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'The NDP has never seen a trade agreement that they liked' | Trade Minister Jim Carr

Trade Minister Jim Carr discusses the CETA trade deal and its economic impacts.
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July 18: Trump distances himself from 'send her back' chant

The CBC's Katie Simpson discusses U.S. President Donald Trump's latest comments on the 'send her back' chant that erupted at his rally last night. International Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr discusses CETA ratification in light of the E.U. Summit wrapping up. University of Toronto law professor Audrey Macklin discusses the recent U.S. asylum changes. Meanwhile, the Power Panel discusses Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer's comments about chocolate milk.
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July 17: U.S. congressional hearings on Boeing 737 Max crashes

A Canadian man who lost his family in a 737 Max crash testified before a U.S. congressional hearing Wednesday about the impact the crash has had on his life. Former vice-chair of the Canadian Transportation Agency Sam Barone discusses lessons learned from the twin crashes. Plus, President and CEO of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Dennis Darby talks 'Buy American' policies.
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'The impact of this regulation is not only to deny asylum, but to actually prevent people from applying' | Theresa Brown

U.S. immigration policy expert Theresa Brown discusses President Donald Trump's move to restrict asylum seekers at the southern border.
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Turkey's purchase of Russian missiles a 'serious and difficult' issue for NATO | Jens Stoltenberg

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg discusses Turkey's recent decision to buy Russian missiles, as well as the state of the alliance overall.
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July 16: Turkey's purchase of Russian missiles a serious and difficult issue for alliance, says NATO chief

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg discusses Turkey's purchase of a Russian missile defence system and the overall state of the alliance. U.S. immigration policy expert Theresa Brown discusses President Donald Trump's move to restrict asylum seekers at the southern border. Meanwhile, the Power Panel talks about the political nature of shipbuilding in Canada.
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Turkey's purchase of Russian missiles a 'serious and difficult' issue for alliance, says NATO chief

Turkey's purchase of a Russian missile defence system represents a serious and difficult problem for NATO, says NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, but he remains optimistic a solution can be found.
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July 15: Trump defends racially-charged tweets, Democrats respond

U.S. President Donald Trump continued his attacks Monday on four Democratic congresswomen of colour. Then the four Democratic congresswomen held a press conference to respond. The Washington Post's Aaron Blake and the CBC's Katie Simpson discuss. Plus, the Power Panel weighs in.
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Is the federation broken? | The Premiers' League

Former B.C. premier Christy Clark and former P.E.I. premier Robert Ghiz recap the state of the nation after this week's Council of the Federation meetings.
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Tory letter to CSIS 'unheard of in my experience' | Phil Gurski

Former CSIS insider Phil Gurksi discusses the Conservatives' letter to CSIS about investigating former Canadian ambassador to China John McCallum's comments to a Chinese media outlet.
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July 12: Tories ask CSIS to investigate former Canadian ambassador to China McCallum's comments

Former CSIS insider Phil Gurski weighs in on a letter the Conservatives sent to CSIS to investigate former Canadian ambassador to China John McCallum for election interference, after he made comments to a Chinese media outlet that cautioned Beijing about a change in government. Meanwhile, the Premiers' League weighs in on federal-provincial relations.
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July 11: Council of the Federation meeting wraps up

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney discusses pipeline approval. Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe discusses interprovincial trade barriers and the problems with the U.S. Buy America Act. CBC Ottawa's Joanne Chianello discusses the Chateau Laurier renovation decision.
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July 10: Bombardier to lay off 550 workers in Thunder Bay, Ont.

Political reaction to 550 Bombardier job losses at a plant in Thunder Bay. Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister gives an update on the Council of the Federation meetings. Quebec Parliamentary Assistant Christopher Skeete explains the province's move to intervene against the federal government in Saskatchewan's Supreme Court challenge on the carbon tax
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July 9: AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde meets with provincial leaders

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde discusses his meeting with the premiers, which focused on Indigenous child welfare and Bill C-92. Arif Virani, the parliamentary secretary to the minister of democratic institutions, talk about the government's election interference protocol. The Power Panel discusses Quebec Bill 21, which bans some public servants from wearing religious symbols.
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July 8: Premiers hold pre-game huddle in Calgary

New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs says he will not file a separate constitutional challenge on the carbon tax. He also discusses the informal Calgary meeting some premiers had ahead of the Council of the Federation meeting in Saskatoon, Sask. P.E.I. Premier Dennis King talks about his first face-to-face meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The Power Panel discusses the latest in party nominations and fundraising.
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'G20 is not a democracies club' | Dennis Horak

Former Canadian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Dennis Horak says he understands the desire to do something in the wake of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, but he doesn't think stripping the kingdom of the right to host the 2020 G20 Summit is the right move.
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JULY 5: UN expert calls on Canada to lead campaign to move Saudi G20 meeting

Agnès Callamard, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, says the 2020 Saudi G20 Summit should be moved in order to bring attention to Saudi Arabia's role in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but former Canadian ambassador to Saudi Arabia Dennis Horak says that might not be effective. Meanwhile, the Power Panel discusses Ontario Tourism Minister Lisa McLeod's outburst at Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk.
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Saudi Arabia should not host next G20, says UN special rapporteur

UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard says she will be asking the Canadian government to advocate to have the 2020 G20 Summit in Saudi Arabia moved elsewhere, or to boycott it altogether.
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July 4: Calls grow for more right whale protection

Fisheries and Oceans Minister Jonathan Wilkinson responds to calls to protect right whales in the Atlantic Ocean, along with a new report on climate change risks. Meanwhile, former United States diplomat Sarah Goldfeder weighs in Canada-U.S. relations and President Donald Trump's Fourth of July parade at the National Mall.
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Should Canada toughen its stance on China? | The Power Panel

Power Panelists Kathleen Monk, Tim Powers, and Amanda Alvaro discuss the latest on the China file, including the news that U.S. President Donald Trump raised the issue of the two detained Canadians with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
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Canada should 'stay on alert' and 'be fully armed' for Russian interference in fall election | Former Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk

Former Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk discusses the support Canada has given to his country, and raises concerns about Russian interference in elections.
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July 3: Majority of Canadians against accepting more refugees, poll suggests

Canadian Council for Refugees executive director Janet Dench responds to a CBC poll suggesting that 57 per cent of Canadians think the country should not accept more refugees. Meanwhile, former Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk discusses Canada's efforts to help bring major reforms to his country.
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July 2: Trudeau 'confident' Trump discussed Canada with Xi

Former Canadian diplomat Colin Robertson weighs in on the state of Canada-China relations following the G20 summit. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announces new measures to help Ukraine battle Russian aggression.
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Democratic debates review

Brent J. Cohen, executive director at Generation Progress, and Brett Bruen, former American diplomat who worked in the Obama administration, review the first round of Democratic debates.
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Democratic debates preview

Former Ohio Senate Democratic leader Capri Cafaro and Brent J. Cohen, executive director at Generation Progress Action, preview what to expect in the first round of Democratic debates.
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June 28: Trudeau speaks with Xi at G20

Former Canadian Ambassador to China Guy Saint-Jacques weighs in on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's "brief, constructive interactions" with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Constitutional law professor Errol Mendes on Ontario losing its court challenge against the federal carbon tax. Plus, a review of the Democratic debates.
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June 27: PM Trudeau arrives in Japan for G20

International Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr discusses the G20 summit and China's move to halt all imports of Canadian meat. Ian Anderson, president of the Trans Mountain Corporation, on next steps in the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.