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POWER and POLITICS SPECIAL: Friday, May 26, 2017

Conservative leadership convention special: Scott Lamb, Conservative party President, discusses the leadership contest. An all-Conservative Power Panel on what the next Tory leader will inherit. CBC’s Polls Analyst Eric Grenier with the latest numbers.

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Power Pod: Thursday, May 25, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Stockwell Day, Brad Lavigne, Tim Murphy & Chris Hall discuss Trump scolding allies at the NATO Summit, B.C. election fallout & Harper’s former chief of staff breaking ethics rules during the Duffy affair.

Download Power Pod: Thursday, May 25, 2017
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POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, May 25, 2017

Former Canadian Ambassador to NATO Yves Brodeur and CNN’s Fareed Zakaria discuss Trump scolding allies on defence spending at NATO Summit. Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson on what Canada’s big cities want from the feds to combat the opioid crisis.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Counterterrorism expert Mubin Shaikh on the latest developments in the Manchester bombing. Roland Paris, former Foreign Policy Advisor to Trudeau, previews tomorrow's NATO Summit. B.C. Hereditary Chief on why he is frustrated with the MMIWG Inquiry.

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Power Pod: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Supriya Dwivedi, Tim Powers, Ian Capstick and Althia Raj discuss Trump’s first NATO Summit, the upcoming Conservative leadership convention and criticism of the MMIWG Inquiry.

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Reaction to the deadly suicide attack in Manchester. Counterterrorism and security analyst Steve Hewitt and the UK's High Commissioner Howard Drake weigh in on the bombing. Plus: a former Obama speechwriter on Trump's first foreign trip.

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Power Pod: Tues. May 23, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Rick, Marty, Yolande and Kathleen talk Trump's terrorist terminology, concerns that foreign money may have influenced the 2015 election, and a lookahead to the Conservative race.

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, May 19, 2017

The commissioners of the inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls address concerns and criticism. MPs debate NAFTA renegotiations, Jason Kenney talks aligning social issues in the new United Conservative Party.

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Power Pod: Friday, May 19, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Aaron, Eric, Mia and Kady discuss the criticism and concerns over the MMIWG inquiry, and weigh in on Kevin O'Leary's debt-ridden campaign and the latest leaks coming out of the White House.

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POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, May 18, 2017

Is a 'witch hunt' happening south of the border? The stateside panel breaks down the latest developments. Plus: Trump triggers a 90-day countdown to NAFTA renegotiation, and the federal government releases its plan for a national carbon tax.

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Power Pod: Thursday, May 18, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Stockwell, Supriya, Rob, and Chris dissect Trump pulling the NAFTA trigger, the feds' new carbon tax plan, and Brian Jean and Jason Kenney's new United Conservative Party in Alberta.

Download Power Pod: Thursday, May 18, 2017
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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Jon Finer, fmr. State Department Chief of Staff, digs into the latest Trump-Comey fallout. Gov’t Representative in the Senate Peter Harder discusses a recent shake-up in the Red Chamber. Plus more on the federal gov't's apology to the LGBT community.

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Power Pod: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Ian Capstick, Susan Smith, Althia Raj and Tim Powers discuss the process for picking the next Ethics Commissioner, the shake-up in how Senate caucuses can form and the latest in Trump-Comey fallout.

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Rachel Notley's tough tone on Trans Mountain, plus a former CSIS analyst breaks down what Trump's intelligence sharing with the Russians means for Canada's national security, and Venezuelan human rights activist Lilian Tintori.

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Power Pod: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Kathleen, Rachel, Marty and Yolande break down Rachel Notley's strong words on Trans Mountain, Trump's leaking of intelligence, and Rona Ambrose's goodbye.

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POWER and POLITICS: Monday, May 15, 2017

Defence MPs on the delayed defence review, and the RCMP watchdog finds persistent harassment within the force. Plus: all the latest on Rona Ambrose's decision to step down from federal politics.

