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Canadian ambassador expects NAFTA talks will resume in the next few weeks

Canada's ambassador to the U.S. David MacNaughton tells Power & Politics he expects NAFTA talks will resume in the next few weeks. MacNaughton says coming to an agreement on autos will allow talks to advance to the outstanding issues of dispute resolution and the proposed "sunset clause."
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July 20, 2018: NAFTA in limbo and web warfare

Canada's ambassador to the U.S. hopes NAFTA talks will resume in the next few weeks. Plus: P&P convenes the Premiers' League with former premiers Christy Clark and Darrell Dexter.
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July 19: Saskatchewan and Ontario team up on carbon fight

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe on his alliance with Doug Ford to fight the federal carbon tax plan. Plus: Ontario's Economic Development minister on the message he's bringing to Washington.
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July 18: Summer shuffle

P&P gives you all the analysis of the Prime Minister's summer cabinet shuffle. Plus: the new Minister of Border Security Bill Blair, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna on the carbon tax, and Trump's latest word mix-up.
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July 17: Cooked books and double negatives

Trump says he misspoke at yesterday's summit with Putin. Is anyone buying it? Plus, Doug Ford launches an inquiry into 'cooked books' and Brian Pallister wants to land the interprovincial-trade plane.
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From foes to friends, and border backlash

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin meet in Helsinki for a high-stakes, high-drama summit. Brookings Institution's Dr. Alina Polyakova gives P&P the political analysis, then Finland's ambassador to Canada explains why his country hosted the meeting. Plus: MPs on why they're holding emergency immigration meetings this summer, and the Power Panel discusses the Ford government's clarification on sex-ed changes.
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Ontario fights the feds and Mueller drops the hammer

Ontario refuses to sign a joint communique on immigration, and the fallout between Immigration Min. Ahmed Hussen and his provincial counterpart Lisa MacLeod is explosive. P&P has all the analysis from Katie Simpson and the Power Panel. Plus: Pod Save America's Dan Pfeiffer looks ahead to the Democrats' road map for 2020, and PEI's Environment Minister explains why his province reversed course on carbon pricing.
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Crisis averted and Ontario's speech from the throne

Donald Trump reaffirmed U.S. commitment to NATO today. Former NATO supreme allied commander James Stavridis tells Power & Politics that it's crisis averted...for now. Plus, Doug Ford's government laid out its agenda in a throne speech today. Was it more notable for what it didn't include? Our Ontario panel weighs in.
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July 11 Chief Antagonizer and Ontario goes old school

Donald Trump berates NATO allies on defence spending at the leaders' summit. Will his pressure tactics make the alliance stronger, or drive it apart? Former Canadian and US ambassadors to NATO Yves Brodeur and Ivo Daalder are here. Plus, Doug Ford's government announces they're reverting to the 1998 sex-ed curriculum, and the Hydro One CEO and board are out.
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Greyhound's end of the road and NATO showdown looming

Did governments see the Greyhound cuts coming, and could they have stopped it? P&P talks to the beleaguered bus company's regional vice president for Western Canada. Plus, a British Conservative MP gives us the inside scoop on the Brexit chaos inside Theresa May's government, and the Power Panel assesses how parties will up their games on fundraising.
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July 9 Military might and May Day in the UK

Prime Minister Trudeau extends Canada's military mission in Latvia - is it an effort to appease Donald Trump's complaints on defence spending ahead of the NATO summit? MPs debate. Plus, former senior counsel to Canada on CETA Christophe Bondy fills us in from London on the latest Brexit blow as some of Theresa May's top ministers resign in protest.
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Power and Politics July 06, 2018

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'The risk that B.C. is being asked to bear is simply not acceptable'

B.C. Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver discusses the provincial government's opposition to Trans Mountain as the federal government meets in Ottawa to discuss how to save the pipeline.
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Power and Politics January 23, 2018

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Liberals pledge to cut small business tax rate to 9%

MPs - Joel Lightbound (Liberal), Pierre Poilievre (Conservative), and Nathan Cullen (NDP) discuss
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Original NAFTA negotiator Carla Hills calls deal 'a great advance'

Former USTR Ambassador Carla Hills discusses President Trump's statement that he will "probably" terminate NAFTA.
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Cutting off MPs

Chris Rands on how the Speak of the House of Commons warns MPs that their speaking time is up
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Airline passenger advocate 'profoundly disappointed' in proposed law

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U.S. may expand its military role in Afghanistan

Stephen Saideman, Paterson Chair in International Affairs at Carleton University, discusses what might be behind this move and what it could mean for Canada