Will the Throne Speech signal movement on electoral reforms?


This week on The House, will the government shutdown in the United States lead to an economic slowdown in Canada? David Jacobson, in his first interview since leaving his post as the U.S. Ambassador to Canada, speaks candidly about the consequences of the political showdown in Washington.

A call for more clout and more money from the man who heads up Elections Canada. Marc Mayrand makes the case for new powers to compel witnesses and a bigger budget to manage new ridings. 

Collaboration or collision? Words of warning to the federal government from the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, Shawn Atleo. How will First Nations respond if Ottawa doesn't deliver on four key demands: an inquiry into murdered and missing women; implementation of treaty rights; education reform; and resource development with revenue sharing?

Nasty, not nice in Nova Scotia! The CBC's Stephen Puddicombe reports on East Coast political sparring from a ringside seat. Which party leader will land a knock-out punch in Tuesday's provincial election and become the next Premier?

Lowering the age of eligibility? Making voting mandatory? How would you redesign Canada's electoral system? Kady O'Malley and Evan Solomon explore your ideas on Fix That House.


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