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Midweek podcast: Legal pot is here

This week on The House midweek podcast, we talk to Magog, Que., Mayor Vicki-May Hamm about the remaining concerns municipalities have now that cannabis is legal. We also ask MP John McKay about the visit of Kentucky businesses to Canada and their message on trade.

The House: The influences of trade and Trump on votes in Kentucky

This week, The House is in Kentucky for a special episode focusing on Canada-U.S. trade, as well as a key Republican-Democrat showdown in a swing district. We talk to Ambassador Kelly Craft, Republican Governor Matt Bevin, Kentucky businesses with Canadian connections and analysts about what trade and Trump mean for Canada's relationship with Kentucky.

Ambassadors preparing to tackle fallout from NAFTA

The U.S. ambassador to Canada is now dealing with the fallout of the uncertainty caused by over a year of tense NAFTA negotiations.

Tariffs: National security consideration or money grab?

A trade deal may have been reached between the three North American countries, but tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum remain — and so do the retaliatory duties on American products. Why? Kentucky's governor says it's a cash grab by the Canadian government.

Kentucky businesses stockpile products subject to tariffs

Kentucky is best known for horses, bourbon and a certain brand of fried chicken. What most people don't realize is that the state is an emerging manufacturing powerhouse south of the border.

How a midterm race in Kentucky could have implications for a nation

The US midterm elections are less than a month away and one of the most interesting races for the House of Representatives is in Kentucky's sixth congressional district.

Midweek podcast: The House talks trade in Kentucky

This week, The House is in Kentucky to talk to key players about the Canada-U.S. relationship and how a Congressional race in the state could be a catalyst to flip the House of Representatives from Republican red to Democratic blue.

The House: Ottawa's carbon tax loses another ally

This week on the House, we talk to Manitoba's premier Brian Pallister on why he's now prepared to let Ottawa slap a tax on his province. Chris Hall sits down with the U.K.'s High Commissioner to Canada to talk Brexit and we take a look at pot legalization as the date draws closer.

Brexit tension leads U.K. to seek deeper ties with Canada

As the United Kingdom works to finalize its split from the European Union, it's about to ramp up efforts to expand its footprint in Canada.​

Pot prohibition coming to an end

Canada's recreational pot prohibition officially comes to an end on Oct. 17, meaning big business for people like Chuck Rifici.

Midweek podcast: Setting the table for the Trans Mountain expansion

This week on The House midweek podcast, Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi announced the next steps the government is taking to consult with First Nations on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Host Chris Hall gets reaction from Chief Bob Chamberlin, the vice-president of the UBCIC. Plus, Québec Solidaire's Vincent Marissal​ charts his party's path forward in the National Assembly.

The House: Disses, deadlines, diplomacy and Donald

This week on The House, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom defends Chrystia Freeland after Trump trash-talks "Canada's negotiator," Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr takes on the challenge of selling Canada internationally as a solid bet on trade despite U.S. rhetoric as the NAFTA deadline looms, and former New Zealand PM Helen Clark gets passionate about the Kavanaugh hearings, sexism in the UN and breaking glass ceilings for women everywhere.

Jim Carr: Canada is 'aggressively pursuing' trade opportunities beyond NAFTA

With a title like minister of International Trade Diversification, it's no surprise that Jim Carr is eyeing trade opportunities for Canada that go beyond NAFTA.

The final glass ceiling? UN Secretary General

As the nations of the world met in New York this week, New Zealand's former prime minister said there's only one glass ceiling left in the United Nations: the top job of secretary general.

B.C. Green leader's advice for New Brunswick Greens: make a deal with PCs

B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver has a surprising pitch for his New Brunswick counterparts: form an alliance with the province's Progressive Conservatives.

Midweek podcast: 'Green Wave' and going without Greyhound

On The House midweek podcast, Chris catches up with newly-minted New Brunswick Green MLA Megan Mitton after she wins her seat by 11 votes. Is a 'Green Wave' sweeping provincial politics? Polls analyst Eric Grenier offers his quick takes on the election limbo, too. Then, the CBC's Jeff Walters joins Chris from the roads and bus stops of Northern Ontario as he explores the impact of Greyhound's closures.

The House: Will Canada answer the UN's call?

This week on The House, Canada's ambassador to the UN Marc-Andre Blanchard discusses Trudeau's priorities on the world stage as he heads to New York for the 73rd United Nations General Assembly. Plus: Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson on the government's opening response to the Trans Mountain ruling, and labour leader Hassan Yussuff on NAFTA.

Canadian companies are losing ground to China in the developing world, Trudeau's UN ambassador says

Justin Trudeau is preparing a pitch to Canada's private sector, to be delivered at the United Nations General Assembly Monday — invest in the developing world as a way to build Canada's brand at home and abroad.

NAFTA deal in the works for next week?

The head of the Canadian Labour Congress Hassan Yussuff is back from Washington and updates Chris with the state of NAFTA talks as discussions approach Trump's end-of-the-month deadline.

No guarantee all Indigenous concerns about Trans Mountain will be addressed, minister says

The Trudeau government has said more than once it's committed to respecting First Nations' interests in the push to get the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion built — but that doesn't mean saying yes to every request from Indigenous communities, says Fisheries and Oceans Minister Jonathan Wilkinson.

New Canadian Medical Association head calls for debate on decriminalizing opioids

The new president of the Canadian Medical Association is calling on politicians to have an "open and courageous" debate about decriminalizing opioids in the face of a nationwide overdose crisis.

New Brunswickers head to the polls

We caught up with two reporters who have been following the campaign, the CBC's Jacques Poitras in Fredericton and Radio-Canada's Michelle LeBlanc in Moncton.

Midweek podcast: NAFTA pressure ramps up and does floor crossing pay off?

This week on the midweek podcast, Chris digs into the latest on the NAFTA talks with Laura Dawson as prominent U.S. politicians vent about Canada's negotiating tactics. Then, University of Montreal PhD student Semra Sevi walks us through her analysis of the risks of political floor crossing - does the gamble work?

The House: Maxime Bernier introduces his new political party

This week on The House, we ask Maxime Bernier about his new federal party's principles and promises. Then, Chris looks ahead to the fall sitting of Parliament as MPs make their way back to Ottawa after a not-so-sleepy summer, and mayors weigh in on the controversial spat heating up between Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Toronto city council.

NDP and Liberals start their election engines

It's back-to-work time for MPs returning to Parliament Hill after the summer break, and with the election countdown clock ticking, parliamentarians are shifting into overdrive.