This week on The House, interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose discusses the balancing act of readying for Parliament's return while her party's leadership race starts to heat up. Then, we talk to Minister John McCallum about his upcoming plans for new refugee commitments and increased immigration levels.
On The House mid-week podcast, we take the pulse of the Conservative and NDP caucus meetings as both parties get ready for Parliament's return... and deal with two very different leadership races. Then, we talk about trust and politics: how politicians earn your trust, and how they lose it.
This week on The House, Tom Mulcair wants to put an end to the rumours: he plans to stay on as leader of the NDP until his permanent replacement is chosen. Then, Conservative leadership hopeful Tony Clement weighs into the debate over the idea of a "anti-Canadian values" test for new immigrants.
On The House mid-week podcast, Tim Powers from Summa Strategies and Jason MacDonald from Hill and Knowlton Strategies discuss how the Kellie Leitch "anti-Canadian values'" test story has been unfolding and its potential impact on the Conservative leadership race.
This week on The House, Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland pushes back against what she calls an 'anti-trade wave' in the U.S. and Europe, and shares the highlights of her trade talks in China. The NDP's finance critic Guy Caron and the Conservatives' family critic Karen Vecchio weigh in on all things economy. Plus: Michael Chong talks his Conservative leadership bid, as well as fellow candidate Kellie Leitch's questionable survey out this week to supporters. And Marion Buller, the head of the national MMIW inquiry, is here as the inquiry officially launches.