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Government bills receive royal assent

Jun 21, 2019 00:46:54

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Government House Leader Bardish Chagger discusses what legislation passed before Parliament rose for the summer. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney reacts to Bill C-69 becoming law. Former Canadian ambassador to the United States Derek Burney says that Canada needs to take a tougher stance on China.

Trudeau visits Washington, Ford shuffles cabinet

Jun 20, 2019 00:45:08

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau traveled to Washington today, meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump and U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to discuss the ratification of the new NAFTA, China, and global security. Power and Politics talks to experts about the trip and rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran. Meanwhile, Ontario Premier Doug Ford shuffled key ministers. The Ontario panel and the Power Panel both weigh in.

Conservatives unveil climate plan

Jun 19, 2019 00:43:37

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Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer unveils his climate plan, which mainly focuses on using green technology to reduce emissions. Power and Politics speaks to Mr. Scheer, and then the Power Panel and the Premier's League both weigh in.

Liberals approve the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

Jun 18, 2019 00:42:51

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The government has approved the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The Power Panel weighs in, along with representatives from the business community and one Indigenous community opposing the pipeline. In other news, two former classmates say Conservative MP Michael Cooper made comments a decade ago deriding "goat herder cultures" during a discussion about Islam's compatibility with Canadian democracy. Mr. Cooper denies the allegation and says he's taking all necessary legal measures.

June 17: Quebec passes controversial secularism bill

Jun 17, 2019 00:46:12

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Christopher Skeete, the parliamentary assistant to the Quebec premier, discusses Bill 21, which bans some public servants from wearing religious symbols. National Council of Canadian Muslims executive director Mustafa Farooq talks about his organization's joint court challenge to the bill. Organized Crime Reduction Minister Bill Blair, who leads the marijuana file, talks about the government's new rules for edibles.

Cannabis edibles to hit store shelves mid-December

Jun 14, 2019 00:52:16

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Rob Oliphant, parliamentary secretary to the minister of foreign affairs, on Canada's decision to end the mission to Mali one month later than scheduled. Hexo CEO Sebastien St. Louis weighs in on Health Canada's regulations on cannabis edibles and extracts. Plus, a preview of next week's Trudeau-Trump meeting.

China says responsibility in bilateral dispute 'lies entirely with Canada'

Jun 13, 2019 00:48:45

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Former Canadian ambassador to China Guy Saint-Jacques weighs in on the idea of dropping the extradition case against Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou. Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux discusses his newest report on the carbon tax and meeting the Paris climate targets. The Power Panel unpacks the latest in Ontario politics.

China ignored Trudeau's request for a meeting

Jun 12, 2019 01:00:46

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The Prime Minister personally reached out to China's premier to discuss the detainment of Canadians, but the request was ignored. Former Canadian Ambassador to China David Mulroney weighs in. Plus, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna on Bill C-69 and Dr. Eric Hoskins on his advisory council's recommendations for pharmacare in Canada.

National unity at risk?

Jun 11, 2019 00:55:54

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Six premiers wrote to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accusing him of pushing through legislation that will hurt national unity. We ask Premiers Blaine Higgs and Scott Moe, two of letter's signatories, about their concerns.

Trudeau announces plan to ban single-use plastics

Jun 10, 2019 00:41:29

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Sean Fraser, the parliamentary secretary to the minister of environment, talks about the government's plan to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale discusses the state of border security talks.

Deadline looms in U.S.-Mexico tariff talks

Jun 7, 2019 00:55:39

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U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to hit Mexico with tariffs on all goods if they don't clamp down on migrants coming from Central America. What would that mean for CUSMA ratification? We speak with former Mexican congressman Agustín Barrios Gómez.

Canada marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day

Jun 6, 2019 00:47:39

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Veterans Affairs Minister Lawrence MacAulay discusses D-Day commemorations. Project 44 co-founder Julien Brown talks about his website, which maps the Normandy campaign day-by-day. The Power Panel analyzes the Ontario legislature's early rise.

Chinese envoy to depart Ottawa this month

Jun 5, 2019 00:44:44

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Former Canadian ambassador to China Guy Saint-Jacques says that Chinese Ambassador to Canada Lu Shaye is moving to Paris. Given that a new ambassador will have to be approved, the federal government now has leverage in getting their own envoy in place, he said. Meanwhile, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce is asking the Ontario government to not axe its contract with The Beer Store, and Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale discusses the new RCMP civilian oversight board.

Scheer accuses Trudeau of undermining national unity

Jun 4, 2019 00:39:22

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Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer accused Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today of turning his back on Western Canada and vowed that a Scheer government would unite the country by creating a national energy corridor, freeing provincial trade and empowering local governments. The Premiers' League is here to weigh in.

MMIWG inquiry releases final report

Jun 3, 2019 00:39:28

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MMIWG Chief Commissioner Marion Buller and Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett give their perspectives on the report's findings. Power and Politics also speaks to Maria Jacko, aunt of teen Maisy Odjick, who went missing in 2008. The Power Panel also weighs in.

U.S. announces new tariffs on Mexico

May 31, 2019 00:42:16

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Mexican Ambassador to Canada Juan Jose Gomez Camacho is back to discuss the U.S. tariffs announced today on the country, while former U.S. ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman talks NAFTA 2.0 implementation. Meanwhile, the Power Panel weighs in on the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls report, which concludes that the murders and disappearances of Indigenous women are a "Canadian genocide."

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visits Ottawa

May 30, 2019 00:50:41

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Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has had conversations about the ratification of the new NAFTA and its progressive elements with U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, says Parliamentary Secretary Rob Oliphant. Meanwhile, the Power Panel talks abortion.

NAFTA legislation tabled, Goodale talks guns

May 29, 2019 00:47:24

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tabled legislation to implement the new NAFTA agreement Tuesday, ahead of United States Vice President Mike Pence's arrival in Ottawa Wednesday -- Power and Politics catches up with the CBC's Katie Simpson and a panel of experts to determine what it all means. Meanwhile, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale responds to criticisms about the government's firearms legislation, which passed the Senate Tuesday.

Wilson-Raybould won't say she wants to see Liberals returned to power

May 28, 2019 00:52:10

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Former Liberal cabinet minister-turned-independent MP Jody Wilson-Raybould says she doesn't see herself as helping the Conservatives, which many have suggested could happen as her independent candidacy has the potential to split the progressive vote. Meanwhile, the Power Panel weighs in on Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer's third policy speech on immigration.

Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott announce they are running as independents

May 27, 2019 01:00:09

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After being kicked out of the Liberal caucus amid the SNC-Lavalin controversy, Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott announced today that they plan to run in the 2019 election as independent candidates. Vassy Kapelos talks to the CBC's Eric Grenier and pollster Greg Lyle about how realistic winning is, while also getting reaction from a former independent MP. Also, Ontario Finance Minister Vic Fedeli defends his government's decision to reverse municipal funding cuts.

Steve Clark defends municipality funding cuts

May 24, 2019 00:50:11

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Following a meeting with Ontario mayors concerned about funding cuts, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Steve Clark said he was encouraged and looking forward to working together. Meanwhile, Vassy Kapelos speaks to former judge Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond about the Supreme Court's decision to order a new manslaughter trial for the accused in death of Cindy Gladue.

Power Lunch: British High Commissioner

May 23, 2019 00:12:58

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British High Commissioner to Canada Susan le Jeune d'Allegeershecque sat down with Vassy Kapelos to discuss the state of Brexit negotiations and her role in negotiating the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

Christine Elliott responds to health cut criticisms

May 23, 2019 00:38:01

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Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott says that vaccines, clean water, maternal care won't be cut despite smaller public health budgets. Plus, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment Sean Fraser responds to the Philippines rejecting Canada's plan to bring back its garbage next month. Two analysts discuss what the Indian election results mean for Canadian trade ambitions. And the Power Panel takes on Jason Kenney's first move as Premier of Alberta - repealing the carbon tax.

Outrage over closed ceremony for Afghanistan war memorial

May 22, 2019 00:44:20

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A mother of soldier killed in Afghanistan says she's insulted by the fact that she and other families of the fallen weren't invited to a dedication ceremony for a memorial. Meanwhile, new numbers were released on sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces, and Saskatchewan Scott Moe travels to Washington to talk trade.

Mayor reacts to provincial budget cuts, while Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains unveils digital charter

May 21, 2019 00:47:11

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Guelph Mayor Cam Guthrie and Ontario MPP Stephen Lecce, the Parliamentary Assistant to Ontario Premier Doug Ford, weigh in on what the province's budget cuts could mean for municipalities. Meanwhile, Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains says significant penalties will be a key part of the new charter expected to overhaul laws governing internet and digital privacy.

U.S. and Canada reach deal to lift steal and aluminum tariffs

May 17, 2019 00:52:05

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Finance Minister Bill Morneau discusses how deal with the United States to lift steel and aluminium tariffs came together, while analysts debate what it means for Canada. Meanwhile, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May talks about her new climate action plan. The Power Panel digs into both stories.

Two detained Canadians formally arrested, Tories unveil economic plan

May 16, 2019 00:32:49

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Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau talks canola and responds to Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig being formally arrested in China today. Plus, the Power Panel weighs in on parts of Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer's newly unveiled economic plan.

Mexico close to a deal to lift U.S. 232 steel tariffs

May 15, 2019 00:46:37

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Mexico's chief NAFTA negotiator Jesus Seade says Mexico is close to a deal to lift U.S. tariffs on steal and aluminum; we speak to the negotiator, two former American diplomats to Canada and the Power Panel. Plus, former Ontario premier Bob Rae discusses Supreme Court Justice Clement Gascon opening up about his battle with mental health.

Singh called out in QP, MPs unanimously apologize to Vice-Admiral Mark Norman

May 14, 2019 00:52:00

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NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh on his plan to fight climate change. Former Canadian Ambassador to China Guy Saint-Jacques on the escalating U.S.-China trade war. Mexican Secretary of Economy Graciela Márquez Colín on the the state of Mexico-U.S. negotiations on 232 steel and aluminum tariffs. The Power Panel weighs in on the latest in the Mark Norman saga and Jagmeet Singh's climate plan.

Mark Norman was once authorized to talk to Quebec shipyard

May 13, 2019 00:44:27

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CBC News has learned that Vice-Admiral Mark Norman was authorized by the Harper cabinet to talk to the Davie shipyard; MPs react before the Power Panel digs in. Plus, stock markets tumbled Monday after China retaliated against the U.S. with tariffs of its own; former Canadian diplomat to China Gordon Houlden weighs in before Scotiabank economist Brett House and international trade lawyer Dan Ujczo discuss global repercussions.

New details emerge about the Mark Norman case

May 10, 2019 00:51:04

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Former Conservative Defence Minister Peter MacKay on what he told Mark Norman's defence team. Former U.S. Trade Representative Carla Hills on the escalating U.S.-China trade war. The Power Panel weighs in on both stories, and a controversial video posted by Veterans Affairs.

Opposition MPs demand answers after charge stayed against Mark Norman

May 9, 2019 00:48:46

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MPs debate next steps after the charges against Vice-Admiral Mark Norman were dropped before the Power Panel weighs in. Eurasia Group China Analyst Andrew Coflan weighs in on the high pressure U.S.-China trade talks. Canada China Business Council Sarah Kutulakos on how the dispute between the two countries is affecting bilateral business.

Criminal case against Vice-Admiral Norman stayed

May 8, 2019 00:56:41

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Federal prosecutors have stayed a breach-of-trust charge against the military's former second-in-command, Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, saying there was no reasonable chance for a conviction.

Green Party wins federal byelection in Nanaimo-Ladysmith

May 7, 2019 01:03:32

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Green Party MP-elect Paul Manly on his victory in Nanaimo-Ladysmith; pollsters Éric Grenier, Shachi Kurl and David Coletto discuss federal implications. University of Toronto Law Professor Audrey Macklin weighs in on the Auditor General's stark warning about Canada's refugee determination process. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale on RCMP equipment readiness, civilian oversight and Bill C-98, which was tabled today.

UN issues dire warning on the environment

May 6, 2019 00:46:12

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Professor Kai Chan discusses the UN report that concludes a million species are threatened with extinction. President of the Canola Council of Canada Jim Everson discusses the ongoing dispute with China. Toronto Mayor John Tory on fighting against cuts made by the Ontario government.

Power Lunch: Robert Fife

May 4, 2019 00:24:31

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Globe & Mail Ottawa Bureau Chief Robert Fife sat down with Vassy Kapelos to talk SNC-Lavalin, the state of political journalism, and his advice for young journalists.

Saskatchewan court rules carbon tax constitutional

May 3, 2019 00:45:23

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Premier Scott Moe discusses the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal's ruling on the constitutionality of the carbon tax. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment Sean Fraser responds. University of Ottawa law professor Errol Mendes interprets the ruling. Plus, the Power Panel - Marieke Walsh, Emma Graney, Marty Patriquin and Marie Vastel.

Kenney warns of constitutional challenge to Bill C-69

May 2, 2019 00:42:48

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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney on his opposition to Bill C-69; Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi responds before the Power Panel weighs in. Plus, International Trade Minister Jim Carr on the ongoing diplomatic dispute with China.

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman testifies on Parliament Hill

May 1, 2019 00:59:51

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Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau on boosting loans for canola farmers. Former Canadian diplomat to China Gordon Houlden weighs in on the ongoing dispute with China. The Power Panel takes on Liberal MP Andrew Leslie's decision not to run in the upcoming election. MPs discuss NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman's appearance before a Parliamentary subcommittee studying concussions in sport.

Juan Guaido calls for uprising in Venezuela, clashes erupt

Apr 30, 2019 00:54:15

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Former Canadian Ambassador to Venezuela Ben Rowswell on the Venezuelan uprising. Senator Pierre Dalphond on the Senate Ethics Committee's call for a suspension of Senator Lynn Beyak. The Power Panel weighs in on Jason Kenney's swearing-in as Alberta Premier, the latest on SNC-Lavalin, and federal political party fundraising.

Scheer calls for action on canola crisis

Apr 29, 2019 01:01:47

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Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau responds to criticism from the Conservatives that the government isn't doing enough to respond to the canola dispute with China. A former ambassador to China weighs in. Plus, the Power Panel discusses whether politicans should visit disaster zones.

Spring floods worsening

Apr 26, 2019 00:47:13

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As Montreal declares a state of emergency, Ottawa prepares for voluntary evacuations in the west end of the city. City Councillor George Darouze and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety Karen McCrimmon discuss what is being done to help mitigate damage.

Canadian privacy watchdogs taking Facebook to court

Apr 25, 2019 00:54:36

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Democratic Institution's Minister Karina Gould responds to a report that finds Facebook violated Canadian privacy laws. Two privacy watchdogs discuss that report. Plus, federal Infrastructure Minister François-Philippe Champagne on what the federal government is doing to provide relief to flood-affected communities.

P.E.I. votes for minority government

Apr 24, 2019 00:52:21

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The PCs fell two seats short of enough seats to form a majority in P.E.I. and the Greens will form the official opposition. Both party's leaders discuss how they plan to move forward. Plus: Former diplomat Colin Robertson weighs in on the canola dispute with China.

P.E.I. votes and Premier Moe presses Trudeau for federal aid

Apr 23, 2019 00:36:44

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Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe on the canola crisis and what he needs from the federal government. Ontario NDP MPP Bhutila Karpoche weighs in on the Ford government's budget cuts to public health and legal aid. The Power Panel digs into election day in P.E.I.

Winds of change in P.E.I.?

Apr 22, 2019 00:35:32

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Voters in Prince Edward Island will cast their ballots tomorrow with the latest polls suggesting the Green Party is leading a tight, three-way race. Will it be enough to allow them to form their first government? Plus: A comedian has been elected Ukraine's next president.

Mueller report released to public

Apr 18, 2019 01:07:50

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Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation did not find that Donald Trump or members of his campaign worked with Russia during the 2016 presidential election, but the report appeared to paint a picture of a president taking steps to control the investigation and not fully co-operating with the probe. Plus: Incoming Alberta premier Jason Kenney on what to expect from his government.

UCP wins a majority government in Alberta

Apr 17, 2019 01:11:41

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The United Conservative Party won a majority government in Alberta. P&P talks to political strategists, Quebec's Christopher Skeete, CBC Polls Analyst Eric Grenier, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers CEO Tim McMillan and Minister of Natural Resources Amarjeet Sohi.

Election day in Alberta

Apr 16, 2019 00:54:04

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Albertans head to the polls to decide whether to give Rachel Notley and the NDP government a second mandate, or choose Jason Kenney and the United Conservative Party to lead the province for the next four years.

Notley, Kenney make final push ahead of election day

Apr 15, 2019 00:57:40

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CBC Polls Analyst Eric Grenier breaks down the numbers ahead of election day. Plus, Vassy speaks with Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson, and former Deputy Premier (current NDP candidate) Sarah Hoffman, and the Power Panel - Rachel Curran, Sally Housser, Don Braid and Yolande James.

Fallout from the Ontario budget

Apr 12, 2019 00:52:53

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Ontario Minister of Colleges and Universities Merrilee Fullerton on changes to funding for post-secondary institutions. Canadian Council for Refugees Executive Director Janet Dench on cuts to Legal Aid Ontario. The Power Panel weighs in on the Ontario budget before previewing the Alberta election. Finally, two economists - Glen Hodgson and Angela MacEwan - weigh in on Ontario's fiscal plan.

Ont. P.C. government tables its first budget

Apr 11, 2019 01:01:05

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Ontario P.C. government tables its first budget; P&P talks to NDP Leader Andrea Horwath,Treasury Board President Peter Bethlenfalvy and Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance President Danny Chang. Plus, Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction Bill Blair discusses planned changes to refugee law, the Safe Third Country Agreement and gun control.

Backlash to $12M funding for Loblaws

Apr 10, 2019 00:31:05

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MPs debate the Liberal government's decision to give $12 million to Loblaws to help the company install more energy-efficient fridges. Then we hear from the Power Panel, a refugee lawyer and former foreign affairs minister on proposed changes to Canadian refugee law.

