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The House

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Dee & Moore

In 1964, the remains of Charles Moore and Henry Dee were found in the Mississippi River. But no one was convicted.

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From Crayola to Velveeta: How old school products survive

Many brands can’t keep up with the digital age, but others have found a way to succeed – some doing even better business today.

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Midweek podcast: North Korea meeting missed the mark, says former diplomat

On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall talks to retired Canadian diplomat James Trottier about why he thinks excluding key players like China and Russia limited the effectiveness of this week's North Korea meeting in Vancouver. We also talk to the CBC's Don Pittis about the Bank of Canada's decision to raise its key lending rate by a quarter percentage point to 1.25 per cent.

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NAFTA uncertainty overshadows Liberal priorities

This week on The House, Justin Trudeau and his cabinet returned to work this week amid growing uncertainty surrounding the future of NAFTA. We ask International Trade Minister François-Philippe Champagne about Canada's strategy.

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New Year for new leaders: what do Scheer and Singh need to do in 2018?

This week on The House, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer and NDP leader Jagmeet Singh discuss what they need to do to establish themselves as the main alternative to Justin Trudeau ahead of the next federal election.

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The 2017 House political Quiz!

This week on The House, La Presse's Joël-Denis Bellavance, the Toronto Star's Tonda McCharles and the Globe and Mail's Laura Stone face off in our annual holiday political quiz!

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The PM breaks ethics laws and the state of NAFTA talks as 2017 draws to a close

This week on The House, cabinet minister Marc Garneau discusses the ethics commissioner's ruling against Justin Trudeau, as well as the state of the ongoing NAFTA negotiations.

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Midweek podcast: Political books

Bob Plamondon talks about his book "Shawinigan Fox: How Jean Chretien Defied the Elites and Re-Shaped Canada," and Rob Walsh discusses "On the House: an Inside Look at the House of Commons."

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Is Ottawa heading for another military procurement disaster?

Ottawa's military procurement history is littered with delays, extra costs, and broken promises. With the Liberal government planning to purchase used F-18 fighter jets from Australia, is the federal government heading for another procurement disaster?

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Midweek podcast: Income sprinkling and 2017's biggest political stories

Josh Wingrove of Bloomberg News and Mia Rabson of the Canadian Press joins Chris Hall on The House midweek podcast.

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Can Ottawa and the provinces agree on how to tax pot?

This week on The House, guest-host David Cochrane talks to federal finance minister Bill Morneau and his B.C. counterpart Carole James about how Ottawa and the provinces plan to agree on how to tax marijuana, and how to split those revenues.

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Midweek podcast: Making sense of the drama in China

Chris Hall joins us from China to break down Justin Trudeau's trip there, and whether a deal on free trade talks is still possible. Then, CBC senior reporter Murray Brewster brings us the latest in Canada's attempts to purchase fighter jets.

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Deal or no deal? Justin Trudeau heads to China with free trade decision up in the air

This week on The House, International Trade Minister François-Philippe Champagne explains why the federal government is still debating whether Canada will formally enter free trade negotiations with China on the eve of Justin Trudeau's official visit.

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Midweek podcast: PM nominates next Supreme Court Justice

Chris Hall discusses the nomination of Sheilah Martin to the Supreme Court with Kathleen Mahoney from the University of Calgary.

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Can a new strategy put a dent in Canada's housing problems?

This week on The House, will the Liberals' National Housing Strategy really make a difference? We talk to cabinet minister, and the former head of a homeless shelter, Patty Hajdu.

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Midweek podcast: Rachel Notley on pipelines, and the AG shares his frustrations

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley joins us to discuss her outreach effort to get more buy-in for pipeline expansions. Then, Auditor General Michael Ferguson explains why he's frustrated that one of his key messages to the government keeps getting ignored.

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House extra: Canada's top general pushes back against critics of peacekeeping plan

The House brings you a special podcast from the Halifax International Security Forum featuring conversations with Canada's Chief of the Defence Staff, Gen. Jonathan Vance, and the Chairman of of the Military Committee of NATO, Petr Pavel.

