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Every weekday afternoon, Power & Politics guides Canadians through the country's political news, with a regular cast of political panellists and the continuously unfolding drama of the Canadian political scene.

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Every weekday afternoon, Power & Politics guides Canadians through the country's political news, with a regular cast of political panellists and the continuously unfolding drama of the Canadian political scene.

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English


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Harris campaign reports $81M raised in 24 hours, wins top democratic endorsements

7/22/2024
July 22, 2024 - U.S. President Joe Biden endorsed Vice President Kamala Harris as Democratic presidential nominee after stepping down from the role. Two Democratic strategists discuss what happens next for the Democrats. Plus, Republican strategist and former political advisor to J.D. Vance Jai Chabria explains how the Trump campaign is shifting gears as we approach the Democratic National Convention.

Duration:00:40:36

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Canada already in talks to avoid Trump tariffs

7/19/2024
July 19, 2024 - CBC News has learned Canada is already in discussions on how to avoid Donald Trump's threatened 10 per cent tariff on imports if he is elected president of the United States in November. Power & Politics hears from Laura Dawson, executive director of Future Border Institute, on fears of a looming trade war. Plus, Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly met with her Chinese counterpart today in a rare and surprise trip to Beijing. A former Canadian ambassador to China discusses the significance of this visit.

Duration:00:46:05

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Trump set to address RNC, accept presidential nomination

7/18/2024
July 18, 2024 - Former U.S. president Donald Trump is set to accept his nomination as the Republican presidential nominee in a primetime address tonight. The speech will be his first public remarks since Saturday's assassination attempt. Power & Politics hears from former governor of Arkansas and former Republican presidential candidate Asa Hutchinson. Plus, we hear from Seamus O'Regan, who announced today he's resigning as federal labour minister and won't seek reelection.

Duration:01:03:09

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Premiers 'pissed' at feds over interference, says Ford

7/17/2024
July 17, 2024 - Premiers wrapped their summer meeting today in Halifax, united in their frustration with Ottawa. Ontario Premier Doug Ford said the premiers 'get pissed' when the federal government intervenes in provincial jurisdiction. Power & Politics hears from Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston and Alberta Premier Danielle Smith. Housing Minister Sean Fraser responds to the concerns. Plus, P&P brings you the latest ahead of Republican vice presidential nominee J.D. Vance's first public address tonight at the Republican National Convention.

Duration:01:02:54

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Premiers urge Trudeau to stay out of their jurisdiction

7/16/2024
July 16, 2024 - Canada's 13 premiers are gathering in Halifax for the annual Council of the Federation meeting and they're sending Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a message: stick to your lane. P&P hears from B.C. Premier David Eby and N.L. Premier Andrew Furey. Plus, Donald Trump has selected Ohio Senator J.D. Vance as his running mate. Vance's former political adviser Jai Chabria discusses what the vice-presidential nominee could bring to Trump's election ticket.

Duration:00:56:32

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Trump taps former critic J.D. Vance as running mate

7/15/2024
July 15, 2024 - On day one of the Republican National Convention, Trump chooses Ohio Senator J.D. Vance as his VP pick. With all eyes on Trump, where does Biden stand? Power & Politics speaks to POLITICO reporter Jonathan Martin on what insiders are saying about the president.

Duration:01:18:24

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Former U.S. ambassador to Canada says it's time for Biden to 'pass the torch'

7/12/2024
July 12, 2024 - Power & Politics speaks to the former U.S. ambassador to Canada on why he says Democrats must consider an 'alternative option.' Plus, an inside look on the role Jill Biden plays in the president's decision to carry on with his campaign.

Duration:00:49:31

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Biden faces crucial leadership test

7/11/2024
July 11, 2024 - All eyes are on U.S. President Joe Biden as he delivers his first press conference of 2024. Power & Politics breaks down what's at stake for the president and the Democratic Party. And despite reports that some government officials are not happy with Chrystia Freeland, Trudeau defends his deputy prime minister. The Power Panel weighs in on the latest Liberal political drama.

Duration:00:51:17

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First Democratic senator calls on Biden to step aside

7/10/2024
July 10, 2024 - Democrats of all stripes continue to withdraw support from Joe Biden after his disastrous debate performance. Plus, NATO doubles down on backing Ukraine. Allies announced a multi-billion dollar package to aid Ukraine's war effort.

Duration:00:44:41

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Biden addresses NATO leaders as pressure builds for him to step down

7/9/2024
All eyes are on Washington for what could be a make-or-break week for U.S. President Joe Biden. Former Democratic National Committee chair Howard Dean gives us his assessment. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has his own convincing to do. The Power Panel unpacks what's at stake for Trudeau as the Liberals make their Team Canada push in Washington.

