The House

CBC Radio's The House: Defending the facts

On this week’s show: Canada’s top soldier Gen. Wayne Eyre talks about the war in Ukraine and the state of this country's armed forces. The House digs into the growing issue of disinformation and hears from Nobel Prize winner Maria Ressa and other experts on how Canada could respond. Plus — former Conservative minister and leadership contestant Peter MacKay weighs in on the current race to lead the party he helped to create.

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

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa arrives at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) headquarters after her arrest in Manila on February 13, 2019. Ressa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2021 for her work protecting freedom of expression. (Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)
On this week’s show: Canada’s top soldier Gen. Wayne Eyre talks about the war in Ukraine and the state of this country's armed forces. The House digs into the growing issue of disinformation and hears from Nobel Prize winner Maria Ressa and other experts on how Canada could respond. Plus — former Conservative minister and leadership contestant Peter MacKay weighs in on the current race to lead the party he helped to create.

Are Canadian forces ready to answer the call?

NATO leaders are holding an extraordinary meeting in Brussels next week to discuss the alliance's response to the war in Ukraine. As the Russian invasion continues and as the Trudeau government drafts its next budget, we ask whether Canada is spending enough on its armed forces.

Gen. Wayne Eyre, Canada's chief of the defence staff, sits down with guest host Hannah Thibedeau to discuss funding, procurement and the state of Canada's military readiness.

Gen. Wayne Eyre, Canada’s chief of the defence staff, sits down with guest host Hannah Thibedeau to discuss funding, procurement and Canada’s military readiness in light of the war in Ukraine.

Tackling the spread of disinformation at home and abroad

The House takes a close look at the weaponization of social media with journalist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa, who describes the battle against false online narratives she faces in the Philippines. 

Matthew Johnson of MediaSmarts and Kai-Chen Yang of Indiana University map out how individual Internet users can spot bad actors. Blayne Haggart of Brock University and Vivek Krishnamurthy of the University of Ottawa discuss what role the Canadian government can play in curbing the spread of disinformation online. 

The House takes a close look at the weaponization of social media with journalist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa and other experts on disinformation.

An insider's take on the Conservative leadership race

Seven candidates have entered the race to lead the Conservative Party of Canada. One name you won't find on the ballot is Peter MacKay.

The former PC leader, Conservative cabinet minister and leadership contestant joins the program to discuss his decision to sit out this round, his perspective on the race and what it all means for the future of the Conservative Party of Canada.

Former Conservative cabinet minister and leadership contestant Peter MacKay sits down with guest host Hannah Thibedeau to discuss his decision to sit out this round, his perspective on the race and what it portends for the future of the Conservatives.

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