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.
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.
New restrictions, new challenges
On this week’s show: Brampton mayor Patrick Brown reacts to new pandemic restrictions in parts of Ontario. Then, Procurement Minister Anita Anand discusses Canada’s approval of new COVID-19 rapid tests and preparations for a vaccine. Plus, House of Commons Speaker Anthony Rota explains the challenges of a hybrid Parliament, before EU expert Lutz Guellner issues a warning about COVID-19 disinformation.
Economic relief for Canadians, Trump's COVID case
On this week's show: Presidential historian Allan Lichtman considers the implications of Donald Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis. Then, Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough details the government's latest economic relief bill, while Conservative MP Karen Vecchio and NDP MP Heather McPherson offer thoughts from their side of the aisle. Plus: a long-term care home nurse shares her second-wave concerns, and The House pays tribute to John Turner.
Bracing for a second wave
On this week’s show: NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh breaks down his deal with the Liberals on paid sick leave, while Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister reacts to the throne speech. Then, as parts of the country experience a second wave of COVID-19, lawyer Kyla Lee shares what it was like to be a younger person with the illness. Plus: three Green leadership candidates outline their plans for the party and two experts debate the merits of nuclear energy.