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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.

Hot Room podcast theme music written and performed by Gavin Gardiner for The Hill Times.

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    • 4.4 • 11 Ratings

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.

Hot Room podcast theme music written and performed by Gavin Gardiner for The Hill Times.

    Seal summit

    Seal summit

    The government is holding a "seal summit" in Newfoundland this fall. The reason? To remedy a modern political and policy conundrum that has roots that go back decades in Canadian politics. Glenn Blackwood joins The Hot Room to give us the lowdown. 

    • 19 min
    Assisted death under the microscope, with Pamela Wallin

    Assisted death under the microscope, with Pamela Wallin

    Senator Pamela Wallin talks us through the parliamentary review of assisted dying in Canada: the good, the bad, and the change she wants to see.

    • 23 min
    Is the government ready for climate change?

    Is the government ready for climate change?

    Federal Environment Commissioner Jerry DeMarco joins The Hot Room to talk about what he found when he dug into five areas of the government's work on climate change.

    • 19 min
    Inside the House, with John Brassard

    Inside the House, with John Brassard

    The Conservative House leader fields questions on the upcoming spring crunch in the House of Commons, delay tactics, and navigating the Liberal-NDP confidence agreement. 

    • 19 min
    Re-arming the military, with Kim Richard Nossal

    Re-arming the military, with Kim Richard Nossal

    The author of Charlie Foxtrot joins The Hot Room to talk about budget 2022 commitments to beef up the military, and why Canada's government has struggled to get defence procurement right for decades.

    • 25 min
    Assessing the Liberal climate plan, with Michael Bernstein

    Assessing the Liberal climate plan, with Michael Bernstein

    The executive director of Clean Prosperity gives us his view of the strengths and weaknesses of the Liberal government's new plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

constantthinker1 ,

Is this Canada’s best podcast?

What a gem. If you’re looking for smart Canadian conversation that isn’t all about today’s headline news, you’ve come to the right place.

Geoelh ,

Very bland

It is very bland, and lacks insight. NPR Politics for Canada, this is not.

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