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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.

    Quebec proposes health tax for unvaccinated adults

    Quebec proposes health tax for unvaccinated adults

    The At Issue panel discusses Quebec's proposed tax on adults who choose to not receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Plus, the panellists look at whether health-care funding in Canada will change after the pandemic. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.

    • 13 min
    Your 2021 political questions

    Your 2021 political questions

    The At Issue panel takes your political questions about the past year in politics and what you want to know about the year ahead. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne, Althia Raj and Elamin Abdelmahmoud.

    • 23 min
    Political highs and lows of 2021

    Political highs and lows of 2021

    The At Issue panel looks back on some of the biggest political moments of the past year and shares who they think showed the most leadership through a challenging time. Plus, the panellists make their political predictions for 2022. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne, Althia Raj and Elamin Abdelmahmoud.

    • 19 min
    How do you govern an exhausted population through a pandemic?

    How do you govern an exhausted population through a pandemic?

    The At Issue panel discusses the political response to the rise of the Omicron COVID-19 variant and how politicians are trying to manage COVID fatigue among Canadians. Plus, the panellists look at the federal fiscal update and how the government can look to rebuilding the economy while fighting COVID-19. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Althia Raj and Andrew Coyne.

    • 15 min
    Renewed political backlash over Quebec's Bill 21

    Renewed political backlash over Quebec's Bill 21

    The At Issue panel discusses what to watch for in the federal government's upcoming fiscal update and how it might address inflation. Plus, the panellists look at Quebec’s bill 21 and why it’s getting renewed attention in Ottawa. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.

    • 14 min
    The great inflation debate

    The great inflation debate

    The At Issue panel discusses why the inflation debate continues to dominate in Parliament and what it could mean for the government. Plus, the panellists look at why the Conservatives helped fast track the government's bill banning conversion therapy. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne, Althia Raj and Elamin Abdelmahmoud.

    • 14 min

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