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The Doppelgänger

Julia struggles flirting over text messages and it’s hampering her love life. But she also struggles with all text messages.

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9-1-1

When a flashlight bomb killed Wayne Greavette in 1996, it also destroyed his family. David Ridgin searches for answers.

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Discovering you`re a psychopath

James Fallon is determined to overcome his worst instincts.

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Native Child and the Full Moon

Tegan Smallwood, 15, isn’t sure which nation she's from because her mom was adopted during the Sixties Scoop.

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Gearing up for NAFTA and border cities brace for legal pot

Foreign Affairs Min. Chrystia Freeland has convened her NAFTA advisory council, but have they reached any consensus about how to move talks forward with the U.S.? Former Industry minister and current council member James Moore updates P&P. Plus: three mayors discuss their seventeen-week strategy to roll out legal pot, an equalization payments fact check, and the Power Panel discusses Trump poking Canada on defence spending.

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Ready to roll?

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale addresses concerns about U.S. border crossings once marijuana is legal. Plus: subway to the suburbs? As Doug Ford promises a subway line to cities outside of Toronto, the Power Panel digs into whether it's something commuters really want, the NYT's Ken Vogel clarifies the Trump administration's backdown on its immigration policy, and Natan Obed reflects on National Indigenous Peoples Day.

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Get your lighters ready

The date is set. On October 17 - the 95-year prohibition on cannabis will officially come to an end in Canada and recreational weed will be legal across the country. We talk to the Minister of Justice and the Premier of Saskatchewan about what happens next. Plus, President Donald Trump took a rare step backwards today, reversing course on his controversial policy of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. But, the President says he isn't backing down on his 'zero-tolerance' policy? What does that mean? We'll ask a national security reporter at the Washington Post. Finally, as he walks away from federal politics, Tom Muclair joins me to discuss the state of the NDP.

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'Shameless hypocrisy'

The Trump administration pulled the U.S. from the UN Human Rights Council today over what it calls "shameless hypocrisy" and bias. But the move comes just one day after the UN Human Rights Commissioner condemned the U.S. policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. Are the two events linked? P&P speaks with a UNHCR representative and a human rights lawyer from Guatemala. Plus, Andrew Scheer sits down with Vassy to discuss Trump's immigration policy, carbon pricing and Maxime Bernier.

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Separation Anxiety and Emission Accomplished

What will the Trump administration's new 'zero tolerance' immigration policy mean for Canada's own borders, and should Trudeau denounce the family separation happening in the U.S.? MPs and the Power Panel debate. Plus: California and Quebec shut the door to Ontario's carbon market after Premier-designate Doug Ford says he's abandoning cap-and-trade.

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Security scare and landmark Supreme Court ruling

Katie Simpson has all the details on a death threat received by the U.S. ambassador to Canada. Plus: we explore two angles to a controversial Supreme Court decision that will have implications for religious freedom and LGBTQ rights. The Power Panel digs into Doug Ford's plan to end cap-and-trade.

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NAFTA back on track and Italy threatens CETA

Just how serious is Donald Trump about auto tariffs? North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer warns Canadians that the President 'doesn't issue empty threats.' The Power Panel digs into that interview, plus a hot Quebec byelection battleground. Then former Quebec premier Jean Charest talks about the future of another trade deal - CETA - now at risk from the Italians.

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'This is more of a family squabble'

With Canada-U.S. relations at an all time low, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland travelled to Washington today to meet with powerful lawmakers. Her mission - rally U.S. support for the Canadian cause. Was the Minister's message heard? Republican Representative Bill Huizenga is back to discuss. Plus, a battle is brewing over the government's legal cannabis bill. The Senate wants to leave it up to the provinces to decide on whether or not to allow homegrown weed.The government...is not interested. We talk to Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister, Independent Senator Yuen Pau Woo and Parliamentary Secretary Bill Blair.

