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

On this week’s show: Education officials and an infectious disease specialist discuss resuming school in September; while Canada's Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Ahmed Hussen, talks support for parents. Then, MPs weigh in on the Liberal government and the WE Charity parting ways — and next week’s fiscal …
On this week’s show: Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland on COVID-19, Canadians detained in China and NAFTA 2.0. Plus, a privacy expert on whether Canada’s federally backed contact-tracing app should be made mandatory, a panel discussion on how the RCMP should respond to growing demands for accountability and justice and …
This week on The House: Lawyer Danardo Jones talks reforming Canada’s criminal justice system and how change must go far beyond policing. Two international relations experts weigh in on Canada’s United Nations Security Council loss, plus the CBC’s Bartley Kives delivers a report on Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister’s pandemic politics. …
This week on The House, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh explains why his party drew the line on supporting the minority Liberal government this week. Then, two experts weigh in on whether Canadians should be concerned about continued government spending with little oversight. Plus, a special look at diversity and inclusion …
The pandemic of racism June 6, 2020
As Canadians react to the death of George Floyd and the urgent call for racial justice across the United States, The House convenes a panel of three Black Canadian politicians to discuss anti-Black racism in this country: Nova Scotia Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard, Quebec Liberal leader Dominique Anglade and Alberta …
This week on The House, Dr. Kwame McKenzie, a psychiatry professor and CEO of the Wellesley Institute, asks why Canada isn’t doing a better job tracking which ethnic and socioeconomic groups are bearing the biggest burden when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic. Then, B.C. Premier John Horgan reflects on …
This week on The House, ​​​​​​​CBC senior reporter Salimah Shivji outlines the federal government’s pitch to provinces and territories to help them increase COVID-19 testing and contact tracing, and who’s on board. Plus, a leading infectious diseases specialist explains this country’s role in identifying effective treatments to reduce the symptoms …
This week on The House: CBC reporter Ashley Burke brings you the latest on Air Canada's expected layoffs; Transport Minister Marc Garneau explores what it might take to see Canada’s grounded airline industry take off once again; three tourism operators from across the country open up about a difficult season …
This week on The House, the service and retail sectors are being hit particularly hard by the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has put more than three million Canadians out of work since March. Chris Hall hears from three women who lost their jobs and face uncertain …
On this week's show, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair talks about the Liberal government's ban on assault weapons — and the timing of the announcement. The co-chair of Canada's new COVID-19 Immunity Task Force discusses where we stand on protecting against the virus. Plus, Liberal MP Greg Fergus on representing …
This week on The House, Nova Scotia Sen. Stan Kutcher joins Chris Hall to talk about the impact of the Nova Scotia shootings — and how people in his province are coping. Then, an Ottawa physician discusses the concept of immunity passports — and their repercussions — as a stepping …
On this week's show, a human rights advocate discusses how the COVID-19 crisis has unleashed a reckoning in Canada about the treatment of seniors. Plus, we learn about a camp sheltering hundreds of thousands Rohingya refugees and how it's facing the pandemic. Finance Minister Bill Morneau talks about aid for …
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, …