This week on The House
, guest-host Chris Hall talks to Bernard Drainville, the minister in charge of Quebec's controversial Charter of Values
. Drainville explains why his government believes there's a need for such a Charter, and why he thinks politicians outside Quebec lack the courage
to tackle an issue that Canadians want addressed.
Two months after the train tragedy in Lac-Mégantic,the Transportation Safety Board is one step closer to understand the circumstances that lead to the deadly blast. This week, investigators revealed
that the oil in the tankers was not labelled properly, and that helps explain why usually sluggish crude oil, ignited so quickly. Transport Minister Lisa Raitt
joins us to discuss the latest developments.
Is the Prime Minister's offer
to U.S. President Barack Obama
to align greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets between Canada and the United States the key to having the Keystone XL pipeline project approved? We ask Paul Frazer, a former Canadian diplomat and the president of PD Frazer Associates in Washington D.C., and Laura Dawson, the president of Dawson Strategic here in Ottawa, and a former senior advisor on US-Canada economic issues for the U.S. Department of State.
The federal NDP's end of summer caucus meeting took place in Saskatchewan
this week. The party currently doesn't hold any seats in the province, but when the next election comes around, new riding boundaries could translate into a few oranges seats. Reporter Susan Lunn
explains why, in many ways, the next election campaign has already begun.
Finally, House contributor Kady O'Malle
y joins us to discuss the apparent unwillingness
of MPs to review their own code of ethics.