Power & Politics

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

Episodes Season 1

  • The prime minister apologizes on behalf of Parliament

    Sept. 27 - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized on behalf of Parliament after a soldier who served with a Nazi unit was celebrated in the House of Commons. Power and Politics speaks with Government House Leader Karina Gould and Randall Garrison, New Democratic Party justice critic.

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  • Anthony Rota resigns as House Speaker after honouring Nazi-aligned veteran

    Sept. 26, 2023 - Outgoing Speaker Anthony Rota's resignation will take effect at the end of the sitting day tomorrow. Power and Politics brings you reactions from Chief Government Whip Steve MacKinnon, opposition MPs and former Conservative cabinet minister Peter MacKay.

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  • Speaker faces calls for resignation after House hosted Ukrainian who fought with Nazis

    September 25, 2023 - The NDP and Bloc Québécois are calling on House Speaker Anthony Rota to resign after he honoured a Ukrainian veteran — who turned out to have fought with Nazis — in Parliament last week. P&P speaks with NDP House Leader Peter Julian, Polish Ambassador Witold Dzielski and former Canadian ambassador to Ukraine Larisa Galadza about the international implications.

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  • Ukraine President Zelenskyy meets Trudeau in Ottawa for first time since Russian invasion

    September 22, 2023 - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a new long-term "multi-year commitment that provides steady support to Ukraine" at a joint press conference with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Power & Politics discusses the announcement with Ihor Michalchyshyn, Executive Director of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, and Andriy Shevchenko, former Ukranian Ambassador to Canada.

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