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Every weekday afternoon, Power & Politics host Vassy Kapelos guides Canadians through the country's political news, with a regular cast of political panellists and the continuously unfolding drama of the Canadian political scene.

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Every weekday afternoon, Power & Politics host Vassy Kapelos guides Canadians through the country's political news, with a regular cast of political panellists and the continuously unfolding drama of the Canadian political scene.

    Toronto's top doctor recommends decriminalizing possession of small amounts of illegal drugs

    Toronto's top doctor recommends decriminalizing possession of small amounts of illegal drugs

    Power & Politics for Monday, November 29th with Toronto Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa, Justice Minister David Lametti, Gidimt'en clan spokesperson Sleydo’ who is also known as Molly Wickham, and the Power Panel.

    • 46 min
    Canada limits travel from southern Africa over concerns about COVID-19 variant Omicron

    Canada limits travel from southern Africa over concerns about COVID-19 variant Omicron

    Power & Politics for Friday, November 26th with Mental Health & Addictions Minister Carolyn Bennett, Infectious Diseases Specialist Dr. Lynora Saxinger, WHO Special Adviser Dr. Peter Singer, Labour Minister Seamus O’Regan, and the Power Panel.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Gen. Wayne Eyre named permanent chief of defence staff

    Gen. Wayne Eyre named permanent chief of defence staff

    Power & Politics for Thursday, November 25th with Defence Minister Anita Anand, Veterans Ombudsperson Retired Colonel Nishika Jardine, P.E.I Potato Board General Manager Greg Donald, Green Party Interim Leader Amita Kuttner, Iqaluit Mayor Kenny Bell, retired Canadian astronaut and author Chris Hadfield, and the Power Panel.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Freeland tables bill to extend some pandemic support programs, create new ones

    Freeland tables bill to extend some pandemic support programs, create new ones

    Power & Politics for Wednesday, November 24th with Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough, Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey, British Columbia Agriculture Minister Lana Popham, Association of Families of Flight PS752 Victims President Hamed Esmaeilion, and the Power Panel.

    • 52 min
    Liberals promise to end pandemic, fight climate change and rebuild economy in throne speech

    Liberals promise to end pandemic, fight climate change and rebuild economy in throne speech

    Power & Politics for Tuesday, November 23rd with Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, Conservative Public Safety Critic Raquel Dancho, NDP Housing and Immigration Critic Jenny Kwan, Assembly of First Nations National Chief RoseAnne Archibald, Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau, and the Power Panel.

    • 51 min
    Ontario Liberal MP Anthony Rota re-elected as Speaker of the House

    Ontario Liberal MP Anthony Rota re-elected as Speaker of the House

    Power & Politics for Monday, November 22nd with Government House Leader Mark Holland, NDP House Leader Peter Julian, Bloc Québécois Deputy House Leader Christine Normandin, Prince Edward Island Premier Dennis King, British Columbia Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Rob Fleming, and the Power Panel.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
636 Ratings

636 Ratings

DdiamondR ,

Exceptional Journalist

Vassy is a journalist in the best tradition. She is an erudite, informed, quick and focused interviewer who listens to her subjects with laser intensity. She uses that concentration to zero in on inconsistencies and the shuffle dance many subjects use against less prepared journalists. GREAT show and host.

irarraza ,

Hosts

Sorry but no Kapelos as host no interest in your replacements. After this, good bye Power & Politics

Nate the Great from 98 ,

Informative but too right wing.

Vassey has a centre right bias. She will often invite oil CEOs on the podcast to discuss indigenous rights without offering the indigenous perspective. While she is centre left on social issues, she is far right on economic issues.

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