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A politics show for people who hate politics.
 
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.
 
The Agenda with Steve Paikin is TVO's flagship current affairs program - devoted to exploring the social, political, cultural and economic issues that are changing our world, at home and abroad. The Agenda airs weeknights at 8:00 PM EST on TVO - Canada's largest educational broadcaster.
 
Every week, the Maclean’s politics team and Cormac MacSweeney sit down to hash out the week’s news in Ottawa. Expect incisive analysis and commentary, as well as interviews with the biggest newsmakers of the last seven days.
 
Welcome to Sorry Not Sorry, the Canadian politics and culture podcast where we discuss issues important to Canadians in an attempt to bridge the gap in an ever-polarizing society.
 
Power Play, a daily look at Canada’s political landscape. Hosted by CTV's Don Martin, the program is a favorite for political insiders.
 
CPAC Today in Politics starts each weekday in Canadian politics with the latest news headlines, a summary of topical opinions from columnists, editorialists and pundits and a preview of the day's events and activities. Hosted by veteran writer and broadcaster Mark Sutcliffe, CPAC Today in Politics provides you with the information you need to understand what's driving public policy and political decision-making and tells you what to watch for in the day ahead. This podcast is only available ...
 
The Boys in Short Pants is Canada's newish political podcast, taking a second look at the goings-on of Canadian politics.
 
Canadian Patriot Podcast bringing together Canadians to discuss firearms, self reliance, and liberty
 
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The Clerk of the Privy Council expresses concern about the future of our democracy. The opposition reacts to testimony about the SNC-Lavalin affair. Canada's ambassador to the U.S. expects tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum will be lifted in the next few weeks.
 
The opposition reacts after the Liberals defeat a motion for a public inquiry into the SNC-Lavalin affair. Jody Wilson-Raybould continues to seek counsel on what she can and cannot say. The Finance Minister says the government will continue to be fiscally-responsible when the pre-election budget is tabled next month.…
 
The Toronto Transit Commission carries more than 500 million riders across a vast urban area every year. Who is best positioned to run and oversee that system? The Ontario government says, it is. The province's capital city says it is. The Agenda discusses the merits of both scenarios.
 
The Northwest Territories is rich with natural resources, but much of that potential remains untapped. Premier Bob McLeod joins Steve Paikin to discuss the challenges facing the Northwest Territories, and the investments he would like Ottawa to make in Canada's North.
 
Andrew Scheer questions the timing after Liberal MPs decide that Jody Wilson-Raybould will be asked to testify. The former Justice minister prepares to attend her first caucus meeting since she left cabinet. The United We Roll protest hits Parliament Hill for a second day.
 
This week Marty, Tim and Ian talk about Gerald Butts dumping Justin Trudeau, Why it’s okay to trust in Trost, Hydro Ones CEO’s sizable salary. To round out the evening we have a chair throwing bitch from Toronto and the chaos that attempted to occur during the snow removal in Ottawa last week. Intro Hello to all you patriots out there in podcas ...…
 
This week, we talk to Liberal caucus chair Francis Scarpaleggia about what effect the SNC-Lavalin controversy involving the PMO and former attorney general is having on his party's caucus, and what the tone is like behind closed doors.
 
The 19th century belonged to Europe, and 20th century to the United States. But the 21st century belongs to Asia, says Parag Khanna, author and geopolitical strategist. He visits The Agenda to outline the argument for an Asian world order, the topic of his book, "The Future is Asian."
 
How is it that corruption charges laid against the Montreal-based engineering and construction firm SNC-Lavalin in 2015 - when the Conservatives were in power - are now engulfing the current government? The Agenda discusses the ongoing controversy.
 
The prime minister's principal secretary resigns. Where will the SNC-Lavalin controversy lead next? And NDP leader Jagmeet Singh calls for more than just an ethics investigation.
 
Canadian companies have committed all kinds of wrongdoing abroad. But this is on a different level. One Vancouver-based company has been accused by the United Nations and Human Rights Watch of using slaves to build a mine with one of the world’s most oppressive governments. Featured in this episode: Geoffrey York (The Globe and Mail) & Aaron Be ...…
 
Barry Callaghan has been an unwavering presence in the literary life of Canada, as a poet, professor, short-story master, publisher, and essayist. He talks to Steve Paikin about his new, two-volume collection that brings together the best of his fiction and non-fiction: "The Dark Laughter Stories: Collected," and "Raise You on the River: Essays ...…
 
The Agenda welcomes Anna Porter, a mainstay in Canadian publishing. She founded her own book publishing business, eventually sat on boards with the likes of Margaret Thatcher, Henry Kissinger, and Conrad Black, and became a writer herself. That incredible journey is chronicled in her new memoir: "In Other Words: How I Fell in Love with Canada, ...…
 
A federal cabinet minister says Canadians need to hear from Jody Wilson-Raybould. A pro-pipeline convoy continues its trek to Ottawa. Saskatchewan's premier calls the government's move to implement the carbon tax a "revolution" to the Constitution.
 
