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POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, two radicalism experts weigh in on how Canada is dealing with foreign fighter returnees. Eric Grenier on how Canadians view the Finance Minister. Open Media's Luara Tribe on the upcoming U.S. net neutrality vote.

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Power Pod: Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Stockwell, Supriya, Robin and Chris weigh in on how Canada is dealing with returning foreign fighters, Peter Kent comparing fentanyl to pot, and the decision to extend the rink on the Hill until February.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017

Minister Patty Hajdu discusses the government's national housing strategy. CBC's Catherine Cullen brings us an exclusive cell phone hacking story, and Lex Gill offers some analysis. Former UN war crimes prosecutor weighs in on a landmark conviction.

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Power Pod: Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Ian, Amanda, Tim and Althia discuss the government's national housing strategy, further concerns around the troubled Phoenix pay system, and the gov't's handling of the foreign fighter file.

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017

Federal Health Min. Ginette Petitpas-Taylor on Ottawa's proposals for regulating legalized pot. Plus: the Auditor General on how to fix the Phoenix pay system, and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley talks B.C., pipelines, and pot.

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Power Pod: Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Kathleen, Rick, Marty and Yolande break down the spending watchdog's report, Rachel Notley, and Ottawa's proposed pot regulations.

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POWER and POLITICS: Monday, Nov. 20, 2017

The long road to Keystone XL's approval. Plus: Will North Korea launch a major missile test just in time for American Thanksgiving? Korea expert Sung-Yoon Lee thinks so.

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Power Pod: Monday, Nov. 20, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Rachel, Jen, Brad and Susan debate Morneau's ethics back in the spotlight, the fate and future of Keystone XL, and the government's grilling over plan to reintegrate foreign fighters.

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, Nov. 17, 2017

'Canada doesn't engage in death squads,' Public Safety Min. Ralph Goodale on what Canada should do with foreign fighters. Andrea Horwath and Deb Matthews discuss Ontario's longest college strike. Nebraska State Senator Paul Schumacher on Keystone, NAFTA.

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Power Pod: Friday, Nov. 17, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel - Jason, Kelly, Marie and Aaron discuss what Canada should do with citizens who travelled to fight with ISIS, Canada sending bomb-clearing engineers to Iraq, and Alberta's legal pot plan.

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POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017

Democratic senator Al Franken is accused of sexual misconduct. How is this playing out politically in Washington? P&P goes stateside. Plus: Quebec and Alberta reveal their pot legalization plans, and Bill Blair offers the federal take.

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Power Pod: Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Stockwell, Ian, Lindsay and Mia tackle Quebec and Alberta's pot plans, Julian Fantino's foray into the pot market, and the Phoenix pay system.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017

Minister Sajjan, opposition MPs and Romeo Dallaire discuss the government's peacekeeping plan announced today. Richard Kanyangu weighs in on the military takeover in Zimbabwe. Tom Deer on a new app that helps people learn how to speak Mohawk.

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Power Pod: Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel - Amanda, Tim, Althia and Robin discuss the government's new commitment to UN peacekeeping operations, and round 5 of NAFTA negotiations.

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Power Pod: Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017

Churchill Mayor Michael Spence discusses the ongoing standoff between the federal gov't and Omnitrax. Treasury Board President Scott Brison on his government's new 'mandate letter tracker.'U of Ottawa's Lauchlan Munro discusses the possible Zimbabwe coup.

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Power Pod: Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel - Yolande, Marty, Rick and Kathleen discuss the government's new 'mandate tracker,' Trudeau raising human rights issues with Duterte, and Andrew Scheer's "I'm Andrew" advertisement.

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POWER and POLITICS: Monday, Nov. 13, 2017

Special Envoy Bob Rae recounts his trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh. Kate Moran and Stephen Woodley on why they joined over 15K scientists in issuing a dire 'warning to humanity.' Stateside journalists dig into the latest allegations against Roy Moore.