Duration:00:39:51

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Russia launches deadly attack in Ukraine as NATO leaders gather in Washington

7/8/2024
July 8, 2024 - Russia launched a massive missile attack on cities across Ukraine Monday. How will it affect Ukraine's allies, meeting this week at the NATO summit? The president of Latvia joins Power & Politics. Plus, in a new letter to Democrats, Joe Biden says he's not going anywhere. We ask a Democratic strategist if the U.S. president has done enough to reassure his party about his mental fitness.

Duration:00:45:31

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Feds face pushback on Digital Services Tax

7/5/2024
July 5, 2024 - Ottawa quietly enacted its new Digital Services Tax last week, which will collect a levy from foreign tech giants generating revenue in Canada. U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Cohen tells Power & Politics the new tax on foreign tech giants making money in Canada is 'discriminatory.' Ontario Finance Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy says Ottawa should pause its implementation.

Duration:00:56:53

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Labour set to win sweeping majority in U.K. election

7/4/2024
July 4, 2024 - Exit polls predict the Labour party is set to win a massive victory in the U.K. general election. Power & Politics digs into that poll with U.K. journalist Hannah Barnes and speaks with a former U.K. Tory MP about what this means for the future of the Conservatives.

Duration:00:47:45

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U of T encampment dismantled before deadline

7/3/2024
July 3, 2024 - Students who organized a pro-Palestinian encampment at the University of Toronto say they have cleared the site ahead of a court-ordered deadline to leave on Wednesday. CBC's Idil Mussa reports from campus. Plus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won't say whether he will hold a national caucus meeting to discuss the fallout from his party's byelection loss in Toronto-St. Paul's. The Power Panel weighs in.

Duration:00:50:47

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Liberal MPs call for caucus meeting as PM's leadership is questioned

7/2/2024
July 2, 2024 - After at least nine Liberal MPs signed a letter calling for an in-person caucus meeting to discuss the party's Toronto-St. Paul's byelection loss, Newfoundland and Labrador MP Ken McDonald and deputy government House leader Mark Gerretsen share with Power & Politics their views on Justin Trudeau's leadership.

Duration:00:49:46

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Liberal MP emails caucus calling for Trudeau to resign

6/28/2024
June 28, 2024 - Liberal backbencher Wayne Long has sent an email to caucus calling for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to resign as party leader after the party lost the Toronto-St. Paul's byelection earlier this week. The news comes as Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault was overheard in public discussing the private concerns of Liberal MPs about the future of their party. Power & Politics speaks to the journalist who overheard that conversation. Plus, the Power Panel weighs in on growing concerns in the Liberal caucus.

Duration:00:49:06

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Some Liberal MPs say they fear losing their seats following byelection loss

6/27/2024
June 27, 2024 - The Liberals' stunning loss in the Toronto-St. Paul's byelection on Monday has fuelled conversations inside the caucus about the party's prospects and the future of Justin Trudeau's leadership. A growing number of Liberals are expressing the fear that few seats can be considered safe - and they're calling on the prime minister to address these concerns as soon as possible. Power & Politics hears from a former chief campaign strategist for the Liberals.

Duration:00:38:13

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Liberal MPs express private concern about Trudeau’s leadership after byelection loss

6/26/2024
June 26, 2024 - Cabinet ministers are standing by the prime minister publicly but the shocking byelection loss in Toronto-St. Paul's has some Liberal MPs privately questioning Justin Trudeau's leadership. Power & Politics hears from Health Minister Mark Holland. And our panel of political insiders weighs in on what comes next for Trudeau's Liberals.

Duration:00:44:56

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Conservatives score stunning byelection win in Toronto

6/25/2024
June 25, 2024 - Conservative candidate Don Stewart has won the longtime federal Liberal stronghold of Toronto-St. Paul's, a stunning result that is raising questions about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's future. Liberal cabinet minister Karina Gould reacts to her party's loss on Power & Politics. Plus, two pollsters break down the surprising defeat.

Duration:00:45:21

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Former Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi elected new Alberta NDP leader

6/24/2024
June 24, 2024 - Alberta New Democrats chose former Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi to replace Rachel Notley as the provincial party's leader over the weekend. He discusses his next steps as party leader, including seeking a seat in the legislature, with Power & Politics. Plus, we bring you the latest on a crucial federal byelection tonight.

Duration:00:45:21