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Trump meets Kim, criticizes Trudeau

After weeks of twists and turns, it finally happened. Donald Trump sat down with Kim Jong-un today for a high stakes meeting on nuclear disarmament. But what did the summit accomplish? Was it more than just a glitzy photo-op? Two former ambassadors weigh in. Plus, after the summit, Trump took another swipe at Trudeau, saying the Prime Minister's action are going to cost Canada a lot of money. Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci joins the program to discuss souring Canada-U.S. relations.

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An international Trump-er tantrum

What will be the diplomatic fallout - and economic impact - from the G7 summit and Trump's comments about Trudeau? Vassy digs into all the angles with cabinet minister Dominic LeBlanc, the UK's High Commissioner who was at the summit, the PM's former foreign policy adviser Roland Paris, and the Power Panel.

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Ford conquers Ontario, Trump descends on Quebec

It's official. Ford Nation conquered Ontario in last night's election. How should we interpret the PCs' resounding victory? And what could it mean for federal politics? CBC's Eric Grenier breaks down the results before our Ontario election panel weighs in. Plus, Donald Trump descended upon Quebec today for the G7 summit. Relations were already fraught heading into the summit, but then the U.S. President suggested Friday morning that Russia be allowed to rejoin the powerful bloc. Former foreign affairs minister Peter MacKay weighs in on the tumultuous state of affairs.

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'Didn't you guys burn down the White House?'

Donald Trump evoked the torching of the White House during the War of 1812 in a testy phone call with the Prime Minister about U.S. steel tariffs. We talk to former Prime Minister Paul Martin about the call and the notion that Canada poses a national security threat to the U.S.. Plus, Liberal MP Kent Hehr joins P&P for an exclusive interview to discuss the completion of the report on sexual harassment allegations that were levelled against him. David Butt, a lawyer for one of Hehr's accusers, responds. Finally, our Ontario election panel goes at it as the parties wrap up their final day of campaigning before Thursday's election.

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Bilateral vs. trilateral, and the MMIWG Inquiry gets just 6 more months

The U.S. administration says Donald Trump wants to split the NAFTA into two deals. Canada isn't having it, but what does Mexico think? We ask Mexican Ambassador to Canada Dionisio Perez Jacome. Plus, the Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls wanted a 2-year extension, but the government is only giving them 6 more months. Why? Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett and Chief Commissioner of the Inquiry Marion Buller are here to discuss.

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Surprise surrender and $3 million bonus blowback

Kathleen Wynne's campaign co-chair David Herle joins Vassy to explain the tactics behind the Liberal leader's shocking admission of defeat. Plus: the Power Panel debates strategic voting (does it work?) and a $3 million bonus for Kinder Morgan executives after the government buys the Trans Mountain project.

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Friends or foes, and will strategic voting decide the Ontario election?

Donald Trump fires back at Canada for the government's retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. MPs discuss next steps, former trade adviser to George W. Bush Phil Levy offers an American perspective, and the Power Panel talks tariffs and why Paul Martin is campaigning for Kathleen Wynne.

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Inching towards a trade war?

Canada hit back against the U.S. with dollar-for-dollar tariffs on everything from steel products to maple syrup. Are the two countries headed for a trade war? And what does this mean for NAFTA negotiations? Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is here. We get provincial reaction from Quebec's Deputy Premier and Saskatchewan's Minister of Trade and Export Development. Plus: the Mayor of Hamilton weighs in.

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Collision course on NAFTA

Are the feds preparing to retaliate if Trump slaps tariffs on steel and aluminum? Freeland's parliamentary secretary Matt Decourcey is here. Plus: Our Ontario election panel debates Doug Ford's 'Plan for Ontario' website, and the Power Panel weighs in on pipeline pushback strategies and federal politicians getting involved in provincial elections.

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Ottawa buys Trans Mountain

Finance Min. Bill Morneau and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley make the case for the federal government buying the Trans Mountain pipeline, while Opposition MPs raise some red flags. Plus: Auditor General Michael Ferguson doesn't hold back in a blistering review of the failed Phoenix pay system.

