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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, Chris Hall meets new Conservative deputy leader Leona Alleslev, who defends Andrew Scheer's right to his own personal beliefs on same-sex marriage. But it's a position Rachel Curran, a key advisor to former prime minister Stephen Harper, calls a "dealbreaker" for her and other party …
This week on The House, Canada’s new deputy prime minister and intergovernmental affairs minister Chrystia Freeland tells host Chris Hall about the challenges of cooling down Canada’s simmering regional tensions. Rookie Oakville MP Anita Anand talks about taking a seat at the cabinet table. Meanwhile, Conservative foreign affairs critic Erin …
This week on The House, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe joins host Chris Hall to talk about what he has labelled an unsatisfactory meeting this week with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Tom Devine talks about Canada's whistleblower protection rules and Chris Hall talks to two strategists who have been behind- the-scenes …
This week on The House, Liberal Whip Mark Holland talks about how his party will manage the challenges of working across the aisle. P.E.I. Premier Dennis King walks us through his advice to the prime minister on working in his own minority government. Finally, interim Green Party Leader Jo-Ann Roberts …
This week on The House, we talk to a Conservative strategist and a member of Campaign Life Coalition about whether Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer's stance on social issues cost him votes. We dive into the Wexit debate with two former MPs from Alberta. And: A political researcher shares her thoughts …
This week on The House, defeated cabinet minster Ralph Goodale talks about where the Liberals went wrong and what's next for him. Three party strategists walk us through the workings of a minority parliament. Finally, we talk to three MPs about how pipelines and the environment will factor into this …
The House takes a look at some of the big issues in the final days before the vote.
This week The House heads to Quebec to hear from voters and politicians in key ridings across the province. Federal party leaders need to win over Quebeckers to win the election and there are many tight three-way races in the province’s 78 ridings. Polls suggest the political ground is shifting …
This week on The House, we look at how the rest of Canada views Quebec's religious symbols bill. We do a feature interview with Elizabeth May on the Green Party platform. Two candidates debate the merits and pitfalls of addressing the opioid crisis. Finally, two journalists break down the French …
This special edition of The House from New Brunswick tackles the economy, cost of living, immigration and Indigenous reconciliation.
This week on The House, we talk about Justin Trudeau's blackface photos with candidates, journalists and other experts. We also kick off our round of federal leader interviews with the NDP's Jagmeet Singh and PPC leader Maxime Bernier.
This week on The House: How do the parties deal with crisis during the campaign? And why do candidates with questionable pasts often slip past vetters? We ask strategists from the parties. We examine the broken promise of electoral reform and hear from our In House panel about the federal …
This week on The House, three Quebec MPs join us to debate the province's controversial religious symbols legislation. We wade into the week's drama between the Greens and NDP in New Brunswick. Finally, Jean Charest talks about the appointment of a new ambassador to China.
This week on The House, deputy Conservative Party leader Lisa Raitt joins us to talk about Andrew Scheer's latest comments on same-sex marriage and abortion. A panel of undecided voters is here to talk climate change. And two political strategists walk us through the pros and cons of the parties' …
This week on The House, we discuss whether Jack 'Jihadi' Letts should be repatriated to Canada with two global security experts. We look at the government's new international development funding with Minister Maryam Monsef. Rachel Giese joins us to talk about the resurfacing of an anti-gay marriage speech by Andrew …
SNC-Lavalin, take two Aug. 17, 2019
This week on The House, MPs Jane Philpott and Marc Miller join us to talk about the SNC-Lavalin report. We take a look at the situation in Hong Kong, and get the latest on the Manitoba provincial election. Finally, the Strategists are back to look ahead to the writ drop.
This week on The House, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May talks about part of her platform for the election. Former G7 sherpa Peter Boehm looks ahead to this month's summit. What happens to citizens and the government in the digital age? Two experts join us. Finally, we look at the …
This week on The House, Nunavut Premier Joe Savikataaq joins us to discuss the North's priorities for the upcoming election. We get a NAFTA update from experts on both sides of the border. And Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale talks about what the Five Eyes nations accomplished at their meeting …
This week on The House: Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde talks about what Indigenous voters want out of this election. U.K. professor Simon Usherwood walks us through what Prime Minister Boris Johnson could mean for Canada. And what impact might the Mueller hearings have on the upcoming …
This week on The House, Japanese Ambassador Kimihiro Ishikane talks about what Japan has learned from dealing with China. We also speak to Rear-Admiral Jennifer Bennett about the new settlement for sexual assault victims in the military. Finally, we look at President Trump's racist tweets and identity politics with professor …