The Housewith Chris Hall


Midweek podcast: Trump's approach to opioids and Canadian peacekeepers in Mali

On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall talks about Donald Trump's response to the opioid crisis with a health researcher from the University of Alberta. We also chat with an international affairs expert about the upcoming Canadian contribution to the peacekeeping mission in Mali.

Doug Ford's provincial campaign to build off leadership race tactics

Doug Ford's strategy going into the provincial campaign is expected to build off his leadership tactics, according to the man who just ran his successful campaign to lead the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party.

How the chaos in Donald Trump's Washington might affect Canada

This week on The House, after another tumultuous week in Washington, D.C., guest-host Catherine Cullen talks to Marc Garneau, chair of the Canada-U.S. relations cabinet committee. We also talk with a former CSIS director about how Canada can respond to threats from Russia. Finally, Saskatchewan's new premier, Scott Moe, explains why he supports Alberta's Rachel Notley when it comes to the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline project.

Response to Russian interference could prove difficult for Canadian officials

Russia's espionage tactics are making it difficult for Canada to coordinate an effective response, according to the former head of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service.

How the chaos in Donald Trump's Washington might affect Canada

Marc Garneau, the chair of the Canada-U.S. relations cabinet committee, said Canada is open to planning more rounds of NAFTA talks if that's what it takes to strike a deal.

Saskatchewan would support Alberta's decision to turn off oil taps

Saskatchewan's premier says he'd stand by Alberta if they decided to turn off the oil taps because of the ongoing pipeline dispute with British Columbia.

Canada dodges Donald Trump's tariffs... for now

This week on The House, with Canada having dodged Donald Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs, but the threat of those tariffs still looming large over the NAFTA negotiations, guest-host Catherine Cullen talks to Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland about the challenges of dealing with the U.S. administration. Then, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale discusses the challenges for the new commissioner-designated of the RCMP, Brenda Lucki.

Looking ahead to the end of the Ontario PC leadership race

As the voting deadline looms, we sat down with Chad Rogers, a public affairs strategist and founding partner at Crestview Strategy, to talk about which candidate has the edge, how the party can move past the resignation of Patrick Brown and what the party will look like leading into the provincial election.

Cutting off oil to B.C. in fight over pipeline has to be an option, says Jason Kenney

Alberta's opposition leader, Jason Kenney, says the province needs to leave its options open when it comes to choosing how to respond to the feud over the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

Canada closely watching meeting between Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada will be closely watching any upcoming meetings between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un.

Public safety minister looking to float idea of civilian oversight with RCMP commissioner

The public safety minister wants to have a conversation with the new RCMP commissioner about the possibility of implementing a civilian board of management for the force.

In House: Budget, Bloc and Bollywood

Our In House panelists, Susan Delacourt and Joel-Denis Bellavance weigh in on the federal budget, the split of the Bloc Québécois, and the fallout from Justin Trudeau's trip to India.

Liberals undecided on what pharmacare strategy should look like

When asked about the cost, eligibility requirements and implementation of pharmacare, Bill Morneau told The House he didn't have answers yet.

Trump's tariffs and India trip fallout overshadow budget 2018

This week on The House, Chris Hall sits down with Finance Minister Bill Morneau to talk about the budget. We also talk with Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer about his reaction to the fiscal blueprint and the prime ministers trip to India. And our In House panel recaps the big political news of the week.

Canada must be proactive to curb fallout from U.S. steel tariffs, stakeholders say

The Canadian government needs to decide on a proactive response to U.S. President Donald Trump's new tariffs on steel and aluminum, according to Conservative leader Andrew Scheer and industry experts.

Changes to parental leave aimed to get more women into workforce, minister says

Introducing a new incentive for fathers to take parental leave has largely been driven by the government's attempt to promote gender equality, including allowing women to return to work after having a baby, according to a cabinet minister who oversaw the consultations.

Indigenous rights framework could lead to rethink of Canadian geography, expert says

Introducing a new legal rights framework to respect Indigenous rights won’t be just as simple as holding consultations, according to an Indigenous issues researcher.

Justin Trudeau's chaotic India trip and next week's federal budget

This week on The House, we dig into Justin Trudeau's chaotic visit to India. Then, we look ahead to next week's budget with the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Jean-Yves Duclos. Finally, the Insiders discuss what Finance Minister Bill Morneau needs to accomplish with his third fiscal blueprint.

Shaking ties to Sikh nationalists Trudeau's only hope to move past India trip, expert says

Justin Trudeau must distance himself from the Khalistani extremist movement and focus on trade if he wants to beef up Canada's economic relationship with India, according to a Canada-India expert.

The Insiders: Looking back on India and ahead to the budget

It was a busy week in international politics as Justin Trudeau made headlines with his trip to India, but it was also a busy week in domestic politics as the 2018 budget will be announced on Tuesday. We asked our expert political panel, the Insiders, to weigh in.

What experts, advocates and critics want to see in Budget 2018

Before this year's budget is released on Tuesday, we asked politicians and policy experts what they are hoping to see included in its pages.

Jagmeet Singh not picking sides in pipeline battle

Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is refusing to take sides in the British Columbia-Alberta pipeline feud.

A new chapter for Indigenous rights?

This week on The House, Chris Hall sits down with two cabinet ministers, Jody Wilson-Raybould and Carolyn Bennett, to discuss the recently promised legal framework to recognize Indigenous rights. We also talk to NDP leader Jagmeet Singh about crafting a progressive alternative to the Liberal Party.

Indigenous framework about restoring trust in government, ministers say

The newly announced legal framework for Indigenous people will focus on finishing unfinished business and showing the government is ready for reforms, according to two ministers working on the file.

'Put up with the rhetoric' to buy NAFTA more time, expert says

President Trump could be extending his authority which would push back the deadline three years, international trade lawyer Dan Ujczo told The House.