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.


Spotlight on the budget: concerns about jobs, infrastructure and innovation  

On a special edition of The House, Chris Hall travels through south western Ontario to find out what Canadians want to see in the upcoming federal budget.

Midweek pod: The House road trip!  

The House is on the road this week to hear what Canadians want to see in the upcoming federal budget.

What to expect from the first Trudeau-Trump meeting  

This week on The House, the chair of the cabinet committee on Canada-U.S. relations, Marc Garneau, gives us clues about how the upcoming meeting between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump will go.

Midweek podcast: Dominic Barton's latest recommendations  

On The House midweek podcast, the head of the federal government's Advisory Council on Economic Growth, Dominic Barton, talks about his latest recommendations.

Shaping the Canadian approach to Donald Trump  

This week on The House, Canada's Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Minister Ahmed Hussen joins us to talk about dealing with Donald Trump's administration. We also hear from Randy Hoback and Helene Laverdiere, the foreign affairs critics.

Midweek podcast: Trump decision continues to create uncertainty  

On The House midweek podcast, we talk to Babak Seradjeh and Hadeel Ibrahim about how they are experiencing the aftermath of Donald Trump's executive order cracking down on immigrants and refugees.

Canada starting to feel the Trump effect  

This week on The House, Donald Trump's agenda that could have a big impact on Canada's security and intelligence community. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale joins us to discuss.

Midweek podcast: What comes after the Women's March?  

On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall talks to people who took part in Saturday's Women's March about what comes next, and how they want the Canadian government to interact with U.S. president Donald Trump.

In the land of Trump: the beginning of a new era in American politics  

This week on The House, Chris Hall is in Washington, D.C., to witness the first few hours of the Trump administration. Chris sits down with Republican Congressman Kevin Cramer, Democrat Brian Higgins and Republican Senator John Hoeven.

Midweek podcast: Waiting for President Trump  

The House is in Washington, D.C., this week. To set the stage for Friday's inauguration, Chris Hall sits down with Laura Dawson, Paul Frazer and Scotty Greenwood.

Is Canada ready for Donald Trump?  

With Donald Trump just under a week away from becoming president of the United States, we gauge Canada's preparedness with former ambassador Derek Burney, former diplomat Paul Frazer, and the United Steelworkers international president Leo Gerard.

Midweek podcast: new Trudeau cabinet ahead of Trump's inauguration  

Chris Hall talks to Roland Paris, a former foreign affairs adviser to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, about Chrystia Freeland becoming foreign affairs minister.

Kellie Leitch isn't backing down on 'Canadian values'  

Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch fleshes out her plans on how screening immigrants and visitors for 'Canadian values' would work. Plus, David Mulroney on Trump, trade and China tweets, and Garry Kasparov on Putin and hacking allegations.

2017: The dawn of Trump... and two new leaders  

This week on The House, we look ahead to some of the key political storylines that will unfold in 2017 with International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland, interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose and NDP leader Tom Mulcair.

Midweek podcast: Exporting Canada's private refugee sponsorship approach  

Jennifer Bond of Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative and Gregory Maniatis, senior advisor to the Open Society Foundations and the United Nations discuss the world's interest in Canada's approach to private refugee sponsorship.

The 2016 House political quiz!  

This week on The House, our annual holiday tradition continues with our year-end political quiz! Joel-Denis Bellavance from La Presse, Rosemary Barton from CBC and Tonda McCharles from the Toronto Star put their political knowledge to the test!

Midweek podcast: no health deal, so now what?  

On The House midweek podcast, Manitoba Finance Minister Cameron Friesen talks about the next steps in the negotiation with Ottawa over health care funding.

Liberals deliver ultimatum to provinces on health deal  

This week on The House, is the federal government close to reaching a deal over health dollars with the provinces? We'll ask federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau, Health Minister Jane Philpott and Saskatchewan Finance Minister Kevin Doherty.

Mid-week podcast: will the health ministers come to Ottawa?  

Chris Hall talks to B.C.'s health minister Terry Lake about whether it's worth his counterparts' time to come to Ottawa next week to discuss federal health funding. Then, we look into what a national price on carbon will mean for you.

The fine print of Canada's new climate change deal  

What did Justin Trudeau and the country's premiers manage to agree on when it comes to fighting climate change? We talk to federal Environment Catherine McKenna as well premiers Christy Clark, Kathleen Wynne, Brian Pallister and Stephen McNeil.

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