Philpott says Trudeau violated her rights

Apr 9, 2019 00:58:51

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Jane Philpott says the Prime Minister violated her rights when he expelled her from caucus; MPs debate. Plus, Ontario wants anti carbon tax stickers at every gas station in the province.

Canada at risk of election interference

Apr 8, 2019 00:50:52

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Canadians are vulnerable to foreign interference in this fall's federal election - and the meddling is already underway, according to a new report from Canada's electronic spy agency. Plus: Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer has received a lawsuit threat from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau regarding comments he made about the SNC-Lavalin affair.

SNC-Lavalin revives court bid for remediation

Apr 5, 2019 00:48:13

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SNC-Lavalin, the company at the centre of a national political storm, underscores what it calls new and troubling facts in a fresh court bid for a special agreement to avoid prosecution on corruption charges. Plus: Minister of Environment Catherine McKenna reacts to Manitoba challenging the federal carbon tax in court.

What did Philpott and Wilson-Raybould want in return for their confidence in the PM?

Apr 4, 2019 00:41:28

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Sources tell CBC News that Jody Wilson-Raybould demanded an apology and the firing of three people involved in the affair. Jane Philpott says an apology from the PM would have contained the SNC-Lavalin controversy. Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O'Regan and the Power Panel weigh in. Plus, Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is here to discuss why his province is now deciding to fight the federal carbon tax in court.

Liberals defend caucus expulsion

Apr 3, 2019 00:51:57

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government is defending its feminist credentials as Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott, the two women he ejected from the Liberal caucus, say they have no regrets about standing up to the prime minister on principle.

JWR, Philpott removed from Liberal caucus

Apr 2, 2019 01:01:57

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Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott have been kicked out of the Liberal caucus. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the decision in front of his caucus and the media earlier tonight. The Power Panel - Tim Murphy, Tim Powers, Francoise Boivin and Janyce MacGregor provided analysis as the evening unfolded. Plus, crisis communications expert Jaime Watt.

Will Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpot get voted out of caucus?

Apr 1, 2019 01:00:15

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Liberal MPs are mulling whether to remove Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott from caucus in the wake of the SNC-Lavalin controversy. Plus: The federal carbon price takes effect in four provinces.

Wilson-Raybould's secret recording released

Mar 29, 2019 01:04:58

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In-depth coverage of the former Attorney General's documents on the SNC-Lavalin affair released today.

PM apologies for Grassy Narrows comments

Mar 28, 2019 00:39:16

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A member of the First Nations community reacts to Trudeau's response to protesters of the mercury crisis. Plus: Quebec introduces its controversial secularism bill, and a battle over the right to "bare" arms in the B.C. legislature.

Last-ditch Brexit bid

Mar 27, 2019 00:54:53

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Lawmakers vote on UK PM's Brexit deal. Plus: Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe on China's Canadian canola ban.

Request denied and most popular premier

Mar 26, 2019 00:40:58

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Liberals on the Ethics committee vote against a probe into the SNC-Lavalin affair. Plus: Who is Canada's most popular premier?

Pressure on Trudeau over SNC-Lavalin continues

Mar 25, 2019 00:49:19

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Ethics MPs look ahead to tomorrow's meeting on SNC-Lavalin. Plus: the impact of the Mueller report on Trump's presidency, and an Alberta panel weighs in on the latest campaign issues.

China stops buying Canadian canola seeds, Mueller concludes Russia probe

Mar 22, 2019 00:39:05

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Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and former Canadian ambassador to China Guy Saint-Jacques discuss China's move to stop buying Canadian canola seeds. The Washington Post's Aaron Blake on the conclusion of Mueller's Russia probe.

Philpott says 'More to the story' on SNC-Lavalin

Mar 21, 2019 01:03:48

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MPs take a break from a marathon voting session to debate parliamentary privilege after Jane Philpott, and a former House of Commons law clerk weighs in. Plus: Doug Ford's government tweaks its controversial autism program changes.

Conservatives to force marathon vote, Liberal MP quits caucus

Mar 20, 2019 00:52:22

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MPs debate the SNC-Lavalin affair and budget 2019. The Power Panel discusses Celina Caesar-Chavannes' departure from caucus, the Conservatives' plan to force a marathon vote in the House and remarks made by SNC-Lavalin CEO Neil Bruce.

The big budget day special

Mar 19, 2019 01:00:18

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Finance Min. Bill Morneau delivers his final budget before the election. P&P brings you all the details, analysis and reaction from players, stakeholders and pundits.

Wernick to step down, Kenney's UCP campaign facing allegations

Mar 18, 2019 01:03:57

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MPs debate Wernick's departure before communications strategist Jennifer Stewart weighs in on how it will affect the ongoing SNC-Lavalin controversy. Plus, Alberta MLA Derek Fildebrandt discusses the ongoing allegations swirling around Jason Kenney's UCP leadership campaign. Then Janet Brown, Allison Dempster and Graham Thomson dig into how the allegations could impact Kenney in the upcoming election.

Dozens killed in New Zealand mosque shootings

Mar 15, 2019 00:56:24

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P&P speaks to Parliamentary Secretary to the Justice Minister Arif Virani, Quebec Imam Hassan Guillet, former CSIS analyst Jessica Davis and Amy Tisdale, New Zealand's acting High Commissioner to Canada.

SNC-Lavalin Affair, Alberta politics and carbon taxes

Mar 14, 2019 00:46:45

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Should economic interests factor into decisions over deferred prosecution? Civil law professor Jennifer Quaid weighs in. The Power Panel discusses rumours that Brian Jean is returning to politics. Plus Ontario promises to use every tool to fight the federal carbon tax.

Canada, U.S. ground Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 jets

Mar 13, 2019 00:56:23

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Transport Minister Marc Garneau on why the government is grounding Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 jets. Plus, Liberals on the justice committee shutdown an emergency committee meeting on SNC-Lavalin; MPs debate. And NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh discusses the SNC-Lavalin affair and his party's priorities ahead of next week's budget.

Concerns over Boeing jets, Ontario to ban phones in classrooms

Mar 12, 2019 00:51:43

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A number of countries around the world are either grounding or banning Boeing's 737 Max 8 jets from the country's air space following the crash in Ethiopia over the weekend. But Canada's Transport Minister says Ottawa has no plans to keep them out of the skies. Plus Ontario PC government is planning to ban cellphones from classrooms.

NDP courts Quebec, OECD on SNC

Mar 11, 2019 00:47:35

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The NDP's deputy leader Alexandre Boulerice on his party's Quebec-specific strategy. Plus: the OECD voices concerns over SNC-Lavalin, and the NYT's Venezuela reporter updates P&P on the blackout currently blanketing the country.

Four former premiers weigh in on the SNC-Lavalin affair

Mar 8, 2019 01:00:59

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Former premiers Christy Clark, Alison Redford, Kathy Dunderdale and Kathleen Wynne joined Power & Politics Friday to discuss the ongoing SNC-Lavalin affair. Plus, the Power Panel - Laura Stone, Jen Gerson, Marie Vastel and Marty Patriquin weigh in.

'Erosion of trust', says PM, but no apology

Mar 7, 2019 00:42:47

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Min. Carla Qualtrough on Trudeau's regrets over the SNC-Lavalin affair. Plus: Ontario parents protest changes to autism funding.

Butts, Wernick refute Jody Wilson-Raybould's testimony

Mar 6, 2019 01:12:34

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The House of Commons Justice Committee heard new testimony from Gerald Butts, Michael Wernick and Nathalie Drouin on the SNC-Lavalin affair. P&P talks to Employment Minister Patty Hajdu, justice committee MPs, and pollsters Shachi Kurl and Christian Bourque. Plus, the Power Panel - Amanda Alvaro, Tim Powers, Marcella Munro and Marie-Ellen Turpel-Lafond.

PM plots next steps with top advisers

Mar 5, 2019 00:57:47

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Tourism minister Melanie Joly on cabinet solidarity for Trudeau. Plus: former Conservative leader Rona Ambrose, a reality check on SNC-Lavalin's actual economic impact on Canada, and Justice MPs look ahead to tomorrow's testimony from Gerald Butts.

Jane Philpott resigns from Justin Trudeau's cabinet

Mar 4, 2019 00:51:19

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Jane Philpott resigned Monday from Justin Trudeau's cabinet over the handling of the SNC-Lavalin affair. Power & Politics talks to Liberal MP Steven MacKinnon, David McLaughlin, Jaime Watt and Cindy Blackstock. Plus, the Power Panel - Ginny Roth, Brad Lavigne, Omar Khan and John Paul Tasker weigh in on the resignation.

Trudeau shuffles his cabinet

Mar 1, 2019 00:49:16

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Lawrence MacAulay and Marie-Claude Bibeau on their new roles in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's cabinet and the ongoing fallout from the SNC-Lavalin affair. Plus, the Power Panel - Martin Patriquin, Marieke Walsh, Marie Vastel and Paul Wells weigh in. And Howard Anglin, former deputy chief of staff to prime minister Stephen Harper, weighs in on where he thinks the SNC-Lavalin affair is headed.

Bombshell testimony: what's next?

Feb 28, 2019 00:51:34

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All the in-depth coverage as the SNC-Lavalin scandal deepens. Featuring cabinet minister Carla Qualtrough, former AGs Peter MacKay and Irwin Cotlin, opposition and legal reaction.

Jody Wilson-Raybould testifies that she faced pressure on SNC-Lavalin

Feb 27, 2019 00:32:20

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Jody Wilson-Raybould says she faced intense political pressure and veiled threats related to the SNC-Lavalin affair, and was warned directly by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about the negative consequences if the Quebec-based company faced prosecution. The Power Panel weighs in on her explosive testimony, plus MPs from the justice committee give their take.

Ontario's health overhaul and byelection breakdown

Feb 26, 2019 00:40:47

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Ontario's health minister Christine Elliott on the province's new "super" consolidated health system. Plus: Justice committee chair Anthony Housefather on possible 'difficult rulings' when Jody Wilson-Raybould testifies Wednesday, and the Power Panel breaks down the byelection results.

Trudeau says Wilson-Raybould can address 'relevant matters'

Feb 25, 2019 00:45:46

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould can address quote 'revelant matters' on the SNC-Lavalin controversy. What does that mean? MPs and the Power Panel debate. Plus, a law professor who testified before the justice committee Monday weighs in on the latest developments.

Pipeline approved - Take Two

Feb 22, 2019 00:40:34

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Natural Resources Min. Sohi and Alberta Premier Notley react to the NEB's report giving the green light to the Trans Mountain project. Plus: Autism program protests in Ontario, and the father of a Danforth shooting victim on action against gun violence.

First witnesses testify in SNC-Lavalin probe

Feb 21, 2019 00:54:15

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Justice committee MPs on the bombshell first day of testimonies. Plus: Minister of Indigenous Services Seamus O'Regan on the Cat Lake housing crisis, why Canada's ambassador to the U.S. is "optimistic" about Trump lifting the steel and aluminium tariffs in the coming weeks, and Trayvone Clayton on a racial profiling incident on the Hill.

Liberals vote down public inquiry into SNC-Lavalin affair

Feb 20, 2019 00:56:54

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The Liberals used their majority to vote against a public inquiry into the SNC-Lavalin controversy; MPs debate. Plus, the Power Panel and Eddie Goldenberg, former senior adviser to prime minister Jean Chretien, weighs in on the ongoing affair.

Jody Wilson-Raybould speaks to cabinet

Feb 19, 2019 00:50:02

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One of Trudeau's cabinet ministers Ralph Goodale discusses his former colleague's surprise appearance today. Plus: Power Panel and MPs weigh in on the ongoing controversy.

PM offers new details on SNC-Lavalin controversy

Feb 15, 2019 00:51:21

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Trudeau shares new information on his meetings with the former justice minister before Jody Wilson-Raybould resigned. Plus: Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe on his next steps in his carbon tax court battle, Sarnia mayor Mike Bradley on the importance of SNC-Lavalin to his community, and Trump declares a national emergency to get his border wall built.

Legal implications of SNC-Lavalin affair

Feb 14, 2019 00:57:43

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A legal expert and judge on why "the rule of law can't be shut down" in the SNC-Lavalin case. Plus: Calls for Lisa McLeod to resign over Ontario autism program overhaul, and Trump declares a national emergency to get his border wall funded.

Liberals agree to committee probe, but limit witness list

Feb 13, 2019 00:54:45

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MPs debate the scope of the justice committee's probe of the SNC-Lavalin controversy, before the Power Panel digs in - Melissa Lantsman, Bruce Spence, Amanda Alvaro and Kathleen Monk. Then CBC's Dave Seglins walks us through his investigations of the engineering firm and ethics and business expert Richard Dixon weighs in on Canada's history of policing business corruption.

Jody Wilson-Raybould resigns from cabinet

Feb 12, 2019 01:18:16

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After days of silence on the SNC-Lavalin controversy, former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould quit the Prime Minister's cabinet today. P&P speaks to NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, Conservative House Leader Candice Bergen, Jody Wilson-Raybould's father Bill Wilson, and Chair of the House of Commons Justice Committee Anthony Housefather. Then the Power Panel digs into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's response to Wilson-Raybould's resignation.

Ethics commissioner probing SNC-Lavalin controversy

Feb 11, 2019 00:55:22

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The federal ethics commissioner announced today that he is looking into the SNC-Lavalin controversy; MPs debate, then the Power Panel and a former clerk of the privy council weigh in.

Opposition parties call for emergency hearing, investigation

Feb 8, 2019 00:45:07

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Opposition parties are calling for an emergency hearing and investigation into allegations the Prime Minister's Office tried to intervene in a criminal case against SNC-Lavalin; MPs debate and the Power Panel digs in. Plus, a corporate law expert digs into SNC-Lavalin's troubled history.

Trudeau denies SNC-Lavalin interference

Feb 7, 2019 00:45:25

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A new report alleges the PMO pressured former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould to intervene in a criminal case against SNC-Lavalin; the Prime Minister has denied the allegations. MPs debate, then the Power Panel weighs in. Plus, an economist joins us to discuss the legal remedy at the heart of this controversy.

ISIS faces imminent territorial defeat

Feb 6, 2019 00:34:18

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U.S. President Donald Trump says ISIS is facing imminent territorial defeat. NYT Foreign Correspondent Rukmini Callimachi and former CSIS terrorism analyst Phil Gurski discuss. Plus, Ontario Minister of Children Lisa MacLeod on why her government is making changes to autism services in the province.

State of the Union and carbon tax

Feb 5, 2019 00:41:59

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P&P looks ahead to Trump's big state of the union address. Plus: Premier Blaine Higgs on the carbon tax, and Perry Bellegarde on the new Indigenous languages bill.

What happened at the Lima Group's emergency meeting on Venezuela?

Feb 4, 2019 00:43:00

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Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, Brazil's foreign minister and the UK's minister for Europe and the Americas discuss today's Lima Group emergency meeting on Venezuela. Plus: the Power Panel digs into a poll on federal party support in Quebec.

Crisis in Caracas

Feb 1, 2019 00:40:50

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Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan weighs in on both the U.S. decision to suspend a key nuclear treaty and the ongoing crisis in Venezuela. Former senior white house adviser Eric Farnsworth breaks down the crisis in Caracas. Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott responds to NDP accusations that the government is seeking to privatize healthcare delivery in the province.

Did Ottawa overpay for Trans Mountain?

Jan 31, 2019 00:40:08

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MPs weigh in on a PBO report that says Ottawa may have overpaid for TMX by as much as $1B. Plus, NDP MPs have told CBC News that they warned Jagmeet Singh in June that he's finished as party leader if he doesn't win the Burnaby South byelection, Hannah Thibedeau brings you that story. The Power Panel - Stockwell Day, Andrew Thomson, Marie Vastel and Rob Silver weigh in on both stories.

Fighting election interference

Jan 30, 2019 00:55:23

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Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould on the government's sweeping plan to fight election interference. N.B Premier Blaine Higgs on cancelling the province's plan to host the 2021 Francophonie Games; Federal Sports Minister Kirsty Duncan responds. The Power Panel - Tim Powers, Amanda Alvaro, Andrew Cash and Chris Hall talk Raj Grewal and election meddling.

It's 'complicated' with China, says Freeland, plus Elizabeth May on C-69

Jan 29, 2019 00:45:31

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China reacts to U.S. indictments against Huawei. How will it impact Canada? P&P has analysis and insights. Plus: Green Party leader Elizabeth May on C-69 concerns, and an immigration lawyer weighs in on the government's new "first-come, first-served" family sponsorship program.

China fall-out and the House is back

Jan 28, 2019 00:40:32

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MPs react to U.S. announcement of 13 charges against Huawei. Plus: Canada's big city mayors look ahead to federal election as House returns, and the sentencing hearing in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash begins.

Terrorism charges laid in Kingston

Jan 25, 2019 00:45:57

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The RCMP have laid terrorism charges against a young man in Kingston, Ontario; Jessica Davis and Pierre-Yves Bourduas discuss. Plus, Aaron Blake catches us up on news stateside. And the Power Panel - Johanna Chiu, Jen Gerson, Martin Patriquin and J.P. Tasker weigh in on the Kingston arrest and new comments made by Ambassador McCallum.

Political crisis rocks Venezuela, Ambassador McCallum 'regrets' remarks

Jan 24, 2019 00:47:10

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Former Canadian Ambassador to Venezuela Ben Rowswell weighs in on the political crisis engulfing Venezuela. Former Ambassador David Mulroney weighs in on McCallum's remarks. The Power Panel - Omar Khan, Andrew Thomson, Geoff Norquay and Katie Simpson dig into both stories.

Canadian Ambassador wades into dispute with China

Jan 23, 2019 00:50:59

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Canada's Ambassador to China says Meng Wanzhou has a strong defence to fight extradition; P&P talks to Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice Arif Virani, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, former diplomat to China Gordon Houlden. Plus, the Power Panel - Rob Silver, Tim Powers, Kathleen Monk and Chris Hall dig into the Ambassador's comments and Scheer's criticism of the government's handling of the dispute.

