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Power & Politics

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How should political leaders address anti-black racism?

Power & Politics speaks to Philadelphia City council member Jamie Gauthier about the protests in response to the killing of George Floyd. Also on the show, Ottawa mayor Jim Watson on why he's joining a protest on Friday, and Minister of Diversity and Inclusion Bardish Chagger on how the government is addressing anti-black racism and discrimination.

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Canadian leaders decry anti-black racism, as protests rage

Power & Politics speaks to NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh about racism in Canada, as anti-racism demonstrations continue across the United States and Canada. Also on the show, Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna on fast-tracking $2.2-billion to municipalities hit hard by the pandemic.

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Ford now considering regional re-opening of Ontario

Power & Politics speaks to Middlesex-London Medical Officer of Health Dr. Chris Mackie about what a regional re-opening strategy could mean for Ontario. Also on the show, Transport Minister Marc Garneau on extending the cruise ship ban, and whether or not airlines will need to reimburse passengers to get federal funding.

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Does Canada deserve a seat on the UN Security Council?

Power & Politics speaks to Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations Marc-André Blanchard about the campaign for one of two non-permanent seats on the UN Security Council that open up next month. Also on the show, New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs on what the new COVID-19 cluster means for his province.

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Judge rules extradition process for Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou should proceed

Power & Politics speaks to former Canadian ambassadors to China David Mulroney and Guy Saint-Jacques about what the Meng ruling could mean for Canada's relationship with China. Also on the show, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan on the military's deployment to long-term care homes in Ontario and Quebec.

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Military report alleges horrific conditions in Ontario long-term care homes

Power & Politics speaks to Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath about the Canadian Armed Forces' report into the state of the five Ontario long-term care homes it has been deployed to. Former federal health minister Jane Philpott, Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown, and the Power Panel also weigh in.

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Should political parties use the wage subsidy?

Power & Politics speaks to Conservative leadership candidate Erin O'Toole about if political parties should be able to use the wage subsidy program to pay staff. Plus, Small Business Minister Mary Ng on the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance program, which opens today.

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China moves to end Hong Kong's autonomy

Power & Politics speaks to Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne on the Canada-China relationship, and whether Canada will denounce a law that some critics say will allow China to crackdown on Hong Kong protests. Also on the show, healthcare professionals warn Canada isn't ready for a second wave of COVID-19.

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Political parties using federal wage subsidy

Power & Politics speaks to NDP National Director Anne McGrath about why her party needs the 75% wage subsidy. Also on the show, former Canadian ambassador to China Guy Saint-Jacques on China's controversial national security law that could erode Hong Kong's autonomy, and Dr. Peter Lin takes your COVID-19 questions.

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The Power & Politics podcast is taking a break

The COVID-19 story is changing rapidly, with news breaking often when the TV show is on the air. It can leave the information in the podcast out of date, so it is taking a break for the time being. Host Vassy Kapelos explains the situation, as well as where you can still catch the show.

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Feds warn against all international travel

Treasury Board President Jean Yves-Duclos on how the government is responding to the coronavirus pandemic. Anne McLellan, who served as federal health minister during the SARS outbreak, weighs in on how Canada and the world is responding to the crisis. World Health Organization Assistant Director-General Bruce Aylward on the state of the pandemic.

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Prime Minister Trudeau and wife Sophie are self-isolating

Power & Politics speaks to Treasury Board President Jean-Yves Duclos about Sophie Grégoire Trudeau being tested for COVID-19, the latest on Canada's efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19, and U.S. President Donald Trump's travel restrictions between the U.S. and parts of Europe. Also on the show, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney.

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World Health Organization declares COVID-19 a pandemic

Power & Politics speaks to Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland about the government's $1B package to combat the spread and economic impacts of COVID-19. Two opposition MPs weigh in right after.

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Feds to announce economic support measures Wednesday

Power & Politics speaks to Treasury Board President Jean-Yves Duclos about what measures to expect. Tony Clement, who served as Ontario health minister during SARS, discusses Canada's efforts to contain COVID-19. CIBC Chief Economist Avery Shenfeld on the state of global markets.

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Stocks tank, oil crashes as COVID-19 spreads

Power & Politics speaks to MPs and economists about the economic impacts of the coronavirus. Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley on how Alberta and the federal government should respond to the crash of global oil prices.

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Feds earmark $27M for COVID-19 research

Power & Politics speaks to Treasury Board President Jean-Yves Duclos, and researchers Darryl Falzarano and Maxim Berezovski. Plus, Business Council of Canada's Brian Kingston weighs in on how the outbreak is hitting Canada's economy.

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Trudeau says 'knee-jerk reactions' won't stop spread of COVID-19

Power & Politics speaks to Public Safety Minister Bill Blair about the government's response to coronavirus as well as the blockades. Plus, Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains on the government's plan to reduce cellphone bills, and Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister on why his government is reintroducing a carbon tax.

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