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.
Wild rose ruckus
Former Alberta premier Alison Redford talks about Jason Kenney’s decision to resign as leader of the UCP, once a new leader is chosen. Two experts discuss the government’s move to ban Huawei from this country’s telecom industry. Plus — Duane Smith of the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation on how Canada can secure Arctic sovereignty, two economists discuss the threat of inflation and the CBC’s Murray Brewster talks about his weeks of reporting in war-torn Ukraine.
On Russia's doorstep
On this week’s show: Latvia’s PM discusses the strength of the NATO alliance in the Baltic states, and host Chris Hall visits a Ukrainian family newly arrived in Ottawa. Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne talks about his recent efforts to bring Canada’s auto industry into the electric era. Plus — Conservative Party members react to this week’s leadership debate, and an EU official details how lawmakers abroad are tackling online hate.
New world disorder
On this week’s show: International Trade Minister Mary Ng discusses meetings with her American counterpart and the idea of “friend-shoring.” In a special report, the CBC’s Raffy Boudjikanian examines what the potential end of Roe v. Wade means for Canada. Plus — two journalists break down the first week of campaigning in the Ontario provincial election and Bill Fox talks about his new book on the changes social media has wrought in politics and journalism.
Committing to continental defence
On this week’s show: Defence Minister Anita Anand details Canada’s commitments to Ukraine and continental defence. Two experts weigh in on efforts to investigate the government's use of the Emergencies Act. Plus — The House offers a special report on Jason Kenney’s leadership review, a former UN aid official discusses the potential for a global food crisis and NDP MP Randall Garrison talks about the end of restrictions on blood donations based on gender and sexual orientation.
America’s man in Ottawa
U.S. Ambassador David Cohen discusses the state of the Canadian-American relationship and his country’s expectations on defence spending. Former tech executive Jim Balsillie examines Canada’s approach to innovation and its new budget promises. Plus — two journalists break down the state of the Conservative leadership race and former foreign affairs minister Pierre Pettigrew offers his take on France’s presidential election.
On this week’s show: The House is in Halifax to dig into the issue of housing affordability, which is reaching crisis levels in the Nova Scotia capital. People from every side of the issue — buyers, realtors, builders — talk about their concerns with the red-hot market. Plus — provincial Housing Minister John Lohr, NS NDP housing critic Suzy Hansen and federal Housing Minister Ahmed Hussen each discuss how they think politicians can help.
feedback from a Canadian living in the US
An outstanding overview and analysis of the Canadian political scene. No question period
I used to enjoy listening to The House from CBC Radio. It is no longer available in the iTune Store. It will be missed.