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July 19: Iran seizes a British tanker

Iran seized a British oil tanker Friday in the Straight of Hormuz. Middle East analyst Bessma Momani weighs in on the global implications. Plus, Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau on ongoing trade irritants with China. And Ontario Economic Development Minister Vic Fedeli talks Buy America.

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July 18: Trump distances himself from 'send her back' chant

The CBC's Katie Simpson discusses U.S. President Donald Trump's latest comments on the 'send her back' chant that erupted at his rally last night. International Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr discusses CETA ratification in light of the E.U. Summit wrapping up. University of Toronto law professor Audrey Macklin discusses the recent U.S. asylum changes. Meanwhile, the Power Panel discusses Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer's comments about chocolate milk.

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U.S. congressional hearings on Boeing 737 Max crashes

A Canadian man who lost his family in a 737 Max crash testified before a U.S. congressional hearing Wednesday about the impact the crash has had on his life. Former vice-chair of the Canadian Transportation Agency Sam Barone discusses lessons learned from the twin crashes. Plus, President and CEO of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Dennis Darby talks 'Buy American' policies.

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Turkey's purchase of Russian missiles a 'serious and difficult' issue for alliance

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg discusses Turkey's purchase of a Russian missile defence system and the overall state of the alliance. U.S. immigration policy expert Theresa Brown discusses President Donald Trump's move to restrict asylum seekers at the southern border. Meanwhile, the Power Panel talks about the political nature of shipbuilding in Canada.

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Trump defends racially-charged tweets, Democrats respond

U.S. President Donald Trump continued his attacks Monday on four Democratic congresswomen of colour. Then the four Democratic congresswomen held a press conference to respond. The Washington Post's Aaron Blake and the CBC's Katie Simpson discuss. Plus, the Power Panel weighs in.

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Tories ask CSIS to investigate former Canadian ambassador to China McCallum's comments

Former CSIS insider Phil Gurski weighs in on a letter the Conservatives sent to CSIS to investigate former Canadian ambassador to China John McCallum for election interference, after he made comments to a Chinese media outlet that cautioned Beijing about a change in government. Meanwhile, the Premiers' League weighs in on federal-provincial relations.

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Council of the Federation meeting wraps up

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney discusses pipeline approval. Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe discusses interprovincial trade barriers and the problems with the U.S. Buy America Act. CBC Ottawa's Joanne Chianello discusses the Chateau Laurier renovation decision.

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Bombardier to lay off 550 workers in Thunder Bay, Ont.

Political reaction to 550 Bombardier job losses at a plant in Thunder Bay. Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister gives an update on the Council of the Federation meetings. Quebec Parliamentary Assistant Christopher Skeete explains the province's move to intervene against the federal government in Saskatchewan's Supreme Court challenge on the carbon tax.

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde meets with provincial leaders

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde discusses his meeting with the premiers, which focused on Indigenous child welfare and Bill C-92. Arif Virani, the parliamentary secretary to the minister of democratic institutions, talk about the government's election interference protocol. The Power Panel discusses Quebec Bill 21, which bans some public servants from wearing religious symbols.

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Premiers hold pre-game huddle in Calgary

New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs says he will not file a separate constitutional challenge on the carbon tax. He also discusses the informal Calgary meeting some premiers had ahead of the Council of the Federation meeting in Saskatoon, Sask. P.E.I. Premier Dennis King talks about his first face-to-face meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The Power Panel discusses the latest in party nominations and fundraising.

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UN expert calls on Canada to lead campaign to move Saudi G20 meeting

Agnès Callamard, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, says the 2020 Saudi G20 Summit should be moved in order to bring attention to Saudi Arabia's role in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but former Canadian ambassador to Saudi Arabia Dennis Horak says that might not be effective. Meanwhile, the Power Panel discusses Ontario Tourism Minister Lisa McLeod's outburst at Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk.

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Calls grow for more right whale protection

Fisheries and Oceans Minister Jonathan Wilkinson responds to calls to protect right whales in the Atlantic Ocean, along with a new report on climate change risks. Meanwhile, former United States diplomat Sarah Goldfeder weighs in on Trudeau's latest comments on China and President Donald Trump's Fourth of July parade at the National Mall.

