The House | Nov 17, 2012 | 48:29
Chinese Ambassador argues espionage concerns amount to 'Cold War mentality'
This week on The House, with a new generation of leaders now in charge of his country, China's Ambassador to Canada, Zhang Junsai, joins Evan Solomon for a rare interview to discuss his new president's vision, how it might affect Canada, the controversial CNOOC-Nexen deal, and what he makes of espionage concerns when it comes to China. Then, Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter explains why Prime Minister Stephen Harper won't be joining the country's first ministers next week in Halifax to talk about the economy. Minister of State for Finance Ted Menzies joins us to outline why the federal government had to change its fiscal outlook and push back its deficit-elimination target by one year, and postpone the election promises that were tied to the return to a balanced budget. Finally, Martha Hall Findlay explains why she wants to be the next leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, and what distinguishes her from the early favourite, Justin Trudeau.