The House

CBC Radio's The House: Dollars and sense?

On this week’s show: Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland details the federal budget she presented this week, and Conservative finance critic Ed Fast responds to the government’s plans. Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart discusses how the budget’s measures can cool his city’s red-hot housing market. Plus — three experts break down the document as a whole, and stakeholders weigh in on how the budget compares to what they hoped to see.

Here is what's on this week's episode of The House

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland arrives at a news conference before tabling the federal budget in Ottawa on Thursday, April 7, 2022. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)
On this week’s show: Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland details the federal budget she presented this week, and Conservative finance critic Ed Fast responds to the government’s plans. Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart discusses how the budget’s measures can cool his city’s red-hot housing market. Plus — three experts break down the document as a whole, and stakeholders weigh in on how the budget compares to what they hoped to see.

Budget 2022

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland laid out the federal budget this week, with billions of dollars earmarked to tackle housing affordability and boost defence spending, among a long list of other provisions.

Freeland sits down with host Chris Hall to discuss her plan. Then, Conservative finance critic Ed Fast gives his party's reaction. 

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland sits down with host Chris Hall to discuss the federal budget she presented this week, then Conservative finance critic Ed Fast gives his party’s reaction.

Homeward bound?

Vancouver has long been one of this country's hotspots for sky-high housing costs, with prices rising fast year over year. Will any of the measures included in this week's federal budget make a difference?

Former NDP MP and current Mayor of Vancouver Kennedy Stewart offers his take on the proposed measures and whether they can cool his city's red-hot market.

Former NDP MP and current mayor of Vancouver Kennedy Stewart offers his take on budget measures included to make housing more affordable and cool the red-hot market that dominates his city.

Growing pains

The federal budget covered a lot of ground — from defence to innovation to future growth.

Economist Lindsay Tedds of the University of Calgary, RBC's Cynthia Leach and Paul Kershaw of Generation Squeeze and the University of British Columbia look at the dollars — and sense — of the government's budget plan.

Economist Lindsay Tedds of the University of Calgary, RBC’s Cynthia Leach and UBC’s Paul Kershaw, founder of Generation Squeeze, look at the dollars — and sense — of the government’s budget plan.

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