Vaccine mandates and passports loom large in the election's final days
The controversy over whether the federal government should require vaccinations for some people or implement a vaccine passport system is playing a role in some key swing ridings, including King-Vaughan in the Greater Toronto Area.
CBC Radio's The House: Running through the 6ix for your votes
On this week’s show: The House zooms in on the GTA to explore issues that matter to voters in the hotly contested ridings of King–Vaughan and Davenport. Plus — a look at what Canadians should expect on election day and when results will be available; a debate over vaccine passports; reporter postcards from the campaign trail; and, in a podcast extra, Éric Grenier’s analysis of the last public polls before election day.
Federal parties stick-handle climate change, energy and economy in Alberta
Conservatives expect a near-sweep in Alberta, but a handful of ridings remain at play in September election.
CBC Radio's The House: The campaign in wild rose country
On this week’s show: A special edition of The House co-produced with CBC’s West of Centre podcast looks at the federal election in Alberta, starting with the story of a former oil and gas worker on his effort to switch careers. Plus — three strategists discuss the province’s politics; an Edmonton NDP candidate on his party’s vision; two journalists break down the English leaders’ debate; and, as a podcast extra, a look at the latest national polls.
In Quebec, no party has an easy path to victory
The road to victory in national elections always passes through Quebec. The only question is whether the province with 78 seats to offer comes with roadblocks or a fast lane.
CBC Radio's The House: A crucial Quebec campaign
On this week’s show: An in-depth look at the race to win votes in Quebec as The House hears from voters and candidates in the Eastern Townships. Plus — three party strategists break down new campaign developments with just two weeks to go; three MP hopefuls debate the merits of their parties’ taxation and spending policies; and, exclusive to the podcast, a snapshot of the latest national polls and a look at the risk of misinformation.
CBC Radio's The House: The ones Canada left behind
On this week’s show: Afghans convey their distress over being left behind after the last Canadian flight departed Kabul and Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau answers questions about what comes next. Plus — a deep dive into the issue of housing as experts dissect the major parties’ promises to make homes more affordable; road reflections from CBC’s campaign reporters; a look at the soundtrack to the 2021 election; and a snapshot of where the parties currently stand in the polls in a podcast exclusive.
Federal candidates pitch new wildfire and climate plans to weary British Columbians
The wildfires threatening communities in British Columbia's interior are now a dominant issue in this federal election campaign as candidates from all the parties try to win over B.C. voters who are in danger of losing everything.
CBC Radio's The House: Will climate change be this election's hottest topic?
On this week’s show: war room strategists take you inside the Liberal, Conservative and NDP campaigns; three candidates running in the fire-ravaged B.C. Interior talk climate change promises; and CBC’s David Thurton reports from Green Party leader Annamie Paul’s campaign to win Toronto Centre. Plus — Éric Grenier of thewrit.ca offers his take on key ridings to watch and this week’s upset win in the Nova Scotia provincial election.
CBC Radio's The House: A Canadian election and an Afghan crisis
On this week’s show: On this week’s show: A series of guests — including a photojournalist in Kabul, an Afghan-Canadian filmmaker and the CBC’s Murray Brewster — break down the situation in Afghanistan. Plus — guest host Tom Parry speaks with pollsters, staffers and ordinary voters about the upcoming election campaign, and the incoming head of the Canadian Medical Association discusses the threat of the COVID-19 delta variant as students prepare to return to school.
The House: Water worries go beyond boil water advisories, Indigenous leaders say
Two Indigenous leaders say the problems with water access in their communities go deeper than boil water advisories.
CBC Radio's The House: Looking North
On this week’s show: A special episode of The House turns its focus to the North, with Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami president Natan Obed and former TRC commissioner Marie Wilson discussing the role of Canada’s new Inuk governor general. Plus — an examination of efforts to secure clean drinking water in Indigenous communities, a reflection on the legacy of a 100-year-old treaty and a look at the end of masking requirements in Yukon.
