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.
Fraying at the frontlines
On this week's show: An Edmonton doctor reveals the "emotional fatigue" of working on the hospital front lines and families open up about loved ones in Alberta's hard-hit long-term care homes. Then, Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson explains the government’s new bill to set net-zero emissions targets, two activists talk about Canada’s policy on Uighurs and Hong Kong, and constitutional expert Laurence Tribe discusses Donald Trump’s reluctance to concede.
Second wave rising
On this week’s show: The House takes stock of Canada's patchwork response to the COVID-19 pandemic and considers Australia’s response as cases surge. Then, a wide-ranging interview with the new Green party leader, Annamie Paul. Plus, Alberta's representative in Washington talks about working with the incoming Biden administration. Finally, a Canadian special advisor to the World Health Organization speaks about equitable global access to COVID-19 vaccines.
The Divided States of America
On this week’s show: The House looks back at a long election week in the U.S. — and hears from voters and experts about where America is heading next. Then, the CBC’s Salimah Shivji examines what a Biden win would mean for climate change. Plus, the opposition responds to Canada’s new permanent resident targets and two Winnipeg community workers describe the challenges facing vulnerable Canadians in a city where COVID-19 cases are on the rise.
The stakes in the Sunshine State
On this week’s show, The House brings you to Florida — a key battleground state heading into Tuesday’s presidential election. Political analyst Susan MacManus, Democratic Rep. Ted Deutch, two voting rights activists and voters from across the political spectrum lay out what’s at stake. Then, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland discusses Canada’s economic recovery and Conservative strategist Kory Teneycke highlights a Tory takeaway from Saskatchewan’s election.
An election averted, for now
On this week’s show: Three strategists debate how a minority Parliament moves forward after Wednesday’s showdown. Then, two Mi'kmaw leaders discuss resolving the ongoing fishery dispute in Nova Scotia and Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan addresses Ottawa’s response. The CBC’s Lorenda Reddekopp also outlines Monday’s byelections in Toronto, and the new head of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation talks about where the Crown corporation could venture next.
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.
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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.
The best thing about my Saturday morning every week is listening to The House. Thank you, folks. I often feel better informed after this hour of conversation.