Canada's end game in Iraq, Syria
The government has put its plan on the table: a 12-month extension to the current mission to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS, and an expansion of the current airstrikes that would include dropping bombs in Syria.
No extra troops. No soldiers on the ground in Syria. But a heated debate in Ottawa.
With MPs set to vote next week on the extension and expansion of Canada's mission to fight ISIS, we ask Defence Minister Jason Kenney what our long-term objectives are. We also ask former Liberal Foreign Affairs Minister Lloyd Axworthy and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May for their take.
With the drop in the price of oil wreaking havoc on Alberta's coffers, Premier Jim Prentice was forced to table a budget full of tough choices this week. Will that budget be the launching pad to an early election campaign?
Finally, the CBC's Terry Milewski and columnist Tasha Kheiriddin break down two crucial debates: the future of the ISIS mission and the controversial anti-terrorism bill. They also weigh in on the Supreme Court's ruling that the federal government has the right to destroy data collected on long-gun owners in Quebec despite that province's protests.