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Power Pod: Monday, May 15, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Rick, Tim, Brad and Josh analyze Rona Ambrose's decision to step down from federal politics, the defence review delay and the RCMP's culture of bullying.

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, May 12, 2017

Innovation Min. Navdeep Bains weighs-in on newly confirmed USTR Robert Lighthizer. Washington-based journalist Todd Zwillich discusses Trump’s threatening tweet to Comey. Parliamentary Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke on U2 using two of his poems.

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Power Pod: Friday, May 12, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Kelly Cryderman, Jason Markusoff, Aaron Wherry and Paul Wells discuss Trump’s threatening tweet to Comey, Robert Lighthizer’s confirmation as USTR, and Canadian judicial appointments.

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POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, May 11, 2017

Is a private bank in the public interest? MPs debate the proposed Canada Infrastructure Bank, and Norman Anderson, CEO of the strategic advisory firm CG/LA, weighs in on the business case for the bank. Plus: a former FBI special agent on Comey fallout.

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Power Pod: Thursday, May 11, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Chris, Susan, Robin and Stockwell discuss Lighthizer's confirmation as US Trade Rep, the infrastructure bank, Bombardier, and B.C. Greens holding the balance of power.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

2016 Pres. candidate Evan McMullin and former Nixon White House Counsel John Dean weigh-in on Trump firing Comey. Quebec Environment Minister David Heurtel on flooding in the province. CBC Polls Analyst Eric Grenier breaks down B.C. election results.

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Power Pod: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Brad Lavigne, Supriya Dwivedi, Tim Powers & Althia Raj discuss the B.C. election results, the Prime Minister’s question period and President Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey.

Download Power Pod: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Don Meredith resigns from the Senate, but is the damage to the Senate done? Senator Leo Housakos and the Minister of Democratic Institutions Karina Gould react. Plus: President Trump fires FBI Director James Comey, and British Columbia votes.

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Power Pod: Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Yolande, Marty, Rick and Kathleen discuss Don Meredith's surprise resignation and Trump's firing of FBI director James Comey.

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POWER and POLITICS: Monday, May 8, 2017

Min. of Public Safety Ralph Goodale discusses the latest flood relief efforts. CBC Polls Analyst Eric Grenier crunches the numbers ahead of tomorrow’s B.C. election. Min. of Infrastructure Amarjeet Sohi on the new infrastructure bank calling Toronto home.

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Power Pod: Monday, May 8, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Tim Murphy, Rachel Curran, Robin MacLachlan & Josh Wingrove discuss the opposition’s continued attack on Sajjan, tomorrow’s B.C. election, and a potentially controversial move by the federal government.

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, May 5, 2017

Canada weighs its options on how to respond to U.S. softwood lumber tariffs. Gatineau MP Steve MacKinnon discusses rising flood waters, gov't response. Conservative leadership candidate Lisa Raitt outlines her plan to push through pipelines.

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Power Pod: Friday, May 5, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Kelly Cryderman, Jennifer Ditchburn, Paul Wells & Aaron Wherry discuss the B.C. election, continued fallout from Minister Sajjan’s exaggerated remarks and Lisa Raitt’s plan to push through pipelines.

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Power Pod: Thursday, May 4, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Stockwell Day, Susan Smith, Robin MacLachlan and Jason Markusoff discuss “cash-for-access” fundraisers, Minister Sajjan’s exaggerated remarks & the government suspending political audits of charities.

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POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, May 4, 2017

MPs debate “cash-for-access” fundraising. Canadian Constitution Foundation's Howard Anglin on why a beer case before the Supreme Court of Canada could have resounding effects across the entire economy. Former USTR Ronald Kirk on NAFTA renegotiations.

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Power Pod: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Supriya Dwivedi, Tim Powers, Ian Capstick and Althia Raj discuss the current state of the Canadian military, Senator Meredith’s potential expulsion and O’Leary’s backing of Obhrai as his second pick.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

MPs debate current state of the Canadian military. Former Clerk of the Senate Gordon Barnhart says the Red Chamber does not have the power to expel Meredith. Minister of Families Jean-Yves Duclos on what Canada is doing to prepare for an aging population.

