The House is Canada's most popular political affairs show. Every Saturday the program takes you to Parliament Hill — and around the country — for in-depth coverage and analysis of the week’s major political news.
The Wagner Group: Russia’s brutal mercenary force
Former MPs Scott Simms, Lisa Raitt and Peggy Nash discuss the Liberals’ pending decision on the Rogers-Shaw merger and growing government consulting costs. Defence and intelligence experts weigh in on the Russian mercenary Wagner Group. Opposing lawyers Paul Champ and James Manson each give their side of the case in the developing convoy protest class-action. Plus — former clerk of the privy council Alex Himelfarb discusses an attempt to quantify the costs of misinformation.
A push for more private care in Canada
Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc discusses the debate over increasing privatization in health care, then journalists André Picard and Rob Benzie weigh in. An Afghan MP discusses the threat to her life. Plus — two experts talk about the fight against Russian disinformation in Canada and abroad.
Trudeau grapples with the problem of Haiti
Canada’s ambassador to the UN Bob Rae discusses the situation in Haiti and what sort of role this country might play. The House hears from a Nova Scotian whose mother-in-law died after a lengthy ER wait, and two experts weigh in on how to get more family doctors into the health-care system. Plus — journalists Shannon Proudfoot and Paul Wells analyze what former finance minister Bill Morneau’s book says about the prime minister’s approach to governing.
What would it take to end Canada's travel headaches?
Transport Minister Omar Alghabra discusses significant delays and cancellations of planes and trains over the holidays, and The House hears from those fighting for accountability for Flight PS752. Plus — Ambassador Kirsten Hillman talks about the effect of a new U.S. Congress on Canada-U.S. relations, and political strategists Dennis Matthews and Dan Arnold analyze the impact of Pierre Poilievre’s “everything feels broken” slogan.
Tears, texts, tension: highlights of the trucker convoy inquiry
The Emergencies Act inquiry saw dozens of witnesses testify over six weeks — from protesters and the people affected, to police and politicians — all giving their side of how the self-styled Freedom Convoy came to take hold and why the government ultimately used the Act’s extraordinary powers to dislodge them. The CBC’s Janyce McGregor followed every day of the inquiry and on this special edition of The House, walks through the moments that mattered most.
Test your knowledge with The House’s 2022 news quiz
It was a busy year in Canadian politics — but how much of it do you actually remember? Listen along and test your political smarts as host Catherine Cullen quizzes three political journalists on some of the most important political twists and turns of 2022.
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.
Garbage biased journalism
This podcast is the embodiment of the CBCs Liberal party bias and of no journalistic integrity.
The lack of coverage of the emergency act inquiry is the exact reason I no longer trust the CBC and MSM in general. I think getting funding pulled out and making the MSM operate like any other business is a good idea because right now I see it as a propaganda station for the government and I mean any government that takes power. There needs to be a separation of media and government.