Quebec MNA Christopher Skeete discusses the COVID-19 situation in his province and the federal government's push for national standards for long-term care. Liberal MP Jaime Battiste discusses the Nova Scotia lobster fishery dispute. Plus, the Power Panel on Toronto Mayor John Tory's new COVID-19 social media strategy.
Published 10/16/20
Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller and Sipekne'katik First Nation Chief Mike Sack on the Nova Scotia lobster fishery dispute. Plus, the Power Panel and two former health ministers on national standards for long-term care.
Published 10/15/20
New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs on WestJet suspending most of its operations in Atlantic Canada. Former Canadian Ambassador to China Guy Saint-Jacques on China's official complaint against Canada. Plus, the Power Panel on shifting opinions on vaccines.
Published 10/14/20
Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc on when two types of rapid tests will be delivered to the provinces and territories, and the latest on the plan to develop national standards for long-term care homes. Plus, Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley responds to the UCP government's plan to cut 11,000 health services jobs.
Published 10/13/20
We speak to Minister of Small Business Mary Ng on the new commercial rent relief program. ER Physician, Dr. Atul Kapur, on whether hospitals are ready for a second wave of COVID-19. The Power Panel on Quebec's new Minister of Indigenous Affairs. BC strategists panel weighs in on the campaign as we pass E-15
Published 10/09/20
Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains on the $590 million investment. Bill McGinley and Capri Cafaro on last night's U.S. vice-presidential debate. NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh on his plan to tax 'excess' COVID-19 profits. Canadian freelance journalist and security analyst Neil Hauer, in Armenia
Published 10/08/20
We'll talk to federal Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson about the plan and get reaction from Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage. Shahen Mirakian, Co-President of the Armenian National Committee on the conflict with Azerbaijan. U.S. strategists & the Power Panel on the vice-presidential debate.
Published 10/07/20
We speak to Procurement Min. Anita Anand about when Canadians will have access to rapid testing. Former Ont. Health Min., Dr. Eric Hoskins on the province's gathering restrictions. The Turkish Ambassador to Canada on the escalating conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Former national security lawyer in the Dept. of Justice, Leah West on the plight of Canadians being held in Syrian camps and prisons.
Published 10/06/20
Amira's family in Canada has been pushing for her repatriation from Syria but the federal government had resisted. We speak to the family's lawyer, Lawrence Greenspon. New Green Party Leader Annamie Paul on her run for a seat in parliament. Dr. Ali Khan, a former Assistant Surgeon General on Pres. Trump's return to the White House.
Published 10/05/20
Two U.S journalists weigh in on U.S. President Donald Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis, and how it may impact the rest of the election campaign. Immigration Min. Marco Mendicino on new rules for family reunification. Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie discusses the Ontario government's new public health restrictions.
Published 10/02/20
Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna and opposition MPs on the $10-billion boost to the Canada Infrastructure Bank. Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan on the Indigenous fisheries controversy in Nova Scotia. Plus, Dr. Isaac Bogoch on Ontario and Quebec's rising COVID-19 numbers.
Published 10/01/20
Two former U.S. diplomats break down the first presidential debate and what it means for Canada. Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde on the troubling death of an Indigenous woman at a Quebec hospital this week, as well as the Mi’kmaq fishery controversy in Nova Scotia. Plus, the Power Panel on Ontario and Quebec's COVID-19 response.
Published 09/30/20
Three MPs on Bill C-4, the government's new pandemic response legislation, which the government has decided will be a confidence vote. Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil on his apology for systemic racism in the justice system. Saskatchewan Party Leader Scott Moe on his province heading to the polls next month.
Published 09/29/20
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh on the changes he secured to the government's new pandemic response legislation in exchange for his support. Dr. Kali Barrett on Ontario's second wave of COVID-19 cases. Plus, U.S. Democratic Representative Deb Haaland ahead Tuesday's presidential debate.
Published 09/28/20
Former finance ministers Ralph Goodale and John Manley on the Liberal-NDP deal on sick leave, as well as spending commitments in the throne speech. Plus, two doctors discuss new COVID-19 measures in Ontario and Quebec.
Published 09/25/20
Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough on the proposal to boost the Canada Recovery Benefit to $500 a week for some workers, up from the previous $400. Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister on why he's disappointed with the throne speech. Plus, a doctor on why she thinks the Ontario government should tighten COVID-19 restrictions.
Published 09/24/20
Children, Families and Social Development Minister Ahmed Hussen on the contents of the throne speech, including the promise to build a national child-care program. Host Vassy Kapelos asks Conservative Deputy Leader Candice Bergen and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh if they will support it. Plus, the Power Panel and two former speechwriters on whether the speech struck the right tone.
Published 09/23/20
Procurement Minister Anita Anand on a new deal for potential vaccines, as well as what Canadians can expect from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's address to the nation Wednesday night. Former Quebec premier Jean Charest on why the Canada-E.U. trade deal is hampering economic prosperity. Plus, James Moore and Peter Donolo on the latest controversy surrounding Governor General Julie Payette.
Published 09/22/20
The Power Panel on British Columbia's snap election call. Dr. Isaac Bogoch on the surge of COVID-19 cases in Ontario and Quebec, and what governments should be doing to combat it. Plus, the CBC's Ashley Burke with an exclusive story on Governor General Julie Payette
Published 09/21/20
Health Minister Patty Hajdu, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, and Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister on rapid testing and provincial demands for increased health-care funding. Plus, Ontario Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca on that province's COVID-19 case surge.
Published 09/18/20
CBC Investigative Reporter Jonathon Gatehouse on the government's response to a U.S. billionaire getting a quarantine exemption. Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough on the plan to transition CERB recipients to Employment Insurance or other proposed programs. Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson responds to Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe's throne speech wish list.
Published 09/17/20
Dr. Isaac Bogoch weighs in on whether the Ontario government should have seen the surge in COVID-19 cases coming sooner and discusses the need to increase testing capacity. Plus, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe on what he wants to see in the throne speech.
Published 09/16/20
Trade Minister Mary Ng, former United States ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman, and the Power Panel discuss the U.S. move to lift the tariffs it had levied against Canadian aluminum. Plus, New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs on being re-elected with a majority government.
Published 09/15/20
Immunity Task Force Co-Chair Dr. David Naylor on the uptick in COVID-19 case numbers, as well as Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc on what the federal government is prepared to do about them. Plus, the Power Panel on former Conservative leadership candidate Peter MacKay's $1-million campaign debt.
Published 09/14/20
Canada's Ambassador to the U.S. Kirsten Hillman on how the November presidential election outcome could impact Canada. Also on the show, Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux on the state of Canada's economy, and an advertising expert on the Conservative Party's brand under new leader Erin O'Toole.
Published 09/11/20