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The National's Rosemary Barton tackles the week's big political stories with Canada's leading political journalists, including Chantal Hébert and Andrew Coyne. A podcast that helps you understand the why behind the moves and decisions of your elected officials.
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Is the government doing enough to fix the housing crisis?

With Canadians struggling with the cost of housing, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced new funding to build homes and a plan to remove GST on new construction of rental apartments, something the Opposition says is overdue. But are these moves enough to help Canadians? Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.
1/1/122 minutes, 10 seconds
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What’s next for Canada-India relations?

Allegations over the killing of a pro-Khalistan Canadian activist have heightened tensions between Canada and India, so where does the relationship go from here? Plus, was the Ontario government’s reversal on the Greenbelt land swap too late? Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj
1/1/123 minutes, 36 seconds
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Is the Speaker’s resignation enough?

Speaker of the House Anthony Rota resigns after he invited a man who fought with a Nazi unit to the House of Commons, but is it enough or does the prime minister need to make an apology, too? Rosemary Barton hosts Aaron Wherry, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj
1/1/110 minutes, 11 seconds
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Is Trudeau’s apology enough to fix the Nazi controversy damage?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized on behalf of Canada for the House Speaker’s decision to invite a Ukrainian man who fought for Nazi Germany to Parliament. Is it enough to fix the political damage, and how has it impacted Canada’s international reputation?  Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj
1/1/124 minutes, 35 seconds
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School pronouns and the ‘parental rights’ fight

Some conservative politicians have taken the division over pronouns in schools to the campaign trail calling it ‘parental rights,’ but what’s the fight really about? Plus, will government action make food more affordable for Canadians? Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.
1/1/122 minutes, 45 seconds
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Trudeau and Poilievre’s united front on Israel

With the escalating war between Israel and Hamas, how important is it for Justin Trudeau and Pierre Poilievre to maintain a united front? What’s the state of the NDP and its deal with the Liberals? Plus, what an RCMP investigation into the plan to develop Ontario’s Greenbelt could mean for Doug Ford and his government. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Althia Raj and Jason Markusoff.
1/1/123 minutes, 2 seconds
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Alberta’s threat to pull out of the Canada Pension Plan

Prime Minister Trudeau sends an open letter to Alberta Premier Danielle Smith warning of the consequences of pulling out of the Canada Pension Plan. The NDP drops a pharmacare ultimatum on the Liberals. Plus, Quebec’s plan to hike tuition fees for out-of-province students. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.
1/1/123 minutes, 55 seconds
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Did Trudeau cave to carbon tax pressure?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a three-year pause on the carbon tax on home heating oil, a move aimed at people in Atlantic Canada — but is it really a victory for the opposition? Plus, why is Pierre Poilievre still talking about vaccine mandates? And can Ottawa halt Alberta’s plans for its own pension plan? Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.
1/1/123 minutes, 43 seconds
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Was Trudeau’s carbon tax pause on heating oil a mistake?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is fighting the provinces and the Opposition about the carbon tax after a pause on home heating oil, so was the move a mistake? Plus, with criticism of his leadership getting louder, is it time for Trudeau to go? And a look at Canada’s latest immigration targets. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne, Althia Raj and Kelly Cryderman
1/1/122 minutes, 53 seconds
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Is climate change taking a back seat to affordability?

The Conservatives and NDP are pushing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for more breaks from the carbon tax, but an environment commissioner’s report questions if enough is being done to reach Canada’s climate goals. Plus, will an anti-replacement bill help labour negotiations during strikes? And what to expect from the economic update. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.
1/1/123 minutes, 26 seconds
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Trudeau’s call for ‘maximum restraint’ from Israel

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been called out by members of the Israeli government for saying Israel needs to exercise 'maximum restraint’ in Gaza. Plus, with the Liberals falling in the polls, how should they respond? And is universal pharmacare in jeopardy? Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.
1/1/124 minutes, 12 seconds
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Canada's gloomy fall economic statement

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland tabled a trimmed-down economic update aimed at avoiding a recession -- but it predicts this country's economic growth will slow to a crawl. Is it enough to help struggling Canadians? Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.
1/1/19 minutes, 17 seconds
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Conservatives vote against Ukraine free-trade deal

