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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.

The House: Donald Trump takes aim at NATO

This week on The House, the former U.S. Representative to NATO, Douglas Lute, looks ahead at a potential explosive meeting of NATO leaders next week. Then, we discuss Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's handling of an allegation of inappropriate behaviour that dates back almost two decades.

What should be expected of politicians after allegations of sexual harassment surface?

The way the public, media and parliament are addressing groping allegation against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raises questions about what should be expected of men in positions of power after allegations surface, according to a public educator who provided anti-harassment training at the Liberal party convention this year.

Ottawa will step in if Ontario doesn't replace cap and trade

The federal government says Ontario's new government has until September to recalibrate its approach to climate change.

Cabinet ministers, MPs spar over who gets to call themselves a feminist

After a profile piece on Alberta MP Rachael Harder was published in the Globe and Mail, including comments from her suggesting the Liberals act like they "own the definition of feminism," two female members of cabinet took to Twitter to defend their party.

Midweek podcast: How Mexico's next president will deal with Canada

On The House midweek podcast, guest-host Catherine Cullen talks to Hugo Perezcano, a former counsel on international trade to Mexico’s Ministry of Economy, about how the outcome of the Mexican election will impact NAFTA talks and what that could mean for Canada.

The House: Trade dispute with Donald Trump escalates

This week on The House, with retaliatory tariffs running into the billions of dollars being levied on a wide range of American goods in response to U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum, we ask Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland about her plan to settle the trade dispute with the United States. We also have a feature conversation with the leader of the Official Opposition, Andrew Scheer.

Tariffs 101: An explainer

The House asked Laura Dawson, director of the Wilson Centre's Canada Institute, to break down the intricacies of the duties — Tariffs 101, if you will.

Scheer sees role for notable Conservatives in fixing trade dispute

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer says he believes former prime minister Stephen Harper could be helpful as Canada navigates a tumultuous relationship with the U.S.

Midweek podcast: The fight against fake news

This week on The House midweek podcast, we chat with digital media expert Fenwick McKelvey about Facebook's plans to tackle misinformation on their site in Canada. Chris Hall also talks to Saskatchewan finance minister Donna Harpauer about the outcome of Tuesday's meeting with Bill Morneau, her federal counterpart.

The House: How should Canada respond to U.S. immigration policies?

This week on The House, we ask former immigration minister Lloyd Axworthy and UNHCR representative Jean-Nicolas Beuze about Canada's role in helping with the problems at the U.S. border. We tackle some of the remaining questions on legal cannabis with Liberal MP Bill Blair. And Chris Hall sits down with federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh to examine the party's path to victory in Quebec.

Singh admits holding seats in Quebec will require hard work

Winning in Quebec seems to be getting harder for the federal NDP — which is why leader Jagmeet Singh is vowing to roll up his sleeves and get to work as a byelection approaches in the riding held by the party's former leader.

Addressing unanswered questions about cannabis legalization

The House asked MP Bill Blair, the government's point man on the two pieces of cannabis legislation, to shed some light on some of the unanswered questions that remain.

Canada not ready for space army, former defence chief says

Canada's military may not be ready to plant a flag in outer space, but a former chief of the defence staff says the federal government would do well to keep an eye on what the U.S. does next with its promised new "space force."

Midweek podcast: Canada's struggle to score investments, stay competitive with the U.S.

This week on The House midweek podcast, we chat with Dennis Darby, CEO of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, about how Canada can be more competitive in the global economy when faced with trade issues.

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?