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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, April 18

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

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Power Pod: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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

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Power Pod: Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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

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POWER and POLITICS: Monday, April 16, 2018

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

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Power Pod: Monday, April 16, 2018

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

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, April 13, 2018

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

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Power Pod: Friday, April 13, 2018

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

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POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, April 12, 2018

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

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Power Pod: Thursday, April 12, 2018

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

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Power Pod: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

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

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

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

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

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

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Power Pod: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

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

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POWER and POLITICS: Monday, April 9, 2018

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

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Power Pod: Monday, April 9, 2018

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

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Power Pod: Friday, April 6, 2018

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

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, April 6, 2018

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

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Power Pod: Thursday, April 5, 2018

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

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POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, April 5, 2018

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

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Power Pod: Wednesday, April 4, 2018

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

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, April 4, 2018

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

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, April 3, 2018

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

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Power Pod: Tuesday, April 3, 2018

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

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Power Pod: Monday, April 2, 2018

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

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POWER and POLITICS: Monday, April 2, 2018

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

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Power Pod: Thursday, March 29, 2018

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

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POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, March 29, 2018

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

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POWER and POLITICS - Wednesday, March 28, 2018

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

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Power Pod: Wednesday, March 28, 2018

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

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POWER and POLITICS - Tuesday, March 27, 2018

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

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Power Pod: Tuesday, March 27, 2018

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

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POWER and POLITICS - Monday, March 26, 2018

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, the UK High Commissioner, and former foreign affairs minister John Baird all discuss the expulsion of Russian diplomats from Canada. Plus: as B.C. explores new ways to block the Trans Mountain pipeline, Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley are here.

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Power Pod: Monday, March 26, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Pod. Rachel, Robin, Jen and Susan discuss calls in QP for a briefing with the National Security Adviser on the Atwal affair, government market debt, and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley's interview on pipeline progress (or lack thereof).

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Power Pod: Friday, March 23, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Kelly, Marie, Paul and Katie the NDP's punishment of a MP who voted rogue, the Alberta budget, and more.

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POWER and POLITICS - Friday, March 23, 2018

The showdown in the House is over, so what was the point? MPs debate their marathon voting session. Plus: Occupy Wall Street co-creator Micah White looks ahead to Saturday's March for Our Lives protest in Washington on gun reform, and ITK leader Natan Obed on the government's promise to eliminate tuberculosis in Inuit communities by 2030.

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Power Pod: Thursday, March 22, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Robin, Stockwell, Dan and Chris look ahead to the Senate vote on the pot bill, political parties and data mining, and the Conservatives' play to get the national security adviser Daniel Jean to appear before committee.

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POWER and POLITICS - Thursday, March 22, 2018

P&P has all the coverage on the Senate showdown over pot legalization. Plus: Intellectual trade lawyer Georgina Danzig on Canada's poor counterfeit crackdown (she brings samples!), Eric Grenier looks at whether rumours of Ontario Liberal political comebacks have been greatly exaggerated, and a Michigan congressman weighs in why anti-NAFTA sentiment is so strong in America.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Unifor National President Jerry Dias says the U.S. has dropped a contentious auto content demand in NAFTA negotiations. Former Canadian Ambassador to the U.S. Derek Burney weighs in on the news and how this affects optimism in NAFTA negotiations. MPs David Lametti, Peter Kent and Matthew Dube on protecting the online data and privacy of Canadians. Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos on a directive issued to Service Canada employees around the use gender-neutral terms. Privacy lawyer David Fraser weighs in on growing concerns over the protection of Canadians’ data in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica-Facebook controversy.

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Power Pod: Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Jen Gerson, Amanda Alvaro, Farouk Karim and Tim Powers discuss the U.S. dropping a contentious auto content demand in NAFTA negotiations, gender-neutral greetings at Service Canada and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne promising $2B more in funding for mental health.

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Liberal government has tabled new gun control legislation, but has the government struck the right balance? Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale discusses the government’s bill. Gun control analyst A.J. Somerset, and opposition MPs Candice Bergen and Matthew Dube weigh in. Then criminal defence lawyer Solomon Friedman and the Coalition for Gun Control’s Wendy Cukier debate the Bill. The Canadian Privacy Commissioner has launched an investigation into alleged Facebook data breach involving strategic data mining company Cambridge Analytica; Acting Democratic Institutions Scott Brison says he has told Facebook “we need answers.”

