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Canada's yet-to-be-announced peacekeeping mission

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Defence specialist Murray Brewster brings us up to speed on the federal government's peacekeeping plans.

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Canada's NAFTA motto: 'Get 'er done'

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Midweek podcast: U.S. comes out swinging on 1st day of NAFTA talks

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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

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How should Canada handle North Korea?

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Midweek pod: Climate pressure

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Pressure point at the Canada-U.S. border

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Is it too late to fix the MMIWG inquiry?

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Duty to consult and NAFTA disputes

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Gearing up for NAFTA talks

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

This week on The House, there's less than a month until NAFTA renegotiations begin and the pressure is on. We check in with Conservative leader Andrew Scheer, Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister and Politico's trade reporter, Megan Cassella.

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Midweek podcast: Morneau closing the loop and B.C. (finally) gets a premier

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Canada hoping for a win-win-win on NAFTA

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Just days before the U.S. is expected to release its trade objectives Trudeau pitched Canada to VP Pence and governors. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland gives us her take on those talks.

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Midweek podcast: What it's like being a politician during a disaster

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Talking Paris in Hamburg

Sat, 08 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Midweek podcast: A 'totally unprecedented' G20

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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

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The Road to Confederation

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Midweek podcast: Spring sitting review

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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

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The Liberal approach to national security

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Midweek podcast:The Liberals present their national security plan

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Justin Trudeau's neighbour says goodbye

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Governor General David Johnston is spending his last Canada Day at Rideau Hall, he reflects on his tenure and the 150th anniversary of Confederation in this week's episode of The House. Canada's top solider gives us his review of the new defence policy an

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Midweek podcast: Senate tries to deal with 'out of whack' court delays

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Senators George Baker and Bob Runciman on how the government can help alleviate court delays. Then a look back at Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin's career on the bench with the CBC's Alison Crawford and University of Ottawa law professor Carissima Mathen

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A made-in-Canada foreign policy

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Charting a new course for Canada and its military

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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

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The new face of the Conservative Party

Sun, 04 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

He's called himself Stephen Harper with a smile, but what can we expect from Andrew Scheer now that he's the leader of the Official Opposition? This week on The House, we sit down with the new Conservative leader to talk about what comes next.

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Midweek podcast: B.C.'s Liberal MPs face a political pipeline pickle

Wed, 31 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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

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The Conservatives pick their new leader

Sat, 27 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Midweek podcast: Who will lead British Columbia?

Thu, 25 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Rona Ambrose's goodbye

Sat, 20 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Midweek podcast: Trouble with the force

Wed, 17 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Is the infrastructure bank a solution or a problem?

Sat, 13 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

This week on The House, Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi explains how and why his government is going about creating a controversial $35 billion infrastructure bank.

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Midweek podcast: B.C.'s Minority Report

Wed, 10 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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

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B.C.'s choice: The House goes to British Columbia

Sat, 06 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Midweek podcast: British Columbia election primer

Wed, 03 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Trump's first trade punch and what it could mean for NAFTA renegotiations

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

This week on The House, what will be the impact of Donald Trump's decision to impose new duties on softwood lumber from Canada? What does Canada plan to do in response? Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr joins us.

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Midweek podcast: In the Oval Office with Trump and Kevin O'Leary drops out

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Canada becomes Donald Trump's latest trade target

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Midweek podcast: Donald Trump's dairy warning to Canada

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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

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The Liberals' blueprint to legalize marijuana in Canada

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

This week on The House, Ottawa has tabled its highly-anticipated plan to legalize marijuana. But plenty of questions remain. We talk to federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and Manitoba Justice Minister Heather Stefanson.

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Midweek pod: Were Donald Trump's airstikes against Syria legal?

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Will Canada follow Donald Trump into Syria?

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

This week on The House, following U.S. airstrikes in Syria, what is Canada prepared to do to support Donald Trump? We ask Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland.

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Midweek podcast: Bill Morneau to the U.S. and asylum seekers follow

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall talks to Finance Minister Bill Morneau about his latest visit to the United States, and his upcoming trip to the United Kingdom.

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Crossing the border: why are some many asylum seekers coming to Canada from the United States?

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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

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The House on the Canada-U.S. border

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall previews Saturday's special show about the growing number of asylum seekers crossing the border.

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Chapter 2 of the Trudeau-Morneau fiscal plan: Budget 2017

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Breaking down the 2017 federal budget

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Interview - Rona Ambrose

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Interview - Tom Mulcair

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair discusses the upcoming federal budget, and on dealing with the Trump administration.

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Interview - Premier Brian Pallister

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Interview - Jim Carr

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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

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In House panel - March 18

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Donald Trump looms over Budget 2017

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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

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First Ottawa visit by Trump cabinet member focuses on security, border

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

This week on The House, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly became the first member of Donald Trump's inner circle to come to Ottawa on Friday. What came out of the official visit? We ask Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale.

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Midweek podcast: Open or not? The Liberal party's nomination controversies

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

On The House midweek podcast, with two candidate nomination controversies on its hands, the Liberal party has been forced to defend the way candidates are chosen. Is the party really as open as the Prime Minister claims?

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Trump name-drops Canada: sign Ottawa's approach is working?

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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

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Canada's cameos during Trump's speech to Congress

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

On The House midweek podcast, we're joined by Tamara Keith, NPR White House Correspondent and co-host of the NPR Politics Podcast, to discuss Donald Trump's first address to Congress.

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Migrants and pre-clearance: spotlight on the Canada-U.S. border

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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

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