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O'Leary sues the government
Former Conservative leadership candidate Kevin O'Leary on why he's suing Elections Canada. Peter MacKay discusses child killer transfers to healing lodges. The Power Panel - Amanda Alvaro, Tim Powers, Kathleen Monk and Chris Hall weigh in on both stories.
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Child killer transfer revelations
A P&P exclusive on the number of child killers held in Indigenous healing lodges since 2011. Plus: Canada pursues trade with Asia.
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Khashoggi tapes, electoral reform and Florida recounts
Justin Trudeau confirms Canada has seen the Khashoggi death tapes. Plus: B.C. will debate electoral reform and the Power Panel on Putin's thumbs-up.
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A 'sip of milk' for NAFTA 2.0
Derek Burney and the Power Panel talk NAFTA 2.0.. Christy Clark, Bob Rae and Robert Ghiz talk U.S. midterms and the Canada-U.S. relationship. Plus, N.B. Premier Blaine Higgs.
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Power Lunch: Maxime Bernier
People's Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier sat down with Vassy to talk climate change, feminism and what he has in common with Justin Trudeau.
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Sexting revelations, Bombardier cuts
Tony Clement admits to more than one inappropriate exchange. Plus, MPs and the Power Panel debate Bombardier job cuts and Rick Mercer reads a passage from his new book.
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Clement gets the boot, U.S. midterms divide Congress
MP Tony Clement gets the boot from Conservative caucus amidst his sexting scandal - communications strategist Jaime Watt weighs in. Plus, Canada's Ambassador to the U.S. David MacNaughton on what a divided Congress means for Canada-U.S. relations and the Power Panel talks Clement, Wilson, omnibus bills and midterm elections.
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U.S. Midterms Countdown and Ford cabinet shuffle
We break down what's at stake in tomorrow's U.S. midterm races, and party strategists debate the tactics behind Premier Ford's surprise shake-up. Plus: the Power Panel on the Ford cabinet shuffle, and retired General Rick Hillier on a special WWI project as the Armistice centenary approaches.
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N.B. Liberals fall and U.S. midterm strategies
Outgoing Premier Brian Gallant discusses the fall of the Liberal government in New Brunswick. Plus, the Washington Post's Aaron Blake previews Tuesday's U.S. midterms and former Liberal cabinet minister John Manley joins Vassy for the second instalment of Power Lunch. The Power Panel talks New Brunswick politics and Adrienne Clarkson.
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Boosting immigration and chronic shortages
Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen discusses the government's plan to boost immigration targets. Hexo's Terry Lake explains why Canada is facing Cannabis shortages. The Power Panel talks immigration and the carbon tax. Canada Saudi Business Council President weighs in on ties between the two countries after the Khashoggi killing before Thomas Juneau offers a reality check.
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Greyhound gaps, financial privacy
Statistics Canada's chief statistician on why the agency wants the financial transaction records of Canadians. Transport Minister Marc Garneau on Greyhound cuts. Marco Mendicino on former GG expenses.
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A father's plea and debating debates
The father of "Jihadi Jack" says information exists that proves his son was not a supporter of the Islamic State. Plus Minister of Democratic Institutions Karina Gould on the nomination of the first ever debates commissioner.
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Byelection blues and transportation employee fatigue
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh blasts Trudeau for byelection delay. Plus: a new report on employee fatigue in the transport industry has Canadians wondering just how safe our skies are.
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David Frum weighs in on the political climate in the U.S. as authorities arrest a "partisan" suspect in the mail bomb case. Plus, Public Services Minister Carla Qualtrough on the state of the problem-plagued Phoenix pay system. And the Power Panel weighs in on Jason Kenney's proposed "war room" for the oil industry and Maxime Bernier's climate change question.
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Dutch PM visits, WTO seeks reform in Ottawa
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on the 'right sort' of populist politicians. Plus: can the World Trade Organization save itself? WTO chief Roberto Azevedo is here.
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U.S. bomb scare and a carbon-climate election
Several high-profile Trump-critics were targeted with homemade bombs Wednesday - stateside reporters bring us the latest. Plus, the man behind Manitoba's now defunct climate change strategy weighs in on the pricing carbon in Canada. And Alberta's environment minister weighs in on Bill C-69.
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Pollution and your pocketbook
What will the federally-imposed carbon tax mean for your bank account? Min. Dominic LeBlanc, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, and Ontario Min. of Environment Rod Phillips are here.
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Relationship under review
MPs debate and Bob Rae weighs in on the Canadian arms deal with Saudi Arabia. Plus, an Ont. MPP plans on tabling a bill aimed at punishing returning ISIS fighters. Eric Grenier and the Power Panel preview the 2019 federal election.
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Tariff turbulence and showdown in New Brunswick
Zekelman Industries CEO Barry Zekelman says Canada should accept U.S. quotas on steel and aluminum and former Industry Minister James Moore shares a post-NAFTA update. Plus: Power Panel on New Brunswick's Liberals' throne speech plan.
