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The House is Canada's most popular political affairs show. Every Saturday host Chris Hall takes you to Parliament Hill — and around the country — for in- depth coverage and analysis of the week’s major political news.

This week on The House, Evan Solomon talks with Finance Minister Jim Flaherty about Sunday's Greek election and his upcoming trip to the G-20 leaders meeting in Los Cabos, Mexico. Also, with Rio+20 set to get underway next week, we look at both sides of the ongoing environmental debate - …
This week on the House, Evan Solomon talks to former Reform Party leader Preston Manning about Tom Mulcair's position on the development of the oil sands. Then, Conservative MP James Rajotte and former Clerk of the Privy Council Alex Himelfarb weigh in on whether the government should fund groups that …
This week on The House, Evan Solomon gets some reaction to NDP Leader Tom Mulcair's first visit to the oil sands from Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall. Does he think the Leader of the Official Opposition has changed his message about the impact of the industry on the overall Canadian economy? …
This week on The House, Evan Solomon explores the ongoing student protests in Quebec. The conflict that began as a disagreement between certain student associations and the provincial government over tuition hikes seems to have morphed into something larger. Evan talks to Leo Bureau-Blouin, the president of Quebec's College Student …
This week on The House, after a judge overturned the results of the last federal election in the Toronto riding of Etobicoke Centre, Evan Solomon talks to the man behind the challenge: former Liberal MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj. Then, to find out what the ruling means and what comes next, Evan …
This week on The House, Evan Solomon asks British Columbia Premier Christy Clark for her take on federal NDP leader Tom Mulcair's suggestion that the current way of developing the oil sands is hurting the manufacturing sector, and the overall Canadian economy. Then, Environment and Sustainable Development Commissioner Scott Vaughan …
This week on the House, Evan Solomon gets the latest on the Robocall story. Then, NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair discusses the budget implementation bill, government transparency and the oil sands. And finally, the author of a new book on the F-35 and former DND deputy minister, Alan Williams, drops by …
This week on The House, Evan Solomon sits down with Parliamentary Budget Officer to discuss his latest report. Kevin Page explains why federal cuts and balancing the books might come at a cost, why he didn't take a victory lap after the Auditor General vindicated his work on the cost …
This week on the House, Evan Solomon asks the Governor of the Bank of Canada, Mark Carney, about the possibility of whether our housing market is about to experience a bubble burst. Evan also sits down with Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver to discuss if this week's changes to the …
This week on The House, are cuts included in the federal government's most recent budget about to make your food less safe? Evan Solomon talks with PSAC's Agriculture Union President Bob Kingston about the impact cutting food inspectors will have on Canadians. Then, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz explains why food …
This week on The House, Evan Solomon talks to Canada's new Auditor General, Michael Ferguson, about what went wrong with the government's plan to replace its fleet of CF-18s with F-35 fighter jets. Then, Evan asks the Parliamentary Secretary to the Defence Minister, Chris Alexandre, if the government misled Parliament …
March 30, 2012 March 30, 2012
This week on The House, Evan Solomon asks federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty about some controversial aspects of his latest budget: changes to Old Age Security and Guaranteed Income Supplement, the speeding up of the environmental review process for large energy projects, and, of course, the decision to get rid …
NDP Leadership Special March 25, 2012
At the end of a long day, NDP members chose Thomas Mulcair as their new leader. The Quebec MP succeeds Jack Layton, and will now sit across from Prime Minister Stephen Harper in the House of Commons as the leader of the Official Opposition. Here's part of CBC Radio's special …
March 17, 2012 March 16, 2012
This week on The House, guest-host Alison Crawford gets the latest on the ongoing story about allegations of voter suppression. Did Pierre Poutine's call sheet contain numbers outside the riding of Guelph? Then, with the NDP's leadership race coming to a close, things are getting pretty heated. Who will emerge …
March 10, 2012 March 9, 2012
This week on The House, Evan Solomon talks with Labour Minister Lisa Raitt about the labour conflicts at Air Canada and the back to work legislation she put on the Order Paper on Friday. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird talks with Evan about his historic visit to Burma this week. …
March 03, 2012 March 2, 2012
This week on The House, Evan Solomon explores the flurry of allegations regarding misleading phone calls during the last federal election campaign. Dean Del Mastro, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, stops by to shed some light on the government's point of view. Then, can some rogue campaign worker …
February 25, 2012 Feb. 24, 2012
This week on The House, Evan Solomon looks ahead to the federal budget with Finance Minister Jim Flaherty. When will that budget finally be tabled? Then, interim Liberal leader Bob Rae gives us his reasons for requesting an emergency debate on the "robocalls" story. Evan also speaks to former Chief …
February 18, 2012 Feb. 17, 2012
This week on The House, does Big Brother want to keep track of your online activities? Host Evan Solomon asks Public Safety Minister Vic Toews if his internet surveillance bill goes too far. And with such strong sentiments on both sides of the issue, what do those tasked with protecting …
February 11, 2012 Feb. 10, 2012
This week on The House, Prime Minister Stephen Harper sits down with our reporter Susan Lunn to talk about his official visit to China. He talks trade, human right, and the upcoming budget. Then, Evan Solomon speaks to exiled Tibetan leader Lobsang Sangay about how Canada can help bring attention …
February 04, 2012 Feb. 3, 2012
This week on The House, Evan Solomon tries to get some answers on the future of Old Age Security with the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, Diane Finley. With the Prime Minister heading to China next week, Evan explores our relationship with that country. First, he talks with …