The Housewith Chris Hall


The House: U.S.-China faceoff puts Canada in an awkward position

This week on The House, we talk to Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale about national security issues and the threat China poses to Canada because of Meng Wanzhou's extradition. We sit down with Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott and activist Cindy Blackstock to get an update on measures to help Indigenous children in foster care. Finally, we ask the ITK's Natan Obed how he feels about new updates to the Nutrition North food program.

Frustrations linger around treatment of Indigenous children

Both the government and Indigenous activists say it's time to act now to change the way the foster care system operates — but they don't see eye-to-eye on the pace of reform.

Northern food security program updates were 'never designed' for Inuit, leader says

The long-awaited changes to the federal government's food program in the North have missed the mark, says the leader of Canada's largest Inuit organization.

Midweek podcast: The 2019 to-do list for the Liberals

This week on The House midweek podcast, we ask Government House Leader Bardish Chagger about what her party did in 2018 and what they hope to accomplish next year. Chris Hall talks to her about broken promises and big achievements in anticipation of 2019.

The House: Justin Trudeau confronts the provincial uprisings

This week on The House, we were in Montreal for the first ministers meeting. We'll talk with the premiers of Alberta, B.C., Nova Scotia and Saskatchwan about oil, the environment, and a court challenge of the federal carbon pricing strategy. Finally, we'll ask for reaction from federal Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc.

Midweek podcast: Pot pardons and supply management woes

This week on The House midweek podcast, we chat with Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod about what to expect when he and his counterparts meet with the prime minister this week. We also ask MP Murray Rankin about his private member's bill that would expunge certain cannabis-related crimes.

The House: Dangerous diplomatic waters and climate concerns

This week on The House, Chris talks to German ambassador Sabine Sparwasser about the G20 summit in the context of Putin and Khashoggi, and the future of Europe after Angela Merkel steps down. Then, Chris asks Ontario's Environment Min. Rod Phillips how the province's new climate plan will meet international targets, and Chief of the Defence Staff Jonathan Vance addresses the auditor general's report on the military's efforts to stamp out sexual assault.

G20 tensions and Europe after Merkel

Germany's ambassador to Canada Sabine Sparwasser discusses the tensions at the G20 summit and looks ahead to Europe after Angela Merkel steps down.

Jim Carr: Time to step out from U.S. shadow

Minister of International Trade Diversification Jim Carr discusses Canada's new export diversification strategy laid out in the fall fiscal update.

Ontario unveils new climate plan

The province released its new plan to fight climate change this week - how does it stack up? Ontario Environment Minister Rod Phillips is here.

Canada's defence chief on sexual assault in the military: 'We continue to learn'

Gen. Jonathan Vance addresses the recent Auditor General's report finding gaps in the military's handling of sexual assault cases.

Midweek podcast: GM closure and millennials' money habits

Chris Hall talks to the mayor of Ajax, Ont. about the impact of the GM closure on his community. Plus: A new report out today looks at the financial stability of millennials and talks about the policy moves the government should be considering.

The House: Profits, policing and parcels

This week on The House, Finance Minister Bill Morneau discusses how targeting corporate Canada in his fall fiscal update will help middle-class Canadians. Kremlin critic Bill Browder's testimony to MPs was cut short due to a vote in the House of Commons, so what warning was he trying to give Canada? We'll hear from him. Plus: we track Newfoundland's largest off-shore oil spill, and the GM of eBay Canada on the impact of the Canada Post labour disruption.

Interpol, Interrupted

Kremlin critic Bill Browder is calling on Canada to lead the push to kick Russia out of the international policing organization Interpol.

Canada Post labour dispute heats up

The federal government's decision to table legislation that would force Canada Post employees back to work comes after a series of rotating strikes by the mail carrier over the last five weeks.

Midweek podcast: The fall fiscal update

This week on The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall dives into the government's fall fiscal update with CBC parliamentary bureau chief Rob Russo and Power & Politics host Vassy Kapelos.

The House: Threat assessment at Halifax International Security Forum

The House has a front-row seat at the Halifax International Security Forum, an annual gathering of the world's top security and defence officials. We'll dig into the most pressing international security challenges, from regional wars and terrorism to cyber attacks and disinformation campaigns.

Canada's military mission in Mali to end in July, Sajjan confirms

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan discusses the future of Canada's peacekeeping mission in Mali, and what he's realized Canada must do in the Arctic to maintain sovereignty in the region.

General Jonathan Vance on defence dangers facing Canada

Canada's Chief of the Defence Staff doesn't pull any punches in this interview with Chris, discussing the 'threat vectors' currently facing Canada, from challenges for NORAD to mass migration and Chinese posturing in the South China Sea.

'We see conflict and challenge everywhere': Air Marshall Stuart Peach

British Air Chief Marshall and NATO military committee chair Stuart Peach calls on NATO to continue to be transparent about its goals and capabilities in the era of disinformation and fake news.

'Russia came back to KGB tools', says head of NATO Parliamentary Assembly

Rasa Jukneviciene wants to make one thing clear — it's not just countries like her own native Lithuania in the cross hairs of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Midweek podcast: Calgary Olympics' failure to launch

This week on The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall hears from two Calgary city councillors with differing opinions on the city's failed Olympics bid, and an Olympics expert weighs in on whether the Games' reputation is too tarnished for taxpayers.

The House: Welcome to the data economy

This week on The House, the UK's data watchdog blasts Canada's political parties for a lack of transparency around how they use voters' personal information, and a researcher walks us through how she uses data from Statistics Canada to do her job. The NDP's parliamentary leader Guy Caron reacts to Bombardier's massive job cuts, our In House panel tackles Tony Clement's extortion scandal, and Chris visits a special WWI commemoration exhibit in Ottawa.

Advice and answers on what's going on with your data

A popular warning from parents to their kids goes something along the lines of "if you put it on the Internet, it'll stay there forever." Government and businesses are beginning to learn that lesson the hard way — not only is the online world increasing in scope and size, but so are the threats to personal information.

Is it too late to do anything about Bombardier?

NDP parliamentary leader Guy Caron says a transparent process is needed when it comes to government subsidies for companies like Bombardier, so that massive job cuts can be avoided.