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Power Pod: Monday, Nov. 13, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel - Brad, Josh, Rachel and Susan discuss what to expect from Canada on the peacekeeping front, Trudeau's approach to dealing with Duterte, and McKenna's push to phase out coal globally.

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, Nov. 10, 2017

A dramatic finish to the TPP trade deal - what happened? MPs & trade experts are here. Plus: Bill Blair, Jason Kenney, B.C. Addictions Min. Judy Darcy & Winnipeg's dep. mayor all weigh in on a plan that would see the feds & provinces split pot tax revenue

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Power Pod: Friday, Nov. 10, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Kelly, Paul, Aaron and Althia discuss TPP, the feds' proposed 50-50 split of pot tax revenues, and an ethics investigation into Finance Minister Bill Morneau.

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POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, Nov. 8, 2017

Minister of Families Jean-Yves Duclos explains who will be affected by the expansion of parental leave. Plus: why should Canada act bigger and bolder in the Arctic? A climate scientist makes the case, and wounded vets push for pensions.

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Power Pod: Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Chris, Stockwell, Robin and Supriya weigh in on Andrew Scheer's new foreign policy proposal, vets' push for pensions, and Brad Wall's belated comments on the Governor General.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017

David Frum assesses whether Trump is making America great again one year after his victory. Plus: Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen heads south, and senators Murray Sinclair and Lillian Dyck weigh in on a big change to the Indian Act.

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Power Pod: Thursday, Nov. 8, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Omar, Tim, Ian and Marie weigh in on the PM's links to the Paradise papers, the new Montreal mayor Valerie Plante's 'informal' politics, and the Senate flexing their muscles.

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017

Minister Patty Hajdu discusses Bill C-65 and the government's efforts to crack down on workplace harassment. Premier Brian Pallister on his province's retail plan for legal cannabis. Michael Fuchs digs into Trump's visit to Seoul, South Korea.

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Power Pod: Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel - Yolande, Marty, Rick and Kathleen discuss the constitutional challenge launched against Quebec's face-covering ban, two provincial plans for legal cannabis, and the new workplace harassment bill.

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POWER and POLITICS: Monday, Nov. 6, 2017

Paradise Paper revelations: MPs, the Power Panel and tax haven analysts weigh in. UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on what more he wants to see from Canada. Yusuf Ahmed and his mom Ruby Alvi on what it's like to grow up on a no-fly list.

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Power Pod: Monday, Nov. 6, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel - Rachel, Susan, Brad and Josh dig into the Paradise Papers repercussions for the Liberals, Valerie Plante's mayoral victory in Mtl., and the potential implications of upcoming federal byelections.

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Power Pod: Friday, Nov. 3, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Kelly, Jen, Kady and Aaron debate what "fewer than five" really means, why Andrew Scheer went after the PM and not the GG, and whether the Senate will hold up pot legalization.

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, Nov. 3, 2017

Manitoba's enviro min. on if the province is prepared to negotiate on carbon. Plus: Trump leaves for a 12-day trip to Asia, but will he leave his political woes at home? And former P&P host Rosemary Barton visits the set to talk about the new National.

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POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017

Indigenous Services Min. Jane Philpott on why she's called an emergency meeting on Indigenous child welfare. Plus: MPs debate harassment on the hill, and is climate change making you sick?

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Power Pod: Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Chris, Stockwell, Rob and Omar break down the GG's comments on climate change and horoscopes, softwood duties, and how the parties would perform if an election was held today.

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Power Pod: Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Tim, Ian, Amanda and Merelda dive into the MMIWG Inquiry interim report and Rob's interview with Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen on the government's new long-term plan.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen on the government's new multi-year immigration plan. Plus: what we know about the NYC attack, and why MMIWG Inquiry Chief Commissioner Marion Buller is calling for a national police task force to help.

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017

Unifor head Jerry Dias fills Rob in on his latest NAFTA meeting with U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. Plus: counterterrorism expert Mubin Shaikh on the NYC terror attack.

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Power Pod: Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Supriya, Marty, Kathleen and Rick talk about the Liberals' pushback on the Opposition on tax loopholes, NAFTA, and how the PBO's financial forecast is a little different from the Finance Minister's.