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Tick-tock of the Trans Mountain clock and Brown talks Ford

"They've snatched defeat out of the jaws of victory before": Hannah Thibedeau brings us the details of her interview with Former Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown before Eric Grenier breaks down the latest polls. Plus, MPs discuss Kinder Morgan's fast approaching deadline and Bill Blair weighs in on whether Canada's chamber of sober second thought may delay legal weed.

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P&P: NDP takes the lead in Ontario race and who is Magic Magid?

As the NDP takes the lead in the polls, is the party peaking too early? Our panel of political commentators debate, argue and analyze. Plus: Magid Magid is 28, a Somali refugee, and the new Lord Mayor of Sheffield, UK - and he's determined to shake up the political scene.

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Trump walks on Kim and Kenney apologizes to Trudeau

U.S. President Donald Trump has cancelled his high-stakes summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. What does it mean for the peace process? Nonproliferation analyst Melissa Hanham weighs in. Plus, UCP Leader Jason Kenney says he regrets his comments on Justin Trudeau and counterterrorism expert Mubin Shaikh discusses Canadian ISIS fighter Abu Huzaifa - a man he has personally counselled.

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Rachel Notley skips the party and Trump says Canada is “very spoiled”

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley skipped a big Western Premiers conference in Yellowknife today as the Alberta-B.C. pipeline spat continues to spiral. Was skipping the party worth it? Plus, U.S. President Donald Trump says Canada is “very difficult to deal with” and “very spoiled” when asked about ongoing NAFTA negotiations. We ask Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland to respond.

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Closing the gap and things are getting awkward between B.C. and Alberta

Ontario's NDP gains ground in the polls. Is this a new race with just two weeks to go? Plus, Saskatchewan premier Scott Moe wades into the pipeline battle between B.C. and Alberta, the Minister of Justice explains how her proposed divorce law overhaul will change the way Canadians experience the divorce process, and a senior petroleum analyst gives us all a gas price fact-check as pump prices get politicized.

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May 18: Confessions of a killer and NAFTA shutdown

The New York Times' Rukmini Callimachi talks to Vassy about the latest revelations on her podcast 'Caliphate' about Canadian former jihadi Abu Huzaifa. Is he getting away with murder while living in Toronto? Plus: Vancouver becomes the first major Canadian city to ban plastic straws - will it really make an impact?

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May 17: NAFTA's ticking clock and Ford under fire

Vassy gets the lowdown on NAFTA from the CBC's Katie Simpson and the Wilson Centre's Laura Dawson. Then, former Bloc Quebecois leader Michel Gauthier explains why he's switched party allegiances to the federal Conservatives. The Power Panel tries to wrap their heads around Patrick Brown's Julius Caesar comparison in the former Ontario PC leader's upcoming book, and Ambassador Carla Hills - who negotiated the original NAFTA - weighs in on the fate of the deal.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The feds grease the wheels of the Trans Mountain project by promising to backstop the pipeline expansion. Vassy talks to both Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr and B.C.'s Environment Minister George Heyman, then the Power Panel weighs in on what's next, and Vassy shares her hot take.

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Power Pod: Monday, May 14, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Brad, Susan, Rachel and Marie discuss the P&P interview with Glen Kirkland about NDP MP Christine Moore, Stephen Harper's increasing presence on the world stage, and how the government is dealing with returning extremists.

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POWER and POLITICS: Monday, May 14, 2018

Clashes in Gaza. Canada's former ambassador to Israel Jon Allen discusses what today's opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem -- and the Gaza violence that followed -- will mean for peace in the region. Plus: a former CSIS intelligence analyst Jessica Davis weighs in on foreign fighters returning to Canada, and Glen Kirkland responds to Christine Moore's allegations.

