100 episodes

Power Play, a daily look at Canada’s political landscape. Recorded in Ottawa featuring all the political news and issues that matter most. Hosted by CTV's Vassy Kapelos, the program is a must for political insiders. 

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    • 3.4 • 108 Ratings

Power Play, a daily look at Canada’s political landscape. Recorded in Ottawa featuring all the political news and issues that matter most. Hosted by CTV's Vassy Kapelos, the program is a must for political insiders. 

    Power Play #1408: Tragedy at a Quebec Daycare, ‘Buy American’ & Health-Care Funding Deal

    Power Play #1408: Tragedy at a Quebec Daycare, ‘Buy American’ & Health-Care Funding Deal

    Genevieve Beauchemin, CTV News; Christopher Skeete, Quebec’s Minister Responsible for the Laval Region; Kirsten Hillman, Canada’s Ambassador to the U.S.; Stephen McNeil, former N.S. premier; Gary Mar, former Alberta health minister; Mélanie Richer, Earnscliffe Strategies; and Laura Stone, the Globe and Mail.

    • 46 min
    Power Play #1407: Feds Present $196B Health-Care Funding Deal to Premiers

    Power Play #1407: Feds Present $196B Health-Care Funding Deal to Premiers

    Glen McGregor, CTV News; Heather Stefanson, Manitoba Premier; Brian Gallant, former N.B. premier; Alison Redford, former Alberta premier; Kathleen Monk, Monk + Associates; Robert Benzie, the Toronto Star; Blaine Higgs, New Brunswick Premier; Jean Charest, former Quebec premier; Richard Madan, CTV News. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; Chrystia Freeland, Deputy PM & Finance Minister; Jean-Yves Duclos, Health Minister; and Carolyn Bennett, Mental Health and Addictions Minister & Associate Health Minister (Live Event).

    • 1 hr 50 min
    Power Play #1406: Health Care Funding Meeting Preview & U.S. Shoots Down Surveillance Balloon

    Power Play #1406: Health Care Funding Meeting Preview & U.S. Shoots Down Surveillance Balloon

    Andrew Furey, Newfoundland and Labrador Premier; Glen McGregor, CTV News; Taleeb Noormohamed, Liberal MP; Michael Chong, Conservative MP; Lindsay Mathyssen, NDP MP; Maryam Monsef, Onward; Melanie Paradis, Texture Communications; Kathleen Monk, Monk + Associates; and Joël-Denis Bellavance, La Presse. François Legault, Quebec Premier, and David Eby, B.C. Premier (Live Event).

    • 46 min
    Power Play #1405: Concerns over a Chinese ‘Surveillence Balloon’ & Firearms Flip Flop

    Power Play #1405: Concerns over a Chinese ‘Surveillence Balloon’ & Firearms Flip Flop

    Marco Mendicino, Public Safety Minister; Nathalie Provost, PolySeSouvient; Peter Bethlenfalvy, Ontario Finance Minister; Greg MacEachern, Liberal Strategist; Laryssa Waler, GT & Co.; Anne McGrath, NDP National Director; Rachel Aiello, CTV News; Susan Delacourt, the Toronto Star; and Greg Weston, Searchlight Strategy Group.

    • 47 min
    Power Play #1404: Bail Reform, Ontario’s Health-Care Plan & Blanchet Calls for Elghawaby’s Dismissal

    Power Play #1404: Bail Reform, Ontario’s Health-Care Plan & Blanchet Calls for Elghawaby’s Dismissal

    Taleeb Noormohamed, Liberal MP; Raquel Dancho, Conservative MP; Judy Trinh, CTV News; Sylvia Jones, Ontario Health Minister; Ahmed Hussen, Diversity and Inclusion Minister; Kathleen Wynne, former Ontario premier; Christy Clark, former B.C. premier; and Darrell Dexter, former N.S. premier.

    • 50 min
    Power Play #1403: Dominic Barton Grilled at Committee over Government’s McKinsey Contracts

    Power Play #1403: Dominic Barton Grilled at Committee over Government’s McKinsey Contracts

    Carlene Variyan, Summa Strategies; Gary Mar, Canada West Foundation; Mélanie Richer, Earnscliffe Strategies; Bob Fife, the Globe and Mail; and Kevin Gallagher, CTV News. Dominic Barton, former McKinsey Global Managing Partner (Live Event).

    • 2 hrs 35 min

Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5
108 Ratings

108 Ratings

Jimmy from Moonbeam ,

Good show, podcasts are posted too late

Great content, but since September 2020 the podcasts are posted days after the show airs. This is useless - to be useful, podcasts have to be posted minutes, or at most an hour or two after airing. That’s how it used to be for power play, and that’s still how it is for CBC’s power & politics. Who’s in charge of posting the podcasts?

Chris from Barrie Ontario ,

Political Bias

When society has two politely spectrums, shouldn’t you give each equal air time with your “guests” opinions so that your listeners can hear both sides and make their own informed conclusions. When you only present one side, isn’t that political propaganda?

KaCaMcD ,

Decent but can be bland and biased

Reasonable breadth of issues covered but relies excessively on cheap political strategy talk and the ideological bias against the labor movement is clear.

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