Mar 29, 2013 | 48:29The House Roy Romanow remembers Ralph Klein Audio
The House Roy Romanow remembers Ralph Klein Mar 29, 2013 | 48:29This week on The House, former Saskatchewan Premier Roy Romanow shares his memories of former fellow Premier Ralph Klein. Then, Bernard Valcourt joins us for his first national interview since becoming Minister of Aboriginal Affairs.
Mar 23, 2013 | 48:29The House Reaction to Budget 2013 Audio
The House Reaction to Budget 2013 Mar 23, 2013 | 48:29This week on The House, reaction to Budget 2013. Official Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair outlines what he thinks is wrong with Jim Flaherty's latest budget. Then, Human Resources and Skills Development Minister Diane Finley explains the federal government'
Mar 23, 2013 | 48:29The House Reaction to Budget 2013 Audio
The House Reaction to Budget 2013 Mar 23, 2013 | 48:29This week on The House, reaction to Budget 2013. Official Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair outlines what he thinks is wrong with Jim Flaherty's budget. Then, Minister Diane Finley explains the government's new approach to skills training.
Mar 16, 2013 | 48:29The House Penashue's 'inexperienced volunteer' speaks Audio
The House Penashue's 'inexperienced volunteer' speaks Mar 16, 2013 | 48:29This week on The House, Evan Solomon talks to Peter Penashue's former campaign manager and official agent, Reg Bowers, the man the now former cabinet minister blames for the ineligible donations his campaign accepted. Was Reg Bowers surprised by Penashue'
Mar 9, 2013 | 53:31The House Prison watchdog calls government response to aboriginal report 'dismissive' Audio
The House Prison watchdog calls government response to aboriginal report 'dismissive' Mar 9, 2013 | 53:31This week on The House, Evan Solomon sits down with Howard Sapers, Canada's Correctional Investigator, to discuss his special report on the issue of growing aboriginal incarceration rates. What does he make of the government's response? The former Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard, sits down with Evan to discuss climate change, F-35s, aboriginal issues, and a host of other issues affecting both countries. CBC reporter Alison Crawford brings us a documentary on the controversial and emotional issue of doctor-assisted suicide. Alberta Finance Minister Doug Horner discusses the budget he tabled this week, and how it could affect Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's upcoming budget. Finally, CBC political blogger Kady O'Malley explains the latest chapter in the Parliamentary Budget Officer's mandate saga.
Mar 9, 2013 | 4:04The House Kady's Good Question: PBO vs. Senate Audio
The House Kady's Good Question: PBO vs. Senate Mar 9, 2013 | 4:04After months of uncertainty, the Parliamentary Budget Officer's temporary replacement has been announced. Sonia L'Heureux, who normally oversees the Library of Parliament, will act as interim PBO, after Kevin Page's term ends later this month. As the search for his permanent replacement begins, the debate around the PBO's usefulness and mandate has moved from cabinet to the Senate. What direction is that debate taking? We ask CBC's political blogger and House contributor, Kady O'Malley.
Mar 9, 2013 | 18:42The House Extended conversation with former Australian Prime Minister John Howard Audio
The House Extended conversation with former Australian Prime Minister John Howard Mar 9, 2013 | 18:42The issues dominating Parliament, from the F-35 debate to concerns around Chinese state ownership, are also taking centre stage in Australian politics. This week, former Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, weighs in on the challenges facing both governments and assesses Canada's approach. He joins Evan Solomon in studio, as he's in Ottawa as a guest speaker at the Manning Centre Networking Conference -- an annual event organized by the Conservative think-tank. Widely seen as a source of inspiration to Stephen Harper, what advice would Howard give to the Prime Minister?
Mar 2, 2013 | 59:54The House PBO warns government shipbuilding costs are off the mark Audio
The House PBO warns government shipbuilding costs are off the mark Mar 2, 2013 | 59:54This week on The House, Evan Solomon sits down with Canada's Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page to discuss his latest report on the purchase of joint support ships. Why did Page conclude that the government's estimated costs are off the mark? We also get reaction to Page's report from the Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board, Andrew Saxton. Former Conservative senator Michael Fortier joins us to talk about why he believes the Senate is useless, and what he thinks should happen to it. MP Claude Patry started the week in the NDP caucus, and end it as a member of the Bloc Quebecois. CBC political blogger Kady O'Malley talks about the politics of floor-crossing.
Mar 2, 2013 | 11:19The House NDP MP Charlton discusses EI file Audio
The House NDP MP Charlton discusses EI file Mar 2, 2013 | 11:19Unrest surrounding employment insurance reform and the way Service Canada inspectors are tackling fraud have put the spotlight on the federal government's handling of the EI file. We ask the NDP's Human Resources and Skills development critic Chris Charlton for her take.
Feb 23, 2013 | 48:30The House Questions remain after senator Duffy promises to repay living expenses Audio
The House Questions remain after senator Duffy promises to repay living expenses Feb 23, 2013 | 48:30This week on The House, Evan Solomon gets National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Shawn Atleo's first reaction to the appointment of a new Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Minister, Bernard Valcourt. Senator Mike Duffy wants to put the questions about where he lives to rest. Will his decision to repay thousands of dollars in living expenses allow him to turn the page? We hear from Senator Duffy, the NDP's ethics critic Charlie Angus, and CBC senior political correspondent Terry Milewski. Will more pipelines be good or bad for the Canadian economy? Canadian Auto Workers Union economist Jim Stanford and the Director and Palmer Chair in Public Policy for the University of Calgary Jack Mintz bring us two very different views.
Feb 16, 2013 | 48:29The House Wall raises concerns about Obama's State of the Union Audio
The House Wall raises concerns about Obama's State of the Union Feb 16, 2013 | 48:29This week on The House, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall joins Evan Solomon to explain why he thinks Barack Obama’s state of the union address pushes the Keystone XL pipeline debate to a new level. Former Auditor General Sheila Fraser discusses how to address the need for more transparency in the House of Commons and in the Senate. Interim Liberal Leader Bob Rae reacts to John Duncan's resignation as Aboriginal Affairs Minister. Finally, we ask: where should the line be drawn when it comes to funding religious charities?
Feb 9, 2013 | 48:29The House Scandals hit the Red Chamber Audio
The House Scandals hit the Red Chamber Feb 9, 2013 | 48:29This week on The House, scandals hit the Red Chamber. How do controversies surrounding Senators Patrick Brazeau, Mike Duffy, and Mac Harb affect the future of the Senate? Retired Progressive Conservative Senator Lowell Murray joins Evan Solomon with his take. Then, is foreign aid going to be at heart of the next clash between Ottawa and Quebec? Quebec's Minister of International Relations Jean-Francois Lisée explains why Quebec is creating its own foreign aid agency. Also this week, European and Canadian negotiators met in Ottawa to try to hash out the remaining sticking points of a free trade deal. Trade expert Laura Dawson, a senior fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, and former Ambassador to the United States Derek Burney join Evan to discuss what’s really at stake with this Canada-EU trade agreement. And finally, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney explains why Canadians who commit acts of terrorism and who are dual citizens should be stripped of their Canadian citizenship.