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, May 11, 2018

A Canadian former jihadi living in Toronto admits on a New York Times podcast that he killed people while fighting in Syria. MPs debate how the government should be doing in responding to returning foreign fighters. Plus: Doug Ford's seeming fixation with Kathleen Wynne's smile and the latest developments from Washington on NAFTA.

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Power Pod: Friday, May 11, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Jen, Marty, Paul and Hannah discuss the Canadian ISIS fighter's confession to the New York Times, Ontario leaders campaigning (and debating) in the north of the province, and former NDP MP Erin Weir becomes a CCF member in Parliament.

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POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, May 10, 2018

Israel's ambassador Nimrod Barkan discusses his country's military strikes in Syria and the Iran nuclear deal as Israel and Iran inch closer to full-blown war. Plus: Independent PEI Senator Diane Griffin on the Red Chamber's decision to reject a Commons bill twice.

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Power Pod: Thursday, May 10, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Stockwell, Chris, Supriya and Robin break down the back and forth over the transport bill in the Senate, former PM Stephen Harper signing an ad backing Trump on Iran, and MP Ted Falk's comment about abortion.

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Power Pod: Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Dan Moulton, Andrew Cash, Tim Powers and Althia Raj discuss the official start to the Ontario election campaign, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s response to Trump walking away from the Iran deal, and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh’s handling of misconduct allegations levelled against two MPs in his party.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath discusses the costing of her party’s platform and whether or not she would be willing to form a minority government with Kathleen Wynne to stop a Doug Ford government. Former premiers Brad Wall and Robert Ghiz on what the federal government could do to overcome the Trans Mountain pipeline standoff. British High Commissioner to Canada Susan le Jeune d’Allegeerschecque, who was involved in the Iran nuclear deal negotiations, on why she says Trump’s decision to walk away from the deal potentially makes the world a more dangerous place.

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Power Pod: Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Yolande James, Rick Anderson, Francoise Boivin and Aaron Wherry discuss the latest NDP MP to face misconduct allegations, the state of play in NAFTA negotiations, and the news that actors were paid to pose as Doug Ford supporters at Monday’s Ontario leaders’ debate.

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, May 8, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. from the Iran nuclear agreement Tuesday; foreign policy analysts Shuvaloy Majumdar and Thomas Juneau debate the decision. Later in the show, former U.S. under secretary for arms control Thomas Countryman on why he says Trump’s decision is the worst strategic blunder the U.S. has made in at least a decade. Also, Rob Silver, Denise Siele and Olivia Chow weigh in on Monday’s Ontario election leaders’ debate.

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POWER and POLITICS: Monday, May 7, 2018

Make or break for NAFTA? President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Perrin Beatty discusses business confidence - or lack thereof - as NAFTA talks drag on. Plus: Jason Kenney addresses the controversial policies some members of his United Conservative Party support, and the CBC's Hannah Thibedeau explains how Ontario's political parties are microtargeting voters.

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Power Pod: Monday, May 7, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Rachel, Brad, Tiffany and Marie discuss Alberta's UCP convention, a heated Question Period on the asylum seeker issue, and Doug Ford's decision to drop Tanya Granic Allen from his party.

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, May 4, 2018

Border backlash? Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen discusses the U.S. decision to end protected status for Hondurans, and if the Safe Third Country Agreement needs a 'refresh.' Plus: MPs discuss why female politicians like Alberta Premier Rachel Notley are getting death threats, and Kevin O'Leary explains his plan to get out of campaign debt.

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Power Pod: Friday, May 4, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Aaron, Marty, Paul and Kelly break down the Ontario NDP's first election ads, the UCP walkout in the Alberta legislature during a vote on abortion clinics, and the U.S. decision to end protected status for Hondurans.

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Power Pod: Thursday, May 3, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Stockwell Day, Yolande James, Robin MacLachlan and Chris Hall discuss Ottawa’s decision to intervene in B.C.’s Trans Mountain court case, Doug Ford’s new “Ford Nation Live” media strategy, and MP Erin Weir’s expulsion from NDP caucus following a harassment investigation.

