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The National's Rosemary Barton tackles the week's big political stories with Canada's leading political journalists, including Chantal Hébert and Andrew Coyne. A podcast that helps you understand the why behind the moves and decisions of your elected officials.

The National's Rosemary Barton tackles the week's big political stories with Canada's leading political journalists, including Chantal Hébert and Andrew Coyne. A podcast that helps you understand the why behind the moves and decisions of your elected officials.
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The National's Rosemary Barton tackles the week's big political stories with Canada's leading political journalists, including Chantal Hébert and Andrew Coyne. A podcast that helps you understand the why behind the moves and decisions of your elected officials.

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At Issue: April 19

4/19/2018
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The pipeline spat is still going- and all sides are digging in. Sources are now saying that the federal government has a Plan B if Kinder Morgan drops out- they'll be courting other companies to invest. Chris Hall is live from the Liberal National Convention, where the leading party is trying to set its agenda for the next election- are they succeeding? And Kathleen Wynne accuses Doug Ford of being Donald Trump. Does that make her Hillary Clinton? Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert,...

Duration:00:17:45

At Issue: April 12

4/12/2018
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Pipelines politics are heating up- Justin Trudeau is heading back from Peru, where he was attending the Summit of the Americas, early. He plans to get Rachel Notley and John Horgan in a room together to work things out- but it's obvious which side he's on. And Maxime Bernier lost the Conservative leadership election, but he hasn't fallen off the map- a chapter from his forthcoming book is causing controversy. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.

Duration:00:16:55

At Issue: April 5

4/5/2018
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NAFTA negotiations may be nearing the end- what's in a symbolic agreement? And the Conservatives used the last week of Question Period before the break to hammer the Liberals, asking for a briefing from the public servant involved in the Atwal Affair. Daniel Jean will brief Andrew Scheer (classified) and MPs (unclassified). We ask At Issue who exactly is playing politics here. And carbon pricing as a concept has taken a beating in the public forum- and the Liberals may lose a few key...

Duration:00:20:26

At Issue: March 29

3/29/2018
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The summer jobs grants controversy is causing all sorts of issues for both the federal Liberals and the NDP- Jagmeet Singh tries to make amends with his caucus, and Justin Trudeau is sticking to his guns, no matter the cost. And, the Liberals are still not on track to make their 2030 climate commitments- is the political cost getting higher? Rosemary Barton hosts Marie Vastel, Chantal Hebert and Paul Wells.

Duration:00:16:20

At Issue: March 22

3/22/2018
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Big data is being cast as the enemy of the day- but it's legal and common in a lot of ways, especially in politics. How has it been used in Canada's elections, and how might it be used in 2019? What other ways are elections changing? And Kathleen Wynne and Philippe Couillard are both Liberal premiers running for re-election- just with opposite fiscal strategies. Why, and how are those working so far? Rosemary Barton is joined by Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Paul Wells.

Duration:00:16:07

At Issue: March 8

3/8/2018
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A tariff threatened is clearly not a tariff signed- the gang is talking Trump's steel and aluminium tariffs, and how Trudeau handled the heat. Andrew Scheer is in the UK this week meeting with high ranking officials like Theresa May and Boris Johnson- why's he doing international trade trips as the Official Opposition? And the Liberals have been slipping in the polls this week, in the first really significant way since their election in 2015. Should they be worried? Rosemary Barton hosts...

Duration:00:21:23

At Issue: March 1

3/1/2018
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The Atwal Affair is heating up, the Trudeau Liberals can't seem to get their story straight, and the public service has been dragged into it. All this, and there's also the seeming implosion of the Bloc Quebecois, as seven of ten sitting MPs have left caucus with concerns over Martine Ouellet's leadership. Finally, Patrick Brown is gone, again, so where does that leave the Ontario PC leadership race? Host Rosemary Barton is joined by Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.

Duration:00:17:24

At Issue: Budget Special

2/27/2018
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At Issue is here to break down the Liberal government's third federal budget. What's Gender Budget Analysis, and what does it mean for future budgets? Where does the deficit stand? And what's NOT in this budget? Althia Raj, Chantal Hébert and Andrew Coyne join Rosemary Barton on set in the foyer of Parliament.

