, 2017

Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose tells us what she wants to see in next week's Liberal Budget.
Interview - Jim Carr

06:40 | Mar 18th, 2017

Manitoba MP Jim Carr, the federal natural resources minister, responds to Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister's concerns over the ongoing health deal negotiations.
Interview - Premier Brian Pallister

10:01 | Mar 18th, 2017

Manitoba Brian Pallister talks about the fight with Ottawa over a new health deal and hopes those negotiations won't taint the Liberals' willingness to help on other files.
Interview - Tom Mulcair

08:30 | Mar 18th, 2017

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair discusses the upcoming federal budget, and on dealing with the Trump administration.
First Ottawa visit by Trump cabinet member focuses on security, border

50:00 | Mar 11th, 2017

This week on The House, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly became the first member of Donald Trump's inner circle to come to Ottawa on Friday. What came out of the official visit? We ask Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale.
Midweek podcast: Open or not? The Liberal party's nomination controversies

13:22 | Mar 8th, 2017

On The House midweek podcast, with two candidate nomination controversies on its hands, the Liberal party has been forced to defend the way candidates are chosen. Is the party really as open as the Prime Minister claims?
Trump name-drops Canada: sign Ottawa's approach is working?

50:00 | Mar 4th, 2017

This week on The House, Canada's Transport Minister, and the chair of the cabinet committee on Canada-U.S. relations, Marc Garneau joins us following another visit to Washington.
Canada's cameos during Trump's speech to Congress

31:35 | Mar 1st, 2017

On The House midweek podcast, we're joined by Tamara Keith, NPR White House Correspondent and co-host of the NPR Politics Podcast, to discuss Donald Trump's first address to Congress.
Migrants and pre-clearance: spotlight on the Canada-U.S. border

50:00 | Feb 25th, 2017

This week on The House, with an increasing number of asylum seekers braving the cold and snow to illegally come to Canada, and with concerns about the expanded pre-clearance agreement with the U.S., we talk to Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale.
Migrants and pre-clearance: spotlight on the Canada-U.S. border

50:00 | Feb 25th, 2017

This week on The House, with an increasing number of asylum seekers braving the cold and snow to illegally come to Canada, and with concerns about the expanded pre-clearance agreement with the U.S., we talk to Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale.
Midweek podcast: Now let's look at taxes

25:30 | Feb 22nd, 2017

We continue to put the spotlight on the upcoming federal budget by taking a look at what the Liberals might do on the tax front with former Saskatchewan finance minister Janice Mackinnon and Aaron Wudrick from the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.
Midweek podcast: Now let's look at taxes

25:30 | Feb 22nd, 2017

We continue to put the spotlight on the upcoming federal budget by taking a look at what the Liberals might do on the tax front with former Saskatchewan finance minister Janice Mackinnon and Aaron Wudrick from the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.
Spotlight on the budget: concerns about jobs, infrastructure and innovation

50:00 | Feb 18th, 2017

On a special edition of The House, Chris Hall travels through south western Ontario to find out what Canadians want to see in the upcoming federal budget.
Spotlight on the budget: concerns about jobs, infrastructure and innovation

50:00 | Feb 18th, 2017

On a special edition of The House, Chris Hall travels through south western Ontario to find out what Canadians want to see in the upcoming federal budget.
Midweek pod: The House road trip!

16:44 | Feb 15th, 2017

The House is on the road this week to hear what Canadians want to see in the upcoming federal budget.
Midweek pod: The House road trip!

16:44 | Feb 15th, 2017

The House is on the road this week to hear what Canadians want to see in the upcoming federal budget.
What to expect from the first Trudeau-Trump meeting

50:00 | Feb 11th, 2017

This week on The House, the chair of the cabinet committee on Canada-U.S. relations, Marc Garneau, gives us clues about how the upcoming meeting between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump will go.
What to expect from the first Trudeau-Trump meeting

50:00 | Feb 11th, 2017

This week on The House, the chair of the cabinet committee on Canada-U.S. relations, Marc Garneau, gives us clues about how the upcoming meeting between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump will go.
Midweek podcast: Dominic Barton's latest recommendations

28:46 | Feb 7th, 2017

On The House midweek podcast, the head of the federal government's Advisory Council on Economic Growth, Dominic Barton, talks about his latest recommendations.
Midweek podcast: Dominic Barton's latest recommendations

28:46 | Feb 7th, 2017

On The House midweek podcast, the head of the federal government's Advisory Council on Economic Growth, Dominic Barton, talks about his latest recommendations.
Shaping the Canadian approach to Donald Trump