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Power Pod: Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Chad Rogers, Yolande James, Martin Patriquin and Kathleen Monk discuss the Liberal government’s new gun control legislation, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s plan to extend pharmacare coverage to include seniors 65 and older, and the pot revenue numbers anticipated by the Nova Scotia government.

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POWER and POLITICS - Monday, Mar. 19, 2018

Defence Min. Harjit Sajjan explains why the government is sending Canadian peacekeepers to the most dangerous UN mission, in Mali. Plus: Opposition MPs and retired Lieutenant-General Romeo Dallaire react.

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Power Pod: Monday, Mar. 19, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Marcella, Josh, Susan and Rachel discuss the new mission in Mali, pot consultation results, and Ontario election strategy.

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, March 16, 2018

British police have launched a murder investigation into the death of a staunch Putin critic; former Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay weighs in on what the West must do to address continued provocations by Russia. NYT Washington Correspondent Kenneth Vogel on Tillerson’s firing and who might be next. Canada West Foundation Carlo Dade on the possible threat Mexico’s imminent election poses to NAFTA’s survival.

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Power Pod: Friday, March 16, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Kelly Cryderman, Martin Patriquin, Mia Rabson, and Marie Vastel discuss the Ontario political scene ahead of the election in June, Jagmeet Singh’s week in the media spotlight, and Canada-U.S. steel trade.

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Power Pod: Thursday, March 15, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Jen Gerson, Stockwell Day, Supriya Dwivedi and Robin MacLachlan discuss Jagmeet Singh denouncing the glorification of the Air India bombing mastermind, U.S. President Donald Trump claiming he made up trade figures in meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley threatening to halt carbon tax hikes until the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion begins.

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POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, March 15, 2018

President Trump told a fundraising crowd that he made up trade figures in a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; trade analysts John Weekes and Daniel Ikenson discuss. Plus, journalists Alex Panetta and Daniel Dale weigh in on Trump’s relationship with falsehoods. And, in an interview with CBC’s David Cochrane, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh denounces the architect of the Air India bombing; "Better late than never," says former BC Premier Ujjal Dosanjh.

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Power Pod: Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Jason Markusoff, Amanda Alvaro, Ian Capstick and Tim Powers discuss NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh’s appearance at a Sikh separatist meeting in June 2015, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s move to expel 23 Russian diplomats as fallout intensifies over the Salisbury nerve agent attack, and Doug Ford’s suggestion that legalized cannabis sales should be privatized in Ontario.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The U.K. is expelling 23 Russian diplomats as fallout over a nerve agent attack on British soil intensifies; U.K. High Commissioner to Canada Susan le Jeune d'Allegeershecque discusses the move. Staunch Putin-critic Bill Browder weighs in on whether he thinks the expulsions are enough. Plus, Will Englund, an editor at the Washington Post, recounts his experience breaking the story of the existence of Novichok nerve agents in 1992. Jim McKenzie, a principal with the Office of the Auditor General of Canada, discusses the AG’s report issuing a stark warning for Nunavut over it’s preparedness for the impacts of climate change. Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi on the billion dollars in new federal infrastructure cash coming Ontario’s way.

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Power Pod:Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Chad Rogers, Martin Patriquin, Yolande James and Kathleen Monk discuss Tillerson’s dismissal as Secretary of State, Andrew Scheer’s open letter to Quebec voters, and the Belgian King and Queen’s royal tour of Canada.

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, March 13. 2018

Donald Trump turfed Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State by tweet this morning; Canadian Press Washington Correspondent Alex Panetta and Washington Post Global Opinions Editor Christian Caryl discuss. CIGI’s Fen Hampson and CGAI’s Colin Robertson on what Tillerson’s dismissal might mean for Canada. Plus, former foreign affairs minister Peter MacKay weighs in. Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath on the upcoming Ontario election. Joseph Galimberti, president of the Canadian Steel Producers Association, on the looming threat of U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum. Rear Admiral Jennifer Bennett, who heads the armed forces response team on sexual misconduct, discusses the critical flaws identified in how the military supports victims of harassment and abuse.

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POWER and POLITICS: Monday, March 12, 2018

After a highly controversial leadership convention, Doug Ford was elected leader of the Ontario PC; MPPs Yasir Naqvi, Toby Barrett, Peter Tabuns discuss the upcoming election. CBC Polls Analyst Eric Grenier breaks down Ford’s victory. Plus, conservative strategists Denise Siele and Kate Harrison weigh in on Ford’s leadership. Jean Simard, president of the Aluminum Association of Canada, on what Canada must do as U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum still loom large. Rideau Hall welcomed Belgian royalty with a German flag: Wim Dehandschutter, Belgian journalist with Nieuwsblad, says it’s a big mistake, but Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders downplays the fumble. MMIWG commissioners Marion Buller and Michele Audette on the hearings underway in Montreal. Finally, London Times columnist Edward Lucas on British PM Theresa May pointing the finger at Russia after a former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned with a military grade nerve agent.

