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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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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.






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


Midweek podcast: Rachel Notley on pipelines, and the AG shares his frustrations

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley joins us to discuss her outreach effort to get more buy-in for pipeline expansions. Then, Auditor General Michael Ferguson explains why he's frustrated that one of his key messages to the government keeps getting ignored.

Duration: 00:30:33

House extra: Canada's top general pushes back against critics of peacekeeping plan

The House brings you a special podcast from the Halifax International Security Forum featuring conversations with Canada's Chief of the Defence Staff, Gen. Jonathan Vance, and the Chairman of of the Military Committee of NATO, Petr Pavel.

Duration: 00:41:54

NATO and Canada adapting to new and evolving threats

This week, The House is at the Halifax Security Forum to talk to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Canada's Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, and the U.S. representative to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison, about the most pressing security concerns facing t

Duration: 00:50:45

Midweek podcast: Peacekeeping announcement and UN climate conference

Chris Hall looks at the Liberal government's new peacekeeping plan with NDP foreign affairs critic Hélène Laverdière and her Conservative counterpart Erin O'Toole. We also connect with Green Party leader Elizabeth May from the UN climate conference.

Duration: 00:30:14

TPP partners agree on "core elements" of a trade deal, so what's next?

This week on The House, after a confusing day of negotiations at the APEC summit in Vietnam, 11 TPP countries reached an agreement on "core elements" of the trade pact. We talk about what that means with former Quebec Premier Jean Charest.

Duration: 00:50:45

Midweek podcast: security and intelligence committee finally gets to work

On The House midweek podcast, the committee of parliamentarians tasked with overseeing Canada's security and intelligence agencies is finally ready to begin its work. We sit down with the chair of the committee, David McGuinty.

Duration: 00:30:41

'Room for better legislation' to deal with sexual harassment

This week on The House, on the heels of troubling findings on workplace harassment in Canada, Employment Minister Patty Hajdu says there's "room for better legislation" even if she expects resistance as the government takes steps to tackle the issue.

Duration: 00:50:39

Midweek podcast: Liberals unveil new immigration plan

Chris Hall and the CBC's Kathleen Harris discuss Ottawa's 2018 immigration plan. We also talk to Lorne Dawson, the Director of the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society, about this week's attack in New York.

Duration: 00:18:16

Why the Governor of the Bank of Canada worries about your debt

This week on The House, Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz joins us for an exclusive broadcast interview. We also talk to Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen about the country's growing immigrant population, and look at what Ottawa is willing to do whe

Duration: 00:50:39

Preview of Canada's immigration plan

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen tells The House that the federal government will aim to welcome at least 300,000 immigrants next year.

Duration: 00:09:01

Midweek podcast: the politics of Bill Morneau's fall fiscal update

On The House midweek podcast, the CBC's Rob Russo, David Cochrane and Karina Roman join Chris Hall to put finance minister Bill Morneau's fall fiscal update under the microscope.

Duration: 00:19:36

A Finance Minister under siege: what's next for Bill Morneau?

This week on The House, after a week long retreat on controversial tax changes proposals, and intense focus on the way he's managed his own wealth, Finance Minister Bill Morneau joins us to talk about how he plans the weather the political and ethical sto

Duration: 00:50:39

Midweek podcast: Will tax cuts help embattled Finance Minister?

Chris Hall looks at the reasoning behind the Liberals' decision to lower the small business tax rate with the head of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, Dan Kelly.

Duration: 00:26:45

Are we heading for a post-NAFTA world?

This week on The House, U.S. Congressman Brian Higgins warns Donald Trump that NAFTA won't go down without a fight in Congress. Then, Canada's International Trade Minister François-Philippe Champagne explains why he even if he doesn't believe NAFTA talks

Duration: 00:50:36

Midweek podcast: Trudeau and Trump meet as NAFTA talks resume

Chris Hall connects with CBC reporter Evan Dyer in Washington, D.C., where Justin Trudeau met with Donald Trump on Wednesday. We also talk to Tim Miller, a partner with Definers and a former communications director for Jeb Bush, about U.S. politics.

Duration: 00:28:23

The complex politics of taxes and pipelines

Canada's Natural Resources Minister, Jim Carr, addresses the concerns raised by TransCanada's decision to abandon the Energy East project. Then, Bill Morneau explains how he will try to fix some aspects of his controversial tax proposals.

Duration: 00:50:36

Midweek podcast: First Ministers meet, and the aftermath of Edmonton

Chris Hall sits down with Nova Scotia's Stephen McNeil following the first ministers meeting in Ottawa. We also talk to Phil Gurski, the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting, about the after of the weekend's attacks in Edmonton.

Duration: 00:20:20

Special podcast: Jagmeet Singh becomes the leader of the NDP

The House’s Chris Hall and the Pollcast’s Eric Grenier are joined by NDP insider Kathleen Monk and CBC Ottawa bureau chief to discuss how Jagmeet Singh managed to get enough votes on the first ballot to become the leader of the federal NDP.

Duration: 00:18:02

The politics of Netflix

This week on The House, we sit down with Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly to talk about the Liberal government's vision for Canadian content and cultural industries in the digital world, and why it includes a big dose of Netflix.

Duration: 00:50:37

Boeing vs. Ottawa, World Bank CEO on Canada's global role

On The House midweek podcast, Dan Ikenson from the non-partisan Cato Institute's Centre for Trade Policy Studies in Washington explains the trade dispute initiated by Boeing.

Duration: 00:28:37

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