Power and Politics

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Get daily access to the movers and shakers when we interview the country's most influential figures, from politicians to writers to leaders from all parts of the country.

59:59 | Dec 9th

Reports out of the U.S. indicate a deal on NAFTA 2.0 is imminent. Vassy Kapelos sits down with Finance Minister Bill Morneau, and two trade analysts. Plus, Liberals make their first move in the new Parliament, while Canadians Michael Kovrig and Micha...Show More

43:18 | Dec 6th

Economic Development Minister Mélanie Joly on her government's gun control plan. Alberta Environment Minister Jason Dixon on the federal government accepting his province's plan to tax large greenhouse gas emitters. International Crisis Group Preside...Show More
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1:06:33 | Dec 5th

Deputy Prime Minister and Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland discusses national unity and is questioned why there were so few references to natural resources in the throne speech. Conservative House Leader Candice Bergen explains wh...Show More

1:03:05 | Dec 4th

Former Canadian envoy to the U.S. David MacNaughton gives viewers his take on the video of NATO leaders discussing U.S. President Donald Trump, as well as the reaction to it. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on the state of the alliance. Ontar...Show More

51:07 | Dec 3rd

General Tom Lawson, former chief of the defence staff of the Canadian Armed Forces, weighs in on the future of NATO. Plus, B.C. Premier John Horgan and Huawei Canada's Vice-President of Corporate Affairs Alykhan Velshi.
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45:07 | Dec 2nd

With national unity under stress, premiers met in Ontario to propose a list of demands for the federal government, including more funding for healthcare and changes to the fiscal stabilization program that helps provinces facing a short-term cash cru...Show More

53:13 | Nov 29th

Former trade minister Ed Fast says he rejected Conservative leader Andrew Scheer's offer to join his shadow cabinet. The CBC's Hannah Thibedeau brings viewers the latest on that, and Conservative MP Erin O'Toole weighs in on questions surrounding Sch...Show More

59:39 | Nov 28th

Host Vassy Kapelos speaks to newly-named Conservative Deputy Leader Leona Alleslev on her appointment and Andrew Scheer's leadership. Former deputy leader Lisa Raitt also weighs in. Plus, Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister discusses his government's ad...Show More

45:01 | Nov 27th

CBC News reporter Katie Simpson keeps viewers updated on the latest on USMCA meetings in D.C., plus trade expert Eric Miller weighs in. Also on the show, Eric Grenier and the Power Panel discuss Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer's leadership, and Eco...Show More

42:02 | Nov 26th

Several defeated candidates in Quebec are piling pressure on Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer to resign. P&P speaks to Laurent Proulx, who served as campaign manager for the Conservative candidate in Drummondville, Quebec. Plus, Newfoundland and Lab...Show More

46:17 | Nov 25th

Minister of Indigenous Services Marc Miller on why the federal government plans to settle a First Nations child welfare lawsuit while it continues to fight a tribunal ruling ordering compensation for First Nations children affected by the on-reserve ...Show More

52:56 | Nov 22nd

Ontario Treasury Board President Peter Bethlenfalvy on what is behind the premier's change in tone. Plus, China's new envoy warns Canada against sanctioning officials in Hong Kong.

1:06:42 | Nov 21st

International affairs analyst Bessma Momani gives her take on an exclusive story related to the Saudi Arms export permits. Jim Carr, the federal government's special representative to the Prairies, discusses national unity and his ongoing cancer trea...Show More

1:07:34 | Nov 20th

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveils a cabinet of 36 ministers -- which includes Chrystia Freeland being elevated to deputy prime minister and minister of intergovernmental affairs. Host Vassy Kapelos speaks to newly-named Environment Minister Jonat...Show More

40:36 | Nov 19th

Who has he invited to the table? And who is changing seats? The CBC's David Cochrane brings us the latest before former cabinet ministers Ujjal Dosanjh and Pierre Pettigrew weigh in. Plus, Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley on why she was kicked out of...Show More

49:45 | Nov 18th

Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce on three major teachers' unions threatening to strike, as contract talks drag on with the provincial government. Then, Ontario NDP Education critic Marit Stiles responds. Also today, The Atlantic's David Frum ...Show More

56:29 | Nov 15th

How will President Trump's twitter attack on former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch impact impeachment proceedings? Democratic strategist Capri Cafaro and Republican strategist Jai Chabria discuss. Plus, Green Party Parliamentary Caucus ...Show More

50:32 | Nov 14th

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh on what he wants to see in the throne speech in order for his party to support it. Richard Masson on the state of Canada's oil industry post-election. Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario President Sam Hammond on the un...Show More

1:00:07 | Nov 13th

Key witnesses Bill Taylor and George Kent testified at the first U.S. public impeachment hearings. CBC reporter Ellen Mauro explains what happened, and then Democrat Capri Cafaro and Republican Matt Mackowiak discuss the testimony. Former U.S. State ...Show More

55:36 | Nov 12th

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held separate sit-down meetings with Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe today. Premier Moe gives host Vassy Kapelos the details of that meeting. Plus, B.C. Liberal MP Jonathan Wilkinson ...Show More

45:16 | Nov 11th

Hockey commentator Don Cherry has been fired from Hockey Night in Canada following a controversial rant where he singled out new immigrants in Toronto and Mississauga for not wearing poppies. Vice-Admiral (Ret'd) Robert Davidson weighs in on the cont...Show More

38:46 | Nov 8th

What did Brian Pallister tell Justin Trudeau? P&P sits down with Premier Pallister. Plus, new details about the Conservatives' post-mortem of the election campaign.

1:04:32 | Nov 7th

What reduced the Liberals from a majority to a minority? Liberal MP Marco Mendicino gives host Vassy Kapelos his thoughts. Also on the show, the Power Panel discusses the results of yesterday's Conservative caucus meeting, and Saskatchewan NDP Leader...Show More

42:21 | Nov 6th

The Ontario fall economic outlook projects a $9-billion deficit for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. That's down from the $10.3-billion announced in the spring budget, but still higher than last year's $7.4-billion figure. Finance Minister Rod Phillips and...Show More

57:21 | Nov 5th

Former Canadian ambassador to China Guy Saint-Jacques discusses China's decision to lift its ban on Canadian pork and beef imports. Conservative Deputy House Leader Chris Warkentin discusses the key questions facing his party and his leader ahead of ...Show More

1:03:03 | Nov 4th

Elizabeth May joins guest host David Cochrane to discuss her decision to step down. Plus, Senator Scott Tannas on why he chose to join ten other Senators to create a new caucus in the Red Chamber. The Power Panel weighs in on both stories.

1:01:52 | Nov 1st

Outgoing Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi responds to the notion that Ottawa is to blame for Encana's move stateside. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney reacts to Encana's move and the leadership of the Conservative party. The Power Panel discusses...Show More

54:09 | Oct 31st

Energy giant Encana is changing its name and moving its headquarters to the United States. Power & Politics gets reaction from the oil patch and the Alberta government. Also on the show, Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark discusses western alienation, and...Show More

51:29 | Oct 30th

Former Conservative cabinet minister Peter MacKay says Andrew Scheer's 2019 election loss "was like having a breakaway on an open net and missing the net." The Power Panel breaks down those comments, and whether or not Green Leader Elizabeth May woul...Show More

58:19 | Oct 29th

Conservative MP and Opposition Whip Mark Strahl on his party's post-mortem and Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown on why he says the Conservative party needs a new climate change plan. Plus, International trade lawyer Christophe Bondy weighs in on the snap...Show More