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Get daily access to the movers and shakers when we interview the country's most influential figures, from politicians to writers to leaders from all parts of the country.

  • 44:33
    Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin meet in Helsinki for a high-stakes, high-drama summit. Brookings Institution's Dr. Alina Polyakova gives P&P the political analysis, then Finland's ambassador to Canada explains why his country hosted the meeting. Plus: MPs on why they're holding emergency immigration meetings this summer, and the Power Panel discusses the Ford government's clarification on sex-ed changes.
    Jul 16, 2018
  • 44:18
    Ontario refuses to sign a joint communique on immigration, and the fallout between Immigration Min. Ahmed Hussen and his provincial counterpart Lisa MacLeod is explosive. P&P has all the analysis from Katie Simpson and the Power Panel. Plus: Pod Save America's Dan Pfeiffer looks ahead to the Democrats' road map for 2020, and PEI's Environment Minister explains why his province reversed course on carbon pricing.
    Jul 13, 2018
  • 45:55
    Donald Trump reaffirmed U.S. commitment to NATO today. Former NATO supreme allied commander James Stavridis tells Power & Politics that it's crisis averted...for now. Plus, Doug Ford's government laid out its agenda in a throne speech today. But was it more notable for what it didn't include? Our Ontario panel weighs in.
    Jul 12, 2018
  • 41:59
    Donald Trump berates NATO allies on defence spending at the leaders' summit. Will his pressure tactics make the alliance stronger, or drive it apart? Former Canadian and US ambassadors to NATO Yves Brodeur and Ivo Daalder are here. Plus, Doug Ford's government announces they're reverting to the 1998 sex-ed curriculum, and the Hydro One CEO and board are out.
    Jul 11, 2018
  • 43:16
    Did governments see the Greyhound cuts coming, and could they have stopped it? P&P talks to the beleaguered bus company's regional vice president for Western Canada. Plus, a British Conservative MP gives us the inside scoop on the Brexit chaos inside Theresa May's government, and the Power Panel - with help from polls go-to guru Eric Grenier - assesses how parties will up their games on fundraising.
    Jul 10, 2018
  • 44:30
    Prime Minister Trudeau extends Canada's military mission in Latvia - is it an effort to appease Donald Trump's complaints on defence spending ahead of the NATO summit? MPs debate. Plus, former senior counsel to Canada on CETA Christophe Bondy fills us in from London on the latest Brexit blow as some of Theresa May's top ministers resign in protest.
    Jul 9, 2018
  • 44:55
    A Quebec center for countering radicalization says the number of hate crime reports it received in 2017 was twenty times higher than 2015. What's behind the troubling trend? The center's research manager is here to discuss. Plus, a new report suggest that if Canada responded to a Trump auto tariff, the results would be catastrophic. We talk to a representative from Canada's automobile association about that nightmare scenario. And, the reporter at the center of the Trudeau groping allegation broke her silence today. In a statement, she confirmed that the alleged incident happened but that she wouldn't not be pursuing the issue further. The Power Panel will discuss.
    Jul 6, 2018
  • 45:35
    Ontario's new PC government said today that the federal government is 100 per cent to blame for the refugee housing crisis gripping Toronto. Ontario says Ottawa should therefore foot 100% of the bills. We ask Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen to respond. Dozens more Canadian troops are departing for the peacekeeping mission in Mali. How do you prepare for such a dangerous mission? Former Chief of the Defence Staff Rick Hillier weighs in. Justin Trudeau faced more questions today about an alleged groping incident that took place 18-years ago. The CBC's Catherine Cullen joins me with the details on what the Prime Minister had to say and the Power Panel weighs in.
    Jul 5, 2018
  • 38:47
    Mexico has elected a populist free trade sceptic as its new president. What does Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's big win mean for the fate of NAFTA? Mexico's Ambassador to Canada is here to discuss. Ontario's new PC government has announced several reversals and delays on everything from ticket resale laws to the previous government's prescription drug coverage policy. Are the changes politically motivated? Or sensible? The Power Panel debates. Plus, Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald joins me to discuss her thoughts on Doug Ford's government. And, University of Calgary economics professor Jennifer Winter is here with a reality check on what the Liberal government's carbon plan could cost Canadians.
    Jul 4, 2018
  • 46:11
    Former Mexican Congressman Agustin Barrios Gomez looks ahead to how Mexico's new president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will approach NAFTA and trilateral trade. Plus: Canada's retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. have officially kicked in. Is America feeling the impact yet? We check in with the Detroit business community.
    Jul 3, 2018
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