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  • Kevin O'Leary

    PODCAST The Pollcast: Kevin O'Leary, French debate shake up Conservative leadership race

    The gloves come off in the French-language debate just hours before Kevin O'Leary enters the Conservative leadership race. Host Éric Grenier is joined by Conservative insiders Tim Powers and Chad Rogers to discuss how the race has changed this week.

    Posted: Jan 19, 2017 4:27 PM ET read comments audio
  • Cabinet Shuffle 20170110

    PODCAST The Pollcast: What the cabinet shuffle means for electoral reform

    Justin Trudeau shuffled Maryam Monsef out of the democratic institutions portfolio and moved Ontario MP Karina Gould in. Will this mean any substantial shift in direction on the electoral reform file, or is it just a change of messenger?

    Posted: Jan 11, 2017 12:39 PM ET read comments audio
  • Trudeau and Trump

    PODCAST The Pollcast on the year in politics: Leadership races, Trudeau and Trump

    If 2016 taught us anything, it is that politics can be unpredictable. Joining host Éric Grenier to break down the year that was and what to watch for in 2017 are Susan Delacourt of the Toronto Star and iPolitics and Althia Raj of The Huffington Post Canada.

    Posted: Dec 21, 2016 12:02 PM ET read comments audio
  • Pipeline Decision BC 20161130

    PODCAST The Pollcast: 6 months to go before B.C. goes to the polls

    In six months, British Columbians will decide whether to re-elect Christy Clark's B.C. Liberals or go for change with the NDP's John Horgan. To break it all down, host Éric Grenier is joined by the CBC's B.C. legislative reporter, Richard Zussman.

    Posted: Dec 15, 2016 5:00 AM ET read comments audio
  • Electoral Reform 20161201

    PODCAST The Pollcast: Electoral reform, like math, is hard

    The government's pledge to make 2015 the last election held under the first-past-the-post system is looking to be one of the hardest promises for the Liberals to keep. Host Éric Grenier is joined by Aaron Wherry and the Ottawa Citizen's Kady O'Malley to discuss the latest developments.

    Posted: Dec 08, 2016 3:02 PM ET read comments audio
  • Lisee Couillard 20161008

    PODCAST The Pollcast: 4 byelections and many questions in Quebec politics

    Four byelections are being held in Quebec on Monday, the first test for the Parti Québécois's new leader, Jean-François Lisée. To discuss the state of the Quebec political scene, host Éric Grenier is joined by Christian Bourque, executive vice-president of Léger.

    Posted: Dec 01, 2016 4:00 PM ET read comments audio
  • Conservative leadership candidates — Saskatoon — Nov. 9, 2016

    PODCAST The Pollcast: Conservative leadership race begins to heat up

    With 12 candidates in the running and one official debate already in the books, the Conservative leadership race is ramping up. Who is standing out from the crowd? Host Éric Grenier is joined by Conservative insiders Tim Powers and Chad Rogers to discuss.

    Posted: Nov 24, 2016 5:00 AM ET read comments audio
  • 2016 Election Clinton

    PODCAST The Pollcast: Were the U.S. polls right, wrong - or somewhere in-between?

    The results of the U.S. election came as a surprise to many. Most polls indicated Hillary Clinton was the favourite right up until voting day. Were the polls wrong, or was it wrong to assume they could make the call in such a close race? Joining host Éric Grenier to discuss is David Coletto, CEO of Abacus Data.

    Posted: Nov 17, 2016 1:13 PM ET read comments audio
  • Clinton Emails

    PODCAST The Pollcast: Two seasoned Canadian campaigners on the U.S. election

    With just days to go before Americans choose their next president, the race is going down to the wire. To discuss the final stages of this unpredictable campaign, podcast host Éric Grenier is joined by Bob Rae and James Moore.

    Posted: Nov 03, 2016 3:17 PM ET read comments audio
  • Commons 20161019

    PODCAST The Pollcast: When will the NDP leadership race get going?

    One year from now, the New Democrats will have a new leader. Who that might be, however, is anyone's guess — no candidates have yet stepped forward. To explain why, and to speculate on who could run, podcast host Éric Grenier is joined by NDP insiders Sally Housser and Robin MacLachlan.

    Posted: Oct 27, 2016 6:25 PM ET read comments audio
  • CANADA-POLITICS/

    PODCAST The Pollcast: Has the Liberal government given up on electoral reform?

    Justin Trudeau has mused that the appetite for electoral reform has diminished now that his Liberals have replaced Stephen Harper's government. Is the prime minister backing away from changing the way Canadians vote? Host Éric Grenier is joined by Aaron Wherry and the Ottawa Citizen's Kady O'Malley to discuss.

    Posted: Oct 20, 2016 5:17 PM ET read comments audio
  • Yukon election 2016

    PODCAST The Pollcast: Yukon goes to the polls

    The day before Americans cast ballots, Yukoners will cast theirs. After 14 years in office, is the Yukon Party poised for defeat or re-election? Host Éric Grenier is joined by the Yukon News's Chris Windeyer to discuss.

    Posted: Oct 13, 2016 5:19 PM ET read comments audio
  • Campaign 2016 Debate Town Hall

    PODCAST The Pollcast: The second presidential debate, the media, and the polls

    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will meet again in the second presidential debate on Sunday. What impact could the confrontation have on the campaign? And what role does the media and the polls play in interpreting the debate? Host Éric Grenier is joined by Vox's Matthew Yglesias to discuss.

    Posted: Oct 06, 2016 5:16 PM ET read comments audio
  • Alta Tory Leadership 20160801

    PODCAST The Pollcast: Jason Kenney's quest to unite the Alberta right

    Being the leader of the Alberta Progressive Conservatives used to mean being the premier of Alberta. No longer. Will Jason Kenney change that? Host Éric Grenier is joined by pollster Janet Brown and the Edmonton Journal's Graham Thomson to break down the Alberta PC leadership race.

    Posted: Sep 29, 2016 4:54 PM ET read comments audio
  • Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

    PODCAST The Pollcast: Trump and Clinton finally face-off

    The first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Monday comes at a time when the polls are showing the race at its closest between the two candidates. The stakes are high. To set it up, podcast host Éric Grenier is joined by the CBC's senior reporter in Washington, D.C., Keith Boag.

    Posted: Sep 23, 2016 4:29 PM ET read comments audio

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The House

  • In the land of Trump: the beginning of a new era in American politics January 21, 2017 2:01 PM This week on a special edition of The House, Chris Hall is in Washington, D.C., to witness the first few hours of the Trump administration. Chris sits down with Republican Congressman Kevin Cramer, Democrat Brian Higgins and Republican Senator John Hoeven to discuss key files affecting both the U.S. and Canada. We also talk to the Washington Post's White House bureau chief, Juliet Eilperin, about the challenges of covering the 45th president of the United States.