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The House

Go behind the scenes in the world of Canadian politics with CBC reporters in the Parliamentary Bureau and across the country.

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The most interesting adman in the world

Albert Lasker had a hand in influencing professional baseball, Planned Parenthood, the North American breakfast and not one, but two presidential elections.

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The Self-Taught Philosopher

Naheed Mustafa tells the story of philosopher-physician Ibn Tufayl who wrote the first Arabic novel "Hayy ibn Yaqzan".

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Captain Underpants creator speaks

Captain Underpants creator Dav Pilkey talks to q guest host Ali Hassan about his struggles as a dyslexic kid with ADD

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Soundgarden producer remembers Chris Cornell

Music producer Michael Beinhorn recalls the darkness behind the grunge rock pioneer's immense talent.

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Rona Ambrose's goodbye

This week on The House, with just a week left before the Conservative Party picks a new leader, outgoing interim leader Rona Ambrose talks about her decision to leave politics, the state of the party, and where things go from here.

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Midweek podcast: Trouble with the force

On The House midweek, podcast, we look at a series of reports critical of the RCMP with CBC senior reporter Alison Crawford. Then, we talk to the author of one of those reports, Auditor General Michael Ferguson.

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Is the infrastructure bank a solution or a problem?

This week on The House, Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi explains how and why his government is going about creating a controversial $35 billion infrastructure bank.

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Midweek podcast: B.C.'s Minority Report

On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall looks at the national implications of British Columbia's stunning election results. As things currently stand, the province could be run by a minority government for the first time in decades.

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B.C.'s choice: The House goes to British Columbia

British Columbians are heading to the polls next week. Will the 16-year Liberal dynasty continue? Will the NDP manage to avoid a repeat of their 2013 election collapse? This week, The House is British Columbia to take the pulse of the campaign.

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Midweek podcast: British Columbia election primer

With less than a week to go before B.C.'s election, we get the lay of the land with Angus Reid Institute executive director Shachi Kurl and we dig into the NDP and Liberal split on piplelines with former NDP MLA turned trades head Tom Sigurdson.

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Trump's first trade punch and what it could mean for NAFTA renegotiations

This week on The House, what will be the impact of Donald Trump's decision to impose new duties on softwood lumber from Canada? What does Canada plan to do in response? Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr joins us.

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Midweek podcast: In the Oval Office with Trump and Kevin O'Leary drops out

On The House midweek podcast, the international president United Steelworkers union, Canadian Leo Gerard. Then, we look at the implications Kevin O'Leary's decision to drop out of the Conservative leadership race.

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Canada becomes Donald Trump's latest trade target

This week on The House, Donald Trump took straight aim at Canada, not once but twice this week. What does the U.S. president's switch to aggressive trade rhetoric mean for future trade negotiations?

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Midweek podcast: Donald Trump's dairy warning to Canada

On The House midweek podcast, what does Trump's new Buy American order leave Canada? Dan Ujczo, an international trade lawyer with Dickinson Wright, explains. Then we pose your questions about the effects of pot to the CMA.

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The Liberals' blueprint to legalize marijuana in Canada

This week on The House, Ottawa has tabled its highly-anticipated plan to legalize marijuana. But plenty of questions remain. We talk to federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and Manitoba Justice Minister Heather Stefanson.

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Midweek pod: Were Donald Trump's airstikes against Syria legal?

On The House midweek podcast, following a number of questions from our listeners about the legality of the U.S. intervention in Syria, we talk to John Bellinger, a former legal counsel to the US State Department and the National Security Council.

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Will Canada follow Donald Trump into Syria?

This week on The House, following U.S. airstrikes in Syria, what is Canada prepared to do to support Donald Trump? We ask Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland.

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Midweek podcast: Bill Morneau to the U.S. and asylum seekers follow

On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall talks to Finance Minister Bill Morneau about his latest visit to the United States, and his upcoming trip to the United Kingdom.

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Crossing the border: why are some many asylum seekers coming to Canada from the United States?

This week, The House is on the road to explore the reasons behind the recent increase in the number of asylum seekers leaving the United States and crossing the border into Canada.

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The House on the Canada-U.S. border

On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall previews Saturday's special show about the growing number of asylum seekers crossing the border.

