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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.
 
Power Play, a daily look at Canada’s political landscape. Hosted by CTV's Don Martin, the program is a favorite for political insiders. (300318)
 
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.
 
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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This week on The House, Canada's ambassador to the UN Marc-Andre Blanchard discusses Trudeau's priorities on the world stage as he heads to New York for the 73rd United Nations General Assembly. Plus: Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson on the government's opening response to the Trans Mountain ruling, and labour leader Hassan Yussuff on NAFTA.…
 
The Boys are back in town! And talk about the new sitting, Maxime Bernier, The Doug Ford Show, and more!
 
The Agenda this week examined the cancellation of four regional chair elections in Ontario; the rise of e-voting in the province; cast our minds back a quarter century to the era of Rae Days and the Social Contract; and assessed efforts to ensure food safety in the era of agricultural biotechnology. The Agenda's week in review begins with a con ...…
 
When Rob Prichard stepped down from his position as chair of the Metrolinx board of directors in July, he said new leadership at Queen's Park meant it was time for new leadership at Metrolinx as well. Over the course of almost a decade, he served as chair, CEO and president of the GTA's regional transit authority. He joins The Agenda to answer ...…
 
Municipal elections routinely result in the lower voter turnout than other levels of government. And even before the votes are cast, local races also seem to draw fewer women candidates than other levels of government. TVO's northeast Ontario Hub editor Claude Sharma examines the gender balance in northern Ontario races.…
 
Bill Blair reacts to Andrew Scheer's claim that gun bans don't work. The Liberals defend their carbon tax plan against criticism from several provinces. The Foreign Affairs Minister heads to Montreal - but says NAFTA talks will carry on.
 
25 years ago this month, Ontario was in a very precarious place. Interest rates were too high. Unemployment was too high. The provincial budget deficit was too high. The government of the day had numerous options to combat the dire economic circumstances and those options ranged from bad to awful to even worse. Bob Rae was premier and his gover ...…
 
It divided the province and the party in charge. It pitted unions against their long-time political allies, the NDP. Debt, deficits, and the battle to tame billions in government spending led to a controversial policy with a powerful legacy. The Agenda looks back a quarter century at what came to be known as Rae Days, and the social contract of ...…
 
Andrew Scheer starts to frame the next election with a campaign-style speech. As NAFTA talks continue, the Foreign Affairs Minister says Canada is good at finding compromises. And Jagmeet Singh says dealing with the Erin Weir situation has been difficult.
 
J.D.M. Stewart explores personal stories behind the highest office in Canada in his new book, "Being Prime Minister." He joins The Agenda to answer questions on some of the country's most notable PMs.
 
In all the hubbub about cutting the size of a certain city council, the fact that the provincial government also cancelled regional chair elections that were scheduled for Niagara, Muskoka, Peel and York regions has received much less attention. What does that move say about the future of regional governments in Ontario?…
 
Internet voting is reaching a tipping point in Ontario, with more municipalities turning to this electronic method of casting a vote. But the unprecedented way it's being implemented has some experts concerned. As municipal elections approach, The Agenda explores what's at stake when cities do away with traditional paper ballots and what it cou ...…
 
This week on the midweek podcast, host Chris Hall digs into the latest on NAFTA talks with Laura Dawson as prominent U.S. politicians vent about Canada's negotiating tactics. Then, University of Montreal PhD student Semra Sevi walks us through her analysis of the risks of political floor crossing - does the gamble work?…
 
As the NAFTA back and forth continues, Ontario Premier Doug Ford heads to Washington. Green Party leader Elizabeth May accuses the Liberals of playing politics with pipelines. And rock star Bryan Adams appears on Parliament Hill to talk about Canada's copyright laws.
 
The Agenda welcomes filmmaker and producer Frances-Anne Solomon to talk about Ulric Cross - one of the most decorated West Indian airmen in the Royal Air Force.
 
With the recent European Court of Justice ruling that gene-edited foods will be treated as GMOs, and with new health-focused versions of soybeans and wheat entering the food market, how should Health Canada, Canadian farmers, and Canadian consumers deal with the new food biotech landscape?
 
In a wide-ranging interview, the prime minister talks about the lessons arising from the groping allegations against him. An Ontario MP explains why she crossed the floor from the Liberals to the Conservatives. The Opposition goes after Liberals on NAFTA.
 
