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Power Lunch: Robert Fife

24:31 | May 4th

Globe & Mail Ottawa Bureau Chief Robert Fife sat down with Vassy Kapelos to talk SNC-Lavalin, the state of political journalism, and his advice for young journalists.
Saskatchewan court rules carbon tax constitutional

45:23 | May 3rd

Premier Scott Moe discusses the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal's ruling on the constitutionality of the carbon tax. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment Sean Fraser responds. University of Ottawa law professor Errol Mendes interprets ...Show More
Kenney warns of constitutional challenge to Bill C-69

42:48 | May 2nd

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney on his opposition to Bill C-69; Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi responds before the Power Panel weighs in. Plus, International Trade Minister Jim Carr on the ongoing diplomatic dispute with China.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman testifies on Parliament Hill

59:51 | May 1st

Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau on boosting loans for canola farmers. Former Canadian diplomat to China Gordon Houlden weighs in on the ongoing dispute with China. The Power Panel takes on Liberal MP Andrew Leslie's decision not to run in th...Show More
Juan Guaido calls for uprising in Venezuela, clashes erupt

54:15 | Apr 30th

Former Canadian Ambassador to Venezuela Ben Rowswell on the Venezuelan uprising. Senator Pierre Dalphond on the Senate Ethics Committee's call for a suspension of Senator Lynn Beyak. The Power Panel weighs in on Jason Kenney's swearing-in as Alberta ...Show More
Scheer calls for action on canola crisis

1:01:47 | Apr 29th

Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau responds to criticism from the Conservatives that the government isn't doing enough to respond to the canola dispute with China. A former ambassador to China weighs in. Plus, the Power Panel discusses whether ...Show More
Spring floods worsening

47:13 | Apr 26th

As Montreal declares a state of emergency, Ottawa prepares for voluntary evacuations in the west end of the city. City Councillor George Darouze and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety Karen McCrimmon discuss what is being done t...Show More
Canadian privacy watchdogs taking Facebook to court

54:36 | Apr 25th

Democratic Institution's Minister Karina Gould responds to a report that finds Facebook violated Canadian privacy laws. Two privacy watchdogs discuss that report. Plus, federal Infrastructure Minister François-Philippe Champagne on what the federal g...Show More
P.E.I. votes for minority government

52:21 | Apr 24th

The PCs fell two seats short of enough seats to form a majority in P.E.I. and the Greens will form the official opposition. Both party's leaders discuss how they plan to move forward. Plus: Former diplomat Colin Robertson weighs in on the canola disp...Show More
P.E.I. votes and Premier Moe presses Trudeau for federal aid

36:44 | Apr 23rd

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe on the canola crisis and what he needs from the federal government. Ontario NDP MPP Bhutila Karpoche weighs in on the Ford government's budget cuts to public health and legal aid. The Power Panel digs into election day ...Show More
Winds of change in P.E.I.?

35:32 | Apr 22nd

Voters in Prince Edward Island will cast their ballots tomorrow with the latest polls suggesting the Green Party is leading a tight, three-way race. Will it be enough to allow them to form their first government? Plus: A comedian has been elected Ukr...Show More
Mueller report released to public

1:07:50 | Apr 18th

Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation did not find that Donald Trump or members of his campaign worked with Russia during the 2016 presidential election, but the report appeared to paint a picture of a president taking steps to control the i...Show More
UCP wins a majority government in Alberta

1:11:41 | Apr 17th

The United Conservative Party won a majority government in Alberta. P&P talks to political strategists, Quebec's Christopher Skeete, CBC Polls Analyst Eric Grenier, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers CEO Tim McMillan and Minister of Natural ...Show More
Election day in Alberta

54:04 | Apr 16th

Albertans head to the polls to decide whether to give Rachel Notley and the NDP government a second mandate, or choose Jason Kenney and the United Conservative Party to lead the province for the next four years.
Notley, Kenney make final push ahead of election day

57:40 | Apr 15th

CBC Polls Analyst Eric Grenier breaks down the numbers ahead of election day. Plus, Vassy speaks with Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson, and former Deputy Premier (current NDP candidate) Sarah Hoffman, and the Power Panel - Rache...Show More
Fallout from the Ontario budget

52:53 | Apr 12th

Ontario Minister of Colleges and Universities Merrilee Fullerton on changes to funding for post-secondary institutions. Canadian Council for Refugees Executive Director Janet Dench on cuts to Legal Aid Ontario. The Power Panel weighs in on the Ontari...Show More
Ont. P.C. government tables its first budget

1:01:05 | Apr 11th

Ontario P.C. government tables its first budget; P&P talks to NDP Leader Andrea Horwath,Treasury Board President Peter Bethlenfalvy and Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance President Danny Chang. Plus, Minister of Border Security and Organized Crim...Show More
Backlash to $12M funding for Loblaws

31:05 | Apr 10th

MPs debate the Liberal government's decision to give $12 million to Loblaws to help the company install more energy-efficient fridges. Then we hear from the Power Panel, a refugee lawyer and former foreign affairs minister on proposed changes to Cana...Show More
Philpott says Trudeau violated her rights

58:51 | Apr 9th

Jane Philpott says the Prime Minister violated her rights when he expelled her from caucus; MPs debate. Plus, Ontario wants anti carbon tax stickers at every gas station in the province.
Canada at risk of election interference

50:52 | Apr 8th

Canadians are vulnerable to foreign interference in this fall's federal election - and the meddling is already underway, according to a new report from Canada's electronic spy agency. Plus: Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer has received a lawsuit thr...Show More
SNC-Lavalin revives court bid for remediation

48:13 | Apr 5th

SNC-Lavalin, the company at the centre of a national political storm, underscores what it calls new and troubling facts in a fresh court bid for a special agreement to avoid prosecution on corruption charges. Plus: Minister of Environment Catherine M...Show More
What did Philpott and Wilson-Raybould want in return for their confidence in the PM?

41:28 | Apr 4th

Sources tell CBC News that Jody Wilson-Raybould demanded an apology and the firing of three people involved in the affair. Jane Philpott says an apology from the PM would have contained the SNC-Lavalin controversy. Indigenous Services Minister Seamus...Show More
Liberals defend caucus expulsion

51:57 | Apr 3rd

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government is defending its feminist credentials as Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott, the two women he ejected from the Liberal caucus, say they have no regrets about standing up to the prime minister on principl...Show More
JWR, Philpott removed from Liberal caucus

1:01:57 | Apr 2nd

Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott have been kicked out of the Liberal caucus. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the decision in front of his caucus and the media earlier tonight. The Power Panel - Tim Murphy, Tim Powers, Francoise Boivin a...Show More
Will Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpot get voted out of caucus?

1:00:15 | Apr 1st

Liberal MPs are mulling whether to remove Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott from caucus in the wake of the SNC-Lavalin controversy. Plus: The federal carbon price takes effect in four provinces.
Wilson-Raybould's secret recording released

1:04:58 | Mar 29th

In-depth coverage of the former Attorney General's documents on the SNC-Lavalin affair released today.
PM apologies for Grassy Narrows comments

39:16 | Mar 28th

A member of the First Nations community reacts to Trudeau's response to protesters of the mercury crisis. Plus: Quebec introduces its controversial secularism bill, and a battle over the right to "bare" arms in the B.C. legislature.
Last-ditch Brexit bid

54:53 | Mar 27th

Lawmakers vote on UK PM's Brexit deal. Plus: Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe on China's Canadian canola ban.
Request denied and most popular premier

40:58 | Mar 26th

Liberals on the Ethics committee vote against a probe into the SNC-Lavalin affair. Plus: Who is Canada's most popular premier?
Pressure on Trudeau over SNC-Lavalin continues

49:19 | Mar 25th

Ethics MPs look ahead to tomorrow's meeting on SNC-Lavalin. Plus: the impact of the Mueller report on Trump's presidency, and an Alberta panel weighs in on the latest campaign issues.
China stops buying Canadian canola seeds, Mueller concludes Russia probe

39:05 | Mar 22nd

Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and former Canadian ambassador to China Guy Saint-Jacques discuss China's move to stop buying Canadian canola seeds. The Washington Post's Aaron Blake on the conclusion of Mueller's Russia probe.
Philpott says 'More to the story' on SNC-Lavalin

1:03:48 | Mar 21st

MPs take a break from a marathon voting session to debate parliamentary privilege after Jane Philpott, and a former House of Commons law clerk weighs in. Plus: Doug Ford's government tweaks its controversial autism program changes.
Conservatives to force marathon vote, Liberal MP quits caucus

52:22 | Mar 20th

MPs debate the SNC-Lavalin affair and budget 2019. The Power Panel discusses Celina Caesar-Chavannes' departure from caucus, the Conservatives' plan to force a marathon vote in the House and remarks made by SNC-Lavalin CEO Neil Bruce.
The big budget day special

1:00:18 | Mar 19th

Finance Min. Bill Morneau delivers his final budget before the election. P&P brings you all the details, analysis and reaction from players, stakeholders and pundits.
Wernick to step down, Kenney's UCP campaign facing allegations

1:03:57 | Mar 18th

MPs debate Wernick's departure before communications strategist Jennifer Stewart weighs in on how it will affect the ongoing SNC-Lavalin controversy. Plus, Alberta MLA Derek Fildebrandt discusses the ongoing allegations swirling around Jason Kenney's...Show More
Dozens killed in New Zealand mosque shootings

56:24 | Mar 15th

P&P speaks to Parliamentary Secretary to the Justice Minister Arif Virani, Quebec Imam Hassan Guillet, former CSIS analyst Jessica Davis and Amy Tisdale, New Zealand's acting High Commissioner to Canada.
SNC-Lavalin Affair, Alberta politics and carbon taxes

46:45 | Mar 14th

Should economic interests factor into decisions over deferred prosecution? Civil law professor Jennifer Quaid weighs in. The Power Panel discusses rumours that Brian Jean is returning to politics. Plus Ontario promises to use every tool to fight the ...Show More
Canada, U.S. ground Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 jets

56:23 | Mar 13th

Transport Minister Marc Garneau on why the government is grounding Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 jets. Plus, Liberals on the justice committee shutdown an emergency committee meeting on SNC-Lavalin; MPs debate. And NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh discusses the SNC...Show More
Concerns over Boeing jets, Ontario to ban phones in classrooms

51:43 | Mar 12th

A number of countries around the world are either grounding or banning Boeing's 737 Max 8 jets from the country's air space following the crash in Ethiopia over the weekend. But Canada's Transport Minister says Ottawa has no plans to keep them out of...Show More
NDP courts Quebec, OECD on SNC

47:35 | Mar 11th

The NDP's deputy leader Alexandre Boulerice on his party's Quebec-specific strategy. Plus: the OECD voices concerns over SNC-Lavalin, and the NYT's Venezuela reporter updates P&P on the blackout currently blanketing the country.
Four former premiers weigh in on the SNC-Lavalin affair

1:00:59 | Mar 8th

Former premiers Christy Clark, Alison Redford, Kathy Dunderdale and Kathleen Wynne joined Power & Politics Friday to discuss the ongoing SNC-Lavalin affair. Plus, the Power Panel - Laura Stone, Jen Gerson, Marie Vastel and Marty Patriquin weigh in.
'Erosion of trust', says PM, but no apology

42:47 | Mar 7th

Min. Carla Qualtrough on Trudeau's regrets over the SNC-Lavalin affair. Plus: Ontario parents protest changes to autism funding.
Butts, Wernick refute Jody Wilson-Raybould's testimony

1:12:34 | Mar 6th

The House of Commons Justice Committee heard new testimony from Gerald Butts, Michael Wernick and Nathalie Drouin on the SNC-Lavalin affair. P&P talks to Employment Minister Patty Hajdu, justice committee MPs, and pollsters Shachi Kurl and Christian ...Show More
PM plots next steps with top advisers

57:47 | Mar 5th

Tourism minister Melanie Joly on cabinet solidarity for Trudeau. Plus: former Conservative leader Rona Ambrose, a reality check on SNC-Lavalin's actual economic impact on Canada, and Justice MPs look ahead to tomorrow's testimony from Gerald Butts.
Jane Philpott resigns from Justin Trudeau's cabinet

51:19 | Mar 4th

Jane Philpott resigned Monday from Justin Trudeau's cabinet over the handling of the SNC-Lavalin affair. Power & Politics talks to Liberal MP Steven MacKinnon, David McLaughlin, Jaime Watt and Cindy Blackstock. Plus, the Power Panel - Ginny Roth, Bra...Show More
Trudeau shuffles his cabinet

49:16 | Mar 1st

Lawrence MacAulay and Marie-Claude Bibeau on their new roles in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's cabinet and the ongoing fallout from the SNC-Lavalin affair. Plus, the Power Panel - Martin Patriquin, Marieke Walsh, Marie Vastel and Paul Wells weigh in...Show More
Bombshell testimony: what's next?

