Jaime Watt takes a weekly look at how issues making waves in Ottawa resonate with Canadians on CBC's Power & Politics.

This week: Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's disclosure that he is suffering a rare skin condition was top of mind in Ottawa and with Canadians.

Also showing up on the Traction radar: Quebec independence and the Clarity Act and the government's increasingly strained relationship with outgoing Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page.

Watch episode above.