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POWER and POLITICS: Monday, Oct. 30, 2017

Former U.S. federal prosecutor John Flannery on what the Mueller indictments mean for President Trump. Plus: the President of Colombia on cocaine, reaching peace in his country, and cooperation with Canada.

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, Oct. 27, 2017

Manitoba defies Ottawa on the carbon tax - the province's sustainable development minister explains why. Plus: DND suspends training in Iraq, and the Ambassador to Spain on what's next for his country as Catalonia moves forward with independence.

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Power Pod: Friday, Oct. 27, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Kelly, Josh, Marie and Paul discuss a potential looming showdown between the feds and Manitoba, whether Canada should pursue free trade with China, and more.

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Power Pod: Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Stockwell, Chris, Robin and Supriya discuss Morneau's surprise shares announcement, Canada's peak fossil fuel use, and the state of the Alberta United Conservative Party leadership race.

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Power Pod: Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017

The ethics commissioner considers an investigation into a possible conflict of interest by Finance Minister Bill Morneau. Plus: the government's pot point person Bill Blair on Trump's decision to declare an official opioid health emergency.

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Power Pod: Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Tim, Ian, Amanda and Althia break down census highlights, federal reaction to Quebec's face veil ban, and protecting Canadians' pensions.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017

Retirees lobby for pension protection - should the government step in? MPs debate. Plus: Canada's new census numbers reveal surprising trends, and Jason Kenney makes his pitch ahead of Alberta's United Conservative Party's leadership vote.

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017

MPs and Kevin Page discuss the fall economic update. Bill Morneau answers questions on the gov't's plans, or lack thereof, to get back to a balanced budget. Eric Grenier breaks down last night's byelection results.

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Power Pod: Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel - Stella, Marcella, Marty and Yolande discuss Finance Minister Bill Moreneau's fall economic update - has he changed the channel? And, Quebec releases guidelines on its face-covering ban.

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POWER and POLITICS: Monday, Sept. 23, 2017

New U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft discusses climate change, NAFTA, and more. Canada's new special envoy to Myanmar, Bob Rae on what the Prime Minister has tasked him to do. Plus, Mark Holland discusses Canada-U.S. border security.

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Power Pod: Monday, Sept. 23, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel - Rachel, Susan, Brad and Aaron join Catherine Cullen to discuss the new U.S. Amb. to Canada, Morneau’s upcoming economic update, and Scott Reid accusing the PM of “hypocrisy” on Quebec's Bill 62.

Download Power Pod: Monday, Sept. 23, 2017
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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, Oct. 20, 2017

First Nations leaders freeze talks with Ottawa on environmental policy; Minister McKenna, Chief Hart weigh in. Alta. Minister of Health on two days of meetings with her provincial and federal counterparts that included talks on legal pot, opioids.

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Power Pod: Friday, Oct. 20, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel - Marie, Paul, Mia, and Aaron discuss Minister Morneau's continued woes, Prime Minister Trudeau's response to Quebec's Bill 62, and the Liberal gov't hitting the two year mark in power.

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Power Pod: Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Omar, Jen, Stockwell and Peggy break down Morneau's mea culpas, his tax tweaks, and the health ministers' meeting.

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POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017

Finance Minister Bill Morneau confronts the controversies around his personal finances, and Ethics MPs respond. Plus: why George W. Bush is blasting Trump-style poiltics and defending free trade with Canada.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017

Finance MPs debate Bill Morneau's ethics scandal as it overshadows his new tax tweak. Plus: a nation mourns the death and celebrates the legacy of Canadian music legend and activist Gord Downie.

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Power Pod: Thursday, Oct. 18, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Amanda, Tim, Ian and Althia weigh in on the Morneau ethics furor and Quebec's new religious neutrality law.

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017

Economic Development Min. Navdeep Bains reacts to the Bombardier-Airbus deal, and trade experts weigh in on whether NAFTA talks are on the edge of collapse. Plus: Bill Morneau's potential conflict of interest, and ISIS loses hold of Raqqa.