51:34 | Feb 28th

All the in-depth coverage as the SNC-Lavalin scandal deepens. Featuring cabinet minister Carla Qualtrough, former AGs Peter MacKay and Irwin Cotlin, opposition and legal reaction.
Jody Wilson-Raybould testifies that she faced pressure on SNC-Lavalin

32:20 | Feb 27th

Jody Wilson-Raybould says she faced intense political pressure and veiled threats related to the SNC-Lavalin affair, and was warned directly by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about the negative consequences if the Quebec-based company faced prosecutio...Show More
Ontario's health overhaul and byelection breakdown

40:47 | Feb 26th

Ontario's health minister Christine Elliott on the province's new "super" consolidated health system. Plus: Justice committee chair Anthony Housefather on possible 'difficult rulings' when Jody Wilson-Raybould testifies Wednesday, and the Power Panel...Show More
Trudeau says Wilson-Raybould can address 'relevant matters'

45:46 | Feb 25th

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould can address quote 'revelant matters' on the SNC-Lavalin controversy. What does that mean? MPs and the Power Panel debate. Plus, a law professor who testified before the j...Show More
Pipeline approved - Take Two

40:34 | Feb 22nd

Natural Resources Min. Sohi and Alberta Premier Notley react to the NEB's report giving the green light to the Trans Mountain project. Plus: Autism program protests in Ontario, and the father of a Danforth shooting victim on action against gun violen...Show More
First witnesses testify in SNC-Lavalin probe

54:15 | Feb 21st

Justice committee MPs on the bombshell first day of testimonies. Plus: Minister of Indigenous Services Seamus O'Regan on the Cat Lake housing crisis, why Canada's ambassador to the U.S. is "optimistic" about Trump lifting the steel and aluminium tari...Show More
Liberals vote down public inquiry into SNC-Lavalin affair

56:54 | Feb 20th

The Liberals used their majority to vote against a public inquiry into the SNC-Lavalin controversy; MPs debate. Plus, the Power Panel and Eddie Goldenberg, former senior adviser to prime minister Jean Chretien, weighs in on the ongoing affair.
Jody Wilson-Raybould speaks to cabinet

50:02 | Feb 19th

One of Trudeau's cabinet ministers Ralph Goodale discusses his former colleague's surprise appearance today. Plus: Power Panel and MPs weigh in on the ongoing controversy.
PM offers new details on SNC-Lavalin controversy

51:21 | Feb 15th

Trudeau shares new information on his meetings with the former justice minister before Jody Wilson-Raybould resigned. Plus: Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe on his next steps in his carbon tax court battle, Sarnia mayor Mike Bradley on the importance o...Show More
Legal implications of SNC-Lavalin affair

57:43 | Feb 14th

A legal expert and judge on why "the rule of law can't be shut down" in the SNC-Lavalin case. Plus: Calls for Lisa McLeod to resign over Ontario autism program overhaul, and Trump declares a national emergency to get his border wall funded.
Liberals agree to committee probe, but limit witness list

54:45 | Feb 13th

MPs debate the scope of the justice committee's probe of the SNC-Lavalin controversy, before the Power Panel digs in - Melissa Lantsman, Bruce Spence, Amanda Alvaro and Kathleen Monk. Then CBC's Dave Seglins walks us through his investigations of the...Show More
Jody Wilson-Raybould resigns from cabinet

1:18:16 | Feb 12th

After days of silence on the SNC-Lavalin controversy, former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould quit the Prime Minister's cabinet today. P&P speaks to NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, Conservative House Leader Candice Bergen, Jody Wilson-Raybould's fathe...Show More
Ethics commissioner probing SNC-Lavalin controversy

55:22 | Feb 11th

The federal ethics commissioner announced today that he is looking into the SNC-Lavalin controversy; MPs debate, then the Power Panel and a former clerk of the privy council weigh in.
Opposition parties call for emergency hearing, investigation

45:07 | Feb 8th

Opposition parties are calling for an emergency hearing and investigation into allegations the Prime Minister's Office tried to intervene in a criminal case against SNC-Lavalin; MPs debate and the Power Panel digs in. Plus, a corporate law expert dig...Show More
Trudeau denies SNC-Lavalin interference

45:25 | Feb 7th

A new report alleges the PMO pressured former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould to intervene in a criminal case against SNC-Lavalin; the Prime Minister has denied the allegations. MPs debate, then the Power Panel weighs in. Plus, an economist joi...Show More
ISIS faces imminent territorial defeat

34:18 | Feb 6th

U.S. President Donald Trump says ISIS is facing imminent territorial defeat. NYT Foreign Correspondent Rukmini Callimachi and former CSIS terrorism analyst Phil Gurski discuss. Plus, Ontario Minister of Children Lisa MacLeod on why her government is ...Show More
State of the Union and carbon tax

41:59 | Feb 5th

P&P looks ahead to Trump's big state of the union address. Plus: Premier Blaine Higgs on the carbon tax, and Perry Bellegarde on the new Indigenous languages bill.
What happened at the Lima Group's emergency meeting on Venezuela?

43:00 | Feb 4th

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, Brazil's foreign minister and the UK's minister for Europe and the Americas discuss today's Lima Group emergency meeting on Venezuela. Plus: the Power Panel digs into a poll on federal party support in Queb...Show More
Crisis in Caracas

40:50 | Feb 1st

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan weighs in on both the U.S. decision to suspend a key nuclear treaty and the ongoing crisis in Venezuela. Former senior white house adviser Eric Farnsworth breaks down the crisis in Caracas. Ontario Health Minister Chris...Show More
Did Ottawa overpay for Trans Mountain?

40:08 | Jan 31st

MPs weigh in on a PBO report that says Ottawa may have overpaid for TMX by as much as $1B. Plus, NDP MPs have told CBC News that they warned Jagmeet Singh in June that he's finished as party leader if he doesn't win the Burnaby South byelection, Hann...Show More
Fighting election interference

55:23 | Jan 30th

Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould on the government's sweeping plan to fight election interference. N.B Premier Blaine Higgs on cancelling the province's plan to host the 2021 Francophonie Games; Federal Sports Minister Kirsty Duncan resp...Show More
It's 'complicated' with China, says Freeland, plus Elizabeth May on C-69

45:31 | Jan 29th

China reacts to U.S. indictments against Huawei. How will it impact Canada? P&P has analysis and insights. Plus: Green Party leader Elizabeth May on C-69 concerns, and an immigration lawyer weighs in on the government's new "first-come, first-served"...Show More
China fall-out and the House is back

40:32 | Jan 28th

MPs react to U.S. announcement of 13 charges against Huawei. Plus: Canada's big city mayors look ahead to federal election as House returns, and the sentencing hearing in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash begins.
Terrorism charges laid in Kingston

45:57 | Jan 25th

The RCMP have laid terrorism charges against a young man in Kingston, Ontario; Jessica Davis and Pierre-Yves Bourduas discuss. Plus, Aaron Blake catches us up on news stateside. And the Power Panel - Johanna Chiu, Jen Gerson, Martin Patriquin and J.P...Show More
Political crisis rocks Venezuela, Ambassador McCallum 'regrets' remarks

47:10 | Jan 24th

Former Canadian Ambassador to Venezuela Ben Rowswell weighs in on the political crisis engulfing Venezuela. Former Ambassador David Mulroney weighs in on McCallum's remarks. The Power Panel - Omar Khan, Andrew Thomson, Geoff Norquay and Katie Simpson...Show More
Canadian Ambassador wades into dispute with China

50:59 | Jan 23rd

Canada's Ambassador to China says Meng Wanzhou has a strong defence to fight extradition; P&P talks to Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice Arif Virani, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, former diplomat to China Gordon Houlden. Plus, t...Show More
U.S. to request Meng extradition, B.C. spending scandal

46:34 | Jan 22nd

The U-S confirms it will seek Meng Wanzhou's extradition from Canada. Former state department official Michael Fuchs weighs in. Special adviser to the B.C. Speaker of the House Alan Mullen discusses that explosive spending scandal report. The Power P...Show More
Ford's carbon tax recession warning

35:16 | Jan 21st

Ontario Premier Doug Ford rings the warning bell that a carbon tax could lead to a recession. The province's environmental minister is here. Plus: extreme freeze across Canada, Brexit plan B and opting out of pot shops.
The China challenge and an explosive BuzzFeed report

45:50 | Jan 18th

How should the Prime Minister handle deteriorating relations with China? MPs debate before the Power Panel weighs in. Plus, Washington Post reporter Aaron Blake weighs in on a bombshell report about President Trump.
China warns Canada of repercussions, Wang seeks a second chance

48:45 | Jan 17th

Canada's Ambassador to China will brief a Parliamentary committee tomorrow; MPs discuss what they want to hear. Ex-Liberal candidate Karen Wang on seeking a second chance in the Burnaby South byelection. The Power Panel - Andrew Thomson, Laura Stone,...Show More
May survives, Wang quits

55:09 | Jan 16th

Former U.K. High Commissioner to Canada Anthony Cary on what's next for Brexit. Ujjal Dossanjh and Olivia Chow on Liberal candidate Karen Wang's exit from the Burnaby by-election following racial comments. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale on civ...Show More
Brexit bedlam

40:33 | Jan 15th

A British Tory MP looks at the consequences of today's vote and the path forward. Plus: The Power Panel digs into Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains' meeting with GM execs, and Canada's former ambassador to China discusses the case of detained Canadia...Show More
The strategy behind the shuffle

50:17 | Jan 14th

Trudeau's two new rookie ministers, David Lametti and Bernadette Jordan, discuss their new portfolios. Plus: the latest on a Canadian being sentenced to the death penalty in China, and looking ahead to the Brexit vote.
Canada grants Saudi teen asylum, plus a pot lottery in Ontario

44:07 | Jan 11th

Canada has granted a Saudi teen asylum after she allegedly fled family abuse. Bessma Momani and Dennis Horak on what this could mean for Canada-Saudi relations. Plus, Ont. AG Caroline Mulroney on Saturday's pot lottery. And the Power Panel - Marie Va...Show More
Brison bows out of politics, cabinet shuffle imminent

54:42 | Jan 10th

Treasury Board President Scott Brison on why he's leaving politics now. PPC Leader Maxime Bernier on his first two candidates. The Power Panel - Marcella Munro, Jen Gerson, Rob Silver and Tim Powers weigh in on both stories. NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh ...Show More
Pipeline protests and a sex-ed showdown

49:15 | Jan 9th

What's at the heart of the Wet'suwet'en Nation pipeline protests? Legal counsel for the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs explains. Plus, Ont. P.C. MPP Paul Calandra on the legal challenge against his government's repeal of the 2015 sex-ed curriculum. A...Show More
Quiet talks and a disappointing meeting

51:39 | Jan 8th

CBC News has learned that Ottawa hosted quiet talks between Canadian and North Korean officials in September 2018 - former Canadian Ambassador to South Korea Marius Grinius weighs in. Unifor President Jerry Dias discusses his meeting with GM, before ...Show More
Delegation pushes China for release of detained Canadians

40:59 | Jan 7th

Conservative MP Michael Cooper on his conversation with Chinese officials about detained Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig. Former Canadian diplomat to China Gordon Houlden weighs in whether the Canadian delegation to China can make any hea...Show More
Canadian delegation heads to China

42:23 | Jan 4th

MPs and senators leave for China to strengthen ties during a tense time. Plus: is the Canadian government ready for driverless cars?
U.S. senator warns Canada on Huawei

37:58 | Jan 3rd

Vice-Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee Mark Warner says China is a security threat to Canada. Plus: Power Panel on why the Nanaimo, B.C. byelection is so important.
Stock market whiplash

39:36 | Jan 2nd

Economists Dawn Desjardins and Royce Mendes discuss volatile stock markets and what they could mean for Canada's economy. The Washington Post's Aaron Blake weighs in on Mitt Romney, Donald Trump and the U.S. government shutdown. The Power Panel takes...Show More
P&P Inaugural Quiz Show

45:04 | Dec 27th, 2018

How well did the Power Panel follow the political headlines of 2018? We put four of them to the test. Tim Powers, Amanda Alvaro, Eric Grenier and Kathleen Monk battle it out in eight categories to take home the inaugural P&P Quiz Show Trophy.
Top 5 political moves and misses of 2018

43:15 | Dec 26th, 2018

Vassy and the Power Panel count down the year's biggest blunders and boldest moves.
Andrew Scheer on China's 'retaliation' and the White House's revolving door

42:46 | Dec 21st, 2018

The Conservative leader says China's detention of Canadians is 'retaliation' for the Huawei arrest. Plus: all the departures from the White House in 2018.
Singh on China and new rules for pot edibles

39:23 | Dec 20th, 2018

The international community condemns China for cybersecurity violations. Plus: Jagmeet Singh on China, B.C. sticks with the status quo, and feds unveil rules for pot edibles.
China detains a third Canadian, Trump pulls troops from Syria

39:14 | Dec 19th, 2018

Global Affairs Canada confirmed Wednesday that a third Canadian has been detained in China. Former foreign affairs minister Peter MacKay weighs in. Plus, Thomas Juneau discusses Trump's decision to pull troops from Syria. And the Power Panel - Tim Mu...Show More
Energy lifeline or pipeline?