U.S. to request Meng extradition, B.C. spending scandal

Jan 22, 2019 00:46:34

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The U-S confirms it will seek Meng Wanzhou's extradition from Canada. Former state department official Michael Fuchs weighs in. Special adviser to the B.C. Speaker of the House Alan Mullen discusses that explosive spending scandal report. The Power Panel - Stockwell Day, Marcella Munro, Evan Dyer and Supriya Dwivedi discuss that B.C. spending scandal and comments made by new Bloc Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet.

Ford's carbon tax recession warning

Jan 21, 2019 00:35:16

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford rings the warning bell that a carbon tax could lead to a recession. The province's environmental minister is here. Plus: extreme freeze across Canada, Brexit plan B and opting out of pot shops.

The China challenge and an explosive BuzzFeed report

Jan 18, 2019 00:45:50

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How should the Prime Minister handle deteriorating relations with China? MPs debate before the Power Panel weighs in. Plus, Washington Post reporter Aaron Blake weighs in on a bombshell report about President Trump.

China warns Canada of repercussions, Wang seeks a second chance

Jan 17, 2019 00:48:45

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Canada's Ambassador to China will brief a Parliamentary committee tomorrow; MPs discuss what they want to hear. Ex-Liberal candidate Karen Wang on seeking a second chance in the Burnaby South byelection. The Power Panel - Andrew Thomson, Laura Stone, Tim Powers and Rob Silver discuss talk China and Wang.

May survives, Wang quits

Jan 16, 2019 00:55:09

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Former U.K. High Commissioner to Canada Anthony Cary on what's next for Brexit. Ujjal Dossanjh and Olivia Chow on Liberal candidate Karen Wang's exit from the Burnaby by-election following racial comments. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale on civilian oversight for the RCMP. The Power Panel - Amanda Alvaro, Kathleen Monk, Melissa Lantsman and Shachi Kurl talk Wang and RCMP.

Brexit bedlam

Jan 15, 2019 00:40:33

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A British Tory MP looks at the consequences of today's vote and the path forward. Plus: The Power Panel digs into Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains' meeting with GM execs, and Canada's former ambassador to China discusses the case of detained Canadians and the use of the death penalty.

The strategy behind the shuffle

Jan 14, 2019 00:50:17

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Trudeau's two new rookie ministers, David Lametti and Bernadette Jordan, discuss their new portfolios. Plus: the latest on a Canadian being sentenced to the death penalty in China, and looking ahead to the Brexit vote.

Canada grants Saudi teen asylum, plus a pot lottery in Ontario

Jan 11, 2019 00:44:07

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Canada has granted a Saudi teen asylum after she allegedly fled family abuse. Bessma Momani and Dennis Horak on what this could mean for Canada-Saudi relations. Plus, Ont. AG Caroline Mulroney on Saturday's pot lottery. And the Power Panel - Marie Vastel, Paul Wells Marty Patriquin and Catherine Cullen talk Ontario pot and Trudeau town halls.

Brison bows out of politics, cabinet shuffle imminent

Jan 10, 2019 00:54:42

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Treasury Board President Scott Brison on why he's leaving politics now. PPC Leader Maxime Bernier on his first two candidates. The Power Panel - Marcella Munro, Jen Gerson, Rob Silver and Tim Powers weigh in on both stories. NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh on his chances in the Burnaby by-election.

Pipeline protests and a sex-ed showdown

Jan 9, 2019 00:49:15

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What's at the heart of the Wet'suwet'en Nation pipeline protests? Legal counsel for the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs explains. Plus, Ont. P.C. MPP Paul Calandra on the legal challenge against his government's repeal of the 2015 sex-ed curriculum. And Eric Grenier previews the three upcoming by-elections announced by the Prime Minister today. The Power Panel - Tina House, Amanda Alvaro, Tim Powers, Kathleen Monk and Chris Hall discuss the pipeline protests and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh's chances in the Burnaby by-election.

Quiet talks and a disappointing meeting

Jan 8, 2019 00:51:39

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CBC News has learned that Ottawa hosted quiet talks between Canadian and North Korean officials in September 2018 - former Canadian Ambassador to South Korea Marius Grinius weighs in. Unifor President Jerry Dias discusses his meeting with GM, before a top GM official responds. Conservative foreign affairs critic Erin O'Toole on why his party is calling out Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over his handling of China's detention of two Canadians. The Power Panel - Andrew Thompson, Supriya Dwivedi, Ginny Roth and Chris Hall - weigh in on GM and O'Toole's remarks.

Delegation pushes China for release of detained Canadians

Jan 7, 2019 00:40:59

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Conservative MP Michael Cooper on his conversation with Chinese officials about detained Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig. Former Canadian diplomat to China Gordon Houlden weighs in whether the Canadian delegation to China can make any headway on getting the two Canadians released. The Power Panel - Yolande James, Brad Lavigne, Rachel Curran and Katie Simpson - discuss the delegation to China and yellow vest protests in Manitoba.

Canadian delegation heads to China

Jan 4, 2019 00:42:23

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MPs and senators leave for China to strengthen ties during a tense time. Plus: is the Canadian government ready for driverless cars?

U.S. senator warns Canada on Huawei

Jan 3, 2019 00:37:58

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Vice-Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee Mark Warner says China is a security threat to Canada. Plus: Power Panel on why the Nanaimo, B.C. byelection is so important.

Stock market whiplash

Jan 2, 2019 00:39:36

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Economists Dawn Desjardins and Royce Mendes discuss volatile stock markets and what they could mean for Canada's economy. The Washington Post's Aaron Blake weighs in on Mitt Romney, Donald Trump and the U.S. government shutdown. The Power Panel takes on Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer's comments on the Liberal government's carbon tax before Ecofiscal's Chris Ragan offers his take.

P&P Inaugural Quiz Show

Dec 27, 2018 00:45:04

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How well did the Power Panel follow the political headlines of 2018? We put four of them to the test. Tim Powers, Amanda Alvaro, Eric Grenier and Kathleen Monk battle it out in eight categories to take home the inaugural P&P Quiz Show Trophy.

Top 5 political moves and misses of 2018

Dec 26, 2018 00:43:15

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Vassy and the Power Panel count down the year's biggest blunders and boldest moves.

Andrew Scheer on China's 'retaliation' and the White House's revolving door

Dec 21, 2018 00:42:46

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The Conservative leader says China's detention of Canadians is 'retaliation' for the Huawei arrest. Plus: all the departures from the White House in 2018.

Singh on China and new rules for pot edibles

Dec 20, 2018 00:39:23

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The international community condemns China for cybersecurity violations. Plus: Jagmeet Singh on China, B.C. sticks with the status quo, and feds unveil rules for pot edibles.

China detains a third Canadian, Trump pulls troops from Syria

Dec 19, 2018 00:39:14

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Global Affairs Canada confirmed Wednesday that a third Canadian has been detained in China. Former foreign affairs minister Peter MacKay weighs in. Plus, Thomas Juneau discusses Trump's decision to pull troops from Syria. And the Power Panel - Tim Murphy, Tim Powers, Kathleen Monk and Eric Grenier talk China and the Saudi-LAV deal.

Energy lifeline or pipeline?

Dec 18, 2018 00:32:10

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Natural Resources Min. Amarjeet Sohi on the feds' $1.6B for the energy sector. Plus: 2018's top five political moves and misses, and former U.S. ambassador to China Gary Locke.

Proposed passenger bill of rights

Dec 17, 2018 00:38:08

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The government has outlined a proposed passenger bill of rights, but does it go far enough? Transport Minister Marc Garneau weighs in. Then, passenger rights advocate Gabor Lukacs. Plus, the Power Panel discusses Premier Ford's pick for OPP Commissioner and Prime Minister Trudeau's remarks on the Saudi-LAV deal.

China dispute and Parliament rises for 2018

Dec 14, 2018 00:43:11

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P&P digs into the political and economic consequences of the Canada-China conflict. Plus: the Power Panel recaps 2018's political wins and losses.

China confirms detention of two Canadians

Dec 13, 2018 00:52:22

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How should the government respond to China's detention of two Canadians? MPs debate. Plus, Brock University's Charles Burton and Eurasia Group's Michael Hirson discuss the state of Canada-China-U.S. relations. And representative from Canada's agri-food sector discusses why he's concerned diplomatic tensions could spill over and affect Canadian farmers.

China confirms Kovrig detained, British PM Theresa May survives no-confidence vote

Dec 12, 2018 00:47:11

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Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland provides an update on Meng, Kovrig cases; former Canadian diplomat Gordon Houlden weighs in. Former senior state department official Michael Fuchs discusses Trump's remarks about intervening in the Meng case. British MP Andrew Percy on British PM Theresa May surviving a no-confidence vote. The Power Panel - Tim Murphy, Tim Powers, Kathleen Monk and Chris Hall - weighs in on both stories.

Canadian detained in China, Alberta's pipe dreams

Dec 11, 2018 00:39:36

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Should Canadians be worried about travelling to China in light of the detention of Michael Kovrig and the arrest of the Huawei CFO? Public Safety Min. Ralph Goodale is here. Plus: Alberta's energy minister on new refinery pitch.

Child killer transferred, China warns Canada of 'grave consequences'

Dec 10, 2018 00:41:08

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Rodney Stafford on learning that his daughter's killer Michael Rafferty was moved to a medium security prison. Business Council of Canada's Brian Kingston on potential Chinese retaliation over the Huawei arrest. The Power Panel - Brad Lavigne, Yolande James, Rachel Curran and J.P. Tasker - discuss Huawei and equalization payments.

Prime Minister and premiers gather in Montreal

Dec 7, 2018 00:44:25

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The Prime Minister and premiers met today in Montreal for the first ministers meeting. P&P speaks with Premiers Rachel Notley, Scott Moe, Blaine Higgs and Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic Leblanc. Plus, the Power Panel weighs in on it all.

Premiers pile pressure on PM

Dec 6, 2018 00:41:13

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Ontario's economic development minister Todd Smith on Premier Doug Ford's threat to walk out on Trudeau ahead of First Ministers' meeting. Plus: Canada's Huawei arrest consequences, and Jason Kenney seeks to join the fight against the national carbon tax.

Provincial-federal tensions flare ahead of first ministers meeting

Dec 5, 2018 00:48:00

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Some premiers are upset with the agenda at the upcoming first ministers meeting. Why? We talk to Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister. Then, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna responds. Plus, B.C. Premier discusses his province's new climate plan. The Power Panel - Amanda, Tim, Chris and Kathleen - weigh in on both stories.

Oil price crisis in Canada and fuel tax protests in France

Dec 4, 2018 00:36:11

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MPs debate how Ottawa can help Alberta and Saskatchewan and then the Power Panel offers their snappy take. Plus: Canadian youth at COP24 climate talks, and French fuel tax protests - are there lessons for other countries as the Macron government backs down...for now?

Oil production cuts and a report on Trudeau's India trip

Dec 3, 2018 00:52:17

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Natural Resource Minister Amarjeet Sohi and Alberta Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd on temporary oil production cuts in the province. Plus, MPs debate the national security committee's report on Trudeau's ill-fated India trip. The Power Panel - Brad Lavigne, Yolande James, Rachel Curran and Éric Grenier - discuss both topics.

NAFTA 2.0: Signed and sealed

Nov 30, 2018 00:32:33

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Canada's Ambassador to the U.S. David MacNaughton on the signing of the new NAFTA. Former U.S. diplomat to Canada Sarah Goldfeder weighs in. Plus, the Power Panel.

Ontario's climate plan and costing asylum seekers

Nov 29, 2018 00:46:34

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Ontario Environment Minister Rod Phillips defends his government's new climate plan; federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna reacts. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Border Security Peter Schiefke talks new numbers crunched by the PBO on the cost of asylum seekers. The Power Panel - Andrew Thomson, Jason Lietaer, Rob Silver, Marieke Walsh - discuss both stories.

Notley's oil rescue plan, federal leaders discuss Franco-Ontarians

Nov 28, 2018 00:55:08

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Alberta Premier Rachel Notley on her plan to rescue the record low price of oil. Former Alberta PC cabinet minister Ted Morton offers a reality check. The Power Panel - Amanda Alvaro, Marcella Munro, Tim Powers and Chris Hall - talks oil and the federal leaders meeting on Franco-Ontarians. The French Language Services Commissioner of Ontario Francois Boileau discusses cuts to francophone services in the province.

'Do whatever it takes' for GM

Nov 27, 2018 00:36:01

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Ontario's Economic Development Minister on the fallout from GM's announcement, and Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O'Regan addresses his department's backlog. Plus: Rona Ambrose on sexual assault training bill.

GM shutting down Oshawa plant

Nov 26, 2018 00:39:37

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P&P gets federal, provincial and union reaction to GM's closure announcement and what it means for Canada's auto industry. Plus: the latest on Canada Post, and Ukraine and Russia's tense face-off.

Canada Post dispute and Saudi relations

Nov 23, 2018 00:37:36

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Liberal MP Marco Mendicino defends his government's back-to-work legislation. A former adviser to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says we should halt arms exports to Saudi Arabia. Plus, the Power Panel breaks down Premier Doug Ford back tracking on his decision to cut the French Language Services Commissioner.

'World's slowest car crash'

Nov 22, 2018 00:33:49

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Alberta's Finance Minister Joe Ceci on why he's disappointed with the Liberal government's economic update. Cenovus CEO Alex Pourbaix explains why he says Alberta's oil industry is the victim of the "world's slowest car crash." Scotiabank Deputy Chief Economist Brett House offers a reality check on how the government's fiscal plan will affect the economy. The Power Panel weighs in on the situation in Alberta.

Special: Fall economic update

Nov 21, 2018 00:53:58

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Finance Minister Bill Morneau on the government's fall economic update. Conservative Finance Critic Pierre Poilievre and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh respond. Plus, analysis from the Power Panel and a special business panel.

AG takes aim at feds' fighter jet plan

Nov 20, 2018 00:41:08

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Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan responds to the blistering Auditor General report. Plus: the AG says the CRA is treating taxpayers differently - are you one of them? And the Washington Post's Aaron Blake walks us through President Donald Trump's shocking Khashoggi/Saudi statement.

Notley blasts feds on oil and Ford's Francophone cuts

Nov 19, 2018 00:42:15

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MPs debate possible solutions after Premier Notley blames Ottawa for Albertan oil's record low prices. Plus: Official Languages Min. Joly on Ford's Francophone cuts.

A skeptical Tory and an oil patch divided

Nov 16, 2018 00:41:24

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Canadian crude has fallen to a record low and industry is divided over what to do. Richard Masson weighs in. Plus, MP Erin O'Toole on why he says he has doubts about the government's numbers on child killer transfers to healing lodges. The Power Panel weighs in on both issues.

Ontario's economic outlook

Nov 15, 2018 00:34:16

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Ontario Finance Minister Vic Fedeli discusses what the Ford government plans to do about the 14.5 billion dollar deficit they're projecting. Plus Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath and the Power Panel weigh in.

O'Leary sues the government

Nov 14, 2018 00:40:47

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Former Conservative leadership candidate Kevin O'Leary on why he's suing Elections Canada. Peter MacKay discusses child killer transfers to healing lodges. The Power Panel - Amanda Alvaro, Tim Powers, Kathleen Monk and Chris Hall weigh in on both stories.

Child killer transfer revelations

Nov 13, 2018 00:45:59

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A P&P exclusive on the number of child killers held in Indigenous healing lodges since 2011. Plus: Canada pursues trade with Asia.

Khashoggi tapes, electoral reform and Florida recounts

Nov 12, 2018 00:47:16

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Justin Trudeau confirms Canada has seen the Khashoggi death tapes. Plus: B.C. will debate electoral reform and the Power Panel on Putin's thumbs-up.

A 'sip of milk' for NAFTA 2.0

Nov 9, 2018 00:44:32

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Derek Burney and the Power Panel talk NAFTA 2.0.. Christy Clark, Bob Rae and Robert Ghiz talk U.S. midterms and the Canada-U.S. relationship. Plus, N.B. Premier Blaine Higgs.

Power Lunch: Maxime Bernier

Nov 8, 2018 00:18:03

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People's Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier sat down with Vassy to talk climate change, feminism and what he has in common with Justin Trudeau.

Sexting revelations, Bombardier cuts

Nov 8, 2018 00:47:24

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Tony Clement admits to more than one inappropriate exchange. Plus, MPs and the Power Panel debate Bombardier job cuts and Rick Mercer reads a passage from his new book.

Clement gets the boot, U.S. midterms divide Congress

Nov 7, 2018 00:53:03

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MP Tony Clement gets the boot from Conservative caucus amidst his sexting scandal - communications strategist Jaime Watt weighs in. Plus, Canada's Ambassador to the U.S. David MacNaughton on what a divided Congress means for Canada-U.S. relations and the Power Panel talks Clement, Wilson, omnibus bills and midterm elections.

U.S. Midterms Countdown and Ford cabinet shuffle

Nov 5, 2018 00:44:52

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We break down what's at stake in tomorrow's U.S. midterm races, and party strategists debate the tactics behind Premier Ford's surprise shake-up. Plus: the Power Panel on the Ford cabinet shuffle, and retired General Rick Hillier on a special WWI project as the Armistice centenary approaches.

N.B. Liberals fall and U.S. midterm strategies

Nov 2, 2018 00:54:15

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Outgoing Premier Brian Gallant discusses the fall of the Liberal government in New Brunswick. Plus, the Washington Post's Aaron Blake previews Tuesday's U.S. midterms and former Liberal cabinet minister John Manley joins Vassy for the second instalment of Power Lunch. The Power Panel talks New Brunswick politics and Adrienne Clarkson.