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Majority of Canadians against accepting more refugees, poll suggests

Canadian Council for Refugees executive director Janet Dench responds to a CBC poll suggesting that 57 per cent of Canadians think the country should not accept more refugees. Meanwhile, former Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk discusses Canada's efforts to help bring major reforms to his country. Plus, the Power Panel discusses rhetorical jabs from the Chinese government and reported cyber threats to Canada.

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Trudeau 'confident' Trump discussed Canada with Xi

Former Canadian diplomat Colin Robertson weighs in on the state of Canada-China relations following the G20 summit. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announces new measures to help Ukraine battle Russian aggression.

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Trudeau speaks with Xi at G20

Former Canadian Ambassador to China Guy Saint-Jacques weighs in on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's "brief, constructive interactions" with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Constitutional law professor Errol Mendes on Ontario losing its court challenge against the federal carbon tax. Plus, a review of the Democratic debates.

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PM Trudeau arrives in Japan for G20

International Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr discusses the G20 summit and China's move to halt all imports of Canadian meat. Ian Anderson, president of the Trans Mountain Corporation, on next steps in the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

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Neo-Nazi groups added to Canadian terror list

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale joined Power & Politics Wednesday to discuss the Canadian government's decision to add two neo-Nazi extremist groups to the terror list. Agricultural Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau on China halting imports of Canadian meat. Plus, a preview of the U.S. Democratic debates.

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Power Lunch: Kim Campbell

Former prime minister Kim Campbell discusses women in politics, U.S. President Donald Trump, and climate change.

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China calls for halt of Canadian meat exports

Former Canadian Ambassador to China Guy Saint-Jacques on China calling for a halt of Canadian meat exports to China. Plus, the CBC's Hannah Thibedeau on her exclusive interview with former Canadian ambassador to China John McCallum, and the CBC's Murray Brewster on the rededication ceremony of an Afghanistan memorial.

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Meng Wanzhou's legal team calls on feds to end extradition case

Former justice minister Peter MacKay gives his perspective on the letter Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou's lawyers penned to Justice Minister David Lametti. Trade lawyer Jesse Goldman, who represents steel fabricators, discusses Bill C-101. It passed last week and allows the government to apply safeguards to protect against steel surges and avoid U.S. tariffs. Meanwhile, the Power Panel breaks down the latest in Ontario Politics.

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Government bills receive royal assent

Government House Leader Bardish Chagger discusses what legislation passed before Parliament rose for the summer. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney reacts to Bill C-69 becoming law. Former Canadian ambassador to the United States Derek Burney says that Canada needs to take a tougher stance on China.

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Trudeau visits Washington, Ford shuffles cabinet

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau traveled to Washington today, meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump and U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to discuss the ratification of the new NAFTA, China, and global security. Power and Politics talks to experts about the trip and rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran. Meanwhile, Ontario Premier Doug Ford shuffled key ministers. The Ontario panel and the Power Panel both weigh in.

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Conservatives unveil climate plan

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer unveils his climate plan, which mainly focuses on using green technology to reduce emissions. Power and Politics speaks to Mr. Scheer, and then the Power Panel and the Premier's League both weigh in.

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Liberals approve the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

The government has approved the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The Power Panel weighs in, along with representatives from the business community and one Indigenous community opposing the pipeline. In other news, two former classmates say Conservative MP Michael Cooper made comments a decade ago deriding "goat herder cultures" during a discussion about Islam's compatibility with Canadian democracy. Mr. Cooper denies the allegation and says he's taking all necessary legal measures.

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June 17: Quebec passes controversial secularism bill

Christopher Skeete, the parliamentary assistant to the Quebec premier, discusses Bill 21, which bans some public servants from wearing religious symbols. National Council of Canadian Muslims executive director Mustafa Farooq talks about his organization's joint court challenge to the bill. Organized Crime Reduction Minister Bill Blair, who leads the marijuana file, talks about the government's new rules for edibles.

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Cannabis edibles to hit store shelves mid-December

Rob Oliphant, parliamentary secretary to the minister of foreign affairs, on Canada's decision to end the mission to Mali one month later than scheduled. Hexo CEO Sebastien St. Louis weighs in on Health Canada's regulations on cannabis edibles and extracts. Plus, a preview of next week's Trudeau-Trump meeting.