Federal Conservatives voted against a free-trade deal with Ukraine this week because it mentions carbon pricing, a requirement for joining the EU. What does the stance say about the party’s support for Ukraine? Plus, what does a confirmed report the U.S. stopped an assassination attempt by the Indian government mean for tensions between Canada and India? And, how is the premier handling Quebec’s public worker strike? Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.
1/1/124 minutes, 39 seconds
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Google and the government’s $100M news deal

The federal government and Google reached a deal for the tech giant to pay $100 million each year to Canadian news outlets, so how significant is the deal and will Meta follow suit? Plus, what message is Alberta sending by using the Sovereignty Act over federal energy regulations? And the fallout after an MP asked a cabinet minister not to speak French. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne, Althia Raj and Kelly Cryderman
1/1/124 minutes, 21 seconds
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Will provinces support Canada’s emissions cap?

At Issue this week: The federal government unveiled its framework to cap oil and gas emissions without lowering production, but will the provinces buy in? Plus, Speaker Greg Fergus says he won’t resign despite concerns of partisanship. And Pierre Poilievre’s plan to delay Parliament over the carbon tax. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.
1/1/123 minutes, 12 seconds
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Tensions over Canada’s Gaza ceasefire shift

At Issue this week: Tensions emerge in the Liberal caucus over the government's decision to vote in favour of a UN resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. Plus, a look at the state of parliament as MPs prepare to head back to their ridings for the holidays. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.
1/1/123 minutes, 8 seconds
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The political highs and lows of 2023

The At Issue panel breaks down the biggest political stories of the year, from affordability to allegations of foreign interference — all while wars fuelled global instability and division. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.
1/1/123 minutes, 29 seconds
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Who’s Canada’s most honest politician? (+ more of your questions)

The At Issue panel answers questions from across the country about the state of Canadian politics as we wrap up 2023. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.
1/1/127 minutes, 1 second
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Ed Broadbent’s legacy

At Issue this week: The legacy of former NDP leader Ed Broadbent, who died at 87. New documents show the federal government was warned two years ago that high immigration levels could affect housing costs. Plus, Saskatchewan’s carbon tax showdown. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.
1/1/123 minutes, 57 seconds
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What should Canada do about the influx of asylum seekers?

At Issue this week: Quebec’s premier asks Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to slow the influx of asylum seekers, saying his province is at a “breaking point.” Extreme cold strains Alberta’s power grid, and the province blames Ottawa’s focus on green energy. Plus, Rachel Notley steps down as leader of the Alberta NDP. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne, Althia Raj and Jason Markusoff.
1/1/125 minutes, 42 seconds
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Testing the limitations of the Emergencies Act

At Issue this week: A federal judge ruled the government’s use of the Emergencies Act was unreasonable and infringed on Charter Rights, so what are the consequences for the Liberals? Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will have to rally his caucus after an MP called for a leadership review, then walked it back. Plus, adapting Canada-U.S. relations ahead of the presidential election. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.
1/1/122 minutes, 27 seconds
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At Issue | Alberta’s gender-identity policies

At Issue this week: Alberta introduces new policies restricting access to gender-affirming care for minors and requiring parental consent for pronoun and name changes at school. The Liberals consider a carbon-tax rebrand. Plus, the Conservative party’s record-setting year of fundraising. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.
1/1/123 minutes, 21 seconds
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Poilievre weighs in on puberty blockers

At Issue this week: The debate over Alberta’s gender policies lands on Parliament Hill, with Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre saying he doesn’t support trans kids taking puberty blockers. NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh threatens to pull out of a deal with the Liberals over pharmacare. Plus, Bell Media blames its recent layoffs on the government. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.
1/1/123 minutes, 33 seconds
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AG report blasts ArriveCan app failures

At Issue this week: Canada’s auditor general finds “glaring disregard” for the rules in how the Liberal government commissioned the ArriveCan app during the pandemic. Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault says the government will build roads. And a Liberal MP rips his government’s approach to the conflict in the Gaza Strip in a private call. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.
1/1/123 minutes, 58 seconds
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Personal attacks over online harms bill