32:10 | Dec 18th, 2018

Natural Resources Min. Amarjeet Sohi on the feds' $1.6B for the energy sector. Plus: 2018's top five political moves and misses, and former U.S. ambassador to China Gary Locke.
Proposed passenger bill of rights

38:08 | Dec 17th, 2018

The government has outlined a proposed passenger bill of rights, but does it go far enough? Transport Minister Marc Garneau weighs in. Then, passenger rights advocate Gabor Lukacs. Plus, the Power Panel discusses Premier Ford's pick for OPP Commissio...Show More
China dispute and Parliament rises for 2018

43:11 | Dec 14th, 2018

P&P digs into the political and economic consequences of the Canada-China conflict. Plus: the Power Panel recaps 2018's political wins and losses.
China confirms detention of two Canadians

52:22 | Dec 13th, 2018

How should the government respond to China's detention of two Canadians? MPs debate. Plus, Brock University's Charles Burton and Eurasia Group's Michael Hirson discuss the state of Canada-China-U.S. relations. And representative from Canada's agri-fo...Show More
China confirms Kovrig detained, British PM Theresa May survives no-confidence vote

47:11 | Dec 12th, 2018

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland provides an update on Meng, Kovrig cases; former Canadian diplomat Gordon Houlden weighs in. Former senior state department official Michael Fuchs discusses Trump's remarks about intervening in the Meng case...Show More
Canadian detained in China, Alberta's pipe dreams

39:36 | Dec 11th, 2018

Should Canadians be worried about travelling to China in light of the detention of Michael Kovrig and the arrest of the Huawei CFO? Public Safety Min. Ralph Goodale is here. Plus: Alberta's energy minister on new refinery pitch.
Child killer transferred, China warns Canada of 'grave consequences'

41:08 | Dec 10th, 2018

Rodney Stafford on learning that his daughter's killer Michael Rafferty was moved to a medium security prison. Business Council of Canada's Brian Kingston on potential Chinese retaliation over the Huawei arrest. The Power Panel - Brad Lavigne, Yolan...Show More
Prime Minister and premiers gather in Montreal

44:25 | Dec 7th, 2018

The Prime Minister and premiers met today in Montreal for the first ministers meeting. P&P speaks with Premiers Rachel Notley, Scott Moe, Blaine Higgs and Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic Leblanc. Plus, the Power Panel weighs in on it all.
Premiers pile pressure on PM

41:13 | Dec 6th, 2018

Ontario's economic development minister Todd Smith on Premier Doug Ford's threat to walk out on Trudeau ahead of First Ministers' meeting. Plus: Canada's Huawei arrest consequences, and Jason Kenney seeks to join the fight against the national carbon...Show More
Provincial-federal tensions flare ahead of first ministers meeting

48:00 | Dec 5th, 2018

Some premiers are upset with the agenda at the upcoming first ministers meeting. Why? We talk to Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister. Then, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna responds. Plus, B.C. Premier discusses his province's new climate plan. Th...Show More
Oil price crisis in Canada and fuel tax protests in France

36:11 | Dec 4th, 2018

MPs debate how Ottawa can help Alberta and Saskatchewan and then the Power Panel offers their snappy take. Plus: Canadian youth at COP24 climate talks, and French fuel tax protests - are there lessons for other countries as the Macron government back...Show More
Oil production cuts and a report on Trudeau's India trip

52:17 | Dec 3rd, 2018

Natural Resource Minister Amarjeet Sohi and Alberta Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd on temporary oil production cuts in the province. Plus, MPs debate the national security committee's report on Trudeau's ill-fated India trip. The Power Panel - Bra...Show More
NAFTA 2.0: Signed and sealed

32:33 | Nov 30th, 2018

Canada's Ambassador to the U.S. David MacNaughton on the signing of the new NAFTA. Former U.S. diplomat to Canada Sarah Goldfeder weighs in. Plus, the Power Panel.
Ontario's climate plan and costing asylum seekers

46:34 | Nov 29th, 2018

Ontario Environment Minister Rod Phillips defends his government's new climate plan; federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna reacts. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Border Security Peter Schiefke talks new numbers crunched by the PB...Show More
Notley's oil rescue plan, federal leaders discuss Franco-Ontarians

55:08 | Nov 28th, 2018

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley on her plan to rescue the record low price of oil. Former Alberta PC cabinet minister Ted Morton offers a reality check. The Power Panel - Amanda Alvaro, Marcella Munro, Tim Powers and Chris Hall - talks oil and the fed...Show More
'Do whatever it takes' for GM

36:01 | Nov 27th, 2018

Ontario's Economic Development Minister on the fallout from GM's announcement, and Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O'Regan addresses his department's backlog. Plus: Rona Ambrose on sexual assault training bill.
GM shutting down Oshawa plant

39:37 | Nov 26th, 2018

P&P gets federal, provincial and union reaction to GM's closure announcement and what it means for Canada's auto industry. Plus: the latest on Canada Post, and Ukraine and Russia's tense face-off.
Canada Post dispute and Saudi relations

37:36 | Nov 23rd, 2018

Liberal MP Marco Mendicino defends his government's back-to-work legislation. A former adviser to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says we should halt arms exports to Saudi Arabia. Plus, the Power Panel breaks down Premier Doug Ford back tracking on his...Show More
'World's slowest car crash'

33:49 | Nov 22nd, 2018

Alberta's Finance Minister Joe Ceci on why he's disappointed with the Liberal government's economic update. Cenovus CEO Alex Pourbaix explains why he says Alberta's oil industry is the victim of the "world's slowest car crash." Scotiabank Deputy Chie...Show More
Special: Fall economic update

53:58 | Nov 21st, 2018

Finance Minister Bill Morneau on the government's fall economic update. Conservative Finance Critic Pierre Poilievre and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh respond. Plus, analysis from the Power Panel and a special business panel.
AG takes aim at feds' fighter jet plan

41:08 | Nov 20th, 2018

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan responds to the blistering Auditor General report. Plus: the AG says the CRA is treating taxpayers differently - are you one of them? And the Washington Post's Aaron Blake walks us through President Donald Trump's shock...Show More
Notley blasts feds on oil and Ford's Francophone cuts

42:15 | Nov 19th, 2018

MPs debate possible solutions after Premier Notley blames Ottawa for Albertan oil's record low prices. Plus: Official Languages Min. Joly on Ford's Francophone cuts.
A skeptical Tory and an oil patch divided

41:24 | Nov 16th, 2018

Canadian crude has fallen to a record low and industry is divided over what to do. Richard Masson weighs in. Plus, MP Erin O'Toole on why he says he has doubts about the government's numbers on child killer transfers to healing lodges. The Power Pane...Show More
Ontario's economic outlook

34:16 | Nov 15th, 2018

Ontario Finance Minister Vic Fedeli discusses what the Ford government plans to do about the 14.5 billion dollar deficit they're projecting. Plus Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath and the Power Panel weigh in.
O'Leary sues the government

40:47 | Nov 14th, 2018

Former Conservative leadership candidate Kevin O'Leary on why he's suing Elections Canada. Peter MacKay discusses child killer transfers to healing lodges. The Power Panel - Amanda Alvaro, Tim Powers, Kathleen Monk and Chris Hall weigh in on both sto...Show More
Child killer transfer revelations

45:59 | Nov 13th, 2018

A P&P exclusive on the number of child killers held in Indigenous healing lodges since 2011. Plus: Canada pursues trade with Asia.
Khashoggi tapes, electoral reform and Florida recounts

47:16 | Nov 12th, 2018

Justin Trudeau confirms Canada has seen the Khashoggi death tapes. Plus: B.C. will debate electoral reform and the Power Panel on Putin's thumbs-up.
A 'sip of milk' for NAFTA 2.0

44:32 | Nov 9th, 2018

Derek Burney and the Power Panel talk NAFTA 2.0.. Christy Clark, Bob Rae and Robert Ghiz talk U.S. midterms and the Canada-U.S. relationship. Plus, N.B. Premier Blaine Higgs.
Power Lunch: Maxime Bernier

18:03 | Nov 8th, 2018

People's Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier sat down with Vassy to talk climate change, feminism and what he has in common with Justin Trudeau.
Sexting revelations, Bombardier cuts

47:24 | Nov 8th, 2018

Tony Clement admits to more than one inappropriate exchange. Plus, MPs and the Power Panel debate Bombardier job cuts and Rick Mercer reads a passage from his new book.
Clement gets the boot, U.S. midterms divide Congress

53:03 | Nov 7th, 2018

MP Tony Clement gets the boot from Conservative caucus amidst his sexting scandal - communications strategist Jaime Watt weighs in. Plus, Canada's Ambassador to the U.S. David MacNaughton on what a divided Congress means for Canada-U.S. relations and...Show More
U.S. Midterms Countdown and Ford cabinet shuffle

44:52 | Nov 5th, 2018

We break down what's at stake in tomorrow's U.S. midterm races, and party strategists debate the tactics behind Premier Ford's surprise shake-up. Plus: the Power Panel on the Ford cabinet shuffle, and retired General Rick Hillier on a special WWI pro...Show More
N.B. Liberals fall and U.S. midterm strategies

54:15 | Nov 2nd, 2018

Outgoing Premier Brian Gallant discusses the fall of the Liberal government in New Brunswick. Plus, the Washington Post's Aaron Blake previews Tuesday's U.S. midterms and former Liberal cabinet minister John Manley joins Vassy for the second instalme...Show More
Boosting immigration and chronic shortages

59:51 | Nov 1st, 2018

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen discusses the government's plan to boost immigration targets. Hexo's Terry Lake explains why Canada is facing Cannabis shortages. The Power Panel talks immigration and the carbon tax. Canada Saudi Business Council Pr...Show More
Greyhound gaps, financial privacy

51:45 | Oct 31st, 2018

Statistics Canada's chief statistician on why the agency wants the financial transaction records of Canadians. Transport Minister Marc Garneau on Greyhound cuts. Marco Mendicino on former GG expenses.
A father's plea and debating debates

1:01:15 | Oct 30th, 2018

The father of "Jihadi Jack" says information exists that proves his son was not a supporter of the Islamic State. Plus Minister of Democratic Institutions Karina Gould on the nomination of the first ever debates commissioner.
Byelection blues and transportation employee fatigue

40:06 | Oct 29th, 2018

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh blasts Trudeau for byelection delay. Plus: a new report on employee fatigue in the transport industry has Canadians wondering just how safe our skies are.
Phoenix free-fall

44:32 | Oct 26th, 2018

David Frum weighs in on the political climate in the U.S. as authorities arrest a "partisan" suspect in the mail bomb case. Plus, Public Services Minister Carla Qualtrough on the state of the problem-plagued Phoenix pay system. And the Power Panel we...Show More
Dutch PM visits, WTO seeks reform in Ottawa

39:08 | Oct 25th, 2018

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on the 'right sort' of populist politicians. Plus: can the World Trade Organization save itself? WTO chief Roberto Azevedo is here.
U.S. bomb scare and a carbon-climate election

