The House

CBC Radio's The House: Confronting hate in Canada

On this week's show: Liberal, Conservative and NDP MPs discuss how politicians should work to confront Islamophobia in Canada. Independent senator and G7 veteran Peter Boehm takes a wide view of this weekend's summit. And CBC's Murray Brewster reports on what's topping the agenda in Cornwall. Plus — a debate over Ontario's use of the notwithstanding clause and a look at incentivizing vaccine uptake.

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

A memorial at the scene of the attack in London, Ont. where a Muslim family was hit by a truck. Four of the five family members died. (Greg Bruce/CBC)
On this week's show: Liberal, Conservative and NDP MPs discuss how politicians should work to confront Islamophobia in Canada. Independent senator and G7 veteran Peter Boehm takes a wide view of this weekend's summit. And CBC's Murray Brewster reports on what's topping the agenda in Cornwall. Plus — a debate over Ontario's use of the notwithstanding clause and a look at incentivizing vaccine uptake. 48:31

Tackling Islamophobia

In the week following a horrific attack on a Muslim family in London, Ont., federal parties have rallied to condemn Islamophobia in Canada. But what steps is the government taking now, and what needs to be done in the future, to confront intolerance and tackle violence?

The House convenes a panel of MPs from across party lines to discuss, including Liberal MP Iqra Khalid, Conservative MP Tim Uppal and Lindsay Mathyssen of the NDP.

Liberal MP Iqra Khalid, Conservative MP Tim Uppal and NDP MP Lindsay Mathyssen discuss what steps need to be taken to confront intolerance and tackle violence in Canada. 15:14

G7 meets to talk three 'C's

Leaders of G7 countries are gathering this weekend for talks that are certain to be dominated by just three topics: COVID-19, climate and China. What impact will the change of U.S. leadership have on the talks? 

Sen. Peter Boehm, who served as a representative for Justin Trudeau and former prime minister Stephen Harper at past summits, tells The House what's at stake in the meetings, and CBC's Murray Brewster reports from the summit.

COVID-19, climate and China top the agenda for this weekend’s G7 meeting. Independent senator and G7 veteran Peter Boehm takes a wide view of the summit and CBC’s Murray Brewster reports on Canada’s priorities from Cornwall. 14:48

Rights notwithstanding

The Ontario government plans to invoke the notwithstanding clause to push through its reforms to third-party campaign spending rules in the province. It's the second time the Ford government has at least mulled the option and it follows Quebec's recent use of the controversial clause in passing Bill 21.

Conservative strategist Jenni Byrne, who's worked closely with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Premier Doug Ford, and Liberal insider David Herle, a former adviser to Prime Minister Paul Martin (who vowed to kill the notwithstanding clause), join The House to debate the clause, its use and the political implications.

Conservative strategist Jenni Byrne and Liberal insider David Herle debate Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s use of the notwithstanding clause this week. 10:50

Cash for jabs

Governments around the world are offering incentives to boost vaccination rates — everything from million-dollar lotteries to prize draws where entrants can win firearms.

But in Saskatchewan, a political battle is underway over whether incentives are necessary. Saskatchewan NDP Leader Dr. Ryan Meili joins The House to explain why he wants the provincial government to establish a vaccine lottery.

As governments around the world offer incentives to boost vaccination rates, Saskatchewan NDP leader Dr. Ryan Meili explains why he wants the provincial government to establish a vaccine lottery. 6:18

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