50:00 | Feb 4th, 2017

This week on The House, Canada's Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Minister Ahmed Hussen joins us to talk about dealing with Donald Trump's administration. We also hear from Randy Hoback and Helene Laverdiere, the foreign affairs critics.
Shaping the Canadian approach to Donald Trump

50:00 | Feb 4th, 2017

This week on The House, Canada's Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Minister Ahmed Hussen joins us to talk about dealing with Donald Trump's administration. We also hear from Randy Hoback and Helene Laverdiere, the foreign affairs critics.
Midweek podcast: Trump decision continues to create uncertainty

29:15 | Feb 1st, 2017

On The House midweek podcast, we talk to Babak Seradjeh and Hadeel Ibrahim about how they are experiencing the aftermath of Donald Trump's executive order cracking down on immigrants and refugees.
Midweek podcast: Trump decision continues to create uncertainty

29:15 | Feb 1st, 2017

On The House midweek podcast, we talk to Babak Seradjeh and Hadeel Ibrahim about how they are experiencing the aftermath of Donald Trump's executive order cracking down on immigrants and refugees.
Canada starting to feel the Trump effect

50:00 | Jan 28th, 2017

This week on The House, Donald Trump's agenda that could have a big impact on Canada's security and intelligence community. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale joins us to discuss.
Canada starting to feel the Trump effect

50:00 | Jan 28th, 2017

This week on The House, Donald Trump's agenda that could have a big impact on Canada's security and intelligence community. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale joins us to discuss.
Midweek podcast: What comes after the Women's March?

38:14 | Jan 25th, 2017

On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall talks to people who took part in Saturday's Women's March about what comes next, and how they want the Canadian government to interact with U.S. president Donald Trump.
Midweek podcast: What comes after the Women's March?

38:14 | Jan 25th, 2017

On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall talks to people who took part in Saturday's Women's March about what comes next, and how they want the Canadian government to interact with U.S. president Donald Trump.
In the land of Trump: the beginning of a new era in American politics

51:56 | Jan 21st, 2017

This week on The House, Chris Hall is in Washington, D.C., to witness the first few hours of the Trump administration. Chris sits down with Republican Congressman Kevin Cramer, Democrat Brian Higgins and Republican Senator John Hoeven.
In the land of Trump: the beginning of a new era in American politics

51:56 | Jan 21st, 2017

This week on The House, Chris Hall is in Washington, D.C., to witness the first few hours of the Trump administration. Chris sits down with Republican Congressman Kevin Cramer, Democrat Brian Higgins and Republican Senator John Hoeven.
Midweek podcast: Waiting for President Trump

32:07 | Jan 18th, 2017

The House is in Washington, D.C., this week. To set the stage for Friday's inauguration, Chris Hall sits down with Laura Dawson, Paul Frazer and Scotty Greenwood.
Midweek podcast: Waiting for President Trump

32:07 | Jan 18th, 2017

The House is in Washington, D.C., this week. To set the stage for Friday's inauguration, Chris Hall sits down with Laura Dawson, Paul Frazer and Scotty Greenwood.
Is Canada ready for Donald Trump?

50:00 | Jan 14th, 2017

With Donald Trump just under a week away from becoming president of the United States, we gauge Canada's preparedness with former ambassador Derek Burney, former diplomat Paul Frazer, and the United Steelworkers international president Leo Gerard.
Is Canada ready for Donald Trump?

50:00 | Jan 14th, 2017

With Donald Trump just under a week away from becoming president of the United States, we gauge Canada's preparedness with former ambassador Derek Burney, former diplomat Paul Frazer, and the United Steelworkers international president Leo Gerard.
Midweek podcast: new Trudeau cabinet ahead of Trump's inauguration

46:33 | Jan 11th, 2017

Chris Hall talks to Roland Paris, a former foreign affairs adviser to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, about Chrystia Freeland becoming foreign affairs minister.
Midweek podcast: new Trudeau cabinet ahead of Trump's inauguration

46:33 | Jan 11th, 2017

Chris Hall talks to Roland Paris, a former foreign affairs adviser to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, about Chrystia Freeland becoming foreign affairs minister.
Kellie Leitch isn't backing down on 'Canadian values'

49:59 | Jan 7th, 2017

Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch fleshes out her plans on how screening immigrants and visitors for 'Canadian values' would work. Plus, David Mulroney on Trump, trade and China tweets, and Garry Kasparov on Putin and hacking allegation...Show More
Kellie Leitch isn't backing down on 'Canadian values'