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Power Pod: Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Yolande, Marty, Kathleen and Rick break down Bombardier's big Airbus play, NAFTA's tense closing press conference, and Quebec's proposed religious neutrality legislation.

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POWER and POLITICS: Monday, October 16, 2017

MPs and Minister Chagger discuss the government's pledge to cut the small business tax rate to 9%. Isabel Daniels, whose cousin Nicole Daniels froze to death in 2009, shares her family's story and experience testifying before the MMIWG Inquiry.

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Power Pod: Monday, October 16, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel - Rachel, Brad, Susan and Josh discuss the roll out of the government's tax reform plan, and the rocky state of NAFTA negotiations as round 4 of talks get set to wrap in Washington.

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, Oct. 13, 2017

As the U.S. makes its first auto demands for NAFTA, how is the Canadian auto industry responding? We get reaction from industry leaders and economists. Plus: Trump decertifies the Iran nuclear deal, and Spain gives rogue region Catalonia a Monday deadline

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Power Pod: Friday, Oct. 13, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Kelly, Jason, Marty and Marie analyze the latest NAFTA developments, Morneau's special caucus meeting Monday, Nenshi's tough Calgary mayoral race, and Andrew Scheer's dad socks.

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POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017

Member of the government's NAFTA council and former Minister of Industry James Moore, and former Mexican congressman Agustín Barrios Gómez are here. Plus: Canada's former High Commissioner to Pakistan on a high-stakes rescue of a Canadian and his family.

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Power Pod: Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Stockwell, Supriya, Rob and Jen break down the benefits and downsides of a bilateral deal, the RCMP's border questionnaire for asylum seekers, and tax changes.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017

Democrat Rep. Bill Pascrell breaks down what went on in the Prime Minister's meeting with the House Ways and Means subcommittee on trade in Washington today. Plus: Treasury Board President Scott Brison walks back on taxing retail employee discounts.

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Power Pod: Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Amanda, Ian, Tim and Althia cover the three Ts - Trudeau, Trump and taxes. Plus...procurement!

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017

Maryscott Greenwood, Canadian American Business Council, talks NAFTA ahead of round 4 of talks in Washington. MPs debate the CRA deeming employee discounts taxable benefits. Minister of Innovation Navdeep Bains on the ‘supercluster’ funding shortlist.

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Power Pod: Tuesday, Oct. 10 ,2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel - Yolande, Marty, Rick and Kathleen weigh in on Trudeau’s second meeting with Donald Trump, the CRA deeming employee discounts ‘taxable benefits,’ and Netflix’s PR campaign on its $500 million investment.

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, Oct. 6, 2017

Minister Carolyn Bennett and Chief Marcia Brown Martel discuss today’s $800 million Sixties Scoop settlement. B.C. AG David Eby on the province’s electoral reform referendum. Plus, analysis on the Nobel Peace Prize winner and Iran-Trump tension.

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Power Pod: Friday, Oct. 6, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel - Kelly, Marie, Aaron and Tina discuss the $800 million federal gov't settlement w/ Sixties Scoop survivors, political fallout from the termination of Energy East, and round 4 of NAFTA talks.

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POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017

Natural Resources Min. Jim Carr, New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant, and MPs react to the end of Energy East. Plus: the Spanish ambassador on the Catalan constitutional crisis, and one young woman gets to share the PM's office with Trudeau for the day.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017

Bill Blair weighs in on Alberta’s cannabis plan, taxing pot and proposed amendments. Bill Browder, Irwin Cotler discuss Parliament’s latest push to pass the Magnitsky act. Plus, more on Catalan’s quest for independence and the Rohingya crisis.

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Power Pod: Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel - Althia, Ian, Amanda and Tim discuss Alberta’s legal cannabis plan unveiled, Liberal MP Wayne Long’s party dissent, and NDP leader Jagmeet Singh’s choice of Guy Caron as NDP Parliamentary house leader

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Power Pod: Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Yolande, Rick, Merelda and Kathleen on possible tax modifications, and the absence of Indigenous leaders at all meetings with the PM and premiers.

