The House from CBC Radio

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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, CBC senior reporter Salimah Shivji gives a debrief on the premiers' meeting. We talk about the controversial expansion of the Chateau Laurier with architectural historian Peter Coffman. Cartoonist Michael de Adder defends his Trump cartoon and finally, we look at the significance of putting alt-right …
This week on The House, B.C. Premier John Horgan joins us to look ahead to next week's premiers meeting. We look at the stakes for Canadians in Hong Kong amid protests over extradition laws with an activist. Finally, are political cartoons a dying medium? We talk to a communications professor …
This week on The House, we talk about the G20 summit in Japan with a former interpreter and get a fresh update from our reporter there. Our strategist panel is back to talk about the kick off of the pre-writ period. Finally, we look at climate change and the path …
This week on The House we discuss the federal cabinet's decision to approve the Trans Mountain pipeline, again. Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson explains why it won't derail Canada's plan to meet its Paris targets. Deputy Conservative leader Lisa Raitt stops by to tell us why the Conservatives' newly announced environmental …
This week on The House, we talk about Elections Canada's plans to enlist social media influencers to get out the vote with expert Amanda Clarke. We'll review the upcoming energy-related decisions on Trans Mountain and Bill C-69 with Enbridge CEO Al Monaco and Coldwater Chief Lee Spahan. Finally, we look …
This week on the midweek podcast, Dr. Eric Hoskins, head of the government's pharmacare advisory council, talks about the new report recommending universal coverage. We'll also get reaction from Linda Silas, president of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions.
This week on The House, former political strategists Scott Reid and Dennis Matthews join us to talk about why politicians are clinging to the success of the Toronto Raptors. We talk about how environmental issues will affect this election with Sabrina Bowman of GreenPAC. And, after a shooter's manifesto was …
This week on the midweek podcast, we speak to homeless advocate and former Canadian Armed Forces member Tim Richter about the latest motion in Parliament to help homeless veterans.
This week on The House, U.S. Democrat Dan Kildee talks about what his party wants to see before they'll pass the new NAFTA. Mexico's ambassador to Canada talks about Trump's new tariffs, and two Arctic experts speak to us about the quest to plant our flag at the North Pole.
This week on the midweek podcast, U.K. Member of Parliament Jo Stevens talks about the continued struggles of the International Grand Committee on Big Data, Privacy and Democracy to get answers from social media giants.
This week on The House, Quebec Justice Minister Sonia LeBel talks about the decision to let her province have a say in picking its Supreme Court justices. We talk about digital privacy with Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains and look ahead to an international digital meeting hosted by Canada with MP …
This week on the midweek podcast, we chat with United Steelworkers International President Leo Gerard about union support for ratifying the new NAFTA, enforcing Mexican labour reform and what safeguards he thinks are needed to protect Canadian steel.
This week on The House, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland talks about the new deal to lift steel and aluminum tariffs and Canadian Labour Congress President Hassan Yussuff breaks down the final details before the deal came into place. With Bill C-48 in trouble, Senator David Tkachuk walks us through …
This week on the midweek podcast, we talk to retiring Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner about the tone of politics, what he'd change on the Hill, and how he feels looking back on his 19 years in Parliament.
This week on The House, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen defends the government after a scathing new report from the Auditor General. We recap the latest in the Mark Norman case with Conservative MP Erin O'Toole. Chris Hall sits down with New Zealand's high commissioner to discuss the Christchurch Call, and …
On this week's midweek podcast, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May joins us to talk about the win in Nanaimo-Ladysmith and what the future holds for the party in October. We also break down the latest in the Vice-Admiral Mark Normal case with CBC defence reporter Murray Brewster.
With several provinces challenging the federal carbon tax, and now an anticipated challenge between Alberta and B.C. over oil, intergovernmental relations in Canada are tense. This week on The House we talk to Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe about his own court challenge, and where federal-provincial relations go from here. We …
On this week's midweek podcast, we talk to Greg MacEachern about a new study from Proof Strategies about how much Canadians trust - or distrust - politics, the media and the courts.
This week on The House, we talk to Climate Change Ambassador Patricia Fuller about how to prevent flooding in an era of climate change and natural disasters. We speak to the Japanese ambassador ahead of bilateral meetings between Japan and Canada's prime ministers and finally, we talk about the Green …
A bit of history was made this week on Prince Edward Island. The province elected its first minority government ever and made the Greens the official opposition for the first time anywhere in Canada. In this week's edition of the podcast Chris Hall talks to University of P.E.I. political science …