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Inventors who regret their inventions

Sometimes it's because the product ended up being harmful. In most cases, the creators simply lost control.

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Far-right group linked to vote

Did a far-right group meddle in a Quebec cemetery referendum?

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Zika testing in Canada

Canadian scientists are testing mosquitoes to see if they can transmit infections like the Zika virus.

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What's race got to do with it?

In many cases, drugs have been used to prop up mythologies around race and justify discriminatory policies against already struggling communities.

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, July 21, 2017

The Atlantic's McKay Coppins breaks down the latest stories out of Washington, Alta. PC leader Jason Kenney looks ahead to the big merger vote with the Wildrose, and the outgoing EU Ambassador to Canada discusses what's next for EU-Canada relations.

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Power Pod: Friday, July 21, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Kelly, Jason and Paul dig into what's next for Alberta's conservative movement, and react to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's sudden resignation.

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POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Conservatives' new deputy leader Lisa Raitt talks to Terry about her new job, and her party's stance on the Khadr deal. Plus, former Bush ethics lawyer Richard Painter on Trump and Sessions, and Wildrose's Brian Jean looks ahead to Alberta's vote.

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Power Pod: Thursday, July 20, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Rachel, Susan and Robin tackle the Tories' Khadr deal criticism, and look ahead to the conservative merger vote happening in Alberta.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard discuss the major highlights of the premiers' conference in Edmonton. Plus: Stanford professor Kathryn Stoner on Trump's previously undisclosed second meeting with Putin.

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Power Pod: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Ian, Tim and Lindsay dive into Premier Couillard's pitch to the premiers to reopen the Constitution, and discuss Lisa Raitt's new job as the CPC's deputy leader.

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Power Pod: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Chad, Kathleen, Yolande and Eric dive into Premier Pallister's push to pause pot legislation, and discuss Finance Minister Bill Morneau's crackdown on tax cheats.

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Finance Minister Bill Morneau tells Terry about his plan to close tax loopholes for wealthy Canadians. Plus: former U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman discusses next steps on NAFTA, and B.C.'s new premier is sworn in.

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POWER and POLITICS: Monday, July 17, 2017

Three Indigenous leaders - Natan Obed, Perry Bellegarde and Clement Chartier on why they are boycotting the premiers meeting in Edmonton. Laura Dawson, Director of the Wilson Center's Canada Institute, weighs in on U.S. NAFTA negotiation objectives.

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Power Pod: Monday, July 17, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Kathleen Monk, Supriya Dwivedi and Rachel Curran react to the Trump administration's NAFTA objectives released today, and look ahead to the premiers' gathering in Edmonton.

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Power Pod: Friday, July 14, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Paul, Aaron and Kelly break down Trudeau's message to the U.S. governors, muse on American priorities for NAFTA, and Khadr's lawyer's statements on reaction to the settlement.

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, July 14, 2017

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu and Quebec's Min. of International Relations both discuss Canada's pitch to U.S. state governors. Plus, Omar Khadr's lawyer on why he thinks the news of the deal was 'orchestrated' in a leak to embarrass the Trudeau gov't.

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POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, July 13, 2017

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne on why she's attending the National Governors Association summer meeting. Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan discusses Governor General-designate Julie Payette. Eric Grenier digs into NDP leadership race endorsements.

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Power Pod: Thursday, July 13, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel: Stockwell Day, Susan Smith and Robin MacLachlan discuss the naming of Julie Payette as Canada's next Governor General, and the PM's comments on the Omar Khadr settlement.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Former Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks digs into the legal ramifications of Donald Trump Jr's email chain with the Russians, and former PBO Kevin Page weighs in on how the interest rate hike will impact the government's political fortunes.

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Power Pod: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Tim, Supriya and Ian discuss the next governor general, and the political consequences of the new interest rate increase for the feds.

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Is the MMIWG inquiry off-track? Chief Commissioner Marion Buller and Minister of Indigenous Affairs Carolyn Bennett react to the sudden resignation of one of the commissioners. Plus: former U.S. fed. prosecutor John Flannery on Donald Trump Jr.'s emails.

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Power Pod: Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Tina, Yolande, Chad and Rob weigh in on the latest MMIWG resignation, and Donald Trump Jr is now the latest figure in the Trump-Russia saga.

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Power Pod: Monday, July 10, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Rachel, Tim and Brad discuss B.C.'s wildfires, and the fallout from the Omar Khadr settlement.