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017

Finance Min. Bill Morneau faces heat from the premiers on the feds' proposed tax changes. Plus: Canada's environment watchdog gives the government a failing grade on climate action, and MPs debate next steps on the environment front.

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Power Pod: Monday, Oct. 2, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Pod. Brad, Marty, Susan and Rachel break down Jagmeet Singh's NDP win, the Edmonton attack, and the Las Vegas mass shooting.

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POWER and POLITICS: Monday, Oct. 2, 2017

Updates and reaction to the mass shooting in Las Vegas and the attack in Edmonton. Plus: new NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is here, and details from the Governor General's swearing-in ceremony.

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, Sept. 29, 2017

Louis-Philippe Theriault and P.Y. Bourduas react to the RCMP decision on the 2014 Moncton shooting. Stateside journalists Daniel Dale and McKay Coppins walk us through the week that was in U.S. politics. Plus, Melanie Joly on the Netflix announcement.

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Power Pod: Friday, Sept. 29, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel - Jason, Kelly, Mia and Paul weigh in on the RCMP being found guilty of a labour violation related to the 2014 Moncton shooting, Liberal party fallout from proposed tax changes, and Tom Mulcair's legacy.

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POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017

MPs debate whether Netflix is getting a free pass in Canada. Plus: the deputy Parliamentary Budget Officer Mostafa Askari on the financial case for a national pharmacare plan.

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Power Pod: Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Stockwell, Omar, Robin and Chris debate the pros and cons of the Netflix deal, Morneau's grilling at the finance committee today, and Toronto Mayor John Tory's support for a stadium named after Rob Ford.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017

Chrystia Freeland on how Canada will retaliate after the U.S. slaps steep tariffs on Bombardier. Plus: meet the young Canadian who fought for a Holocaust monument in Canada, unveiled today in Ottawa.

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Power Pod: Wed. Sept. 27, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Amanda, Brad, Tim and Marie debate the latest developments in the Bombardier-Boeing battle, today's QP back-and-forth between Trudeau and Poilievre, and the Status of Women committee chair controversy.

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017

Former U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman discusses round 3 of NAFTA negotiations. Ry Moran, Director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, on why residential school sites should be preserved. Plus, Chris Ragan on water use fees.

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Power Pod: Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Yolande, Marty, Rick and Joe discuss round three of NAFTA negotiations, the Tories QP strategy on the government’s proposed tax changes, and the latest NDP leadership fundraising numbers.

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Power Pod: Monday, Sept. 25, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Althia, Ian, Rachel and Susan discuss the opposition's strategy to the gov't's proposed tax changes, the politics of patriotism in the U.S., and new safeguards around intelligence gain through torture.

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POWER and POLITICS: Monday, Sept. 25, 2017

MPs discuss the government's approach to NAFTA negotiations. Shireen Ahmed and Daniel Lippman weigh in on Trump's feud with the NFL and the NBA. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale discusses new safeguards around intelligence gain through torture.

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, Sept. 22, 2017

Innovation Min. Navdeep Bains sets the stage for Round 3 of NAFTA talks. Plus: Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister on why he's fighting the feds on proposed tax changes, and two economists break down the reality behind the rhetoric of the reforms.

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Power Pod: Friday, Sept. 22, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Kelly, Paul, Marie and Aaron weigh in on whether Premier Pallister is the new Brad Wall and look ahead to Round 3 of NAFTA talks on home turf this weekend.

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POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde reacts to Trudeau's Indigenous focus at the United Nations. Plus: NDP leadership hopeful Charlie Angus, and Canada's privacy watchdog on how vulnerable Canadians' information really is.

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Power Pod: Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Amanda, Stockwell, Brad, Chris and Heather discuss Trudeau's big UN speech, the MMIWG inquiry, and Sen. Beyak's future in the Red Chamber.

