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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.

This week on The House, federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu assesses Canada’s pandemic response thus far — and explains why she thinks now is not the time to analyze the government’s steps. Meanwhile, the CBC’s Karina Roman takes a closer look at those steps and whether they led to missed …
This week on The House, infection control and prevention expert Dr. Michael Gardam dissects new data from the Ontario government and explains what he expects to see nationwide in the coming weeks. Then, Minister of Seniors Deb Schulte on what the federal government is doing to protect seniors from the …
This week on The House, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Navdeep Bains talks about what's being done to help Canadians affected by COVID-19. Plus, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer offers his own assessment of the Trudeau government's COVID-19 response; three small business owners reflect on their current fears and future …
On the show this week: Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland talks preparing for the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. NDP leader Jagmeet Singh digs into the role opposition parties play in a state of crisis — even in a suspended Parliament. Plus, hear from two writers on prioritizing social cohesion, …
This week on The House: politicians, reporters, historians and Canadians share their thoughts on the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic, and weigh in on other concerns across the country.
This week on The House, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Perry Bellegarde looks ahead to the mid-March First Ministers' Meeting with the country's premiers and Indigenous leaders; we dive into where the Conservative leadership race is heading; and Dr. Bruce Aylward of the World Health Organization discusses …
This week on The House, an infection control specialist warns of pandemic preparedness in Canada. Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland talks about how the government is preparing for a coronavirus pandemic, and whether it's possible to develop oil and gas projects in a time of net-zero. Plus, Paul Kershaw on …
This week on The House, Chris Hall speaks to Public Safety Minister Bill Blair on a peaceful end to the rail blockades and gets reaction from a disappointed member of the Wet'suwet'en Nationon. Also on the show, two Liberal MPs about the fate of the Teck Frontier oilsands project. Plus, …
Canada’s transport minister Marc Garneau says blocked rail lines and other protests across Canada in support of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs are just a bump in the road in the process of reconciling the historic grievances of First Nations.
As the people Canada flew out of Wuhan, China settle into their second day of a two-week quarantine at a Canadian military base, the debate over whether they pose a real risk of spreading the novel coronavirus here is heating up.
This week on The House, Justice Minister David Lametti says he thinks Canadians want expanded access to medical assistance in dying following an online questionnaire that garnered the largest number of responses the department has ever received during a public consultation. Plus interviews with: two MPs on Black Canadians being …
This week on The House, we look at the U.K. proposing that Huawei equipment could be used in the country’s 5G networks — in a limited capacity. The move positions Canada as the only undecided nation in the Five Eyes intelligence- sharing network. Plus, interviews with: the B.C. Provincial Health …
This week on The House, guest host Evan Dyer looks at what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government must do to get answers following the downing of UIA Flight PS752. Plus, we have interviews with: a former foreign affairs director who was involved in the closure of Canada's embassy in Iran; …
This week on The House, Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne joins Chris Hall to offer his reaction to an intense week in Canadian foreign relations and provide a sense of what comes next. Then, a panel of MPs reflect on how the crash of Ukrainian International Airlines Flight PS752 is …
As one decade ends and another begins, atmospheric scientist Katharine Hayhoe and sustainable energy economist Mark Jaccard join Chris Hall to highlight the urgent and specific actions needed from everyday citizens and governments alike because the evidence is clear: doing nothing isn’t an option. Plus, feature interviews with Donald Savoie, …
As one decade ends and another begins, atmospheric scientist Katharine Hayhoe and sustainable energy economist Mark Jaccard join Chris Hall to highlight the urgent and specific actions needed from everyday citizens and governments alike because the evidence is clear: doing nothing isn’t an option. Plus, feature interviews with Donald Savoie, …
As 2019 draws to a close, how much do you remember? It's time for The House's annual end-of-year political quiz. Play along with our panel of journalists and test your knowledge.
This week on The House, Champagne joins host Chris Hall to discuss the China Question, infrastructure and city planning expert Nadine Ibrahim talks about high-speed rail and Chris Hall talks with former political strategists David Herle, Jenni Byrne and Scott Reid of the Herle Burly podcast.
This week on The House, two Conservatives join us to talk about what's next for the party now that Andrew Scheer has resigned. Bloc MP Stephane Bergeron lays out his party's demands to work cooperatively with the Liberals. Finally, the parents of a soldier who died in Afghanistan talk about …
This week on The House, Liberal House Leader Pablo Rodriguez and the NDP's Rachel Blaney recap the throne speech and talk about the path forward in this minority. Two women who were at Polytechnique on that fateful date in 1989 talk to Chris Hall about gender-based violence and gun control. …