CBC Radio's The House: The NDP at 60
On this week’s show: Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi reacts to Alberta’s recent announcement that it will end self-isolation requirements for those who test positive for COVID-19. We take an in-depth look at the NDP a week before the 60th anniversary of that party’s founding, including an interview with Jagmeet Singh. Also: two economists discuss why balanced budgets are no longer in vogue, and a exploration of how best to manage wildfires.
CBC Radio's The House: Canada in a changing world
On this week’s show: Canadians in the tourism industry talk reopening and recovery. A panel of MPs tackles Canada's foreign policy, including relations with Cuba, Haiti and China. And a critic and a supporter of Cuba's government debate the unrest in that country. Plus — two elections experts discuss the ongoing crisis in the federal Green Party, including who stands to benefit from fleeing votes.
CBC Radio's The House: The Green Party in crisis
On this week’s show: Two former leadership contenders discuss the fragile situation in the Green Party after reports that party officials discussed revoking the membership of leader Annamie Paul. Experts discuss the political situation in Haiti after assassins killed the president. Plus, a look at the legacy of official multiculturalism in Canada as we near the 50th anniversary of the policy.
CBC Radio's The House: Reaching unvaccinated Canadians
On this week’s show: Epidemiologist Nazeem Muhajarine discusses ways to increase vaccine uptake across the country. CBC’s Murray Brewster reports on the Taliban’s capture of territory once patrolled by Canadians. Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson talks about Canada’s readiness for the effects of climate change. Plus — a look at the fate of Bill C-6, which aims to ban conversion therapy.
The House: Departing parliamentarians reflect on the Commons
Liberal Wayne Easter and Conservative Bruce Stanton, two of Parliament's longest-serving MPs, reflect on the possibly imminent end of their political careers following announcements they will not run again in the next federal election.
The House: Can Canadian federalism cope with 21st century threats?
The Constitution sets out the division of powers between Ottawa and provincial governments. But is it also helping to divide the country as politicians struggle with emerging threats such as climate change, the state of long-term care and the COVID-19 pandemic?
CBC Radio's The House: A federation under strain
On this week’s show: A special edition of The House examines the state of Canada’s federal system. Experts debate and dive deep into issues of governance, the climate crisis, education and the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus — two departing MPs, Liberal Wayne Easter and Conservative Bruce Stanton, offer their takes on the state of Parliament as they near the end of a combined 43 years in the Commons.
The House: O'Toole says he's hitting Trudeau where it hurts — his ethics
Conservative leader Erin O'Toole heads into a possible election campaign this summer knowing the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic put him at a competitive disadvantage compared to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Musician Bryan Adams calls for B.C. government's ouster over old-growth logging
Musician Bryan Adams is part of a group of prominent Canadians who have called for a halt to old-growth logging in British Columbia — and he's calling for the governing NDP to be voted out over the issue.
CBC Radio's The House: Fight at Fairy Creek
On this week’s show: Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, president of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, discusses his lack of confidence in Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett. Opposition Leader Erin O’Toole looks ahead to a looming potential election. Plus — an in-depth look at the fight over old-growth logging at the Fairy Creek watershed in B.C., featuring interviews with musician Bryan Adams and provincial forestry minister Katrine Conroy.
The House: Canadians are losing patience with the border closure
The Canada-U.S. border has been closed to non-essential travel for well over a year. This week, the federal government announced it's staying closed for at least another month. On both sides of the border, people are getting anxious.
CBC Radio's The House: Border restrictions and a new face on the Supreme Court
On this week’s show: Public Safety Minister Bill Blair discusses the continued restrictions at the border. The Conservatives' foreign affairs critic Michael Chong talks about fighting the government over document disclosure. An expert panel analyzes the controversies and challenges facing the Green Party and its leader, Annamie Paul. Plus: a look at the new nominee to the Supreme Court.
The House: Will Doug Ford pay a price for deploying the notwithstanding clause?
Some constitutional experts see the notwithstanding clause as a tool for emergency use only — but past experience suggests politicians don't pay a price for using it.