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Power Pod: Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Get your political quick fix w/ the Power Panel. Yolande James, Martin Patriquin, Kathleen Monk and Rick Anderson discuss Senator Meredith's potential expulsion, fallout from Sajjan's misleading remarks and the dust-up in PROC.

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POWER and POLITICS - Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Senator Meredith’s lawyer William Trudell and Senator Leo Housakos react to the Senate ethics committee’s recommendation to expel Meredith. Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains on the future of NAFTA and his meeting with U.S. Commerce Secretary Ross.

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POWER and POLITICS: Monday, May 1, 2017

MPs discuss Minister Sajjan's apology for mischaracterizing his role in key combat mission and whether or not he should resign. Gov't House Leader Bardish Chagger on proposed House reforms plus reaction from opposition MPs.

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Power Pod: Monday, May 1, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Susan Smith, Rachel Curran, Josh Wingrove and Brad Lavigne discuss Sajjan's apology for misleading remarks about his military record, House of Commons reforms and a brochure for kids on the Senate.

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, April 28, 2017

Justice ministers meet to create a strategy on fixing court delays. Plus: how should Trump be graded on his first 100 days as President?

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Power Pod: Fri. April 28, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Marty, Paul, Aaron and Kady weigh in on Trump's 100 days, backlogs in the courts, Defence Minister Sajjan's backtrack, and Brian Jean's Wildrose moment.

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POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Maxime Bernier on his future in the Conservative leadership race, the view from Mexico and Canadian business on NAFTA brinkmanship, MP Rob Oliphant on the assisted-dying law one year later, three provincial budgets, the Power Panel and more...

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Power Pod: Monday, April 24, 2017

Robin MacLachlan, Rachel Curran, Susan Smith and Althia Raj on NAFTA, the Conservative leadership race and the Ontario budget.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Reaction to Kevin O'Leary dropping out of the Conservative leadership race from Stockwell Day and James Moore, former U.S. trade representative Michael Froman on NAFTA, the investigation into Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, the Power Panel and more...

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Trump slaps duties on Canadian lumber - what are Canada's next steps in a potential trade war? Natural Resources Min. Jim Carr is here, plus more softwood insiders. Then, Bill Blair discusses pot pardons and decriminalizing opioids.

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Power Pod: Tues. April 25, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Supriya, Chad, Marty and Ian on softwood lumber, the PM on pot pardons, and...boos for Ivanka?!

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POWER and POLITICS: Monday, April 24, 2017

Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr on Tuesday's U.S. decision on softwood lumber. How many Canadian jobs are at stake? As Canada readies for more trade talks with China, Wenran Jiang looks at how to balance competing trade priorities with China and U.S.

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Power Pod: Monday, April 24, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Brad, Tim, Rick and Josh talk softwood lumber, Ontario's basic income pilot, and an awkward moment in the B.C. debate.

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Power Pod: Friday, April 21, 2017

Paul Wells, Marie Vastel, Kelly Cryderman and Aaron Wherry discuss Canada-U.S. trade concerns and the upcoming French presidential election.

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, April 21, 2017

Transport Minister Marc Garneau discusses concerns over Canada-U.S. trade. Lawyer Sarah Leamon on potential legal challenges to proposed impaired driving laws. Alan Lichtman on why he thinks Trump may face impeachment.

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POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, April 20, 2017

As Trump slams Canadian dairy again, is this a trade war that could unravel the free trade agreement? Trump pollster and political consultant John McLaughlin is here. Plus: Ont. finance minister Charles Sousa on cooling down the hot housing market.

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Power Pod: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Stock, Jason, Yolande and Robin talk Trump's attack on Canadian dairy, government name-blinding recruitment pilot, and say goodbye to Gerry Caplan.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Jean Chretien reflects on navigating U.S. - Canada relations, and former Quebec premier and trade negotiator Jean Charest on next steps after Trump attacks Canadian dairy. Plus: Stephen Sestanovich on Trump's foreign policy.