At Issue this week: The federal Liberals are set to announce a bill to make the internet safer for kids, something the Opposition says limits free speech. Quebec asks for $1 billion to handle the growing costs of asylum seekers. Plus, the head of the firm at the centre of the ArriveCan affair summoned to Parliament. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.
1/1/123 minutes, 45 seconds
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Brian Mulroney’s legacy

At Issue this week: Remembering Brian Mulroney, who served as prime minister during a tumultuous era but left office deeply unpopular after his death at 84. Rosemary Barton hosts Andrew Coyne, Tonda MacCharles and Rob Russo.
1/1/110 minutes, 22 seconds
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Saskatchewan refuses to pay the carbon tax

At Issue this week: Saskatchewan is holding back its share of the carbon tax, so how will the federal government ensure other provinces pay up? The Conservatives want more transparency surrounding the Winnipeg lab leaks that got two Chinese scientists fired. Plus, does the pharmacare legislation live up to the promises? Rosemary Barton hosts Andrew Coyne, Althia Raj and Kelly Cryderman.
1/1/123 minutes, 36 seconds
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Premiers push Trudeau to pause carbon tax hike

At Issue this week: Multiple premiers are calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to pause a carbon tax increase planned for April 1. ArriveCan contractors answer questions from MPs about their contract and the app’s cost. Plus, is Canada considering a TikTok ban? Ian Hanomansing hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.
1/1/121 minutes, 28 seconds
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Poilievre’s efforts to axe the carbon tax

At Issue this week: The Conservatives table a no-confidence vote over the carbon tax. The NDP’s controversial motion on the Middle East. Plus, is it too late for the Liberal government to fix its procurement problems? Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.
1/1/123 minutes, 57 seconds
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Trudeau’s pre-budget charm offensive

At Issue this week: The Liberal government goes on a pre-budget charm offensive with a new tone and messaging about ‘fairness.’ Several premiers appear before committees to criticize the upcoming carbon tax hike. Plus, testimony begins in Canada’s foreign interference inquiry. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Aaron Wherry.
1/1/122 minutes, 41 seconds
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Big money housing promises, with strings attached

At Issue this week: Several premiers said the federal government is overreaching by offering to work directly with municipalities on housing. Former Conservative leader Erin O’Toole says foreign interference was a factor in the party’s 2021 election loss. Plus, three NDP MPs announce plans to leave politics. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.
1/1/122 minutes, 40 seconds
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Trudeau’s testimony on foreign interference

At Issue this week: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the foreign interference inquiry that he didn’t see all the available intelligence briefings — should Canadians be concerned? Will the government’s budget announcements be enough to sway young voters. Plus, Alberta moves to block municipalities from making deals with Ottawa. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Althia Raj and Kelly Cryderman
1/1/126 minutes, 47 seconds
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Should the Liberals be worried about Poilievre’s momentum?

The end of summer brought with it a new political narrative, with increasing pressure on the Liberal government to help Canadians through an affordability crisis — something the Conservatives have been successfully leveraging. How concerned should the Liberals be about this shifting momentum? Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.
23 minutes, 9 seconds
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Will a cabinet shuffle solve the Liberal’s problems?

The House of Commons has adjourned for the summer, but there are rumblings of a cabinet shuffle in the coming weeks. Would a change help the Liberals? Plus, the big takeaways from this week’s federal byelections. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.
22 minutes, 46 seconds
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Who is to blame for Paul Bernardo's transfer?

The opposition is calling for Marco Mendicino's job, after his office failed to inform him of serial killer Paul Bernardo's transfer to a medium-security prison. Will heads roll because of this communication breakdown? Plus, The RCMP are starting their own investigation into foreign interference, does that add to the calls for a public inquiry? Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.
23 minutes, 29 seconds
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Is Poilievre’s Liberal budget pushback a strategic pivot?

Does Pierre Poilievre’s pushback on the Liberal budget signal a shift in priorities for the Conservatives? Plus, what more we learned this week about David Johnston’s decision not to call a public inquiry. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.
22 minutes, 59 seconds
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Should David Johnston step down as special rapporteur?

