Episodes
The Supreme Court dismisses B.C.'s bid to save a bill designed to block the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. What does this mean for the future of the project? The Power Panel breaks it down. Plus, three experts weigh in on USMCA passing the U.S. Senate, and Parliamentary Secretary Omar Alghabra discusses the latest in the Ukrainian Airlines crash.
Published 01/16/20
Peter MacKay says he's in. What impact could he have on the race? Host Vassy Kapelos talks to MacKay's former cabinet colleagues Monte Solberg and Lawrence Cannon. Plus, Ukrainian Ambassador to Canada Andriy Shevchenko for an update on the Iran plane crash investigation.
Published 01/15/20
Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad on how the government's admission that it shot down Ukrainian Airlines Flight 752 is going over in the country. Parliamentary Secretary Omar Alghabra on how the government is supporting victims' families. Michael Bociurkiw on the latest developments in the investigation.
Published 01/14/20
Transport Minister Marc Garneau on the latest details emerging from Iran on the Flight 752 investigation. Justice Minister David Lametti on the issue of compensation for Canadian families who lost loved ones in the plane crash. Plus, former Canadian high commissioner to the United Kingdom Mel Cappe on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's plan to live in Canada part-time.
Published 01/13/20
Former U.S. Department of Transportation Inspector General Mary Schiavo weighs in on reports that the plane crash site in Iran has been cleared of debris and no guards are protecting the area. Plus, Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer on Iran, the plane crash and the U.S. imposing fresh sanctions on Iran.
Published 01/10/20
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that the evidence indicates an Iranian missile caused the plane crash that killed at least 63 Canadians. Experts weigh in on the legal and intelligence angles of the situation and discuss what happens next in the investigation.
Published 01/09/20
Amid tensions between the U.S. and Iran, at least 63 Canadians are among the victims of a Ukraine International Airlines crash near Tehran. Vassy Kapelos speaks to the Ukrainian Ambassador to Canada about the crash, and Retired General Tom Lawson about the future of the Canadian military's presence in the region. Plus, should Canada restart relations with Iran? Experts Dennis Horak and Thomas Juneau weigh in.
Published 01/08/20
Three Conservative strategists weigh in on the race to replace Andrew Scheer as leader of the party. Then the Power Panel weighs in.
Published 01/07/20
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan on the fallout from the U.S. assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. Plus, former chief of defence staff Tom Lawson, former Canadian military representative to NATO Robert Davidson, and former senior U.S. state department official Thomas Countryman.
Published 01/06/20
Former Middle East analyst Thomas Juneau on fallout of the assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, who was killed by American airstrikes. Plus, Dan Nowlan, the co-chair of the CPC Leadership Election Organizing Committee, announces the date of the Tory leadership vote: June 27.
Published 01/03/20
Former Liberal health minister Jane Philpott on why Canada should follow countries such as Portugal to decriminalize drugs in order to solve the opioid crisis. Plus, Jack Mintz and Rebekah Young discuss how the economy may fare in 2020.
Published 01/02/20
Viewers join host Vassy Kapelos and Power Panelists as they discuss the five biggest political news stories of the year
Published 12/27/19
Power Panelists divide into two teams for the annual Power and Politics holiday quiz show. Who will take home the trophy? Link to P&P Quiz Show video: https://www.youtube.com/cbcnews
Published 12/26/19
Former premiers Christy Clark, Bob Rae, and Robert Ghiz give insight into the top political issues of 2019, and look ahead to what might happen in 2020.
Published 12/23/19
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that his government has asked the U.S. not to sign any final trade agreement with China until the two detained Canadians have been released. The Chinese Foreign Ministry says that's doomed to fail. Host Vassy Kapelos speaks to former Canadian ambassador to China Guy Saint-Jacques about the dispute. Also on the show, Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller on the implementation of the government's new child welfare law.
Published 12/20/19
Vassy Kapelos sits down for a wide-ranging interview with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. She gets his thoughts on the Conservative leadership race, the NATO hot mic video, his relationship with U.S. President Donald Trump, national unity, the election campaign and Canada's relationship with China.
Published 12/19/19
SNC-Lavalin has settled the charges related to its dealings in Libya, pleading guilty to one count of fraud over $5,000. Host Vassy Kapelos speaks to legal experts Kenneth Jull and Jennifer Quaid, and the Power Panel weighs in.
Published 12/18/19
Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau met with his provincial and territorial counterparts today in Ottawa. Power & Politics sits down with Ontario Minister of Finance Rod Phillips and Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews. Plus, Angus Reid Institute's Shachi Kurl on her new poll gauging support for potential Conservative leadership candidates.
Published 12/17/19
Finance Minister Bill Morneau on why he says Canada's economy is "sound and growing" at a solid pace. Plus, reaction from opposition MPs and economists. Also on today's pod, a look at the state of the Conservative party as it searches for a new leader.
Published 12/16/19
CBC's Catherine Cullen outlines the race to replace Andrew Scheer as leader of the Conservative Party. Conservative MP Michael Chong on Scheer's departure and his own leadership ambitions. Plus, the latest on Independent MP Jody Wilson-Raybould's dispute with the Liberals over office space.
Published 12/13/19
Conservative House Leader Candice Bergen discusses Andrew Scheer's resignation. Host Vassy Kapelos also gets reaction from Kory Teneycke, who founded a campaign to oust Scheer, and Jamie Ellerton, who wrote an op-ed saying that it's time for the Conservative Party to evolve on LGBTQ rights. And of course, the Power Panel weighs in.
Published 12/12/19
Dentons Senior Business Adviser James Moore and Unifor National President Gerry Dias discuss the newly agreed upon deal. Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson on COP25. Conservative Senator Leo Housakos on why he is calling on the Liberal government to slap sanctions on China over human rights abuses.
Published 12/11/19
Former Canadian ambassador to the U.S. David MacNaughton discusses the revised deal. Plus, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney on his meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and three MPs on China's detention of Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor.
Published 12/10/19
Reports out of the U.S. indicate a deal on NAFTA 2.0 is imminent. Vassy Kapelos sits down with Finance Minister Bill Morneau, and two trade analysts. Plus, Liberals make their first move in the new Parliament, while Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor hit the one-year mark in detention in China.
Published 12/09/19
Economic Development Minister Mélanie Joly on her government's gun control plan. Alberta Environment Minister Jason Dixon on the federal government accepting his province's plan to tax large greenhouse gas emitters. International Crisis Group President Robert Malley on the detention of Michael Kovrig, an ICG employee.
Published 12/06/19