Every weekday afternoon, Power & Politics host Vassy Kapelos guides Canadians through the country's political news, with a regular cast of political panellists and the continuously unfolding drama of the Canadian political scene.
Trudeau says vaccine supply is in 'good shape' even as EU threatens export controls
Power & Politics for Tuesday, January 26th with Parliamentary Secretary Steven MacKinnon, Providence Therapeutics CEO Brad Sorenson, Martin Luther King III, and the Power Panel.
Canada can deal with Biden's embrace of Buy American, says Freeland
Power & Politics for Monday, January 25th with Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, Parliamentary Secretary Darren Fisher, Conservative MP Eric Duncan, NDP Health Critic Don Davies, Inuit leader Mary Simon, and the Power Panel.
Trudeau speaks with Biden in U.S. president's first call with a foreign leader
Power & Politics for Friday, January 22nd with Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, former foreign affairs minister John Manley, former U.S. Ambassador to Canada Gordon Giffin, Parliamentary Secretary Paul Lefebvre, Ontario Finance Minister & Treasury Board President Peter Bethlenfalvy, and the Power Panel.
Payette steps down as governor general after blistering report on Rideau Hall work environment
Power & Politics for Thursday, January 21st with Privy Council President and Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc, former Heritage Minister James Moore, Prime Minister Jean Chrétien's former director of communications Peter Donolo, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, Republican Senator Chuck Grassley, and the Power Panel.
Joe Biden calls for unity after being sworn in as 46th president of the United States
Power & Politics for Wednesday, January 20th with Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau, Former U.S. Ambassador to Canada James Blanchard, Black Voters Matter Co-Founder Cliff Albright, Democratic Representative Jan Schakowsky, Republican Representative Bill Huizenga, Republican pollster Frank Luntz, and the Power Panel.
What's in store for Canada under President Biden?
Power & Politics for Tuesday, January 19th with Procurement Minister Anita Anand, former Dallas police officer Roy Alston, Former Trudeau Foreign Affairs Policy Adviser Roland Paris, 2008 U.S. Presidential Transition Executive Director Chris Lu, Rutgers University's Kimberly Peeler-Allen, and the Power Panel.
Proven concept let down by average hosts
When first encountered this podcast it was hosted by Evan Soloman it was a quality show with a good balance of right, centrist, and left leaning pundits kept in check ( as much as this is possible) by the host. When Soloman left the show there was a variety of hosts with Terry Milewski being the best replacement pundit referee. Unfortunately the producers decided to go with Rosemary Barton, who appeared to be more interested in chumming up to the pundits instead of reining them in, so the show became a showcase for political talking points. The current host p, Vassy Kapelos is pleasant enough, but seems unable to attract quality pundits( the previous cast was largely replaced with those with less insight) and more importantly to control her guests. So the show now resembles a series of politically funded monologues or descends into a cat fight of contrary voices trying to stamp their party’s line onto the conversation. Too bad, Canada needs a Face the Nation or Meet the Press- but this is no longer fits that description. This is especially sad as Chuck Todd’s Face the Nation has lost much of it’s former glory and Face the Nation is still reeling from the loss of the brilliant and balanced John Dickerson. The C.B.C. Can do better- but it needs a better host.