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POWER and POLITICS: Monday, July 10, 2017

B.C. minister Todd Stone on the wildfires in his province. 100 Mile House Mayor Mitch Campsall on the evacuation of his town. Retired Sgt. Layne Morris, who was injured in the 2002 firefight involving Omar Khadr discusses Khadr's $10.5M settlement.

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, July 7, 2017

Steven MacKinnon, Erin O'Toole and Alistair MacGregor debate the government's compensation package for Omar Khadr. David Gordon, former Director of Policy Planning for the State Department weighs in on the Trump-Putin G20 meeting.

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Power Pod: Friday, July 7, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel - Kelly Cryderman, Paul Wells, Marie Vastel and Aaron Wherry dig into the government's settlement package for Omar Khadr and gauge political reaction, potential fallout.

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POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, July 6, 2017

Power & Politics and Indigenous lawyer Katherine Hensel responds to yesterday's interview with Gavin McInnes. Former Prime Minister Paul Martin discusses the G20 Summit.

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Power Pod: Thursday, July 6, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel: Susan Smith, Stockwell Day and Robin MacLachlin discuss the G20 summit, Peter Julian withdrawing from the NDP leadership race and the latest news on the Canada Infrastructure Bank.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Proud Boys co-founder Gavin McInnes defends the group and the Canada Day controversy. Right-wing extremist expert Barbara Perry discusses the views the Proud Boys support. North Korea WMD expert Andrea Berger on the latest missile test, rising tensions.

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Power Pod: Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel: Yolande James, Ian Capstick and Tim Powers discuss Trudeau's visit with Queen Elizabeth, the upcoming appointment of a new Governor General and the CPC's new libertarian wing.

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Compensation for Khadr? Audrey Macklin, Erin O'Toole and the Power Panel all react to news of a reported compensation deal for the former Guantanamo Bay detainee. Plus: Irish journalist Gavan Reilly on Trudeau's 'bromance' with the new Irish PM.

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Power Pod: Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Kathleen, Rachel and Susan react to reports of possible government compensation for Omar Khadr, and weigh in on Trudeau's G20 goals.

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, June 30, 2017

B.C. Premier-designate John Horgan discusses his plans moving forwards. Conservative Senator David Wells on why he opposes the gender-neutral anthem bill. Canada 150 & Me youth participants discuss what Canada means to them.

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Power Pod: Friday, June 30, 2017

Get your political quick with the Power Panel: Kelly Cryderman, Marie Vastel, Paul Wells and Aaron Wherry discuss Premier Clark’s resignation, Premier-designate Horgan’s challenges moving forwards, and the PM’s visit to the teepee on Parliament Hill.

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POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, June 29

Judgement Day for B.C.'s Liberals. Constitutional law expert Eric Adams digs into this historic question of confidence. Plus: Ottawa extends the anti-ISIS mission in Iraq by two more years. What does this say about the state of the battle?

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Power Pod: Thursday, June 29, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Jason, Susan, Chad and Robin talk B.C.'s vote of confidence and Ottawa's extension of the anti-ISIS mission in Iraq.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer looks ahead to his party's goals for the fall - and how he plans to defeat Trudeau's Liberals. Plus: the Supreme Court orders Google to remove a website from its global search results. Is it overreaching?

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Power Pod: Wed. June 28, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Supriya, Tim, Robin and Althia break down Andrew Scheer's interview with Rosie and B.C. political hijinks ahead of Thursday's confidence vote.

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Australia’s Attorney-General George Brandis discusses anti-terror efforts in the wake of the ‘Five-Eyes’ meeting in Ottawa. Former Minister of International Trade Sergio Marchi talks softwood lumber and NAFTA renegotiations.

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Power Pod: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel: Yolande James, Martin Patriquin, Rick Anderson and Kathleen Monk discuss the PM blaming opposition parties for the failure on electoral reform, and the latest round of softwood lumber duties.

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POWER and POLITICS: Monday, June 26, 2017

B.C. NDP House Leader Mike Farnworth discusses his party's no-confidence motion. Canada West Foundation's Naomi Christensen digs into new U.S. anti-dumping duties. CBC's Lyndsay Duncombe with the latest on Trump's travel ban.

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Power Pod: Monday, June 26, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel: Rachel Curran, Brad Lavigne, Tim Murphy and Josh Wingrove discuss the B.C. NDP’s no-confidence motion, the China-Canada corporate hacking accord and the new U.S. duties on Canadian softwood lumber.

