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The National's Rosemary Barton tackles the week's big political stories with Canada's leading political journalists, including Chantal Hébert and Andrew Coyne. A podcast that helps you understand the why behind the moves and decisions of your elected officials.

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    • 4.3 • 410 Ratings

The National's Rosemary Barton tackles the week's big political stories with Canada's leading political journalists, including Chantal Hébert and Andrew Coyne. A podcast that helps you understand the why behind the moves and decisions of your elected officials.

    Jason Kenney and the politics of Alberta's COVID-19 response

    Jason Kenney and the politics of Alberta's COVID-19 response

    The At Issue panel discusses Alberta Premier Jason Kenney's leadership during the second wave of the pandemic and how it's influencing the political decision-making behind the scenes. Plus, the panellists look at the opposition's ongoing message on the vaccine rollout. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.

    • 17 min
    The political messaging in the federal economic update

    The political messaging in the federal economic update

    The At Issue panel looks at the political messaging within the Liberal government’s first federal economic update since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus, what it could mean for the spring budget and a federal election. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj for a special Monday edition of the podcast.

    • 9 min
    The politics of Canada's vaccination plan

    The politics of Canada's vaccination plan

    The At Issue panel looks at why critics of the government are calling for more details when it comes to the country's mass vaccination strategy. Has this part of the pandemic response become more political? Plus, the panellists look ahead to next week's federal economic update. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.

    • 16 min
    How premiers are handling the second wave

    How premiers are handling the second wave

    The At Issue panel discusses how the premiers are leading through the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and what all levels of government should make of the latest federal modelling. Plus, the panellists look at how the federal government is managing another global challenge: climate change. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.

    • 19 min
    Trudeau's appeal to the premiers on surging COVID-19 cases

    Trudeau's appeal to the premiers on surging COVID-19 cases

    The At Issue panel discusses the prime minister's message to the premiers about rising case numbers. What is the right political strategy for the direction much of the country is heading in? And is it time for a more unified approach? Plus, the panellists look at Canada's reaction to President-Elect Biden and the relationship between Canada and the U.S. moving forward. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.

    • 17 min
    What the U.S. election results could mean for Canada

    What the U.S. election results could mean for Canada

    The At Issue panel discusses how the federal government is preparing for all outcomes of the U.S. presidential election. What would a Trump or a Biden presidency mean for Canada? Plus, the panellists talk about the government's message on pandemic spending ahead of an expected fall fiscal update. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
410 Ratings

410 Ratings

joshlemer ,

Great content but too short

3 or 4 juggernauts of Canadian journalism meet up roughly once a week to discuss the current goings on, but it’s run like a 1990s news at 6 show where we get only 10 minutes for some reason, nobody can really even get their full thoughts on the table. Why not meet for longer, say 30-45 minutes at least??

CMaasi ,

Subpar

The poor format and the host’s inadequate questioning have made this panel segment rather banal.

Searching For Quality ,

Bring Back Peter

The input of the three panelist is as usual the core and attraction to the show. However for this segment to once again to be a shining star of the CBC the moderator needs to stop giggling and add value to the conversation through insightful and well thought out questions to the panelists.

Until a moderator who is up to the task and can match the intellect of panel is found the CBC should consider bringing back PM.

Glen

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