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Power Pod: Monday, March 12, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Marcella Munro, Dan Moulton, Rachel Curran and Josh Wingrove weigh in on what Doug Ford’s Ontario PC leadership win will mean for the upcoming election campaign, Trudeau’s three day tour of steel and aluminum industry communities, and the Liberals’ promised gun legislation.

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Power Pod: Friday, March 9, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel: Jen Gerson, Jason Markusoff, Aaron Wherry and Marie Vastel on the Ontario PC leadership race, the naming of Brenda Lucki as the next RCMP commissioner, and the latest threat in the Alberta-B.C. Trans Mountain pipeline spat.

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, March 9, 2018

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale on the naming of Brenda Lucki as Canada’s first permanent female RCMP commissioner; a little later in the show Michael Kempa, associate professor of criminology at the University of Ottawa, weighs in. U.S. President Donald Trump has agreed to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, but the White House is putting an asterisk on the meeting; former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Christopher Hill, former U.S. Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Thomas Countryman, and former Canadian Ambassador to South Korea Marius Grinius discuss. CBC Polls Analyst Eric Grenier on who’s got the edge in the Ontario PC leadership race.

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Power Pod: Thursday, March 8, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Stockwell, Lise, Robin and Althia break down what Canada's next moves should be after Trump grants an exception on steel tariffs, analyze Jaspal Atwal's press conference, and look ahead to the Ontario PC leadership vote.

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POWER and POLITICS - Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018

Brief relief as the U.S. spares Canada from its steel and aluminum tariffs, but is it a win, or does it give Trump the upper hand in NAFTA talks? Laura Dawson, James Moore and Ontario's Economic Development Min. Steven Del Duca are here. Plus: the head of the Ontario PC Leadership Election Organizing Committee on complaints that the voting system is flawed, and Eric Grenier looks at how the polls are playing out just days before the vote.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Justice Parliamentary Secretary Bill Blair on the spike in gang violence in Canada; Plus a little later, Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau on the gang violence gripping Canada’s capital. Canadian Press Washington Correspondent Alexander Panetta and Inside U.S. Trade Associate Editor Jenny Leonard on whether Canada might receive an exemption from the President’s steel and aluminum tariffs; CIGI Senior Fellow Kevin Carmichael and CGAI Vice President Colin Robertson weigh in a little later in the show. CBC Polls Analyst Eric Grenier on how Trudeau’s botched India trip may have affected the Liberals in the polls. Ontario Sports Minister Daiene Vernile on the province passing Rowan’s Law, a concussion safety bill. Former Canadian Foreign Service Officer Gordon Houlden on the likelihood Chinese President Xi will rule for life as the country moves to abolish term limits.

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Power Pod: Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Jen Gerson, Amanda Alvaro, Ian Capstick and Tim Powers discuss the Liberals’ slip in the polls, a possible carve out for Canada in Trump’s upcoming steel and aluminum tariffs, and the Ontario Liberals' proposed deficit in their upcoming budget.

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Former U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman weighs in on Trump’s plan to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to the U.S.. Ontario P.C. Interim Leader Vic Fedeli on the state of the party as member’s vote for their next leader. Murray Brewster with details on how the plan to send Canadian peacekeepers to Colombia fizzled due to foot-dragging in Ottawa; Peggy Mason, president of the Rideau Institute and Canada's former Ambassador for Disarmament, weighs in. MMIWG Chief Commissioner Marion Buller on why the inquiry has formally requested a two year extension. Unifor National President Jerry Dias says Canada has a choice in how it responds to potential U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum: “continue to get bullied or push back.” Afghanistan's Minister of Mines and Petroleum Nargis Nehan on the state of conflict in Afghanistan.

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Power Pod: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Yolande James, Marty Patriquin, Chad Rogers and Kathleen Monk discuss the departure of Trump’s top economic adviser and what that might mean for the President’s plan to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum. The panel then takes on a twitter fight over identity politics and Conservative leader Andrew Scheer’s four day trip to the U.K. to tout free trade.

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Power Pod: Monday, Feb. 5, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Susan, Rachel, Brad and Alex discuss Trump's tariff threat and Jason Kenney's stance on safe injection sites.

