Episodes
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation President Harvey Bischof discusses his province's back-to-school plan and a parent shares her concerns. Also on the show, New Brunswick Education Minister Dominic Cardy on why his province decided to reduce class sizes for younger students.
Published 08/13/20
Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough reacts to the Bloc Québécois threat to push for an election over the WE Charity controversy. Also on the show, B.C. Education Minister Rob Fleming explains the gradual restart of classes in his province. Plus, the Power Panel discusses Finance Minister Bill Morneau's political future.
Published 08/12/20
Power & Politics speaks to political strategists and Washington reporters about Joe Biden choosing Senator Kamala Harris as his pick for vice-presidential running mate. Also on the show, premier-designate Andrew Furey on the state of Newfoundland and Labrador finances.
Published 08/11/20
Power & Politics speaks to a panel of MPs about why the rent relief program was subcontracted to a company with ties to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's chief of staff. An ethics expert and the Power Panel also discuss this issue. Plus, Windsor, Ont. Mayor Drew Dilkens talks about his region moving to the next stage of economic reopening.
Published 08/10/20
Power & Politics speaks to Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault about plans to impose $3.6 billion in punitive countermeasures in response to U.S. aluminum tariffs announced Thursday. CBC's Ashley Burke tells us how the government has been responding to reports of unusual spending to meet Gov. Gen Julie Payette's demands for privacy. Plus, Dr. Peter Lin discusses mandatory masks in schools.
Published 08/07/20
Power & Politics speaks to Canadian American Business Council CEO Maryscott Greenwood on President Donald's decision to impose a 10 per cent tariff on aluminum imported from Canada. Plus, the CBC's Ashley Burke on the more than $250,000 spent to satisfy Gov. Gen. Julie Payette's need for privacy at Rideau Hall.
Published 08/06/20
Power & Politics speaks to Procurement Minister Anita Anand about the deal to secure Canada millions of doses of potential COVID-19 vaccines. Also on the show, Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna on changes to the COVID-19 infrastructure plan to help communities with pandemic projects.
Published 08/05/20
Power & Politics speaks to Digital Government Minister Joyce Murray about concerns with the accessibility of the government's COVID Alert app. Also on the show, Conservative leadership candidate Leslyn Lewis on her vision for the party. Plus, the Power Panel discusses where the WE Charity controversy goes from here.
Published 08/04/20
Power & Politics speaks to Employment and Workforce Development Minister Carla Qualtrough about plans to phase CERB recipients onto employment insurance. Also on the show, two doctors assess Ontario's back to school plan.
Published 07/31/20
Power & Politics speaks to Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino about revelations from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's testimony to the Commons finance committee. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh also respond to Trudeau's remarks. Plus, the Power Panel analyzes the testimony and its potential political consequences.
Published 07/30/20
Power & Politics speaks to Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino about revelations from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's testimony to the Commons finance committee. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh also respond to Trudeau's remarks. Plus, the Power Panel analyzes the testimony and its potential political consequences.
Published 07/30/20
Power & Politics speaks to former prime ministerial advisers Jeni Byrne and David Herle about how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau might be preparing ahead of his appearance at the Commons finance committee. Also on the show, the Power Panel takes viewer questions on the WE controversy.
Published 07/29/20
WE Charity co-founders Marc and Craig Kielburger appeared before the House finance committee for a marathon meeting. Power & Politics breaks down their four hours of testimony with a panel of MPs, the Power Panel and Kate Behan of Charity Intelligence. Plus, two students discuss how the controversy that upended the student volunteer grant program has affected them.
Published 07/28/20
Power & Politics speaks to Minister of Youth Bardish Chagger about the latest details of the government's controversial agreement with the WE Charity to run a student volunteer program. Also on the show, Raptors' head coach Nick Nurse on his efforts to encourage Americans expats to vote in the upcoming U.S. election.
Published 07/27/20
Power & Politics speaks to Health Minister Patty Hajdu about the increase in COVID-19 cases across the country, and the government's strategy for clamping down on the rising infection rates among young people. Also on the show, Conservative insiders break down the latest in that party's leadership race.
Published 07/24/20
Power & Politics speaks to MPs about calls for Finance Minister Bill Morneau's resignation. Also on the show, Nova Scotia's justice minister on the review panel that will investigate the Nova Scotia shooting.
Published 07/23/20
Power & Politics speaks to MPs about Finance Minister Bill Morneau's repayment of $41,000 to WE Charity for expenses related to two trips his family took with the organization. Also on the show, Peter Donolo and James Moore weigh in on what should happen next at Rideau Hall, following staff allegations Governor General Julie Payette has created a toxic work environment.
Published 07/22/20
Power & Politics speaks to the CBC's Ashley Burke about allegations Governor General Julie Payette has created a toxic work environment by verbally harassing employees. Also on the show, Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Howard Njoo discusses the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases in a number of provinces.
Published 07/21/20
Power & Politics speaks to Transport Minister Marc Garneau about the latest in the Iran Plane Crash investigation. Also on the show, two senators discuss their call for a public inquiry into the Nova Scotia shooting.
Published 07/20/20
Power & Politics speaks to Disability Inclusion Minister Carla Qualtrough about the government's revamped plan to support people with disabilities through the pandemic. Also on the show, a business owner discusses the changes to the wage subsidy program and the Power Panel digs into the latest in the WE Charity controversy.
Published 07/17/20
Power & Politics speaks to Diversity, Inclusion and Youth Minister Bardish Chagger about the WE Charity contract, following her testimony at the House Finance Committee. Also on the show, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe on the $19-billion the federal government is giving the provinces for a 'safe restart' of the economy.
Published 07/16/20
Power & Politics speaks to federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu about the status of the contact tracing app, changes to the temporary foreign workers' program, and Canada-U.S. border restrictions. Also on the show, Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith on the WE Charity controversy.
Published 07/15/20
Power & Politics speaks to former ethics commissioner Mary Dawson about the WE Charity controversy, and the Power Panel weighs in. Also on the show, newly-appointed Ambassador to the UN Bob Rae on China and Canada's failed bid for a UN Security Council seat.
Published 07/14/20
Power & Politics speaks to minister Bardish Chagger about the prime minister's apology and opposition MPs Michael Barrett and Charlie Angus weigh in. Also on the show, newly-appointed Auditor General Karen Hogan on scrutinizing the federal government's pandemic spending.
Published 07/13/20
Power & Politics asks Government House Leader Pablo Rodríguez whether the Liberal cabinet knew about financial ties between the WE Charity and the Trudeau and Morneau families. Also on the show, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer on why he thinks the RCMP should investigate the prime minister, and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh on whether he supports that call.
Published 07/10/20