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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

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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

Language:

English

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


Episodes

The Montreal Round: NAFTA talks at critical juncture

1/20/2018
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This week on The House, Chris Hall talks with two members of the NAFTA advisory council, Rona Ambrose and Hassan Yussuff, about what to expect from next week's round of negotiations in Montreal. We're also joined by Environment Minister Catherine McKenna to discuss Ottawa's plan to put a price on carbon, and by Indigenous children advocate Cindy Blackstock to talk about her hopes for the upcoming emergency meeting to address the over-representation of Indigenous children in foster care.

Duration:00:50:34


Midweek podcast: North Korea meeting missed the mark, says former diplomat

1/17/2018
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On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall talks to retired Canadian diplomat James Trottier about why he thinks excluding key players like China and Russia limited the effectiveness of this week's North Korea meeting in Vancouver. We also talk to the CBC's Don Pittis about the Bank of Canada's decision to raise its key lending rate by a quarter percentage point to 1.25 per cent.

Duration:00:33:32


NAFTA uncertainty overshadows Liberal priorities

1/13/2018
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This week on The House, Justin Trudeau and his cabinet returned to work this week amid growing uncertainty surrounding the future of NAFTA. We ask International Trade Minister François-Philippe Champagne about Canada's strategy.

Duration:00:50:34


New Year for new leaders: what do Scheer and Singh need to do in 2018?

1/6/2018
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This week on The House, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer and NDP leader Jagmeet Singh discuss what they need to do to establish themselves as the main alternative to Justin Trudeau ahead of the next federal election.

Duration:00:50:36


The 2017 House political Quiz!

12/30/2017
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This week on The House, La Presse's Joël-Denis Bellavance, the Toronto Star's Tonda McCharles and the Globe and Mail's Laura Stone face off in our annual holiday political quiz!

Duration:00:49:06


The PM breaks ethics laws and the state of NAFTA talks as 2017 draws to a close

12/23/2017
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This week on The House, cabinet minister Marc Garneau discusses the ethics commissioner's ruling against Justin Trudeau, as well as the state of the ongoing NAFTA negotiations.

Duration:00:50:36


Midweek podcast: Political books

12/20/2017
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Bob Plamondon talks about his book "Shawinigan Fox: How Jean Chretien Defied the Elites and Re-Shaped Canada," and Rob Walsh discusses "On the House: an Inside Look at the House of Commons."

Duration:00:41:18


Is Ottawa heading for another military procurement disaster?

12/16/2017
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Ottawa's military procurement history is littered with delays, extra costs, and broken promises. With the Liberal government planning to purchase used F-18 fighter jets from Australia, is the federal government heading for another procurement disaster?

Duration:00:50:36


Midweek podcast: Income sprinkling and 2017's biggest political stories

12/13/2017
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Josh Wingrove of Bloomberg News and Mia Rabson of the Canadian Press joins Chris Hall on The House midweek podcast.

Duration:00:22:15


Can Ottawa and the provinces agree on how to tax pot?

12/9/2017
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This week on The House, guest-host David Cochrane talks to federal finance minister Bill Morneau and his B.C. counterpart Carole James about how Ottawa and the provinces plan to agree on how to tax marijuana, and how to split those revenues.

Duration:00:50:36


Midweek podcast: Making sense of the drama in China

12/6/2017
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Chris Hall joins us from China to break down Justin Trudeau's trip there, and whether a deal on free trade talks is still possible. Then, CBC senior reporter Murray Brewster brings us the latest in Canada's attempts to purchase fighter jets.

Duration:00:22:59


Deal or no deal? Justin Trudeau heads to China with free trade decision up in the air

12/2/2017
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This week on The House, International Trade Minister François-Philippe Champagne explains why the federal government is still debating whether Canada will formally enter free trade negotiations with China on the eve of Justin Trudeau's official visit.

Duration:00:50:36


Midweek podcast: PM nominates next Supreme Court Justice

11/29/2017
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Chris Hall discusses the nomination of Sheilah Martin to the Supreme Court with Kathleen Mahoney from the University of Calgary.

Duration:00:24:29


Can a new strategy put a dent in Canada's housing problems?

11/25/2017
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This week on The House, will the Liberals' National Housing Strategy really make a difference? We talk to cabinet minister, and the former head of a homeless shelter, Patty Hajdu.

Duration:00:50:36


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

11/22/2017
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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

11/20/2017
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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

11/18/2017
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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

11/15/2017
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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?

11/11/2017
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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

11/8/2017
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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

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