The Housewith Chris Hall


The House: Canada's feud with Trump and the threat of new tariffs

This week on The House, we review the state of Canada-U.S. relations with Congressman Kevin Cramer, Republican Senator John Hoeven and Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale. And the French and German ambassadors to Canada join us to discuss the impact of Donald Trump's approach on other U.S. allies.

North Korea summit offers no boost in stability, former diplomat says

President Trump's meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un didn't provide anything like a clear path to the rogue state's denuclearization, but it's a good step forward for the entire international community, said a former Canadian diplomat.

Manitoba ready to act after government rejects key cannabis bill amendment

​Manitoba is prepared to go to court to assert their right to ban people from growing cannabis at home.

Midweek podcast: Are the House and Senate poised for a showdown over pot?

On The House midweek podcast, Independent Senator Yuen Pau Woo walks us through what could happen next now that the federal government has rejected several key amendments to the marijuana legalization bill. We also talk to journalism and international affairs professor Andrew Cohen about the state of Canada-U.S. relations.

The House: Trump and Trudeau face off over trade at the G7

This week on The House, Finance Minister Bill Morneau joins us from the G7 meeting in Charlevoix to explain the Ottawa's approach to the U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium. We also break down what the Ontario election results will mean for the federal government with three strategists. Finally, Chris Hall sits down with three Senators to talk about the legalization of cannabis.

National plastic pollution strategy coming, just not yet

Canada’s environment and climate change minister says they’re working on a national strategy to tackle plastic pollution, but it’s not expected imminently.

Navigating the impending relationship between Justin Trudeau and Doug Ford

Premier-designate Ford has been outspoken in his rejection of the federal plan to implement a carbon tax. He also has very different priorities from Justin Trudeau's Liberals — things that rank high on their list like pharmacare, gender-based analysis of policies and social housing don't appear on his. So just how will that dynamic play out?

Senators still see areas for improvement in pot legislation

Three senators say even though the cannabis legalization bill has left their chamber, they see areas where more work is still needed.

Midweek podcast: Trump's impact on the G7 and MMIWG extension

On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall talks to former prime minister Paul Martin about what the escalating trade dispute between Donald Trump and some of the United States' key allies might mean for this week's meeting of the G7. Then, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett explains the government's decision to grant the national inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls a 6-month extension.

The plan for Canada's tariffs counter-punch

This week on The House, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland talks about Canada's response to new U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium. Then, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley shares her thoughts on Ottawa's move to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline. Finally, Chris Hall sits down with Liberal MP Bill Blair to look ahead to next week's Senate vote on cannabis legalization.

Alberta prepared to write cheque for Trans Mountain, but not yet

Premier Rachel Notley said her province has agreed to indemnify the federal government for increases in construction costs on the expansion, up to a price tag of $2 billion.

Government says mandatory drug testing possible in certain jobs

The Liberals are looking into mandatory drug testing in workplaces in connection with cannabis legalization and say it's possible for certain job sectors.

Government culture a roadblock for auditor general recommendations

Canada's auditor general says his work has made one thing clear: the government has a culture problem that makes meaningful change difficult.

Counting down the days to the Ontario election

With only days before Ontarians hit the polls, we've asked insiders from all three parties to break down the final days before the premier is chosen.

Midweek podcast: Explaining Ottawa's Kinder Morgan decision

On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall analyzes the federal government's decision to take over Kinder Morgan's controversial expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline. Then, we hear from Chief Robert Chamberlin, the vice-president of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs.

Will Ottawa and Kinder Morgan reach a deal?

This week on The House, Kinder Morgan's deadline of May 31st is just around the corner. Has the federal government provided the company with enough certainty to keep the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project alive? We talk to Canada's Natural Resources Minister, Jim Carr. Then, what could Donald Trump calling Canada 'spoiled' mean for the future of the NAFTA talks? We ask Republican Congressman Kevin Cramer.

NAFTA deal complicated, but possible this year: U.S. congressman

Republican Congressman Kevin Cramer says he thinks some version of a NAFTA deal is possible during this session of Congress.

Divorce law changes close to home for justice minister

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says the experiences of people around her drives home the importance of the newly proposed changes to divorce laws in Canada.

Midweek podcast: explaining the proposed changes to divorce laws

On The House midweek podcast, guest-host Catherine Cullen sits down with Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould to go over what the first major revamp of divorce laws in more than 20 years could mean for parents and children.

NAFTA deal may have to wait until 2019, pipeline feud spills over

This week on The House, Congressman Brian Higgins talks to Chris Hall about the state of NAFTA negotiations. We also break down the latest in the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion battle with officials from B.C., Alberta and Ottawa. Finally, the Insiders join us to analyze the Ontario election campaign.

Feds count B.C. court reference as political delay in pipeline dispute

The federal government says British Columbia's involvement of the courts in the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion battle constitutes the kind of political delay that could results in funds being funnelled to the owner of that pipeline.

The Insiders: Ontario election lookahead

With the Ontario election in full swing, The Insiders are back to discuss what's happening both behind the scenes and in public.

Midweek podcast: Ottawa ready to compensate Kinder Morgan against political delays

This week on The House midweek podcast, we recap Minister Bill Morneau's announcement about what Ottawa is prepared to do to get the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion built with Green Party leader Elizabeth May and CAPP president Tim McMillan.

Battle of the bills grips Senate and House of Commons

This week on The House, we recap a busy week in the Senate with the government representative's in the Red Chamber, Senator Peter Harder. Chris Hall also sits down with the German ambassador to Canada to talk about the future of the Iran nuclear deal. Finally, we ask former chief electoral officer Marc Mayrand about the Liberals' new electoral reform bill.

Elections Canada needs a final electoral reform bill to get ready for 2019

Canada's former chief electoral officer says the government needs to pass its election legislation before Elections Canada can work on implementing it.