Boosting immigration and chronic shortages

Nov 1, 2018 00:59:51

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Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen discusses the government's plan to boost immigration targets. Hexo's Terry Lake explains why Canada is facing Cannabis shortages. The Power Panel talks immigration and the carbon tax. Canada Saudi Business Council President weighs in on ties between the two countries after the Khashoggi killing before Thomas Juneau offers a reality check.

Greyhound gaps, financial privacy

Oct 31, 2018 00:51:45

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Statistics Canada's chief statistician on why the agency wants the financial transaction records of Canadians. Transport Minister Marc Garneau on Greyhound cuts. Marco Mendicino on former GG expenses.

A father's plea and debating debates

Oct 30, 2018 01:01:15

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The father of "Jihadi Jack" says information exists that proves his son was not a supporter of the Islamic State. Plus Minister of Democratic Institutions Karina Gould on the nomination of the first ever debates commissioner.

Byelection blues and transportation employee fatigue

Oct 29, 2018 00:40:06

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NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh blasts Trudeau for byelection delay. Plus: a new report on employee fatigue in the transport industry has Canadians wondering just how safe our skies are.

Phoenix free-fall

Oct 26, 2018 00:44:32

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David Frum weighs in on the political climate in the U.S. as authorities arrest a "partisan" suspect in the mail bomb case. Plus, Public Services Minister Carla Qualtrough on the state of the problem-plagued Phoenix pay system. And the Power Panel weighs in on Jason Kenney's proposed "war room" for the oil industry and Maxime Bernier's climate change question.

Dutch PM visits, WTO seeks reform in Ottawa

Oct 25, 2018 00:39:08

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Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on the 'right sort' of populist politicians. Plus: can the World Trade Organization save itself? WTO chief Roberto Azevedo is here.

U.S. bomb scare and a carbon-climate election

Oct 24, 2018 00:46:10

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Several high-profile Trump-critics were targeted with homemade bombs Wednesday - stateside reporters bring us the latest. Plus, the man behind Manitoba's now defunct climate change strategy weighs in on the pricing carbon in Canada. And Alberta's environment minister weighs in on Bill C-69.

Pollution and your pocketbook

Oct 23, 2018 00:44:40

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What will the federally-imposed carbon tax mean for your bank account? Min. Dominic LeBlanc, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, and Ontario Min. of Environment Rod Phillips are here.

Relationship under review

Oct 22, 2018 01:01:15

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MPs debate and Bob Rae weighs in on the Canadian arms deal with Saudi Arabia. Plus, an Ont. MPP plans on tabling a bill aimed at punishing returning ISIS fighters. Eric Grenier and the Power Panel preview the 2019 federal election.

Tariff turbulence and showdown in New Brunswick

Oct 19, 2018 00:50:41

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Zekelman Industries CEO Barry Zekelman says Canada should accept U.S. quotas on steel and aluminum and former Industry Minister James Moore shares a post-NAFTA update. Plus: Power Panel on New Brunswick's Liberals' throne speech plan.

The thorny issue of Canadian detainees fighting in Syria

Oct 18, 2018 00:46:03

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What risk do returning Canadian ISIS fighters pose? Amarnath Amarasingam met with some of the detainees in Syria. Plus: the Power Panel on politicians blocking people on social media and P&P looks ahead to the U.S. midterms.

Legal weed - Day 1

Oct 17, 2018 00:52:23

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Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale discusses the Liberal governments plan to issue pot pardons today. Plus, former premiers Christy Clark and Robert Ghiz and two licensed producers weigh in on day one of legalization.

Ready, set, roll

Oct 16, 2018 01:14:26

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On this special show, P&P tells you everything you need to know about pot legalization. Plus: Pot pardons, roadside testing for impaired driving, the road to legalization, U.S. border concerns, and the Power Panel takes your questions.

Policing legal weed

Oct 15, 2018 00:49:08

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We're just two days away from legal weed. Are police ready? Vassy asks CACP President Adam Palmer. Canada's former ambassador to Saudi Arabia weighs in on the Jamal Khashoggi case. Plus, the Power Panel discusses the Conservative attack lines of the new USMCA trade deal, and Canadian ISIS fighters detained abroad.

Challenging the law

Oct 12, 2018 00:41:40

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A marijuana executive plans to fight the country's new drug-impaired driving rules. How will the new laws hold up? Vassy asks the B.C. Solicitor General. Plus, new Canadian steel safeguards anger Mexico. And Trudeau comments on Jamal Khashoggi's assassination.

Duty to consult?

Oct 11, 2018 01:01:06

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Constitutional law expert Errol Mendes weighs in on the Supreme Court's ruling on the government's duty to consult First Nations before introducing new legislation. The Washington Post's Aaron Blake discusses Kanye West's visit to the White House and the continued fallout from Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance. Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association, whether Canada could benefit from a U.S.-China trade war. Plus, the Power Panel talks new steel safeguards and the U.S. border.

Cannabis countdown

Oct 10, 2018 00:57:49

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Canada is one week out from legalization. Is Canada really ready for this new era? We hear from MPs, a senior policy analyst with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, and, of course, the Power Panel. Plus, the authors of a new report on why they're calling on Canada to grow its trade with China.

'Two bad options'

Oct 9, 2018 00:53:06

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Former senior CSIS analyst Jessica Davis on Canadian ISIS fighter Muhammad Ali. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer on India, climate change. Plus, the Power Panel weighs in on Ali, Scheer, and Stephen Harper's new book.

Marijuana growing pains and Russian cyberattacks

Oct 5, 2018 00:45:00

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Are pot suppliers ready for demand come Oct. 17? Plus: the COO of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sports on being targeted by Russian hackers, and Stephen Harper's former trade adviser Adam Taylor on the USMCA.

Manitoba's carbon defiance and Russia's brazen attacks

Oct 4, 2018 00:37:47

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister on backing out of a carbon tax. Plus: the head of Canada's new cyber-security centre on Russian cyberattack allegations.

'From a father to a father'

Oct 3, 2018 00:41:28

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Tori Stafford's father, Rodney Stafford, on the transfer of his daughter's killer to a healing lodge. Mary Campbell, former director general of criminal justice with Public Safety, on the government's powers when it comes to individual cases. Plus, Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi and Chief of the Coldwater Indian Band Lee Spahan on the government plan for Trans Mountain.

Trump card on China, and LNG gets the green light

Oct 2, 2018 00:52:15

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Is a trade deal with China off the table thanks to the new USMCA? Trade Diversification Min. Jim Carr is here. Plus: Andrew Weaver on the LNG deal, Eric digs into the stunning Quebec election results, and the U.S. ambassador to NATO veers off Trump's script.

New NAFTA deal

Oct 1, 2018 00:59:36

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Canada, the U.S. and Mexico secured a new trade deal Sunday night. Was it a win for Canada? On today's pod: Canadian Ambassador to the U.S. David MacNaughton, opposition MPs Dean Allison and Tracey Ramsey, former premiers Christy Clark, Bob Rae and Jean Charest, Ontario Trade Minister Jim Wilson and the Power Panel - Yolande James, Brad Lavigne, Rachel Curran and Marie Vastel.

N.B power play and NAFTA uncertainty

Sep 28, 2018 00:47:55

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Canada looks set to miss the U.S. NAFTA deadline - Katie Simpson and the Power Panel weigh in. Plus, an N.B. power play and the latest on the Kavanaugh confirmation saga.

Kavanaugh and his accuser testify

Sep 27, 2018 00:20:37

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Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have both testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. The Power Panel and two American journalists weigh in with their analysis.

Trump's stunning press conference

Sep 26, 2018 00:33:42

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It was always going to be spectacular - but at times it was stunning. U.S. President Donald Trump stood before a packed room of reporters and fielded questions for more than 80 minutes today. He covered a lot of ground - from the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh to his plans for North Korea and Iran. The Power Panel and former Senior State Department Official Thomas Countryman break it down on today's pod.

New Brunswick political deadlock and Trump, Trudeau at UN

Sep 25, 2018 00:41:01

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New Brunswick's PC leader Blaine Higgs on what's next in the province's election limbo. Plus: the Power Panel on "unparliamentary language" in Question Period today, and Trump and Trudeau avoid trade tension at the UN.

Pitching Canada to the UN

Sep 24, 2018 00:36:01

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The latest on the tornado that ripped through Ottawa and parts of Quebec. Plus: Ont. Liberal finance critic Mitzi Hunter on Ontario's finance probe, and former ambassador to the UN Paul Heinbecker on what's happening behind-the-scenes as Canada campaigns for a seat at the UN Security Council.

Pipeline review redo

Sep 21, 2018 00:47:07

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Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi on the new review of the Trans Mountain pipeline, MPs respond. Plus, Ontario Finance Minister Vic Fedeli on his province's deficit.

Slow and tense

Sep 20, 2018 00:51:47

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International Trade Minister Jim Carr on the state of NAFTA talks. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna from the G7 environment summit. Plus, Canada's Amb. to the UN on Canada's quest for a seat at the UN Security Council.

'Step it up'

Sep 19, 2018 00:59:49

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Ontario Trade Minister Jim Wilson on NAFTA talks. Trade Analyst Simon Lester discusses warnings from U.S. lawmakers. Plus, Ford gets a win in his quest to shrink Toronto city council; two councillors weigh in.

New NAFTA threats and a border buzzkill

Sep 18, 2018 00:40:41

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Katie Simpson and a former U.S. diplomat walk us through the latest NAFTA threats facing Canada. Plus: Min. Dominic LeBlanc on breaching the ethics rules, and B.C. Solicitor-General Mike Farnsworth on legal pot and the border.

The House is back!

Sep 17, 2018 00:50:40

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Conservative leader Andrew Scheer and the newest member of his caucus, former Liberal MP Leona Alleslev on her dramatic floor-crossing. Plus: Bill Blair on the one-month countdown to pot legalization.

Feel the Bern; NAFTA or 'Shaftya'?

Sep 14, 2018 00:47:59

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Quebec MP Maxime Bernier discusses the official launch his new party. Plus, Derek Burney has a "new name" for NAFTA and Aaron Blake digs into Paul Manafort's guilty plea.

Premiers' League and a reboot for the NDP

Sep 13, 2018 00:56:05

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Former premiers Christy Clark, Brad Wall and Jean Charest weigh in on Ontario Premier Doug Ford's use of the notwithstanding clause. Plus: NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, Toronto Mayor John Tory and Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath.

Chaos at Queen's Park and 400 days to go!

Sep 12, 2018 00:50:32

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Premier Doug Ford's parliamentary assistant Stephen Lecce on invoking the notwithstanding clause, and it's 400 days until the 2019 election - as the Liberals and NDP gather for caucus meetings, are the parties ready?

A constitutional quagmire

Sep 11, 2018 00:35:10

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Doug Ford's plan to use the notwithstanding clause has sparked a fierce debate in Canadian politics. Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman and Halifax Mayor Mike Savage discuss. Plus, the Power Panel and University of Regina Professor Emeritus John Whyte weigh in.

Notwithstanding

Sep 10, 2018 00:47:21

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Doug Ford says he will invoke the notwithstanding clause to shrink the size of Toronto city council. Why? Ontario Municipalities Minister Steve Clark discusses before Toronto city councillors Josh Matlow and Justin Di Ciano go toe-to-toe over the issue. Then University of Ottawa law professor Errol Mendes and the Power Panel weigh in.

Failure to launch

Sep 7, 2018 00:50:58

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For a second week in a row, NAFTA talks concluded without a deal. How much longer can talks drag on? John Weekes and Adam Taylor weigh in. Plus, Obama jumps back into the political spotlight and MPs discuss Trans Mountain and the duty to consult Indigenous people.

Access denied and the Wild West Wing

Sep 6, 2018 00:47:25

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68 former NDP MPs and MLAs sign a letter criticizing Jagmeet Singh's handling of the complaints against Erin Weir. Plus: political fallout in D.C. after a bombshell anonymous op-ed goes live, Rachel Notley on her TMX meeting with Trudeau, and Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson on the opioid crisis in B.C.

NAFTA talks resume and Trump resistance bombshell

Sep 5, 2018 00:52:48

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Power & Politics looks at Canada's red lines on NAFTA as talks restart, and the New York Times' Ken Vogel walks us through his paper's unprecedented anonymous op-ed detailing an inner White House resistance movement.

P&P Power Lunch with Governor General Julie Payette

Sep 4, 2018 00:16:43

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Power & Politics kicks off its fall season with Power Lunch - and our first guest is Governor General Julie Payette. Find out why she's not apologizing for her thoughts on global warming, the legacy she hopes to leave as GG, and the most popular Canadian food amongst astronauts in space.

Request denied

Sep 4, 2018 00:51:07

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An opposition bid to grill the Prime Minister's team on pipelines is blocked. Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi discusses. Plus, Derek Burney on NAFTA talks and why he says Canada shouldn't budge on Chapter 19.

No deal and no pipeline

Aug 31, 2018 00:46:01

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After days of talks, Canada failed to reach an agreement with the U.S. on NAFTA. What happens next? Laura Dawson weighs in. Plus, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic Leblanc on Trans Mountain.

Put a plug in it

Aug 30, 2018 00:45:26

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The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is in limbo after a court rejected Ottawa's approval of the project. What happens next? Finance Minister Bill Morneau. Plus, Squamish Nation council member and spokesperson Khelsilem Rivers.

Don't you dairy

Aug 29, 2018 00:47:41

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Trudeau says he'll defend supply management in Canada, but will he ultimately be forced to make concessions to Trump? Former Quebec Premier Jean Charest weighs in. Plus, Minister Bill Blair on guns, drugs and border security.

Crunch time for Canada

Aug 28, 2018 00:44:24

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Mexico's ambassador to Canada and former U.S. Trade Representative and original NAFTA negotiator Carla Hills discuss Mexico's deal with the United States and its ramifications for Canada. Plus: the Power Panel analyzes the repercussions for Jagmeet Singh as another NDP incumbent announces she won't be running for re-election in 2019.

Canada left behind?

Aug 27, 2018 00:44:40

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Mexico and the U.S. reached a preliminary trade deal - is Canada getting left behind? Chair of the Canada-U.S. Cabinet Committee Marc Garneau discusses. Laura Dawson weighs in. Plus, Bob Rae discusses a new UN report that says top military figures in that country should face genocide charges.

Special: Conservative Party Convention

Aug 24, 2018 00:44:41

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P&P was in Halifax today, where three thousand Conservatives from across the country gathered for their pre-election policy convention. The timing wasn't ideal. Just yesterday, former leadership candidate Maxime Bernier quit the party - raising fears of a possible split. Today, high-profile Conservatives did their best to downplay those fears. But questions remain. Could Bernier's future party split the vote in 2019? Are the Tories really unified? Conservative Deputy Leader Lisa Raitt weighed in. But first - the man at the centre of the chaos - Maxime Bernier joined Vassy Kapelos from Ottawa to discuss why he left the party.

'Intellectually and morally corrupt'

Aug 23, 2018 00:45:55

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Maxime Bernier announced today that he is walking away from the Conservative party to start his own party. Could it divide the vote in 2019? Party Whip Mark Strahl weighs in before the power panel takes a crack at it. Plus, former Mexican congressman Agustin Barrios Gomez on the state of play in NAFTA talks.

Nothing to see here

Aug 22, 2018 00:45:06

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U.S. President Donald Trump insists he's done nothing wrong, despite being implicated by his former lawyer in a federal crime. How might this all unfold? Former U.S federal prosecutor John Flannery and former U.S. independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin weigh in. Plus, the power panel digs into Maxime Bernier's latest tweets.

Lottery no more

Aug 20, 2018 00:45:14

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The government is scrapping the family reunification lottery system. Why? Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen discusses. Plus, the power panel weighs in on the Trudeau-heckler incident.

Rewarding the rich?

Aug 17, 2018 00:45:29

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Most CRA auditors polled say Canada's tax system is skewed to protect the wealthy. PIPSC President Debi Daviau weighs in. Plus, ITK President Natan Obed.

'He doesn't speak for the party'

Aug 16, 2018 00:39:52

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Andrew Scheer says Maxime Bernier doesn't speak for the party. But are Bernier's tweets affecting the Conservatives? Alberta MP Deepak Obhrai weighs in. Plus, are millennials facing a housing crisis?

A holiday for reflection

Aug 15, 2018 00:40:38

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Canada is getting a new statutory holiday to remember and reflect on the tragic legacy of the residential school system. How significant a step is it? AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde weighs in. Plus, Khadija Cajee, a parent of a no-fly list kid, discusses the government's progress on the promised redress system.

Ready. Set. Safeguard?

Aug 14, 2018 00:44:08

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The federal government is readying emergency measures to protect Canada's steel industry. But could they help one industry, while hurting another? The Canadian Coalition for Construction Steel's Walter Koppelaar and Canadian Labour Congress' Angella MacEwan discuss. Plus, Quebec's chief NAFTA negotiator weighs in on the state of negotiations.

Ontario reverses course on pot plan

Aug 13, 2018 00:47:05

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Ontario to allow private retailers to sell cannabis, but not on day 1 of legalization. Ontario AG Caroline Mulroney discusses. Plus, NYT's Kenneth Vogel on the latest political news unfolding south of the border.

Standing up or standing alone?

Aug 10, 2018 00:31:30

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Former White House Director for Global Engagement Brett Bruen on why Canada appears to be standing alone in its spat with Saudi Arabia. Plus, retiring Senator Anne Cools.

Betting on Burnaby

Aug 9, 2018 00:44:39

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NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh on why he chose to run for a seat in Burnaby, B.C.. Plus, the Prime Minister's special adviser on LGBT issues Randy Boissonnault.

This Saudi thing isn't going away.

Aug 8, 2018 00:45:02

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But what will be the long-term fallout? Foreign Affairs parliamentary secretary Omar Alghabra and former foreign affairs minister Peter MacKay both offer their perspective on the diplomatic dispute between Canada and Saudi Arabia. Then, Eric Grenier looks at just how safe a seat the riding of Burnaby South is - or isn't - for NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh.

One tweet. Unravelling relations.

