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Senator John McCain on the U.S. approach to ISIS

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They may be leading the coalition against ISIS, but even for the Americans, it's unclear how best to approach that conflict. Republican Senator John McCain is poised to become Chair of the Armed Services Committee. We asked him for his perspective on the fight against ISIS, and why he's compared that fight to the Vietnam war.

Senator John McCain on the U.S. approach to ISIS

Senator John McCain on the U.S. approach to ISIS
They may be leading the coalition against ISIS, but even for the Americans, it's unclear how best to approach that conflict. Republican Senator John McCain is poised to become Chair of the Armed Services Committee. We asked him for his perspective on the fight against ISIS, and why he's compared that fight to the Vietnam war.

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CDS Tom Lawson discusses Canada's Iraq mission

CDS Tom Lawson discusses Canada's Iraq mission
Canadian jets are dropping bombs in Iraq on ISIS targets, but are the attacks having any affect? General Tom Lawson is Canada's Chief of the Defence Staff, we ask him about Iraq, whether Canada is considering going into Syria and how long the mission could take.

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UK Secretary of State for Defence explains ISIS approach, Russian threat

UK Secretary of State for Defence explains ISIS approach, Russian threat
The UK's Secretary of State for Defence calls it a "very limited mission." Michael Fallon recently travelled to Iraq, where he promised UK troops will take on an advisory and strategic training role. Secretary Fallon joins us to talk about the UK's role in Iraq, as well as his perspective on the Russian threat.


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Justice Minister Peter MacKay on threats to domestic security

Justice Minister Peter MacKay on threats to domestic security
It's been a month since the attack on Parliament Hill and the government has already promised new security measures will be tabled soon. Justice Minister Peter MacKay talks about the challenges of meeting current security threats without treading on Canadians' privacy and about the possibility of expanding air strikes into Syria.

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Special In House panel

Special In House panel
Where does Canada fit into this new world of international security? Lyse Doucet is the chief international correspondent for the BBC and Paul Wells is the political editor for Maclean's. They formed a special In House panel to look at Canada's role when it comes to international security.


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Kevin Sorenson hints at more tax cuts for families

Kevin Sorenson hints at more tax cuts for families
This week on The House, Canada's Minister of State for Finance, Kevin Sorenson, says the government still has room, despite downgrading its estimated budget surplus, to offer more pre-election goodies to Canadian voters next year. He joins us to talk about the government's fall economic update.

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Tom Mulcair on the fiscal update, carbon emissions and harassment

Tom Mulcair on the fiscal update, carbon emissions and harassment
Now that precious surplus dollars have been allocated, how does NDP leader Tom Mulcair think he would be able to pay for his promises? The leader of the Official Opposition joins us to talk about the fall economic update, the China-US emissions deal, and the latest on the harassment allegations on Parliament Hill.

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Is the China-US emissions deal a game changer?

Is the China-US emissions deal a game changer?
The world's two biggest carbon emitters have agreed to curb their greenhouse gas emissions. In the United States, the goal is to reduce between 26 and 28 per cent of their 2005 levels by 2025. China has pledged that its emissions will peak by 2030, at the latest, and then decrease. Could the surprise announcement force Canada to change its approach to carbon emissions? 

Former Quebec Premier -- and a former federal environment minister -- Jean Charest joins us to discuss.

Then, David McLaughlin, the last President and CEO of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy, and Scott Vaughan, former federal Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, share their thoughts on the deal and its potential impact on Canada.

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In House Panel - Nov. 15

In House Panel - Nov. 15
This week, In House panelists Tasha Kheiriddin and Emmanuelle Latraverse explore the politics behind the fall economic update and discuss the return of MPs to Ottawa for the last time in 2014.

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Harassement allegations on Parliament Hill

Harassement allegations on Parliament Hill
This week on The House, allegations of personal misconduct have lead to the suspension of Liberal MPs Scott Andrews and Massimo Pacetti. Those allegations have also triggered a conversation about the culture on Parliament Hill.

Liberal Party whip Judy Foote and NDP whip Nycole Turmel join us to talked about what happened this week and the changes that need to be made.

Then NDP deputy leader Megan Leslie talks about the culture on Parliament Hill, and why what happened this week may scare some women who've been victims of harassment from coming forward. 

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