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The National's Rosemary Barton tackles the week's big political stories with Canada's leading political journalists, including Chantal Hébert and Andrew Coyne. A podcast that helps you understand the why behind the moves and decisions of your elected officials.

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The National's Rosemary Barton tackles the week's big political stories with Canada's leading political journalists, including Chantal Hébert and Andrew Coyne. A podcast that helps you understand the why behind the moves and decisions of your elected officials.

    No federal election just yet

    No federal election just yet

    The At Issue panel discusses the politics behind the latest confidence vote in the House of Commons, and whether the federal government actually wanted to trigger an election. Plus, with the Saskatchewan and B.C. elections just days away, the panellists talk about the risks and benefits of calling an election during a pandemic. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.

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    Creating national standards for long-term care

    Creating national standards for long-term care

    The At Issue panel discusses the federal government's push to develop national standards for long-term care and what this means for federal-provincial relations. Plus, the state of Canada's relationship with China 50 years in. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.

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    Mixed messaging on COVID-19 ahead of Thanksgiving

    Mixed messaging on COVID-19 ahead of Thanksgiving

    The At Issue panel unpacks the mixed messages on COVID-19 guidelines ahead of the Thanksgiving weekend, especially from Ontario Premier Doug Ford. Plus, the panellists weigh in on the prime minister's comments about the U.S. election and the new Green Party leader. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.

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    The political challenges of a second wave

    The political challenges of a second wave

    The At Issue panel discusses the political challenges of a second wave. Is this recent surge in cases more difficult for governments to manage? Plus, Erin O'Toole returns to Parliament for the first time as leader of the Official Opposition. The panellists look at his party's messaging on COVID-19 testing.
    Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.

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    A throne speech and a national address

    A throne speech and a national address

    The At Issue panel breaks down Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s messaging in the throne speech and his national address that followed. The panel also discusses the opposition parties’ reactions and whether the NDP will prop up the government. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.

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    What a spike in COVID-19 cases means for the throne speech

    What a spike in COVID-19 cases means for the throne speech

    The At Issue panel discusses how the rise in COVID-19 cases will change the federal government's message in next week's throne speech and what a safe return to Parliament looks like. Plus, the panellists talk about the latest trade spat between Canada and the U.S. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.

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