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Chapter 2 of the Trudeau-Morneau fiscal plan: Budget 2017

This week on The House, Finance Minister Bill Morneau explains why his latest budget is only the second chapter of the Liberals' long-term approach to the economy. We also get reaction to the 2017 federal budget.

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Breaking down the 2017 federal budget

On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall puts Bill Morneau's second budget under the microscope with former Saskatchewan Finance Minister Janice MacKinnon, former Conservative cabinet minister James Moore and CBC columnist Neil Macdonald.

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Interview - Rona Ambrose

Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose tells us what she wants to see in next week's Liberal Budget.

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Interview - Tom Mulcair

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair discusses the upcoming federal budget, and on dealing with the Trump administration.

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Interview - Premier Brian Pallister

Manitoba Brian Pallister talks about the fight with Ottawa over a new health deal and hopes those negotiations won't taint the Liberals' willingness to help on other files.

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Interview - Jim Carr

Manitoba MP Jim Carr, the federal natural resources minister, responds to Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister's concerns over the ongoing health deal negotiations.

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In House panel - March 18

In House panellists John geddes and Mia Rabson discuss "widespread vote rigging" in the race to become leader of the Conservative Party, and look at Justin Trudeau's trip to New York City.

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Donald Trump looms over Budget 2017

In less than a week, the Liberal government will unveil their second budget since taking power. Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose and NDP Leader Tom Mulcair both discuss the uncertainty of Canada's new neighbour.

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First Ottawa visit by Trump cabinet member focuses on security, border

This week on The House, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly became the first member of Donald Trump's inner circle to come to Ottawa on Friday. What came out of the official visit? We ask Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale.

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Midweek podcast: Open or not? The Liberal party's nomination controversies

On The House midweek podcast, with two candidate nomination controversies on its hands, the Liberal party has been forced to defend the way candidates are chosen. Is the party really as open as the Prime Minister claims?

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Trump name-drops Canada: sign Ottawa's approach is working?

This week on The House, Canada's Transport Minister, and the chair of the cabinet committee on Canada-U.S. relations, Marc Garneau joins us following another visit to Washington.

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Canada's cameos during Trump's speech to Congress

On The House midweek podcast, we're joined by Tamara Keith, NPR White House Correspondent and co-host of the NPR Politics Podcast, to discuss Donald Trump's first address to Congress.

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Migrants and pre-clearance: spotlight on the Canada-U.S. border

This week on The House, with an increasing number of asylum seekers braving the cold and snow to illegally come to Canada, and with concerns about the expanded pre-clearance agreement with the U.S., we talk to Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale.

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Midweek podcast: Now let's look at taxes

We continue to put the spotlight on the upcoming federal budget by taking a look at what the Liberals might do on the tax front with former Saskatchewan finance minister Janice Mackinnon and Aaron Wudrick from the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.

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Spotlight on the budget: concerns about jobs, infrastructure and innovation

On a special edition of The House, Chris Hall travels through south western Ontario to find out what Canadians want to see in the upcoming federal budget.

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Midweek pod: The House road trip!

The House is on the road this week to hear what Canadians want to see in the upcoming federal budget.

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What to expect from the first Trudeau-Trump meeting

This week on The House, the chair of the cabinet committee on Canada-U.S. relations, Marc Garneau, gives us clues about how the upcoming meeting between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump will go.

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Midweek podcast: Dominic Barton's latest recommendations

On The House midweek podcast, the head of the federal government's Advisory Council on Economic Growth, Dominic Barton, talks about his latest recommendations.

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Shaping the Canadian approach to Donald Trump

This week on The House, Canada's Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Minister Ahmed Hussen joins us to talk about dealing with Donald Trump's administration. We also hear from Randy Hoback and Helene Laverdiere, the foreign affairs critics.

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Midweek podcast: Trump decision continues to create uncertainty

On The House midweek podcast, we talk to Babak Seradjeh and Hadeel Ibrahim about how they are experiencing the aftermath of Donald Trump's executive order cracking down on immigrants and refugees.

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Canada starting to feel the Trump effect

This week on The House, Donald Trump's agenda that could have a big impact on Canada's security and intelligence community. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale joins us to discuss.