46:10 | Oct 24th, 2018

Several high-profile Trump-critics were targeted with homemade bombs Wednesday - stateside reporters bring us the latest. Plus, the man behind Manitoba's now defunct climate change strategy weighs in on the pricing carbon in Canada. And Alberta's env...Show More
Pollution and your pocketbook

44:40 | Oct 23rd, 2018

What will the federally-imposed carbon tax mean for your bank account? Min. Dominic LeBlanc, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, and Ontario Min. of Environment Rod Phillips are here.
Relationship under review

1:01:15 | Oct 22nd, 2018

MPs debate and Bob Rae weighs in on the Canadian arms deal with Saudi Arabia. Plus, an Ont. MPP plans on tabling a bill aimed at punishing returning ISIS fighters. Eric Grenier and the Power Panel preview the 2019 federal election.
Tariff turbulence and showdown in New Brunswick

50:41 | Oct 19th, 2018

Zekelman Industries CEO Barry Zekelman says Canada should accept U.S. quotas on steel and aluminum and former Industry Minister James Moore shares a post-NAFTA update. Plus: Power Panel on New Brunswick's Liberals' throne speech plan.
The thorny issue of Canadian detainees fighting in Syria

46:03 | Oct 18th, 2018

What risk do returning Canadian ISIS fighters pose? Amarnath Amarasingam met with some of the detainees in Syria. Plus: the Power Panel on politicians blocking people on social media and P&P looks ahead to the U.S. midterms.
Legal weed - Day 1

52:23 | Oct 17th, 2018

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale discusses the Liberal governments plan to issue pot pardons today. Plus, former premiers Christy Clark and Robert Ghiz and two licensed producers weigh in on day one of legalization.
Ready, set, roll

1:14:26 | Oct 16th, 2018

On this special show, P&P tells you everything you need to know about pot legalization. Plus: Pot pardons, roadside testing for impaired driving, the road to legalization, U.S. border concerns, and the Power Panel takes your questions.
Policing legal weed

49:08 | Oct 15th, 2018

We're just two days away from legal weed. Are police ready? Vassy asks CACP President Adam Palmer. Canada's former ambassador to Saudi Arabia weighs in on the Jamal Khashoggi case. Plus, the Power Panel discusses the Conservative attack lines of the ...Show More
Challenging the law

41:40 | Oct 12th, 2018

A marijuana executive plans to fight the country's new drug-impaired driving rules. How will the new laws hold up? Vassy asks the B.C. Solicitor General. Plus, new Canadian steel safeguards anger Mexico. And Trudeau comments on Jamal Khashoggi's assa...Show More
Duty to consult?

1:01:06 | Oct 11th, 2018

Constitutional law expert Errol Mendes weighs in on the Supreme Court's ruling on the government's duty to consult First Nations before introducing new legislation. The Washington Post's Aaron Blake discusses Kanye West's visit to the White House and...Show More
Cannabis countdown

57:49 | Oct 10th, 2018

Canada is one week out from legalization. Is Canada really ready for this new era? We hear from MPs, a senior policy analyst with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, and, of course, the Power Panel. Plus, the authors of a new report on w...Show More
'Two bad options'

53:06 | Oct 9th, 2018

Former senior CSIS analyst Jessica Davis on Canadian ISIS fighter Muhammad Ali. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer on India, climate change. Plus, the Power Panel weighs in on Ali, Scheer, and Stephen Harper's new book.
Marijuana growing pains and Russian cyberattacks

45:00 | Oct 5th, 2018

Are pot suppliers ready for demand come Oct. 17? Plus: the COO of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sports on being targeted by Russian hackers, and Stephen Harper's former trade adviser Adam Taylor on the USMCA.
Manitoba's carbon defiance and Russia's brazen attacks

37:47 | Oct 4th, 2018

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister on backing out of a carbon tax. Plus: the head of Canada's new cyber-security centre on Russian cyberattack allegations.
'From a father to a father'

41:28 | Oct 3rd, 2018

Tori Stafford's father, Rodney Stafford, on the transfer of his daughter's killer to a healing lodge. Mary Campbell, former director general of criminal justice with Public Safety, on the government's powers when it comes to individual cases. Plus, N...Show More
Trump card on China, and LNG gets the green light

52:15 | Oct 2nd, 2018

Is a trade deal with China off the table thanks to the new USMCA? Trade Diversification Min. Jim Carr is here. Plus: Andrew Weaver on the LNG deal, Eric digs into the stunning Quebec election results, and the U.S. ambassador to NATO veers off Trump's...Show More
New NAFTA deal

59:36 | Oct 1st, 2018

Canada, the U.S. and Mexico secured a new trade deal Sunday night. Was it a win for Canada? On today's pod: Canadian Ambassador to the U.S. David MacNaughton, opposition MPs Dean Allison and Tracey Ramsey, former premiers Christy Clark, Bob Rae and J...Show More
N.B power play and NAFTA uncertainty

47:55 | Sep 28th, 2018

Canada looks set to miss the U.S. NAFTA deadline - Katie Simpson and the Power Panel weigh in. Plus, an N.B. power play and the latest on the Kavanaugh confirmation saga.
Kavanaugh and his accuser testify

20:37 | Sep 27th, 2018

Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have both testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. The Power Panel and two American journalists weigh in with their analysis.
Trump's stunning press conference

33:42 | Sep 26th, 2018

It was always going to be spectacular - but at times it was stunning. U.S. President Donald Trump stood before a packed room of reporters and fielded questions for more than 80 minutes today. He covered a lot of ground - from the allegations against ...Show More
New Brunswick political deadlock and Trump, Trudeau at UN

41:01 | Sep 25th, 2018

New Brunswick's PC leader Blaine Higgs on what's next in the province's election limbo. Plus: the Power Panel on "unparliamentary language" in Question Period today, and Trump and Trudeau avoid trade tension at the UN.
Pitching Canada to the UN

36:01 | Sep 24th, 2018

The latest on the tornado that ripped through Ottawa and parts of Quebec. Plus: Ont. Liberal finance critic Mitzi Hunter on Ontario's finance probe, and former ambassador to the UN Paul Heinbecker on what's happening behind-the-scenes as Canada campa...Show More
Pipeline review redo

47:07 | Sep 21st, 2018

Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi on the new review of the Trans Mountain pipeline, MPs respond. Plus, Ontario Finance Minister Vic Fedeli on his province's deficit.
Slow and tense

51:47 | Sep 20th, 2018

International Trade Minister Jim Carr on the state of NAFTA talks. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna from the G7 environment summit. Plus, Canada's Amb. to the UN on Canada's quest for a seat at the UN Security Council.
'Step it up'

59:49 | Sep 19th, 2018

Ontario Trade Minister Jim Wilson on NAFTA talks. Trade Analyst Simon Lester discusses warnings from U.S. lawmakers. Plus, Ford gets a win in his quest to shrink Toronto city council; two councillors weigh in.
New NAFTA threats and a border buzzkill

40:41 | Sep 18th, 2018

Katie Simpson and a former U.S. diplomat walk us through the latest NAFTA threats facing Canada. Plus: Min. Dominic LeBlanc on breaching the ethics rules, and B.C. Solicitor-General Mike Farnsworth on legal pot and the border.
The House is back!

50:40 | Sep 17th, 2018

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer and the newest member of his caucus, former Liberal MP Leona Alleslev on her dramatic floor-crossing. Plus: Bill Blair on the one-month countdown to pot legalization.
Feel the Bern; NAFTA or 'Shaftya'?

47:59 | Sep 14th, 2018

Quebec MP Maxime Bernier discusses the official launch his new party. Plus, Derek Burney has a "new name" for NAFTA and Aaron Blake digs into Paul Manafort's guilty plea.
Premiers' League and a reboot for the NDP

56:05 | Sep 13th, 2018

Former premiers Christy Clark, Brad Wall and Jean Charest weigh in on Ontario Premier Doug Ford's use of the notwithstanding clause. Plus: NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, Toronto Mayor John Tory and Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath.
Chaos at Queen's Park and 400 days to go!

50:32 | Sep 12th, 2018

Premier Doug Ford's parliamentary assistant Stephen Lecce on invoking the notwithstanding clause, and it's 400 days until the 2019 election - as the Liberals and NDP gather for caucus meetings, are the parties ready?
A constitutional quagmire

35:10 | Sep 11th, 2018

Doug Ford's plan to use the notwithstanding clause has sparked a fierce debate in Canadian politics. Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman and Halifax Mayor Mike Savage discuss. Plus, the Power Panel and University of Regina Professor Emeritus John Whyte weigh...Show More
Notwithstanding

47:21 | Sep 10th, 2018

Doug Ford says he will invoke the notwithstanding clause to shrink the size of Toronto city council. Why? Ontario Municipalities Minister Steve Clark discusses before Toronto city councillors Josh Matlow and Justin Di Ciano go toe-to-toe over the iss...Show More
Failure to launch

50:58 | Sep 7th, 2018

For a second week in a row, NAFTA talks concluded without a deal. How much longer can talks drag on? John Weekes and Adam Taylor weigh in. Plus, Obama jumps back into the political spotlight and MPs discuss Trans Mountain and the duty to consult Indi...Show More
Access denied and the Wild West Wing

47:25 | Sep 6th, 2018

68 former NDP MPs and MLAs sign a letter criticizing Jagmeet Singh's handling of the complaints against Erin Weir. Plus: political fallout in D.C. after a bombshell anonymous op-ed goes live, Rachel Notley on her TMX meeting with Trudeau, and Vancouv...Show More
NAFTA talks resume and Trump resistance bombshell

52:48 | Sep 5th, 2018

Power & Politics looks at Canada's red lines on NAFTA as talks restart, and the New York Times' Ken Vogel walks us through his paper's unprecedented anonymous op-ed detailing an inner White House resistance movement.
Request denied

51:07 | Sep 4th, 2018

An opposition bid to grill the Prime Minister's team on pipelines is blocked. Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi discusses. Plus, Derek Burney on NAFTA talks and why he says Canada shouldn't budge on Chapter 19.
P&P Power Lunch with Governor General Julie Payette

16:43 | Sep 4th, 2018

Power & Politics kicks off its fall season with Power Lunch - and our first guest is Governor General Julie Payette. Find out why she's not apologizing for her thoughts on global warming, the legacy she hopes to leave as GG, and the most popular Can...Show More
No deal and no pipeline

46:01 | Aug 31st, 2018

After days of talks, Canada failed to reach an agreement with the U.S. on NAFTA. What happens next? Laura Dawson weighs in. Plus, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic Leblanc on Trans Mountain.
Put a plug in it

45:26 | Aug 30th, 2018

The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is in limbo after a court rejected Ottawa's approval of the project. What happens next? Finance Minister Bill Morneau. Plus, Squamish Nation council member and spokesperson Khelsilem Rivers.
Don't you dairy

47:41 | Aug 29th, 2018

Trudeau says he'll defend supply management in Canada, but will he ultimately be forced to make concessions to Trump? Former Quebec Premier Jean Charest weighs in. Plus, Minister Bill Blair on guns, drugs and border security.
Crunch time for Canada

44:24 | Aug 28th, 2018

Mexico's ambassador to Canada and former U.S. Trade Representative and original NAFTA negotiator Carla Hills discuss Mexico's deal with the United States and its ramifications for Canada. Plus: the Power Panel analyzes the repercussions for Jagmeet S...Show More
Canada left behind?

44:40 | Aug 27th, 2018

Mexico and the U.S. reached a preliminary trade deal - is Canada getting left behind? Chair of the Canada-U.S. Cabinet Committee Marc Garneau discusses. Laura Dawson weighs in. Plus, Bob Rae discusses a new UN report that says top military figures in...Show More
Special: Conservative Party Convention

44:41 | Aug 24th, 2018

P&P was in Halifax today, where three thousand Conservatives from across the country gathered for their pre-election policy convention. The timing wasn't ideal. Just yesterday, former leadership candidate Maxime Bernier quit the party - raising fears...Show More
'Intellectually and morally corrupt'

45:55 | Aug 23rd, 2018

Maxime Bernier announced today that he is walking away from the Conservative party to start his own party. Could it divide the vote in 2019? Party Whip Mark Strahl weighs in before the power panel takes a crack at it. Plus, former Mexican congressman...Show More
Nothing to see here

45:06 | Aug 22nd, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump insists he's done nothing wrong, despite being implicated by his former lawyer in a federal crime. How might this all unfold? Former U.S federal prosecutor John Flannery and former U.S. independent presidential candidate E...Show More
Lottery no more

45:14 | Aug 20th, 2018

The government is scrapping the family reunification lottery system. Why? Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen discusses. Plus, the power panel weighs in on the Trudeau-heckler incident.
Rewarding the rich?