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NATO and Canada adapting to new and evolving threats

This week, The House is at the Halifax Security Forum to talk to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Canada's Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, and the U.S. representative to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison, about the most pressing security concerns facing t

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Midweek podcast: Peacekeeping announcement and UN climate conference

Chris Hall looks at the Liberal government's new peacekeeping plan with NDP foreign affairs critic Hélène Laverdière and her Conservative counterpart Erin O'Toole. We also connect with Green Party leader Elizabeth May from the UN climate conference.

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TPP partners agree on "core elements" of a trade deal, so what's next?

This week on The House, after a confusing day of negotiations at the APEC summit in Vietnam, 11 TPP countries reached an agreement on "core elements" of the trade pact. We talk about what that means with former Quebec Premier Jean Charest.

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Midweek podcast: security and intelligence committee finally gets to work

On The House midweek podcast, the committee of parliamentarians tasked with overseeing Canada's security and intelligence agencies is finally ready to begin its work. We sit down with the chair of the committee, David McGuinty.

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'Room for better legislation' to deal with sexual harassment

This week on The House, on the heels of troubling findings on workplace harassment in Canada, Employment Minister Patty Hajdu says there's "room for better legislation" even if she expects resistance as the government takes steps to tackle the issue.

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Midweek podcast: Liberals unveil new immigration plan

Chris Hall and the CBC's Kathleen Harris discuss Ottawa's 2018 immigration plan. We also talk to Lorne Dawson, the Director of the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society, about this week's attack in New York.

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Preview of Canada's immigration plan

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen tells The House that the federal government will aim to welcome at least 300,000 immigrants next year.

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Why the Governor of the Bank of Canada worries about your debt

This week on The House, Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz joins us for an exclusive broadcast interview. We also talk to Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen about the country's growing immigrant population, and look at what Ottawa is willing to do whe

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Midweek podcast: the politics of Bill Morneau's fall fiscal update

On The House midweek podcast, the CBC's Rob Russo, David Cochrane and Karina Roman join Chris Hall to put finance minister Bill Morneau's fall fiscal update under the microscope.

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A Finance Minister under siege: what's next for Bill Morneau?

This week on The House, after a week long retreat on controversial tax changes proposals, and intense focus on the way he's managed his own wealth, Finance Minister Bill Morneau joins us to talk about how he plans the weather the political and ethical sto

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Midweek podcast: Will tax cuts help embattled Finance Minister?

Chris Hall looks at the reasoning behind the Liberals' decision to lower the small business tax rate with the head of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, Dan Kelly.

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Are we heading for a post-NAFTA world?

This week on The House, U.S. Congressman Brian Higgins warns Donald Trump that NAFTA won't go down without a fight in Congress. Then, Canada's International Trade Minister François-Philippe Champagne explains why he even if he doesn't believe NAFTA talks

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Midweek podcast: Trudeau and Trump meet as NAFTA talks resume

Chris Hall connects with CBC reporter Evan Dyer in Washington, D.C., where Justin Trudeau met with Donald Trump on Wednesday. We also talk to Tim Miller, a partner with Definers and a former communications director for Jeb Bush, about U.S. politics.

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The complex politics of taxes and pipelines

Canada's Natural Resources Minister, Jim Carr, addresses the concerns raised by TransCanada's decision to abandon the Energy East project. Then, Bill Morneau explains how he will try to fix some aspects of his controversial tax proposals.

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Midweek podcast: First Ministers meet, and the aftermath of Edmonton

Chris Hall sits down with Nova Scotia's Stephen McNeil following the first ministers meeting in Ottawa. We also talk to Phil Gurski, the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting, about the after of the weekend's attacks in Edmonton.

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Special podcast: Jagmeet Singh becomes the leader of the NDP

The House’s Chris Hall and the Pollcast’s Eric Grenier are joined by NDP insider Kathleen Monk and CBC Ottawa bureau chief to discuss how Jagmeet Singh managed to get enough votes on the first ballot to become the leader of the federal NDP.

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The politics of Netflix

This week on The House, we sit down with Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly to talk about the Liberal government's vision for Canadian content and cultural industries in the digital world, and why it includes a big dose of Netflix.

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Boeing vs. Ottawa, World Bank CEO on Canada's global role

On The House midweek podcast, Dan Ikenson from the non-partisan Cato Institute's Centre for Trade Policy Studies in Washington explains the trade dispute initiated by Boeing.

