CBC Radio's The House takes you behind the scenes in the world of Canadian politics. Parliament may take a summer recess but the business of national politics never stops; nor does The House.
A federal focus on Indigenous relations
On this week’s show: Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada president Rebecca Kudloo discusses Friday’s federal meeting on discrimination against Indigenous people in Canada’s health-care system. Conservative MP Chris d’Entremont examines the ongoing lobster fishery dispute in southwest Nova Scotia. Plus, a panel of MPs debate the opposition’s bid to continue investigating the WE affair and the CBC’s Tanya Fletcher breaks down the B.C. election.
New restrictions, new challenges
On this week’s show: Brampton mayor Patrick Brown reacts to new pandemic restrictions in parts of Ontario. Then, Procurement Minister Anita Anand discusses Canada’s approval of new COVID-19 rapid tests and preparations for a vaccine. Plus, House of Commons Speaker Anthony Rota explains the challenges of a hybrid Parliament, before EU expert Lutz Guellner issues a warning about COVID-19 disinformation.
Economic relief for Canadians, Trump's COVID case
On this week's show: Presidential historian Allan Lichtman considers the implications of Donald Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis. Then, Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough details the government's latest economic relief bill, while Conservative MP Karen Vecchio and NDP MP Heather McPherson offer thoughts from their side of the aisle. Plus: a long-term care home nurse shares her second-wave concerns, and The House pays tribute to John Turner.
Bracing for a second wave
On this week’s show: NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh breaks down his deal with the Liberals on paid sick leave, while Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister reacts to the throne speech. Then, as parts of the country experience a second wave of COVID-19, lawyer Kyla Lee shares what it was like to be a younger person with the illness. Plus: three Green leadership candidates outline their plans for the party and two experts debate the merits of nuclear energy.
Is pharmacare worthy of the throne?
On this week’s show: Two federal party leaders have tested positive for COVID-19, but what does that mean for Parliament’s imminent return? Then, ahead of Wednesday’s throne speech, Dr. Danyaal Raza discusses prioritizing a national pharmacare program. Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan also talks potential plans for green jobs and clean energy programs, and two Green leadership candidates spar over the party’s trajectory. Finally, a philosophy professor breaks down the spread of disinformation during the pandemic.
A pandemic Parliament puzzle
On this week’s show: Liberal, Conservative and NDP whips spar over safely resuming Parliament and whether MPs could vote remotely. Then, the CBC’s Jacques Poitras previews next week’s election in New Brunswick. Plus, three contenders for the leadership of the federal Green Party outline their vision. And the House looks at balancing the environment and the economy as Canada faces an unsteady recovery from COVID-19.
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The deputy PM refused to answer Chris’ questions and continuously changed the tone of the interview to serve her purposes. Ms. Freeland must be one skilled interviewee if you see Chris’ attempts to keep her on topic as interrupting too much.
I thought Ms. Freeland likely preset the conditions under which she agreed to be interviewed and was frustrated when things didn’t quite go the way she wanted.
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The CERB program is providing 15 -17 year old kids living at home an unprecedented windfall. There are parents with substantial earning reductions having to manage massive financial stress. The assessment of the program needs to consider this issue.
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