49:59 | Jan 7th, 2017

Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch fleshes out her plans on how screening immigrants and visitors for 'Canadian values' would work. Plus, David Mulroney on Trump, trade and China tweets, and Garry Kasparov on Putin and hacking allegation...Show More
2017: The dawn of Trump... and two new leaders

48:30 | Dec 31st, 2016

This week on The House, we look ahead to some of the key political storylines that will unfold in 2017 with International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland, interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose and NDP leader Tom Mulcair.
2017: The dawn of Trump... and two new leaders

48:30 | Dec 31st, 2016

This week on The House, we look ahead to some of the key political storylines that will unfold in 2017 with International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland, interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose and NDP leader Tom Mulcair.
Midweek podcast: Exporting Canada's private refugee sponsorship approach

18:04 | Dec 28th, 2016

Jennifer Bond of Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative and Gregory Maniatis, senior advisor to the Open Society Foundations and the United Nations discuss the world's interest in Canada's approach to private refugee sponsorship.
Midweek podcast: Exporting Canada's private refugee sponsorship approach

18:04 | Dec 28th, 2016

Jennifer Bond of Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative and Gregory Maniatis, senior advisor to the Open Society Foundations and the United Nations discuss the world's interest in Canada's approach to private refugee sponsorship.
The 2016 House political quiz!

48:30 | Dec 24th, 2016

This week on The House, our annual holiday tradition continues with our year-end political quiz! Joel-Denis Bellavance from La Presse, Rosemary Barton from CBC and Tonda McCharles from the Toronto Star put their political knowledge to the test!
The 2016 House political quiz!

48:30 | Dec 24th, 2016

This week on The House, our annual holiday tradition continues with our year-end political quiz! Joel-Denis Bellavance from La Presse, Rosemary Barton from CBC and Tonda McCharles from the Toronto Star put their political knowledge to the test!
Midweek podcast: no health deal, so now what?

12:25 | Dec 20th, 2016

On The House midweek podcast, Manitoba Finance Minister Cameron Friesen talks about the next steps in the negotiation with Ottawa over health care funding.
Midweek podcast: no health deal, so now what?

12:25 | Dec 20th, 2016

On The House midweek podcast, Manitoba Finance Minister Cameron Friesen talks about the next steps in the negotiation with Ottawa over health care funding.
Liberals deliver ultimatum to provinces on health deal

50:00 | Dec 17th, 2016

This week on The House, is the federal government close to reaching a deal over health dollars with the provinces? We'll ask federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau, Health Minister Jane Philpott and Saskatchewan Finance Minister Kevin Doherty.
Liberals deliver ultimatum to provinces on health deal

50:00 | Dec 17th, 2016

This week on The House, is the federal government close to reaching a deal over health dollars with the provinces? We'll ask federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau, Health Minister Jane Philpott and Saskatchewan Finance Minister Kevin Doherty.
Mid-week podcast: will the health ministers come to Ottawa?

29:27 | Dec 14th, 2016

Chris Hall talks to B.C.'s health minister Terry Lake about whether it's worth his counterparts' time to come to Ottawa next week to discuss federal health funding. Then, we look into what a national price on carbon will mean for you.
Mid-week podcast: will the health ministers come to Ottawa?

29:27 | Dec 14th, 2016

Chris Hall talks to B.C.'s health minister Terry Lake about whether it's worth his counterparts' time to come to Ottawa next week to discuss federal health funding. Then, we look into what a national price on carbon will mean for you.
The fine print of Canada's new climate change deal

50:00 | Dec 10th, 2016

What did Justin Trudeau and the country's premiers manage to agree on when it comes to fighting climate change? We talk to federal Environment Catherine McKenna as well premiers Christy Clark, Kathleen Wynne, Brian Pallister and Stephen McNeil.
The fine print of Canada's new climate change deal

50:00 | Dec 10th, 2016

What did Justin Trudeau and the country's premiers manage to agree on when it comes to fighting climate change? We talk to federal Environment Catherine McKenna as well premiers Christy Clark, Kathleen Wynne, Brian Pallister and Stephen McNeil.
What's next for electoral reform?

36:49 | Dec 7th, 2016

On The House mid-week podcast, Conservative Scott Reid, NDP MP Nathan Cullen and Mark Holland, the parliamentary secretary to the minister of democratic institutions, discuss the controversy surrounding "mydemocracy.ca" and the future of electoral re...Show More
What's next for electoral reform?

