The Conservatives send out the rallying cry for 2019 Aug. 25, 2018
This week on The House, we sit down with Conservative deputy party leader Lisa Raitt to talk about the path to victory in next year's federal election. Three panels of MPs, pundits and observers from other parties join us to share their insights on the policies that will build the …
This week on the midweek podcast, we dive into the Liberal and Conservative party gatherings happening on two different coasts. We look at what issues will be on the table and how the parties are gearing up for the 2019 election.
Modernizing the Mounties Aug. 18, 2018
This week on The House, new RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki details her plans to update the force, International Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr talks about looking beyond the U.S. for markets and we take a look at whether the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act is actually working.
Midweek podcast: Quebec heading to the polls Aug. 15, 2018
Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard sounds confident heading into the upcoming provincial election. But how long will that last? With the campaign officially kicking off next week, CBC's polls analyst Éric Grenier and CBC Montreal's Jonathan Montpetit give us the lay of the land.
This week on The House, we talk to Vermont Governor Phil Scott about the upcoming meeting between his New England counterparts and eastern Canadian ministers. We'll also dissect the spat between Saudi Arabia and Canada, and chat with Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde about his priorities after …
After Jagmeet Singh announces his plan to run for a federal seat, The House host Chris Hall talks to Shachi Kurl, executive director of the Angus Reid Institute, and Sanjay Jeram, a senior political science lecturer at Simon Fraser University, about the NDP's prospects heading into next year's election.
This week on The House, we ask Minister Bill Blair about addressing the narrative around asylum seekers. We also talk to Environment Minister Catherine McKenna about her government's less strict carbon plan.
This week, as car-producing countries gather in Geneva, we ask Michael Hatch, the chief economist at the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association, what would happen to the economy if Canada imposed dollar-for-dollar tariffs in response to U.S. duties on vehicles.
Is Ottawa ready to ban handguns? July 28, 2018
This week on The House, we talk about how far the federal government is ready to go to tackle gun violence with new cabinet minister and former Toronto police chief Bill Blair. Then, guest-host David Cochrane sits down with former Bank of Canada governor David Dodge to talk about how …
Former CSIS analyst Phil Gurski is urging people to trust what law enforcement are saying after ISIS supposedly claimed responsibility for the recent shooting in Toronto.
Premiers meet amid provincial-federal face offs July 21, 2018
This week on The House, guest host David Cochrane talks to the country's premiers about interprovincial trade, the carbon tax and pharmacare. We also sit down with Canada's ambassador to the U.S. to break down what could be the next blow to relations between the two countries.
Midweek podcast: Justin Trudeau shuffles his cabinet July 17, 2018
On The House midweek podcast, the CBC's Vassy Kapelos and Chris Hall break down the new moves within the federal cabinet with guest host David Cochrane. We also ask New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant, who's hosting this week's meeting of the country's premiers, for his thoughts on the changes.
The Disruptor-in-chief goes to NATO July 14, 2018
This week on The House, another international summit turned into yet another opportunity for the disruptor-in-chief to strike. This time, U.S. president Donald Trump's targets were his NATO allies, including Canada. What does it mean for the future of the organization? We talk to retired U.S. Lt. General Ben Hodges …
This week on the midweek podcast, we ask Derek Chollet, a former U.S. senior defence advisor, how President Donald Trump's approach could influence this week's NATO meeting, and what Canada should prepare for.
Donald Trump takes aim at NATO July 7, 2018
This week on The House, the former U.S. Representative to NATO, Douglas Lute, looks ahead at a potential explosive meeting of NATO leaders next week. Then, we discuss Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's handling of an allegation of inappropriate behaviour that dates back almost two decades.
On The House midweek podcast, guest-host Catherine Cullen talks to Hugo Perezcano, a former counsel on international trade to Mexico's Ministry of Economy, about how the outcome of the Mexican election will impact NAFTA talks and what that could mean for Canada.
Trade dispute with Donald Trump escalates June 30, 2018
This week on The House, with retaliatory tariffs running into the billions of dollars being levied on a wide range of American goods in response to U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum, we ask Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland about her plan to settle the trade dispute with the United …
Midweek podcast: The fight against fake news June 27, 2018
This week on The House midweek podcast, we chat with digital media expert Fenwick McKelvey about Facebook's plans to tackle misinformation on their site in Canada. Chris Hall also talks to Saskatchewan finance minister Donna Harpauer about the outcome of Tuesday's meeting with Bill Morneau, her federal counterpart.
How should Canada respond to U.S. immigration policies? June 23, 2018
This week on The House, we ask former Liberal cabinet minister Lloyd Axworthy and UNHCR representative Jean-Nicolas Beauze about Canada's roll in helping with the unfolding issues at the U.S.-Mexico border. We also tackle some of the remaining questions on pot with the government's point person on the file, Bill …
Midweek podcast: Staying competitive with the U.S. June 20, 2018
One Canada-U.S. issue that hasn't received as much attention as others but does have some Canadian businesses concerned has to do with their ability to compete with competitors south of the border. Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters released a report this week entitled: "Restoring Canada's Tax Advantage: A Need for Tax …