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The thorny issue of Canadian detainees fighting in Syria
What risk do returning Canadian ISIS fighters pose? Amarnath Amarasingam met with some of the detainees in Syria. Plus: the Power Panel on politicians blocking people on social media and P&P looks ahead to the U.S. midterms.
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Legal weed - Day 1
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale discusses the Liberal governments plan to issue pot pardons today. Plus, former premiers Christy Clark and Robert Ghiz and two licensed producers weigh in on day one of legalization.
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Ready, set, roll
On this special show, P&P tells you everything you need to know about pot legalization. Plus: Pot pardons, roadside testing for impaired driving, the road to legalization, U.S. border concerns, and the Power Panel takes your questions.
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Policing legal weed
We're just two days away from legal weed. Are police ready? Vassy asks CACP President Adam Palmer. Canada's former ambassador to Saudi Arabia weighs in on the Jamal Khashoggi case. Plus, the Power Panel discusses the Conservative attack lines of the new USMCA trade deal, and Canadian ISIS fighters detained abroad.
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Challenging the law
A marijuana executive plans to fight the country's new drug-impaired driving rules. How will the new laws hold up? Vassy asks the B.C. Solicitor General. Plus, new Canadian steel safeguards anger Mexico. And Trudeau comments on Jamal Khashoggi's assassination.
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Duty to consult?
Constitutional law expert Errol Mendes weighs in on the Supreme Court's ruling on the government's duty to consult First Nations before introducing new legislation. The Washington Post's Aaron Blake discusses Kanye West's visit to the White House and the continued fallout from Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance. Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association, whether Canada could benefit from a U.S.-China trade war. Plus, the Power Panel talks new steel safeguards and the U.S. border.
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Canada is one week out from legalization. Is Canada really ready for this new era? We hear from MPs, a senior policy analyst with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, and, of course, the Power Panel. Plus, the authors of a new report on why they're calling on Canada to grow its trade with China.
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'Two bad options'
Former senior CSIS analyst Jessica Davis on Canadian ISIS fighter Muhammad Ali. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer on India, climate change. Plus, the Power Panel weighs in on Ali, Scheer, and Stephen Harper's new book.
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Marijuana growing pains and Russian cyberattacks
Are pot suppliers ready for demand come Oct. 17? Plus: the COO of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sports on being targeted by Russian hackers, and Stephen Harper's former trade adviser Adam Taylor on the USMCA.
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Manitoba's carbon defiance and Russia's brazen attacks
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister on backing out of a carbon tax. Plus: the head of Canada's new cyber-security centre on Russian cyberattack allegations.
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'From a father to a father'
Tori Stafford's father, Rodney Stafford, on the transfer of his daughter's killer to a healing lodge. Mary Campbell, former director general of criminal justice with Public Safety, on the government's powers when it comes to individual cases. Plus, Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi and Chief of the Coldwater Indian Band Lee Spahan on the government plan for Trans Mountain.
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Trump card on China, and LNG gets the green light
Is a trade deal with China off the table thanks to the new USMCA? Trade Diversification Min. Jim Carr is here. Plus: Andrew Weaver on the LNG deal, Eric digs into the stunning Quebec election results, and the U.S. ambassador to NATO veers off Trump's script.
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New NAFTA deal
Canada, the U.S. and Mexico secured a new trade deal Sunday night. Was it a win for Canada? On today's pod: Canadian Ambassador to the U.S. David MacNaughton, opposition MPs Dean Allison and Tracey Ramsey, former premiers Christy Clark, Bob Rae and Jean Charest, Ontario Trade Minister Jim Wilson and the Power Panel - Yolande James, Brad Lavigne, Rachel Curran and Marie Vastel.
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N.B power play and NAFTA uncertainty
Canada looks set to miss the U.S. NAFTA deadline - Katie Simpson and the Power Panel weigh in. Plus, an N.B. power play and the latest on the Kavanaugh confirmation saga.
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Kavanaugh and his accuser testify
Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have both testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. The Power Panel and two American journalists weigh in with their analysis.
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Trump's stunning press conference
It was always going to be spectacular - but at times it was stunning. U.S. President Donald Trump stood before a packed room of reporters and fielded questions for more than 80 minutes today. He covered a lot of ground - from the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh to his plans for North Korea and Iran. The Power Panel and former Senior State Department Official Thomas Countryman break it down on today's pod.
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New Brunswick political deadlock and Trump, Trudeau at UN
New Brunswick's PC leader Blaine Higgs on what's next in the province's election limbo. Plus: the Power Panel on "unparliamentary language" in Question Period today, and Trump and Trudeau avoid trade tension at the UN.
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Pitching Canada to the UN
The latest on the tornado that ripped through Ottawa and parts of Quebec. Plus: Ont. Liberal finance critic Mitzi Hunter on Ontario's finance probe, and former ambassador to the UN Paul Heinbecker on what's happening behind-the-scenes as Canada campaigns for a seat at the UN Security Council.
