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.

On The House midweek podcast, we sit down with constitutional law expert Carissima Mathen to discuss the federal government's legal options moving forward with the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. We also talk to the presiding officer of the Scottish Parliament about what Scotland can learn from Canada's relationship with Quebec.
This week on The House, we talk about the escalating trade fight between China and the U.S. and its potential impact on Canada with former diplomat Phil Calvert. We also explore whether could we see a repeat of last summer when hundred of asylum seekers illegally crossed the border into …
On The House midweek podcast, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg talks to Chris Hall about cyber security, growing tensions with Russia and Canada's potential involvement in Iraq. We also sit down with Bob Rae to discuss the recommendations he has for Canada's response to the Rohingya crisis.
This week on The House, what is the federal government ready to do to protect your privacy in the digital age? And does it all have to start by protecting you... from political parties? The acting Minister of Democratic Institutions, Scott Brison, join us. We also talk about the latest …
This week on The House, Chris Hall talks about the fallout from the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal with Canada's privacy commissioner, Daniel Therrien.
On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall talks about the U.S. president's approach to tackling the opioid crisis. Then, we look at the federal government's decision to send peacekeepers to Mali.
This week on The House, after another tumultuous week in Washington, D.C., guest-host Catherine Cullen talks to Marc Garneau, chair of the Canada-U.S. relations cabinet committee. We also talk with a former CSIS director about how Canada can respond to threats from Russia. Finally, Saskatchewan's new premier, Scott Moe, explains …
Doug Ford's strategy going into the provincial campaign is expected to build off his leadership tactics, according to his the man who just ran his successful campaign to lead the Ontario PC, Michael Diamond.
This week on The House, with Canada having dodged Donald Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs, but the threat of those tariffs still looming large over the NAFTA negotiations, guest-host Catherine Cullen talks to Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland about the challenges of dealing with the U.S. administration. Then, Public Safety …
This week on The House, Chris Hall sits down with Finance Minister Bill Morneau to discuss his latest budget. Then, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer shares his thoughts on the Liberals' fiscal blueprint and the ongoing controversy over the Prime Minister's trip to India. Finally, we discuss the potential impact of …
On The House midweek podcast, from inside the 2018 federal budget lock-up, Chris Hall dissects Bill Morneau's latest fiscal blueprint with CBC parliamentary bureau chief Rob Russo and CBC senior reporters David Cochrane and Karina Roman.
This week on The House, we dig into Justin Trudeau's chaotic visit to India. Then, we look ahead to next week's budget with the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Jean-Yves Duclos. Finally, the Insiders discuss what Finance Minister Bill Morneau needs to accomplish with his third fiscal blueprint.
On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall talks to Conservative strategist John Capobianco about the political drama surrounding the Ontario PC party leadership race. Then, Leah Sarson, a Visiting Arctic Fellow at the Institute of Arctic Studies at Dartmouth College, explains why Ottawa's plan to develop a new legal framework …
This week on The House, Chris Hall sits down with two cabinet ministers, Jody Wilson-Raybould and Carolyn Bennett, to discuss the recently promised legal framework to recognize Indigenous rights. We also talk to NDP leader Jagmeet Singh about crafting a progressive alternative to the Liberal Party.
On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall talks to Kathy Hodgson-Smith, an indigenous rights and criminal defence lawyer based in Saskatoon, and Bill Trudell, the Chair of the Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers, about the issues that have been raised in the aftermath of last week's verdict in the …
The House talks to leadership candidates Doug Ford and Christine Elliott.
This week, Chris Hall sits down with Natural Resources Jim Carr to talk about the dispute over the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline. Then, we hear from B.C. Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver.
On The House midweek podcast, guest-host Hannah Thibedeau talks to Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc.
This week on The House, Chris Hall sits down with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to talk about tackling sexual harassment, the future of NAFTA, his broken promise to reform the electoral system, and whether he will ever live at 24 Sussex Dr. again.
This week on The House, after allegations of sexual misconduct forced out two provincial party leaders — in Ontario and in Nova Scotia — and one federal cabinet minister, we ask Conservative deputy leader Lisa Raitt, former NDP MP and WWF Canada president Megan Leslie, and former Liberal staffer Greg …