Prime Minister Stephen Harper met with the new prime minister of the Libyan National Transitional Council Mahmoud Jibril, in Paris on Thursday. Harper along with other world leaders attending the "Friends of Libya" conference agreed to unlock $15-billion in funds to help Libya's NTC in their rebuilding efforts. This week on The House, guest-host Alison Crawford speaks with Libya's new representative in Ottawa Abubaker Karmos about the challenges of rebuilding his home country.
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Tories to push through substantive fall agenda
Conservative MPs are meeting in Ottawa next week for their annual summer caucus retreat. Government House Leader Peter Van Loan joins us for a discussion about what Canadians can expect from their government this fall. Van Loan says it is their intention to extend Canada's mission in Libya, something they'll put to Parliament later this month.
Kady O'Malley answers YOUR good question!
The NDP will have a different kind of strategy meeting before Parliament returns later this month. While many MPs continue to mourn the death of Jack Layton, talk of who will run in a bid to replace him as party leader has already begun. What will become of the vacant seat in the House of Commons for the federal riding of Toronto-Danforth?
Hundreds arrested in Keystone XL pipeline protests
Aboriginal groups from both Canada and the U.S. are adding their voices to the growing chorus of protest against the proposed expansion of the Keystone XL pipeline. Alison Crawford speaks with Candi Mossett, an organizer with the Indigenous Environmental Network who was arrested outside the White House this week.
Alberta's Progressive Conservative party turns 40
It's an authentic Canadian dynasty. Progressive Conservatives in Alberta have been been in power for 40 years but is their time finally up? Kim Trynacity, CBC's legislative reporter in Edmonton, reports from the farming community of Josephburg, AB.