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.
Unprecedented powers for Alberta
The CEO of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce and two political strategists talk about the Alberta Sovereignty Act. The head of a gun control group discusses the uproar over amendments to a firearms bill. Experts Vina Nadjibulla and Jeff Nankivell analyze Canada’s Indo-Pacific strategy. Plus — the EU executive’s vice-president outlines Europe’s energy needs in the face of the ongoing war in Ukraine.
Trudeau takes the stand at the Emergencies Act inquiry
On this week’s show: The Prime Minister appeared at the Emergencies Act inquiry – journalists Tonda MacCharles and Paul Wells discuss his testimony. Then, the mayor of a town devastated by floods reacts to the new National Adaptation Strategy. Plus — Elizabeth May and Jonathan Pedneault explain how they’ll co-lead the Greens, The House looks into Alberta’s upcoming Sovereignty Act and Estonian President Alar Karis discusses Russian aggression.
The fight against Russian aggression, Chinese interference
On the sidelines of the Halifax Security Forum, The House speaks with a troop commander fighting for Ukraine about the stakes for her country, U.S. senators James Risch and Jeanne Shaheen about American military aid, and Anita Anand on Canada’s contributions. Two experts break down the threat of Chinese espionage and election interference. Plus — journalists Susan Delacourt and Stuart Thomson discuss Trudeau’s G20 encounter with Xi and amplification of misinformation on Iran.
Kids stuck in hospital, negotiations stuck in the mud
The head of a children’s hospital talks about his efforts to cope with rising admissions, and health columnist André Picard explains developments in ongoing funding negotiations. From the sidelines of COP27, Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault discusses his government’s emissions plan. Plus — historian Anne Applebaum talks about what a possible end to the conflict in Ukraine might look like.
Is Freeland doing enough for struggling Canadians?
The House hears from a Canadian struggling to keep up with rising costs, before Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland details the government’s plan for the economy. Extremism expert Barbara Perry discusses what she saw this week at the Emergencies Act inquiry. Plus — the CBC’s Jennifer Chevalier takes an in-depth look at the debate over the notwithstanding clause, and two experts analyze the potential effects of new immigration targets.
Battle for influence: Canada’s foreign minister on dealing with a dangerous world
The House digs into Canada’s changing foreign policy, hearing from Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly, before former diplomat Michael Small and the Business Council of Canada’s Goldy Hyder discuss the concept of “friendshoring.” Then, the CBC’s Emma Godmere looks into the trend of federal and provincial politicians taking up municipal roles. Plus — two journalists break down this week at the Emergencies Act inquiry.
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.
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.
I used to love the CBC . Very sad what it’s become