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh has passed a motion calling for David Johnston to leave his role probing foreign interference allegations, but Johnston says he’s not done. PLUS, what does the boost in RCMP protection for senior government ministers and public servants say about our political climate? Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.
23 minutes, 3 seconds
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Should Ottawa be worried about Danielle Smith’s win in Alberta?

In her victory speech, newly re-elected Premier Danielle Smith vowed to stand up against federal policies that she says undermined Alberta, including ambitious green energy plans. Should the Trudeau government be worried? Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Althia Raj Andrew Coyne and Jason Markusoff.
10 minutes, 8 seconds
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Could opposition pressure tactics force an interference inquiry?

Will the opposition parties pull their support for the Liberals over their refusal to hold a public inquiry on foreign interference? Plus, Albertans head to the polls on May 29. How will it shape the future of the province and its relationship with Ottawa? Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Althia Raj Andrew Coyne and Kelly Cryderman.
23 minutes, 1 second
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Do Canada's bail reforms go far enough?

The Liberals have tabled new legislation to tighten up the bail system and targeting repeat violent offenders, but will these new measures lead to a safer Canada? PLUS, Quebec politicians are taking a firm stance against a federal promise to increase immigration saying it could harm the province. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Althia Raj and Andrew Coyne.
25 minutes, 24 seconds
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Was expelling China’s diplomat the right move?

Canada expelled a Chinese diplomat accused of foreign interference, and China quickly retaliated. What does the move say about the government’s approach to foreign policy? Plus, Alberta calls on the military to help fight wildfires. Is it time to postpone the provincial election? Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Althia Raj, Andrew Coyne and Jason Markusoff.
23 minutes, 42 seconds
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Should Canada expel diplomats accused of interference?

Reports Conservative MP Michael Chong and his family overseas were targeted by China have raised questions about why the diplomat accused of interference wasn’t kicked out of Canada. Plus, how are the Liberals planning to re-energize the party. Chantal Hébert, Althia Raj and Kelly Cryderman weigh in on that and more.
23 minutes, 33 seconds
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Trudeau’s pitch for green tech investments

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pitches Canada as a partner for the green technology industry and a reliable source of critical minerals like lithium. Plus, Trudeau has said we will never hit our NATO spending targets, what does that mean for Canada's international reputation? Plus, Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj weigh in on the PSAC strike and if the PM needs to get involved
22 minutes, 32 seconds
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Could the federal public service strike have been avoided?

More than 155,000 federal public service workers go on strike. How has the government responded to the biggest job action in decades, and could it have been avoided? Plus, Pierre Poilievre renews his attacks on the CBC with help from Twitter CEO Elon Musk. Chantal Hebert, Althia Raj and Paul Wells reflect on his battle with the public broadcaster.
24 minutes, 51 seconds
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Is Justin Trudeau still the best option to lead the Liberal party?

With more resignations from the Trudeau Foundation how damaging is this story for the Liberals? Plus with the 10 year anniversary of Trudeau winning the Liberal party leadership, Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj look back on his decade of leadership.
23 minutes, 19 seconds
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Trudeau and Xi Jinping's encounter at the G20

DESCRIPTION: The At Issue panel discusses the clip of Trudeau and Xi Jinping meeting at the G20 in Bali. Also, the panel reacts to RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki's calls for oversight between police and politicians. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne, and Althia Raj.
17 minutes, 26 seconds
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Does Canadian politics have a polarization issue?

The At Issue panel discusses Erin O'Toole's warnings about polarization in politics and the Liberal government's plan to transition oil and gas workers to green energy jobs. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne, Kelly Cryderman and Althia Raj.
23 minutes, 44 seconds
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Canada's premiers respond to health-care transfer

After receiving the details about the Liberal's health-care plan earlier this week, Canada's premiers weigh in on the proposed transfer. Plus what does Biden's Buy American push mean for Canada? Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Althia Raj and Paul Wells.
22 minutes, 47 seconds
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Unpacking a key week for the Emergencies Act inquiry

