Chris Hall is the CBC's National Affairs Editor and host of The House on CBC Radio, based in the Parliamentary Bureau in Ottawa. He began his reporting career with the Ottawa Citizen, before moving to CBC Radio in 1992, where he worked as a national radio reporter in Toronto, Halifax and St. John's. He returned to Ottawa and the Hill in 1998.
If it wasn't clear before yesterday's kickoff to NAFTA renegotiations, U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer wasted little time in setting things straight: his job is to get a deal that delivers on Donald Trump's promises to U.S. workers. And he won't let the facts get in his way.
The Liberals' new anti-terrorism measures once again puts the party firmly between the security-at-any-cost Conservatives and the oppose-at-all-costs New Democrats on issues of national security and the power to be handed to agencies such as Canada's spy agency, CSIS.
On Friday, Donald Trump's top economic adviser played to a full house of Canadian cabinet ministers during a visit to Ottawa — the first by a treasury secretary in a decade and the first bilateral visit Mnuchin's made since getting the job back in February.
When the leaders of B.C.'s NDP and Green Party stood before the microphones in Victoria on Monday to say they'd reached a deal to join forces, the reverberations were felt clear across the country, on Parliament Hill.
Michael Ferguson is entering his sixth year as Canada's auditor general and, not surprisingly, his reports during that time have found numerous examples of government waste, excess and neglect. But his most recent batch of audits expose a significant hurdle to ensuring government programs provide good value for taxpayers' money.
Federal Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi says taxpayers won't be on the hook if projects financed through the proposed Canada Infrastructure Bank don’t produce the kinds of revenues private sectors investors expect.
B.C. had 922 drug overdose deaths last year, but many stakeholders, including the mayor of Vancouver and mothers who've lost children to overdoses, say the fentanyl crisis simply hasn't been a major issue on the campaign trail ahead of next week's provincial election.
A nondescript spot on the border between Quebec and New York has come to symbolize the plight of those who no longer feel welcome in the U.S., but know they cannot enter Canada through the front door.
It's safe to say that the budget Finance Minister Bill Morneau unveils today won't be the one he originally intended as a second instalment of the Liberals' plan to help the middle class — and all those seeking to join it.
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly is coming to Ottawa on Friday, the first member of President Donald Trump's inner circle to accept an invitation to head north for meetings with his Canadian counterparts. They plan to make the most of it.