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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, we look ahead to Tuesday's provincial election in Prince Edward Island with two of the party leaders. We also explore racial profiling in Canada with Senator Wanda Bernard. And we ask our In House panel to recap the Alberta election and what to expect in …
Alberta's economy is still limping after years of economic setbacks and there is a palpable sense of anger about the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion being delayed. Rachel Notley and her New Democratic Party are trying to hold onto power after breaking through in the last election; United Conservative Party leader …
This week on The House, we ask Ambassador John McCallum about the path forward to a trade deal with China, then talk to New Zealand's Trade Minister David Parker on reforming the WTO. We also talk about the carbon tax with Ontario Environment Minister Rod Phillips. Finally, we break down …
The Liberals are sending a rebate to Canadian families (in four provinces) to offset the higher costs of a carbon tax. This week on The House midweek podcast we ask Environment Minister Catherine McKenna if the incentive payout will pay off in 2019.
Tariff troubles persist Oct. 20, 2018
This week on The House, we talk about the remaining U.S. tariffs with Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland. We also take a look at food security in Canada's North, and examine how Canadians can prepare for fake news ahead of the 2019 election.
This week on The House midweek podcast, we talk to Magog, Que., Mayor Vicki- May Hamm about the remaining concerns municipalities have now that cannabis is legal. We also ask MP John McKay about the visit of Kentucky businesses to Canada and their message on trade.
This week, The House is in Kentucky for a special edition episode focusing on Canada-U.S. trade and a key Republican-Democrat showdown in a swing district. We talk to Ambassador Kelly Craft, Governor Matt Bevin, former Congressman Ben Chandler, as well as Kentucky businesses with Canadian connections and analysts about what …
This week, The House is in Kentucky to talk to key players about the Canada-U.S. relationship and how a Congressional race in the state could be a catalyst to flip the House of Representatives from Republican red to Democratic blue.
This week on the House, we talk to Manitoba's premier Brian Pallister on why he's now prepared to let Ottawa slap a tax on his province. Chris Hall sits down with the U.K.'s High Commissioner to Canada to talk Brexit and we take a look at pot legalization as the …
This week on The House midweek podcast, after Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi announced the next steps the government is taking to consult with First Nations on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, host Chris Hall gets reaction from Chief Bob Chamberlin, the vice-president of the UBCIC. Plus, Québec Solidaire's Vincent …
This week on The House, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom defends Chrystia Freeland after Trump trash talks "Canada's negotiator." Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr takes on the challenge of selling Canada internationally as a solid bet on trade despite U.S. rhetoric as the NAFTA deadline looms, and former New Zealand …
On The House midweek podcast, Chris catches up with newly-minted New Brunswick Green MLA Megan Mitton after she wins her seat by 11 votes. Is a 'Green Wave' sweeping provincial politics? Polls analyst Eric Grenier offers his quick takes on the election limbo, too. Then, the CBC's Jeff Walters joins …
This week on The House, Canada's ambassador to the UN Marc-Andre Blanchard discusses Trudeau's priorities on the world stage as he heads to New York for the 73rd United Nations General Assembly. Plus: Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson on the government's opening response to the Trans Mountain ruling, and labour leader …
This week on the midweek podcast, host Chris Hall digs into the latest on NAFTA talks with Laura Dawson as prominent U.S. politicians vent about Canada's negotiating tactics. Then, University of Montreal PhD student Semra Sevi walks us through her analysis of the risks of political floor crossing - does …
The rogue former Conservative MP visits The House to unveil his new political party - the People's Party of Canada. Then, Chris looks ahead to the fall sitting of Parliament as MPs make their way back to Ottawa after a not-so- sleepy summer, and mayors weigh in on the controversial …
This week on The House midweek podcast, Carissima Mathen, professor of law and and constitutional expert at the University of Ottawa, talks about the repercussions of the decision by Ontario Premier Doug Ford to invoke the notwithstanding clause. We also ask the CBC's Hannah Thibedeau and David Cochrane for the …
This week on The House, we ask Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi for details on the Liberals' plan to move forward with the Trans Mountain pipeline, and talk to NDP and Conservative MPs about the project. Chris Hall asks a media ethics expert about the implications of the scathing editorial …
This week on The House midweek podcast, Celeste Drake of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations talks about the push to keep Canada at the NAFTA negotiating table. We also ask the CBC's Katie Simpson for the latest details from talks in Washington.
This week on The House, we recap the major shifts in the NAFTA negotiations with advisory council member Rona Ambrose. We also ask Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc about Ottawa's path forward after the Trans Mountain pipeline construction was stopped by a court ruling. Finally, we talk to Alberta Premier …
This week on the midweek podcast, guest host Terry Milewski is joined by economist Daniel Schwanen to explore Canada's options when it comes to negotiating a trade deal with the U.S. - which announced a bilateral deal with Mexico this week.