Justin Trudeau says good-bye to Liberal Senators, sort of


This week on The House, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau gives all 32 Liberal Senators the boot, removing them from caucus and all party operations. Was it a stroke of political genius or will Trudeau's bold move backfire? Liberal House Leader Dominic LeBlanc explains Trudeau's move. Former Liberal Senate House Leader James Cowan and Minister of State for Democratic Reform Pierre Poilievre react to the decision.

A group of angry veterans confronted Minister Julian Fantino this week about the closure of eight Veterans Affairs offices. The service centres are now closed, Fantino has apologized for his actions after some veterans called for his resignation, but the battle has just begun. Veterans Ron Clarke and Bruce Moncur tell us why they won't give up the fight for services and Conservative MP and a veteran himself Erin O'Toole responds. 

The Keystone XL pipeline project has overcome a major hurdle with the release of a long-awaited State Department report confirmed the project will not significantly increase the rate of oil sands production, and release an unacceptable level of greenhouse gases. What happens next? Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver explains.

Is Canada's electronic spy agency watching you? A top secret document retrieved by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and obtained by CBC News shows CSEC used information collected from free WI-FI services at a Canadian airport to track the devices of ordinary passengers for days. In House panelists CBC Senior Correspondent Terry Milewski and National Post/iPolitics columnist Tasha Kheiriddin debate what the government's response should be and if Canada's spy agency went too far.


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