Rosemary Barton Live

Hosted by our CBC chief political correspondent, Rosemary Barton Live delivers a weekly dose of compelling conversations, need-to-know political news, and issues affecting Canadians by tackling the latest political headlines through the lens of people living them.

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Episodes Season 1

  • 1. Bill Morneau & Trump’s Fight to the Finish

    November 1, 2020 - Rosemary Barton sits down with the former Finance Minister for his first interview since he resigned, and battleground U.S.A.

  • 2. Is Canada Better Off With Biden?

    Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister, the Sunday Scrum, and Kamala Harris' Canadian roots.

  • 3. COVID-19 Code Red & Mary Trump

    What can save us from another COVID-19 lockdown? Mary Trump explains how far Trump might go to hold onto power.

  • 4. Canada's Vaccine Plan & Dan Rather

    Canada's vaccine roll-out, one family's fight with COVID-19, and Dan Rather's message for Americans who plan to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • 5. Vaccine Delivery & Deficits

    Rosemary Barton talks to Health Minister Patty Hajdu about when the first Canadians will be vaccinated, and we look ahead to the fiscal update -- what's in it for businesses that are struggling?

  • 6. Canada preps for Vaccine Delivery

    December 6, 2020 - BioNTech, the company working with Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine can be delivered to Canada 24 hours after it's approved.

  • 7. Canadians prepare for COVID-19 vaccine

    December 13, 2020 - The Pfizer/BioNTech Vaccine arrives Monday: what you need to know about who gets it first, how it works, and why it’s safe, and the skyrocketing price of food gets political.

  • 8. Interview with the Prime Minister

    December 20, 2020 - Rosemary Barton sits down for a feature interview with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to discuss the pandemic, his government's response, Canada's relationship with the United States, and the challenges ahead in 2021.

  • 9. 2020, A Year in Review

    December 27, 2020 - The Sunday Scrum and The American Roundtable join Rosemary Barton for a special holiday edition of Rosemary Barton Live, looking back at 2020.

  • 10. 2021 & The Challenges Ahead

    January 3, 2021 - A special New Year's edition of the program looking ahead to the big political stories of 2021, and a feature interview with Dan Rather.

  • 11. Capitol Chaos: What’s next for America?

    January 10, 2021 - Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and the American Roundtable tackle the challenges ahead for the Biden administration, and Trump’s next move, plus Canadian snowbirds get the vaccine in Florida.

  • 12. Countdown to the Inauguration & LTC Vaccination

    January 17, 2021 - Kamala Harris' Aunt and Uncle discuss the Vice President Elect’s inauguration in an exclusive interview with Rosemary Barton. Also on the program, Canadian Ambassador to the United States, Kirsten Hillman and Retired Gen. Rick Hillier.

  • 13. Pipeline Politics & Rideau Hall Resignation

    January 24, 2021 - Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau discusses Canada’s first phone call with Joe Biden, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe on the dead Keystone XL pipeline, and an inside look at living on the streets during the pandemic.

  • 14. Travel Restrictions & The New Variants

    January 31, 2021 - COVID-19 variants are spreading, as more delivery delays push back vaccination timelines. Will Canada’s new travel restrictions buy us time? Guests: Omar Alghabra, Transport Minister, Peter Jüni, Scientific Director, Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table.

  • 15. Dose Delays & Trump Impeachment Trial

    February 7, 2021 - The Prime Minister says vaccine delivery delays are temporary, as the federal government taps COVAX to increase Canada’s supply, and Trump’s second impeachment trial.

  • 16. Pfizer Canada & New Travel & Quarantine Rules

    February 14, 2021 - Pfizer Canada’s President explains how his company is planning to follow through on its delivery commitments to Canada amid surging world demand for the vaccine, and Minister of Public Safety Bill Blair reveals why some Canadian travellers might get a ‘pass’ at the border.

  • 17. Olympic Boycott & Origins of the Virus

    February 21, 2021 - Third-wave fears, Olympic Controversy, inside a COVID-19 vaccination clinic, and the man who led the WHO mission to Wuhan. Guests: Peter Ben Embarek, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) Wuhan mission; Jean Augustine, first Black woman elected to Parliament; Farah Alibay, Canadian Engineer working on NASA ‘Perseverance’ Mars Mission.

  • 18. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken & Mass Vaccinations

    February 28, 2021 - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken sits down with Rosemary Barton for an exclusive interview; and the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is approved, but it’s less effective, plus the latest on the Canadian Forces investigation into Canada's new top military commander.

  • 19. The Pandemic One Year Later & Mass Vaccinations Begin

    March 7, 2021 - Rosemary Barton talks to Canada’s top doctor, Theresa Tam for a look back at one year of COVID-19, and her concerns about the future; and will women ever recover from the pandemic’s economic toll, plus the urgent call for volunteers to help seniors secure their shots. Guests: Theresa Tam, Canada’s Public Health Officer; Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality, The Sunday Scrum & The American Roundtable.

  • 20. Sexual Misconduct in the Military & Mark Carney

    March 14, 2021 - Rosemary Barton’s exclusive interview with Canada’s first female three-star general about what needs to change at the top; Mark Carney’s new mission to stop climate change; and calls for an investigation into racism inside Buckingham Palace. Guests: Retired Lt.-Gen. Christine Whitecross, Mark Carney, Dr. Alika La Fontaine, Nadia Whittome, Adrian Dix, B.C. Health Minister, and The Sunday Scrum & The American Roundtable.

  • 21. Canada Borrows Vaccines from U.S. & On Trial in China

    March 21, 2021 - Michael Kovrig & Michael Spavor on trial in China, American AstraZeneca vaccines on loan to Canada, Conservatives wrap up their first-ever virtual convention, MPs speak out against anti-Asian racism, and the Future of Work with the President of Shopify. Guests: Vina Nadjibulla, wife of Michael Kovrig; Jacco Zwetsloot, Friend of Michael Spavor; Anita Anand, Minister of Public Services and Procurement; Eric Duncan, Conservative MP; Hazel McCallion; Harley Finkelstein, President of Shopify, and The Sunday Scrum and The American Roundtable.

  • 22. Erin O’Toole & Vaccine Nationalism

    Description: March 28, 2021 - Rosemary Barton speaks to António Guterres, the Secretary General of the United Nations about his call on rich nations to share their vaccines, and Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole discusses his plan to win the next election, plus COVID-19 variants and the risks facing young people, and The Sunday Scrum, and The American Roundtable.

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