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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.

April 09,2011 April 9, 2011
This week on The House, Kathleen Petty takes a closer look at the Conservative Party's platform with Finance Minister Jim Flaherty; reporter James Cudmore compares the NDP and Liberal platforms; we reconvene our panel of outgoing MPs; Kady O'Malley makes a return to the show to tell us how the …
April 02,2011 April 2, 2011
This week on The House, Kathleen Petty discusses Stephen Harper's promise regarding the Lower Churchill hydro project with Nova Scotia Premier Derrell Dexter; reporter Louise Elliott looks at the hotly contested 905 ridings; 3 outgoing MPs talk about the challenges of a campaign; reporter Laura Payton dives into the Twitterverse; …
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This week on The House, host Kathleen Petty provides analysis of the campaign to come. We'll also go live to Rideau Hall as Prime Minister Harper visits the Governor General. We will offer different versions of our podcast as the day progresses, so check back in for the latest if …
March 19,2011 March 19, 2011
This week on The House, Kathleen Petty takes a closer look at whether the government could be found in contempt of Parliament with Tom Lukiwski, Pat Martin and David McGuinty. Then Kady O'Malley tells us how next week will unfold. We talk to Manitoba Finance Minister Rosann Wowchuk and Vancouver …
March 12, 2011 March 12, 2011
This week on The House host Kathleen Petty talks about the two rulings by the Speaker of the House with the Parliamentary Secretary to the Government House Leader Tom Lukiwski, Liberal Deputy Leader Ralph Goodale and NDP House Leader Libby Davies; the conversation continues with our own Kady O'Malley, and …
March 05, 2011 March 5, 2011
This week on The House host Kathleen Petty speaks with NDP Leader Jack Layton about the ongoing "in-and-out" story and whether he will support the upcoming budget; Kathleen also talks to former Conservative candidate David Marler and our own Kady O'Malley about the "in-and-out" controversy; and reporters Rob Russo and …
February 26, 2011 Feb. 26, 2011
This week The House goes to British Columbia. Host Kathleen Petty sits down with outgoing Premier Gordon Campbell, and talks with three of the leadership hopefuls - Christy Clark, Kevin Falcon, and George Abbott. Kathleen heads to Victoria to discuss the state of B.C. politics with journalists Norman Spector and …
February 19, 2011 Feb. 19, 2011
This week on The House, Kathleen Petty talks to the Chairman of Caldwell Financial Ltd, Thomas Caldwell, about the proposed TMX-LSE merger and the politics surrounding it; reporters James Fitz-Morris and Kady O'Malley drop by with a look at the controversy surrounding Bev Oda; and Allan Gregg, Chairman of Harris …
February 12, 2011 Feb. 12, 2011
This week on The House, Kathleen Petty talks to former Canadian Ambassador to Egypt, Michael Bell, about President Hosni Mubarak's departure; Kathleen also asks Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi to share his thoughts about the relationship between cities and upper levels of government; and finally Kathleen tackles the ongoing debate over …
February 05, 2011 Feb. 5, 2011
This week on The House, Kathleen Petty talks with Industry Minister Tony Clement about his disagreement with the CRTC over Usage Based Billing; Kathleen also asks former US Ambassador to Canada David Wilkins and former Canadian Ambassador to the US Frank McKenna to share their thoughts about a possible security …
January 29, 2011 Jan. 29, 2011
This week on The House host Kathleen Petty takes a closer look at the a rocky week in Alberta politics with the Leader of the Wildrose Alliance - Danielle Smith, as well as Graham Thomson of the Edmonton Journal; Kathleen also talks to Manitoba's Finance Minister, Rosann Wowchuk, about her …
January 22, 2011 Jan. 22, 2011
This week on The House, host Kathleen Petty asks Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff about attack ads and election readiness; pollster Nik Nanos tells us about the effectiveness of political ad campaigns; and we eavesdrop on three Hill reporters, John Ivison, Manon Cornellier and Jim Travers as they muse about the …
January 15, 2011 Jan. 15, 2011
This week on The House host Kathleen Petty talks with Finance Minister Jim Flaherty about corporate tax cuts and his upcoming budget; Kathleen also sits down with NDP Leader Jack Layton to talk about his wish list for the upcoming budget and his desire to go to the polls over …
January 08, 2011 Jan. 8, 2011
This week on The House, Kathleen Petty talks to newly promoted Minister of State for Finance Ted Menzies about saving for retirement. We also ask two pension reform experts about the Pooled Registered Pension Plan. Plus, with the Conservatives' new majority in the Senate, CBC's Louise Elliott reports back on …
The House's annual Quiz Show.
This week on The House - our annual Book Show.
This week on The House, guest-host Chris Hall talks with Environment Minister John Baird about the climate change negotiations; CBC reporter Terry Donnelly gives us a sense of the turmoil in BC politics these days; Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall talks about what should be a strategic resource; and Greg Weston …
This week on The House, Kathleen Petty talks with former UN Ambassador Paul Heinbecker about the recent leak of diplomatic notes about Afghanistan; Kathleen sits down with DND Ombudsman Pierre Daigle to discuss the difficulties that families of fallen soldiers have when dealing with; reporter Louise Elliott shares the details …
This week on The House, Kathleen Petty talks to Alberta's Environment Minister Rob Renner about the Cancun Climate Conference; Kathleen also discusses the proposed national securities regulator with Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan; we head back to Afghanistan, this time for a conversation with Major General Stuart Beare, Deputy Commander …