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The 180 Democracy Hacks: Coalition Governments

A new poll suggests that more Canadians might be willing to consider a coalition government than the last time the prospect was raised, in 2008. The 180 with Jim Brown hears more about the history of coalitions in Canada, and entertains a "democracy hack" suggestion from political scientist Lori Turnbull on making coalitions that are highly functional.
  • 2014
  • 00:11:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/06/2015

The National Elizabeth May Interview

Green Party leader Elizabeth May is willing to mediate a coalition to topple Stephen Harper. CBC News' chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge sits down for exclusive one-on-one interviews with each of the main federal party leaders in advance of the October 2015 election. Mansbridge and May discuss proportional representation, eliminating university and college tuition fees, halting the use of fossil fuels ...
  • 2015
  • 00:24:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/18/2015

The National Thomas Mulcair Interview

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says his first acts as prime minister would include pulling Canadian Forces out of Iraq and Syria, bringing in 10,000 Syrian refugees and reducing taxes for small and medium-sized businesses. CBC News' chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge sits down for exclusive one-on-one interviews with each of the main federal party leaders in advance of the October 2015 ...
  • 2015
  • 00:32:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/18/2015

The National Stephen Harper Interview

Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader Stephen Harper vows to quit as PM even if his party loses by a single seat. CBC News' chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge sits down for exclusive one-on-one interviews with each of the main federal party leaders in advance of the October 2015 election. Mansbridge and Harper discuss the economy, the Syrian refugee crisis, military ...
  • 2015
  • 00:26:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/18/2015

The National Justin Trudeau Interview

Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau says he would loosen the tight grip the Prime Minister's Office has come to have on government, reversing a trend he admits began with his father, former prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau. CBC News' chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge sits down for exclusive one-on-one interviews with each of the main federal party leaders in advance of ...
  • 2015
  • 00:30:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/18/2015

Documentary God Save Justin Trudeau

Shot in the winter of 2012, the documentary God Save Justin Trudeau follows MP for Papineau Justin Trudeau and Senator Patrick Brazeau as they train for a boxing match that will forever change their lives. Filmmakers Guylaine Maroist and Éric Ruel trace the parallels between boxing and politics, capturing much more than the charity match that caused such a stir ...
  • 2014
  • 01:21:07
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 08/11/2015

Documentary Disunited States of Canada

You think Quebeckers are the only Canadians who aspire to independence? Wrong. There are separatists all over the country, from sea to sea.
  • 2012
  • 01:24:06
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 08/11/2015

The Fifth Estate Silence of the Labs Classroom Favourites

Scientists across the country are expressing growing alarm that federal cutbacks to research programs monitoring areas that range from climate change and ocean habitats to public health will deprive Canadians of crucial information. In the past five years the federal government has dismissed more than 2,000 scientists, and hundreds of programs and world-renowned research facilities have lost their funding. Programs ...
  • 2013
  • 00:42:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/26/2014

News in Review - March 2014 Stephen Harper in Israel

In his first official visit to Israel, Prime Minister Stephen Harper promised ongoing support from Canada. And though he was welcomed graciously, it did not stop detractors in both Canada and Israel from speaking out. Harper’s speech in the Israeli parliament gained particular attention.
  • 2014
  • 00:14:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2014

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The Hour The Hour Talks Politics

George Stroumboulopoulos gets political with some of the most fascinating and controversial characters on the international, national and provincial scene. Shocking discoveries are packed into these two hours. Featuring interviews with Frank McKenna, June Callwood, Michael Ignatieff, Ed Broadbent, Maher Arar and his wife, Monia Mazigh, Scott McClellan, Danny Williams, David Frum, Elizabeth May and Naomi Klein.
  • 2009
  • 01:58:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Hour Prime Ministers and Presidents

George Stroumboulopoulos has interviewed many heads of state, including many of Canada’s prime ministers. Gain insight into their world as these leaders take a look back at their careers. Featuring interviews with Brian Mulroney, Joe Clark, Paul Martin, Jean Chrétien, Jimmy Carter, Vicente Fox and John Howard.
  • 2009
  • 01:49:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - May 2012 The NDP Chooses a New Leader

In the last election the New Democratic Party won enough votes to become the official opposition in Parliament. But only three months later its leader, Jack Layton, died of cancer and a race began to succeed him. In this News in Review story we look at that race and how Thomas Mulcair became the NDP's new leader.
  • 2012
  • 00:13:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2012

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News in Review - April 2012 Election 2011 and the Robocall Scandal

