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The House

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.

  • 26:17
    On the midweek podcast, Chris talks to the former Canadian High Commissioner to the U.K., Jim Wright, about what's next for Brexit. Then, Liberal MP John McKay discusses his private member's bill that would stop Canada from importing goods produced by modern slavery.
    Jan 16, 2019
  • 50:41
    This week on The House, Britain's High Commissioner looks ahead to Tuesday's critical Brexit vote and what a no-deal Brexit would mean for Canada. Then, Elizabeth May joins Chris to talk Green Party strategy as she hopes to capitalize on provincial momentum in this fall's federal election. Plus, the In House panel discusses January 'House cleaning' as Trudeau prepares for a cabinet shuffle.
    Jan 12, 2019
  • 09:25
    The United Kingdom's high commissioner to Canada says informal talks that could lead to a U.K.-Canada free trade deal in as little as a year are underway - which could ease the economic uncertainty surrounding her country's fraught debate over when and how it will exit the European Union.
    Jan 11, 2019
  • 09:17
    Elizabeth May is feeling good about 2019 so far. With nine provincial colleagues representing the Green Party in four different provinces, the grass is certainly looking green from her side of the fence. But what is the strategy leading up to October?
    Jan 11, 2019
  • 09:59
    Canada's first ambassador of climate change, Patricia Fuller, is optimistic that with time, it will be easier for countries to step up action on the environment.
    Jan 11, 2019
  • 17:44
    Politics has always been a blood sport, but is it getting nastier than ever? As a federal election year kicks off, The House looks at why anger and fear are becoming dominating forces in politics, protests and discourse, with former political strategist and senator Hugh Segal.
    Jan 9, 2019
  • 50:21
    This week on The House, we test your memory with our annual political quiz. Joel-Denis Bellavance from La Presse, Tonda MacCharles from the Toronto Star and the CBC's Catherine Cullen battle over some of the most memorable moments of Canadian politics in 2018.
    Dec 29, 2018
  • 50:21
    This week on The House, we ask former CSIS director Ward Elcock about how Canada can handle relations with China. We also hear a perspective on renovating 24 Sussex Dr. from Scott Reid, who spent time there with former prime minister Paul Martin. Finally, we look back on politics in 2018 with the Conservatives and the NDP.
    Dec 22, 2018
  • 13:04
    The Conservatives' Lisa Raitt and the NDP's Nathan Cullen chat with Chris Hall about the year that was in Canadian politics.
    Dec 20, 2018
  • 09:01
    Senator Peter Harder, the government representative in the Senate, tells Chris Hall how an emboldened Senate will deal with the government's legislative priorities before the House rises for the summer.
    Dec 20, 2018
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