May 18, 2013 | 48:28The House Senators, Wright face new probe demands Audio
The House Senators, Wright face new probe demands May 18, 2013 | 48:28This week on The House, with Senators Wallin and Duffy out of the Conservative caucus, we get reaction from NDP Ethics Critic Charlie Angus. We also hear from Senator Patrick Brazeau. And we speak with B.C. Premier Christy Clark after her stunning victory
Jan 12, 2013 | 48:29The House The House - January 12, 2013 Audio
The House The House - January 12, 2013 Jan 12, 2013 | 48:29This week on The House, Evan Solomon dissects the outcome of the meeting between First Nations leaders and the federal government. First, the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Shawn Atleo discusses what was accomplished at Friday's gathering, then we get the government's view with Greg Rickford, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development. Evan also speaks with Derek Nepinak, Grand Chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs to find out why he chose to boycott the meeting. Then, we look at the future of the Idle No More movement with spokesperson Pam Palmater. Then, the CBC's Chris Hall and Terry Milewski help us put all sides in perspective and explain what it all means politically.
Jul 8, 2011 | 9:37The House Afghan Representative Ershad Ahmadi Interview Audio
The House Afghan Representative Ershad Ahmadi Interview Jul 8, 2011 | 9:37With Canadian troops moving away from combat and taking on a new training role, we wonder what Afghans think of Canada's exit from Kandahar. Chris Hall speaks with Afghanistan's representative to Ottawa, Ershad Ahmadi, and asks him what long-term commitments are Afghans expecting from Canada its NATO allies?
Jan 19, 2013 | 20:29The House Social Finance explained Audio
The House Social Finance explained Jan 19, 2013 | 20:29The CBC's Neil Sandell explains what "social finance" is, and where the concept comes from in Canada. Then, Human resources and Skills Development Minister, Diane Finley, explains how the federal government wants to use social finance to tackle certain social issues.
May 4, 2013 | 48:29The House Kenney promises more changes Audio
The House Kenney promises more changes May 4, 2013 | 48:29This week on The House: Immigration Minister Jason Kenney on Temporary Foreign Workers, more on the costs of Canada’s new Arctic offshore patrol ships, and our political panel on 2 years under a Harper majority.
Nov 11, 2011 | 8:20The House Michael Day - Interview Audio
The House Michael Day - Interview Nov 11, 2011 | 8:20For the first time in a decade, Canada was not at war on Remembrance Day. But while Canada's combat mission in Afghanistan is over, more than 900 Canadian soldiers are now involved in a NATO training mission that will continue until 2014. We get an update on that mission with the man in charge, Canadian Major-General Michael Day.
Apr 14, 2012 | 48:29The House The impact of budget cuts on food safety Audio
The House The impact of budget cuts on food safety Apr 14, 2012 | 48:29This week on The House, are cuts included in the federal government's most recent budget about to make your food less safe? Evan Solomon talks with PSAC's Agriculture Union President Bob Kingston about the impact cutting food inspectors will have on Canadians. Then, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz explains why food safety in not in jeopardy. With Prime Minister Stephen Harper expected to make a Trans Pacific Partnership announcement during a visit to Chile on Monday, reporter James Fitz-Morris explains why a major trade deal could change the amount of money you pay for milk and chicken. Finally, Evan sits down with retired Supreme Court Justice Ian Binnie to talk about the Charter's impact on the Supreme Court, and how judges on the highest court in the land balance politics and the law.
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.