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China says responsibility in bilateral dispute 'lies entirely with Canada'

Former Canadian ambassador to China Guy Saint-Jacques weighs in on the idea of dropping the extradition case against Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou. Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux discusses his newest report on the carbon tax and meeting the Paris climate targets. The Power Panel unpacks the latest in Ontario politics.

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China ignored Trudeau's request for a meeting

The Prime Minister personally reached out to China's premier to discuss the detainment of Canadians, but the request was ignored. Former Canadian Ambassador to China David Mulroney weighs in. Plus, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna on Bill C-69 and Dr. Eric Hoskins on his advisory council's recommendations for pharmacare in Canada.

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National unity at risk?

Six premiers wrote to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accusing him of pushing through legislation that will hurt national unity. We ask Premiers Blaine Higgs and Scott Moe, two of letter's signatories, about their concerns.

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Trudeau announces plan to ban single-use plastics

Sean Fraser, the parliamentary secretary to the minister of environment, talks about the government's plan to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale discusses the state of border security talks.

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Deadline looms in U.S.-Mexico tariff talks

U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to hit Mexico with tariffs on all goods if they don't clamp down on migrants coming from Central America. What would that mean for CUSMA ratification? We speak with former Mexican congressman Agustín Barrios Gómez.

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Canada marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day

Veterans Affairs Minister Lawrence MacAulay discusses D-Day commemorations. Project 44 co-founder Julien Brown talks about his website, which maps the Normandy campaign day-by-day. The Power Panel analyzes the Ontario legislature's early rise.

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Chinese envoy to depart Ottawa this month

Former Canadian ambassador to China Guy Saint-Jacques says that Chinese Ambassador to Canada Lu Shaye is moving to Paris. Given that a new ambassador will have to be approved, the federal government now has leverage in getting their own envoy in place, he said. Meanwhile, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce is asking the Ontario government to not axe its contract with The Beer Store, and Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale discusses the new RCMP civilian oversight board.

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Scheer accuses Trudeau of undermining national unity

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer accused Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today of turning his back on Western Canada and vowed that a Scheer government would unite the country by creating a national energy corridor, freeing provincial trade and empowering local governments. The Premiers' League is here to weigh in.

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MMIWG inquiry releases final report

MMIWG Chief Commissioner Marion Buller and Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett give their perspectives on the report's findings. Power and Politics also speaks to Maria Jacko, aunt of teen Maisy Odjick, who went missing in 2008. The Power Panel also weighs in.

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U.S. announces new tariffs on Mexico

Mexican Ambassador to Canada Juan Jose Gomez Camacho is back to discuss the U.S. tariffs announced today on the country, while former U.S. ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman talks NAFTA 2.0 implementation. Meanwhile, the Power Panel weighs in on the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls report, which concludes that the murders and disappearances of Indigenous women are a "Canadian genocide."

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visits Ottawa

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has had conversations about the ratification of the new NAFTA and its progressive elements with U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, says Parliamentary Secretary Rob Oliphant. Meanwhile, the Power Panel talks abortion.

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NAFTA legislation tabled, Goodale talks guns

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tabled legislation to implement the new NAFTA agreement Tuesday, ahead of United States Vice President Mike Pence's arrival in Ottawa Wednesday -- Power and Politics catches up with the CBC's Katie Simpson and a panel of experts to determine what it all means. Meanwhile, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale responds to criticisms about the government's firearms legislation, which passed the Senate Tuesday.

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Wilson-Raybould won't say she wants to see Liberals returned to power

Former Liberal cabinet minister-turned-independent MP Jody Wilson-Raybould says she doesn't see herself as helping the Conservatives, which many have suggested could happen as her independent candidacy has the potential to split the progressive vote. Meanwhile, the Power Panel weighs in on Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer's third policy speech on immigration.

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Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott announce they are running as independents

After being kicked out of the Liberal caucus amid the SNC-Lavalin controversy, Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott announced today that they plan to run in the 2019 election as independent candidates. Vassy Kapelos talks to the CBC's Eric Grenier and pollster Greg Lyle about how realistic winning is, while also getting reaction from a former independent MP. Also, Ontario Finance Minister Vic Fedeli defends his government's decision to reverse municipal funding cuts.