The week on The House, the SNC-Lavalin crisis takes centre stage. We talk with Minister Carla Qualtrough about the resignation of Jody Wilson-Raybould and the challenge ahead for the government. Kukpi7 Judy Wilson of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs discusses a letter they wrote to the Prime Minister that condemned what they called r ...…
 
Justin Trudeau made a stop in Sudbury during what has been a tumultuous week for him. Northeastern Hubs reporter Claude Sharma briefs Jeyan Jeganathan on the visit. Then, he takes a look at the legacy of Canada's first Black mayor, Dr. Saint-Firmin Monestime, who made a lasting impact on the small Ontario town of Mattawa. And, as people celebra ...…
 
Femicide in Ontario, Canada's food system, the world's shrinking population, the future of senior care, Eric Kaufmann on the white shift, and a new season on TVO's "Political Blind Date." The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
 
Stanley Grizzle was a union organizer and Black civil rights leader in Canada, but his name isn't spoken in the same breath as U.S. leaders such as Martin Luther King, or A. Philip Randolph. Author Cecil Foster hopes to change that by chronicling Grizzle's work and the fight against discrimination in his new book, "They Call Me George: The Unto ...…
 
The Agenda welcomes Eric Kaufmann, an immigration expert, politics professor at London's Birkbeck College, and author of the controversial new book, "Whiteshift," which explores how demographical change has given rise to populism. In an age marked by cultural wars and ethnic divisions, Kaufmann says, "We need to talk about white identity." He w ...…
 
Politics is a tough business. But when does partisan competition become needlessly nasty? Tonight TVO's acclaimed series, "Political Blind Date," begins another season of trying to make rival politicians see eye-to-eye. Current and former politicians join The Agenda to discuss making a connection across the aisle.…
 
Dire predictions about an impending overpopulation crisis have loomed large in the human imagination for centuries. Darrel Bricker and John Ibbitson co-authors of, "Empty Planet: The Shock of Global Population Decline," say these predictions have been greatly exaggerated. In fact, the global population is on the decline. They join The Agenda to ...…
 
People are living longer than ever before. In Canada, life expectancy now hovers around age 80 for men, and 84 for women. The Agenda discusses how well Canada is supporting people to make the most of their later years.
 
A week after news broke about the scandal that cost Justin Trudeau one of his most prominent female cabinet ministers, members of the Justice Committee convened for an emergency meeting to discuss whether to accept an opposition motion to have a number of government officials testify. What did the committee accomplish? The Chair of the Justice ...…
 
The Big Ol' Ottawa Brouhaha Rundown you've been waiting for, ft. Lavalon the Elf-King, more steak than sizzle, and censorship.
 
This week Ian, Marty, Gaivn, and Andrew talk about getting SWATted by bureaucrat gang. In the news we have gun seizures, $30 million in spending to promote LGBTQ2 lifestyles, the UN regulating the internet, veteran welfare check conducted by SWAT, tactical paramedics, Low income families don't pay taxes, and whacking Ontario's Premier. In a sur ...…
 
It used to be that Canada's food guide listed meat, poultry, and fish as the main sources of protein. That's shifted in the past few decades. And now, according to a recent report, more than 6 million Canadians limit the amount of meat they eat, and a growing number have gone off meat altogether. The Agenda welcomes Sylvain Charlebois, the lead ...…
 
From farm to table, Canada's food system is a complex network of competing priorities. It can lead to endless and sometimes baffling choices for families, policymakers and everyone in between. The Agenda discusses whether Canada needs a more comprehensive national approach.
 
While technology is supposed to make lives easier, some people are abusing it to stalk and harass unsuspecting women through smart-home systems, location trackers, and spyware. This technologically-facilitated form of harassment is referred to as smart abuse, according to tech journalist Takara Small. Toronto lawyer Kate Robertson joins her and ...…
 
A woman or girl is killed every 2.5 days in Canada, according to the recently-released "Call It Femicide" report. Sixty-five of the 148 female deaths recorded across the country last year happened in Ontario. Joining Nam Kiwanuka to explain the unique challenges faced by certain communities are: Dawn Lavell-Harvard, Farrah Khan, JoAnne Brooks, ...…
 
This week on The House, Justice Minister David Lametti joins us to discuss a new report that suggests his predecessor was pressured by the Prime Minister's Office to intervene in the criminal case against SNC-Lavalin, as well as the extradition case of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou. Also New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs discusses why he doesn't agr ...…
 
Retirement savings advice doesn't always work for everyone, especially those living on low incomes. The Agenda discusses the reality of retirement for Ontario's low-income earners.
 
