60 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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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.

    Pressure builds for Trudeau to resolve protests crippling rail network

    Pressure builds for Trudeau to resolve protests crippling rail network

    Protests have crippled Canada's rail network and have led CN and Via Rail to lay off about 1,500 workers. Power & Politics talks to a panel of MPs about the government's response, a Wet'suwet'en woman who supports the pipeline project at the heart of the demonstrations, and a former deputy minister of Indian Affairs who served during the Oka crisis.

    • 56 min
    Party leaders clash over blockade response

    Party leaders clash over blockade response

    An emergency debate and a meeting of party leaders drew divisions on Parliament Hill Tuesday. Power & Politics speaks to Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller, Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chief Woos, MPs and the Power Panel.

    • 57 min
    PM Trudeau holds emergency meeting

    PM Trudeau holds emergency meeting

    Power & Politics talks to Transport Minister Marc Garneau about the emergency meeting of select cabinet ministers that was convened to discuss the ongoing protests and rail blockades. Plus, Conservative MP Garnett Genuis and NDP MP Heather McPherson discuss how they think the government should be handling the situation.

    • 44 min
    Special Pod: The Big Fix

    Special Pod: The Big Fix

    A new Power & Politics series asks prominent Canadians what is the biggest problem facing Canada, and how do we solve it. The Big Fix features interviews with Arlene Dickinson, Roméo Dallaire, Jeremy Hansen, Neil Pasricha and Ananya Chadha.

    • 43 min
    Nationwide rail shutdown stretches into second day

    Nationwide rail shutdown stretches into second day

    Power & Politics speaks to Chris Bittle, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, Ry Moran, the director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe about the ongoing rail shutdown. Also on the show, a reality check of the pros and cons of the proposed Teck Frontier oilsands mine.

    • 56 min
    Via Rail cancels trains nationwide

    Via Rail cancels trains nationwide

    CN Rail shuts down Eastern Canadian rail network and Via Rail cancels almost all of its trains across the country as Indigenous protests continue. Power & Politics speaks to B.C. Indigenous Relations Minister Scott Fraser, MPs and the Business Council of Canada's Brian Kingston.

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

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...

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.

CombativeThrill ,

Keep Katie Fulltime!

Keep Katie Simpson fulltime! She’s the best host!

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