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Steve Clark defends municipality funding cuts

Following a meeting with Ontario mayors concerned about funding cuts, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Steve Clark said he was encouraged and looking forward to working together. Meanwhile, Vassy Kapelos speaks to former judge Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond about the Supreme Court's decision to order a new manslaughter trial for the accused in death of Cindy Gladue.

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Christine Elliott responds to health cut criticisms

Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott says that vaccines, clean water, maternal care won't be cut despite smaller public health budgets. Plus, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment Sean Fraser responds to the Philippines rejecting Canada's plan to bring back its garbage next month. Two analysts discuss what the Indian election results mean for Canadian trade ambitions. And the Power Panel takes on Jason Kenney's first move as Premier of Alberta - repealing the carbon tax.

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Power Lunch: British High Commissioner

British High Commissioner to Canada Susan le Jeune d'Allegeershecque sat down with Vassy Kapelos to discuss the state of Brexit negotiations and her role in negotiating the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

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Outrage over closed ceremony for Afghanistan war memorial

A mother of soldier killed in Afghanistan says she's insulted by the fact that she and other families of the fallen weren't invited to a dedication ceremony for a memorial. Meanwhile, new numbers were released on sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces, and Saskatchewan Scott Moe travels to Washington to talk trade.

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Mayor reacts to provincial budget cuts, while Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains unveils digital charter

Guelph Mayor Cam Guthrie and Ontario MPP Stephen Lecce, the Parliamentary Assistant to Ontario Premier Doug Ford, weigh in on what the province's budget cuts could mean for municipalities. Meanwhile, Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains says significant penalties will be a key part of the new charter expected to overhaul laws governing internet and digital privacy.

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U.S. and Canada reach deal to lift steal and aluminum tariffs

Finance Minister Bill Morneau discusses how deal with the United States to lift steel and aluminium tariffs came together, while analysts debate what it means for Canada. Meanwhile, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May talks about her new climate action plan. The Power Panel digs into both stories.

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Two detained Canadians formally arrested, Tories unveil economic plan

Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau talks canola and responds to Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig being formally arrested in China today. Plus, the Power Panel weighs in on parts of Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer's newly unveiled economic plan.

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Mexico close to a deal to lift U.S. 232 steel tariffs

Mexico's chief NAFTA negotiator Jesus Seade says Mexico is close to a deal to lift U.S. tariffs on steal and aluminum; we speak to the negotiator, two former American diplomats to Canada and the Power Panel. Plus, former Ontario premier Bob Rae discusses Supreme Court Justice Clement Gascon opening up about his battle with mental health.

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Singh called out in QP, MPs unanimously apologize to Vice-Admiral Mark Norman

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh on his plan to fight climate change. Former Canadian Ambassador to China Guy Saint-Jacques on the escalating U.S.-China trade war. Mexican Secretary of Economy Graciela Márquez Colín on the the state of Mexico-U.S. negotiations on 232 steel and aluminum tariffs. The Power Panel weighs in on the latest in the Mark Norman saga and Jagmeet Singh's climate plan.

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Mark Norman was once authorized to talk to Quebec shipyard

CBC News has learned that Vice-Admiral Mark Norman was authorized by the Harper cabinet to talk to the Davie shipyard; MPs react before the Power Panel digs in. Plus, stock markets tumbled Monday after China retaliated against the U.S. with tariffs of its own; former Canadian diplomat to China Gordon Houlden weighs in before Scotiabank economist Brett House and international trade lawyer Dan Ujczo discuss global repercussions.

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New details emerge about the Mark Norman case

Former Conservative Defence Minister Peter MacKay on what he told Mark Norman's defence team. Former U.S. Trade Representative Carla Hills on the escalating U.S.-China trade war. The Power Panel weighs in on both stories, and a controversial video posted by Veterans Affairs.

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Opposition MPs demand answers after charge stayed against Mark Norman

MPs debate next steps after the charges against Vice-Admiral Mark Norman were dropped before the Power Panel weighs in. Eurasia Group China Analyst Andrew Coflan weighs in on the high pressure U.S.-China trade talks. Canada China Business Council Sarah Kutulakos on how the dispute between the two countries is affecting bilateral business.