Duration:00:11:00

At Issue: February 22

2/22/2018
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Justin Trudeau's trip to India went from shaky to potentially scandalous- At Issue is here to deconstruct it, starting with the reception invitation for an attempted murderer. Patrick Brown is running to replace himself as leader of the Ontario PC party, making the race even more interesting and showing some deep fault lines within the party. And the federal budget is tabled on Tuesday, so what will the panel be watching? Andrew Coyne, Paul Wells and Chantal Hébert join host Rosemary Barton.

Duration:00:15:20

At Issue: February 15

2/15/2018
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The Gerald Stanley verdict resonated through the country, and At Issue is here to take on the politics of it. Also this week, how significant was Justin Trudeau's proposed framework on Indigenous rights? Duncan McCue joins Chantal Hébert and Andrew Coyne for his first time on the panel. Andrew and Chantal stick around for the podcast only topic- the first Ontario PC leadership debate between Caroline Mulroney, Doug Ford, Tanya Granic Allen and Christine Elliot.

Duration:00:16:46

At Issue: February 1

2/1/2018
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#MeToo is hitting Parliament Hill, and At Issue is here to talk about it. All three major parties are launching independent investigations into harassment or misconduct- what to watch for, and how are the leaders handling the heat? They also talk the Ontario PC leadership race. Caroline Mulroney announced today she would run, touting little political experience but a famous last name. Finally, there's a feud brewing between two NDP Premiers- Rachel Notley and John Horgan aren't seeing eye...

Duration:00:17:28

At Issue: January 25

1/25/2018
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It's been an extraordinary few days in Ontario provincial politics- Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj as they discuss Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown's resignation and the impact of sexual misconduct allegations against him. They also talk similar allegations against Liberal Cabinet Minister Kent Hehr, and the agreement on TPP.

Duration:00:17:26

At Issue: January 18

1/19/2018
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Andrew Scheer goes to Washington to help Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s NAFTA efforts — and are Ottawa’s new funding rules for summer jobs imposing government values? Rosemary Barton hosts Andrew Coyne, Chantal Hébert and Josh Wingrove.

Duration:00:14:10

At Issue: January 11

1/11/2018
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Andrew Coyne, Paul Wells and Shachi Kurl are on the first regular At Issue panel of the year. Host Rosemary Barton and the panel talk about all the posturing around NAFTA, the political wisdom in Trudeau's town halls, and Ontario's minimum wage hike.

Duration:00:15:27

At Issue: 2018 Year Starter

1/4/2018
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It is 2018, so Rosemary and the panel answered YOUR questions on what to expect this year in politics. Chantal, Andrew, and Althia Raj are back in the first edition of At Issue in the new year.

Duration:00:12:38

At Issue: 2017 Year Ender

12/28/2017
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From the unexpected wins to some not-so-surprising losses. Rosemary Barton asks Chantal, Andrew, and Althia Raj to list the best and the worst moments from this year in Canadian politics.

Duration:00:14:51

At Issue: December 21

12/21/2017
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Rex Tillerson was in Ottawa on Tuesday. The panel delves into the current state of U.S.-Canada relations. Also, former NDP leader Thomas Mulcair is leaving politics in the spring. Host, Rosemary Barton chats with Chantal, Andrew, and Althia Raj.

Duration:00:10:51

At Issue: December 20

12/20/2017
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The Prime Minister broke ethics rules when he vacationed on the Aga Khan's private island last year, watchdog finds. Rosemary asks Andrew & Chantal of the consequences in this special Wednesday edition of At Issue.

Duration:00:07:13

At Issue: December 14

12/14/2017
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Rosemary Barton hosts from New York City where she's on assignment. Panellists Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne, and Kelly Cryderman talk about the changes made to the Supreme Court, the outgoing Chief Justice, and Bill Morneau's revisions to his tax reforms.

Duration:00:10:25

At Issue: December 7

12/7/2017
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The panel takes on Trudeau's trip to China, end of year by-elections and the impact of Brad Wall's departure on provincial politics. Host Rosemary Barton is joined by Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Jason Markusoff.

Duration:00:13:53

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