45:29 | Aug 17th, 2018

Most CRA auditors polled say Canada's tax system is skewed to protect the wealthy. PIPSC President Debi Daviau weighs in. Plus, ITK President Natan Obed.
'He doesn't speak for the party'

39:52 | Aug 16th, 2018

Andrew Scheer says Maxime Bernier doesn't speak for the party. But are Bernier's tweets affecting the Conservatives? Alberta MP Deepak Obhrai weighs in. Plus, are millennials facing a housing crisis?
A holiday for reflection

40:38 | Aug 15th, 2018

Canada is getting a new statutory holiday to remember and reflect on the tragic legacy of the residential school system. How significant a step is it? AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde weighs in. Plus, Khadija Cajee, a parent of a no-fly list kid, ...Show More
Ready. Set. Safeguard?

44:08 | Aug 14th, 2018

The federal government is readying emergency measures to protect Canada's steel industry. But could they help one industry, while hurting another? The Canadian Coalition for Construction Steel's Walter Koppelaar and Canadian Labour Congress' Angella ...Show More
Ontario reverses course on pot plan

47:05 | Aug 13th, 2018

Ontario to allow private retailers to sell cannabis, but not on day 1 of legalization. Ontario AG Caroline Mulroney discusses. Plus, NYT's Kenneth Vogel on the latest political news unfolding south of the border.
Standing up or standing alone?

31:30 | Aug 10th, 2018

Former White House Director for Global Engagement Brett Bruen on why Canada appears to be standing alone in its spat with Saudi Arabia. Plus, retiring Senator Anne Cools.
Betting on Burnaby

44:39 | Aug 9th, 2018

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh on why he chose to run for a seat in Burnaby, B.C.. Plus, the Prime Minister's special adviser on LGBT issues Randy Boissonnault.
This Saudi thing isn't going away.

45:02 | Aug 8th, 2018

But what will be the long-term fallout? Foreign Affairs parliamentary secretary Omar Alghabra and former foreign affairs minister Peter MacKay both offer their perspective on the diplomatic dispute between Canada and Saudi Arabia. Then, Eric Grenier ...Show More
One tweet. Unravelling relations.

45:29 | Aug 7th, 2018

Shuvaloy Majumdar and Thomas Juneau debate the Canada-Saudi Arabia diplomatic row. Plus, Ontario minister for consumer services on buck-a-beer and federal social development minister on housing asylum seekers.
Trust in Scheer?

45:11 | Aug 3rd, 2018

A new poll by the Angus Reid Institute suggests that Justin Trudeau's Liberals are losing the political debate over the issue of asylum seekers. Why? We talk to Border Security Minister Bill Blair and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer. Plus, the Cana...Show More
Phillips vs. Phillips and election meddling 2.0

44:45 | Aug 2nd, 2018

Ontario's Environment Minister Rod Phillips explains why the province is fighting the federal carbon tax. Then, Alberta's Environment Minister Shannon Phillips offers a rebuttal.
Carbon plan scale back

45:24 | Aug 1st, 2018

The Liberal government is scaling back on part of its carbon pricing plan. Is it a win for the plan's detractors? Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe weighs in. Plus, experts weigh in on a potential handgun ban.
Phoenix failure an 'international embarrassment'

46:20 | Jul 31st, 2018

A new Senate report issued a scathing critique of the government's handling of the Phoenix pay system debacle. Parliamentary Secretary Steve MacKinnon responds before Senator André Pratte weighs in. Plus, Veterans Ombudsman Guy Parent on his 2018 rep...Show More
Ford divides Toronto, Trump changes his tone on Iran

47:48 | Jul 30th, 2018

Ontario Premier Doug Ford's plan to shrink Toronto City Council has divided the city. Two city councillors debate. Plus, the Washington Post's Aaron Blake discusses Trump's changing tone on Iran. And the Power Panel weighs in on both issues.
Ford takes a swipe at Toronto and Ontario school boards fight back

44:22 | Jul 27th, 2018

Ont. Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark on Doug Ford's decision to slash the number of Toronto city councillors. Was this a vendetta? Plus: Ontario school boards speak out on sex-ed and former supreme court chief justice Beverley McLachlin on lif...Show More
BONUS: Power Panel afterhours

23:14 | Jul 26th, 2018

Woot, woot! A P&P Thursday surprise. The Power Panel stuck around after the show with Vassy to take your questions on immigration and asylum seekers - the BIG political news story heating up this summer for politicians.
AFN's new chief and Newfoundland bets big on oil

44:08 | Jul 26th, 2018

National Chief Perry Bellegarde on his controversial second term win. Was his victory tainted? Plus: Newfoundland Premier Dwight Ball, and the Power Panel tackles Ontario's $200 million price tag for housing asylum seekers.
Ontario pulls out and Trump claims concessions from EU

44:37 | Jul 25th, 2018

Ontario's Environment Min. Rod Phillips explains why his government is scrapping cap-and-trade and what he plans to do if emitters sue the province. Plus: former CSIS analyst Phil Gurski on ISIS and the Danforth shooting and Trump meets with the EU's...Show More
Renewed gun debate and asylum influx

47:40 | Jul 24th, 2018

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale tells Vassy what he knows so far about the Toronto shooter. Plus: Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen on the emergency meeting on irregular border crossings, and the Washington Post's Aaron Blake breaks down the pol...Show More
Attack on the Danforth and pipeline still for sale

43:23 | Jul 23rd, 2018

Toronto-Danforth MP Julie Dabrousin on the deadly shooting. Plus: the new Minister of Natural Resources Amarjeet Sohi on missing the deadline to find a buyer for the Trans Mountain pipeline.
NAFTA in limbo and web warfare

42:51 | Jul 20th, 2018

Canada's ambassador to the U.S. hopes NAFTA talks will resume in the next few weeks. Plus: P&P convenes the Premiers' League with former premiers Christy Clark and Darrell Dexter.
Saskatchewan and Ontario team up on carbon fight

43:52 | Jul 19th, 2018

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe on his alliance with Doug Ford to fight the federal carbon tax plan. Plus: Ontario's Economic Development minister on the message he's bringing to Washington.
Summer shuffle

45:12 | Jul 18th, 2018

P&P gives you all the analysis of the Prime Minister's summer cabinet shuffle. Plus: the new Minister of Border Security Bill Blair, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna on the carbon tax, and Trump's latest word mix-up.
Cooked books and double negatives

44:02 | Jul 17th, 2018

Donald Trump says he misspoke when he sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the issue of U.S. election meddling. He said the misunderstanding is down to his use of a double negative...we'll ask the Power Panel if anyone's buying it. Ontario'...Show More
From foes to friends, and border backlash

44:33 | Jul 16th, 2018

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin meet in Helsinki for a high-stakes, high-drama summit. Brookings Institution's Dr. Alina Polyakova gives P&P the political analysis, then Finland's ambassador to Canada explains why his country hosted the meeting. Plus...Show More
Ontario fights the feds and Mueller drops the hammer

44:18 | Jul 13th, 2018

Ontario refuses to sign a joint communique on immigration, and the fallout between Immigration Min. Ahmed Hussen and his provincial counterpart Lisa MacLeod is explosive. P&P has all the analysis from Katie Simpson and the Power Panel. Plus: Pod Save...Show More
Crisis averted and Ontario's speech from the throne

45:55 | Jul 12th, 2018

Donald Trump reaffirmed U.S. commitment to NATO today. Former NATO supreme allied commander James Stavridis tells Power & Politics that it's crisis averted...for now. Plus, Doug Ford's government laid out its agenda in a throne speech today. But was ...Show More
Chief Antagonizer and Ontario goes old school

41:59 | Jul 11th, 2018

Donald Trump berates NATO allies on defence spending at the leaders' summit. Will his pressure tactics make the alliance stronger, or drive it apart? Former Canadian and US ambassadors to NATO Yves Brodeur and Ivo Daalder are here. Plus, Doug Ford's ...Show More
Greyhound's end of the road and NATO showdown looming?

43:16 | Jul 10th, 2018

Did governments see the Greyhound cuts coming, and could they have stopped it? P&P talks to the beleaguered bus company's regional vice president for Western Canada. Plus, a British Conservative MP gives us the inside scoop on the Brexit chaos inside...Show More
Military might and May Day in the UK

44:30 | Jul 9th, 2018

Prime Minister Trudeau extends Canada's military mission in Latvia - is it an effort to appease Donald Trump's complaints on defence spending ahead of the NATO summit? MPs debate. Plus, former senior counsel to Canada on CETA Christophe Bondy fills u...Show More
Silence broken, troubling numbers

44:55 | Jul 6th, 2018

A Quebec center for countering radicalization says the number of hate crime reports it received in 2017 was twenty times higher than 2015. What's behind the troubling trend? The center's research manager is here to discuss. Plus, a new report sugges...Show More
Trudeau reflects and Ontario draws a line

45:35 | Jul 5th, 2018

Ontario's new PC government said today that the federal government is 100 per cent to blame for the refugee housing crisis gripping Toronto. Ontario says Ottawa should therefore foot 100% of the bills. We ask Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen to resp...Show More
Ford's reversals and Mexico's intentions

38:47 | Jul 4th, 2018

Mexico has elected a populist free trade sceptic as its new president. What does Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's big win mean for the fate of NAFTA? Mexico's Ambassador to Canada is here to discuss. Ontario's new PC government has announced several rev...Show More
Leftist landslide in Mexico: what does it mean for Canada and NAFTA?

46:11 | Jul 3rd, 2018

Former Mexican Congressman Agustin Barrios Gomez looks ahead to how Mexico's new president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will approach NAFTA and trilateral trade. Plus: Canada's retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. have officially kicked in. Is America...Show More
Canada's retaliatory tariffs kick in and Dawn of the Doug (Ford)

45:46 | Jun 29th, 2018

Canada's international trade minister Francois-Philippe Champagne explains what will happen once the retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. kick in on July 1. Plus: Doug Ford's transition team chair discusses the new cabinet, priorities and next steps ...Show More
Hitting back, but at what cost?

41:44 | Jun 28th, 2018

Earlier this month, the U.S. slapped Canada with tariffs on steel and aluminum. Tomorrow, Canada will reveal exactly how it will strike back. But as the government looks to protect this country - could it also be hurting it? We talk to two representa...Show More
Weed watch, Tories launch tariff tour and Trump-Putin summit

46:13 | Jun 27th, 2018

Conservative deputy leader Lisa Raitt discusses her party's tariff tour around Canada, and Toronto mayor John Tory calls on the federal government to do more to help Toronto's straining shelters and refugees. Plus: an update on the TransMountain pipe...Show More
'This is not about trust. It's about having faith'

45:35 | Jun 26th, 2018

As forces kick off a year-long peacekeeping mission in Mali, just who can Canadian troops trust? National Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan tells Power & Politics it's not about trust, "It's about having faith." Plus. provincial finance ministers gather...Show More
Mission in Mali and closed for business

45:36 | Jun 25th, 2018

As Canadian peacekeepers arrive in Mali, MPs debate Canada's first peacekeeping mission in nearly 20 years. Plus: Is Canada losing its competitive edge to the U.S.? Two economic experts look at the merits and downsides of slashing corporate taxes. Th...Show More
Gearing up for NAFTA and border cities brace for legal pot

50:20 | Jun 22nd, 2018

Foreign Affairs Min. Chrystia Freeland has convened her NAFTA advisory council, but have they reached any consensus about how to move talks forward with the U.S.? Former Industry minister and current council member James Moore updates P&P. Plus: thre...Show More
Ready to roll?

