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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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Inside Canada's efforts to inject climate change into NAFTA 2.0

This week on The House, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna joins us ahead of the third round of NAFTA talks to discuss her efforts to include climate change language in the new deal.

Duration: 00:50:37

Midweek Podcast: Trade take aplenty

On The House midweek podcast, we talk NAFTA, CETA, and all things related to trade with Meredith Lilly, former international trade advisor to Stephen Harper, and Scott Sinclair from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

Duration: 00:29:02

What will stop the deadly march of opioids and fentanyl?

This week, as opioids and fentanyl continue their march across the country and claim more lives, The House looks at how the crisis has been tackled so far, and how one province that has yet to be hit - New Brunswick - could soon be affected.

Duration: 00:50:37

Liberal cabinet retreat in St. John's

On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall is in St. John's to cover and dissect what took place at the Liberal cabinet retreat.

Duration: 00:15:04

The era of legal marijuana taking shape

Ontario has a plan to handle the pot in 2018. The province is the first to outline how and where marijuana will be sold once it becomes legal. But will their approach work? Ottawa's point person on pot, Liberal MP Bill Blair, joins us.

Duration: 00:49:05

Midweek podcast: Round 2 of NAFTA talks and tax talk at the Liberal caucus retreat

Guest-host David Cochrane dissects the second round of NAFTA talks with CP's Alex Panetta. Then, we check in with the CBC's John Paul Tasker from the Liberal caucus retreat in Kelowna.

Duration: 00:23:12

What would Canada look like without the Indian Act?

Former prime minister Paul Martin and Naiomi Metallic, the chancellor's chair in Aboriginal law and policy at Dalhousie University, reflect on this week's signal from the Liberal government that they're willing to move the country beyond the Indian Act.

Duration: 00:50:35

Is the government taking care of Canada's first responders?

Results from Canada's first national survey looking at operational stress injuries among first responders such as police, paramedics, firefighters and 911 operators suggest they are much more likely to develop a mental disorder than the general population

Duration: 00:18:12

New Conservative leader Andrew Scheer gears up for the fall

This week on The House, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer joins us to talk taxes, John A. Macdonald, and border crossings. We also talk to Quebec's Immigration Minister Kathleen Weil about how the province is handling the recent spike in the number of asy

Duration: 00:49:05

Canada's yet-to-be-announced peacekeeping mission

Defence specialist Murray Brewster brings us up to speed on the federal government's peacekeeping plans.

Duration: 00:17:29

Canada's NAFTA motto: 'Get 'er done'

Foreign Affairs parl. secretary Andrew Leslie weighs in how Round 1 of NAFTA talks rolled out in Washington. Plus, the mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, on his approach to a Confederate monument, and India's High Commissioner on 70 years of independence.

Duration: 00:56:23

Midweek podcast: U.S. comes out swinging on 1st day of NAFTA talks

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer didn’t hold back on the first official day of NAFTA negotiations, saying the 23-year-old agreement has “fundamentally failed” many Americans and “needs major improvement." Dan Ujczo, and international trade lawy

Duration: 00:33:19

How should Canada handle North Korea?

What do President Donald Trump's threats of "fire and fury" against North Korea mean for Canada? Andrea Berger, senior research associate at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, walks us through the war of words. Plus: Dominic LeBlanc.

Duration: 00:50:37

Midweek pod: Climate pressure

Katharine Hayhoe is the Canadian scientist who helped write the U.S. climate change report sending shockwaves through that country. How does she think the Trump administration will respond? Plus: Senator Bob Runciman says goodbye to the Red Chamber.

Duration: 00:27:01

Pressure point at the Canada-U.S. border

Hundreds of people have been lining up in recent days to illegally cross into Canada. What is behind this latest surge in the number of asylum seekers hopping the border? We talk to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Ahmed Hussen.

Duration: 00:49:02

Is it too late to fix the MMIWG inquiry?

This week on The House, the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett, discusses the future of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls amid a storm of criticism.

Duration: 00:50:36

Duty to consult and NAFTA disputes

This week, we look at what the Supreme Court of Canada's ruling involving the duty to consult means for future energy projects. Then, we dive into NAFTA'S Chapter 19 with Maryscott Greenwood, CEO of the Canadian American Business Council.

Duration: 00:21:57

Gearing up for NAFTA talks

This week on The House, there's less than a month until NAFTA renegotiations begin and the pressure is on. We check in with Conservative leader Andrew Scheer, Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister and Politico's trade reporter, Megan Cassella.

Duration: 00:50:39

Midweek podcast: Morneau closing the loop and B.C. (finally) gets a premier

David Cochrane sits down with Canada's finance minister to discuss his latest proposal to close a tax loophole for some wealthy Canadians.

Duration: 00:31:16

Canada hoping for a win-win-win on NAFTA

Just days before the U.S. is expected to release its trade objectives Trudeau pitched Canada to VP Pence and governors. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland gives us her take on those talks.

Duration: 00:50:39

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