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The way to Roxham Road: A woman's journey toward a more hopeful future

A woman makes her way from South Africa to New York City to Roxham Road, an irregular crossing at the Canada-U.S. border, in the hopes of eventually relocating her family to this country.

What you missed from Biden's big trip

This week on The House: An examination of the Canada-U.S. relationship following Joe Biden’s visit, with an in-depth look at the issue of migration and Roxham Road. Plus, the question of what the Canada-U.S. summit means in the greater global context.

Why some provinces are pulling the plug on new crypto mines

This week on The House: The Hill heats up with more debate over election meddling, a presidential visit and an upcoming budget; what the NDP needs to see from the government and a look at the future of cryptocurrency mining in Canada.

Crypto at a crossroads: Some provinces are wary of the technology's vast appetite for electricity

Proponents of cryptocurrency mining say the industry's future in Canada is hanging in the balance after several provinces moved to restrict new projects earlier this year in response to concerns about their electricity usage.

Inside the 'secret' group probing foreign interference

This week on The House: The question of who should investigate foreign interference; grocery CEOs testify about high food costs; MPs and Google battle over blocking news in Canada; and the retirement of a former cabinet minister.

Ex-Conservative senator says committee probe of foreign interference would be 'quicker ... cheaper'

Vern White, a former member of the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians, didn't mince words when describing Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre's characterization of the oversight group.

As he heads into the political sunset, Garneau says 'fragile' democracy must be protected

Heading into retirement, former Liberal cabinet minister Marc Garneau says Canadians need to be reassured of the integrity of this country's electoral system.

Canada's federal riding map is about to change — and even small shifts could have big impacts

Commissions across the country are in the process of making both big and small changes to ridings — changes which could have consequences both for the quality of representation Canadians receive and the outcome of future elections.

The House for March 4, 2023

This week on The House: Ongoing allegations of Chinese foreign interference in Canada and its consequences for the Chinese diaspora; Canada's electoral boundaries get a makeover, and a trailblazing Indigenous politician discusses why she left politics.

Greens question decision to send more 'offensive' weapons to Ukraine

The Green Party says Canada should consider restricting the types of weapons it sends to Ukraine and should press for a negotiated peace between Russia and Ukraine.

The House for Feb. 25, 2023

This week on The House: The threat of foreign interference in Canada; one year since the invasion of Ukraine; the Greens’ approach to peace; major intra-provincial energy negotiations and an explanation of the origins of Roxham Road.

The House for Feb. 18, 2023

This week on The House: The review of the government’s use of the Emergencies Act; the phenomenon of residential school ‘denialism’ and a look at Canada’s military aid to Ukraine almost one year after the invasion.

ICYMI: A special episode of The House on the Emergencies Act inquiry

With the report into the federal government's use of the Emergencies Act set to be made public today, The House looks back to a special episode — which aired in December — walking through the six weeks of extraordinary testimony at the Public Order Emergency Commission this fall.

'Daily miracles' keeping justice system going, Quebec chief justice warns

The chief justice of the Quebec Superior Court says it is making extraordinary efforts to deal with challenges facing the legal system — and her province isn't the only one facing such struggles.

The House for Feb. 11, 2023

This week on The House: The sudden resignation of Toronto Mayor John Tory; a justice system under strain; continuing discussions over health care; the fallout from the spy Chinese balloon and a look into the priorities of the Parliamentary Black Caucus.

Ottawa has expressed renewed interest in space — and some hope it goes even further

Investing in space, even as the federal government faces calls to invest in sectors and programs closer to home, will boost the country’s economic output and create well-paying jobs in science and engineering, says Space Canada CEO.

The House for Feb. 4, 2023

This week on The House: The Liberals' gun control plan in turmoil; the question of how major health care negotiations will play out; and a deep dive into the revival of Canada's interest in space.

The U.S. says the Wagner Group is a transnational criminal organization. Here's why

The U.S. Treasury Department this week designated the Wagner Group a significant transnational criminal organization — part of an effort to crack down on an entity responsible for a growing number of atrocities in Ukraine. But what is the Wagner Group and what role does it play in Russia's war plans?

The House for Jan. 28, 2023

This week on The House: The debate over a major telecom merger and government consulting contracts; a deep look into the Russian mercenary Wagner Group; a fight over who should be held liable for the convoy protests and an attempt to quantify the costs of misinformation.

'Deny, deflect, distract': How Russia spreads disinformation about the war in Ukraine

The organization StopFake.org is behind a concerted counterattack against a Russian disinformation campaign focused on the war in Ukraine.

'Someone will kill me': Former Afghan MP fears her fate if she can't come to Canada

In less than two years, Gulalai Mohammadi has gone from being Afghanistan’s youngest MP to a life in hiding under the Taliban — and a constant fear of becoming the next prominent Afghan woman to be assassinated.

The House for Jan. 21, 2023

This week on The House: The debate over privatization in health care; allegations of judicial interference against Danielle Smith’s office; threats to the lives of female Afghan MPs and the fight against Russian disinformation.

CBC Radio's The House: Trudeau grapples with the problem of Haiti

On this week’s show: Canada’s ambassador to the UN Bob Rae discusses the situation in Haiti and what sort of role this country might play. The House hears from a Nova Scotian whose mother-in-law died after a lengthy ER wait, and two experts weigh in on how to get more family doctors into the health-care system. Plus — journalists Shannon Proudfoot and Paul Wells analyze what former finance minister Bill Morneau’s book says about the prime minister’s approach to governing.

CBC Radio's The House: What would it take to end Canada's travel headaches?

On this week’s show: Transport Minister Omar Alghabra discusses significant delays and cancellations of planes and trains over the holidays, and The House hears from those fighting for accountability for Flight PS752. Plus — Ambassador Kirsten Hillman talks about the effect of a new U.S. Congress on Canada-U.S. relations, and political strategists Dennis Matthews and Dan Arnold analyze the impact of Pierre Poilievre’s “everything feels broken” slogan.

CBC Radio's The House — Tears, texts, tension: highlights of the truck convoy inquiry

On this week’s show: The six weeks of the Emergencies Act inquiry saw dozens of witnesses testify about their role in the convoy protests that gripped Canada last winter. The CBC’s Janyce McGregor followed every day of the inquiry and walks through the moments that mattered most in a special edition of The House.