43:06 | Jun 21st, 2018

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale addresses concerns about U.S. border crossings once marijuana is legal. Plus: subway to the suburbs? As Doug Ford promises a subway line to cities outside of Toronto, the Power Panel digs into whether it's somethi...Show More
Get your lighters ready

46:27 | Jun 21st, 2018

The date is set. On October 17 - the 95-year prohibition on cannabis will officially come to an end in Canada and recreational weed will be legal across the country. We talk to the Minister of Justice and the Premier of Saskatchewan about what happen...Show More
'Shameless hypocrisy'

40:35 | Jun 19th, 2018

The Trump administration pulled the U.S. from the UN Human Rights Council today over what it calls "shameless hypocrisy" and bias. But the move comes just one day after the UN Human Rights Commissioner condemned the U.S. policy of separating migrant ...Show More
Separation Anxiety and Emission Accomplished

36:51 | Jun 18th, 2018

What will the Trump administration's new 'zero tolerance' immigration policy mean for Canada's own borders, and should Trudeau denounce the family separation happening in the U.S.? MPs and the Power Panel debate. Plus: California and Quebec shut the ...Show More
Security scare and landmark Supreme Court ruling

44:32 | Jun 15th, 2018

Katie Simpson has all the details on a death threat received by the U.S. ambassador to Canada. Plus: we explore two angles to a controversial Supreme Court decision that will have implications for religious freedom and LGBTQ rights. The Power Panel d...Show More
NAFTA back on track and Italy threatens CETA

35:07 | Jun 14th, 2018

Just how serious is Donald Trump about auto tariffs? North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer warns Canadians that the President 'doesn't issue empty threats.' The Power Panel digs into that interview, plus a hot Quebec byelection battleground. Then former Que...Show More
'This is more of a family squabble'

52:31 | Jun 13th, 2018

With Canada-U.S. relations at an all time low, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland travelled to Washington today to meet with powerful lawmakers. Her mission - rally U.S. support for the Canadian cause. Was the Minister's message hear...Show More
Trump meets Kim, criticizes Trudeau

46:33 | Jun 13th, 2018

After weeks of twists and turns, it finally happened. Donald Trump sat down with Kim Jong-un today for a high stakes meeting on nuclear disarmament. But what did the summit accomplish? Was it more than just a glitzy photo-op? Two former ambassadors w...Show More
An international Trump-er tantrum

41:20 | Jun 11th, 2018

What will be the diplomatic fallout - and economic impact - from the G7 summit and Trump's comments about Trudeau? Vassy digs into all the angles with cabinet minister Dominic LeBlanc, the UK's High Commissioner who was at the summit, the PM's former...Show More
Ford conquers Ontario, Trump descends on Quebec

46:54 | Jun 8th, 2018

It's official. Ford Nation conquered Ontario in last night's election. How should we interpret the PCs' resounding victory? And what could it mean for federal politics? CBC's Eric Grenier breaks down the results before our Ontario election panel weig...Show More
'Didn't you guys burn down the White House?'

51:27 | Jun 7th, 2018

Donald Trump evoked the torching of the White House during the War of 1812 in a testy phone call with the Prime Minister about U.S. steel tariffs. We talk to former Prime Minister Paul Martin about the call and the notion that Canada poses a national...Show More
Bilateral vs. trilateral, and the MMIWG Inquiry gets just 6 more months

50:02 | Jun 6th, 2018

The U.S. administration says Donald Trump wants to split the NAFTA into two deals. Canada isn't having it, but what does Mexico think? We ask Mexican Ambassador to Canada Dionisio Perez Jacome. Plus, the Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous W...Show More
Surprise surrender and $3 million bonus blowback

34:04 | Jun 4th, 2018

Kathleen Wynne's campaign co-chair David Herle joins Vassy to explain the tactics behind the Liberal leader's shocking admission of defeat. Plus: the Power Panel debates strategic voting (does it work?) and a $3 million bonus for Kinder Morgan execut...Show More
Friends or foes, and will strategic voting decide the Ontario election?

53:25 | Jun 1st, 2018

Donald Trump fires back at Canada for the government's retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. MPs discuss next steps, former trade adviser to George W. Bush Phil Levy offers an American perspective, and the Power Panel talks tariffs and why Paul Martin...Show More
Inching towards a trade war?

52:25 | Jun 1st, 2018

Canada hit back against the U.S. with dollar-for-dollar tariffs on everything from steel products to maple syrup. Are the two countries headed for a trade war? And what does this mean for NAFTA negotiations? Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland...Show More
Collision course on NAFTA

48:05 | May 30th, 2018

Are the feds preparing to retaliate if Trump slaps tariffs on steel and aluminum? Freeland's parliamentary secretary Matt Decourcey is here. Plus: Our Ontario election panel debates Doug Ford's 'Plan for Ontario' website, and the Power Panel weighs i...Show More
Ottawa buys Trans Mountain

40:44 | May 29th, 2018

Finance Min. Bill Morneau and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley make the case for the federal government buying the Trans Mountain pipeline, while Opposition MPs raise some red flags. Plus: Auditor General Michael Ferguson doesn't hold back in a blisteri...Show More
Tick-tock of the Trans Mountain clock and Brown talks Ford

39:52 | May 28th, 2018

"They've snatched defeat out of the jaws of victory before": Hannah Thibedeau brings us the details of her interview with Former Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown before Eric Grenier breaks down the latest polls. Plus, MPs discuss Kinder Morgan's fast ...Show More
P&P: NDP takes the lead in Ontario race and who is Magic Magid?

47:59 | May 25th, 2018

As the NDP takes the lead in the polls, is the party peaking too early? Our panel of political commentators debate, argue and analyze. Plus: Magid Magid is 28, a Somali refugee, and the new Lord Mayor of Sheffield, UK - and he's determined to shake u...Show More
Trump walks on Kim and Kenney apologizes to Trudeau

40:35 | May 25th, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump has cancelled his high-stakes summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. What does it mean for the peace process? Nonproliferation analyst Melissa Hanham weighs in. Plus, UCP Leader Jason Kenney says he regrets his comme...Show More
Rachel Notley skips the party and Trump says Canada is “very spoiled”

30:05 | May 24th, 2018

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley skipped a big Western Premiers conference in Yellowknife today as the Alberta-B.C. pipeline spat continues to spiral. Was skipping the party worth it? Plus, U.S. President Donald Trump says Canada is “very difficult to d...Show More
Closing the gap and things are getting awkward between B.C. and Alberta

50:37 | May 22nd, 2018

Ontario's NDP gains ground in the polls. Is this a new race with just two weeks to go? Plus, Saskatchewan premier Scott Moe wades into the pipeline battle between B.C. and Alberta, the Minister of Justice explains how her proposed divorce law overha...Show More
May 18: Confessions of a killer and NAFTA shutdown

46:19 | May 19th, 2018

The New York Times' Rukmini Callimachi talks to Vassy about the latest revelations on her podcast 'Caliphate' about Canadian former jihadi Abu Huzaifa. Is he getting away with murder while living in Toronto? Plus: Vancouver becomes the first major Ca...Show More
May 17: NAFTA's ticking clock and Ford under fire

45:33 | May 18th, 2018

Vassy gets the lowdown on NAFTA from the CBC's Katie Simpson and the Wilson Centre's Laura Dawson. Then, former Bloc Quebecois leader Michel Gauthier explains why he's switched party allegiances to the federal Conservatives. The Power Panel tries to ...Show More
POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

55:08 | May 17th, 2018

The feds grease the wheels of the Trans Mountain project by promising to backstop the pipeline expansion. Vassy talks to both Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr and B.C.'s Environment Minister George Heyman, then the Power Panel weighs in on what's ...Show More
Power Pod: Monday, May 14, 2018

30:37 | May 14th, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Brad, Susan, Rachel and Marie discuss the P&P interview with Glen Kirkland about NDP MP Christine Moore, Stephen Harper's increasing presence on the world stage, and how the government is dealing wit...Show More
POWER and POLITICS: Monday, May 14, 2018

1:33:11 | May 14th, 2018

Clashes in Gaza. Canada's former ambassador to Israel Jon Allen discusses what today's opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem -- and the Gaza violence that followed -- will mean for peace in the region. Plus: a former CSIS intelligence analyst Jess...Show More
POWER and POLITICS: Friday, May 11, 2018

1:33:38 | May 11th, 2018

A Canadian former jihadi living in Toronto admits on a New York Times podcast that he killed people while fighting in Syria. MPs debate how the government should be doing in responding to returning foreign fighters. Plus: Doug Ford's seeming fixation...Show More
Power Pod: Friday, May 11, 2018

26:44 | May 11th, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Jen, Marty, Paul and Hannah discuss the Canadian ISIS fighter's confession to the New York Times, Ontario leaders campaigning (and debating) in the north of the province, and former NDP MP Erin Weir ...Show More
POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, May 10, 2018

1:32:57 | May 10th, 2018

Israel's ambassador Nimrod Barkan discusses his country's military strikes in Syria and the Iran nuclear deal as Israel and Iran inch closer to full-blown war. Plus: Independent PEI Senator Diane Griffin on the Red Chamber's decision to reject a Comm...Show More
Power Pod: Thursday, May 10, 2018

30:14 | May 10th, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Stockwell, Chris, Supriya and Robin break down the back and forth over the transport bill in the Senate, former PM Stephen Harper signing an ad backing Trump on Iran, and MP Ted Falk's comment about ...Show More
Power Pod: Wednesday, May 9, 2018

27:26 | May 9th, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Dan Moulton, Andrew Cash, Tim Powers and Althia Raj discuss the official start to the Ontario election campaign, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s response to Trump walking away from the Iran deal, and...Show More
POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, May 9, 2018

1:23:55 | May 9th, 2018

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath discusses the costing of her party’s platform and whether or not she would be willing to form a minority government with Kathleen Wynne to stop a Doug Ford government. Former premiers Brad Wall and Robert Ghiz on wha...Show More
Power Pod: Tuesday, May 8, 2018

26:04 | May 9th, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Yolande James, Rick Anderson, Francoise Boivin and Aaron Wherry discuss the latest NDP MP to face misconduct allegations, the state of play in NAFTA negotiations, and the news that actors were paid t...Show More
POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, May 8, 2018

1:33:00 | May 8th, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. from the Iran nuclear agreement Tuesday; foreign policy analysts Shuvaloy Majumdar and Thomas Juneau debate the decision. Later in the show, former U.S. under secretary for arms control Thomas Countryman on...Show More
POWER and POLITICS: Monday, May 7, 2018

1:36:05 | May 7th, 2018

Make or break for NAFTA? President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Perrin Beatty discusses business confidence - or lack thereof - as NAFTA talks drag on. Plus: Jason Kenney addresses the controversial policies some members of his United ...Show More
Power Pod: Monday, May 7, 2018

30:22 | May 7th, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Rachel, Brad, Tiffany and Marie discuss Alberta's UCP convention, a heated Question Period on the asylum seeker issue, and Doug Ford's decision to drop Tanya Granic Allen from his party.
POWER and POLITICS: Friday, May 4, 2018

1:28:43 | May 4th, 2018

Border backlash? Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen discusses the U.S. decision to end protected status for Hondurans, and if the Safe Third Country Agreement needs a 'refresh.' Plus: MPs discuss why female politicians like Alberta Premier Rachel Notl...Show More
Power Pod: Friday, May 4, 2018

29:16 | May 4th, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Aaron, Marty, Paul and Kelly break down the Ontario NDP's first election ads, the UCP walkout in the Alberta legislature during a vote on abortion clinics, and the U.S. decision to end protected stat...Show More
Power Pod: Thursday, May 3, 2018

30:18 | May 3rd, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Stockwell Day, Yolande James, Robin MacLachlan and Chris Hall discuss Ottawa’s decision to intervene in B.C.’s Trans Mountain court case, Doug Ford’s new “Ford Nation Live” media strategy, and MP Eri...Show More
POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, May 3, 2018

1:32:38 | May 3rd, 2018

Saskatchewan MP Erin Weir discusses the investigation into harassment allegations made against him and his subsequent expulsion from NDP caucus. Washington Post national security reporter Devlin Barrett on the significance of Trump lawyer Rudy Giulia...Show More
POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, May 2, 2018

1:32:03 | May 2nd, 2018

Parliament Hill is mourning the sudden death of Ontario MP Gord Brown; CBC’s Catherine Cullen on the tributes from the House of Commons today. Rob Silver, Denise Siele and Olivia Chow weigh in on the latest in the Ontario election, including Doug For...Show More
Power Pod; Wednesday, May 2, 2018

26:29 | May 2nd, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Amanda Alvaro, Tim Powers, Kathleen Monk and Althia Raj discuss the sudden death of Ontario MP Gord Brown, the recommended amendments coming out of the Senate on the government’s legal pot bill, and ...Show More
POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, May 1, 2018