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Midweek podcast: What comes after the Women's March?

On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall talks to people who took part in Saturday's Women's March about what comes next, and how they want the Canadian government to interact with U.S. president Donald Trump.

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In the land of Trump: the beginning of a new era in American politics

This week on The House, Chris Hall is in Washington, D.C., to witness the first few hours of the Trump administration. Chris sits down with Republican Congressman Kevin Cramer, Democrat Brian Higgins and Republican Senator John Hoeven.

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Midweek podcast: Waiting for President Trump

The House is in Washington, D.C., this week. To set the stage for Friday's inauguration, Chris Hall sits down with Laura Dawson, Paul Frazer and Scotty Greenwood.

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Is Canada ready for Donald Trump?

With Donald Trump just under a week away from becoming president of the United States, we gauge Canada's preparedness with former ambassador Derek Burney, former diplomat Paul Frazer, and the United Steelworkers international president Leo Gerard.

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Midweek podcast: new Trudeau cabinet ahead of Trump's inauguration

Chris Hall talks to Roland Paris, a former foreign affairs adviser to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, about Chrystia Freeland becoming foreign affairs minister.

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Kellie Leitch isn't backing down on 'Canadian values'

Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch fleshes out her plans on how screening immigrants and visitors for 'Canadian values' would work. Plus, David Mulroney on Trump, trade and China tweets, and Garry Kasparov on Putin and hacking allegations.

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2017: The dawn of Trump... and two new leaders

This week on The House, we look ahead to some of the key political storylines that will unfold in 2017 with International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland, interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose and NDP leader Tom Mulcair.

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Midweek podcast: Exporting Canada's private refugee sponsorship approach

Jennifer Bond of Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative and Gregory Maniatis, senior advisor to the Open Society Foundations and the United Nations discuss the world's interest in Canada's approach to private refugee sponsorship.

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The 2016 House political quiz!

This week on The House, our annual holiday tradition continues with our year-end political quiz! Joel-Denis Bellavance from La Presse, Rosemary Barton from CBC and Tonda McCharles from the Toronto Star put their political knowledge to the test!

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Midweek podcast: no health deal, so now what?

On The House midweek podcast, Manitoba Finance Minister Cameron Friesen talks about the next steps in the negotiation with Ottawa over health care funding.

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Liberals deliver ultimatum to provinces on health deal

This week on The House, is the federal government close to reaching a deal over health dollars with the provinces? We'll ask federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau, Health Minister Jane Philpott and Saskatchewan Finance Minister Kevin Doherty.

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Mid-week podcast: will the health ministers come to Ottawa?

Chris Hall talks to B.C.'s health minister Terry Lake about whether it's worth his counterparts' time to come to Ottawa next week to discuss federal health funding. Then, we look into what a national price on carbon will mean for you.

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The fine print of Canada's new climate change deal

What did Justin Trudeau and the country's premiers manage to agree on when it comes to fighting climate change? We talk to federal Environment Catherine McKenna as well premiers Christy Clark, Kathleen Wynne, Brian Pallister and Stephen McNeil.

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What's next for electoral reform?

On The House mid-week podcast, Conservative Scott Reid, NDP MP Nathan Cullen and Mark Holland, the parliamentary secretary to the minister of democratic institutions, discuss the controversy surrounding "mydemocracy.ca" and the future of electoral reform.

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Justin Trudeau's pipeline and electoral reform challenges

Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr, Alberta's Rachel Notley and Green Party leader Elizabeth May discuss the approval of the Trans Mountain project. Then, are the Liberals are setting the stage to break their promise to reform the electoral system?

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Midweek podcast: Justin Trudeau's energy test begins

On the midweek podcast, we look at the decision to approve Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline project with North Vancouver MP John Wilkinson and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May.

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Catherine McKenna on her green blueprint and dealing with Trump

This week on The House, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna joins us to talk about next month's first ministers meeting on climate change and how to work with incoming U.S. president Donald Trump.

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Midweek podcast: procurement expert blasts Ottawa's fighter jet plan

On the midweek podcast, Canada's fighter jets saga continues. Alan Williams, a former assistant deputy minister of materiel with the Department of National Defence, joins us to explain why the government's latest move is "absurd" and "unnecessary."

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