The House from CBC Radio

The House from CBC Radio


CBC Radio's The House takes you behind the scenes in the world of Canadian politics. Parliament may take a summer recess but the business of national politics never stops; nor does The House.


A new front in the federal-provincial health funding battle  

This week on The House, will Ottawa and the provinces manage to bridge their differences over the future of health care in Canada? Federal health minister Jane Philpott, Quebec's Gaétan Barrette and former Saskatchewan premier Roy Romanow join us.

A year after the Liberals' election victory  

On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall sits down with CBC parliamentary reporters Catherine Cullen, Susan Lunn and Tom Parry to look back on the 2015 election, what's happened since, and the challenges ahead for the Liberal government.

The Florida contest: Donald Trump's final hope  

This week on The House, we travel to Florida to put the U.S. presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump under the microscope.

Midweek podcast: Dominic Barton on Canada's growth  

On The House midweek podcast, senior producer Nick Gamache talks to the chair of Canada's Advisory Council on Economic Growth, Dominic Barton, about his prescription for the economy.

National price on carbon is coming  

This week on The House, we examine the federal government's decision to impose a national price on carbon starting in 2018. Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna explains Ottawa's decision and its timing.

Mid-week podcast: inside baseball  

On The House midweek podcast, we bring together baseball fans from three different parties to talk about why politicos love the game so much. We also discuss whether Justin Trudeau's surprise carbon pricing announcement was a homerun or a foul ball.

Pacific NorthWest LNG approved, now what?  

The approval of the Pacific NorthWest LNG project is raising questions about how Ottawa plans to deal with GHG emissions and First Nations in the future. B.C. premier Christy Clark, Green Party leader Elizabeth May and the AFN's Perry Bellegarde join us.

Mid-week podcast: Is it time to 'press the reset button' on health care?  

On The House mid-week podcast, the new president of the Canadian Medical Association, Dr. Granger Avery, explains why the negotiations to reach a new health accord present a unique opportunity to "revise" the Canadian health care system.

Ottawa's big test: energy politics  

The new era of federal-provincial relations is about to be tested on two crucial fronts: climate change and health care. We talk to Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr, Alberta's Rachel Notley, Ontario's Kathleen Wynne and Nova Scotia's Stephen McNeil.

Mid-week podcast: A tale of two goodbyes  

On The House mid-week podcast, outgoing Conservative MP Jason Kenney and former head of Statistics Canada Wayne Smith have both stepped down from their gigs in Ottawa, but under completely different circumstances.

Parliament set to resume with leadership races in the background  

Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose discusses the balancing act of readying for Parliament's return while her party's leadership race starts to heat up. Then, Minister John McCallum talks refugee commitments and immigration.

Mid-week podcast: leadership politics  

We take the pulse of the Conservative and NDP caucus meetings as both parties get ready for Parliament's return... and deal with two very different leadership races. Then, we talk about trust and politics.

Tom Mulcair to keep 'steady hand on the tiller' until next NDP leader is chosen  

This week on The House, Tom Mulcair wants to put an end to the rumours: he plans to stay on as leader of the NDP until his permanent replacement is chosen.

The impact of the Kellie Leitch 'anti-Canadian values' story on the Conservative race  

On The House mid-week podcast, Tim Powers and Jason MacDonald discuss how the Kellie Leitch "anti-Canadian values'" test story has been unfolding and its potential impact on the Conservative leadership race.

Canada prepared to 'push back' against anti-trade sentiment  

This week on The House, Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland pushes back against what she calls an 'anti-trade wave' in the U.S. and Europe. Plus: Conservative leadership hopeful Michael Chong shares his vision for the party.

Trump's Mexico visit: policy shift, or publicity stunt?  

Mexican journalist Pascal Beltran del Rio, the editorial director at the newspaper Excelsior, talks Trump's surprise trip to Mexico. Plus: former ambassador to China David Mulroney weighs in on Trudeau's visit to China so far.

Mitigating the consequences of conflict  

What role will Canada play in its new, revamped commitment to UN peacekeeping missions? Canada's ambassador to the UN, Marc-Andre Blanchard, is here. Plus: Unifor national president Jerry Dias on the Liberals' labour outreach.

Hillary Clinton: friend or foe to Canada?  

Chris catches up with NPR's Tamara Keith on the Hillary Clinton campaign trail. What might a possible Clinton presidency mean for Canada? The co-host of NPR's Politics podcast fills us in on the latest controversies to hit the Clinton campaign this week.

A 'new normal' in Canada-China relations  

We look ahead to Justin Trudeau's upcoming trip to China, with Canada's former ambassador to China David Mulroney. Plus: B.C. Premier Christy Clark on her province's new climate plan and a crisis commumication expert on Minister Philpott's pricy limo tab.

Midweek pod: is Canada meeting its Rio goals?  

On the midweek pod, Chris talks to Anne Merklinger of Own the Podium about Canada's Rio goals. Plus, terrorism expert Michael Zekulin explains what is meant by "counter-radicalization", and we remember longtime MP Mauril Belanger.

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