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, June 23, 2017

B.C. Greens leader Andrew Weaver says his party will not support the B.C. Liberals. Former Colorado Pot Czar Andrew Freedman says he's impressed with Canada's new pot guidelines. Imam Hassan Guillet reacts to Premier Couillard's controversial remarks.

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Power Pod: Friday, June 23, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel: Kelly Cryderman, Jason Markusoff, Aaron Wherry and Paul Wells discuss new guidelines for pot use, Premier Couillard's controversial remarks and Tom Mulcair's letter to the PM over Canada's role in Iraq.

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POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Gov't House Leader Bardish Chagger, Senators Peter Harder and Denise Batters weigh in on the Senate's role in passing the budget bill. New York Times' Chief White House Correspondent Peter Baker on what it's like to cover the Trump presidency.

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Power Pod: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel: Sandra Pupatello, Rachel Curran, Robin MacLachlan and Chris Hall discuss the Senate's role in passing the budget bill, the B.C. Liberals' throne speech, and PM Trudeau's remarks on President Trump.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

AFN National Chief, Pres. of the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami & Pres. of the Metis National Council reflect on National Aboriginal Day. Senator Jim Munson on rising tensions b/w MPs and Senators. Renowned historian Margaret MacMillan on the Queen's Speech.

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Power Pod: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Gabriela Gonzalez, Tim Powers, Ian Capstick & Althia Raj discuss the Senate's treatment of the budget bill, USTR Lighthizer's comments on NAFTA renegotiations and National Aboriginal Day.

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale on the government's new national security bill, and opposition MPs and analysts react to the security overhaul. Plus: UNHCR Canada's representative on World Refugee Day, and Latvia's former Chief of Defence.

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Power Pod: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Kathleen, Marty, Rachel and Yolande on the new anti-terror law overhaul, the Senate's amendment of the budget bill, and the upcoming by-election in Quebec as long-time Conservative MP Denis Lebel retires.

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Power Pod: Monday, June 19, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Rick, Brad, Tim and Josh debate marijuana taxation, B.C. politics and the Governor-General's comments on Indigenous 'immigrants.'

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POWER and POLITICS: Monday, June 19, 2017

Finance Ministers for Ontario and Manitoba discuss taxing pot, legalization timeline. Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale on changes to solitary confinement. B.C. Gov't House Leader Mike de Jong discusses the state of play in B.C. politics.

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, June 16, 2017

Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould on whether Canada's elections are at risk of cyber attack. Plus: Kentucky's governor shares insight into Trump's renegotiations of NAFTA, and a trans rights activist reacts to the Senate passing bill C-16.

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Power Pod: Friday, June 16, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Kelly, Marty, Jennifer and Kady discuss the Supreme Court's ruling on court delays, an independent Senate flexing its muscles, and the Liberal legislation record.

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POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, June 15, 2017

MPs debate the proposed broadband tax. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna on the Low Carbon Economy Fund. University of North Carolina Law Professor Michael Gerhardt discusses obstruction of justice and the potential case against President Trump.

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Power Pod: Thursday, June 15, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Stockwell Day, Susan Smith, Robin MacLachlan and Chris Hall discuss the proposed broadband internet tax, Trump's pick for U.S. Ambassador to Canada and the budget implementation bill.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Democratic Rep. Peter Welch on today’s shooting at a GOP baseball practice. Senators Runciman and Baker discuss their legal committee’s report and recommendations on court delays. MPs debate the potential sale of a Canadian high-tech firm.

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Power Pod: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Supriya Dwivedi, Tim Powers, Ian Capstick and Althia Raj discuss a Senate committee’s report on court delays, latest developments in B.C. politics, threats to CETA implementation and House shenanigans

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Former Obama White House Counsel Robert Bauer shares his main takeaways from Jeff Sessions' testimony. Plus: hate crimes against Canadian Muslims are on the rise, and industry voices try to stop an alcohol excise tax.

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Power Pod: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Yolande, Rick, Kathleen and Marie go over the takeaways from Jeff Sessions' testimony, the Opposition's grilling of the government over the Norsat deal, and the rise in hate crimes in Canada.

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POWER and POLITICS: Monday, June 12, 2017

Minister of Families and Children Jean-Yves Duclos discusses the government's new child-care plan.Plus: Beverley McLachlin retires from the Supreme Court, Toronto proposes new Airbnb rules, and Canadian troops land in Latvia.

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Power Pod: Monday, June 12, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Sandra, Chad, Brad and Josh discuss the McLachlin legacy as the Chief Justice announces her retirement. Plus: the feds' new national child-care plan.

