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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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'We have our dog back'

B.C. woman has decided to treat pet with medical marijuana.

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Richard Simmons' disappearance

This reporter was investigating Richard Simmons' disappearance long before it reached podcast fame.

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Female doctors need now apply

Michael Enright's essay explores the treatment of female MDs during medical emergencies on planes;

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House flipping tax?

Ontario's Finance Minister says he is considering a foreign buyer's tax, but that may not be the best approach.

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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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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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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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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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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 - Tom Mulcair

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

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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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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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Ahead of Trump presidency, NATO braces itself for possible Russian test

This week on The House, the election of Donald Trump continues to raise questions on a number of fronts, including security and defence. How will the arrival of the billionaire businessman in the White House affect NATO?

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Mid-week podcast: Justin Trudeau goes to Cuba

We hear from a former ambassador to Cuba about what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's trip to the communist island signals and where the relationship should go. Then, we get a U.S. perspective about the future of NAFTA from Ohio.

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The aftermath of America's choice: what Donald Trump means for Canada

We explore the consequences of Donald Trump's victory on the Canada-U.S. relationship with Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne and former Bank of Canada governor David Dodge.

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America chose Trump: a special The House/Pollcast analysis

The House and the Pollcast team up to bring you full analysis of the stunning U.S. election results. Chris Hall and Éric Grenier are joined two MPs who have just returned from the United States: Conservative Michelle Rempel and New Democrat Nathan Cullen.

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Spy agency broke the law, so who will be held accountable?

This week on The House, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale explains how he plans to respond to this week's scathing court ruling slamming Canada's spy agency.

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Mid-week podcast: PBO's take on the fall fiscal update

Chris Hall sits down with the assistant Parliamentary Budget Officer, Mustafa Askari, to discuss Finance Minister Bill Morneau's economic update.

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Special fiscal update podcast

On this special podcast, Chris Hall dissects finance minister Bill Morneau's fall economic update with CBC parliamentary bureau chief Rob Russo, CBC senior reporter David Cochrane and Power and Politics executive producer Amy Castle.

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CETA and its tough lessons for the European Union

This week on The House, Germany's Ambassador to Canada, Werner Wnendt, outlines what CETA's bumpy road to ratification means for the future of the relationship between Canada and the European Union.

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Mid-week podcast: Your thoughts on health care funding

We hear from House listeners on the health care funding battle between Ottawa and the provinces and we talk to the president of the Canadian Nurses Association, Barb Shellian.

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A new front in the federal-provincial health funding battle

This week on The House, will Ottawa and the provinces manage to bridge their differences over the future of health care in Canada? Federal health minister Jane Philpott, Quebec's Gaétan Barrette and former Saskatchewan premier Roy Romanow join us.

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A year after the Liberals' election victory

On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall sits down with CBC parliamentary reporters Catherine Cullen, Susan Lunn and Tom Parry to look back on the 2015 election, what's happened since, and the challenges ahead for the Liberal government.

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The Florida contest: Donald Trump's final hope

This week on The House, we travel to Florida to put the U.S. presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump under the microscope.

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Midweek podcast: Dominic Barton on Canada's growth

On The House midweek podcast, senior producer Nick Gamache talks to the chair of Canada's Advisory Council on Economic Growth, Dominic Barton, about his prescription for the economy.

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National price on carbon is coming

This week on The House, we examine the federal government's decision to impose a national price on carbon starting in 2018. Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna explains Ottawa's decision and its timing.

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Mid-week podcast: inside baseball

On The House midweek podcast, we bring together baseball fans from three different parties to talk about why politicos love the game so much. We also discuss whether Justin Trudeau's surprise carbon pricing announcement was a homerun or a foul ball.

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Pacific NorthWest LNG approved, now what?

The approval of the Pacific NorthWest LNG project is raising questions about how Ottawa plans to deal with GHG emissions and First Nations in the future. B.C. premier Christy Clark, Green Party leader Elizabeth May and the AFN's Perry Bellegarde join us.

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Mid-week podcast: Is it time to 'press the reset button' on health care?

On The House mid-week podcast, the new president of the Canadian Medical Association, Dr. Granger Avery, explains why the negotiations to reach a new health accord present a unique opportunity to "revise" the Canadian health care system.

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Ottawa's big test: energy politics

The new era of federal-provincial relations is about to be tested on two crucial fronts: climate change and health care. We talk to Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr, Alberta's Rachel Notley, Ontario's Kathleen Wynne and Nova Scotia's Stephen McNeil.

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