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Inside Canada's efforts to inject climate change into NAFTA 2.0

This week on The House, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna joins us ahead of the third round of NAFTA talks to discuss her efforts to include climate change language in the new deal.

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Midweek Podcast: Trade take aplenty

On The House midweek podcast, we talk NAFTA, CETA, and all things related to trade with Meredith Lilly, former international trade advisor to Stephen Harper, and Scott Sinclair from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

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What will stop the deadly march of opioids and fentanyl?

This week, as opioids and fentanyl continue their march across the country and claim more lives, The House looks at how the crisis has been tackled so far, and how one province that has yet to be hit - New Brunswick - could soon be affected.

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Liberal cabinet retreat in St. John's

On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall is in St. John's to cover and dissect what took place at the Liberal cabinet retreat.

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The era of legal marijuana taking shape

Ontario has a plan to handle the pot in 2018. The province is the first to outline how and where marijuana will be sold once it becomes legal. But will their approach work? Ottawa's point person on pot, Liberal MP Bill Blair, joins us.

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Midweek podcast: Round 2 of NAFTA talks and tax talk at the Liberal caucus retreat

Guest-host David Cochrane dissects the second round of NAFTA talks with CP's Alex Panetta. Then, we check in with the CBC's John Paul Tasker from the Liberal caucus retreat in Kelowna.

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What would Canada look like without the Indian Act?

Former prime minister Paul Martin and Naiomi Metallic, the chancellor's chair in Aboriginal law and policy at Dalhousie University, reflect on this week's signal from the Liberal government that they're willing to move the country beyond the Indian Act.

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Is the government taking care of Canada's first responders?

Results from Canada's first national survey looking at operational stress injuries among first responders such as police, paramedics, firefighters and 911 operators suggest they are much more likely to develop a mental disorder than the general population

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New Conservative leader Andrew Scheer gears up for the fall

This week on The House, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer joins us to talk taxes, John A. Macdonald, and border crossings. We also talk to Quebec's Immigration Minister Kathleen Weil about how the province is handling the recent spike in the number of asy

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Canada's yet-to-be-announced peacekeeping mission

Defence specialist Murray Brewster brings us up to speed on the federal government's peacekeeping plans.

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Canada's NAFTA motto: 'Get 'er done'

Foreign Affairs parl. secretary Andrew Leslie weighs in how Round 1 of NAFTA talks rolled out in Washington. Plus, the mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, on his approach to a Confederate monument, and India's High Commissioner on 70 years of independence.

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Midweek podcast: U.S. comes out swinging on 1st day of NAFTA talks

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer didn’t hold back on the first official day of NAFTA negotiations, saying the 23-year-old agreement has “fundamentally failed” many Americans and “needs major improvement." Dan Ujczo, and international trade lawy

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How should Canada handle North Korea?

What do President Donald Trump's threats of "fire and fury" against North Korea mean for Canada? Andrea Berger, senior research associate at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, walks us through the war of words. Plus: Dominic LeBlanc.

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Midweek pod: Climate pressure

Katharine Hayhoe is the Canadian scientist who helped write the U.S. climate change report sending shockwaves through that country. How does she think the Trump administration will respond? Plus: Senator Bob Runciman says goodbye to the Red Chamber.

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Pressure point at the Canada-U.S. border

Hundreds of people have been lining up in recent days to illegally cross into Canada. What is behind this latest surge in the number of asylum seekers hopping the border? We talk to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Ahmed Hussen.

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Is it too late to fix the MMIWG inquiry?

This week on The House, the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett, discusses the future of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls amid a storm of criticism.

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Duty to consult and NAFTA disputes

This week, we look at what the Supreme Court of Canada's ruling involving the duty to consult means for future energy projects. Then, we dive into NAFTA'S Chapter 19 with Maryscott Greenwood, CEO of the Canadian American Business Council.

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Gearing up for NAFTA talks

This week on The House, there's less than a month until NAFTA renegotiations begin and the pressure is on. We check in with Conservative leader Andrew Scheer, Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister and Politico's trade reporter, Megan Cassella.

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