Episodes
The COVID-19 story is changing rapidly, with news breaking often when the TV show is on the air. It can leave the information in the podcast out of date, so it is taking a break for the time being. Host Vassy Kapelos explains the situation, as well as where you can still catch the show.
Published 03/19/20
Treasury Board President Jean Yves-Duclos on how the government is responding to the coronavirus pandemic. Anne McLellan, who served as federal health minister during the SARS outbreak, weighs in on how Canada and the world is responding to the crisis. World Health Organization Assistant Director-General Bruce Aylward on the state of the pandemic.
Published 03/13/20
Power & Politics speaks to Treasury Board President Jean-Yves Duclos about Sophie Grégoire Trudeau being tested for COVID-19, the latest on Canada's efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19, and U.S. President Donald Trump's travel restrictions between the U.S. and parts of Europe. Also on the show, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney.
Published 03/12/20
Power & Politics speaks to Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland about the government's $1B package to combat the spread and economic impacts of COVID-19. Two opposition MPs weigh in right after.
Published 03/11/20
Power & Politics speaks to Treasury Board President Jean-Yves Duclos about what measures to expect. Tony Clement, who served as Ontario health minister during SARS, discusses Canada's efforts to contain COVID-19. CIBC Chief Economist Avery Shenfeld on the state of global markets.
Published 03/10/20
Power & Politics speaks to MPs and economists about the economic impacts of the coronavirus. Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley on how Alberta and the federal government should respond to the crash of global oil prices.
Published 03/09/20
Power & Politics speaks to Treasury Board President Jean-Yves Duclos, and researchers Darryl Falzarano and Maxim Berezovski. Plus, Business Council of Canada's Brian Kingston weighs in on how the outbreak is hitting Canada's economy.
Published 03/06/20
Power & Politics speaks to Public Safety Minister Bill Blair about the government's response to coronavirus as well as the blockades. Plus, Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains on the government's plan to reduce cellphone bills, and Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister on why his government is reintroducing a carbon tax.
Published 03/05/20
Power & Politics speaks to Health Minister Patty Hajdu about the federal government's efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19, as well as Ontario Finance Minister Rod Phillips on the potential economic fallout from the virus. Also on the show, Conservative leadership hopeful Jim Karahalios on his opposition to carbon taxes.
Published 03/04/20
Power & Politics speaks to Finance Minister Bill Morneau, who had a conference call with his G7 counterparts this morning. The group has vowed to use every fiscal tool necessary to limit the economic harm of COVID-19. Also on the pod, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation President Harvey Bischof, and Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde.
Published 03/03/20
Power & Politics speaks to former finance minister John Manley and two economists about what the coronavirus outbreak could mean for the economy. Plus, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett on the draft deal between her government, the B.C. government, and the Wetʼsuwetʼen hereditary chiefs.
Published 03/02/20
Chief Medical Officer Dr. Theresa Tam discusses the latest on the WHO's assessment of coronavirus, plus business reporters on how the market is reacting to a possible pandemic. Also on the show, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair and AFN Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald discuss the Wetʼsuwetʼen hereditary chiefs meeting with federal and provincial ministers.
Published 02/28/20
Power & Politics speaks to three MPs about the meeting between federal and provincial ministers and the Wetʼsuwetʼen hereditary chiefs, and the Power Panel weighs in. Also on the show, former Ontario health minister Tony Clement discusses the latest on coronavirus, and Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews discusses his province's budget.
Published 02/27/20
Video recorded in Tyendinaga, Ont. shows protesters lighting fires near the edge of the tracks, and walking along the tracks as a freight train barrels toward them. Power & Politics speaks to MPs about the federal government's next steps on the situation, as well as former public safety minister Ralph Goodale. Also on the show, International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound on how the coronavirus may impact the upcoming Summer Games in Tokyo.
Published 02/26/20
Monday's police action at the Tyendinaga rail blockade triggered a wave of new blockades across the country. Power & Politics speaks to MPs, Conservative Leadership Candidate Peter MacKay, former B.C. Premier Christy Clark and the Power Panel.
Published 02/25/20
Public Safety Minister Bill Blair weighs in on the development. Also today, federal Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson and Alberta Environment Minister Jason Nixon on Teck's decision to pull its application for its $20 billion oilsands project.
Published 02/24/20
While ruling out deploying the army to lift Indigenous blockades restricting freight transport, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today called the blockades "unacceptable and untenable" and said they must come down. P&P speaks to Public Safety Minister Bill Blair, Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chief Woos, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, and of course, the Power Panel weighs in.
Published 02/21/20
The B.C. RCMP is offering to leave an output on Wet'suwet'en territory if the road is kept clear. Power & Politics speaks to Public Safety Minister Bill Blair and B.C. Indigenous Relations Minister Scott Fraser about the move. Plus, the Power Panel weighs in.
Published 02/20/20
Protests have crippled Canada's rail network and have led CN and Via Rail to lay off about 1,500 workers. Power & Politics talks to a panel of MPs about the government's response, a Wet'suwet'en woman who supports the pipeline project at the heart of the demonstrations, and a former deputy minister of Indian Affairs who served during the Oka crisis.
Published 02/19/20
An emergency debate and a meeting of party leaders drew divisions on Parliament Hill Tuesday. Power & Politics speaks to Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller, Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chief Woos, MPs and the Power Panel.
Published 02/18/20
Power & Politics talks to Transport Minister Marc Garneau about the emergency meeting of select cabinet ministers that was convened to discuss the ongoing protests and rail blockades. Plus, Conservative MP Garnett Genuis and NDP MP Heather McPherson discuss how they think the government should be handling the situation.
Published 02/17/20
A new Power & Politics series asks prominent Canadians what is the biggest problem facing Canada, and how do we solve it. The Big Fix features interviews with Arlene Dickinson, Roméo Dallaire, Jeremy Hansen, Neil Pasricha and Ananya Chadha.
Published 02/17/20
Power & Politics speaks to Chris Bittle, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, Ry Moran, the director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe about the ongoing rail shutdown. Also on the show, a reality check of the pros and cons of the proposed Teck Frontier oilsands mine.
Published 02/14/20
CN Rail shuts down Eastern Canadian rail network and Via Rail cancels almost all of its trains across the country as Indigenous protests continue. Power & Politics speaks to B.C. Indigenous Relations Minister Scott Fraser, MPs and the Business Council of Canada's Brian Kingston.
Published 02/13/20
Power & Politics speaks to AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde about the nation-wide protests in support of the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs, and the Power Panel discusses the issue. Plus, the third installment in P&P's new series 'The Big Fix,' featuring Canadian astronaut Jeremy Hansen.
Published 02/12/20