The Ontario government's review of auto insurance, how the PC government communicates its message, Canada's fraying relationship with China, Canada's innovation progress, an interview with an MD/astronaut, and the rise of anti-Semitism. The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
 
Haley Lewis, the new Indigenous reporter for Ontario Hubs, talks to Jeyan Jeganathan about her background, and the kinds of stories she'll cover from across the province.
 
Making auto insurance rates cheaper for Ontarians would be a big political win for the new Progressive Conservative government. Public consultations are now underway online - and in fact close out tomorrow. The Agenda welcomes Doug Downey, the parliamentary assistant to the minister of finance, to discuss the government's plans.…
 
The Ontario government is concluding a public consultation on auto insurance. Previous provincial governments have reformed car insurance and many Ontarians remain dissatisfied with their plans. The Agenda discusses what can be done to improve options.
 
The Agenda welcomes Dave Williams, a former astronaut and ER doctor, to discuss his book, "Defying Limits: Lessons from the Edge of the Universe." Aside from bringing his medical expertise to the space program, Williams has experienced the medical system from the patient's point of view during his cancer treatment.…
 
At the end of the day, politics is really about two things: making decisions, and then communicating those decisions effectively to the public. The Ontario PC government has made plenty of decisions and at lightning speed. But how well have they communicated those decisions to gain the public's buy-in? The Agenda talks to some communications pr ...…
 
More than 500,000 Canadians live with dementia - and, according to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, that number is expected to double in the next 15 years. Now, by harnessing the power of artificial intelligence and the human voice, one Toronto-based startup is trying to change the way medical professionals screen for the disease. Field produce ...…
 
This week on The House midweek podcast, we talk to the CEO of the Canadian-American Business Council Maryscott Greenwood about Donald Trump's mention of Canada and trade in his State of the Union address - and what that means for the bi-lateral relationship. We also pay tribute to former MP Paul Dewar, who died on Wednesday.…
 
This week we have a giant panel.Tim, Richard, and Tyler attended the Durham Ontario firearms consultations in person. Marty, Gavin, Ian, and Andrew, round out the panel. The topic of the day is firearms, naturally. The panel discusses the consultation, and we cover a bunch of gun news including the Quebec registry, and the lugenpresse taking do ...…
 
Ann Hui, author of "Chop Suey Nation," speaks with Nam Kiwanuka about whether Canadian Chinese food should be viewed as "fake." And, as the Year of the Pig begins, they discuss the role of food in Chinese New Year's celebrations.
 
The Agenda takes stock of the eroding Chinese-Canadian relationship in the midst of a diplomatic crisis involving the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver, and the security concerns that continue to surround her Chinese telecommunications company.
 
Tens of thousands of dollars in suits, luggage, magazines and mustard. An epic booze heist from the legislature. An undercover legislator exposing corruption. And a wood-splitter that’s transfixed a province. Just another day in the wild world of B.C. politics. Featured in this episode: Andrew MacLeod (The Tyee) To learn more: “Speaker Report A ...…
 
Technological innovation at the outset of this millennium has been nothing short of revolutionary. And it shows no signs of slowing down. Jim Balsillie, the former co-CEO of Research In Motion, says Canada is not keeping up. Worse, that policymakers and businesses still don't seem to fully appreciate the scope of the change underway. He's now c ...…
 
It didn't take the terrible events of last year at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, where a gunman killed 11 people, to remind Deborah Lipstadt that anti-Semitism still exists. She has confronted it head-on during her distinguished career writing and studying how and why anti-Semitism endures. She joins The Agenda to discuss her new book, "Antisemiti ...…
 
How will the government's plan to fight fake news ensure the 2019 election is free from interference? The Minister of Democratic Institutions Karina Gould is here, then disinformation specialist Marcus Kolga shares his analysis of the strategy. Plus: as British Columbia shapes up to be a battleground in 2019, we look at the federal implications ...…
 
A community radio station floating in Lake Ontario has survived more than 12 years without going commercial, thanks to the generosity of a 78-year-old man on Amherst Island. CJAI is a volunteer-run, non-profit radio station that operates rent-free. But its future has suddenly become uncertain. Eastern Ontario Hubs reporter David Rockne Corrigan ...…
 
Last week's Agenda discussion about the policing powers of the Ontario SPCA got quite a reaction, especially on social media. Specifically, comments made by one of the guests about livestock sparked spirited conversation. Joining Steve Paikin for a follow-up chat are: Bonnie den Haan, dairy farmer and owner of Sheldon Creek Dairy, and Dairy Far ...…
 
The future of regional government in Ontario; changes to post-secondary school funding; revamping Ontario Place, and the promise of artificial intelligence to help with mental-health care. The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
 
Since the mid-1970s, many parts of Ontario have had two tier local governance structures: upper regional councils, more local-focused lower tiers, each with different responsibilities. The Agenda discusses the provincial government's recently launched review to see whether realignments, amalgamations, or something else might be in order.…
 
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