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CBC Radio's The House takes you behind the scenes in the world of Canadian politics. Parliament may take a summer recess but the business of national politics never stops; nor does The House.

  • 27:56
    This week on the midweek podcast, host Chris Hall digs into the latest on NAFTA talks with Laura Dawson as prominent U.S. politicians vent about Canada's negotiating tactics. Then, University of Montreal PhD student Semra Sevi walks us through her analysis of the risks of political floor crossing - does the gamble work?
    Sep 19, 2018
  • 52:22
    The rogue former Conservative MP visits The House to unveil his new political party - the People's Party of Canada. Then, Chris looks ahead to the fall sitting of Parliament as MPs make their way back to Ottawa after a not-so-sleepy summer, and mayors weigh in on the controversial spat heating up between Ontario's Doug Ford and Toronto city council.
    Sep 15, 2018
  • 07:29
    Mark Holland and Matthew Dube look ahead to Parliament's return on Monday and discuss their parties' political agendas in the upcoming fall session.
    Sep 14, 2018
  • 05:46
    The mayor of Edmonton, Don Iveson, weighs in on the breakdown in relations between Ontario's government and the city of Toronto over the notwithstanding clause.
    Sep 14, 2018
  • 05:57
    Mark Holland and Matthew Dube look ahead to Parliament's return on Monday and discuss their parties' political agendas in the upcoming fall session.
    Sep 14, 2018
  • 09:11
    The former Conservative MP introduces his own political party, the People's Party of Canada.
    Sep 14, 2018
  • 07:48
    Dalhousie professor Lori Turnbull discusses the conflict of interest rules that politicians have been found guilty of violating.
    Sep 14, 2018
  • 27:39
    This week on The House midweek podcast, Carissima Mathen, professor of law and and constitutional expert at the University of Ottawa, talks about the repercussions of the decision by Ontario Premier Doug Ford to invoke the notwithstanding clause. We also ask the CBC's Hannah Thibedeau and David Cochrane for the latest details on the NDP and Liberal caucus meetings.
    Sep 12, 2018
  • 50:55
    This week on The House, we ask Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi for details on the Liberals' plan to move forward with the Trans Mountain pipeline, and talk to NDP and Conservative MPs about the project. Chris Hall asks a media ethics expert about the implications of the scathing editorial about Donald Trump published by the New York Times. Finally, we break down the feud between Maxime Bernier and Andrew Scheer with a historian who talks about how that will affect the Conservatives' chances of winning in 2019.
    Sep 8, 2018
  • 11:12
    Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi explains how the government is working on a "responsible" timeline to fulfil the court's requirements for the Trans Mountain pipeline- but struggled to answer when pressed about the impact this would have on Notley's chances of re-election.
    Sep 7, 2018
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