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Power Pod: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Amanda, Tim, Ian and Kady discuss Chretien's view of U.S.-Canada trade and whether Trump's tough talk on the Canadian dairy industry is curdling our countries' relations.

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Parl. Sec (with focus on housing) and Toronto MP Adam Vaughan, and Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson, discuss how to cool down Canada's hot housing markets. Plus: fallout from Turkey's referendum, and what Trump's new executive order means for Canada.

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, April 13, 2017

Ready to roll? Health Minister Jane Philpott and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould on the federal government's bill new marijuana legislation unveiled today. Plus: more pot coverage, a blast from the past, and what to watch for in Turkey's referendum.

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Power Pod: Thursday, April 13, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Stockwell, Chris, Robin and Susan on new pot legislation and Trump's whiplash-inducing foreign policy shifts.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Malala Yousafzai's father Ziauddin talks about his daughter's mission to empower girls through education, and Min. Monsef discusses Malala's address to Parliament.Plus: Steven Pifer on Russia/US/NATO, & a psychiatrist on concerns of marijuana age limit.

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Will the Kremlin abandon its support of the Assad regime in Syria? The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine discusses next steps for U.S. policy towards Russia, and MPs debate Canada's role. Plus: how Newfoundland is prepping for legal pot.

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Power Pod: Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Rick, Marty, Yolande and Kathleen debate next steps for the G7 on Russia and Syria, the judicial appointment backlog, and the fate of White House press secretary Sean Spicer after his Hitler/Assad comment

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POWER and POLITICS: Monday, April 10, 2017

All the details on Ottawa's upcoming pot legislation to be tabled later this week - including what Canada can learn from Colorado's example in legalizing marijuana. Plus: Trump's shifting stance on Syria and Canada's own change in tone.

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Power Pod: Monday, April 10, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Brad, Josh, Rachel and Sandra weigh in on whether Trudeau is shifting his stance on Syria, upcoming pot legislation this week, and the B.C. premier's political baggage.

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, April 7, 2017

All the angles on the U.S. attack on Syria are covered - Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland on Canada's response, and Atlantic senior editor David Frum weighs in with U.S. political reaction and fallout for Trump.

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Power Pod: Friday, April 7, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Kelly, Jennifer, Aaron and Michael break down the political and ethical fallouts of Trump's Syrian strikes and Canada's political reaction here at home.

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POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, April 6, 2017

The Liberal government asks former PM Brian Mulroney for advice in renegotiating NAFTA with the United States. Andrew Leslie discusses the briefing and Mulroney's tips for talking with Trump. Plus: Maxime Bernier, Don Meredith's new lawyer, & James Moore.

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Power Pod: Thursday, April 6, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Stockwell, Ian, Susan and Chris talk Bernier's leadership bid, Sen. Beyak's latest 'parasite' comments, and Brian Mulroney's tips for Trump.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Privacy watchdog Ann Cavoukian discusses the RCMP's use of cellphone surveillance. Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos on soaring housing prices. Arms control expert Kelsey Davenport on the suspected gas attack in Syria.

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Power Pod: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Paul Wells, Tim Powers, Amanda Alvaro and Kathleen Monk discuss the PM answering all the questions in QP, Mulroney meeting with cabinet to talk US relations and Lynn Beyak being removed from Senate committee.

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Who's potentially tracking Canadians' cell phones? Cyber Security expert Daniel Tobok on the CBC's exclusive story on the breach in cell security. Plus: US House Representative Kevin Cramer (R-ND) on NAFTA, border security tax and trade & energy security.

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Power Pod: Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Get your political fix with the Power Panel. Supriya, Rick, Kathleen and Marie talk Sen. Meredith's appearance before the ethics committee, byelection results, and changes to the national anthem to make it gender-neutral.

