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MMIWG Inquiry wraps up final hearings

'Timelines and accountability' will be key going forward, says Chief Commissioner Marion Buller.
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Concerns about China | Power Panel

Jen, Martin, Marie and Paul discuss the Canada-China dispute.
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How will China's economic slowdown affect Canada?

'The potential for short-term pain is really substantial,' says Scotiabank deputy chief economist Brett House.
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Dec. 14: China dispute and Parliament rises for 2018

P&P digs into the political and economic consequences of the Canada-China conflict. Plus: the Power Panel recaps 2018's political wins and losses.
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National Governors Association on new NAFTA

Scott Pattison, executive director and CEO of the National Governors Association, assesses the future of the new trade deal between Canada, the United States and Mexico
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'There is a way to climb down'

Eurasia Group's Michael Hirson joined Power & Politics to discuss the elevated Canada-China-U.S. tensions and whether there is a way to bring down the temperature.
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Dec. 13: China confirms detention of two Canadians

How should the government respond to China's detention of two Canadians? MPs debate. Plus, Brock University's Charles Burton and Eurasia Group's Michael Hirson discuss the state of Canada-China-U.S. relations.
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'We can't be seen to be backing down'

Former Canadian diplomat to China Gordon Houlden joined Power & Politics Wednesday to discuss the detention of Michael Kovrig, the arrest of Meng Wanzhou and the state of Canada-China relations.
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China confirms Canadian detained

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland provides an update on Meng, Kovrig cases; former Canadian diplomat Gordon Houlden weighs in. Plus, British MP Andrew Percy on British PM Theresa May surviving a no-confidence vote.
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Meet Qualicum Beach's youngest councillor

Robert Filmer is only 20, and represents a community with the oldest median age in Canada.
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'In China, there's no coincidence'

Former Canadian Ambassador to China Guy Saint-Jacques tells Power & Politics that he sees a connection between the Chinese detainment of Michael Kovrig and the Canadian arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou.
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Goodale on controversial transfer of child-killer Michael Rafferty

"He's behind razor wire where he belongs," says the public safety minister.
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Goodale on China's detention of former Canadian diplomat

"Their approach and their culture is different, their tradition, their method of operating," says the public safety minister.
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Canadian detained in China, Alberta's pipe dreams

Should Canadians be worried about travelling to China? Public Safety Min. Ralph Goodale is here. Plus: Alberta's energy minister on new refinery pitch.
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Rodney Stafford on the transfer of Michael Rafferty

Rodney Stafford says he wants his daughter's killers , Michael Rafferty and Terri-Lynne McClintic, to serve out their sentences in maximum security prisons, "where they belong."
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Dec. 10: Child killer transferred, China warns Canada of 'grave consequences'

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'Victims need to be consulted'

Heidi Illingworth, Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime, tells Power & Politics that victims should be consulted before decisions are made to transfer offenders to different correctional facilities.
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Heidi Illingworth | Power Lunch

Heidi Illingworth, Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime, talks to Vassy Kapelos about her work advocating for victim's rights.
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Dec. 7: Prime Minister, premiers gather in Montreal

The Prime Minister and Premiers met today in Montreal for the first ministers meeting. P&P speaks with Premiers Rachel Notley, Scott Moe, Blaine Higgs and Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic Leblanc.
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Potential fallout from Huawei arrest

Former Canadian ambassador to China Guy Saint-Jacques discusses the potential consequences of the arrest of Huawei's CFO.
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Alberta Tories seek to join carbon tax fight

'We are a credible voice,' says United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney as Ottawa opposes pitch.
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P&P Primer on Premiers and the Carbon Tax

Why do some provinces oppose a national carbon price?
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Dec. 6: Premiers pile pressure on PM

Ontario Premier Doug Ford threat to walk out on Trudeau ahead of First Ministers' meeting. Plus: Canada's Huawei arrest.
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Brian Mulroney remembers George H.W. Bush

Former prime minister Brian Mulroney joined Power & Politics Wednesday to reflect on the life and death of former U.S. president George H.W. Bush.
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'If the agenda doesn't change, the premiers will change the agenda' - Pallister

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister joined Power & Politics Wednesday to discuss why he's unhappy with the agenda for the upcoming first ministers meeting in Montreal.
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Dec. 5: Provincial-federal tensions flare, remembering George H.W. Bush

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister on why he's unhappy with the agenda for the upcoming first ministers meeting; Environment Minister Catherine McKenna responds. Plus, former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney on the passing of President George H.W. Bush.
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Canadian youth push for climate action at COP24

'It's something young people see as the biggest threat,' says Dominique Souris of Youth Climate Lab.
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French protests on fuel tax a lesson for other countries?

'The political costs of climate policy are real,' says The Atlantic's Europe correspondent Rachel Donadio on Power & Politics.