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POWER and POLITICS - Monday, March 5, 2018

Tariff turmoil as Trump issues an ultimatum over NAFTA and steel, aluminum tariffs. How should Canada respond? Ontario's economic development minister Steven Del Duca is here. Plus: former U.S. ambassador to Canada James Blanchard and former chief NAFTA negotiator John Weekes weigh in, and The Atlantic's Rachel Donadio updates Terry on the Italian election outcome.

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, March 2, 2018

United Steelworkers international president Leo Gerard says he is going going to do everything he can to make sure Canada is exempt from Trump’s upcoming steel and aluminum tariffs. Canadian Press’ Alex Panetta and Scotiabank’s Brett House weighs in on the potential trade war. Art Enns, Vice President of Grain Growers of Canada, on how rail shipment delays are affecting Canadian farmers. Brookings’ Alina Polyakova weighs in on Putin’s claim that Russia now possesses “invincible” nuclear weapons that render U.S. defences useless. The Atlantic’s Rachel Donadio on what to expect in Italy’s election on Sunday.

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Power Pod: Friday, March 2, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Jason Markusoff, Paul Wells, Marie Vastel and Aaron Wherry discuss what the Prime Minister can if the U.S. slaps tariffs on steel and aluminum, Martine Ouellet’s future as leader of the Bloc Quebecois, Darshan Kang’s violation of House harassment rules, and the Liberal government’s week of poor crisis management.

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Power Pod: Thursday, March 1, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Robin, Stockwell, Supriya and Jen discuss Goodale's grilling over the Atwal affair, Trump's steel tariff vow, and highlights from the final Ontario PC leadership debate.

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POWER and POLITICS - Thursday, March 1, 2018

Hamilton's mayor reacts to President Trump's plan to slap tariffs on steel and aluminium imports next week. Plus: former CSIS director Ward Elcock on the role a top security official played in the Atwal affair, and Eric Grenier looks at whether the Bloc is on the brink.

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Power Pod: Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Lise Jolicoeur, Marty Patriquin, Tim Powers and Ian Capstick discuss the diplomatic fallout stemming from the PMO’s handling of the Atwal controversy, the government’s new commitment to national pharmacare and the state of the Bloc Quebecois party after 7 out of 10 MPs abandoned leader Martine Ouellet.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018

Saskatchewan Health Minister Jim Reiter and Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitao weigh in on the federal government’s latest economic plan. Munk School of Global Affairs’ Janice Stein and Centre for International Governance Innovation’s Fen Hampson weigh in on the Atwal affair and the growing diplomatic debacle between Canada and India.

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Power Pod Budget Special: Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Althia Raj, Susan Smith, Tim Powers and Kathleen Monk weigh in on the Liberal government’s latest economic road map, and on the PM saying he believes a senior government source who claimed rogue political elements in India may have been behind the invite of convicted attempted murderer Jaspal Atwal.

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POWER and POLITICS Budget Special: Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018

The Liberal government unveils its latest economic plan in budget 2018; Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, Finance Minister Bill Morneau and finance MPs weigh in. Economists Janice MacKinnon and Sahir Khan evaluate the third Liberal budget. Jane Stinson and Jacqueline Neapole from the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women offer their take on what is being dubbed a ‘gender budget.’ Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde weighs in on the $4.7 billion dollars in increased spending for First Nations.

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POWER and POLITICS - Monday, Feb. 26, 2018

Min. Sohi debriefs Canadians on the Prime Minister's turbulent India trip. Plus: MPs debate building a budget from a gender-based perspective, and the latest from Queen's Park as Patrick Brown removes himself from the Ontario PC leadership race.

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Power Pod - Monday, Feb. 26, 2018

Get your political quick fix from the Power Panel. Yolande, Brad, Rachel and Josh discuss Patrick Brown's second resignation, Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins' new job as he leaves provincial government for a big federal assignment, and Bloc drama in Ottawa.

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Power Pod: Friday, Feb. 23, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Jen, Kelly and Paul wrap up Trudeau's India visit and discuss Alberta's decision to make nice with B.C.

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POWER and POLITICS - Friday, Feb. 23, 2018

Former Policy Director to Minister of Foreign Affairs Shuv Majumdar assesses Trudeau's visit to India as the trip wraps up. Plus: Chief Sheila North on protecting Indigenous youth after the Tina Fontaine case, and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley on ending her B.C. wine boycott.

