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CBC Radio's The House: New world disorder

On this week’s show: International Trade Minister Mary Ng discusses meetings with her American counterpart and the idea of “friend-shoring.” In a special report, the CBC’s Raffy Boudjikanian examines what the potential end of Roe v. Wade means for Canada. Plus — two journalists break down the first week of campaigning in the Ontario provincial election and Bill Fox talks about his new book on the changes social media has wrought in politics and journalism.

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

Trucks load containers at the automated container dockyard in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province in November 2019. Some trade experts have argued that countries like Canada should shift trade and production away from autocratic regimes and "friend-shore" it to democracies. (Chinatopix/The Associated Press)
On this week’s show: International Trade Minister Mary Ng discusses meetings with her American counterpart and the idea of “friend-shoring.” In a special report, the CBC’s Raffy Boudjikanian examines what the potential end of Roe v. Wade means for Canada. Plus — two journalists break down the first week of campaigning in the Ontario provincial election and Bill Fox talks about his new book on the changes social media has wrought in politics and journalism.

Democracies that trade together, stay together

Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent international shockwaves have had an impact on international trade. Some trade policy experts argue it's time to consider the concept of "friend-shoring" — bringing production and supply chains back from authoritarian countries and situating them in friendly democracies.

Trade experts Adam Taylor of Export Action Global and Maryscott Greenwood of the Canadian American Business Council offer their perspectives, and host Chris Hall sits down with International Trade Minister Mary Ng to discuss.

International Trade Minister Mary Ng discusses the idea of “friend-shoring” trade and production in democracies, while trade experts Adam Taylor and Maryscott Greenwood offer their takes on the shifting global trade environment.

What would the end of Roe v. Wade mean for Canada?

A draft decision leaked this week suggests the U.S. Supreme Court is on the verge of overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade decision — a move that would lead to abortion being criminalized in multiple states. 

In a special report for The House, CBC's Raffy Boudjikanian digs into the impact on Canadian politics and whether a similar change could happen here. Plus, abortion laws in the U.S. could prompt more women to seek access in Canada, a situation similar to that of Ireland and the United Kingdom before some Irish restrictions were eased in 2018. Irish Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee explains how that situation unfolded and what lessons might be applied in North America.

In a special report, CBC’s Raffy Boudjikanian digs into how the potential end of Roe v. Wade might affect Canadian politics, while Irish Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee describes how Irish women once travelled to Britain for abortion services and whether a similar scenario might play out in North America.

Upper Canada clash

The race is on in Canada's most populous province, with PC incumbent Doug Ford aiming to hold on to power at Queen's Park, the NDP's Andrea Horwath hoping to break through in her fourth election as party leader and Liberal Steven Del Duca looking to bring his party back from the brink of extinction.

Journalists Matt Gurney of The Line and Allison Smith of Queen's Park Today join The House to take a close look at the different leadership styles on offer.

Journalists Matt Gurney of The Line and Allison Smith of Queen’s Park Today join The House to take a close look at the Ontario provincial election, which kicked off this week.

Social media's mega effect on politics and journalism

Social media has fundamentally changed both politics and journalism, Bill Fox argues in his new book, Trump Trudeau Tweets Truth: A Conversation — and the media has yet to catch up.

The former Mulroney government communications director, journalist and business executive sits down with host Chris Hall to talk about how political landscapes have shifted and why journalism must change as well.

Former Mulroney government communications director, journalist and business executive Bill Fox sits down with host Chris Hall to talk about how social media has shifted the political and journalistic landscapes.

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