The At Issue panel discusses what has been revealed at the Emergencies Act inquiry during a key week of testimony from cabinet ministers, and what to expect when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau testifies on Friday. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne, and Althia Raj.
19 minutes, 19 seconds
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Inquiry says feds met legal threshold to invoke Emergencies Act

The inquiry into the federal government's use of the Emergencies act says they met the legal threshold to do so, what political lessons are there to be learned Plus, we dig deeper into the CSIS document leak about China's strategy to meddle in the 2021 election. Rosemary Barton hosts Gary Mason, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.
15 minutes, 33 seconds
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Danielle Smith and the Alberta Sovereignty Act

The At Issue panel discusses the Alberta Sovereignty within a United Canada Act and whether they expect it to pass the legislature. Plus what does this new act mean for the relationship between Ottawa and the provinces?Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne, Elamin Abdelmahmoud and Althia Raj.
16 minutes, 58 seconds
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Trudeau’s choice to lead election interference probe

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tapped Governor General David Johnston as special rapporteur to examine allegations of foreign election interference. Is he the right choice? Plus, Pierre Poilievre’s plans to sue Big Pharma to fund addiction treatment. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.
22 minutes, 16 seconds
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Does the 2023 Federal Budget show fiscal restraint?

The 2023 federal budget is out, but does it show the fiscal restraint the Liberals say it does? And how does it help Canadians deal with inflation and affordability? Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj for special budget day At Issue.
10 minutes, 57 seconds
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Trudeau’s response to election interference claims

Assessing whether Justin Trudeau’s call for a special rapporteur in response to reports of foreign meddling in Canada’s elections was the right move. Plus, Pierre Poilevre's defence of Conservative MPs who dined with a far-right German politician. Ian Hanomansing hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.
23 minutes, 40 seconds
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Trudeau’s 10-year healthcare funding pitch

In a special edition of At Issue, the panel discusses whether the Liberals’ 10-year healthcare funding proposal will be enough to fix the healthcare crisis — if Canada’s premiers accept it. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Kelly Cryderman.
12 minutes, 14 seconds
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Political fallout from Han Dong’s resignation

What's to be made of Han Dong's resignation from the Liberal caucus, and how does this affect calls for a public inquiry into foreign meddling in Canada’s elections? Plus, Joe Biden’s visit to Canada and the potential for progress on some key issues. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne, Althia Raj and Alex Panetta.
22 minutes, 27 seconds
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Liberals' spending on outside contracts

The Liberals were under fire this week over their spending on consulting contracts to McKinsey, but is the opposition bench focusing on the wrong questions? Plus, the tension between anti-Islamophobia rep Amira Elghawaby and Quebec politicians. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.
22 minutes, 25 seconds
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Provinces call for more healthcare funding

The At Issue panel discusses provinces calling for more federal funding for healthcare in a controversial new ad campaign. The panel also discuss what else the federal government could be doing to combat rising interest rates. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne, Althia Raj and Elamin Abdelmahmoud.
17 minutes, 57 seconds
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Your 2022 political questions

The At Issue panel answers listener questions about some of the big political events from the year and what they’re watching for in 2023. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne, Althia Raj and Elamin Abdelmahmoud.
24 minutes, 48 seconds
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Do we need a public inquiry into election interference?

Reports of foreign interference in Canadian elections have made headlines this week. There’s a growing push for a public inquiry, but is one needed and what could the public learn from it? Rosemary Barton hosts Andrew Coyne, Althia Raj and Emilie Nicolas.
22 minutes, 31 seconds
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Chrystia Freeland's dire economic warning for Canadians

The At Issue panel discusses Deputy Prime Minister's dire warning for Canadians about the country's economic outlook, and if there are lessons to be learned from the resignation of U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss. The panel also discussed the mounting calls for Ontario Premier Doug Ford to testify in the inquiry looking at Ottawa's use of the Emergencies Act. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Paul Wells, Althia Raj and Elamin Abdelmahmoud.
18 minutes, 36 seconds
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What does western sovereignty mean for the federal government?

