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.


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.

What's next for electoral reform?  

On The House mid-week podcast, Conservative Scott Reid, NDP MP Nathan Cullen and Mark Holland, the parliamentary secretary to the minister of democratic institutions, discuss the controversy surrounding "" and the future of electoral reform.

Justin Trudeau's pipeline and electoral reform challenges  

Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr, Alberta's Rachel Notley and Green Party leader Elizabeth May discuss the approval of the Trans Mountain project. Then, are the Liberals are setting the stage to break their promise to reform the electoral system?

Midweek podcast: Justin Trudeau's energy test begins  

On the midweek podcast, we look at the decision to approve Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline project with North Vancouver MP John Wilkinson and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May.

Catherine McKenna on her green blueprint and dealing with Trump  

This week on The House, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna joins us to talk about next month's first ministers meeting on climate change and how to work with incoming U.S. president Donald Trump.

Midweek podcast: procurement expert blasts Ottawa's fighter jet plan  

On the midweek podcast, Canada's fighter jets saga continues. Alan Williams, a former assistant deputy minister of materiel with the Department of National Defence, joins us to explain why the government's latest move is "absurd" and "unnecessary."

Ahead of Trump presidency, NATO braces itself for possible Russian test  

This week on The House, the election of Donald Trump continues to raise questions on a number of fronts, including security and defence. How will the arrival of the billionaire businessman in the White House affect NATO?

Mid-week podcast: Justin Trudeau goes to Cuba  

We hear from a former ambassador to Cuba about what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's trip to the communist island signals and where the relationship should go. Then, we get a U.S. perspective about the future of NAFTA from Ohio.

The aftermath of America's choice: what Donald Trump means for Canada  

We explore the consequences of Donald Trump's victory on the Canada-U.S. relationship with Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne and former Bank of Canada governor David Dodge.

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