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The Hot Room is a podcast by The Hill Times, Canada's all-politics, all-the-time newspaper in the heart of Parliament Hill. We talk to politicians, experts, and other reporters about the biggest stories of the day and bring you behind the scenes of the reporting process.

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The Hot Room is a podcast by The Hill Times, Canada's all-politics, all-the-time newspaper in the heart of Parliament Hill. We talk to politicians, experts, and other reporters about the biggest stories of the day and bring you behind the scenes of the reporting process.

Music by Kevin MacLeod "Faster Does It" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ "Acid Trumpet" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Common

    How will C-10 actually affect social media and broadcasting in Canada?

    How will C-10 actually affect social media and broadcasting in Canada?

    Bill C-10, the bill to update the Broadcasting Act introduced by Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault, has been making headlines for weeks after an amendment was introduced that experts and the opposition says could regulate social media content.

    We have three guests on to walk us through the bill, the broadcasting industry's perspective, and a view inside the committee debates.

    Music by Gavin Gardiner 

    • 27 min
    What does the budget say about foreign policy? 🌎

    What does the budget say about foreign policy? 🌎

    The 2021 federal budget had a lot of spending on domestic policy, but what did it have to say about foreign policy? Hill Times reporter Neil Moss breaks down what the budget said, what it didn't, and what it could mean for Canada's place in a post-pandemic world. 

    Music by Gavin Gardiner

    • 15 min
    What's the deal with the Rogers-Shaw merger, and are your cellphone bills going to get cheaper?

    What's the deal with the Rogers-Shaw merger, and are your cellphone bills going to get cheaper?

    There've been some big developments in the telecommunications industry in the past couple of weeks. Rogers and Shaw announced a $26-billion dollar merger, and the CRTC came out with a decision that could have a big impact on your cellphone bills. We brought on Mike Lee Murphy, editor of the Wire Report, to walk us through what these two developments mean, why they matter, and how it could affect you. 

    • 26 min
    Your 2021 budget breakdown

    Your 2021 budget breakdown

    Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland delivered the Liberal government's first budget in two years, marking the first time a woman has done so in Canadian history. Kevin Page, John Delacourt, and Erica Ifill walk us through the document so you don't actually have to read it. Trust us, it's over 700 pages. 

    Music by Gavin Gardiner

    • 38 min
    Should Canada have 100 million people?

    Should Canada have 100 million people?

    Canada's a pretty small country. In the face of a declining birth rate, should the government seek to dramatically boost our population? What would happen and how would we even do it? Ipsos CEO Darrell Bricker walks us through it all and what it would mean for Canada's future. 

    Music by Kevin MacLeod

    • 15 min
    What goes into a budget?

    What goes into a budget?

    Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland will present the government's first budget in two years on April 19. Finance committee chair Wayne Easter and vice-chair Pat Kelly join The Hot Room to give us their take on what should be in the budget and what role the Finance committee plays in the budget process. 

    Music by Kevin MacLeod

    • 36 min

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