1:35:34 | May 2nd, 2018

The U.S. says it’s reviewing a proposal from Canada to amend the Safe Third Country Agreement, yet the Liberal government says nothing formal is on the table; MPs Mark Holland, Erin O’Toole and Jenny Kwan discuss. Acting Minister of Democratic Instit...Show More
Power Pod: Tuesday, May 1, 2018

26:24 | May 2nd, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Rick Anderson, Supriya Dwivedi, Francoise Boivin and Evan Dyer discuss questions about the cost of the national carbon pricing plan, the mixed messages coming out of Canada and the U.S. on the Safe T...Show More
Power Pod: Monday, April 30, 2018

26:18 | Apr 30th, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Chad Rogers, Brad Lavigne, Susan Smith and Marie Vastel discuss the government’s proposed changes to Canadian elections law, Environment Canada’s analysis on the impact of the federal carbon pricing ...Show More
POWER and POLITICS: Monday, April 30, 2018

1:33:30 | Apr 30th, 2018

The temporary exemption granted to Canada on U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs expires expires at midnight Monday and it remains unclear if Canada will get an extension; CBC’s Katie Simpson brings us an update before the President of the Canadian Steel...Show More
POWER and POLITICS: Friday, April 27, 2018

1:33:31 | Apr 27th, 2018

Thomas Countryman and Marius Grinius break down North and South Korea's historic peace agreement. Plus: Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister on why the country's federation is "in disarray", and our panel of Ontario political strategists wrap up the week...Show More
Power Pod: Friday, April 27, 2018

24:54 | Apr 27th, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Catherine, Marty, Kelly and Jen discuss Manitoba's assertion that the feds can impose a carbon tax, and weigh in on the ONE campaign's bold video campaign prodding the Prime Minister on gender equali...Show More
POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, April 26, 2018

1:33:39 | Apr 26th, 2018

B.C. Environment Minister George Heyman on why his province is taking its pipeline fight to court. Plus: former Secretary of State Madeline Albright discusses North and South Korea on the eve of a historic summit, and her new book on fascism.
Power Pod: Thursday, April 26, 2018

25:32 | Apr 26th, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Stockwell, Chris, Robin and Susan discuss the government's 'March Madness' rush on cell phones, B.C.'s court reference filing on the pipeline, and Jagmeet Singh's double-check with his House leader o...Show More
Power Pod: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

29:52 | Apr 25th, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Amanda Alvaro, Tim Powers, Kathleen Monk and Althia Raj weigh in on the Conservatives going after the Liberals for giving grant money to “anti-pipeline” activists, the Ontario Auditor General’s repor...Show More
POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

1:33:20 | Apr 25th, 2018

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe on his province launching a formal legal challenge against the federally imposed carbon price. Later in the show, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna responds to the challenge. Alberta MPs Matt Jeneroux and Linda Dun...Show More
POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

1:33:42 | Apr 25th, 2018

Ali Ehsassi, Liberal MP for the Toronto riding of Willowdale, on how his community is coping in the wake of the Toronto van attack. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale weighs in on the police response and the charges brought against the alleged atta...Show More
Power Pod: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

27:34 | Apr 25th, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Yolande James, Francoise Boivin, Rick Anderson, and Aaron Wherry discuss asylum seekers crossing the Quebec border, fallout from David Suzuki receiving and honorary degree from the University of Albe...Show More
Power Pod: Friday, April 20, 2018

30:15 | Apr 21st, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Jen Gerson, Kelly Cryderman, Marty Patriquin and Aaron Wherry discuss the week that was in Ontario politics, the evolving Liberal strategy on the Trans Mountain pipeline standoff and some of the idea...Show More
POWER and POLITICS: Friday, April 20, 2018

1:31:42 | Apr 21st, 2018

Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor on Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine Smith’s resolution calling on the Liberal party to consider decriminalizing illicit drugs as a way to combat the opioid crisis. David Axelrod, former chief political adviser to U...Show More
POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, April 19, 2018

1:34:09 | Apr 19th, 2018

Privacy committee MPs discuss their grilling of Facebook executives over Canadians' privacy rights. Plus: Infrastructure Min. Amarjeet Sohi, and former Industry minister James Moore on the Supreme Court's ruling over cross-border trade (and its impli...Show More
Power Pod: Thursday, April 19, 2018

24:39 | Apr 19th, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Stockwell, Omar, Robin and Catherine discuss "freeing the beer", Andrew Scheer's plan to improve his image in Quebec, and Liberal MP Scott Simms' punishment for breaking ranks with his party.
POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, April 18

1:45:28 | Apr 18th, 2018

Health MPs explain why they're backing a national pharmacare plan for Canada, and why their new report will help make it a reality. Plus: NDP leader Jagmeet Singh on how he would settle the controversy over the Trans Mountain pipeline, Ontario electi...Show More
Power Pod: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

29:59 | Apr 18th, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Tim, Kathleen, Althia and Amanda discuss Kathleen Wynne's attack on Doug Ford, Maxime Bernier's book bust, and the Trans Mountain pipeline crisis following Trudeau all the way to Europe.
POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, April 17, 2018

1:33:49 | Apr 17th, 2018

The country’s provincial pipeline dispute is intensifying and expanding with both Alberta and Saskatchewan proposing retaliatory legislation against B.C.; MPs debate the standoff then Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe discusses his province’s plan. Late...Show More
Power Pod: Tuesday, April 17, 2018

29:08 | Apr 17th, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Yolande James, Catherine Cullen, Françoise Boivin and Rick Anderson discuss the intensifying standoff over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, Quebec’s sounding of the alarm over the number of ill...Show More
POWER and POLITICS: Monday, April 16, 2018

1:33:43 | Apr 16th, 2018

Natural Resource Minister Jim Carr discusses the federal government’s backing of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion as the deadlock wears on. MPs discuss national security adviser Daniel Jean’s testimony before committee about the Atwal affair. Al...Show More
Power Pod: Monday, April 16, 2018

24:47 | Apr 16th, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Susan Smith, Rachel Curran, Brad Lavigne and Marie Vastel discuss the ongoing deadlock over Trans Mountain, the Ontario NDP’s election platform, and national security adviser Daniel Jean’s testimony ...Show More
POWER and POLITICS: Friday, April 13, 2018

1:34:03 | Apr 13th, 2018

MPs debate how Justin Trudeau might resolve the pipeline conflict between British Columbia and Alberta at Sunday's emergency meeting. Plus: Unifor president Jerry Dias shares why rumours of an approaching NAFTA deal is a 'straight fabrication', and t...Show More
Power Pod: Friday, April 13, 2018

24:08 | Apr 13th, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Kelly, Jen, Nick and Paul look ahead to the PM's meeting on Trans Mountain with B.C. and Alberta on Sunday, Jaspal Atwal's desire to testify about the India trip, and the Ontario Liberals' new ad cam...Show More
POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, April 12, 2018

1:32:48 | Apr 12th, 2018

B.C. Grand Chief Stewart Phillip outlines some Indigenous reaction to the Trans Mountain faceoff between premiers and the federal government. Plus: the UN's assistant Secretary General Panos Moumtzis on the Syrian chemical attack crisis, and a German...Show More
Power Pod: Thursday, April 12, 2018

27:57 | Apr 12th, 2018

Stockwell, Chris, Yolande and Robin discuss Trudeau's trip tweak to meet with premiers on the pipeline, the United States' interest in possibly joining the CPTPP deal, and Senator Peter Harder's paper accusing Tory senators of partisanship in the Red...Show More
Power Pod: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

25:46 | Apr 12th, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Tiffany Gooch, Kathleen Monk, Tim Powers and Althia Raj discuss the fate of the Trans Mountain pipeline project and the Prime Minister’s upcoming international trip.
POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

1:31:00 | Apr 12th, 2018

Natural Resource Minister Jim Carr discusses the Trans Mountain pipeline standoff. NDP Environment Critic Alexandre Boulerice and Leader of the United Conservative Party of Alberta Jason Kenney weigh in on the pipeline impasse. Former U.S. under secr...Show More
POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

1:36:09 | Apr 10th, 2018

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau convened an emergency cabinet meeting today in Ottawa to discuss how to save Trans Mountain; B.C. NDP MP Kennedy Stewart weighs in before B.C. Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver discusses the B.C. provincial government’s o...Show More
Power Pod: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

28:18 | Apr 10th, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Yolande James, Martin Patriquin, Rick Anderson and Francoise Boivin discuss the federal government’s emergency cabinet meeting on how to save Trans Mountain, the implications of Maxime Bernier saying...Show More
POWER and POLITICS: Monday, April 9, 2018

1:44:29 | Apr 9th, 2018

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Natural Resources Min. Jim Carr on Kinder Morgan's suspension of the Trans Mountain pipeline. Plus: Saskatchewn Premier Scott Moe on the Humboldt hockey team tragedy.
Power Pod: Monday, April 9, 2018

22:54 | Apr 9th, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Brad, Dan, Rachel and Marie discuss Kinder Morgan dominating the political landscape and sexual misconduct allegations against an Ontario PC MPP.
Power Pod: Friday, April 6, 2018

24:50 | Apr 6th, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Kelly, Paul, Marie and Aaron discuss Trudeau's oil sands tour, NAFTA latest, and Doug Ford's campaign strategy.
POWER and POLITICS: Friday, April 6, 2018

1:32:46 | Apr 6th, 2018

China's ambassador to Canada, and Canada's former ambassador to China, both weigh in on the escalating trade war between China and the U.S. - and how Canada will be impacted. Plus: NAFTA insiders give us a peek behind closed doors as intense negotiat...Show More
Power Pod: Thursday, April 5, 2018

1:33:15 | Apr 5th, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Stockwell, Sally, Supriya and Chris discuss positive NAFTA rumblings, the Doug Ford campaign's decision to forgo the media bus, and Tory senators' trip to Washington.
POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, April 5, 2018

28:12 | Apr 5th, 2018

Canada's former ambassador to the U.S., Derek Burney and a panel of trade journalists weigh in on how close NAFTA negotiators are to reaching a deal. Plus: privacy watchdog Daniel Therrien on his office's investigation into Facebook, and Eric Grenier...Show More
Power Pod: Wednesday, April 4, 2018

27:28 | Apr 4th, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Brad, Lise, Tim, and Althia discuss NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg's comments on Russia and Trump, the Ontario election latest, and the new report about Canadians' perspectives on climate change.
POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, April 4, 2018

1:33:07 | Apr 4th, 2018

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg tells Vassy about the alliance's plan to deal with what he calls a "pattern of reckless Russian behaviour." Plus: the Ecofiscal Commission finds one in three Canadians aren't convinced climate change is man-mad...Show More
POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, April 3, 2018

1:37:25 | Apr 3rd, 2018

Canada's Special Envoy to Myanmar Bob Rae releases his final report on the Rohingya crisis, and explains why he thinks we're "living in a world without adult supervision." Plus: polls analyst Eric Grenier on why Trudeau's experiencing a mid-mandate s...Show More
Power Pod: Tuesday, April 3, 2018

25:34 | Apr 3rd, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Marty, Yolande, Rick, and Francoise discuss Andrew Scheer's acceptance of a national security briefing on the India trip and Trudeau's midterm slump in the polls.
Power Pod: Monday, April 2, 2018

20:34 | Apr 2nd, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Rachel, Susan, Brad and Jen debate the China - U.S. tariff tiff, and whether a Liberal MP breaking ranks on the summer jobs attestation will spell trouble for Trudeau.
POWER and POLITICS: Monday, April 2, 2018

45:48 | Apr 2nd, 2018

Infrastructure Minister Sohi is here to explain why the federal government's infrastructure plan is behind schedule ... by about seven BILLION dollars. Plus: trade analysts break down the repercussions for Canada of the U.S.-China trade tit-for-tat, ...Show More
Power Pod: Thursday, March 29, 2018

26:12 | Mar 29th, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Stockwell, Yolande, Brad and Paul discuss what it will take to fix Canada's court system, a tale of two budgets (Ontario and Quebec), and muse about what politicos should read into Roseanne's big rat...Show More
POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, March 29, 2018

1:33:15 | Mar 29th, 2018

Justice Minister Jody Wilson Raybould discusses her sweeping new reforms that will attempt to fix Canada's court delay crisis. Plus: a CBC News investigation reveals how the Blue Jays profit from ticket scalpers. Ontario's Attorney General Yasir Naqv...Show More
Power Pod: Wednesday, March 28, 2018