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Power Pod: Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Supriya, Stockwell, Robin and Aaron discuss whether Trudeau's India trip is salvageable at this point and the Tanya Granic Allen interview.

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POWER and POLITICS - Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018

Terry speaks with former B.C. premier and federal cabinet minister Ujjal Dosanjh on the invitation fiasco currently rocking Trudeau's India trip, and then MPs weigh in. Plus: Donald Trump's plan to arm teachers in schools with guns, and Ontario PC leadership candidate Tanya Granic Allen.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

The Ontario PC Party has given Patrick Brown the green light to run in the leadership race; Ont. PC strategist Mike Van Soelen weighs in. Igor Volsky, Deputy Director at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, on the prospects for U.S. gun reform. Deputy Chief Economist of Scotiabank Brett House on the release of the new CP-TPP agreement. Janis Sarts, Director at NATO Strategic Communications, on the growth of cyber threats to democratic processes. Josh Gordon, Professor at Simon Fraser University, on the B.C. government’s new measures to tackle the province’s housing crisis. Brantford Mayor Chris Friel on the flooding that has prompted evacuations and a state of emergency in the community. Jane Stinson, research associate with the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women, on policy crafted with gender-based analysis.

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Power Pod: Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Amanda Alvaro, Ian Capstick, Althia Raj and Tim Powers weigh in on the Ontario PC Party giving Patrick Brown the green light to run in the party’s leadership race, Caroline Mulroney’s big fundraising numbers, and President Trump’s “listening session” with school shooting survivors.

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018

Ontario PC candidate Karin Howard explains why she's supporting Patrick Brown as he runs for his old job as party leader. Plus: The New York Times' Washington correspondent Ken Vogel breaks down the expanding Russia probe, and lawyer Todd McCarthy explains why his client, a former jury member, is suing the Ontario and federal governments.

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Power Pod: Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Rick, Yolande, Marty and Kathleen discuss Ontario MPP Randy Hillier's complaint against Patrick Brown, and Trudeau's trip to India.

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, Feb. 16, 2018

CBC’s Meghan Fitzpatrick with breaking news: Patrick Brown has registered to run in the Ontario PC leadership race. Terry calls up Ontario PC leadership candidate Christine Elliott for her reaction. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 13 Russians over meddling in the 2016 U.S. election; CBC’s Ellen Mauro brings us up to speed and former U.S. federal prosecutor weighs in. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is heading to India; MPs and analysts weigh in. Ontario PC strategists weigh in on Patrick Brown’s move to replace himself as leader of the party. Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould on what steps Canada is taking to protect itself against election meddling. NDP House Leader Ruth Ellen Brosseau on the NDP convention.

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, Feb. 16, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Kelly Cryderman, Paul Wells, Marie Vastel, and Aaron Wherry discuss Patrick Brown registering to run in the Ontario PC leadership race and the NDP policy convention.

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Power Pod: Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Stockwell, Supriya, Chris, Eric and Robin discuss the new date for legal pot, the first debate of the Ontario PC leadership race, and Australia's sex ban between ministers and staffers.

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POWER and POLITICS - Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018

Ontario's PC leadership candidates square off in their first debate. We've got debate highlights and political analysis. Plus: the Senate's new deal means pot legalization won't come into effect until August. The government's pot point person Bill Blair is here, and Bob Rae gives an update on the Rohingya crisis after returning from Myanmar.

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Power Pod: Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Jen Gerson, Bruce Spence, Amanda Alvaro, Tim Powers and Ian Capstick weigh in on the Prime Minister promising a new legal framework for Indigenous people, Senator Peter Harder's effort to force a vote on Bill C-45 by March 1, and Patrick Brown’s allegations against CTV’s reporting.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018

Ontario PC Party leadership candidate Christine Elliott says Justin Trudeau “doesn’t call the shots in Ontario” and that her team is exploring all options to oppose the federal government’s carbon price plan. Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s promise to create a new legal framework for Indigenous people. Government Representative in the House Peter Harder discusses his willingness to use time allocation to force a vote on the legal cannabis bill.

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018

John Manley and Laura Dawson weigh in on the state of NAFTA negotiations. Bobby Cameron, Chief of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, on the latest meetings in Ottawa between government officials and Colten Boushie’s family. Calgary city councillor Druh Farrell on the city’s potential 2026 Olympics bid. MPs discuss the sobering update from Canada’s chief NAFTA negotiator. Jon Allen and Thomas Juneau on the escalation in tensions between Israel and Iran. Mohamed Fahmy on why he says Canada needs a law protecting citizens imprisoned abroad.