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POWER and POLITICS: Monday, April 3, 2017

Bombardier re-routes on bonus backlash. MPs debate, and McGill prof Karl Moore weighs in on government loans to big industry. Plus: AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on his letter to Senator Beyak on residential schools, and MPs on their new book.

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Power Pod: Mon. April 3, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Rachel, Brad, Susan and Josh weigh in on the Bombardier bonus blowback, today's by-elections to fill in some pretty big federal seats, and the latest on the Conservative leadership race.

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Power Pod: Friday, March 31, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Paul Wells, Aaron Wherry, Jason Markusoff and Kelly Cryderman discuss Trump's tough trade talk, Canada's commitment to NATO and the Conservative leadership race.

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, March 31, 2017

Former Mexican trade adviser Antonio Ortiz-Mena discusses Trump's anti-trade rhetoric and int'l trade lawyer Dan Ujczo also weighs in. Energy Minister Jim Carr discusses his meeting with his U.S. counterpart. Michael Chong on the Tory leadership race.

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POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, March 30, 2017

Ontario Minister Brad Duguid, Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens and Unifor's Chris Taylor discuss federal and provincial governments investing in a new Ford plant. N.B. Premier Brian Gallant on providing incentives for parties to run more women candidates.

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Power Pod: Thursday, March 30, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Susan Smith, Stockwell Day, Brad Lavigne and Kady O'Malley discuss gov't investments in Ford and Bombardier and financial incentives to get women into politics.

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Power Pod: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Althia Raj, Tim Powers, Kathleen Monk and Supriya Dwivedi discuss how the Senate is handling two controversial Senators, the backlog of government appointments and the Conservative leadership race.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

UK High Commissioner to Canada Howard Drake discusses Brexit. Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi on a Canada-US approach to infrastructure. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna on Trump's reversal of climate change policies and the impact on Canada.

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

In the wake of Trump's rollback of Obama's climate policies, will Canada push forward on the file? Plus: Deadline day for the Conservative leadership race - we talk to Kevin O'Leary. Russia expert Alina Polyakova weighs in on anti-corruption protests.

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Power Pod: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Amanda, Rick, Robin and Marie talk Trump's climate change measures, the Tory leadership race, and the latest Senate revelations.

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POWER and POLITICS: Monday, March 27, 2017

Marijuana will be legal by Canada Day 2018. We dive into the (wait for it...) weeds on this issue, hearing from a Vancouver City councillor, a top cop, and Quebec's health minister. Plus: the "father of the border adjustment tax", and cracks in the GOP.

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Power Pod: Monday, March 27, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. David, Rachel, Brad and Josh talk pot challenges, the Conservative leadership race, and Senator Beyak's latest comments on residential schools.

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Power Pod: Friday, March 24, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Marie Vastel, Kady O'Malley, Paul Wells and Kelly Cryderman discuss academic freedom, approval of the Keystone XL pipeline and proposed changes to House of Commons rules.

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, March 24, 2017

Lawyer David Domina discusses the hurdles ahead for Keystone XL in Nebraska after Trump approves the project. Two experts also weigh in on the fate of the pipeline. Luiza Savage and Alex Panetta discuss the latest in the U.S. health care debate.

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POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, March 23, 2017

Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains discusses the federal budget. U.K. High Commissioner Howard Drake discusses the attack in London. MPs debate changing House rules. Don Meredith's new lawyer on his client's case.

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Power Pod: Thursday, March 23, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Stockwell Day, Brad Lavigne, Susan Smith and Chris Hall discuss the federal budget and the debate over changing House of Commons rules.

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Power Pod: Thursday, March 22, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Ian Capstick, Tim Powers, Althia Raj and Amanda Alvaro discuss the federal budget.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Special coverage of Budget 2017: Finance Minister Bill Morneau explains his spending plan. Rona Ambrose, Tom Mulcair, the Power Panel, MPs and economists weigh in on the plan.

