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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.

    Political positioning ahead of the throne speech

    Political positioning ahead of the throne speech

    After a short summer hiatus, the At Issue panel is back for what's shaping up to be a busy fall in politics. This week, the panellists look at how the government and the opposition are positioning themselves ahead of a high-stakes throne speech. Plus, will the WE charity closing its Canadian operations push the controversy with the government forward? Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.

    • 16 min
    Politics and prorogation

    Politics and prorogation

    The At Issue panel discusses the decision to prorogue Parliament and next month's looming confidence vote. Plus, what all this means for the soon-to-be-elected leader of the Conservative Party. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.

    • 11 min
    Bill Morneau resigns

    Bill Morneau resigns

    The At Issue panel looks at the reasons behind Bill Morneau’s resignation and what this means for the government. Plus, the panellists weigh in on who might be in line to replace him. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj for a special Monday At Issue.

    • 11 min
    The prime minister's testimony

    The prime minister's testimony

    The At Issue panel unpacks Justin Trudeau and his chief of staff Katie Telford's testimonies before the House of Commons finance committee. Did their explanations change anything? Plus, a look at the way forward for the federal government. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.

    • 13 min
    The political consequences of Trudeau’s ties to the WE charity

    The political consequences of Trudeau’s ties to the WE charity

    The At Issue panel discusses the latest ties between the WE charity and the Trudeau family. Plus, what this third ethics commissioner's investigation means for the prime minister and his government. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert and Althia Raj.

    • 8 min
    A historic fiscal snapshot

    A historic fiscal snapshot

    The At Issue panel discusses the political impact of an unprecedented fiscal snapshot. Plus, what's missing from this update and what this means for the economic road ahead. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj for a special Wednesday edition.

    • 9 min

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