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Power and Politics

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Every weekday afternoon, Power & Politics host Vassy Kapelos guides Canadians through the country's political news, with a regular cast of political panellists and the continuously unfolding drama of the Canadian political scene.

Latest Episodes

Biden picks U.S. Senator Kamala Harris as running mate

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.

76 MIN1 d ago
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Biden picks U.S. Senator Kamala Harris as running mate

Opposition seeks probe into rent relief program

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.

58 MIN2 d ago
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Opposition seeks probe into rent relief program

Canada to hit back against U.S. aluminum tariffs

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.

66 MIN5 d ago
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Canada to hit back against U.S. aluminum tariffs

U.S. slaps 10% tariff on aluminum imports from Canada

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.

66 MIN6 d ago
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U.S. slaps 10% tariff on aluminum imports from Canada

Feds sign two agreements for millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines

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.

50 MIN1 w ago
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Feds sign two agreements for millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines

COVID Alert app faces criticism over accessibility

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.

39 MIN1 w ago
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COVID Alert app faces criticism over accessibility

EI-like benefit for gig, contract workers will be available after CERB ends, PM says

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.

53 MIN1 w ago
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EI-like benefit for gig, contract workers will be available after CERB ends, PM says

Trudeau says he 'pushed back' on WE contract due to family ties — but didn't recuse himself

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.

53 MIN1 w ago
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Trudeau says he 'pushed back' on WE contract due to family ties — but didn't recuse himself

Trudeau says he 'pushed back' on WE contract due to family ties — but didn't recuse himself

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.

53 MIN1 w ago
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Trudeau says he 'pushed back' on WE contract due to family ties — but didn't recuse himself

PM Trudeau and his chief of staff set to testify Thursday

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.

74 MIN2 w ago
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PM Trudeau and his chief of staff set to testify Thursday

Latest Episodes

Biden picks U.S. Senator Kamala Harris as running mate

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.

76 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Biden picks U.S. Senator Kamala Harris as running mate

Opposition seeks probe into rent relief program

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.

58 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Opposition seeks probe into rent relief program

Canada to hit back against U.S. aluminum tariffs

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.

66 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Canada to hit back against U.S. aluminum tariffs

U.S. slaps 10% tariff on aluminum imports from Canada

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.

66 MIN6 d ago
Comments
U.S. slaps 10% tariff on aluminum imports from Canada

Feds sign two agreements for millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines

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.

50 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Feds sign two agreements for millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines

COVID Alert app faces criticism over accessibility

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.

39 MIN1 w ago
Comments
COVID Alert app faces criticism over accessibility

EI-like benefit for gig, contract workers will be available after CERB ends, PM says

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.

53 MIN1 w ago
Comments
EI-like benefit for gig, contract workers will be available after CERB ends, PM says

Trudeau says he 'pushed back' on WE contract due to family ties — but didn't recuse himself

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.

53 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Trudeau says he 'pushed back' on WE contract due to family ties — but didn't recuse himself

Trudeau says he 'pushed back' on WE contract due to family ties — but didn't recuse himself

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.

53 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Trudeau says he 'pushed back' on WE contract due to family ties — but didn't recuse himself

PM Trudeau and his chief of staff set to testify Thursday

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.

74 MIN2 w ago
Comments
PM Trudeau and his chief of staff set to testify Thursday
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