21:48 | Mar 28th, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Amanda, Tim, Althia and Kathleen debate Bill Morneau's 'Neanderthal' comment, Ontario's budget, and Jagmeet Singh's reversal on punishing David Christopherson.
POWER and POLITICS - Wednesday, March 28, 2018

1:32:25 | Mar 28th, 2018

Pope Francis won't apologize for residential schools - why not? Vassy asks the Archbishop of Winnipeg, and the former premier of the N.W.T. and a residential school survivor himself weighs in. Plus: is the federal government considering a Netflix tax...Show More
POWER and POLITICS - Tuesday, March 27, 2018

1:29:56 | Mar 27th, 2018

A new audit says Canada isn't on track to meeting any of its climate targets. Federal environment commissioner Julie Gelfand discusses her report's findings, and Environment Minister Catherine McKenna responds. Plus: Leader of the Opposition Andrew S...Show More
Power Pod: Tuesday, March 27, 2018

29:43 | Mar 27th, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Rick, Supriya, Marty and Francoise discuss the Conservatives' procedural tactics to try and get a security briefing on the PM's India trip, the NDP's decision to punish an MP who voted rogue, Catheri...Show More
POWER and POLITICS - Monday, March 26, 2018

1:33:17 | Mar 26th, 2018

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, the UK High Commissioner, and former foreign affairs minister John Baird all discuss the expulsion of Russian diplomats from Canada. Plus: as B.C. explores new ways to block the Trans Mountain pipeline, Natural Resourc...Show More
Power Pod: Monday, March 26, 2018

25:20 | Mar 26th, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Pod. Rachel, Robin, Jen and Susan discuss calls in QP for a briefing with the National Security Adviser on the Atwal affair, government market debt, and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley's interview on pipeline...Show More
Power Pod: Friday, March 23, 2018

16:43 | Mar 23rd, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Kelly, Marie, Paul and Katie the NDP's punishment of a MP who voted rogue, the Alberta budget, and more.
POWER and POLITICS - Friday, March 23, 2018

1:33:49 | Mar 23rd, 2018

The showdown in the House is over, so what was the point? MPs debate their marathon voting session. Plus: Occupy Wall Street co-creator Micah White looks ahead to Saturday's March for Our Lives protest in Washington on gun reform, and ITK leader Nata...Show More
Power Pod: Thursday, March 22, 2018

31:17 | Mar 22nd, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Robin, Stockwell, Dan and Chris look ahead to the Senate vote on the pot bill, political parties and data mining, and the Conservatives' play to get the national security adviser Daniel Jean to appea...Show More
POWER and POLITICS - Thursday, March 22, 2018

1:40:36 | Mar 22nd, 2018

P&P has all the coverage on the Senate showdown over pot legalization. Plus: Intellectual trade lawyer Georgina Danzig on Canada's poor counterfeit crackdown (she brings samples!), Eric Grenier looks at whether rumours of Ontario Liberal political co...Show More
POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, March 21, 2018

1:32:10 | Mar 21st, 2018

Unifor National President Jerry Dias says the U.S. has dropped a contentious auto content demand in NAFTA negotiations. Former Canadian Ambassador to the U.S. Derek Burney weighs in on the news and how this affects optimism in NAFTA negotiations. MPs...Show More
Power Pod: Wednesday, March 21, 2018

30:41 | Mar 21st, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Jen Gerson, Amanda Alvaro, Farouk Karim and Tim Powers discuss the U.S. dropping a contentious auto content demand in NAFTA negotiations, gender-neutral greetings at Service Canada and Ontario Premie...Show More
POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, March 20, 2018

1:32:37 | Mar 20th, 2018

The Liberal government has tabled new gun control legislation, but has the government struck the right balance? Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale discusses the government’s bill. Gun control analyst A.J. Somerset, and opposition MPs Candice Bergen...Show More
Power Pod: Tuesday, March 20, 2018

25:42 | Mar 20th, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Chad Rogers, Yolande James, Martin Patriquin and Kathleen Monk discuss the Liberal government’s new gun control legislation, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s plan to extend pharmacare coverage to inc...Show More
POWER and POLITICS - Monday, Mar. 19, 2018

1:34:22 | Mar 19th, 2018

Defence Min. Harjit Sajjan explains why the government is sending Canadian peacekeepers to the most dangerous UN mission, in Mali. Plus: Opposition MPs and retired Lieutenant-General Romeo Dallaire react.
Power Pod: Monday, Mar. 19, 2018

26:26 | Mar 19th, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Marcella, Josh, Susan and Rachel discuss the new mission in Mali, pot consultation results, and Ontario election strategy.
POWER and POLITICS: Friday, March 16, 2018

1:34:00 | Mar 16th, 2018

British police have launched a murder investigation into the death of a staunch Putin critic; former Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay weighs in on what the West must do to address continued provocations by Russia. NYT Washington Correspondent Ke...Show More
Power Pod: Friday, March 16, 2018

26:55 | Mar 16th, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Kelly Cryderman, Martin Patriquin, Mia Rabson, and Marie Vastel discuss the Ontario political scene ahead of the election in June, Jagmeet Singh’s week in the media spotlight, and Canada-U.S. steel t...Show More
Power Pod: Thursday, March 15, 2018

26:10 | Mar 16th, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Jen Gerson, Stockwell Day, Supriya Dwivedi and Robin MacLachlan discuss Jagmeet Singh denouncing the glorification of the Air India bombing mastermind, U.S. President Donald Trump claiming he made up...Show More
POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, March 15, 2018

1:31:59 | Mar 16th, 2018

President Trump told a fundraising crowd that he made up trade figures in a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; trade analysts John Weekes and Daniel Ikenson discuss. Plus, journalists Alex Panetta and Daniel Dale weigh in on Trump’s relation...Show More
Power Pod: Wednesday, March 14, 2018

30:16 | Mar 14th, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Jason Markusoff, Amanda Alvaro, Ian Capstick and Tim Powers discuss NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh’s appearance at a Sikh separatist meeting in June 2015, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s move to expel 23...Show More
POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, March 14, 2018

1:32:05 | Mar 14th, 2018

The U.K. is expelling 23 Russian diplomats as fallout over a nerve agent attack on British soil intensifies; U.K. High Commissioner to Canada Susan le Jeune d'Allegeershecque discusses the move. Staunch Putin-critic Bill Browder weighs in on whether ...Show More
Power Pod:Tuesday, March 13, 2018

24:40 | Mar 13th, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Chad Rogers, Martin Patriquin, Yolande James and Kathleen Monk discuss Tillerson’s dismissal as Secretary of State, Andrew Scheer’s open letter to Quebec voters, and the Belgian King and Queen’s roya...Show More
POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, March 13. 2018

1:30:58 | Mar 13th, 2018

Donald Trump turfed Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State by tweet this morning; Canadian Press Washington Correspondent Alex Panetta and Washington Post Global Opinions Editor Christian Caryl discuss. CIGI’s Fen Hampson and CGAI’s Colin Robertson on w...Show More
POWER and POLITICS: Monday, March 12, 2018

1:32:47 | Mar 13th, 2018

After a highly controversial leadership convention, Doug Ford was elected leader of the Ontario PC; MPPs Yasir Naqvi, Toby Barrett, Peter Tabuns discuss the upcoming election. CBC Polls Analyst Eric Grenier breaks down Ford’s victory. Plus, conservat...Show More
Power Pod: Monday, March 12, 2018

26:21 | Mar 12th, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Marcella Munro, Dan Moulton, Rachel Curran and Josh Wingrove weigh in on what Doug Ford’s Ontario PC leadership win will mean for the upcoming election campaign, Trudeau’s three day tour of steel and...Show More
Power Pod: Friday, March 9, 2018

26:25 | Mar 10th, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel: Jen Gerson, Jason Markusoff, Aaron Wherry and Marie Vastel on the Ontario PC leadership race, the naming of Brenda Lucki as the next RCMP commissioner, and the latest threat in the Alberta-B.C. Trans...Show More
POWER and POLITICS: Friday, March 9, 2018

1:32:46 | Mar 10th, 2018

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale on the naming of Brenda Lucki as Canada’s first permanent female RCMP commissioner; a little later in the show Michael Kempa, associate professor of criminology at the University of Ottawa, weighs in. U.S. Preside...Show More
Power Pod: Thursday, March 8, 2018

22:41 | Mar 9th, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Stockwell, Lise, Robin and Althia break down what Canada's next moves should be after Trump grants an exception on steel tariffs, analyze Jaspal Atwal's press conference, and look ahead to the Ontari...Show More
POWER and POLITICS - Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018

1:37:34 | Mar 9th, 2018

Brief relief as the U.S. spares Canada from its steel and aluminum tariffs, but is it a win, or does it give Trump the upper hand in NAFTA talks? Laura Dawson, James Moore and Ontario's Economic Development Min. Steven Del Duca are here. Plus: the he...Show More
POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, March 7, 2018

1:32:41 | Mar 8th, 2018

Justice Parliamentary Secretary Bill Blair on the spike in gang violence in Canada; Plus a little later, Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau on the gang violence gripping Canada’s capital. Canadian Press Washington Correspondent Alexander Panetta a...Show More
Power Pod: Wednesday, March 7, 2018

28:09 | Mar 7th, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Jen Gerson, Amanda Alvaro, Ian Capstick and Tim Powers discuss the Liberals’ slip in the polls, a possible carve out for Canada in Trump’s upcoming steel and aluminum tariffs, and the Ontario Liberal...Show More
POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

1:32:38 | Mar 7th, 2018

Former U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman weighs in on Trump’s plan to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to the U.S.. Ontario P.C. Interim Leader Vic Fedeli on the state of the party as member’s vote for their next leader. Murray Brews...Show More
Power Pod: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

27:50 | Mar 7th, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Yolande James, Marty Patriquin, Chad Rogers and Kathleen Monk discuss the departure of Trump’s top economic adviser and what that might mean for the President’s plan to slap tariffs on steel and alum...Show More
Power Pod: Monday, Feb. 5, 2018

30:06 | Mar 6th, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Susan, Rachel, Brad and Alex discuss Trump's tariff threat and Jason Kenney's stance on safe injection sites.
POWER and POLITICS - Monday, March 5, 2018

1:32:11 | Mar 6th, 2018

Tariff turmoil as Trump issues an ultimatum over NAFTA and steel, aluminum tariffs. How should Canada respond? Ontario's economic development minister Steven Del Duca is here. Plus: former U.S. ambassador to Canada James Blanchard and former chief NA...Show More
POWER and POLITICS: Friday, March 2, 2018

1:32:09 | Mar 3rd, 2018

United Steelworkers international president Leo Gerard says he is going going to do everything he can to make sure Canada is exempt from Trump’s upcoming steel and aluminum tariffs. Canadian Press’ Alex Panetta and Scotiabank’s Brett House weighs in ...Show More
Power Pod: Friday, March 2, 2018

30:55 | Mar 2nd, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Jason Markusoff, Paul Wells, Marie Vastel and Aaron Wherry discuss what the Prime Minister can if the U.S. slaps tariffs on steel and aluminum, Martine Ouellet’s future as leader of the Bloc Quebecoi...Show More
Power Pod: Thursday, March 1, 2018

26:38 | Mar 2nd, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Robin, Stockwell, Supriya and Jen discuss Goodale's grilling over the Atwal affair, Trump's steel tariff vow, and highlights from the final Ontario PC leadership debate.
POWER and POLITICS - Thursday, March 1, 2018

1:33:06 | Mar 2nd, 2018

Hamilton's mayor reacts to President Trump's plan to slap tariffs on steel and aluminium imports next week. Plus: former CSIS director Ward Elcock on the role a top security official played in the Atwal affair, and Eric Grenier looks at whether the B...Show More
Power Pod: Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018

23:28 | Mar 1st, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Lise Jolicoeur, Marty Patriquin, Tim Powers and Ian Capstick discuss the diplomatic fallout stemming from the PMO’s handling of the Atwal controversy, the government’s new commitment to national phar...Show More
POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018

1:05:22 | Feb 28th, 2018

Saskatchewan Health Minister Jim Reiter and Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitao weigh in on the federal government’s latest economic plan. Munk School of Global Affairs’ Janice Stein and Centre for International Governance Innovation’s Fen Hampson ...Show More