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom on trade, Trump, Brexit and more. Plus: Republican congressman and co-chair of the U.S.-Canada Inter-Parliamentary Group Bill Huizenga on a possible border adjustment tax and Jason Kenney on his next steps.

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Power Pod: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Pod. Lindsay, Robin, Marty and Rick discuss what exactly the federal government means by money for 'innovation" and stumble over "cluster funding." Plus: should the House change up its rules?

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POWER and POLITICS: Monday, March 20, 2017

MPs look ahead to Budget Day. Plus: Lisa Raitt on Conservative 'cheaters', Russia expert Kathryn Stoner on the FBI's investigation into Russia, and why the Anglican Church wrote an open letter to Sen. Beyak on residential schools.

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Power Pod: Monday, March 20, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Kathleen, David, Rachel and Josh look ahead to the federal budget and discuss Jason Kenney's win as Alberta PC leader and cheating allegations in the Conservative leadership race.

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, Mar. 17, 2017

Brad Trost tells Kevin O'Leary to "put up or shut up" amidst vote-rigging allegations, and Don Meredith's lawyer addresses calls for his client to resign his Senate seat. Plus: Germany's ambassador to Canada on tense talks between Trump and Merkel.

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Power Pod: Fri. March 17, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Kelly Cryderman, Aaron Wherry, Kady O'Malley and Paul Wells talk Trump and Merkel's 'awkward' Washington meeting, Sen. Don Meredith's new interview, and Kevin O'Leary's vote-rigging allegations.

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Power Pod: Thursday, March 16, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Marie Vastel, Tim Powers, Kathleen Monk and David Khan discuss the Alberta budget, the controversies surrounding senators Don Meredith and Lynn Beyak and Trudeau's defence of NAFTA.

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POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, March 16, 2017

Law professor Jan Ting on why he thinks Trump's travel ban will prevail in the Supreme Court. Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci on his province's budget. Sask. Senator Lillian Dyck on why she thinks Senator Beyak should consider leaving her committee post

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Power Pod: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. A special Windsor panel with Sandra Pupatello, Joe Comartin and Ellen Van Wageningen discuss the key issues facing the Canada-U.S. relationship.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Special episode from Windsor Ontario, the Governor of Michigan weighs in on the Canada-US relationship. City councillors from Detroit and Windsor discuss cross-border issues. The Power Panel takes audience questions. Syrian refugees discuss life in Canada

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, Mar. 14, 2017

Rosie joins us from Windsor to give a preview of Wednesday's road show on Trump & trade. Plus: will the Dutch election usher in a new wave of populism in Europe? And a constitutional lawyer gives Terry the lowdown on if the Senate can expel Don Meredith.

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Power Pod: Tues. March 14, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Supriya, Marty, Tim and Robin discuss whether or not the Senate should expel Senator Meredith, banning religious garb at work, and the cost for printing this year's federal budget.

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POWER and POLITICS: Monday, March 13, 2017

Will Trump's health care plan get enough support to become law? Alex Panetta and Todd Zwilich analyse the latest from Washington. Plus: should high heels be mandatory in the workplace? B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver on his bill to ban the practice.

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Power Pod: Mon. March 13, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Brad, Amanda, Josh and Rachel break down the NDP's first leadership debate, the Senator Meredith sex scandal, and B.C.'s campaign financing rules.

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, Mar. 10, 2017

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly is the first Trump official to visit Canada. He stops by the P&P studio to talk about the security of the US-Canada border, and what he really thinks about asylum seekers crossing illegally to Canada.

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Power Pod: Fri. March 10, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Pod. Kelly Cryderman, Marie Vastel, Paul Wells and Jennifer Ditchburn on Homeland Security Secretary Kelly's visit to Ottawa, Sen. Meredith's relationship with a teenager, and the fed. government's health deal.

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POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, March 9, 2017

NDP MP and residential school survivor Romeo Saganash, Minister of Indigenous Affairs Carolyn Bennett & the director of the Truth and Reconciliation Centre react to Sen. Beyak's comments. Plus: Liberal backbenchers on 'differences' in the caucus.