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Power Pod: Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Tim, Supriya, Kathleen and Marty discuss the Barbie backlash after Tory MP Gerry Ritz calls the Climate Minister Barbie and the Conservatives' shift in QP strategy, pitting small business against Bay St.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017

The Mexican ambassador describes what his country is going through after a devastating earthquake hits. Plus: NDP leadership candidate Niki Ashton, and the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami gives Chicago's Field Museum its inaugural Cultural Repatriation prize.

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017

Foreign policy experts analyze Trump's speech at the UN denouncing 'Rocket Man' Kim Jong Un. Plus: Jagmeet Singh explains why he wants the NDP leadership, and B.C.'s Attorney General on new political fundraising rules.

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Power Pod: Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Ian, Yolande, Rick, and Josh analyze the Liberals' smaller-than-advertised deficit, Trump's 'Rocket Man' threats, and whether B.C.'s new fundraising rules will change the game.

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POWER and POLITICS: Monday, Sept. 18, 2017

Back in the House! As MPs return for the fall sitting, Bill Morneau, Andrew Scheer and Tom Mulcair are all here. Plus: As the UK courts Canada on trade, what does the EU think? EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom joins us from the United Nations.

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Power Pod: Monday, Sept. 18, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Chad, Susan, Robin and Josh discuss the great tax battle of 2017, the Boeing-Bombardier spat, and the fortunes of the NDP.

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, Sept. 15, 2017

Are provinces being rushed into pot legislation? B.C.'s Minister of Public Safety and health MPs discuss next moves. Plus: Alberta considers scrapping daylight savings time, and WSJ economist Greg Ip on NAFTA progress - or lack thereof.

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Power Pod: Friday, Sept. 15, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Kelly, Aaron, Marie and Paul break down Trudeau's tax plan turbulence, New Brunswick's pot plan, and weigh the merits of getting rid of Daylight Savings Time in Alberta.

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POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017

Is Canada ready if North Korea strikes? MPs discuss what they heard from experts at an emergency meeting of the national defence committee. Plus: the Mayor of Winnipeg and Sen. Lillian Dyck react to Sen. Lynn Beyak's comments on Indigenous Canadians.

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Power Pod: Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Chris, Rick, Susan and Robin debate whether Canada should rethink its stance on a missile defence program with the U.S., Trump's DACA deal with Democrats, and the upcoming NDP leadership vote.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017

Breaking ranks? Liberal MP Wayne Long tells Lyndsay Duncombe why he's not toeing the party line on tax reform. Plus, retired general Romeo Dallaire on Canada's peacekeeping pause.

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Power Pod: Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Brad, Yolande, Tim and Althia discuss Manitoba's health care premiums, Liberal dissension on tax reform, and the optics of Kathleen Wynne testifying at trial.

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017

Obama's drug policy adviser says Canada's pot plan is a bust. Plus: what are the pros/cons of Ontario's plan to raise the min. wage? And as Hillary Clinton promotes her new book What Happened, Boston Globe contributor Joanna Weiss asks 'why write it?'

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POWER and POLITICS: Monday, Sept. 11, 2017

Foreign Affairs Min. Chrystia Freeland on what the government is doing to rescue Canadians trapped by Hurricane Irma as Hurricane Jose closes in. Plus: MPs go into the weeds as the House Health Comm. meets on the looming pot legalization bill.

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Power Pod: Monday, Sept. 11, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Ian, Rachel, Susan and Josh weigh in on the government's emergency response to Canadians stranded by Hurricane Irma, pot legislation, and more.

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, Sept. 8, 2017

Ready to roll! Ontario unveils its plans for legalized marijuana. Plus: New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant on TransCanada's plan to halt its Energy East pipeline project, and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on taking President Trump to court over DACA.

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Power Pod: Friday, Sept. 8, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Aaron, Marie, Paul and Kelly discuss the future of Energy East, Ontario's newly unveiled pot plan, and a Liberal MLA as B.C.'s new Speaker.