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POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, May 3, 2018

Saskatchewan MP Erin Weir discusses the investigation into harassment allegations made against him and his subsequent expulsion from NDP caucus. Washington Post national security reporter Devlin Barrett on the significance of Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s interview with Fox News. Carleton University’s Chris Waddell and CBC Technology Columnist Ramona Pringle weigh in on Doug Ford’s new “Ford Nation Live” media strategy.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Parliament Hill is mourning the sudden death of Ontario MP Gord Brown; CBC’s Catherine Cullen on the tributes from the House of Commons today. Rob Silver, Denise Siele and Olivia Chow weigh in on the latest in the Ontario election, including Doug Ford’s flip-flop on developing the GTA’s Green Belt. Senator Lillian Dyck and Senator Scott Tannas on why the Senate Aboriginal Peoples Committee is calling on the government to put the brakes on its plan to legalize recreational cannabis.

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Power Pod; Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Amanda Alvaro, Tim Powers, Kathleen Monk and Althia Raj discuss the sudden death of Ontario MP Gord Brown, the recommended amendments coming out of the Senate on the government’s legal pot bill, and the second Ontario watchdog to come out and say the Wynne government’s deficit projections are way off.

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The U.S. says it’s reviewing a proposal from Canada to amend the Safe Third Country Agreement, yet the Liberal government says nothing formal is on the table; MPs Mark Holland, Erin O’Toole and Jenny Kwan discuss. Acting Minister of Democratic Institutions discusses the changes his government proposes to make to Canadian elections law. Former Quebec Premier Jean Charest on U.S. steel tariffs and the ongoing B.C.-Alberta Trans Mountain pipeline standoff.

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Power Pod: Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Rick Anderson, Supriya Dwivedi, Francoise Boivin and Evan Dyer discuss questions about the cost of the national carbon pricing plan, the mixed messages coming out of Canada and the U.S. on the Safe Third Country Agreement, and the extended exemption granted to Canada on U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs.

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Power Pod: Monday, April 30, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Chad Rogers, Brad Lavigne, Susan Smith and Marie Vastel discuss the government’s proposed changes to Canadian elections law, Environment Canada’s analysis on the impact of the federal carbon pricing policy, and the ticking clock on Canada’s temporary exemption to U.S. steel tariffs.

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POWER and POLITICS: Monday, April 30, 2018

The temporary exemption granted to Canada on U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs expires expires at midnight Monday and it remains unclear if Canada will get an extension; CBC’s Katie Simpson brings us an update before the President of the Canadian Steel Producers Association weighs in on the situation. MPs weigh in on the Liberal government’s electoral reform bill. South Korea’s Ambassador to Canada on Kim Jong-un’s pledge to denuclearize in exchange for a truce with the U.S..

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, April 27, 2018

Thomas Countryman and Marius Grinius break down North and South Korea's historic peace agreement. Plus: Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister on why the country's federation is "in disarray", and our panel of Ontario political strategists wrap up the week.

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Power Pod: Friday, April 27, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Catherine, Marty, Kelly and Jen discuss Manitoba's assertion that the feds can impose a carbon tax, and weigh in on the ONE campaign's bold video campaign prodding the Prime Minister on gender equality.

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POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, April 26, 2018

B.C. Environment Minister George Heyman on why his province is taking its pipeline fight to court. Plus: former Secretary of State Madeline Albright discusses North and South Korea on the eve of a historic summit, and her new book on fascism.

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Power Pod: Thursday, April 26, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Stockwell, Chris, Robin and Susan discuss the government's 'March Madness' rush on cell phones, B.C.'s court reference filing on the pipeline, and Jagmeet Singh's double-check with his House leader on party policy.