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Power Pod: Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Doug Cuthand, Rick Anderson, Daniel Moulten, and Kathleen Monk discuss Colten Boushie’s family’s meetings with the Prime Minister, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale. The Power Panel then weighs in on the Conservatives pressuring the government to resolve the pipeline spat between Alberta and B.C., and Trump’s latest remarks about NAFTA and Canada-U.S. trade.

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Power Pod: Monday, Feb. 12, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Brad Lavigne, Susan Smith, Hayden King and Rachel Curran discuss what happens next in the wake of the Stanley verdict and the latest developments in the Ontario PC party leadership race.

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POWER and POLITICS - Monday, Feb. 12, 2018

Colten Boushie’s cousin Jade Tootoosis and Chris Murphy, lawyer to the Boushie family, discuss their meetings with government officials and what they hope happens next. MPs discuss the appropriateness of the government’s reaction to the acquittal of Gerald Stanley. Manitoba Liberal MP Robert-Falcon Ouellette on why he says he wasn’t surprised by the verdict. Lawyers David Butt and Jonathan Rudin weigh in on the Stanley verdict and the issue of Indigenous representation on juries. Ontario PC strategists Mike Van Soelen, Angela Wright and Kate Harrison on the state of the party leadership race.

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Power Pod: Friday, Feb. 9, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Paul, Aaron, Kelly and Jason weigh in on the Doug Ford/Caroline Mulroney interviews, Jason Kenney's strategy to go "all the way" in the Alberta-B.C. feud, and Trudeau adviser Gerry Butts' latest Twitter battle.

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POWER and POLITICS - Friday, Feb. 9, 2018

Doug Ford and Caroline Mulroney discuss abandoning the party's platform on a carbon tax. Plus: Health Min. Ginette Petitpas Taylor on if a warning label on unhealthy foods will help Canadians eat better, and Alberta's United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney weighs in on his province's feud with B.C.

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POWER and POLITICS - Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna explains the government's biggest environmental overhaul in a generation. Will it make Canada's climate change goals possible? Environment MPs debate. Plus: B.C.'s new Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson weighs in on the B.C.-Alberta spat over the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, and Open Russia vice-chair Vladimir Kara-Murza looks ahead to Russia's presidential election next month.

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Power Pod: Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Stockwell, Robin, Susan and Jen discuss the government's scrapping of the National Energy Board, Ontario PC leadership candidate Caroline Mulroney's stance against the carbon tax, and whether the price of legalized pot can compete with the black market.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018

CBC’s Aaron Wherry with the latest on where Ottawa stands on the B.C.-Alberta dispute over Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. In a live press conference, B.C. Premier John Horgan says he disagrees with Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s assertion that B.C. is breaking the law in the escalating dispute over Trans Mountain. Premier Notley joins Terry Milewski to discuss the ongoing feud. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne on why her province is retaliating against the New York state over its ‘Buy American’ provisions. Finally, P&P takes Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s University of Chicago speech/Q&A live.

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Power Pod: Monday, Feb. 5, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Brad, Susan, Josh and Rachel discuss the PMO's bureau for handling sexual harassment complaints, the Conservatives' new candidate vetting process, and Caroline Mulroney's bid for Ontario's PC leadership.

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POWER and POLITICS - Monday, Feb. 5, 2018

Conservative Deputy Leader Lisa Raitt explains how their tighter vetting process will keep candidates with sexual harassment allegations out of the party. Plus: Saskatchewan's new Premier Scott Mo plans to continue his predecessor's fight against a carbon tax, and Cape Breton's mayor enters the Nova Scotia PC leadership race after someone threatened to expose him as gay.

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018

Fisheries Minister Dominic Leblanc on the government overhauling Harper-era reforms to the fisheries act. Ethics MPs Marco Mendicino, Peter Kent and Charlie Angus on the Conservative motion calling on the PM to repay the expenses of his vacation to the Aga Khan’s private island. The Atlantics’ McKay Coppins and the Toronto Star’s Daniel Dale on how Trump’s ‘treason’ remark is going over in Washington. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale on the hurdles facing the government’s legal cannabis legislation. Eric Grenier weighs in on who is most likely to win the Ontario PC leadership contest. Independent Senator Marilou McPhedran on why she is offering to cover initial legal costs for any staffers, past or present, who wants to bring forward a sexual harassment complaint. University of Michigan professor Genevieve Zubrzycki on the highly controversial legislation signed into law today by Poland’s president.

