56 episodes

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.

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    • 4.3, 19 Ratings

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.

    Canada to hit back against U.S. aluminum tariffs

    Canada to hit back against U.S. aluminum tariffs

    Power & Politics speaks to Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault about plans to impose $3.6 billion in punitive countermeasures in response to U.S. aluminum tariffs announced Thursday. CBC's Ashley Burke tells us how the government has been responding to reports of unusual spending to meet Gov. Gen Julie Payette's demands for privacy. Plus, Dr. Peter Lin discusses mandatory masks in schools.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    U.S. slaps 10% tariff on aluminum imports from Canada

    U.S. slaps 10% tariff on aluminum imports from Canada

    Power & Politics speaks to Canadian American Business Council CEO Maryscott Greenwood on President Donald's decision to impose a 10 per cent tariff on aluminum imported from Canada. Plus, the CBC's Ashley Burke on the more than $250,000 spent to satisfy Gov. Gen. Julie Payette's need for privacy at Rideau Hall.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Feds sign two agreements for millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines

    Feds sign two agreements for millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines

    Power & Politics speaks to Procurement Minister Anita Anand about the deal to secure Canada millions of doses of potential COVID-19 vaccines. Also on the show, Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna on changes to the COVID-19 infrastructure plan to help communities with pandemic projects.

    • 50 min
    COVID Alert app faces criticism over accessibility

    COVID Alert app faces criticism over accessibility

    Power & Politics speaks to Digital Government Minister Joyce Murray about concerns with the accessibility of the government's COVID Alert app. Also on the show, Conservative leadership candidate Leslyn Lewis on her vision for the party. Plus, the Power Panel discusses where the WE Charity controversy goes from here.

    • 39 min
    EI-like benefit for gig, contract workers will be available after CERB ends, PM says

    EI-like benefit for gig, contract workers will be available after CERB ends, PM says

    Power & Politics speaks to Employment and Workforce Development Minister Carla Qualtrough about plans to phase CERB recipients onto employment insurance. Also on the show, two doctors assess Ontario's back to school plan.

    • 53 min
    Trudeau says he 'pushed back' on WE contract due to family ties — but didn't recuse himself

    Trudeau says he 'pushed back' on WE contract due to family ties — but didn't recuse himself

    Power & Politics speaks to Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino about revelations from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's testimony to the Commons finance committee. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh also respond to Trudeau's remarks. Plus, the Power Panel analyzes the testimony and its potential political consequences.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Jetboyb777 ,

Good show!!!

Pretty good account of current events and politics in Canada.
As an expat living abroad it keeps me up to date.
Keep up the good work...

akdhkane ,

Excellent show

As a Cdn living abroad, this is a pod to keep posted on Cdn political happenings. Love it, thank you.

Arlan.S ,

Mostly partisan spin

Like a talking-head American show with everyone fighting to get their opinion in. Most of that is partisan spin. The ‘power panel’ is the worst for that, but the host is vulnerable too. From the panel it’s spin from every side, from the host it’s going softer on questions to conservatives and descriptions of their policies. There is such a need for an in depth show on Canadian politics. I wish this was it.

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