CBC News | Power & Politics

Latest

Video

1:34:27

Video

From coast to coast, nearly 30,000 people are out of their homes due to wildfires

June 2, 2023 - The number of out-of-control fires burning across Canada is rising. Power and Politics has updates from Nova Scotia and Quebec. Plus, an interview with Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez about Bill C-18.
Video

1:38:01

Video

More than 20,000 Nova Scotians driven from their homes by fires

June 1, 2023 - Power and Politics speaks with the mayor of Halifax. Plus, an interview with Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair on how the federal government is dealing with an unprecedented fire season.
Video

1:36:58

Video

Opposition MPs say David Johnson must go

May 31, 2023 - Opposition MPs say David Johnston should be removed as special rapporteur. What happens if the prime minister ignores that call? Power and Politics asks NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. Plus, crews in Nova Scotia are battling three out-of-control fires, one just outside Halifax. Power and Politics speaks to Premier Tim Houston about his call for federal help.
Video

1:28:46

Video

Danielle Smith wins in Alberta

May 30, 2023- The United Conservative Party wins a second straight majority in Alberta. Power and Politics speaks with Premier Smith about her diminished caucus and what she plans to do with it. Plus, the federal NDP is demanding a public inquiry into foreign interference and is calling on David Johnston to step down as special rapporteur. Why won't Jagmeet Singh use his leverage and threaten to pull support for the Liberals? The Power Panel weighs in.
Video

1:39:06

Video

It's election day in Alberta

May 29, 2023 - After a four-week campaign, voters now have a choice between Danielle Smith of the United Conservative Party and Rachel Notley of the Alberta New Democratic Party. A special edition of Power and Politics breaks down key moments in the race. We speak to Alberta political pundits and two campaign insiders just hours before the polls close.
Video

1:36:04

Video

Who will be Alberta's next premier?

It's the final stretch of what could be the closest election in Alberta's history. Power and Politics speaks with two campaign insiders and pollster Janet Brown. Plus, we talk with Professor Philippe Lagassé, who argues governors general shouldn't be "seen or heard from" after their appointments are up.
Video

1:36:05

Video

David Johnston agrees to testify before a parliamentary committee by June 6

Opposition parties are demanding to hear from the special rapporteur at committee as soon as possible. Former CSIS director Ward Elcock and the Power Panel help to unpack the political haggling over Johnston’s committee appearance. Plus, two experts break down Canada’s move to restore relations with Saudi Arabia.
Video

1:41:01

Video

Opposition parties demand public inquiry despite Johnston's report

May 24, 2023 - The backlash to the special rapporteur's interim report on foreign interference is growing. Power and Politics speaks to Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino and opposition MPs. Plus, we talk to The Globe and Mail reporters whose reporting helped spark the national conversation on election interference.
Video

1:47:04

Video

Special rapporteur David Johnston recommends against calling a public inquiry into foreign interference

May 23, 2023 - Power and Politics breaks down David Johnston’s report on election interference with reaction from NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and national security experts.
Video

45:33

Video

Will David Johnston recommend a public inquiry into foreign interference?

May 22, 2023 - The former chief commissioner of the MMIWG national inquiry, Marion Buller weighs in on her experience conducting a public inquiry. Plus, British Columbia's District Attorney, Niki Sharma responds to federal bail legislation.
Video

1:32:45

Video

Bill Blair took months to approve CSIS surveillance of Liberal powerbroker, says new report.

May 19, 2023- Another intelligence leak related to foreign interference puts former public safety minister Bill Blair in the crosshairs. Former CSIS director Richard Fadden discusses the report. Plus, Unifor national president Lana Payne talks to Power and Politics about Ontario promising more cash to Stellantis.
Video

1:44:40

Video

Debate rages over federal safer supply funding

May 18, 2023 - A deep dive into the government's toxic drug response. Power and Politics speaks to Mental Health and Addictions Minister Carolyn Bennett, Leslie McBain of Moms Stop the Harm and a doctor providing addictions treatment on the frontlines. Plus, Alberta's ethics commissioner says Premier Danielle Smith contravened the Conflicts of Interest Act. The Power Panel weighs in ahead of the provincial leaders' debate.
Video

1:45:37

Video

A pilots' strike threatens to ground WestJet flights this long weekend

Are Canadians in for another round of travel disruptions? We'll find out where talks stand from WestJet CEO Alexis von Hoensbroech and the head of the pilots' union. Plus, the federal government's proposed bail reform measures are getting mixed reviews. Power and Politics speaks to Saskatchewan's justice minister. political scene.
Video

2:30:58

Video

Are the Liberal government's bail reforms enough to make Canada's streets safer?

May 16, 2023- After months of calls to fix what critics call a broken bail system, the Liberal government has announced bail reform legislation. Justice Minister David Lametti joins Power and Politics to discuss the changes. Plus, Canada's annual inflation rate is up for the first time in nearly a year. The CBC's Peter Armstrong weighs in.political scene.
Video

1:39:28

Video

Will feds make good on electric vehicle deal?

May 15, 2023 - National president of Unifor Lana Payne weighs in on the future of Stellantis. Plus, a snapshot of Alberta's election polling.
Video

1:49:16

Video

Will the government pay to search a landfill for slain women?

May 12, 2023 - Power & Politics speaks to a family member and an MP who are calling for a search of a Winnipeg landfill for the bodies of two Indigenous women. And we look at what one of Canada's most unaffordable cities is doing about the rising cost of living.political scene.
Video

1:38:27

Video

An exclusive interview with the president of Moldova

May 11, 2023 - Moldova's President Maia Sandu discusses the threat posed by Russia and how the West can fight it. Plus, a foreign agents registry is coming to Canada. Experts weigh in on why it took so long.
Video

1:43:06

Video

Is there more retaliation to come after Canada expelled a Chinese diplomat?

Every weekday, Power and Politics guides Canadians through the country's political news, with a regular cast of political panelists and the continuously unfolding drama of the Canadian political scene.
Video

1:38:38

Video

Beijing expels a Canadian diplomat in retaliation for similar move by Ottawa

Canada and China have expelled diplomats tit-for-tat — will it end there? We speak to a former minister of national defence and a prominent Canadian Hong Konger. Plus, more Power and Politics on the wildfire emergency in Alberta.
Video

1:55:01

Video

Wildfires in Alberta have forced nearly 30,000 people from their homes

May 8, 2023- Alberta asks for federal assistance with wildfires, including military support. Power and Politics speaks to the federal minister for emergency preparedness. Plus, Canada has expelled a Chinese diplomat suspected of targeting a Conservative MP and his family. Power and Politics speaks with the parliamentary secretary to the minister of foreign affairs and the former Canadian ambassador to China.
Video

1:41:59

Video

Prime minister is pressed for answers on China interference

May 5, 2023 - Could Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have received a briefing from CSIS on Chinese government threats to MPs? Two people who worked in the Prime Minister's Office give their insights. Plus, the Power Panel weighs in on the chaos in the House of Commons.

now