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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 host Kathleen Petty discusses the nature of our new commitment in Afghanistan with Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon; Kathleen also talks with the former head of the British Embassy's political team in Kabul, Gerard Russell, about how all of this will be seen by President …
This week on The House guest host Chris Hall talks with MPs Laurie Hawn and Bob Rae about Canada's possible future role in Afghanistan; Chris discusses Canada's Middle East policy with Janice Stein, Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs; and Chris explores the fallout of the BHP-PotashCorp story …
This week on The House host Kathleen Petty discusses the politics of potash with Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff; Kathleen talks with former Prime Minister Paul Martin about the upcoming G-20 meeting in South Korea; and Kathleen sits down with Veterans Ombudsman Pat Stogran as his mandate is about to expire.
This week on The House host Kathleen Petty discusses the latest on the Potash Corporation takeover attempt with Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall; Kathleen talks with former Ambassador Raymond Chretien about what next week's U.S. midterm elections may mean to Canada; Kathleen and pollster Nik Nanos look at how recent municipal …
This week on The House host Kathleen Petty talks with Auditor General Sheila Fraser about her audit into stimulus spending, as well as her thoughts as her term nears its end; Kathleen also chats with Globe & Mail reporter Gordon Pitts about the BHP takeover bid for Saskatchewan Potash Corporation; …
This week on The House host Kathleen Petty tries to unravel the Open Skies problems nbetween the UAE and Canada, first with Warren Everson of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, then with Transportation Critics Martha Hall Findlay of the Liberals and Dennis Bevington of the NDP; reporters Rob Russo and …
This week on The House host Kathleen Petty talks with Finance Minister Jim Flaherty about the International Monetary Fund meetings he attended in Washington this week, also about the latest job numbers and the forthcoming Economic Update; we look forward to Tuesday's vote for the coveted spot on the UN …
This week on The House host Kathleen Petty talks with MPP John Milloy about the letter regarding the census that was sent this week by the Ontario and Quebec governments to Tony Clement; Kathleen and the Chief Economist of TD Bank, Craig Alexander, look at the different job numbers being …
This week on The House host Kathleen Petty gathers a couple of economists to take a different look at the meaning behind Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's speech to the Canadian Club this week; Kathleen talks to John Ivison and Rob Russo about the week that was on the Hill; and …
This week on The House host Kathleen Petty bites the bullet one more time to try and get a fix on the gun registry vote next week. She talks with a Riding Association President from Thunder Bay and with MP Charlie Angus about the angst involved; the gun vote is …
This week on The House host Kathleen Petty talks with Premier Ed Stelmach about his meeting with Nancy Pelosi; Kathleen explores the re-opening of the euthanasia debate in Quebec's National Assembly; reporter James Fitz-Morris explains dog-whistle politics to us; Kathleen talks with Janet Ecker, the President of the Toronto Financial …
This week on The House, guest host Alison Crawford talks with NDP MP Peter Stoffer and Leader Jack Layton about the NDP's position on the long gun registry leading up to the vote in less than three weeks; Alison talks with a member of the RCMP to get his thoughts …
This week on The House, guest host Chris Hall talks arctic escapades with Denmark's Ambassador to Canada and reporter James Cudmore. National Security Expert Anthony Seaboyer on this week's terror arrests. Two Liberals on next week's summer caucus. New Brunswick's upcoming election.
A Senator on Refugees. Peter MacKay on the Arctic. Stephen Owen on Ombuds. Jean Chretien's portraitist and R.B. Bennett's biographer.
This week on The House, guest host Rosemary Barton talks to Minister of Industry Tony Clement about the latest developments. Also on the agenda, the politics of Tamil migrants. Public Safety Minister Vic Toews joins us to explain Canada's position. Then you'll hear a couple of voice from the past. …
This week on The House, guest host Alison Crawford heads to Winnipeg for the annual Council Of The Federation meeting. Alison talks about health care with BC Premier Gordon Campbell and PEI Premier Robert Ghiz; Alison also sits down with Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach for a conversation about the challenges …
The House, July 31, 2010 July 31, 2010
This week on The House, guest host Louise Elliott explores the growing dysfunction within the RCMP with Professor Linda Duxbury of carleton University; then we hit the road as Louise climbs aboard the Liberal Express for a one-on-one interview with Michael Ignatieff; and we convene a panel of three Canadians …
The House, July 24, 2010 July 24, 2010
This week on The House, guest host James Fitz-Morris takes a longform look at the census debate, first with former Chief Statistician Ivan Fellegi, then we'll hear some of your thoughts as well as those of pollster Nik Nanos, and then we'll check in with Denmark, a country that has …
The House, July 17, 2010 July 17, 2010
This week on The House, guest-host Susan Lunn talks with Industry Minister Tony Clement about the government's decision to make the long form census voluntary; with the Liberal Express underway on it's cross-Canada tour, Susan visits the cheese factory that had the honour of being Michael Ignatieff's first stop; and …
The House, July 10, 2010 July 10, 2010
The House goes to Quebec. Guest host Tim Duboyce sits down for a rare one on one with Premier Jean Charest; as well convenes a round table discussion with Quebec political observers Josee Legault, Christian Bourque, and Benoit Pelletier; House Producer Nick Gamache explores the next federal campaign in the …