Saturday, May 18, 2013 | Categories: |
This week on The House, Senators Pamela Wallin and Mike Duffy are out of the Conservative caucus as questions continue over their Senate expenses, but is the Prime Minister's Office giving them preferential treatment?
NDP ethics critic Charlie Angus says there is a double standard and Elections Canada should investigate the expenses of several Senators including that of Duffy and Wallin during the last federal campaign. He also wants an independent investigation into the $90,000 Nigel Wright, Stephen Harper's Chief of Staff, gave Duffy as a gift to repay his ineligible expenses.
A Senate committee says Senator Patrick Brazeau has to repay thousands of dollars in ineligible claims, but the Senator from Quebec says he has proof the Senate approved his housing expenses.
B.C. Premier Christy Clark's stunning election win surprised a lot of people, but has a new mandate softened her stance on major pipelines going through her province?
What does it take to remove a Senator from the Upper Chamber? That's a Good Question for CBC blogger and House contributor Kady O'Malley.
Finally, we ask Toronto's Deputy Mayor Doug Holyday about a video that allegedly shows Toronto mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine.
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This week on The House, we ask Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney if the changes announced this week to the temporary foreign workers program are just the beginning or will there be more to come?
On a week when the Conservatives celebrated their second year in majority government, the Auditor-General's report was not the present they were looking for. We ask CBC's National Affairs Editor Chris Hall and political columnist with the National Post Tasha Kheiriddin what impact Michael Ferguson's report will have on the federal government.
We hear from Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and the NDP's Foreign Affairs Critic Paul Dewar on the politics behind Qatar's bid to move the headquarters for the International Civil Aviation Organization based Montreal to Doha in 2016.
A CBC News investigation has uncovered a $250-million mystery at the heart of Canada's ambitious shipbuilding program. CBC's Senior Correspondent Terry Milewski is here with the details including the government's response.
Plus, we ask CBC political blogger and House contributer Kady O'Malley why are a growing number of Conservative MPs are refusing to distribute taxpayer-funded flyers, or ten percenters, as they are known attacking Liberal leader Justin Trudeau.
Finally, listen to Evan's House essay as he reflects on corruption and its threat to democracy.
WEB EXTRA: Listen to Evan's interview with NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and find out what is weighing into her decision. Will she support the Ontario budget or not?
Saturday, April 27, 2013 | Categories: |
This week on The House, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne will face her first test as leader of a minority Liberal government when she tables her first budget next Thursday. Conservative leader Tim Hudak has already indicated he will vote against it. Will there be enough in the budget for Andrea Horwath's NDP to support it or will the budget be defeated and Ontarians be forced to the polls?
The battle over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline turned into a war of words this week between federal Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver and world-renowned climate scientist James Hansen. Oliver accused Hansen of "crying wolf" and exaggerating the environmental impact of Canada's oil sands. Hansen hit back saying the Canadian government is a "Neanderthal" when it comes to climate change issues. Listen to the full interview here.
Nova Scotia tabled a new anti-cyberbullying bill this week that would give victims some recourse and would impose fines, even jail time on offenders. We ask the province's Justice Minister Ross Landry what whether the new legislation will make criminals out of teenagers.
Conservatives Leon Benoit and Brent Rathgeber weigh in on the right of MPs to speak their minds. Plus, CBC political blogger Kady O'Malley lays out what the Speaker's ruling means for debate and democracy in the House of Commons.
Finally, listen to Evan's House essay on Prime Minister Stephen Harper's contention that now is not the time to "commit sociology" and Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre' s much-tweeted line that "the root cause of terrorism is terrorists."
Saturday, April 20, 2013 | Categories: |
This week on The House, in the aftermath of the Boston bombings, Evan Solomon talks to Ray Boisvert, CEO and President of Integrated Strategies, and a former assistant director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, about how Canada responds when the U.S. is attacked.
We also hear from John Manley, President and CEO of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, and Tom Ridge, President and CEO of Ridge Global. After 9/11, Manley was named chair of a cabinet committee on Public Security and Anti-terrorism, and Tom Ridge was his U.S counterpart, and the first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security.
Saturday, April 13, 2013 | Categories: |
This week on The House, Evan Solomon travels to Montreal where the federal New Democrats are gathering for their first policy convention since electing Tom Mulcair as leader. We ask Mulcair how he intends to recast the party ahead of the next federal election.
While the NDP debates policy, the federal Liberals will choose a new leader on Sunday. With all eyes on Justin Trudeau, the perceived frontrunner in the race, we ask Gloria Galloway, parliamentary reporter for The Globe and Mail, and John Ivison, political columnist for the National Post, what impact a possible Trudeau win will have on Mulcair's NDP.
New Democrats will also discuss hundreds of resolutions put forth by their members touching on everything from their socialist roots to the nationalization of the oil industry to dolphins! CBC blogger Kady O'Malley walks us through the process and explains why some resolutions will get voted on while others will never reach the convention floor.
Joseph Stiglitz, economist and Nobel Prize winner, is also one of the most influential voices guiding Mulcair's economic policy. Find out what he has to say about developing the oil sands.
Finally, we turn our attention to the story Rehtaeh Parsons, the 17-year-old teen from Nova Scotia, who took her own life after years of being the victim of bullying resulting from an alleged sexual assault when she was 15 years old. The RCMP re-opened their investigation on Friday after receiving what they called new and credible information. We ask Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter, who'll be attending Parsons funeral on Saturday, how it is that the justice system failed the teen and what needs to happen now.
Saturday, April 6, 2013 | Categories: Kady O'Malley's Good Questions |
The federal Liberal leadership race enters the home stretch on Saturday with a Toronto event the Liberal Party is calling a National Showcase, where the six remaining candidates vying for the party's top job will make their final pitch to voters.
This week on CBC Radio's The House, CBC blogger Kady O'Malley explains what's to be expected between today and April 14 when a new Liberal Party leader is chosen.
You can follow Kady on Twitter @kady
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