Aug 7, 2018 00:45:29

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Shuvaloy Majumdar and Thomas Juneau debate the Canada-Saudi Arabia diplomatic row. Plus, Ontario minister for consumer services on buck-a-beer and federal social development minister on housing asylum seekers.

Trust in Scheer?

Aug 3, 2018 00:45:11

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A new poll by the Angus Reid Institute suggests that Justin Trudeau's Liberals are losing the political debate over the issue of asylum seekers. Why? We talk to Border Security Minister Bill Blair and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer. Plus, the Canadian Commander of the Mali mission discusses why we're there and what we hope to accomplish. And the Power Panel talks asylum seekers and the week that was in Ontario politics.

Phillips vs. Phillips and election meddling 2.0

Aug 2, 2018 00:44:45

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Ontario's Environment Minister Rod Phillips explains why the province is fighting the federal carbon tax. Then, Alberta's Environment Minister Shannon Phillips offers a rebuttal.

Carbon plan scale back

Aug 1, 2018 00:45:24

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The Liberal government is scaling back on part of its carbon pricing plan. Is it a win for the plan's detractors? Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe weighs in. Plus, experts weigh in on a potential handgun ban.

Phoenix failure an 'international embarrassment'

Jul 31, 2018 00:46:20

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A new Senate report issued a scathing critique of the government's handling of the Phoenix pay system debacle. Parliamentary Secretary Steve MacKinnon responds before Senator André Pratte weighs in. Plus, Veterans Ombudsman Guy Parent on his 2018 report card and CBC's Eric Grenier on the latest fundraising numbers.

Ford divides Toronto, Trump changes his tone on Iran

Jul 30, 2018 00:47:48

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford's plan to shrink Toronto City Council has divided the city. Two city councillors debate. Plus, the Washington Post's Aaron Blake discusses Trump's changing tone on Iran. And the Power Panel weighs in on both issues.

Ford takes a swipe at Toronto and Ontario school boards fight back

Jul 27, 2018 00:44:22

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Ont. Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark on Doug Ford's decision to slash the number of Toronto city councillors. Was this a vendetta? Plus: Ontario school boards speak out on sex-ed and former supreme court chief justice Beverley McLachlin on life after serving on the Canada's highest court.

BONUS: Power Panel afterhours

Jul 26, 2018 00:23:14

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Woot, woot! A P&P Thursday surprise. The Power Panel stuck around after the show with Vassy to take your questions on immigration and asylum seekers - the BIG political news story heating up this summer for politicians.

AFN's new chief and Newfoundland bets big on oil

Jul 26, 2018 00:44:08

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National Chief Perry Bellegarde on his controversial second term win. Was his victory tainted? Plus: Newfoundland Premier Dwight Ball, and the Power Panel tackles Ontario's $200 million price tag for housing asylum seekers.

Ontario pulls out and Trump claims concessions from EU

Jul 25, 2018 00:44:37

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Ontario's Environment Min. Rod Phillips explains why his government is scrapping cap-and-trade and what he plans to do if emitters sue the province. Plus: former CSIS analyst Phil Gurski on ISIS and the Danforth shooting and Trump meets with the EU's Juncker.

Renewed gun debate and asylum influx

Jul 24, 2018 00:47:40

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Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale tells Vassy what he knows so far about the Toronto shooter. Plus: Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen on the emergency meeting on irregular border crossings, and the Washington Post's Aaron Blake breaks down the political implications of Trump's $12-billion bailout for farmers affected by his trade disputes.

Attack on the Danforth and pipeline still for sale

Jul 23, 2018 00:43:23

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Toronto-Danforth MP Julie Dabrousin on the deadly shooting. Plus: the new Minister of Natural Resources Amarjeet Sohi on missing the deadline to find a buyer for the Trans Mountain pipeline.

NAFTA in limbo and web warfare

Jul 20, 2018 00:42:51

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Canada's ambassador to the U.S. hopes NAFTA talks will resume in the next few weeks. Plus: P&P convenes the Premiers' League with former premiers Christy Clark and Darrell Dexter.

Saskatchewan and Ontario team up on carbon fight

Jul 19, 2018 00:43:52

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Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe on his alliance with Doug Ford to fight the federal carbon tax plan. Plus: Ontario's Economic Development minister on the message he's bringing to Washington.

Summer shuffle

Jul 18, 2018 00:45:12

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P&P gives you all the analysis of the Prime Minister's summer cabinet shuffle. Plus: the new Minister of Border Security Bill Blair, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna on the carbon tax, and Trump's latest word mix-up.

Cooked books and double negatives

Jul 17, 2018 00:44:02

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Donald Trump says he misspoke when he sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the issue of U.S. election meddling. He said the misunderstanding is down to his use of a double negative...we'll ask the Power Panel if anyone's buying it. Ontario's new P.C. government has launched an inquiry into the previous government's spending. Doug Ford says the Liberals "cooked the books." Ontario Finance Minister Vic Fedeli joins P&P to discuss. And Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister talks to Katie about what he's doing to drop interprovincial trade barriers ahead of the premiers meeting in New Brunswick.

From foes to friends, and border backlash

Jul 16, 2018 00:44:33

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Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin meet in Helsinki for a high-stakes, high-drama summit. Brookings Institution's Dr. Alina Polyakova gives P&P the political analysis, then Finland's ambassador to Canada explains why his country hosted the meeting. Plus: MPs on why they're holding emergency immigration meetings this summer, and the Power Panel discusses the Ford government's clarification on sex-ed changes.

Ontario fights the feds and Mueller drops the hammer

Jul 13, 2018 00:44:18

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Ontario refuses to sign a joint communique on immigration, and the fallout between Immigration Min. Ahmed Hussen and his provincial counterpart Lisa MacLeod is explosive. P&P has all the analysis from Katie Simpson and the Power Panel. Plus: Pod Save America's Dan Pfeiffer looks ahead to the Democrats' road map for 2020, and PEI's Environment Minister explains why his province reversed course on carbon pricing.

Crisis averted and Ontario's speech from the throne

Jul 12, 2018 00:45:55

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Donald Trump reaffirmed U.S. commitment to NATO today. Former NATO supreme allied commander James Stavridis tells Power & Politics that it's crisis averted...for now. Plus, Doug Ford's government laid out its agenda in a throne speech today. But was it more notable for what it didn't include? Our Ontario panel weighs in.

Chief Antagonizer and Ontario goes old school

Jul 11, 2018 00:41:59

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Donald Trump berates NATO allies on defence spending at the leaders' summit. Will his pressure tactics make the alliance stronger, or drive it apart? Former Canadian and US ambassadors to NATO Yves Brodeur and Ivo Daalder are here. Plus, Doug Ford's government announces they're reverting to the 1998 sex-ed curriculum, and the Hydro One CEO and board are out.

Greyhound's end of the road and NATO showdown looming?

Jul 10, 2018 00:43:16

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Did governments see the Greyhound cuts coming, and could they have stopped it? P&P talks to the beleaguered bus company's regional vice president for Western Canada. Plus, a British Conservative MP gives us the inside scoop on the Brexit chaos inside Theresa May's government, and the Power Panel - with help from polls go-to guru Eric Grenier - assesses how parties will up their games on fundraising.

Military might and May Day in the UK

Jul 9, 2018 00:44:30

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Prime Minister Trudeau extends Canada's military mission in Latvia - is it an effort to appease Donald Trump's complaints on defence spending ahead of the NATO summit? MPs debate. Plus, former senior counsel to Canada on CETA Christophe Bondy fills us in from London on the latest Brexit blow as some of Theresa May's top ministers resign in protest.

Silence broken, troubling numbers

Jul 6, 2018 00:44:55

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A Quebec center for countering radicalization says the number of hate crime reports it received in 2017 was twenty times higher than 2015. What's behind the troubling trend? The center's research manager is here to discuss. Plus, a new report suggest that if Canada responded to a Trump auto tariff, the results would be catastrophic. We talk to a representative from Canada's automobile association about that nightmare scenario. And, the reporter at the center of the Trudeau groping allegation broke her silence today. In a statement, she confirmed that the alleged incident happened but that she wouldn't not be pursuing the issue further. The Power Panel will discuss.

Trudeau reflects and Ontario draws a line

Jul 5, 2018 00:45:35

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Ontario's new PC government said today that the federal government is 100 per cent to blame for the refugee housing crisis gripping Toronto. Ontario says Ottawa should therefore foot 100% of the bills. We ask Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen to respond. Dozens more Canadian troops are departing for the peacekeeping mission in Mali. How do you prepare for such a dangerous mission? Former Chief of the Defence Staff Rick Hillier weighs in. Justin Trudeau faced more questions today about an alleged groping incident that took place 18-years ago. The CBC's Catherine Cullen joins me with the details on what the Prime Minister had to say and the Power Panel weighs in.

Ford's reversals and Mexico's intentions

Jul 4, 2018 00:38:47

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Mexico has elected a populist free trade sceptic as its new president. What does Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's big win mean for the fate of NAFTA? Mexico's Ambassador to Canada is here to discuss. Ontario's new PC government has announced several reversals and delays on everything from ticket resale laws to the previous government's prescription drug coverage policy. Are the changes politically motivated? Or sensible? The Power Panel debates. Plus, Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald joins me to discuss her thoughts on Doug Ford's government. And, University of Calgary economics professor Jennifer Winter is here with a reality check on what the Liberal government's carbon plan could cost Canadians.

Leftist landslide in Mexico: what does it mean for Canada and NAFTA?

Jul 3, 2018 00:46:11

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Former Mexican Congressman Agustin Barrios Gomez looks ahead to how Mexico's new president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will approach NAFTA and trilateral trade. Plus: Canada's retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. have officially kicked in. Is America feeling the impact yet? We check in with the Detroit business community.

Canada's retaliatory tariffs kick in and Dawn of the Doug (Ford)

Jun 29, 2018 00:45:46

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Canada's international trade minister Francois-Philippe Champagne explains what will happen once the retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. kick in on July 1. Plus: Doug Ford's transition team chair discusses the new cabinet, priorities and next steps for the PC government, and the P&P Ontario panel weighs in on today's big stories.

Hitting back, but at what cost?

Jun 28, 2018 00:41:44

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Earlier this month, the U.S. slapped Canada with tariffs on steel and aluminum. Tomorrow, Canada will reveal exactly how it will strike back. But as the government looks to protect this country - could it also be hurting it? We talk to two representatives from the construction industry who are concerned about the government's plan. Plus, we'll talk to National Revenue Parliamentary Secretary Kamal Khera about fighting offshore tax evasion and to Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson about why he's boycotting the American Embassy's 4th of July festivities.

Weed watch, Tories launch tariff tour and Trump-Putin summit

Jun 27, 2018 00:46:13

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Conservative deputy leader Lisa Raitt discusses her party's tariff tour around Canada, and Toronto mayor John Tory calls on the federal government to do more to help Toronto's straining shelters and refugees. Plus: an update on the TransMountain pipeline and the latest on Trump's summit with Putin as the NATO meeting looms.

'This is not about trust. It's about having faith'

Jun 26, 2018 00:45:35

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As forces kick off a year-long peacekeeping mission in Mali, just who can Canadian troops trust? National Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan tells Power & Politics it's not about trust, "It's about having faith." Plus. provincial finance ministers gathered today in Ottawa. Top of the agenda - what to do about American metal tariffs? Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitao joins me to discuss. And the Austrian Ambassador to Canada is here to talk Europe's migration crisis.

Mission in Mali and closed for business

Jun 25, 2018 00:45:36

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As Canadian peacekeepers arrive in Mali, MPs debate Canada's first peacekeeping mission in nearly 20 years. Plus: Is Canada losing its competitive edge to the U.S.? Two economic experts look at the merits and downsides of slashing corporate taxes. Then, the Power Panel discusses swing set scandals and Opposition optics.

Gearing up for NAFTA and border cities brace for legal pot

Jun 22, 2018 00:50:20

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Foreign Affairs Min. Chrystia Freeland has convened her NAFTA advisory council, but have they reached any consensus about how to move talks forward with the U.S.? Former Industry minister and current council member James Moore updates P&P. Plus: three mayors discuss their seventeen-week strategy to roll out legal pot, an equalization payments fact check, and the Power Panel discusses Trump poking Canada on defence spending.

Ready to roll?

Jun 21, 2018 00:43:06

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Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale addresses concerns about U.S. border crossings once marijuana is legal. Plus: subway to the suburbs? As Doug Ford promises a subway line to cities outside of Toronto, the Power Panel digs into whether it's something commuters really want, the NYT's Ken Vogel clarifies the Trump administration's backdown on its immigration policy, and Natan Obed reflects on National Indigenous Peoples Day.

Get your lighters ready

Jun 21, 2018 00:46:27

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The date is set. On October 17 - the 95-year prohibition on cannabis will officially come to an end in Canada and recreational weed will be legal across the country. We talk to the Minister of Justice and the Premier of Saskatchewan about what happens next. Plus, President Donald Trump took a rare step backwards today, reversing course on his controversial policy of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. But, the President says he isn't backing down on his 'zero-tolerance' policy? What does that mean? We'll ask a national security reporter at the Washington Post. Finally, as he walks away from federal politics, Tom Muclair joins me to discuss the state of the NDP.

'Shameless hypocrisy'

Jun 19, 2018 00:40:35

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The Trump administration pulled the U.S. from the UN Human Rights Council today over what it calls "shameless hypocrisy" and bias. But the move comes just one day after the UN Human Rights Commissioner condemned the U.S. policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. Are the two events linked? P&P speaks with a UNHCR representative and a human rights lawyer from Guatemala. Plus, Andrew Scheer sits down with Vassy to discuss Trump's immigration policy, carbon pricing and Maxime Bernier.

Separation Anxiety and Emission Accomplished

Jun 18, 2018 00:36:51

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What will the Trump administration's new 'zero tolerance' immigration policy mean for Canada's own borders, and should Trudeau denounce the family separation happening in the U.S.? MPs and the Power Panel debate. Plus: California and Quebec shut the door to Ontario's carbon market after Premier-designate Doug Ford says he's abandoning cap-and-trade.

Security scare and landmark Supreme Court ruling

Jun 15, 2018 00:44:32

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Katie Simpson has all the details on a death threat received by the U.S. ambassador to Canada. Plus: we explore two angles to a controversial Supreme Court decision that will have implications for religious freedom and LGBTQ rights. The Power Panel digs into Doug Ford's plan to end cap-and-trade.

NAFTA back on track and Italy threatens CETA

Jun 14, 2018 00:35:07

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Just how serious is Donald Trump about auto tariffs? North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer warns Canadians that the President 'doesn't issue empty threats.' The Power Panel digs into that interview, plus a hot Quebec byelection battleground. Then former Quebec premier Jean Charest talks about the future of another trade deal - CETA - now at risk from the Italians.

'This is more of a family squabble'

Jun 13, 2018 00:52:31

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With Canada-U.S. relations at an all time low, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland travelled to Washington today to meet with powerful lawmakers. Her mission - rally U.S. support for the Canadian cause. Was the Minister's message heard? Republican Representative Bill Huizenga is back to discuss. Plus, a battle is brewing over the government's legal cannabis bill. The Senate wants to leave it up to the provinces to decide on whether or not to allow homegrown weed.The government...is not interested. We talk to Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister, Independent Senator Yuen Pau Woo and Parliamentary Secretary Bill Blair.

Trump meets Kim, criticizes Trudeau

Jun 13, 2018 00:46:33

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After weeks of twists and turns, it finally happened. Donald Trump sat down with Kim Jong-un today for a high stakes meeting on nuclear disarmament. But what did the summit accomplish? Was it more than just a glitzy photo-op? Two former ambassadors weigh in. Plus, after the summit, Trump took another swipe at Trudeau, saying the Prime Minister's action are going to cost Canada a lot of money. Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci joins the program to discuss souring Canada-U.S. relations.

An international Trump-er tantrum

Jun 11, 2018 00:41:20

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What will be the diplomatic fallout - and economic impact - from the G7 summit and Trump's comments about Trudeau? Vassy digs into all the angles with cabinet minister Dominic LeBlanc, the UK's High Commissioner who was at the summit, the PM's former foreign policy adviser Roland Paris, and the Power Panel.

Ford conquers Ontario, Trump descends on Quebec

Jun 8, 2018 00:46:54

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It's official. Ford Nation conquered Ontario in last night's election. How should we interpret the PCs' resounding victory? And what could it mean for federal politics? CBC's Eric Grenier breaks down the results before our Ontario election panel weighs in. Plus, Donald Trump descended upon Quebec today for the G7 summit. Relations were already fraught heading into the summit, but then the U.S. President suggested Friday morning that Russia be allowed to rejoin the powerful bloc. Former foreign affairs minister Peter MacKay weighs in on the tumultuous state of affairs.

'Didn't you guys burn down the White House?'

Jun 7, 2018 00:51:27

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Donald Trump evoked the torching of the White House during the War of 1812 in a testy phone call with the Prime Minister about U.S. steel tariffs. We talk to former Prime Minister Paul Martin about the call and the notion that Canada poses a national security threat to the U.S.. Plus, Liberal MP Kent Hehr joins P&P for an exclusive interview to discuss the completion of the report on sexual harassment allegations that were levelled against him. David Butt, a lawyer for one of Hehr's accusers, responds. Finally, our Ontario election panel goes at it as the parties wrap up their final day of campaigning before Thursday's election.

Bilateral vs. trilateral, and the MMIWG Inquiry gets just 6 more months

Jun 6, 2018 00:50:02

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The U.S. administration says Donald Trump wants to split the NAFTA into two deals. Canada isn't having it, but what does Mexico think? We ask Mexican Ambassador to Canada Dionisio Perez Jacome. Plus, the Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls wanted a 2-year extension, but the government is only giving them 6 more months. Why? Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett and Chief Commissioner of the Inquiry Marion Buller are here to discuss.