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Power Pod: Thurs. March 9, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Today, Rachel, Robin, Tim and Chris debate Justice Robin Camp's resignation, Sen. Beyak's comments on residential schools, and the U.S. commerce secretary's NAFTA signals.

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Power Pod: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Ian Capstick, Amanda Alvaro, Tim Powers and Althia Raj discuss Sophie Gregoire Trudeau's Women's Day message, the PM's statement about Islamophobia and the fight over the genetic testing bill.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau discusses gov't pledge to spend $650M on reproductive health around the world. MPs debate the move to eliminate 'zombie laws'. Three women discuss the Daughters of the Vote initiative.

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The date is set - all the details on what Canadians can expect in the federal budget March 22. Plus: Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen on bracing for a refugee surge in the aftermath of Trump's new travel ban and Niki Ashton on her NDP leadership bid.

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Power Pod: Tues. March 7, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Marty, Supriya, Rick and Robin talk the upcoming federal budget, the Trump travel ban 2.0, and the latest candidate in the NDP leadership race.

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POWER and POLITICS: Monday, March 6, 2017

MPs discuss Canada's military commitment to Ukraine and the country's ambassador responds to the extended mission. Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner reacts to Trump's revised travel ban. MP Bill Blair discusses his cross-country tour on pot legalization.

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Power Pod: Monday, March 6, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Rachel Curran, Brad Lavigne, Josh Wingrove and Susan Smith discuss Trump's travel ban 2.0, Canada' commitment to Ukraine and the Conservative leadership race.

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, March 3, 2017

Russia watcher Alina Polyakova discusses Trump's team's ties to Russia. Two people who met with the PM to discuss the opiod crisis share their personal stories. Juanita Nathan on why she says the Liberal nomination race she quit was unfair.

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Power Pod: Friday, March 3, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Kelly Cryderman, Jason Markusoff, Marie Vastel and Althia Raj discuss Trump's week, Alberta crown prosecutors staying cases over a lack of resources and the controversy in some Liberal nomination contests

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POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, March 2, 2017

Ex-Bush ethics lawyer Richard Painter discusses U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' conversations with Russia. Ont. PC Leader Patrick Brown on high hydro prices - Ont. Minister Brad Duguid responds. MP Charlie Angus on why he wants to be NDP leader.

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Power Pod: Thursday, March 2, 2017

Susan Smith, Stockwell Day, Chris Hall and Brad Lavigne discuss Ontario Hydro prices, U.S. Attorney Gen. Jeff Sessions' talks with Russia and retired Senator Carstairs call for the Senate to pay her legal fees.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Fmr. speech writers analyze Trump's speech to Congress. John Manley discusses the speech's implications for Canadian businesses. Transport Minister Marc Garneau on his latest trip to D.C. Fmr. cabinet minister James Moore on Tory leadership race.

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Power Pod: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Tim Powers, Amanda Alvaro, Ian Capstick and Kady O'Malley discuss Trump mentioning Canada in his speech to Congress and the Conservative leadership race.

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley on how she's putting her province's interests on Washington's radar. Plus: lots of political analysis on what to expect from President Trump's prime time address to Congress.

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Power Pod: Tues. Feb. 28, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Supriya, Marty, Rick and Robin discuss Liberal nomination issues, the influx of Canadian politicians headed down south, and the Conservative leadership debate vs. Kevin O'Leary's "fireside chat".

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POWER and POLITICS: Monday, Feb. 27, 2017

Three's a crowd? Guy Caron officially becomes the third candidate to enter the NDP leadership race. Plus: a top cyber security official on how vulnerable Canadians' online information is, and PM Trudeau requests a meeting with Brampton's mayor.

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Power Pod: Mon. Feb 27, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Today's panelists David Khan, Rachel Curran, Brad Lavigne and Josh Wingrove weigh in on Kevin O'Leary skipping Tuesday's Conservative debate and more.

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