36:49 | Dec 7th, 2016

On The House mid-week podcast, Conservative Scott Reid, NDP MP Nathan Cullen and Mark Holland, the parliamentary secretary to the minister of democratic institutions, discuss the controversy surrounding "mydemocracy.ca" and the future of electoral re...Show More
Justin Trudeau's pipeline and electoral reform challenges

50:00 | Dec 3rd, 2016

Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr, Alberta's Rachel Notley and Green Party leader Elizabeth May discuss the approval of the Trans Mountain project. Then, are the Liberals are setting the stage to break their promise to reform the electoral system?
Justin Trudeau's pipeline and electoral reform challenges

50:00 | Dec 3rd, 2016

Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr, Alberta's Rachel Notley and Green Party leader Elizabeth May discuss the approval of the Trans Mountain project. Then, are the Liberals are setting the stage to break their promise to reform the electoral system?
Midweek podcast: Justin Trudeau's energy test begins

29:36 | Nov 30th, 2016

On the midweek podcast, we look at the decision to approve Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline project with North Vancouver MP John Wilkinson and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May.
Midweek podcast: Justin Trudeau's energy test begins

29:36 | Nov 30th, 2016

On the midweek podcast, we look at the decision to approve Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline project with North Vancouver MP John Wilkinson and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May.
Catherine McKenna on her green blueprint and dealing with Trump

50:00 | Nov 25th, 2016

This week on The House, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna joins us to talk about next month's first ministers meeting on climate change and how to work with incoming U.S. president Donald Trump.
Catherine McKenna on her green blueprint and dealing with Trump

50:00 | Nov 25th, 2016

This week on The House, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna joins us to talk about next month's first ministers meeting on climate change and how to work with incoming U.S. president Donald Trump.
Midweek podcast: procurement expert blasts Ottawa's fighter jet plan

24:43 | Nov 23rd, 2016

On the midweek podcast, Canada's fighter jets saga continues. Alan Williams, a former assistant deputy minister of materiel with the Department of National Defence, joins us to explain why the government's latest move is "absurd" and "unnecessary."
Midweek podcast: procurement expert blasts Ottawa's fighter jet plan

24:43 | Nov 23rd, 2016

On the midweek podcast, Canada's fighter jets saga continues. Alan Williams, a former assistant deputy minister of materiel with the Department of National Defence, joins us to explain why the government's latest move is "absurd" and "unnecessary."
Ahead of Trump presidency, NATO braces itself for possible Russian test

50:00 | Nov 19th, 2016

This week on The House, the election of Donald Trump continues to raise questions on a number of fronts, including security and defence. How will the arrival of the billionaire businessman in the White House affect NATO?
Ahead of Trump presidency, NATO braces itself for possible Russian test

50:00 | Nov 19th, 2016

This week on The House, the election of Donald Trump continues to raise questions on a number of fronts, including security and defence. How will the arrival of the billionaire businessman in the White House affect NATO?
Mid-week podcast: Justin Trudeau goes to Cuba

28:15 | Nov 16th, 2016

We hear from a former ambassador to Cuba about what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's trip to the communist island signals and where the relationship should go. Then, we get a U.S. perspective about the future of NAFTA from Ohio.
Mid-week podcast: Justin Trudeau goes to Cuba

28:15 | Nov 16th, 2016

We hear from a former ambassador to Cuba about what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's trip to the communist island signals and where the relationship should go. Then, we get a U.S. perspective about the future of NAFTA from Ohio.
The aftermath of America's choice: what Donald Trump means for Canada

50:00 | Nov 12th, 2016

We explore the consequences of Donald Trump's victory on the Canada-U.S. relationship with Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne and former Bank of Canada governor David Dodge.
The aftermath of America's choice: what Donald Trump means for Canada

50:00 | Nov 12th, 2016

We explore the consequences of Donald Trump's victory on the Canada-U.S. relationship with Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne and former Bank of Canada governor David Dodge.
America chose Trump: a special The House/Pollcast analysis

36:50 | Nov 9th, 2016

The House and the Pollcast team up to bring you full analysis of the stunning U.S. election results. Chris Hall and Éric Grenier are joined two MPs who have just returned from the United States: Conservative Michelle Rempel and New Democrat Nathan Cu...Show More
Spy agency broke the law, so who will be held accountable?

1:04:17 | Nov 5th, 2016

This week on The House, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale explains how he plans to respond to this week's scathing court ruling slamming Canada's spy agency.
Mid-week podcast: PBO's take on the fall fiscal update

18:50 | Nov 2nd, 2016

Chris Hall sits down with the assistant Parliamentary Budget Officer, Mustafa Askari, to discuss Finance Minister Bill Morneau's economic update.