It is no secret that some churches in Canada, including right here in Ontario, are facing tough times keeping their doors open. As congregations shrink and the cost of repairs mount - many churches are looking to downsize and sometimes sell their buildings outright. In cities like Toronto - it's common to see churches converted into condos and ...…
 
In the unprecedented dispute over reducing the size of the city council in Ontario's capital city, the premier and his various opponents all claim that they are standing up for democracy and the democratic rights of Ontarians. Premier Doug Ford claims to be doing this ,for the people., An array of opponents claims to be standing up for the rule ...…
 
As a new session of Parliament begins, the government is focused on trade and other priorities. NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh prepares to run in a by-election in Burnaby South as the countdown continues to the next federal election. And Conservative leader Andrew Scheer contends with the new party launched by Maxime Bernier.…
 
The rogue former Conservative MP visits The House to unveil his new political party - the People's Party of Canada. Then, Chris looks ahead to the fall sitting of Parliament as MPs make their way back to Ottawa after a not-so-sleepy summer, and mayors weigh in on the controversial spat heating up between Ontario's Doug Ford and Toronto city cou ...…
 
After 24 years, CEO and Director Piers Handling will be saying farewell. He looks back on his career and how he turned a neighbourhood film festival into one of the biggest of its kind in the world.
 
The Agenda this week analyzed the Ford government's direction on the energy file; heard a stinging critique from American writer Chris Hedges on the state of his country; and debated new directions in Canadian foreign policy. The Agenda's week in review begins looking at Ontario's new approaches to poverty reduction.…
 
London, Ontario is set to make municipal election history in the province with its move to the ranked ballot. Other municipalities in the province and across the country are keeping an eye on how the switch from a first-past-the-post system unfolds, as they consider whether to follow suit. Our Southwestern Ontario Hub Editor, Mary Baxter, expla ...…
 
It is unusual to be born, raised, and educated in Toronto, Canada and yet find yourself serving as a member of the Italian Parliament in Rome, Italy. And yet, that is what Francesca La Marca does. She is one of just 12 MPs in a house of 630 who are elected abroad. La Marca represents people of Italian heritage in North and Central America.…
 
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talks about human rights in China. Touts the benefits of globalized trade and interconnected economies in Europe and to the U.S. But in an era of rising populism, is he quoting from a playbook that belongs to another era?
 
The Agenda welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges, who over the past decade and a half has made his name as a columnist, activist and author. He's been a vociferous public critic of presidents on both sides of the American political spectrum, and his latest book, 'America, the Farewell Tour,' is nothing short of a full-throated ...…
 
100 years ago Toronto experienced one its largest riots in history and one many have never heard of. As many as 50,000 people took to the streets over three days, destroying more than a dozen Greek-owned businesses. It started with a minor altercation at a Greek-owned restaurant in the Yonge and College area, but as Ontario Hub field producer J ...…
 
Filmmaker Deeyah Khan, a Norwegian-Brit of Pakistani descent, first came to the attention of TVO audiences with her 2012 award-winning film Banaz A Love Story. The internationally-renowned musician, activist and documentarian is back with 'White Right: Meeting the Enemy,' an eye-opening film which puts her at the centre of a growing hate and wh ...…
 
This week on The House midweek podcast, Carissima Mathen, professor of law and and constitutional expert at the University of Ottawa, talks about the repercussions of the decision by Ontario Premier Doug Ford to invoke the notwithstanding clause. We also ask the CBC's Hannah Thibedeau and David Cochrane for the latest details on the NDP and Lib ...…
 
The Ontario government's decisions on energy and the environment have left a few whopping legal questions. Can they win the case they promised to launch against the federal government and stop the carbon tax? What financial liability do they have after cancelling 758 renewable energy contracts? And what legal options exist for companies now hol ...…
 
A cap and trade program scrapped. 758 renewable energy contracts cancelled. A looming fight with the federal government. And a lawsuit lost to Tesla. It was a busy summer in Queen's Park. The Agenda takes stock of all that happened and analyzes the Ontario government's new approach to energy and the environment.…
 
Former Conservative senator Hugh Segal discusses his frustration with the Ontario PC government's decision to scrap the basic income pilot program that he authored.
 
The Ford government's cancellation of the Basic Income Pilot raised many eyebrows and more than a few hackles this summer. It was also not the only move the government has made on programs intended to help low-income Ontarians. The Agenda assesses the state of poverty reduction in the province.
 