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Criminal case against Vice-Admiral Norman stayed

Federal prosecutors have stayed a breach-of-trust charge against the military's former second-in-command, Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, saying there was no reasonable chance for a conviction.

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Green Party wins federal byelection in Nanaimo-Ladysmith

Green Party MP-elect Paul Manly on his victory in Nanaimo-Ladysmith; pollsters Éric Grenier, Shachi Kurl and David Coletto discuss federal implications. University of Toronto Law Professor Audrey Macklin weighs in on the Auditor General's stark warning about Canada's refugee determination process. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale on RCMP equipment readiness, civilian oversight and Bill C-98, which was tabled today.

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UN issues dire warning on the environment

Professor Kai Chan discusses the UN report that concludes a million species are threatened with extinction. President of the Canola Council of Canada Jim Everson discusses the ongoing dispute with China. Toronto Mayor John Tory on fighting against cuts made by the Ontario government.

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Power Lunch: Robert Fife

Globe & Mail Ottawa Bureau Chief Robert Fife sat down with Vassy Kapelos to talk SNC-Lavalin, the state of political journalism, and his advice for young journalists.

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Saskatchewan court rules carbon tax constitutional

Premier Scott Moe discusses the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal's ruling on the constitutionality of the carbon tax. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment Sean Fraser responds. University of Ottawa law professor Errol Mendes interprets the ruling. Plus, the Power Panel - Marieke Walsh, Emma Graney, Marty Patriquin and Marie Vastel.

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Kenney warns of constitutional challenge to Bill C-69

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney on his opposition to Bill C-69; Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi responds before the Power Panel weighs in. Plus, International Trade Minister Jim Carr on the ongoing diplomatic dispute with China.

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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman testifies on Parliament Hill

Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau on boosting loans for canola farmers. Former Canadian diplomat to China Gordon Houlden weighs in on the ongoing dispute with China. The Power Panel takes on Liberal MP Andrew Leslie's decision not to run in the upcoming election. MPs discuss NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman's appearance before a Parliamentary subcommittee studying concussions in sport.

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Juan Guaido calls for uprising in Venezuela, clashes erupt

Former Canadian Ambassador to Venezuela Ben Rowswell on the Venezuelan uprising. Senator Pierre Dalphond on the Senate Ethics Committee's call for a suspension of Senator Lynn Beyak. The Power Panel weighs in on Jason Kenney's swearing-in as Alberta Premier, the latest on SNC-Lavalin, and federal political party fundraising.

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Scheer calls for action on canola crisis

Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau responds to criticism from the Conservatives that the government isn't doing enough to respond to the canola dispute with China. A former ambassador to China weighs in. Plus, the Power Panel discusses whether politicans should visit disaster zones.

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Spring floods worsening

As Montreal declares a state of emergency, Ottawa prepares for voluntary evacuations in the west end of the city. City Councillor George Darouze and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety Karen McCrimmon discuss what is being done to help mitigate damage.

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Canadian privacy watchdogs taking Facebook to court

Democratic Institution's Minister Karina Gould responds to a report that finds Facebook violated Canadian privacy laws. Two privacy watchdogs discuss that report. Plus, federal Infrastructure Minister François-Philippe Champagne on what the federal government is doing to provide relief to flood-affected communities.

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P.E.I. votes for minority government

The PCs fell two seats short of enough seats to form a majority in P.E.I. and the Greens will form the official opposition. Both party's leaders discuss how they plan to move forward. Plus: Former diplomat Colin Robertson weighs in on the canola dispute with China.

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P.E.I. votes and Premier Moe presses Trudeau for federal aid

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe on the canola crisis and what he needs from the federal government. Ontario NDP MPP Bhutila Karpoche weighs in on the Ford government's budget cuts to public health and legal aid. The Power Panel digs into election day in P.E.I.

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Winds of change in P.E.I.?

Voters in Prince Edward Island will cast their ballots tomorrow with the latest polls suggesting the Green Party is leading a tight, three-way race. Will it be enough to allow them to form their first government? Plus: A comedian has been elected Ukraine's next president.

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