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Power Pod: Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Supriya Dwivedi, Martin Patriquin, Rick Anderson and Kathleen Monk discuss the Conservative opposition day motion calling on the PM to repay the costs of his vacation to the Aga Khan’s private island, the PM facing criticism over his comments to a veteran, and the potential delays facing the cannabis legalization legislation.

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, Feb. 2, 2018

Trump OK’d the release of a controversial Republican memo today that alleges abuse of surveillance powers by the FBI and Justice Department; 2016 Independent Presidential Candidate Evan McMullin and NYT Washington Correspondent Kenneth Vogel weigh in.Alberta Premier Rachel Notley discusses the province’s ongoing dispute with B.C. over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. N.L. Premier Dwight Ball on the province’s economic outlook. Ontario PC political strategists weigh in on who should lead the party following Patrick Brown’s resignation. Dave Addison, executive director of the Toronto City Mission, explains why he is refusing to sign the summer jobs grant attestation form. Cape Town journalist Graeme Raubenheimer updates us on his city's water crisis as Day Zero looms.

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, Feb. 2, 2018

Trump OK’d the release of a controversial Republican memo today that alleges abuse of surveillance powers by the FBI and Justice Department; 2016 Independent Presidential Candidate Evan McMullin and NYT Washington Correspondent Kenneth Vogel weigh in. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley discusses the province’s ongoing dispute with B.C. over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. N.L. Premier Dwight Ball on the province’s economic outlook. Ontario PC political strategists weigh in on who should lead the party following Patrick Brown’s resignation. Dave Addison, executive director of the Toronto City Mission, explains why he is refusing to sign the summer jobs grant attestation form. Cape Town journalist Graeme Raubenheimer updates us on his city's water crisis as Day Zero looms.

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Power Pod: Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Jen, Chad, Lindsay and Robin discuss the newest entrants to the Ontario PC leadership race, Christine Elliott and Caroline Mulroney; the Erin Weir investigation; and the fate and future of 24 Sussex.

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POWER and POLITICS - Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018

NDP launches an investigation into MP Erin Weir. Plus: two new candidates enter the PC leadership race. Who will lead the party out of its recent turmoil? And WADA Russian doping report co-author Richard McLaren weighs in on the overturn of the Olympic ban on 28 Russian athletes.

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Power Pod: Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Amanda Alvaro, Tim Powers, Ian Capstick and Althia Raj discuss Andrew Scheer ordering an investigation into Rick Dykstra’s 2015 candidacy, the growing rift between Alberta and B.C. over Trans Mountain, and the turmoil gripping the Ontario PCs.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018

CBC’s Margo McDiarmid with the latest on Conservative leader Andrew Scheer ordering into the handling of Rick Dykstra’s candidacy in the 2015 election. Ontario PC strategists weigh in on the turmoil gripping the party. Laura Dawson and Sarah Goldfeder on what Trump’s state of the union address could mean for Canada. Former Minister of National Defence Peter MacKay weighs in on the recent spate of deadly attacks in Afghanistan.

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Power Pod: Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Rick Anderson, Yolande James, Marty Patriquin, and Kathleen Monk discuss Vic Fedeli dropping his Ontario PC Party leadership bid, the PM’s handling of Kathleen harassment allegations against Kent Hehr, and the allegations of bullying against Green Party Leader Elizabeth May.

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018

Ontario PC interim leader Vic Fedeli on why he decided to drop his leadership bid. Politico’s Luiza Savage and the Boston Globe’s Astead Herndon weighs in on the secret memo hanging over Washington. Christophe Bondy, senior counsel to Canada during the CETA negotiations, discusses a leaked report detailing to potential economic impact of Brexit on the U.K.. MPs debate NAFTA’s Chapter 11. CBC’s Chris Hall with highlights from his sit down interview with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The Brooking Institute’s Alina Polyakova weighs in on the U.S. Treasury Department’s ‘Putin list.’

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POWER and POLITICS - Monday, Jan. 29, 2018

They're back! MPs return to Parliament after winter break. The three parties' House leaders join Chris Hall for a panel discussion on the work ahead. Plus: Former U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman on the end of NAFTA talks: round six, and remembering the Quebec City mosque shooting one year later.

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Power Pod: Monday, Jan. 29, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Jason, Brad, Rachel, Susan and Josh break down the cultural shift happening on the Hill with sexual harassment, the Ontario PC leadership race, and the latest wrap-up of NAFTA talks.