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Power Pod: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Amanda Alvaro, Tim Powers, Kathleen Monk and Althia Raj weigh in on the Conservatives going after the Liberals for giving grant money to “anti-pipeline” activists, the Ontario Auditor General’s report that calls into question Premier Wynne’s deficit projections, and an Independent Senator’s decision to leave the Independent Senators Group because its not “independent” enough.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe on his province launching a formal legal challenge against the federally imposed carbon price. Later in the show, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna responds to the challenge. Alberta MPs Matt Jeneroux and Linda Duncan debate University of Alberta’s decision to award environmentalist David Suzuki an honorary degree.

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Ali Ehsassi, Liberal MP for the Toronto riding of Willowdale, on how his community is coping in the wake of the Toronto van attack. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale weighs in on the police response and the charges brought against the alleged attacker. Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen discusses what the government is doing about the continued influx of asylum seekers crossing irregularly into Canada.

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Power Pod: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Yolande James, Francoise Boivin, Rick Anderson, and Aaron Wherry discuss asylum seekers crossing the Quebec border, fallout from David Suzuki receiving and honorary degree from the University of Alberta, and legislation in Saskatchewan and Alberta that could potentially limit oil and gas exports to B.C..

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Power Pod: Friday, April 20, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Jen Gerson, Kelly Cryderman, Marty Patriquin and Aaron Wherry discuss the week that was in Ontario politics, the evolving Liberal strategy on the Trans Mountain pipeline standoff and some of the ideas being floated at the Liberal party convention.

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, April 20, 2018

Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor on Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine Smith’s resolution calling on the Liberal party to consider decriminalizing illicit drugs as a way to combat the opioid crisis. David Axelrod, former chief political adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama, discusses Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s handling of the U.S.-Canada relationship. Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Canada Shin Maeng-ho discusses ongoing talks with North Korea and the upcoming Trump-Kim summit.

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POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, April 19, 2018

Privacy committee MPs discuss their grilling of Facebook executives over Canadians' privacy rights. Plus: Infrastructure Min. Amarjeet Sohi, and former Industry minister James Moore on the Supreme Court's ruling over cross-border trade (and its implications for beer!).

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Power Pod: Thursday, April 19, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Stockwell, Omar, Robin and Catherine discuss "freeing the beer", Andrew Scheer's plan to improve his image in Quebec, and Liberal MP Scott Simms' punishment for breaking ranks with his party.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, April 18

Health MPs explain why they're backing a national pharmacare plan for Canada, and why their new report will help make it a reality. Plus: NDP leader Jagmeet Singh on how he would settle the controversy over the Trans Mountain pipeline, Ontario election watchers weigh in on Wynne's war of words against Doug Ford, and we take Trump's press conference live.

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Power Pod: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Tim, Kathleen, Althia and Amanda discuss Kathleen Wynne's attack on Doug Ford, Maxime Bernier's book bust, and the Trans Mountain pipeline crisis following Trudeau all the way to Europe.

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The country’s provincial pipeline dispute is intensifying and expanding with both Alberta and Saskatchewan proposing retaliatory legislation against B.C.; MPs debate the standoff then Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe discusses his province’s plan. Later in the show, B.C. Liberal Party leader Andrew Wilkinson on why his party supports Trans Mountain. And, David Frum on why he says Donald Trump’s state of mind is "deteriorating America's security and standing in the world."

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Power Pod: Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Yolande James, Catherine Cullen, Françoise Boivin and Rick Anderson discuss the intensifying standoff over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, Quebec’s sounding of the alarm over the number of illegal migrants streaming into the province since the beginning of the year, and the federal government’s decision to drop settlement talks with former terror suspect Abousfian Abdelrazik.

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POWER and POLITICS: Monday, April 16, 2018

Natural Resource Minister Jim Carr discusses the federal government’s backing of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion as the deadlock wears on. MPs discuss national security adviser Daniel Jean’s testimony before committee about the Atwal affair. Alberta Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd on new legislation that gives the province the power to retaliate against the B.C. government for any delays to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

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Power Pod: Monday, April 16, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Susan Smith, Rachel Curran, Brad Lavigne and Marie Vastel discuss the ongoing deadlock over Trans Mountain, the Ontario NDP’s election platform, and national security adviser Daniel Jean’s testimony on the Atwal affair.