A large-scale investigation is underway into allegations of illegal behaviour during the last federal election. Thousands of Canadians have complained that they received phone calls aimed at discouraging them from voting. In this News in Review story we look at the political reaction and at the search for those responsible.
  • 2012
  • 00:14:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2012

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News in Review - October 2011 The Life and Death of Jack Layton

On August 22 Jack Layton, the leader of the New Democratic Party, died of cancer at his home in Toronto. His death shocked many Canadians and left his party rudderless just three months after it became the Official Opposition. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the life and death of Jack Layton and what it could mean ...
  • 2011
  • 00:15:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2011

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News in Review - May 2011 Canadians Vote in a Spring Election

On March 25, 2011, Stephen Harper's minority Conservative government was defeated in the House of Commons. The Prime Minister asked the Governor General to dissolve Parliament and an election date was set for May 2. In this News in Review story we'll look at the campaign, the issues and the final result.
  • 2011
  • 00:15:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2011

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News in Review - March 2011 Parliament and the Election Question

When Parliament returned after a winter break, the big question was would there be a spring election? The government and the opposition parties claimed they didn't want one. But with a budget looming, all of them were getting ready. In this News in Review story we'll look at some of the preparations and at some of the issues that could determine whether ...
  • 2011
  • 00:13:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2011

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News in Review - November 2009 Parliament and the Election Question

In late September, Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff announced that his party would no longer support Stephen Harper’s Conservative government. That meant that the minority government could be defeated, unless the NDP or the Bloc Québécois supported it. In this News in Review story we’ll look at what happened, and whether Canadians could soon be heading to the polls.
  • 2009
  • 00:13:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2009

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News in Review - February 2009 The Conservatives and the Coalition

In early December 2008, Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservative government found itself fighting for its political life. Three opposition parties formed a coalition and announced they were ready to topple the Conservatives and form a new government. To avoid being defeated, the prime minister asked the governor general to shut down Parliament until late January 2009. In this News in Review story ...
  • 2009
  • 00:14:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2009

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News in Review - October 2008 Canadians to Vote in Federal Election

In early September, Prime Minister Stephen Harper asked the Governor General to dissolve Parliament so an election could be held on October 14. In this News in Review story we’ll look at why the Prime Minister felt an election was necessary. We’ll also hear from the other party leaders and examine the issues that shaped the campaign.
  • 2008
  • 00:15:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2008

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News in Review - September 2008 Putting a Tax on Carbon

This summer, Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion introduced a plan to reduce Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions. The plan would place a new tax on carbon. Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservatives immediately attacked the plan, calling it a tax grab that would make gasoline even more expensive. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the carbon tax debate and explain ...
  • 2008
  • 00:13:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2008

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News in Review - May 2008 Changing Canada’s Immigration Rules

In late March 2008, Stephen Harper’s Conservative government announced that it wanted to make some major changes to Canada’s immigration laws. The changes would give the government the power to fast-track some applications, while refusing to even consider others. In this News in Review story, we’ll look at the proposed legislation and why it is so controversial.
  • 2008
  • 00:12:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2008

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News in Review - April 2008 Dodging a Spring Election

In late February 2008, the fate of Stephen Harper’s Conservative minority government seemed to hang in the balance. The government introduced a number of bills as well as a budget, and warned that if they were defeated it would trigger a federal election. In this News in Review story we’ll look at how the opposition parties reacted and how a ...
  • 2008
  • 00:13:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2008

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News in Review - December 2007 Harper's Throne Speech Challenge

In late October 2007, the Conservative government outlined its plans in a Throne Speech. Prime Minister Harper also announced that if any of the promised legislation was defeated it would trigger a federal election. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the government’s Throne Speech and how the opposition parties reacted to the Prime Minister’s challenge.
  • 2007
  • 00:12:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2007

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News in Review - April 2007 The Budget: Countdown To An Election?

On March 19, 2007, Stephen Harper's Conservative government tabled its second budget. Because it's a minority government, there was much speculation that if the budget was defeated it could trigger a federal election. In this News in Review story we'll look at the budget and how it was received by the opposition.
  • 2007
  • 00:13:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2007

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News in Review - December 2006 The Liberals Choose a New Leader

In late November 2006, the Liberal Party of Canada held a convention in Montreal to choose a new leader. Eight candidates campaigned for many months. But it all came down to a dramatic vote at the convention. In this News in Review story we’ll examine the Liberal leadership race. We’ll take a close-up look at the candidates and their platforms. ...
  • 2006
  • 00:17:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2006

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