25 episodes

The House is Canada's most popular political affairs show. Every Saturday host Chris Hall takes you to Parliament Hill — and around the country — for in-depth coverage and analysis of the week’s major political news.

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The House is Canada's most popular political affairs show. Every Saturday host Chris Hall takes you to Parliament Hill — and around the country — for in-depth coverage and analysis of the week’s major political news.

    Testing the West

    Testing the West

    On this week’s show: A Ukrainian MP discusses the threat of a Russian invasion, a Canadian in Kyiv talks about preparing for war and the CBC’s Murray Brewster outlines the state of play. Plus — experts Jeff Nankivell and Sarah Kutulakos discuss Canada-China relations. Laura Harth of the group Safeguard Defenders talks about China’s tactics in forcing some of its citizens to return home to face charges. And a discussion about human trafficking in Canada, after the tragedy in Manitoba.

    • 48 min
    Nursing the system back to health

    Nursing the system back to health

    On this week’s show: A mother shares her frustration over her son’s life-changing surgery being cancelled due to rising COVID-19 hospitalizations. MPs offer their thoughts on Quebec’s proposed health tax on unvaccinated people. A Montreal ER nurse reveals the burnout felt by frontline hospital workers, and two former health ministers discuss how to relieve pressure on Canada’s health care system. Plus — two pollsters examine the public mood in Ontario and Quebec ahead of this year’s provincial elections.

    • 49 min
    Living with COVID

    Living with COVID

    On this week’s show: Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Robert Strang discusses living with COVID as Omicron continues to spread. Two health policy experts dig into political leadership at this stage of the pandemic. Plus — a look at the historic $40 billion child welfare agreement struck by First Nations leaders and the federal government, and reflections on the storming of the U.S. Capitol, one year later.

    • 50 min
    The House's 2021 year-end quiz

    The House's 2021 year-end quiz

    How many headlines do you remember from 2021? It’s time to test your knowledge with The House’s annual end-of-year quiz! Play along with our panel of journalists as host Chris Hall pitches questions surrounding the biggest political stories from January through to December.

    • 54 min
    Facing another tough holiday season

    Facing another tough holiday season

    On this week’s show: Premier Tim Houston explains Nova Scotia’s response to a steep rise in COVID-19 cases and infectious diseases expert Dr. Lynora Saxinger contextualizes the threat of the Omicron variant. Opposition Leader Erin O’Toole reflects on a brief yet busy first sitting of Parliament. Minister Karina Gould talks about securing final federal child care deals. Plus — a conversation about Quebec’s Bill 21 and, in a podcast bonus, this year’s House of Commons Christmas poem.

    • 53 min
    Tackling two pandemics

    Tackling two pandemics

    On this week’s show: Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos lays out what Canadians should know heading into the holidays, with COVID-19 cases on the rise. Mental Health and Addictions Minister Carolyn Bennett weighs in on the push to decriminalize illicit drugs, as The House reports on Canada's other health crisis — the rise in overdose deaths. Plus — a look at reimagining Canada’s national security strategy and a dive into inflation, the latest pandemic support bill and next week's fiscal update.

    • 48 min

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