Surprise surrender and $3 million bonus blowback

Jun 4, 2018 00:34:04

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Kathleen Wynne's campaign co-chair David Herle joins Vassy to explain the tactics behind the Liberal leader's shocking admission of defeat. Plus: the Power Panel debates strategic voting (does it work?) and a $3 million bonus for Kinder Morgan executives after the government buys the Trans Mountain project.

Friends or foes, and will strategic voting decide the Ontario election?

Jun 1, 2018 00:53:25

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Donald Trump fires back at Canada for the government's retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. MPs discuss next steps, former trade adviser to George W. Bush Phil Levy offers an American perspective, and the Power Panel talks tariffs and why Paul Martin is campaigning for Kathleen Wynne.

Inching towards a trade war?

Jun 1, 2018 00:52:25

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Canada hit back against the U.S. with dollar-for-dollar tariffs on everything from steel products to maple syrup. Are the two countries headed for a trade war? And what does this mean for NAFTA negotiations? Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is here. We get provincial reaction from Quebec's Deputy Premier and Saskatchewan's Minister of Trade and Export Development. Plus: the Mayor of Hamilton weighs in.

Collision course on NAFTA

May 30, 2018 00:48:05

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Are the feds preparing to retaliate if Trump slaps tariffs on steel and aluminum? Freeland's parliamentary secretary Matt Decourcey is here. Plus: Our Ontario election panel debates Doug Ford's 'Plan for Ontario' website, and the Power Panel weighs in on pipeline pushback strategies and federal politicians getting involved in provincial elections.

Ottawa buys Trans Mountain

May 29, 2018 00:40:44

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Finance Min. Bill Morneau and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley make the case for the federal government buying the Trans Mountain pipeline, while Opposition MPs raise some red flags. Plus: Auditor General Michael Ferguson doesn't hold back in a blistering review of the failed Phoenix pay system.

Tick-tock of the Trans Mountain clock and Brown talks Ford

May 28, 2018 00:39:52

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"They've snatched defeat out of the jaws of victory before": Hannah Thibedeau brings us the details of her interview with Former Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown before Eric Grenier breaks down the latest polls. Plus, MPs discuss Kinder Morgan's fast approaching deadline and Bill Blair weighs in on whether Canada's chamber of sober second thought may delay legal weed.

P&P: NDP takes the lead in Ontario race and who is Magic Magid?

May 25, 2018 00:47:59

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As the NDP takes the lead in the polls, is the party peaking too early? Our panel of political commentators debate, argue and analyze. Plus: Magid Magid is 28, a Somali refugee, and the new Lord Mayor of Sheffield, UK - and he's determined to shake up the political scene.

Trump walks on Kim and Kenney apologizes to Trudeau

May 25, 2018 00:40:35

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U.S. President Donald Trump has cancelled his high-stakes summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. What does it mean for the peace process? Nonproliferation analyst Melissa Hanham weighs in. Plus, UCP Leader Jason Kenney says he regrets his comments on Justin Trudeau and counterterrorism expert Mubin Shaikh discusses Canadian ISIS fighter Abu Huzaifa - a man he has personally counselled.

Rachel Notley skips the party and Trump says Canada is “very spoiled”

May 24, 2018 00:30:05

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Alberta Premier Rachel Notley skipped a big Western Premiers conference in Yellowknife today as the Alberta-B.C. pipeline spat continues to spiral. Was skipping the party worth it? Plus, U.S. President Donald Trump says Canada is “very difficult to deal with” and “very spoiled” when asked about ongoing NAFTA negotiations. We ask Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland to respond.

Closing the gap and things are getting awkward between B.C. and Alberta

May 22, 2018 00:50:37

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Ontario's NDP gains ground in the polls. Is this a new race with just two weeks to go? Plus, Saskatchewan premier Scott Moe wades into the pipeline battle between B.C. and Alberta, the Minister of Justice explains how her proposed divorce law overhaul will change the way Canadians experience the divorce process, and a senior petroleum analyst gives us all a gas price fact-check as pump prices get politicized.

May 18: Confessions of a killer and NAFTA shutdown

May 19, 2018 00:46:19

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The New York Times' Rukmini Callimachi talks to Vassy about the latest revelations on her podcast 'Caliphate' about Canadian former jihadi Abu Huzaifa. Is he getting away with murder while living in Toronto? Plus: Vancouver becomes the first major Canadian city to ban plastic straws - will it really make an impact?

May 17: NAFTA's ticking clock and Ford under fire

May 18, 2018 00:45:33

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Vassy gets the lowdown on NAFTA from the CBC's Katie Simpson and the Wilson Centre's Laura Dawson. Then, former Bloc Quebecois leader Michel Gauthier explains why he's switched party allegiances to the federal Conservatives. The Power Panel tries to wrap their heads around Patrick Brown's Julius Caesar comparison in the former Ontario PC leader's upcoming book, and Ambassador Carla Hills - who negotiated the original NAFTA - weighs in on the fate of the deal.

POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

May 17, 2018 00:55:08

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The feds grease the wheels of the Trans Mountain project by promising to backstop the pipeline expansion. Vassy talks to both Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr and B.C.'s Environment Minister George Heyman, then the Power Panel weighs in on what's next, and Vassy shares her hot take.

Power Pod: Monday, May 14, 2018

May 14, 2018 00:30:37

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Brad, Susan, Rachel and Marie discuss the P&P interview with Glen Kirkland about NDP MP Christine Moore, Stephen Harper's increasing presence on the world stage, and how the government is dealing with returning extremists.

POWER and POLITICS: Monday, May 14, 2018

May 14, 2018 01:33:11

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Clashes in Gaza. Canada's former ambassador to Israel Jon Allen discusses what today's opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem -- and the Gaza violence that followed -- will mean for peace in the region. Plus: a former CSIS intelligence analyst Jessica Davis weighs in on foreign fighters returning to Canada, and Glen Kirkland responds to Christine Moore's allegations.

POWER and POLITICS: Friday, May 11, 2018

May 11, 2018 01:33:38

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A Canadian former jihadi living in Toronto admits on a New York Times podcast that he killed people while fighting in Syria. MPs debate how the government should be doing in responding to returning foreign fighters. Plus: Doug Ford's seeming fixation with Kathleen Wynne's smile and the latest developments from Washington on NAFTA.

Power Pod: Friday, May 11, 2018

May 11, 2018 00:26:44

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Jen, Marty, Paul and Hannah discuss the Canadian ISIS fighter's confession to the New York Times, Ontario leaders campaigning (and debating) in the north of the province, and former NDP MP Erin Weir becomes a CCF member in Parliament.

POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018 01:32:57

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Israel's ambassador Nimrod Barkan discusses his country's military strikes in Syria and the Iran nuclear deal as Israel and Iran inch closer to full-blown war. Plus: Independent PEI Senator Diane Griffin on the Red Chamber's decision to reject a Commons bill twice.

Power Pod: Thursday, May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018 00:30:14

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Stockwell, Chris, Supriya and Robin break down the back and forth over the transport bill in the Senate, former PM Stephen Harper signing an ad backing Trump on Iran, and MP Ted Falk's comment about abortion.

Power Pod: Wednesday, May 9, 2018

May 10, 2018 00:27:26

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Dan Moulton, Andrew Cash, Tim Powers and Althia Raj discuss the official start to the Ontario election campaign, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s response to Trump walking away from the Iran deal, and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh’s handling of misconduct allegations levelled against two MPs in his party.

POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, May 9, 2018

May 10, 2018 01:23:55

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Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath discusses the costing of her party’s platform and whether or not she would be willing to form a minority government with Kathleen Wynne to stop a Doug Ford government. Former premiers Brad Wall and Robert Ghiz on what the federal government could do to overcome the Trans Mountain pipeline standoff. British High Commissioner to Canada Susan le Jeune d’Allegeerschecque, who was involved in the Iran nuclear deal negotiations, on why she says Trump’s decision to walk away from the deal potentially makes the world a more dangerous place.

Power Pod: Tuesday, May 8, 2018

May 9, 2018 00:26:04

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Yolande James, Rick Anderson, Francoise Boivin and Aaron Wherry discuss the latest NDP MP to face misconduct allegations, the state of play in NAFTA negotiations, and the news that actors were paid to pose as Doug Ford supporters at Monday’s Ontario leaders’ debate.

POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, May 8, 2018

May 9, 2018 01:33:00

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U.S. President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. from the Iran nuclear agreement Tuesday; foreign policy analysts Shuvaloy Majumdar and Thomas Juneau debate the decision. Later in the show, former U.S. under secretary for arms control Thomas Countryman on why he says Trump’s decision is the worst strategic blunder the U.S. has made in at least a decade. Also, Rob Silver, Denise Siele and Olivia Chow weigh in on Monday’s Ontario election leaders’ debate.

POWER and POLITICS: Monday, May 7, 2018

May 8, 2018 01:36:05

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Make or break for NAFTA? President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Perrin Beatty discusses business confidence - or lack thereof - as NAFTA talks drag on. Plus: Jason Kenney addresses the controversial policies some members of his United Conservative Party support, and the CBC's Hannah Thibedeau explains how Ontario's political parties are microtargeting voters.

Power Pod: Monday, May 7, 2018

May 8, 2018 00:30:22

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Rachel, Brad, Tiffany and Marie discuss Alberta's UCP convention, a heated Question Period on the asylum seeker issue, and Doug Ford's decision to drop Tanya Granic Allen from his party.

POWER and POLITICS: Friday, May 4, 2018

May 5, 2018 01:28:43

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Border backlash? Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen discusses the U.S. decision to end protected status for Hondurans, and if the Safe Third Country Agreement needs a 'refresh.' Plus: MPs discuss why female politicians like Alberta Premier Rachel Notley are getting death threats, and Kevin O'Leary explains his plan to get out of campaign debt.

Power Pod: Friday, May 4, 2018

May 5, 2018 00:29:16

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Aaron, Marty, Paul and Kelly break down the Ontario NDP's first election ads, the UCP walkout in the Alberta legislature during a vote on abortion clinics, and the U.S. decision to end protected status for Hondurans.

Power Pod: Thursday, May 3, 2018

May 4, 2018 00:30:18

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Stockwell Day, Yolande James, Robin MacLachlan and Chris Hall discuss Ottawa’s decision to intervene in B.C.’s Trans Mountain court case, Doug Ford’s new “Ford Nation Live” media strategy, and MP Erin Weir’s expulsion from NDP caucus following a harassment investigation.

POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, May 3, 2018

May 4, 2018 01:32:38

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Saskatchewan MP Erin Weir discusses the investigation into harassment allegations made against him and his subsequent expulsion from NDP caucus. Washington Post national security reporter Devlin Barrett on the significance of Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s interview with Fox News. Carleton University’s Chris Waddell and CBC Technology Columnist Ramona Pringle weigh in on Doug Ford’s new “Ford Nation Live” media strategy.

POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, May 2, 2018

May 3, 2018 01:32:03

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Parliament Hill is mourning the sudden death of Ontario MP Gord Brown; CBC’s Catherine Cullen on the tributes from the House of Commons today. Rob Silver, Denise Siele and Olivia Chow weigh in on the latest in the Ontario election, including Doug Ford’s flip-flop on developing the GTA’s Green Belt. Senator Lillian Dyck and Senator Scott Tannas on why the Senate Aboriginal Peoples Committee is calling on the government to put the brakes on its plan to legalize recreational cannabis.

Power Pod; Wednesday, May 2, 2018

May 3, 2018 00:26:29

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Amanda Alvaro, Tim Powers, Kathleen Monk and Althia Raj discuss the sudden death of Ontario MP Gord Brown, the recommended amendments coming out of the Senate on the government’s legal pot bill, and the second Ontario watchdog to come out and say the Wynne government’s deficit projections are way off.

POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, May 1, 2018

May 3, 2018 01:35:34

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The U.S. says it’s reviewing a proposal from Canada to amend the Safe Third Country Agreement, yet the Liberal government says nothing formal is on the table; MPs Mark Holland, Erin O’Toole and Jenny Kwan discuss. Acting Minister of Democratic Institutions discusses the changes his government proposes to make to Canadian elections law. Former Quebec Premier Jean Charest on U.S. steel tariffs and the ongoing B.C.-Alberta Trans Mountain pipeline standoff.

Power Pod: Tuesday, May 1, 2018

May 3, 2018 00:26:24

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Rick Anderson, Supriya Dwivedi, Francoise Boivin and Evan Dyer discuss questions about the cost of the national carbon pricing plan, the mixed messages coming out of Canada and the U.S. on the Safe Third Country Agreement, and the extended exemption granted to Canada on U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs.

Power Pod: Monday, April 30, 2018

May 1, 2018 00:26:18

Description:

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Chad Rogers, Brad Lavigne, Susan Smith and Marie Vastel discuss the government’s proposed changes to Canadian elections law, Environment Canada’s analysis on the impact of the federal carbon pricing policy, and the ticking clock on Canada’s temporary exemption to U.S. steel tariffs.

POWER and POLITICS: Monday, April 30, 2018

May 1, 2018 01:33:30

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The temporary exemption granted to Canada on U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs expires expires at midnight Monday and it remains unclear if Canada will get an extension; CBC’s Katie Simpson brings us an update before the President of the Canadian Steel Producers Association weighs in on the situation. MPs weigh in on the Liberal government’s electoral reform bill. South Korea’s Ambassador to Canada on Kim Jong-un’s pledge to denuclearize in exchange for a truce with the U.S..

POWER and POLITICS: Friday, April 27, 2018

Apr 28, 2018 01:33:31

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Thomas Countryman and Marius Grinius break down North and South Korea's historic peace agreement. Plus: Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister on why the country's federation is "in disarray", and our panel of Ontario political strategists wrap up the week.

Power Pod: Friday, April 27, 2018

Apr 28, 2018 00:24:54

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Catherine, Marty, Kelly and Jen discuss Manitoba's assertion that the feds can impose a carbon tax, and weigh in on the ONE campaign's bold video campaign prodding the Prime Minister on gender equality.

POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, April 26, 2018

Apr 27, 2018 01:33:39

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B.C. Environment Minister George Heyman on why his province is taking its pipeline fight to court. Plus: former Secretary of State Madeline Albright discusses North and South Korea on the eve of a historic summit, and her new book on fascism.

Power Pod: Thursday, April 26, 2018

Apr 27, 2018 00:25:32

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Stockwell, Chris, Robin and Susan discuss the government's 'March Madness' rush on cell phones, B.C.'s court reference filing on the pipeline, and Jagmeet Singh's double-check with his House leader on party policy.

Power Pod: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Apr 26, 2018 00:29:52

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Amanda Alvaro, Tim Powers, Kathleen Monk and Althia Raj weigh in on the Conservatives going after the Liberals for giving grant money to “anti-pipeline” activists, the Ontario Auditor General’s report that calls into question Premier Wynne’s deficit projections, and an Independent Senator’s decision to leave the Independent Senators Group because its not “independent” enough.

POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Apr 26, 2018 01:33:20

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Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe on his province launching a formal legal challenge against the federally imposed carbon price. Later in the show, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna responds to the challenge. Alberta MPs Matt Jeneroux and Linda Duncan debate University of Alberta’s decision to award environmentalist David Suzuki an honorary degree.

POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Apr 25, 2018 01:33:42

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Ali Ehsassi, Liberal MP for the Toronto riding of Willowdale, on how his community is coping in the wake of the Toronto van attack. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale weighs in on the police response and the charges brought against the alleged attacker. Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen discusses what the government is doing about the continued influx of asylum seekers crossing irregularly into Canada.

Power Pod: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Apr 25, 2018 00:27:34

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Yolande James, Francoise Boivin, Rick Anderson, and Aaron Wherry discuss asylum seekers crossing the Quebec border, fallout from David Suzuki receiving and honorary degree from the University of Alberta, and legislation in Saskatchewan and Alberta that could potentially limit oil and gas exports to B.C..

Power Pod: Friday, April 20, 2018

Apr 21, 2018 00:30:15

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Jen Gerson, Kelly Cryderman, Marty Patriquin and Aaron Wherry discuss the week that was in Ontario politics, the evolving Liberal strategy on the Trans Mountain pipeline standoff and some of the ideas being floated at the Liberal party convention.

POWER and POLITICS: Friday, April 20, 2018

Apr 21, 2018 01:31:42

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Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor on Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine Smith’s resolution calling on the Liberal party to consider decriminalizing illicit drugs as a way to combat the opioid crisis. David Axelrod, former chief political adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama, discusses Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s handling of the U.S.-Canada relationship. Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Canada Shin Maeng-ho discusses ongoing talks with North Korea and the upcoming Trump-Kim summit.

POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, April 19, 2018

Apr 20, 2018 01:34:09

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Privacy committee MPs discuss their grilling of Facebook executives over Canadians' privacy rights. Plus: Infrastructure Min. Amarjeet Sohi, and former Industry minister James Moore on the Supreme Court's ruling over cross-border trade (and its implications for beer!).

Power Pod: Thursday, April 19, 2018

Apr 20, 2018 00:24:39

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Stockwell, Omar, Robin and Catherine discuss "freeing the beer", Andrew Scheer's plan to improve his image in Quebec, and Liberal MP Scott Simms' punishment for breaking ranks with his party.

POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, April 18

Apr 19, 2018 01:45:28

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Health MPs explain why they're backing a national pharmacare plan for Canada, and why their new report will help make it a reality. Plus: NDP leader Jagmeet Singh on how he would settle the controversy over the Trans Mountain pipeline, Ontario election watchers weigh in on Wynne's war of words against Doug Ford, and we take Trump's press conference live.

Power Pod: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Apr 19, 2018 00:29:59

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Tim, Kathleen, Althia and Amanda discuss Kathleen Wynne's attack on Doug Ford, Maxime Bernier's book bust, and the Trans Mountain pipeline crisis following Trudeau all the way to Europe.

POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Apr 18, 2018 01:33:49

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The country’s provincial pipeline dispute is intensifying and expanding with both Alberta and Saskatchewan proposing retaliatory legislation against B.C.; MPs debate the standoff then Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe discusses his province’s plan. Later in the show, B.C. Liberal Party leader Andrew Wilkinson on why his party supports Trans Mountain. And, David Frum on why he says Donald Trump’s state of mind is "deteriorating America's security and standing in the world."