The At Issue panel discusses what recent comments from western premieres about pushing back against federal rulings means for the federal government, and are we headed to a federalism crisis? The panel also discusses the inquiry into the Emergencies Act and what each party stands to gain or lose from the inquiry. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne, Althia Raj and Elamin Abdelmahmoud.
17 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ontario expands surgeries to for-profit clinics

Ontario announces more surgeries will be performed at for-profit clinics, but what does this mean for negotiations about the healthcare transfer? Plus what does Pierre Poilievre's tour of Quebec say about his support in the region? Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne, Emilie Nicolas and Althia Raj.
24 minutes, 50 seconds
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What’s to be done about Roxham Road?

The federal government is facing calls to close the Roxham Road irregular border crossing to asylum seekers, but what options does it have? Plus, should the Liberals share more information about possible Chinese interference in our elections? Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.
24 minutes, 2 seconds
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COVID Spending and the Mississauga Byelection

The At Issue panel discusses the Auditor General's report on COVID spending. Plus what does the Mississauga-Lakeshore byelection mean for the federal parties? Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne, Elamin Abdelmahmoud and Althia Raj.
24 minutes, 29 seconds
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Canada’s relationship with the U.S. and Mexico

The At Issue panel discusses Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meeting with his U.S. and Mexican counterparts as all three countries try to strengthen ties in the face of global uncertainty. Plus, former Finance Minister Bill Morneau delivers some blunt criticism of his former boss in his new memoir. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne, Aaron Wherry and Althia Raj.
26 minutes, 12 seconds
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RCMP commissioner Brenda Lucki announces retirement

RCMP commissioner Brenda Lucki is stepping down from her position at the RCMP, submitting her resignation as she faces criticism for her handling of the Ottawa convoy protests. Plus, what's to be made of another Liberal ethics violation? Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.
24 minutes, 33 seconds
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Canada's health-care spending battle

The At Issue panel discusses the NDP’s threats to pull support for the Liberals over the lack of action on healthcare. Plus what does the Mississauga-Lakeshore byelection results mean for the Conservatives new media strategy? Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne, Elamin Abdelmahmoud and Althia Raj.
22 minutes, 39 seconds
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Canada's Indo-Pacific Strategy , Doug Ford backs down from notwithstanding clause

The At Issue panel discusses the federal government's new strategy for the Indo-Pacific region. Plus, Doug Ford backs down from using notwithstanding clauses again after massive pushback. Is this the last we'll see of the notwithstanding clause in Ontario? Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne, Elamin Abdelmahmoud and Althia Raj.
18 minutes, 23 seconds
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What does improving relations between Quebec and the PM mean for the Liberals?

After record investments in the province the At Issue panel looks at the improving relationship between Quebec Premier Francois Legault and Justin Trudeau and what it could mean for the next election. Plus, are polls lowering voter turnout? Chantal Hebert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj break down a new report from Ontario's election officer on the value of polls.
22 minutes, 35 seconds
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Wrapping up 2022 in politics and what to expect in 2023

From the Emergencies Act, to inflation, the war in Ukraine and more, the At Issue panel looks back at the year in politics. Plus, what challenges and politicians to watch out for in 2023. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne, Althia Raj and Elamin Abdelmahmoud.
26 minutes, 48 seconds
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Hard truths from the N.S. mass shooting report

What changes should be made to the RCMP in light of the Mass Casualty Commission’s damning report on the force’s actions during the 2020 mass shooting in Nova Scotia. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Althia Raj and Aaron Wherry.
23 minutes, 3 seconds
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Canada prepares for an economic slowdown

The Liberal Cabinet was warned Canada's economy is set to slow significantly this year, is Canada prepared for the slowdown and how will this affect the Canada Health Transfer? Plus, are Pierre Poilievre's claims that Canada is broken working? and will it sway voters in an upcoming election? Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne, Jason Markusoff and Althia Raj.
25 minutes, 8 seconds
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Fall Economic Update, Doug Ford and the notwithstanding clause

The At Issue panel discusses the federal government's fall economic update. Plus, Doug Ford uses the notwithstanding clause again, should the federal government intervene to protect charter rights? Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne, Elamin Abdelmahmoud and Althia Raj.
19 minutes, 42 seconds