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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.

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.
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Ottawa, ON

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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.

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@CBCTheHouse

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English

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The House, CBC Radio P.O. Box 3220, Station C Ottawa, ON Canada K1Y 1E4 416-205-3700


Episodes

Feeling the Bern: Maxime Bernier unveils new party

9/15/2018
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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 spat heating up between Ontario's Doug Ford and Toronto city council.

Duration:00:52:22

Midweek podcast: The debate over the nothwithstanding clause

9/12/2018
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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 latest details on the NDP and Liberal caucus meetings.

Duration:00:27:38

Liberals come up short on answers with Trans Mountain

9/8/2018
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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 about Donald Trump published by the New York Times. Finally, we break down the feud between Maxime Bernier and Andrew Scheer with a historian who talks about how that will affect the Conservatives'...

Duration:00:50:54

Midweek podcast: U.S. labour unions push not to leave Canada 'on the sidelines'

9/5/2018
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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.

Duration:00:29:05

Canada negotiates for inclusion in new version of NAFTA

9/1/2018
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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 Rachel Notley about her decision to go against the federal government if the pipeline is blocked.

Duration:00:50:54

Midweek podcast: NAFTA tipping point could leave Canada outside looking in

8/29/2018
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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.

Duration:00:14:46

The Conservatives send out the rallying cry for 2019

8/25/2018
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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 Conservative platform, and key Brexit figure Daniel Hannan explains the dangers of populism.

Duration:00:49:24

Midweek podcast: The Liberals and Conservatives gear up for 2019

8/22/2018
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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.

Duration:00:25:21

Modernizing the Mounties

8/18/2018
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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.

Duration:00:50:50

Midweek podcast: Quebec heading to the polls

8/15/2018
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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.

Duration:00:15:50

How irreparable are relations between Canada and the U.S.?

8/11/2018
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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 being re-elected.

Duration:00:49:53

Midweek podcast: Jagmeet Singh sets his sights on B.C. seat

8/8/2018
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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.

Duration:00:18:41

Canadians aren't buying Ottawa's message on asylum seekers

8/4/2018
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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.

Duration:00:50:54

Midweek podcast: Retaliatory auto tariffs could cripple Canada

8/1/2018
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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.

Duration:00:17:10

Is Ottawa ready to ban handguns?

7/28/2018
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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 Canada's economy is stacking up with the U.S.

Duration:00:49:19

Midweek podcast: Evaluating claims of ISIS involvement in Toronto shooting

7/25/2018
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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.

Duration:00:14:44

Premiers meet amid provincial-federal face offs

7/21/2018
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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.

Duration:00:50:50

Midweek podcast: Justin Trudeau shuffles his cabinet

7/17/2018
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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.

Duration:00:26:21

The Disruptor-in-chief goes to NATO

7/14/2018
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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 and former Conservative Defence and Foreign Affairs Minister Peter Mackay.

Duration:00:50:56

Midweek podcast: Trump's style from the G7 threatens NATO meeting

7/11/2018
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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.

Duration:00:12:45