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.
Canada prepares for an economic slowdown
The Liberal Cabinet was warned Canada's economy is set to slow significantly this year, is Canada prepared for the slowdown and how will this affect the Canada Health Transfer? Plus, are Pierre Poilievre's claims that Canada is broken working? and will it sway voters in an upcoming election? Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne, Jason Markusoff and Althia Raj.
Ontario expands surgeries to for-profit clinics
Ontario announces more surgeries will be performed at for-profit clinics, but what does this mean for negotiations about the healthcare transfer? Plus what does Pierre Poilievre's tour of Quebec say about his support in the region? Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne, Emilie Nicolas and Althia Raj.
Canada’s relationship with the U.S. and Mexico
The At Issue panel discusses Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meeting with his U.S. and Mexican counterparts as all three countries try to strengthen ties in the face of global uncertainty. Plus, former Finance Minister Bill Morneau delivers some blunt criticism of his former boss in his new memoir. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne, Aaron Wherry and Althia Raj.
Does Canadian politics have a polarization issue?
The At Issue panel discusses Erin O'Toole's warnings about polarization in politics and the Liberal government's plan to transition oil and gas workers to green energy jobs. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne, Kelly Cryderman and Althia Raj.
Your 2022 political questions
The At Issue panel answers listener questions about some of the big political events from the year and what they’re watching for in 2023. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne, Althia Raj and Elamin Abdelmahmoud.
Wrapping up 2022 in politics and what to expect in 2023
From the Emergencies Act, to inflation, the war in Ukraine and more, the At Issue panel looks back at the year in politics. Plus, what challenges and politicians to watch out for in 2023. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne, Althia Raj and Elamin Abdelmahmoud.