Power Pod: Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Apr 18, 2018 00:29:08

Description:

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Yolande James, Catherine Cullen, Françoise Boivin and Rick Anderson discuss the intensifying standoff over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, Quebec’s sounding of the alarm over the number of illegal migrants streaming into the province since the beginning of the year, and the federal government’s decision to drop settlement talks with former terror suspect Abousfian Abdelrazik.

POWER and POLITICS: Monday, April 16, 2018

Apr 17, 2018 01:33:43

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Natural Resource Minister Jim Carr discusses the federal government’s backing of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion as the deadlock wears on. MPs discuss national security adviser Daniel Jean’s testimony before committee about the Atwal affair. Alberta Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd on new legislation that gives the province the power to retaliate against the B.C. government for any delays to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

Power Pod: Monday, April 16, 2018

Apr 17, 2018 00:24:47

Description:

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Susan Smith, Rachel Curran, Brad Lavigne and Marie Vastel discuss the ongoing deadlock over Trans Mountain, the Ontario NDP’s election platform, and national security adviser Daniel Jean’s testimony on the Atwal affair.

POWER and POLITICS: Friday, April 13, 2018

Apr 14, 2018 01:34:03

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MPs debate how Justin Trudeau might resolve the pipeline conflict between British Columbia and Alberta at Sunday's emergency meeting. Plus: Unifor president Jerry Dias shares why rumours of an approaching NAFTA deal is a 'straight fabrication', and the Washington Post's Aaron Blake explains why former FBI director James Comey's memoir might not be good news for the Democrats as well as the Trump administration.

Power Pod: Friday, April 13, 2018

Apr 14, 2018 00:24:08

Description:

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Kelly, Jen, Nick and Paul look ahead to the PM's meeting on Trans Mountain with B.C. and Alberta on Sunday, Jaspal Atwal's desire to testify about the India trip, and the Ontario Liberals' new ad campaign targeting Doug Ford.

POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, April 12, 2018

Apr 13, 2018 01:32:48

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B.C. Grand Chief Stewart Phillip outlines some Indigenous reaction to the Trans Mountain faceoff between premiers and the federal government. Plus: the UN's assistant Secretary General Panos Moumtzis on the Syrian chemical attack crisis, and a German MP visits Canada to ring the warning bell over rising nationalism.

Power Pod: Thursday, April 12, 2018

Apr 13, 2018 00:27:57

Description:

Stockwell, Chris, Yolande and Robin discuss Trudeau's trip tweak to meet with premiers on the pipeline, the United States' interest in possibly joining the CPTPP deal, and Senator Peter Harder's paper accusing Tory senators of partisanship in the Red Chamber.

Power Pod: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Apr 12, 2018 00:25:46

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Tiffany Gooch, Kathleen Monk, Tim Powers and Althia Raj discuss the fate of the Trans Mountain pipeline project and the Prime Minister’s upcoming international trip.

POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Apr 12, 2018 01:31:00

Description:

Natural Resource Minister Jim Carr discusses the Trans Mountain pipeline standoff. NDP Environment Critic Alexandre Boulerice and Leader of the United Conservative Party of Alberta Jason Kenney weigh in on the pipeline impasse. Former U.S. under secretary for arms control Thomas Countryman discusses how he thinks President Trump should respond to an alleged chemical attack in Syria.

POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Apr 11, 2018 01:36:09

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau convened an emergency cabinet meeting today in Ottawa to discuss how to save Trans Mountain; B.C. NDP MP Kennedy Stewart weighs in before B.C. Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver discusses the B.C. provincial government’s opposition to the pipeline. Former U.S. federal prosecutor John Flannery on the FBI raid on Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen and how he says its linked to the Russia probe. Mexican Ambassador to Canada Dionisio Perez Jacome on the prospect of a NAFTA agreement being reached in the coming weeks. Constitutional law expert Errol Mendes on what options the federal government has to clear Kinder Morgan’s obstacles and get the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion built.

Power Pod: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Apr 11, 2018 00:28:18

Description:

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Yolande James, Martin Patriquin, Rick Anderson and Francoise Boivin discuss the federal government’s emergency cabinet meeting on how to save Trans Mountain, the implications of Maxime Bernier saying fake Conservatives ensured Andrew Scheer’s leadership win, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before Congress.

POWER and POLITICS: Monday, April 9, 2018

Apr 10, 2018 01:44:29

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Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Natural Resources Min. Jim Carr on Kinder Morgan's suspension of the Trans Mountain pipeline. Plus: Saskatchewn Premier Scott Moe on the Humboldt hockey team tragedy.

Power Pod: Monday, April 9, 2018

Apr 10, 2018 00:22:54

Description:

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Brad, Dan, Rachel and Marie discuss Kinder Morgan dominating the political landscape and sexual misconduct allegations against an Ontario PC MPP.

Power Pod: Friday, April 6, 2018

Apr 7, 2018 00:24:50

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Kelly, Paul, Marie and Aaron discuss Trudeau's oil sands tour, NAFTA latest, and Doug Ford's campaign strategy.

POWER and POLITICS: Friday, April 6, 2018

Apr 7, 2018 01:32:46

Description:

China's ambassador to Canada, and Canada's former ambassador to China, both weigh in on the escalating trade war between China and the U.S. - and how Canada will be impacted. Plus: NAFTA insiders give us a peek behind closed doors as intense negotiations towards an agreement in principle continue.

Power Pod: Thursday, April 5, 2018

Apr 6, 2018 01:33:15

Description:

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Stockwell, Sally, Supriya and Chris discuss positive NAFTA rumblings, the Doug Ford campaign's decision to forgo the media bus, and Tory senators' trip to Washington.

POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, April 5, 2018

Apr 6, 2018 00:28:12

Description:

Canada's former ambassador to the U.S., Derek Burney and a panel of trade journalists weigh in on how close NAFTA negotiators are to reaching a deal. Plus: privacy watchdog Daniel Therrien on his office's investigation into Facebook, and Eric Grenier discusses a new poll that suggests Canada Day 2017 was a dud in the nation's capital.

Power Pod: Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Apr 5, 2018 00:27:28

Description:

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Brad, Lise, Tim, and Althia discuss NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg's comments on Russia and Trump, the Ontario election latest, and the new report about Canadians' perspectives on climate change.

POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Apr 5, 2018 01:33:07

Description:

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg tells Vassy about the alliance's plan to deal with what he calls a "pattern of reckless Russian behaviour." Plus: the Ecofiscal Commission finds one in three Canadians aren't convinced climate change is man-made. How should politicians adjust their policies?

POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Apr 4, 2018 01:37:25

Description:

Canada's Special Envoy to Myanmar Bob Rae releases his final report on the Rohingya crisis, and explains why he thinks we're "living in a world without adult supervision." Plus: polls analyst Eric Grenier on why Trudeau's experiencing a mid-mandate slump in the polls, and Toronto Police's LGBTQ Liaison Officer, Constable Danielle Bottineau on mending tensions between the police and the LGBTQ community.

Power Pod: Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Apr 4, 2018 00:25:34

Description:

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Marty, Yolande, Rick, and Francoise discuss Andrew Scheer's acceptance of a national security briefing on the India trip and Trudeau's midterm slump in the polls.

Power Pod: Monday, April 2, 2018

Apr 3, 2018 00:20:34

Description:

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Rachel, Susan, Brad and Jen debate the China - U.S. tariff tiff, and whether a Liberal MP breaking ranks on the summer jobs attestation will spell trouble for Trudeau.

POWER and POLITICS: Monday, April 2, 2018

Apr 3, 2018 00:45:48

Description:

Infrastructure Minister Sohi is here to explain why the federal government's infrastructure plan is behind schedule ... by about seven BILLION dollars. Plus: trade analysts break down the repercussions for Canada of the U.S.-China trade tit-for-tat, and Russia responds to Britain over the Skripal spy affair.

Power Pod: Thursday, March 29, 2018

Mar 30, 2018 00:26:12

Description:

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Stockwell, Yolande, Brad and Paul discuss what it will take to fix Canada's court system, a tale of two budgets (Ontario and Quebec), and muse about what politicos should read into Roseanne's big ratings in the U.S. and Trump's call to the star of the reboot.

POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, March 29, 2018

Mar 30, 2018 01:33:15

Description:

Justice Minister Jody Wilson Raybould discusses her sweeping new reforms that will attempt to fix Canada's court delay crisis. Plus: a CBC News investigation reveals how the Blue Jays profit from ticket scalpers. Ontario's Attorney General Yasir Naqvi shares how the province will crack down on these schemes.

POWER and POLITICS - Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Mar 29, 2018 01:32:25

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Pope Francis won't apologize for residential schools - why not? Vassy asks the Archbishop of Winnipeg, and the former premier of the N.W.T. and a residential school survivor himself weighs in. Plus: is the federal government considering a Netflix tax like Quebec just passed? Heritage Minister Melanie Joly is here.

Power Pod: Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Mar 29, 2018 00:21:48

Description:

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Amanda, Tim, Althia and Kathleen debate Bill Morneau's 'Neanderthal' comment, Ontario's budget, and Jagmeet Singh's reversal on punishing David Christopherson.

POWER and POLITICS - Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Mar 28, 2018 01:29:56

Description:

A new audit says Canada isn't on track to meeting any of its climate targets. Federal environment commissioner Julie Gelfand discusses her report's findings, and Environment Minister Catherine McKenna responds. Plus: Leader of the Opposition Andrew Scheer.

Power Pod: Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Mar 28, 2018 00:29:43

Description:

Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Rick, Supriya, Marty and Francoise discuss the Conservatives' procedural tactics to try and get a security briefing on the PM's India trip, the NDP's decision to punish an MP who voted rogue, Catherine McKenna's response to a damning new audit on climate change, the pre-election provincial budget promises.

POWER and POLITICS - Monday, March 26, 2018

Mar 27, 2018 01:33:17

Description:

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, the UK High Commissioner, and former foreign affairs minister John Baird all discuss the expulsion of Russian diplomats from Canada. Plus: as B.C. explores new ways to block the Trans Mountain pipeline, Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley are here.

Power Pod: Monday, March 26, 2018

Mar 27, 2018 00:25:20

Description:

Get your political quick fix with the Power Pod. Rachel, Robin, Jen and Susan discuss calls in QP for a briefing with the National Security Adviser on the Atwal affair, government market debt, and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley's interview on pipeline progress (or lack thereof).

Power Pod: Friday, March 23, 2018

Mar 24, 2018 00:16:43

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Kelly, Marie, Paul and Katie the NDP's punishment of a MP who voted rogue, the Alberta budget, and more.

POWER and POLITICS - Friday, March 23, 2018

Mar 24, 2018 01:33:49

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The showdown in the House is over, so what was the point? MPs debate their marathon voting session. Plus: Occupy Wall Street co-creator Micah White looks ahead to Saturday's March for Our Lives protest in Washington on gun reform, and ITK leader Natan Obed on the government's promise to eliminate tuberculosis in Inuit communities by 2030.

Power Pod: Thursday, March 22, 2018

Mar 23, 2018 00:31:17

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Robin, Stockwell, Dan and Chris look ahead to the Senate vote on the pot bill, political parties and data mining, and the Conservatives' play to get the national security adviser Daniel Jean to appear before committee.

POWER and POLITICS - Thursday, March 22, 2018

Mar 23, 2018 01:40:36

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P&P has all the coverage on the Senate showdown over pot legalization. Plus: Intellectual trade lawyer Georgina Danzig on Canada's poor counterfeit crackdown (she brings samples!), Eric Grenier looks at whether rumours of Ontario Liberal political comebacks have been greatly exaggerated, and a Michigan congressman weighs in why anti-NAFTA sentiment is so strong in America.

POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Mar 22, 2018 01:32:10

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Unifor National President Jerry Dias says the U.S. has dropped a contentious auto content demand in NAFTA negotiations. Former Canadian Ambassador to the U.S. Derek Burney weighs in on the news and how this affects optimism in NAFTA negotiations. MPs David Lametti, Peter Kent and Matthew Dube on protecting the online data and privacy of Canadians. Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos on a directive issued to Service Canada employees around the use gender-neutral terms. Privacy lawyer David Fraser weighs in on growing concerns over the protection of Canadians’ data in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica-Facebook controversy.

Power Pod: Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Mar 22, 2018 00:30:41

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Jen Gerson, Amanda Alvaro, Farouk Karim and Tim Powers discuss the U.S. dropping a contentious auto content demand in NAFTA negotiations, gender-neutral greetings at Service Canada and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne promising $2B more in funding for mental health.

POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Mar 21, 2018 01:32:37

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The Liberal government has tabled new gun control legislation, but has the government struck the right balance? Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale discusses the government’s bill. Gun control analyst A.J. Somerset, and opposition MPs Candice Bergen and Matthew Dube weigh in. Then criminal defence lawyer Solomon Friedman and the Coalition for Gun Control’s Wendy Cukier debate the Bill. The Canadian Privacy Commissioner has launched an investigation into alleged Facebook data breach involving strategic data mining company Cambridge Analytica; Acting Democratic Institutions Scott Brison says he has told Facebook “we need answers.”

Power Pod: Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Mar 21, 2018 00:25:42

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Chad Rogers, Yolande James, Martin Patriquin and Kathleen Monk discuss the Liberal government’s new gun control legislation, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s plan to extend pharmacare coverage to include seniors 65 and older, and the pot revenue numbers anticipated by the Nova Scotia government.

POWER and POLITICS - Monday, Mar. 19, 2018

Mar 20, 2018 01:34:22

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Defence Min. Harjit Sajjan explains why the government is sending Canadian peacekeepers to the most dangerous UN mission, in Mali. Plus: Opposition MPs and retired Lieutenant-General Romeo Dallaire react.

Power Pod: Monday, Mar. 19, 2018

Mar 20, 2018 00:26:26

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Marcella, Josh, Susan and Rachel discuss the new mission in Mali, pot consultation results, and Ontario election strategy.

POWER and POLITICS: Friday, March 16, 2018

Mar 17, 2018 01:34:00

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British police have launched a murder investigation into the death of a staunch Putin critic; former Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay weighs in on what the West must do to address continued provocations by Russia. NYT Washington Correspondent Kenneth Vogel on Tillerson’s firing and who might be next. Canada West Foundation Carlo Dade on the possible threat Mexico’s imminent election poses to NAFTA’s survival.

Power Pod: Friday, March 16, 2018

Mar 17, 2018 00:26:55

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Kelly Cryderman, Martin Patriquin, Mia Rabson, and Marie Vastel discuss the Ontario political scene ahead of the election in June, Jagmeet Singh’s week in the media spotlight, and Canada-U.S. steel trade.

Power Pod: Thursday, March 15, 2018

Mar 16, 2018 00:26:10

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Jen Gerson, Stockwell Day, Supriya Dwivedi and Robin MacLachlan discuss Jagmeet Singh denouncing the glorification of the Air India bombing mastermind, U.S. President Donald Trump claiming he made up trade figures in meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley threatening to halt carbon tax hikes until the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion begins.

POWER and POLITICS: Thursday, March 15, 2018

Mar 16, 2018 01:31:59

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President Trump told a fundraising crowd that he made up trade figures in a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; trade analysts John Weekes and Daniel Ikenson discuss. Plus, journalists Alex Panetta and Daniel Dale weigh in on Trump’s relationship with falsehoods. And, in an interview with CBC’s David Cochrane, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh denounces the architect of the Air India bombing; "Better late than never," says former BC Premier Ujjal Dosanjh.

Power Pod: Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Mar 15, 2018 00:30:16

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Jason Markusoff, Amanda Alvaro, Ian Capstick and Tim Powers discuss NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh’s appearance at a Sikh separatist meeting in June 2015, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s move to expel 23 Russian diplomats as fallout intensifies over the Salisbury nerve agent attack, and Doug Ford’s suggestion that legalized cannabis sales should be privatized in Ontario.

POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Mar 15, 2018 01:32:05

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The U.K. is expelling 23 Russian diplomats as fallout over a nerve agent attack on British soil intensifies; U.K. High Commissioner to Canada Susan le Jeune d'Allegeershecque discusses the move. Staunch Putin-critic Bill Browder weighs in on whether he thinks the expulsions are enough. Plus, Will Englund, an editor at the Washington Post, recounts his experience breaking the story of the existence of Novichok nerve agents in 1992. Jim McKenzie, a principal with the Office of the Auditor General of Canada, discusses the AG’s report issuing a stark warning for Nunavut over it’s preparedness for the impacts of climate change. Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi on the billion dollars in new federal infrastructure cash coming Ontario’s way.

Power Pod:Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Mar 14, 2018 00:24:40

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Chad Rogers, Martin Patriquin, Yolande James and Kathleen Monk discuss Tillerson’s dismissal as Secretary of State, Andrew Scheer’s open letter to Quebec voters, and the Belgian King and Queen’s royal tour of Canada.

POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, March 13. 2018

Mar 14, 2018 01:30:58

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Donald Trump turfed Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State by tweet this morning; Canadian Press Washington Correspondent Alex Panetta and Washington Post Global Opinions Editor Christian Caryl discuss. CIGI’s Fen Hampson and CGAI’s Colin Robertson on what Tillerson’s dismissal might mean for Canada. Plus, former foreign affairs minister Peter MacKay weighs in. Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath on the upcoming Ontario election. Joseph Galimberti, president of the Canadian Steel Producers Association, on the looming threat of U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum. Rear Admiral Jennifer Bennett, who heads the armed forces response team on sexual misconduct, discusses the critical flaws identified in how the military supports victims of harassment and abuse.