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POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017

The Liberals and Conservatives plot their return to Parliament and look ahead to setting fall priorities. Liberal caucus chair Francis Scarpaleggia and deputy Conservative leader Lisa Raitt are here. Plus: the UN's Pierre Peron from Myanmar.

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Power Pod: Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Jason, Supriya, Chad and Robin discuss the Conservatives' fall goals, a hefty UCP leadership entry fee, and whether Aung San Suu Kyi's honorary Canadian citizenship should be revoked.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Barb Shellian on why nurses supports the gov't's proposed tax changes. Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains discusses the Boeing-Bombardier trade dispute. Jake Sullivan, Biden's former national security adviser, talks North Korea, U.S foreign policy & NAFTA.

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Power Pod: Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel - Amanda, Tim, Kathleen and Althia discuss the government's proposed tax changes and how they are playing out at the Liberal and Conservative caucus meetings this week.

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017

The second round of NAFTA talks wraps up - what were the sticking points? Former FTA negotiator Gordon Ritchie on Canada's tactics. Plus: a small business owner on what the government's proposed tax reforms mean for her.

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Power Pod: Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Rick, Yolande, Marty and Kathleen discuss the Liberals' comms roll-out of the proposed tax reforms, NAFTA talks, and Trump's DACA moves.

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, September 1, 2017

Piya sums up Trudeau's press conference. Cyndee Todgham Cherniak and Brett House dig into round two of NAFTA talks. National Inuit leader Natan Obed weighs in on the government's decision to split INAC. Conservative MP Andrew Percy on Brexit negotiations.

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Power Pod: Friday, September 1, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Kelly Cryderman, Aaron Wherry and Jason Markusoff weigh in on round two of NAFTA negotiations, and Liberal MP Darshan Kang's resignation from the Liberal caucus amid sexual harassment allegations.

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POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, August 31, 2017

What happens if Trump terminates NAFTA? - Int'l Economics analyst Monica de Bolle weighs in. CFIB Vice-President Richard Truscott on why he opposes proposed tax changes. Michael Bociurkiw discusses the recent surge in Haitian asylum seekers.

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Power Pod: Thursday, August 31, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel - Stockwell, Susan and Robin discuss growing opposition to the federal government's proposed tax changes, and the retirement of Conservative MP Gerry Ritz.

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Andrea Berger and Adam Mount discuss North Korea launching a missile over Japan. B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver calls B.C. NDP fundraising activities "unacceptable." PLUS, CBC's Katie Simpson w/ details on the Cons. shadow cabinet.

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Power Pod: Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel - Yolande, Rick and Robin dig into the upcoming announcement of Andrew Scheer's shadow cabinet, NDP membership numbers, and the sexual harassment allegations against Calgary MP Darshan Kang.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Andrew Scheer unveiled his Conservative shadow cabinet today - Pierre Poilievre discusses his new role as finance critic. Senate-nominee David Adams Richards on his new role. Senator Murray Sinclair weighs in on the John A. Macdonald debate, INAC.

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Power Pod: Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel - Supriya, Brad and Tim discuss who’s in, who’s out of Andrew Scheer’s Conservative shadow cabinet, and the government’s move to split Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada into two distinct departments.

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POWER and POLITICS: Monday, August 28, 2017

Ministers Jane Philpott and Carolyn Bennett discuss their new files following today's Cabinet shuffle and INAC shakeup. Hayden King weighs in on Trudeau's move to split Indigenous Affairs into two distinct departments.

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Power Pod: Monday, August 28, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Chad, Todd, Susan and Ian weigh in on Trudeau's cabinet shuffle and the move to split Indigenous Affairs into two distinct departments.

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, August 25, 2017

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen discusses incoming changes to Canadian passports and the surge in asylum seekers. Former U.S. Trade Representative Carla Hills discusses NAFTA negotiations. Exit interview w/ former Minister of Public Services Judy Foote.

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Power Pod: Friday, August 25, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Kelly, Aaron and Paul discuss the politics at play around the response to the surge in asylum seekers and Senator Duffy's lawsuit against the government, Senate and the RCMP.

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