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Power Panel on floor-crossing MP's prior praise for Trudeau

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B.C. Solicitor General on pot border issues as legalization date looms

'The US administration has absolutely zero interest in dealing with this issue...and that's a problem,' says Mike Farnworth.
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Canada's high-profile floor crossers of the past

A P&P peek into some of the most shocking floor crossing moments in Canadian politics.
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Sarah Goldfeder on latest U.S. NAFTA threats to Canada

'Now is the moment for Canada to really come to the table and finish this out,' says the former U.S. diplomat as Chrystia Freeland heads back to Washington.
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Dominic LeBlanc on his ethics rules breach

"With the advantage of hindsight, that would have been a preferable course of action," the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs says.
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Sept 18: New NAFTA threats, an ethics violation, and border buzzkill

Katie Simpson and a former U.S. diplomat walk us through the latest NAFTA threats facing Canada. Plus: Min. Dominic LeBlanc on breaching the ethics rules, and B.C. Solicitor-General Mike Farnsworth on legal pot and the border
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Power Panel on floor-crossing: is it undemocratic?

The Power Panel weighs in on the most recent - and dramatic - floor-crossing in Canadian politics.
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Quebec leaders face off in first English-language debate

The CBC's polls analyst Eric Grenier breaks down what's at stake for each of the leaders.
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One month to go before pot legalization

'Frankly if you show up at the border looking like Cheech and Chong, you're going into secondary,' says the government's pot lead, Min. Bill Blair.
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Liberal MP crosses the floor to join Scheer's Conservatives

'That final decision doesn't happen until I was in the moment and I stood up,' says Leona Alleslev.
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Sept. 17: The House is back!

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer and the newest member of his caucus, former Liberal MP Leona Alleslev on her dramatic floor-crossing. Plus: Bill Blair.
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Party priorities as Parliament returns

MPs Kevin Lamoureaux, Candice Bergen and Ruth Ellen Brosseau discuss their parties' priorities as the House returns for the fall sitting.
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'I just want to have this debate'

Quebec MP and founder of The People's Party of Canada Maxime Bernier joined Power & Politics Friday to discuss his new party and platform.
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Sept. 14: Feel the Bern; NAFTA or 'Shaftya'?

Quebec MP Maxime Bernier discusses the official launch his new party. Plus, Derek Burney has a "new name" for NAFTA and Aaron Blake on Paul Manafort's guilty plea.
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'He did the right thing': Former premiers back Doug Ford's use of the notwithstanding clause

Former premiers Christy Clark, Brad Wall and Jean Charest joined Power & Politics Thursday to discuss Ontario Premier Doug Ford's decision to use the notwithstanding clause to shrink the size of Toronto city council. All three were unanimous in saying Justin Trudeau should not intervene.
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Sept. 13: Premiers' League and a reboot for the NDP

Three former premiers weigh in on whether or not Ontario Premier Doug Ford should use the notwithstanding clause. Plus: NDP leader Jagmeet Singh.
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Sept. 12: Chaos at Queen's Park and Federal Election Countdown

Premier Doug Ford's parliamentary assistant Stephen Lecce on invoking the notwithstanding clause, and it's 400 days until the 2019 election - are the parties ready?
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Sept. 11: Crossing a line, and the NDP's reset

Debate heats up over the - yep, infamous notwithstanding clause - and P&P explains what's at stake. Plus: Two outgoing NDP MPs on whether Singh has the confidence of the party.
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Sept. 10: Notwithstanding

Ontario Municipalities Minister Steve Clark on Doug Ford's plan to invoke the notwithstanding clause to ensure he can nearly halve Toronto City Council. Plus, an update on NAFTA.
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Sept. 7: Failure to launch

For a second week in a row, NAFTA talks concluded without a deal. John Weekes and Adam Taylor weigh in. Plus, Obama jumps back into the political spotlight.
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Sept. 6: Access denied and the Wild West Wing

68 former NDP MPs and MLAs sign a letter criticizing Jagmeet Singh's handling of the complaints against Erin Weir. Plus: political fallout in D.C. after a bombshell anonymous op-ed goes live.
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Sept. 5: NAFTA talks resume and Trump resistance bombshell

We look at Canada's red lines on NAFTA as talks restart, and the New York Times' Ken Vogel walks us through his paper's unprecedented anonymous op-ed detailing an inner White House resistance movement.
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Sept. 4: Request denied

An opposition bid to grill the Prime Minister's team on pipelines is blocked. Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi discusses. Plus, Derek Burney on NAFTA, Chapter 19.
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Sept. 3: Renters for life?

Data suggests millennials face a housing crisis. Why? David Coletto and Paul Kershaw discuss. Plus, Senator Anne Cools on her more than 34 years in the Senate.
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Aug. 31: No deal and no pipeline

After days of talks, Canada failed to reach an agreement with the U.S. on NAFTA. What happens next? Laura Dawson weighs in. Plus, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley on Trans Mountain.
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Aug. 30: Put a plug in it

The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is in limbo after a court rejected Ottawa's approval of the project. What happens next? Finance Minister Bill Morneau. Plus, Squamish Nation's Khelsilem Rivers.
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Aug. 29: Don't you Dairy

Trudeau says he'll defend supply management in Canada, but will he be forced to make concessions to Trump? Former Quebec Premier Jean Charest weighs in. Plus, Minister Bill Blair on guns, drugs and border security.
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Aug. 28: Crunch time for Canada

Mexico's ambassador to Canada and former U.S. Trade Representative and original NAFTA negotiator Carla Hills discuss Mexico's deal with the United States and its ramifications for Canada.