This week on The House, with Donald Trump just under a week away from becoming president of the United States, we gauge Canada's preparedness with former ambassador Derek Burney, former diplomat Paul Frazer, and the United Steelworkers international president Leo Gerard.
On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall talks to former foreign affairs adviser to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Roland Paris, about Chrystia Freeland becoming foreign affairs minister and John McCallum becoming ambassador to China. We also share our listeners' concerns about our recent interview with Conservative candidate Kellie Leitch.
This week on The House, the gloves come off in the Conservative leadership fight. Controversial contender Kellie Leitch is being targeted by political opponents who accuse her of pinning Canada's problems on immigrants. We speak with the candidate herself as she fends off attacks. Then, we turn our attention to two major world powers — China and Russia — and what Donald Trump's relationships with both countries mean for Canada's trade prospects and national security.
This week on The House, we look ahead to some of the key political storylines that will unfold in 2017 with International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland, interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose and NDP leader Tom Mulcair.
On The House midweek podcast, Jennifer Bond of Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative and Gregory Maniatis, senior advisor to the Open Society Foundations and the United Nations, discuss the world's interest in Canada's approach to private refugee sponsorship.