The House

Tom Mulcair takes responsibility for NDP's 'extremely cautious' campaign

This week on The House, NDP leader Tom Mulcair explains in an exclusive interview why he wrote to his party's supporters this week to take the blame for the disappointing results of last fall's election. Then, with the next phase of Canada's contribution to the fight against ISIS now public, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan explains his government's choices. We also hear from Conservative Defence critic James Bezan.
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair speaks to reporters in the Foyer of the House of Commons, in Ottawa, on December 2, 2015. Mulcair says he is committed to leading the NDP despite a devastating election outcome that punted his party back to third party status. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)

In an exclusive interview with The House, NDP leader Tom Mulcair explains why he wrote to his party's supporters this week to take the blame for the disappointing results of last fall's election. Mulcair also addresses the questions about his future at the helm of the party.

Then, with the next phase of Canada's contribution to the fight against the Islamic State now public, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan explains his government's choices. We also hear from Conservative Defence critic James Bezan.

What role should First Nations play in the development of energy projects? That's been one of the questions at the heart of this country's ongoing pipeline debate. We ask the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, Perry Bellegarde, if we're getting any closer to a solution.

It's been just over 100 days since Justin Trudeau got the keys to the Prime Minister's office. Our two In House panelists Susan Delacourt and Joel-Denis Bellavance rate the early days of the Liberal government.

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