Saturday February 06, 2016

Christy Clark on economic growth, pipelines and climate change

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and B.C. Premier Christy Clark speak at the start of a meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Feb. 5, 2016.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and B.C. Premier Christy Clark speak at the start of a meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Feb. 5, 2016. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)

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While the rest of the country's economy seems to be struggling, British Columbia Premier Christy Clark argues that the help she needs from Ottawa is to capitalize on her province's rapid growth. She joins us to talk about that, and about how is she positioning her province in some of the key national conversations currently unfolding.

Then, Families, Children and Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos discusses child-care, indigenous children in care, poverty reduction, and what kind of "social infrastructure" spending there might be in the budget.

The former co-CEO of Research In Motion Jim Balsillie argues that, given Canada's innovation deficit, implementing the Trans Pacific Partnership would seriously impede the country's future prosperity.

Auditor General Michael Ferguson says his audits of the Social Security Tribunal, Shared Services Canada and the Canadian Border Services Agency show federal departments need to think more about how Canadians navigate the system to get their services.

Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski came to Ottawa this week, with a handful of ministers, for a series of key meetings, including with the Prime Minister. Pasloski isn't shy about the trip's main theme: infrastructure.

Finally, In House panelists Paul Wells and Rosemary Barton discuss the upcoming announcement of Canada's future contribution to the fight against ISIS.

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