POWER and POLITICS: Monday, March 12, 2018

Mar 13, 2018 01:32:47

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After a highly controversial leadership convention, Doug Ford was elected leader of the Ontario PC; MPPs Yasir Naqvi, Toby Barrett, Peter Tabuns discuss the upcoming election. CBC Polls Analyst Eric Grenier breaks down Ford’s victory. Plus, conservative strategists Denise Siele and Kate Harrison weigh in on Ford’s leadership. Jean Simard, president of the Aluminum Association of Canada, on what Canada must do as U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum still loom large. Rideau Hall welcomed Belgian royalty with a German flag: Wim Dehandschutter, Belgian journalist with Nieuwsblad, says it’s a big mistake, but Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders downplays the fumble. MMIWG commissioners Marion Buller and Michele Audette on the hearings underway in Montreal. Finally, London Times columnist Edward Lucas on British PM Theresa May pointing the finger at Russia after a former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned with a military grade nerve agent.

Power Pod: Monday, March 12, 2018

Mar 13, 2018 00:26:21

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Marcella Munro, Dan Moulton, Rachel Curran and Josh Wingrove weigh in on what Doug Ford’s Ontario PC leadership win will mean for the upcoming election campaign, Trudeau’s three day tour of steel and aluminum industry communities, and the Liberals’ promised gun legislation.

Power Pod: Friday, March 9, 2018

Mar 10, 2018 00:26:25

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel: Jen Gerson, Jason Markusoff, Aaron Wherry and Marie Vastel on the Ontario PC leadership race, the naming of Brenda Lucki as the next RCMP commissioner, and the latest threat in the Alberta-B.C. Trans Mountain pipeline spat.

POWER and POLITICS: Friday, March 9, 2018

Mar 10, 2018 01:32:46

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Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale on the naming of Brenda Lucki as Canada’s first permanent female RCMP commissioner; a little later in the show Michael Kempa, associate professor of criminology at the University of Ottawa, weighs in. U.S. President Donald Trump has agreed to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, but the White House is putting an asterisk on the meeting; former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Christopher Hill, former U.S. Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Thomas Countryman, and former Canadian Ambassador to South Korea Marius Grinius discuss. CBC Polls Analyst Eric Grenier on who’s got the edge in the Ontario PC leadership race.

Power Pod: Thursday, March 8, 2018

Mar 9, 2018 00:22:41

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Stockwell, Lise, Robin and Althia break down what Canada's next moves should be after Trump grants an exception on steel tariffs, analyze Jaspal Atwal's press conference, and look ahead to the Ontario PC leadership vote.

POWER and POLITICS - Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018

Mar 9, 2018 01:37:34

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Brief relief as the U.S. spares Canada from its steel and aluminum tariffs, but is it a win, or does it give Trump the upper hand in NAFTA talks? Laura Dawson, James Moore and Ontario's Economic Development Min. Steven Del Duca are here. Plus: the head of the Ontario PC Leadership Election Organizing Committee on complaints that the voting system is flawed, and Eric Grenier looks at how the polls are playing out just days before the vote.

POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Mar 8, 2018 01:32:41

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Justice Parliamentary Secretary Bill Blair on the spike in gang violence in Canada; Plus a little later, Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau on the gang violence gripping Canada’s capital. Canadian Press Washington Correspondent Alexander Panetta and Inside U.S. Trade Associate Editor Jenny Leonard on whether Canada might receive an exemption from the President’s steel and aluminum tariffs; CIGI Senior Fellow Kevin Carmichael and CGAI Vice President Colin Robertson weigh in a little later in the show. CBC Polls Analyst Eric Grenier on how Trudeau’s botched India trip may have affected the Liberals in the polls. Ontario Sports Minister Daiene Vernile on the province passing Rowan’s Law, a concussion safety bill. Former Canadian Foreign Service Officer Gordon Houlden on the likelihood Chinese President Xi will rule for life as the country moves to abolish term limits.

Power Pod: Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Mar 8, 2018 00:28:09

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Jen Gerson, Amanda Alvaro, Ian Capstick and Tim Powers discuss the Liberals’ slip in the polls, a possible carve out for Canada in Trump’s upcoming steel and aluminum tariffs, and the Ontario Liberals' proposed deficit in their upcoming budget.

POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Mar 7, 2018 01:32:38

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Former U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman weighs in on Trump’s plan to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to the U.S.. Ontario P.C. Interim Leader Vic Fedeli on the state of the party as member’s vote for their next leader. Murray Brewster with details on how the plan to send Canadian peacekeepers to Colombia fizzled due to foot-dragging in Ottawa; Peggy Mason, president of the Rideau Institute and Canada's former Ambassador for Disarmament, weighs in. MMIWG Chief Commissioner Marion Buller on why the inquiry has formally requested a two year extension. Unifor National President Jerry Dias says Canada has a choice in how it responds to potential U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum: “continue to get bullied or push back.” Afghanistan's Minister of Mines and Petroleum Nargis Nehan on the state of conflict in Afghanistan.

Power Pod: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Mar 7, 2018 00:27:50

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Yolande James, Marty Patriquin, Chad Rogers and Kathleen Monk discuss the departure of Trump’s top economic adviser and what that might mean for the President’s plan to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum. The panel then takes on a twitter fight over identity politics and Conservative leader Andrew Scheer’s four day trip to the U.K. to tout free trade.

Power Pod: Monday, Feb. 5, 2018

Mar 6, 2018 00:30:06

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Susan, Rachel, Brad and Alex discuss Trump's tariff threat and Jason Kenney's stance on safe injection sites.

POWER and POLITICS - Monday, March 5, 2018

Mar 6, 2018 01:32:11

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Tariff turmoil as Trump issues an ultimatum over NAFTA and steel, aluminum tariffs. How should Canada respond? Ontario's economic development minister Steven Del Duca is here. Plus: former U.S. ambassador to Canada James Blanchard and former chief NAFTA negotiator John Weekes weigh in, and The Atlantic's Rachel Donadio updates Terry on the Italian election outcome.

POWER and POLITICS: Friday, March 2, 2018

Mar 3, 2018 01:32:09

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United Steelworkers international president Leo Gerard says he is going going to do everything he can to make sure Canada is exempt from Trump’s upcoming steel and aluminum tariffs. Canadian Press’ Alex Panetta and Scotiabank’s Brett House weighs in on the potential trade war. Art Enns, Vice President of Grain Growers of Canada, on how rail shipment delays are affecting Canadian farmers. Brookings’ Alina Polyakova weighs in on Putin’s claim that Russia now possesses “invincible” nuclear weapons that render U.S. defences useless. The Atlantic’s Rachel Donadio on what to expect in Italy’s election on Sunday.

Power Pod: Friday, March 2, 2018

Mar 3, 2018 00:30:55

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Jason Markusoff, Paul Wells, Marie Vastel and Aaron Wherry discuss what the Prime Minister can if the U.S. slaps tariffs on steel and aluminum, Martine Ouellet’s future as leader of the Bloc Quebecois, Darshan Kang’s violation of House harassment rules, and the Liberal government’s week of poor crisis management.

Power Pod: Thursday, March 1, 2018

Mar 2, 2018 00:26:38

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Robin, Stockwell, Supriya and Jen discuss Goodale's grilling over the Atwal affair, Trump's steel tariff vow, and highlights from the final Ontario PC leadership debate.

POWER and POLITICS - Thursday, March 1, 2018

Mar 2, 2018 01:33:06

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Hamilton's mayor reacts to President Trump's plan to slap tariffs on steel and aluminium imports next week. Plus: former CSIS director Ward Elcock on the role a top security official played in the Atwal affair, and Eric Grenier looks at whether the Bloc is on the brink.

Power Pod: Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018

Mar 1, 2018 00:23:28

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Lise Jolicoeur, Marty Patriquin, Tim Powers and Ian Capstick discuss the diplomatic fallout stemming from the PMO’s handling of the Atwal controversy, the government’s new commitment to national pharmacare and the state of the Bloc Quebecois party after 7 out of 10 MPs abandoned leader Martine Ouellet.

POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018

Mar 1, 2018 01:05:22

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Saskatchewan Health Minister Jim Reiter and Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitao weigh in on the federal government’s latest economic plan. Munk School of Global Affairs’ Janice Stein and Centre for International Governance Innovation’s Fen Hampson weigh in on the Atwal affair and the growing diplomatic debacle between Canada and India.

Power Pod Budget Special: Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018

Feb 28, 2018 00:26:30

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Althia Raj, Susan Smith, Tim Powers and Kathleen Monk weigh in on the Liberal government’s latest economic road map, and on the PM saying he believes a senior government source who claimed rogue political elements in India may have been behind the invite of convicted attempted murderer Jaspal Atwal.

POWER and POLITICS Budget Special: Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018

Feb 28, 2018 01:31:54

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The Liberal government unveils its latest economic plan in budget 2018; Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, Finance Minister Bill Morneau and finance MPs weigh in. Economists Janice MacKinnon and Sahir Khan evaluate the third Liberal budget. Jane Stinson and Jacqueline Neapole from the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women offer their take on what is being dubbed a ‘gender budget.’ Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde weighs in on the $4.7 billion dollars in increased spending for First Nations.

POWER and POLITICS - Monday, Feb. 26, 2018

Feb 27, 2018 01:35:44

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Min. Sohi debriefs Canadians on the Prime Minister's turbulent India trip. Plus: MPs debate building a budget from a gender-based perspective, and the latest from Queen's Park as Patrick Brown removes himself from the Ontario PC leadership race.

Power Pod - Monday, Feb. 26, 2018

Feb 27, 2018 00:27:10

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Get your political quick fix from the Power Panel. Yolande, Brad, Rachel and Josh discuss Patrick Brown's second resignation, Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins' new job as he leaves provincial government for a big federal assignment, and Bloc drama in Ottawa.

Power Pod: Friday, Feb. 23, 2018

Feb 24, 2018 00:26:06

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Jen, Kelly and Paul wrap up Trudeau's India visit and discuss Alberta's decision to make nice with B.C.

POWER and POLITICS - Friday, Feb. 23, 2018

Feb 24, 2018 01:32:36

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Former Policy Director to Minister of Foreign Affairs Shuv Majumdar assesses Trudeau's visit to India as the trip wraps up. Plus: Chief Sheila North on protecting Indigenous youth after the Tina Fontaine case, and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley on ending her B.C. wine boycott.

Power Pod: Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018

Feb 23, 2018 00:23:58

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Supriya, Stockwell, Robin and Aaron discuss whether Trudeau's India trip is salvageable at this point and the Tanya Granic Allen interview.

POWER and POLITICS - Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018

Feb 23, 2018 01:39:59

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Terry speaks with former B.C. premier and federal cabinet minister Ujjal Dosanjh on the invitation fiasco currently rocking Trudeau's India trip, and then MPs weigh in. Plus: Donald Trump's plan to arm teachers in schools with guns, and Ontario PC leadership candidate Tanya Granic Allen.

POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

Feb 22, 2018 01:33:13

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The Ontario PC Party has given Patrick Brown the green light to run in the leadership race; Ont. PC strategist Mike Van Soelen weighs in. Igor Volsky, Deputy Director at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, on the prospects for U.S. gun reform. Deputy Chief Economist of Scotiabank Brett House on the release of the new CP-TPP agreement. Janis Sarts, Director at NATO Strategic Communications, on the growth of cyber threats to democratic processes. Josh Gordon, Professor at Simon Fraser University, on the B.C. government’s new measures to tackle the province’s housing crisis. Brantford Mayor Chris Friel on the flooding that has prompted evacuations and a state of emergency in the community. Jane Stinson, research associate with the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women, on policy crafted with gender-based analysis.

Power Pod: Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

Feb 22, 2018 00:26:48

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Amanda Alvaro, Ian Capstick, Althia Raj and Tim Powers weigh in on the Ontario PC Party giving Patrick Brown the green light to run in the party’s leadership race, Caroline Mulroney’s big fundraising numbers, and President Trump’s “listening session” with school shooting survivors.

POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018

Feb 21, 2018 01:33:29

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Ontario PC candidate Karin Howard explains why she's supporting Patrick Brown as he runs for his old job as party leader. Plus: The New York Times' Washington correspondent Ken Vogel breaks down the expanding Russia probe, and lawyer Todd McCarthy explains why his client, a former jury member, is suing the Ontario and federal governments.

Power Pod: Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018

Feb 21, 2018 00:26:09

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Rick, Yolande, Marty and Kathleen discuss Ontario MPP Randy Hillier's complaint against Patrick Brown, and Trudeau's trip to India.

POWER and POLITICS: Friday, Feb. 16, 2018

Feb 17, 2018 01:34:49

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CBC’s Meghan Fitzpatrick with breaking news: Patrick Brown has registered to run in the Ontario PC leadership race. Terry calls up Ontario PC leadership candidate Christine Elliott for her reaction. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 13 Russians over meddling in the 2016 U.S. election; CBC’s Ellen Mauro brings us up to speed and former U.S. federal prosecutor weighs in. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is heading to India; MPs and analysts weigh in. Ontario PC strategists weigh in on Patrick Brown’s move to replace himself as leader of the party. Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould on what steps Canada is taking to protect itself against election meddling. NDP House Leader Ruth Ellen Brosseau on the NDP convention.

POWER and POLITICS: Friday, Feb. 16, 2018

Feb 17, 2018 00:24:10

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Kelly Cryderman, Paul Wells, Marie Vastel, and Aaron Wherry discuss Patrick Brown registering to run in the Ontario PC leadership race and the NDP policy convention.

Power Pod: Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018

Feb 16, 2018 00:28:25

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Stockwell, Supriya, Chris, Eric and Robin discuss the new date for legal pot, the first debate of the Ontario PC leadership race, and Australia's sex ban between ministers and staffers.

POWER and POLITICS - Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018

Feb 16, 2018 01:37:04

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Ontario's PC leadership candidates square off in their first debate. We've got debate highlights and political analysis. Plus: the Senate's new deal means pot legalization won't come into effect until August. The government's pot point person Bill Blair is here, and Bob Rae gives an update on the Rohingya crisis after returning from Myanmar.

Power Pod: Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018

Feb 15, 2018 00:30:15

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Jen Gerson, Bruce Spence, Amanda Alvaro, Tim Powers and Ian Capstick weigh in on the Prime Minister promising a new legal framework for Indigenous people, Senator Peter Harder's effort to force a vote on Bill C-45 by March 1, and Patrick Brown’s allegations against CTV’s reporting.

POWER and POLITICS: Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018

Feb 15, 2018 01:35:43

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Ontario PC Party leadership candidate Christine Elliott says Justin Trudeau “doesn’t call the shots in Ontario” and that her team is exploring all options to oppose the federal government’s carbon price plan. Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s promise to create a new legal framework for Indigenous people. Government Representative in the House Peter Harder discusses his willingness to use time allocation to force a vote on the legal cannabis bill.

POWER and POLITICS: Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018

Feb 14, 2018 01:33:20

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John Manley and Laura Dawson weigh in on the state of NAFTA negotiations. Bobby Cameron, Chief of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, on the latest meetings in Ottawa between government officials and Colten Boushie’s family. Calgary city councillor Druh Farrell on the city’s potential 2026 Olympics bid. MPs discuss the sobering update from Canada’s chief NAFTA negotiator. Jon Allen and Thomas Juneau on the escalation in tensions between Israel and Iran. Mohamed Fahmy on why he says Canada needs a law protecting citizens imprisoned abroad.

Power Pod: Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018

Feb 14, 2018 00:27:37

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Doug Cuthand, Rick Anderson, Daniel Moulten, and Kathleen Monk discuss Colten Boushie’s family’s meetings with the Prime Minister, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale. The Power Panel then weighs in on the Conservatives pressuring the government to resolve the pipeline spat between Alberta and B.C., and Trump’s latest remarks about NAFTA and Canada-U.S. trade.

Power Pod: Monday, Feb. 12, 2018

Feb 13, 2018 00:29:32

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Brad Lavigne, Susan Smith, Hayden King and Rachel Curran discuss what happens next in the wake of the Stanley verdict and the latest developments in the Ontario PC party leadership race.

POWER and POLITICS - Monday, Feb. 12, 2018

Feb 13, 2018 01:33:22

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Colten Boushie’s cousin Jade Tootoosis and Chris Murphy, lawyer to the Boushie family, discuss their meetings with government officials and what they hope happens next. MPs discuss the appropriateness of the government’s reaction to the acquittal of Gerald Stanley. Manitoba Liberal MP Robert-Falcon Ouellette on why he says he wasn’t surprised by the verdict. Lawyers David Butt and Jonathan Rudin weigh in on the Stanley verdict and the issue of Indigenous representation on juries. Ontario PC strategists Mike Van Soelen, Angela Wright and Kate Harrison on the state of the party leadership race.

Power Pod: Friday, Feb. 9, 2018

Feb 10, 2018 00:25:47

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Paul, Aaron, Kelly and Jason weigh in on the Doug Ford/Caroline Mulroney interviews, Jason Kenney's strategy to go "all the way" in the Alberta-B.C. feud, and Trudeau adviser Gerry Butts' latest Twitter battle.

POWER and POLITICS - Friday, Feb. 9, 2018

Feb 10, 2018 01:32:03

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Doug Ford and Caroline Mulroney discuss abandoning the party's platform on a carbon tax. Plus: Health Min. Ginette Petitpas Taylor on if a warning label on unhealthy foods will help Canadians eat better, and Alberta's United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney weighs in on his province's feud with B.C.

POWER and POLITICS - Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018

Feb 9, 2018 01:43:57

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Environment Minister Catherine McKenna explains the government's biggest environmental overhaul in a generation. Will it make Canada's climate change goals possible? Environment MPs debate. Plus: B.C.'s new Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson weighs in on the B.C.-Alberta spat over the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, and Open Russia vice-chair Vladimir Kara-Murza looks ahead to Russia's presidential election next month.

Power Pod: Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018

Feb 9, 2018 00:37:06

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Get your political quick fix with the Power Panel. Stockwell, Robin, Susan and Jen discuss the government's scrapping of the National Energy Board, Ontario PC leadership candidate Caroline Mulroney's stance against the carbon tax, and whether the price of legalized pot can compete with the black market.