Chris Hall

National Affairs Editor

Chris Hall is the CBC's National Affairs Editor and host of The House on CBC Radio, based in the Parliamentary Bureau in Ottawa. He began his reporting career with the Ottawa Citizen, before moving to CBC Radio in 1992, where he worked as a national radio reporter in Toronto, Halifax and St. John's. He returned to Ottawa and the Hill in 1998.

Latest from Chris Hall

Liberal MP backs anti-vax tax proposal as COVID cases surge

A Liberal MP who works as a medical doctor says he's in favour of making unvaccinated Canadians pay some kind of a special tax — and he believes others in his party agree.

Learning to live with COVID: why some experts say it's time to 'manage' the virus

The lightning-fast spread of the Omicron variant is prompting some of the country’s top public health officials to rethink their approach to COVID-19 — and to acknowledge that Canadians should get used to living with the virus.

As overdose deaths hit a grim new record, officials push Ottawa to stop treating addiction as a crime

As British Columbia marks another tragic milestone in overdose deaths, pressure is growing on the federal government to decriminalize personal possession of drugs, including opioids.

Opposition parties want Liberals to reform finance committee to examine COVID support bill

Opposition parties say they don't support efforts to fast-track the federal government's proposed legislation to extend pandemic supports for struggling workers and businesses and want to see Bill C-2 undergo a full review before the House's finance committee.

A 20-year spike in inflation could put the bite on the Trudeau Liberals

Is the federal government to blame for a 20-year high in inflation? Economists say no, but that doesn't mean Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his government won't shoulder some of the blame.

Biden may be open to a carve-out for Canada on electric vehicle tax credit, says ex-diplomat

The head of a prominent Canada-U.S. business group says she sees the spark of an agreement to allow Canadian companies to qualify for President Joe Biden’s controversial tax credit for electric vehicles.

Farmers say they're ready to cut the carbon in Canada's diet — but they need government help

The role of agriculture in climate change didn't get much attention at the COP26 summit — much to the chagrin of activists. "The cow in the room is being ignored," one told the Guardian during the two-week gathering in Glasgow.

Canada's new housing minister faces complex, cross-jurisdictional challenges

Ahmed Hussen, Canada's new housing minister, faces a series of complex challenges that cross jurisdictional lines as he attempts to tackle this country's housing crisis.

Global tax accord could earn Canada up to $4.5 billion per year, says Freeland

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada stands to make as much as $4.5 billion dollars a year through a landmark deal involving 136 countries that will require the world's largest corporations to pay their fair share of taxes.

Days of rage: Angry voters brought new tensions to the 2021 campaign trail

Scott Simms ran in seven federal elections, winning six of them. And while he came to terms fairly easily with his 264-vote loss on September 20, the long-time Liberal MP is having a harder time accepting the anger he experienced on the campaign trail in his largely rural riding in central Newfoundland.