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Power Pod: Friday, Jan. 26, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Jen, Kelly, Althia and Marie discuss the latest developments with Ontario PC party leadership, the possible allocation of federal budget money for print media and the surprise ITC ruling on the Bombardier-Boeing dispute. Jack Caporal, journalist with Inside U.S. Trade, joins the panel for the Bombardier discussion.

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POWER and POLITICS: Friday, Jan. 26, 2018

Ontario PC candidate for the riding of Ajax Rod Phillips weighs in on the future of the Ontario PC party in the wake of Patrick Brown’s resignation. Former federal prosecutor John Flannery on reports that Trump tried to fire special counsel Robert Mueller in June. Canada's Consul General in San Francisco Rana Sarkar on the goals for Trudeau’s upcoming international trips. Manitoba Families Minister Scott Fielding and Serpent River First Nation Chief Elaine Johnston on the conclusion of the emergency meeting on Indigenous children in child and family services. Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson on his meetings about NAFTA with U.S. Mayors. Washington Post contributor Daniel Drezner weighs in on the state of U.S. foreign policy one year into Trump’s presidency.

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POWER and POLITICS - Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018

Conservative Deputy Leader Lisa Raitt and Ontario PC MPP Victor Fedeli weigh in on the allegations facing Patrick Brown and Kent Hehr. Plus: NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh on the NDP caucus retreat, and Jane Philpott on the emergency meeting on Indigenous children in child and family services.

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Power Pod: Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Stockwell Day, Rachel Gerson, Amanda Alvaro, and Robin MacLachlan discuss Patrick Brown's resignation as Ontario PC leader and Sports Minister Kent Hehr's resignation from the Liberal cabinet after sexual misconduct allegations were levelled against each man.

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Power Pod: Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Ian Capstick, Supriya Dwivedi, Tim Powers and Althia Raj discuss Kathleen Wynne’s comments on TPP and NAFTA, Kellie Leitch's announcement that she will not run for re-election in 2019 and on the government’s decision to end Canada Post community mailbox conversions but not restore door-to-door delivery to those communities who have already converted.

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POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018

The government moved today to end Canada Post community mailbox conversions but not restore door-to-door delivery to those communities who have already converted. Minister of Public Services and Procurement Carla Qualtrough discusses the decision and opposition MPs Peter Kent and Charlie Angus react. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne weighs in on the revived TPP deal and how it might affect NAFTA negotiations. Gordon Ritchie, deputy chief negotiator of the original Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement weighs in on the prospects of a successful conclusion to NAFTA negotiations. Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark and Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke discuss the workshop in Washington on countering violent extremism. Finally, Globe and Mail cartoonist Brian Gable on what it means to him to become one of the newest members of the Order of Canada.

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Power Pod: Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Rick Anderson, Yolande James, Martin Patriquin, and Kathleen Monk weigh in on Canada and 10 other nations agreeing to a revived TPP deal, the ongoing summer job grant “attestation” controversy, and the new provincial NDP leader in Quebec.

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POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018

Canada and 10 other nations agree to a revived version of the TPP. International Trade Minister Francois Philippe-Champagne discusses the deal. Flavio Volpe, President of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, on why he’s unhappy with the deal. Trade analysts Meredith Lilly and Mark Warner weigh in. Labour Minister Patty Hajdu discusses the ongoing summer job grant “attestation” controversy. Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott with an update on how her new portfolio is progressing. Cape Town city councillor Xanthea Limberg discusses the looming water crisis her city is facing.

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Power Pod: Monday, Jan. 22, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Josh, Brad, Rachel and Susan discuss Davos, the NEB hearings on TransMountain, and the Canada Summer Jobs attestation requirement.

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POWER and POLITICS - Monday, Jan. 22, 2018

Trudeau pitches Canada at the annual Davos forum. Will NAFTA uncertainty spook potential investors? Jean Charest is here. Plus: Canada's former ambassador of religious freedom Andrew Bennett shares why faith groups are concerned about violation of rights over the changes to the Canada Summer Jobs Program.

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Power Pod: Friday, Jan. 19, 2018

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Marie, Kelly, Aaron and Paul react to the Ontario gas plants trial guilty verdict, the Lac Megantic not guilty verdict, and more of this week's top stories.

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POWER and POLITICS - Friday, Jan. 19, 2018

Former Transport Minister (and current Conservative deputy leader) Lisa Raitt reacts to the Lac Megantic 'not guilty' ruling. Plus: Could the U.S. government shut down on the anniversary of Trump's inauguration? And South African journalist Graeme Raubenheimer tells us waht '50 litres of water a day per person' really looks like as Cape Town faces its most severe water crisis.

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