The cancellation of the basic income pilot by the new PC government has generated plenty of debate. For some, however, it's more personal than that. Dana Bowman is part of the program, and now she's part of a class action lawsuit to keep the government from ending the pilot two years early.
 
This week on The House, we ask Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi for details on the Liberals' plan to move forward with the Trans Mountain pipeline, and talk to NDP and Conservative MPs about the project. Chris Hall asks a media ethics expert about the implications of the scathing editorial about Donald Trump published by the New York Ti ...…
 
It's been a busy summer for our Ontario Hubs editors. Our northeast Ontario Hub editor Claude Sharma gets us caught up on what he learned in the last few months about reconnecting with First Nations culture.
 
It's been a wild few months as Mexico and the U.S. hammered out their version of an agreement. Now, it's Canada's turn in the pressure cooker that is renegotiating a multi-billion dollar trade deal. The Agenda discusses the ups, downs and sometimes sideways of the NAFTA talks.
 
The Agenda this week went back to school on the Ford government's curriculum changes; examined the testy relations between Queen's Park and the province's capital city. Our week in review begins with a look at where the power resides in Ontario's new government.
 
Dominic LeBlanc, Intergovernmental Affairs Minister; Sarah Goldfeder, Earnscliffe Strategy Group and Meredith Lilly, Carleton University; Mary Anne Carter, Earnscliffe Strategy Group, Gerry Nicholls, Political Commentator and Sally Housser, Navigator Ltd.; Evan Solomon, Host of CTV’s Question Period, John Ivison, National Post and Lloyd Roberts ...…
 
Sex education curriculum changes, cutting the number of Toronto city councillors, pulling out of cap-and-trade. Andrea Horwath, leader of the official opposition and leader of the NDP, reacts to some of the early decisions made by the Ford government.
 
When Ontario premier Doug Ford announced he was cutting the number of Toronto city councillors in half, the reaction was so passionate that some even called for Ontario's largest city to secede. The Agenda looks into whether it's possible for two of Canada's most important governments to repair their relationship?…
 
The family dinner table is not just where families eat; it's where a meal shared also provides kinship, culture, and even lessons in economics. For a self-professed foodie, in a globalizing world, that's the recipe for a great read. Jan Wong, an award-winning journalist and author discusses her new book, "Apron Strings: Navigating Food and Fami ...…
 
Kevin Gallagher, CTV News; Pat Atkinson, Fmr. Saskatchewan cabinet minister; Rick Klein, ABC News Political Director; Gary Doer, Fmr. Ambassador to the U.S.; Rachel Notley, Alberta Premier; Joyce Napier, CTV News and Stephen Maher, Maclean’s; Don Martin’s Last Word.
 
This week many regular panelists return to make podcasting great again. The panel covers; NAFTA negotiations, Veterans Affairs Canada paying for murders, illicit firearms sales, free speech on campus, and more. Intro Hello to all you patriots out there in podcast land and welcome to Episode 149 of Canadian Patriot Podcast, the number one LIVE p ...…
 
This week Tim flys solo as no other panelist could make it. Tim covers the more interesting and pertinent stories from the proper perspective. Intro Hello to all you patriots out there in podcast land and welcome to Episode 148 of Canadian Patriot Podcast, the number one LIVE podcast in Canada. Recorded Monday August 27 2018. Liberal Tim - Stan ...…
 
While teachers were prepping for a new school year over the summer, Ontario's new government was also introducing some changes for the province's classrooms, scrapping the 2015 sex ed curriculum, pausing an update of Indigenous curriculum, and putting a renewed focus on improving math scores.
 
School just started and yet, the union representing Ontario's elementary teachers is already suing the new government. From curriculum changes to a so-called snitch line, it's shaping up to be an interesting first term for the province's new Ford ministry.
 
Jason Kenney, Alberta Official Opposition Leader; Richard Madan, CTV News; Rona Ambrose, Fmr. Interim Conservative Leader; Susan Smith, Blue Sky Strategies, Jason Lietaer, Enterprise Canada and Brittany Andrew-Amofah, Broadbent Institute; Tom Ridge, Fmr. U.S. Homeland Security Secretary; Joël-Denis Bellavance, La Presse and Susan Delacourt, Tor ...…
 
This week on The House midweek podcast, Celeste Drake of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations talks about the push to keep Canada at the NAFTA negotiating table. We also ask the CBC's Katie Simpson for the latest details from talks in Washington.
 
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