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CBC News At Issue

The National's Rosemary Barton tackles the week's big political stories with Canada's leading political journalists, including Chantal Hébert and Andrew Coyne. A podcast that helps you understand the why behind the moves and decisions of your elected officials.

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The National's Rosemary Barton tackles the week's big political stories with Canada's leading political journalists, including Chantal Hébert and Andrew Coyne. A podcast that helps you understand the why behind the moves and decisions of your elected officials.

Danielle Smith and the Alberta Sovereignty Act

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The At Issue panel discusses the Alberta Sovereignty within a United Canada Act and whether they expect it to pass the legislature. Plus what does this new act mean for the relationship between Ottawa and the provinces?Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne, Elamin Abdelmahmoud and Althia Raj.

Dec 02 2022

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Unpacking a key week for the Emergencies Act inquiry

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The At Issue panel discusses what has been revealed at the Emergencies Act inquiry during a key week of testimony from cabinet ministers, and what to expect when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau testifies on Friday. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne, and Althia Raj.

Nov 25 2022

19mins

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Trudeau and Xi Jinping's encounter at the G20

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DESCRIPTION: The At Issue panel discusses the clip of Trudeau and Xi Jinping meeting at the G20 in Bali. Also, the panel reacts to RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki's calls for oversight between police and politicians. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne, and Althia Raj.

Nov 18 2022

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Canada's Indo-Pacific Strategy , Doug Ford backs down from notwithstanding clause

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The At Issue panel discusses the federal government's new strategy for the Indo-Pacific region. Plus, Doug Ford backs down from using notwithstanding clauses again after massive pushback. Is this the last we'll see of the notwithstanding clause in Ontario? Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne, Elamin Abdelmahmoud and Althia Raj.

Nov 11 2022

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Fall Economic Update, Doug Ford and the notwithstanding clause

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The At Issue panel discusses the federal government's fall economic update. Plus, Doug Ford uses the notwithstanding clause again, should the federal government intervene to protect charter rights? Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne, Elamin Abdelmahmoud and Althia Raj.

Nov 04 2022

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Provinces call for more healthcare funding

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The At Issue panel discusses provinces calling for more federal funding for healthcare in a controversial new ad campaign. The panel also discuss what else the federal government could be doing to combat rising interest rates. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne, Althia Raj and Elamin Abdelmahmoud.

Oct 28 2022

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Chrystia Freeland's dire economic warning for Canadians

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The At Issue panel discusses Deputy Prime Minister's dire warning for Canadians about the country's economic outlook, and if there are lessons to be learned from the resignation of U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss. The panel also discussed the mounting calls for Ontario Premier Doug Ford to testify in the inquiry looking at Ottawa's use of the Emergencies Act. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Paul Wells, Althia Raj and Elamin Abdelmahmoud.

Oct 21 2022

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What does western sovereignty mean for the federal government?

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The At Issue panel discusses what recent comments from western premieres about pushing back against federal rulings means for the federal government, and are we headed to a federalism crisis? The panel also discusses the inquiry into the Emergencies Act and what each party stands to gain or lose from the inquiry. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne, Althia Raj and Elamin Abdelmahmoud.

Oct 14 2022

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Ottawa's response to the protests in Iran

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The At Issue panel discusses how the Trudeau government's handling of the Iran file is being used against them politically. Plus, reexamining calls for electoral reform following the Quebec provincial election. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.

Oct 07 2022

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Debating the carbon tax after Hurricane Fiona

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The At Issue panel discusses the Conservative Party's calls to scrap the carbon tax and the political messaging on climate in the wake of Hurricane Fiona. Plus, what another François Legault victory could mean for the federal government and for Quebec. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne, Althia Raj, and Elamin Abdelmahmoud.

Sep 30 2022

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Trudeau and Poilievre face off in Question Period

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Pierre Poilievre faces off against Justin Trudeau for the first time in Question Period since becoming leader of the official opposition. The panel discusses how these two leaders are targeting their messaging. Plus, the panellists look at the timing of Ottawa's upcoming decision to end pandemic border measures. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne, Althia Raj and Elamin Abdelmahmoud.

Sep 23 2022

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Pierre Poilievre's first few days as leader

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The At Issue panel discusses Pierre Poilievre's win as Conservative Party Leader. Plus, the panellists unpack the prime minister's response to Poilievre's win and how the dynamic will change between the two of them. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne, Althia Raj and Elamin Abdelmahmoud.

Sep 16 2022

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Trudeau's bumpy summer

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The At Issue panel discusses the multiple challenges facing the federal government and how they are dealing with it. Plus, the panellists unpack the heated political discourse in Canada that has forced some MPs to carry their own panic buttons for safety. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne, Althia Raj and Elamin Abdelmahmoud.

Jun 24 2022

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Ottawa's plan to fight inflation

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The At Issue panel discusses the federal government's plan to help Canadians tackle the high cost of living crisis.Plus, the panellists unpack the timing of the Ottawa's announcement to pause vaccine mandate rules for travel and for federal employees. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne and Althia Raj.

Jun 17 2022

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A record number of party memberships

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The At Issue panel discusses the state of the Conservative Party leadership race as they announce a record-breaking number of new members. Plus, the panellists unpack Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino's rationale for invoking the Emergencies Act. Rosemary Barton hosts Chantal Hébert, Andrew Coyne, Althia Raj and Elamin Abdelmahmoud.

Jun 10 2022

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Always a good panel

By jayyybo - Dec 30 2017
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I used to listen to Rosie with the Power Panel, and this is like a miniature version of that. The discussion is always interesting and provides an efficient way to stay on top of major Canadian political issues, from across the border.