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, April 13, 2018

MPs debate how Justin Trudeau might resolve the pipeline conflict between British Columbia and Alberta at Sunday's emergency meeting. Plus: Unifor president Jerry Dias shares why rumours of an approaching NAFTA deal is a 'straight fabrication', and the Washington Post's Aaron Blake explains why former FBI director James Comey's memoir might not be good news for the Democrats as well as the Trump administration.

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Power Pod: Friday, April 13, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Kelly, Jen, Nick and Paul look ahead to the PM's meeting on Trans Mountain with B.C. and Alberta on Sunday, Jaspal Atwal's desire to testify about the India trip, and the Ontario Liberals' new ad campaign targeting Doug Ford.

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POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, April 12, 2018

B.C. Grand Chief Stewart Phillip outlines some Indigenous reaction to the Trans Mountain faceoff between premiers and the federal government. Plus: the UN's assistant Secretary General Panos Moumtzis on the Syrian chemical attack crisis, and a German MP visits Canada to ring the warning bell over rising nationalism.

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Power Pod: Thursday, April 12, 2018

Stockwell, Chris, Yolande and Robin discuss Trudeau's trip tweak to meet with premiers on the pipeline, the United States' interest in possibly joining the CPTPP deal, and Senator Peter Harder's paper accusing Tory senators of partisanship in the Red Chamber.

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Power Pod: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Tiffany Gooch, Kathleen Monk, Tim Powers and Althia Raj discuss the fate of the Trans Mountain pipeline project and the Prime Minister’s upcoming international trip.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Natural Resource Minister Jim Carr discusses the Trans Mountain pipeline standoff. NDP Environment Critic Alexandre Boulerice and Leader of the United Conservative Party of Alberta Jason Kenney weigh in on the pipeline impasse. Former U.S. under secretary for arms control Thomas Countryman discusses how he thinks President Trump should respond to an alleged chemical attack in Syria.

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau convened an emergency cabinet meeting today in Ottawa to discuss how to save Trans Mountain; B.C. NDP MP Kennedy Stewart weighs in before B.C. Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver discusses the B.C. provincial government’s opposition to the pipeline. Former U.S. federal prosecutor John Flannery on the FBI raid on Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen and how he says its linked to the Russia probe. Mexican Ambassador to Canada Dionisio Perez Jacome on the prospect of a NAFTA agreement being reached in the coming weeks. Constitutional law expert Errol Mendes on what options the federal government has to clear Kinder Morgan’s obstacles and get the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion built.

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Power Pod: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Yolande James, Martin Patriquin, Rick Anderson and Francoise Boivin discuss the federal government’s emergency cabinet meeting on how to save Trans Mountain, the implications of Maxime Bernier saying fake Conservatives ensured Andrew Scheer’s leadership win, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before Congress.

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POWER and POLITICS: Monday, April 9, 2018

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Natural Resources Min. Jim Carr on Kinder Morgan's suspension of the Trans Mountain pipeline. Plus: Saskatchewn Premier Scott Moe on the Humboldt hockey team tragedy.

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Power Pod: Monday, April 9, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Brad, Dan, Rachel and Marie discuss Kinder Morgan dominating the political landscape and sexual misconduct allegations against an Ontario PC MPP.

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Power Pod: Friday, April 6, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Kelly, Paul, Marie and Aaron discuss Trudeau's oil sands tour, NAFTA latest, and Doug Ford's campaign strategy.

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, April 6, 2018

China's ambassador to Canada, and Canada's former ambassador to China, both weigh in on the escalating trade war between China and the U.S. - and how Canada will be impacted. Plus: NAFTA insiders give us a peek behind closed doors as intense negotiations towards an agreement in principle continue.

