The Housewith Chris Hall


Midweek podcast: Quebec heads to the polls

Eric Grenier, the CBC's polls analyst, and Jonathan Montpetit, who covers Quebec politics for CBC, give us a rundown of the political landscape in Quebec ahead of the campaign kickoff.

The House: How irreparable are relations between Canada and the U.S.?

This week on The House, we talk to Vermont Governor Phil Scott about the upcoming meeting between his New England counterparts and eastern Canadian ministers. We'll also dissect the spat between Saudi Arabia and Canada, and chat with Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde about his priorities after being re-elected.

Respect key in U.S.-Canada relationship, governor says

A U.S. governor fears recent blows to the relationship between Canada and the U.S. could leave scars that will take a long time to heal.

Advice to Canada on Saudi Arabia: stand firm

Canada should stick to their position as the diplomatic dispute with Saudi Arabia picks up momentum, according to a Middle East expert who has advised the Pentagon.

AFN's bid for more economic inclusion could include pipelines

​When it comes to the future of the Trans Mountain pipeline, the Assembly of First Nations' national chief says it's time for the government to include Canada's Indigenous population as they push more natural resources to international markets.

Midweek podcast: Jagmeet Singh sets his sights on B.C. seat

After Jagmeet Singh announced his plan to run for a federal seat, The House host Chris Hall spoke to Shachi Kurl, executive director of the Angus Reid Institute, and Sanjay Jeram, a senior political science lecturer at Simon Fraser University, about the NDP's prospects heading into next year's election.

The House: Canadians aren't buying Ottawa's message on asylum seekers

This week on The House, we ask Border Security Minister Bill Blair about addressing the narrative around asylum seekers. We also catch up with Environment Minister Catherine McKenna about her government's softening of their carbon tax plan. Plus, we talk to Unifor president Jerry Dias and Ontario's trade minister Jim Wilson about the impact of looming auto tariffs.

Paris targets still within reach, despite carbon tax shift: minister

Changes to Ottawa's plan for a carbon tax are raising questions about the impact on Canada's ability to meet their climate commitments, but is the environment minister concerned? Not at all.

Ontario bracing for autos tariffs and NAFTA breakdown

The new Progressive Conservative government in Ontario is bracing for the fallout on workers if U.S. President Donald Trump decides to slap Canada with duties on vehicles.

Can social media platforms police themselves?

Facebook's crackdown on fake accounts is a good step towards better regulating social media, but one expert says the government can't leave policing new technology up to the media giants.

Midweek podcast: Retaliatory auto tariffs could cripple Canada

This week, as car-producing countries gather in Geneva, we ask Michael Hatch, the chief economist at the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association, what would happen to the economy if Canada imposed dollar-for-dollar tariffs in response to U.S. duties on vehicles.

The House: Is Ottawa ready to ban handguns?

This week on The House, we talk about how far the federal government is ready to go to tackle gun violence with new cabinet minister and former Toronto police chief Bill Blair. Then, guest-host David Cochrane sits down with former Bank of Canada governor David Dodge to talk about how Canada's economy is stacking up with the U.S.

It's time for Canada to fix its competitiveness problems: former Bank of Canada governor

Canada has lost its competitive edge and needs to make some adjustments to keep up with the U.S. economy, according to the former governor of the Bank of Canada.

Canada and Mexico prepare to return to the NAFTA table

NAFTA negotiations have seemed an uphill battle for Canada from the outset, but Mexico has also faced struggles in dealing with the U.S. administration. Guest host David Cochrane asked Dionisio Pérez Jácome, Mexico's ambassador to Canada, about NAFTA.

Midweek podcast: Evaluating claims of ISIS involvement in Toronto shooting

A former CSIS analyst is urging people to trust what law enforcement are saying after ISIS supposedly claimed responsibility for the recent shooting in Toronto.

The House: Premiers meet amid federal-provincial face offs

This week on The House, guest host David Cochrane talks to the country's premiers about interprovincial trade, the carbon pricing debate and pharmacare. We also sit down with Canada's ambassador to the U.S. to break down what could be the next blow to relations between the two countries.

Interprovincial trade top priority for new minister

What's first on the agenda for the new minister in charge of federal-provincial affairs? Getting rid of internal trade barriers.

Atlantic provinces await details on national pharmacare plan

The premiers of three of Canada's Atlantic provinces are anxiously awaiting more details on a national pharmacare strategy so they can evaluate the impacts of the federal government's proposal on their jurisdictions.

Ambassador rejects Trump's justification for tariffs on Canada

Canada's ambassador to the U.S. says President Donald Trump's repeated citing of national security to justify tariffs on Canada is wrong.

Premiers ask federal government to delay Greyhound service reductions

The country's premiers are pushing the federal government to step in to ensure rural communities have safe access to transportation after Greyhound announced they were cancelling their bus services in western Canada.

Midweek podcast: Justin Trudeau shuffles his cabinet

On The House midweek podcast, the CBC's Vassy Kapelos and Chris Hall break down the new moves within the federal cabinet with guest host David Cochrane. We also ask New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant, who's hosting this week's meeting of the country's premiers, for his thoughts on the changes.

The House: The Disruptor-in-chief goes to NATO

This week on The House, another international summit turned into another opportunity for the disruptor-in-chief to strike. This time, U.S. president Donald Trump's targets were his NATO allies, including Canada. What does it mean for the future of the organization? We talk to retired U.S. Lt. General Ben Hodges and former Conservative Defence and Foreign Affairs Minister Peter Mackay.

Unity vital between premiers as trade battle brews, Gallant says

Despite the conflicting policy views held by some of Canada's premiers, New Brunswick's Premier Brian Gallant is urging them to remain united as Canada faces an onslaught of trade challenges from the U.S.

Father of bullying victim Rehtaeh Parsons calls Ford's sex-ed repeal 'infuriating'

The father of a girl who died after a suicide attempt that followed months of bullying and an alleged sexual assault says the Ontario government's decision to repeal the province's sex education curriculum will put more teens in danger.

Midweek podcast: Trump's style from the G7 threatens NATO meeting

This week on the midweek podcast, we ask Derek Chollet, a former U.S. senior defence advisor, how President Donald Trump's approach could influence this week's NATO meeting, and what Canada should prepare for.