26 episodes

The House is Canada's most popular political affairs show. Every Saturday host Chris Hall takes you to Parliament Hill — and around the country — for in-depth coverage and analysis of the week’s major political news.

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    • 4.3 • 311 Ratings

The House is Canada's most popular political affairs show. Every Saturday host Chris Hall takes you to Parliament Hill — and around the country — for in-depth coverage and analysis of the week’s major political news.

    Dose of reality

    Dose of reality

    On this week’s show: Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland explains a new global tax deal and discusses the future of federal COVID-19 supports. Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions president Linda Silas explores the possible impact of vaccine mandates on the health care system. Plus — experts debunk the dewormer conspiracy and a former contractor for the CAF shares the story of his family’s long-awaited flight out of Afghanistan.

    • 49 min
    Planes, trains and vaccines

    Planes, trains and vaccines

    On this week’s show: Transport Minister Omar Alghabra describes mandatory vaccination rules for travellers and federal workers. Premier Blaine Higgs explains New Brunswick’s latest restrictions, tightened for Thanksgiving weekend. Plus — CBC’s Bartley Kives looks at the race to become Manitoba’s next PC premier, former Conservative MP James Cumming outlines his forthcoming review of the party’s election performance, and two disinformation experts discuss possible efforts to rein in Facebook.

    • 48 min
    Trust, truth and reconciliation

    Trust, truth and reconciliation

    On this week’s show: Kirsten Hillman, Canada’s ambassador to the U.S., expands on the efforts to free Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor. Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson looks ahead to COP26. AFN National Chief RoseAnne Archibald reflects on the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Plus — former top bureaucrat Michael Wernick warns of a “virus of intolerance” in politics and longtime MP Scott Simms bids farewell to the Hill.

    • 48 min
    They're coming home

    They're coming home

    On this week’s show: two former diplomats and an expert on Canada-China relations discuss the release of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor from prison in China. Plus, CBC reporters on how the major party leaders are faring post-election; strategists dissect the campaigns and what lies ahead for Parliament; and, in a podcast extra, a former provincial PC cabinet member discusses Alberta’s political and health crises.

    • 57 min
    Running through the 6ix for your votes

    Running through the 6ix for your votes

    On this week’s show: The House zooms in on the GTA to explore issues that matter to voters in the hotly contested ridings of King–Vaughan and Davenport. Plus — a look at what Canadians should expect on election day and when results will be available; a debate over vaccine passports; reporter postcards from the campaign trail; and, in a podcast extra, Éric Grenier’s analysis of the last public polls before election day.

    • 58 min
    The campaign in wild rose country

    The campaign in wild rose country

    On this week’s show: A special edition of The House co-produced with CBC’s West of Centre podcast looks at the federal election in Alberta, starting with the story of a former oil and gas worker on his effort to switch careers. Plus — three strategists discuss the province’s politics; an Edmonton NDP candidate on his party’s vision; two journalists break down the English leaders’ debate; and, as a podcast extra, a look at the latest national polls.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
311 Ratings

311 Ratings

irarraza ,

Vaccine timing.

About your show and taxation to rich Canadians. I am not sure if I missed but the conversation would have been much more significant if up front you had established what were the thresholds in terms of money for the 10% and 1%. How many millions puts you in those categories.

Ronald Biggs ,

Informative, but issues are Pronounced

This podcast is great. It's very informative. But I find it has the same issues every week. The overall volume is often times too low and I find it hard to hear it sometimes. Other issues are still prevalent, but not common. What I mean by this is that, there was dead air where I feel like there should be an ad or perhaps more content on this weeks podcast.

Turning up the volume could be one simple solution to the "volume too low" problem I've been dealing with.

silvertip foxx ,

Retort to rosec’s comment

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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