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CBC Radio's The House takes you behind the scenes in the world of Canadian politics. Parliament may take a summer recess but the business of national politics never stops; nor does The House.

On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall talks to former Quebec premier Jean Charest about the new Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans- Pacific Partnership, and its potential impact on the NAFTA talks. Then, we hear from Liberal MP John McKay about his efforts to bring more independent oversight of …
This week on The House, Chris Hall talks with two members of the NAFTA advisory council, Rona Ambrose and Hassan Yussuff, about what to expect from next week's round of negotiations in Montreal. We're also joined by Environment Minister Catherine McKenna to discuss Ottawa's plan to put a price on …
On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall talks to retired Canadian diplomat James Trottier about why he thinks excluding key players like China and Russia limited the effectiveness of this week's North Korea meeting in Vancouver. We also talk to the CBC's Don Pittis about the Bank of Canada's decision …
This week on The House, Justin Trudeau and his cabinet returned to work this week amid growing uncertainty surrounding the future of NAFTA. We ask International Trade Minister François-Philippe Champagne about Canada's strategy.
This week on The House, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer and NDP leader Jagmeet Singh discuss what they need to do to establish themselves as the main alternative to Justin Trudeau ahead of the next federal election.
This week on The House, La Presse's Joël-Denis Bellavance, the Toronto Star's Tonda McCharles and the Globe and Mail's Laura Stone face off in our annual holiday political quiz!
This week on The House, cabinet minister Marc Garneau discusses the ethics commissioner's ruling against Justin Trudeau, as well as the state of the ongoing NAFTA negotiations.
Bob Plamondon talks about his book "Shawinigan Fox: How Jean Chretien Defied the Elites and Re-Shaped Canada," and Rob Walsh discusses "On the House: an Inside Look at the House of Commons."
Ottawa's military procurement history is littered with delays, extra costs, and broken promises. With the Liberal government planning to purchase used F-18 fighter jets from Australia, is the federal government heading for another procurement disaster?
Josh Wingrove of Bloomberg News and Mia Rabson of the Canadian Press joins Chris Hall on The House midweek podcast.
This week on The House, guest-host David Cochrane talks to federal finance minister Bill Morneau and his B.C. counterpart Carole James about how Ottawa and the provinces plan to agree on how to tax marijuana, and how to split those revenues.
Chris Hall joins us from China to break down Justin Trudeau's trip there, and whether a deal on free trade talks is still possible. Then, CBC senior reporter Murray Brewster brings us the latest in Canada's attempts to purchase fighter jets.
This week on The House, International Trade Minister François-Philippe Champagne explains why the federal government is still debating whether Canada will formally enter free trade negotiations with China on the eve of Justin Trudeau's official visit.
Chris Hall discusses the nomination of Sheilah Martin to the Supreme Court with Kathleen Mahoney from the University of Calgary.
This week on The House, will the Liberals' National Housing Strategy really make a difference? We talk to cabinet minister, and the former head of a homeless shelter, Patty Hajdu.
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley joins us to discuss her outreach effort to get more buy-in for pipeline expansions. Then, Auditor General Michael Ferguson explains why he's frustrated that one of his key messages to the government keeps getting ignored.
The House brings you a special podcast from the Halifax International Security Forum featuring conversations with Canada's Chief of the Defence Staff, Gen. Jonathan Vance, and the Chairman of of the Military Committee of NATO, Petr Pavel.
This week, The House is at the Halifax Security Forum to talk to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Canada's Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, and the U.S. representative to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison, about the most pressing security concerns facing t
Chris Hall looks at the Liberal government's new peacekeeping plan with NDP foreign affairs critic Hélène Laverdière and her Conservative counterpart Erin O'Toole. We also connect with Green Party leader Elizabeth May from the UN climate conference.
This week on The House, after a confusing day of negotiations at the APEC summit in Vietnam, 11 TPP countries reached an agreement on "core elements" of the trade pact. We talk about what that means with former Quebec Premier Jean Charest.