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Pipeline review redo
Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi on the new review of the Trans Mountain pipeline, MPs respond. Plus, Ontario Finance Minister Vic Fedeli on his province's deficit.
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Slow and tense
International Trade Minister Jim Carr on the state of NAFTA talks. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna from the G7 environment summit. Plus, Canada's Amb. to the UN on Canada's quest for a seat at the UN Security Council.
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'Step it up'
Ontario Trade Minister Jim Wilson on NAFTA talks. Trade Analyst Simon Lester discusses warnings from U.S. lawmakers. Plus, Ford gets a win in his quest to shrink Toronto city council; two councillors weigh in.
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New NAFTA threats and a 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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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 on the one-month countdown to pot legalization.
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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 digs into Paul Manafort's guilty plea.
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Premiers' League and a reboot for the NDP
Former premiers Christy Clark, Brad Wall and Jean Charest weigh in on Ontario Premier Doug Ford's use of the notwithstanding clause. Plus: NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, Toronto Mayor John Tory and Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath.
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Chaos at Queen's Park and 400 days to go!
Premier Doug Ford's parliamentary assistant Stephen Lecce on invoking the notwithstanding clause, and it's 400 days until the 2019 election - as the Liberals and NDP gather for caucus meetings, are the parties ready?
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A constitutional quagmire
Doug Ford's plan to use the notwithstanding clause has sparked a fierce debate in Canadian politics. Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman and Halifax Mayor Mike Savage discuss. Plus, the Power Panel and University of Regina Professor Emeritus John Whyte weigh in.
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Doug Ford says he will invoke the notwithstanding clause to shrink the size of Toronto city council. Why? Ontario Municipalities Minister Steve Clark discusses before Toronto city councillors Josh Matlow and Justin Di Ciano go toe-to-toe over the issue. Then University of Ottawa law professor Errol Mendes and the Power Panel weigh in.
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Failure to launch
For a second week in a row, NAFTA talks concluded without a deal. How much longer can talks drag on? John Weekes and Adam Taylor weigh in. Plus, Obama jumps back into the political spotlight and MPs discuss Trans Mountain and the duty to consult Indigenous people.
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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, Rachel Notley on her TMX meeting with Trudeau, and Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson on the opioid crisis in B.C.
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NAFTA talks resume and Trump resistance bombshell
Power & Politics looks 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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P&P Power Lunch with Governor General Julie Payette
Power & Politics kicks off its fall season with Power Lunch - and our first guest is Governor General Julie Payette. Find out why she's not apologizing for her thoughts on global warming, the legacy she hopes to leave as GG, and the most popular Canadian food amongst astronauts in space.
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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 talks and why he says Canada shouldn't budge on Chapter 19.
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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 and Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic Leblanc on Trans Mountain.
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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 council member and spokesperson Khelsilem Rivers.
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Don't you dairy
Trudeau says he'll defend supply management in Canada, but will he ultimately 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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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. Plus: the Power Panel analyzes the repercussions for Jagmeet Singh as another NDP incumbent announces she won't be running for re-election in 2019.
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Canada left behind?
Mexico and the U.S. reached a preliminary trade deal - is Canada getting left behind? Chair of the Canada-U.S. Cabinet Committee Marc Garneau discusses. Laura Dawson weighs in. Plus, Bob Rae discusses a new UN report that says top military figures in that country should face genocide charges.
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Special: Conservative Party Convention
P&P was in Halifax today, where three thousand Conservatives from across the country gathered for their pre-election policy convention. The timing wasn't ideal. Just yesterday, former leadership candidate Maxime Bernier quit the party - raising fears of a possible split. Today, high-profile Conservatives did their best to downplay those fears. But questions remain. Could Bernier's future party split the vote in 2019? Are the Tories really unified? Conservative Deputy Leader Lisa Raitt weighed in. But first - the man at the centre of the chaos - Maxime Bernier joined Vassy Kapelos from Ottawa to discuss why he left the party.
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'Intellectually and morally corrupt'
Maxime Bernier announced today that he is walking away from the Conservative party to start his own party. Could it divide the vote in 2019? Party Whip Mark Strahl weighs in before the power panel takes a crack at it. Plus, former Mexican congressman Agustin Barrios Gomez on the state of play in NAFTA talks.
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Nothing to see here
U.S. President Donald Trump insists he's done nothing wrong, despite being implicated by his former lawyer in a federal crime. How might this all unfold? Former U.S federal prosecutor John Flannery and former U.S. independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin weigh in. Plus, the power panel digs into Maxime Bernier's latest tweets.
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Lottery no more
The government is scrapping the family reunification lottery system. Why? Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen discusses. Plus, the power panel weighs in on the Trudeau-heckler incident.
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Rewarding the rich?
Most CRA auditors polled say Canada's tax system is skewed to protect the wealthy. PIPSC President Debi Daviau weighs in. Plus, ITK President Natan Obed.
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