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Power Pod: Thursday, April 5, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Stockwell, Sally, Supriya and Chris discuss positive NAFTA rumblings, the Doug Ford campaign's decision to forgo the media bus, and Tory senators' trip to Washington.

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POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, April 5, 2018

Canada's former ambassador to the U.S., Derek Burney and a panel of trade journalists weigh in on how close NAFTA negotiators are to reaching a deal. Plus: privacy watchdog Daniel Therrien on his office's investigation into Facebook, and Eric Grenier discusses a new poll that suggests Canada Day 2017 was a dud in the nation's capital.

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Power Pod: Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Brad, Lise, Tim, and Althia discuss NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg's comments on Russia and Trump, the Ontario election latest, and the new report about Canadians' perspectives on climate change.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, April 4, 2018

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg tells Vassy about the alliance's plan to deal with what he calls a "pattern of reckless Russian behaviour." Plus: the Ecofiscal Commission finds one in three Canadians aren't convinced climate change is man-made. How should politicians adjust their policies?

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Canada's Special Envoy to Myanmar Bob Rae releases his final report on the Rohingya crisis, and explains why he thinks we're "living in a world without adult supervision." Plus: polls analyst Eric Grenier on why Trudeau's experiencing a mid-mandate slump in the polls, and Toronto Police's LGBTQ Liaison Officer, Constable Danielle Bottineau on mending tensions between the police and the LGBTQ community.

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Power Pod: Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Marty, Yolande, Rick, and Francoise discuss Andrew Scheer's acceptance of a national security briefing on the India trip and Trudeau's midterm slump in the polls.

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Power Pod: Monday, April 2, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Rachel, Susan, Brad and Jen debate the China - U.S. tariff tiff, and whether a Liberal MP breaking ranks on the summer jobs attestation will spell trouble for Trudeau.

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POWER and POLITICS: Monday, April 2, 2018

Infrastructure Minister Sohi is here to explain why the federal government's infrastructure plan is behind schedule ... by about seven BILLION dollars. Plus: trade analysts break down the repercussions for Canada of the U.S.-China trade tit-for-tat, and Russia responds to Britain over the Skripal spy affair.

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Power Pod: Thursday, March 29, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Stockwell, Yolande, Brad and Paul discuss what it will take to fix Canada's court system, a tale of two budgets (Ontario and Quebec), and muse about what politicos should read into Roseanne's big ratings in the U.S. and Trump's call to the star of the reboot.

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POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, March 29, 2018

Justice Minister Jody Wilson Raybould discusses her sweeping new reforms that will attempt to fix Canada's court delay crisis. Plus: a CBC News investigation reveals how the Blue Jays profit from ticket scalpers. Ontario's Attorney General Yasir Naqvi shares how the province will crack down on these schemes.

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POWER and POLITICS - Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Pope Francis won't apologize for residential schools - why not? Vassy asks the Archbishop of Winnipeg, and the former premier of the N.W.T. and a residential school survivor himself weighs in. Plus: is the federal government considering a Netflix tax like Quebec just passed? Heritage Minister Melanie Joly is here.

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Power Pod: Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Amanda, Tim, Althia and Kathleen debate Bill Morneau's 'Neanderthal' comment, Ontario's budget, and Jagmeet Singh's reversal on punishing David Christopherson.

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POWER and POLITICS - Tuesday, March 27, 2018

A new audit says Canada isn't on track to meeting any of its climate targets. Federal environment commissioner Julie Gelfand discusses her report's findings, and Environment Minister Catherine McKenna responds. Plus: Leader of the Opposition Andrew Scheer.

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Power Pod: Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Rick, Supriya, Marty and Francoise discuss the Conservatives' procedural tactics to try and get a security briefing on the PM's India trip, the NDP's decision to punish an MP who voted rogue, Catherine McKenna's response to a damning new audit on climate change, the pre-election provincial budget promises.

Download Power Pod: Tuesday, March 27, 2018
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