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, June 9, 2017

Theresa May's election gamble backfires - what's next for the UK and Brexit? Plus: Todd Zwillich on a defiant President Trump in the wake of Comey's testimony, and a PEI senator makes the case for Charlottetown as the birthplace of Confederation.

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Power Pod: Friday, June 9, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Kelly, Marty, Paul and Aaron break down what went wrong for UK PM Theresa May, then weigh in on Trump's confusing Comey comments, and what's next in the wacky world of B.C. politics.

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POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, June 8, 2017

2016 independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin and former Watergate counsel Philip Lacovara weigh in on James Comey's high-stakes testimony. Plus: John Horgan on B.C. precarious political climate, and the latest exit polls as the U.K. votes.

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Power Pod: Thursday, June 8, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Rick, Susan, Brad and Chris discuss Comey's testimony, B.C.'s shaky politics, and the unfolding election results in the U.K.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan unveils Canada's new defence policy, then opposition defence critics and NATO's Deputy Secretary General react and defence expert Dave Perry breaks it all down. Plus: 'indigenizing' the Senate.

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Power Pod: Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Yolande, Tim, Althia and Rob break down the politics behind Canada's new defence policy, Madeleine Meilleur's withdrawal from the languages commissioner job, and Comey's testimony.

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Ballot backlash - was there a discrepancy in the final count of the Conservative leadership ballot? Plus: Obama takes the stage in Montreal, and the government cleans up so-called 'zombie laws.'

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POWER and POLITICS: Monday, June 5, 2017

London attack aftermath - Rukmini Callimachi on the Islamic State's 'diversifying' tactics, and Public Safety parliamentary secretary Mark Holland on the government's steps to protect Canadians. Plus: Arab nations cut diplomatic ties with Qatar.

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Power Pod: Monday, June 5, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Tim, Rachel, Robin and Marie break down Andrew Scheer's first QP face-off against the PM, Conservative Party voting issues, and debate whether or not Trudeau forgot about Kim Campbell.

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, June 2, 2017

Jonathan Pershing, former U.S. Special Envoy on Climate Change, on Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. from the Paris accord. MMIWG Chief Commissioner Marion Buller discusses the first week of hearings. Amy Chang on her parent's detainment in China.

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Power Pod: Friday, June 2, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Kelly Cryderman, Althia Raj, Aaron Wherry and Paul Wells discuss fallout from U.S. Paris accord withdrawal, Madeleine Meilleur’s appointment as Official Languages Commissioner, and more.

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POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, June 1, 2017

Key U.S. negotiator on the Paris Accord Brian Deese and Minister of Environment Catherine McKenna react U.S. leaving the Paris Accord. Minister of Natural Resources Jim Carr discusses the government’s softwood lumber financial aid package.

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Power Pod: Thursday, June 1, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the power panel. Stockwell Day, Susan Smith, Robin MacLachlan and Chris Hall dig into to Trump pulling the U.S. from the Paris Accord and Quebec’s desire to reopen constitutional talks.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Alberta’s Energy Minister on the future of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Re-elected Premier Stephen McNeil on his party winning a slim majority in Nova Scotia. Russian opposition activist Vladimir Kara-Murza on his documentary on Boris Nemtsov.

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Power Pod: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Power Panel political quick fix - Surpriya Dwivedi, Tim Powers, Ian Capstick and Jason Markusoff discuss the government’s fundraising legislation, the future of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project and Trump’s viral ‘covfefe’ tweet.

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

CBC’s Chris Hall, Carleton University’s Philippe Lagassé and the Power Panel analyze the agreement between the B.C. Greens and the B.C. NDP. Ontario Conservative MP Michael Chong discusses new Conservative leader Andrew Scheer.

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Power Pod: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Yolande James, Martin Patriquin, Kathleen Monk and Rachel Curran dig into what the deal between the B.C. Greens and B.C. NDP might mean for Premier Christy Clark and the Trans Mountain Expansion Project.

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POWER and POLITICS: Monday, May 29, 2017

Eric Grenier and the Power Panel react to breaking news that the B.C. Greens and NDP have decided to work together in the legislature. Brad Trost discusses the new Conservative leader. AND more on the PM's request for reconciliation at the Vatican.

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Power Pod: Monday, May 29, 2017

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Brad Lavigne, Tim Murphy, Rick Anderson and Althia Raj discuss the B.C. Greens and NDP deciding to work together in the legislature AND the panel digs into Andrew Scheer's Conservative leadership victory.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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