Power & Politics

Tough but fair, Power & Politics with Rosemary Barton is the political arena where decision-makers answer the questions that matter to you. Barton takes Canadians through the day's political news, offering a daily topical discussion of key issues. With a regular cast of political panelists, and the ever-unfolding drama of the Canadian political scene, Power & Politics is smart and unpredictable — the must-see political affairs program for Canadians everywhere.

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Episodes

Power & Politics Government agrees to end sex-based status discrimination in Indian Act after Senate push New

"They created this problem – not First Nations people, not Indigenous women," says Senator Murray Sinclair.
  • 2017
  • 00:08:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2018

Power & Politics Trans Mountain timeline: how did we get here?

How did we get to the point where the feds are preparing to spend your tax dollars to get this project built?
  • 2018
  • 00:02:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/03/2018

Power & Politics 'Next step' on the road to reconciliation?

Hayden King, professor of Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University, weighs in on Prime Minister Trudeau's decision to split Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada into two separate ministries, some 20 years after the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) recommended such a division.
  • 2017
  • 00:06:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/13/2017

Power & Politics Young voters disappointed after Liberals bail on electoral reform

Does abandoning electoral reform disenfranchise young voters? Jesse Hitchcock of Young Voters of PEI and Eileen Kilgour, Fair Vote Canada, react to the government's decision to turn its back on the promise to change Canada's voting system.
  • 2017
  • 00:07:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/16/2017

Power & Politics O'Leary Bid

Businessman Kevin O'Leary explains his reasons for seeking the Conservative leadership and his plans for defeating the Liberals in 2019.
  • 2017
  • 00:10:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/16/2017

Power & Politics Youth Vote in Unprecedented Numbers in 2015 Election

The 2015 federal election saw a huge increase in turnout among young Canadians — particularly young Canadian women — according to data released by Elections Canada. Éric Grenier, CBC's poll analyst, takes a closer look at the numbers.
  • 2016
  • 00:03:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/05/2016

Power & Politics Senate Passes Assisted Dying Bill

Host Rosemary Barton speaks with Senate Liberal Leader James Cowan about whether or not the amended Bill C-14 on assisted dying meets the constitutional bar and why the Senate passed it despite the fact that its narrow scope for access was denounced.
  • 2016
  • 00:04:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/05/2016

Power & Politics Digital Democracy: E-petitions

The federal government has taken a small step towards decreasing the "democratic deficit". Canadians can now sign and submit e-petitions through Parliament's website. Rosie Barton discusses the initiative with its champion, Kennedy Stewart, BC NDP MP, who believes the change will increase citizen participation in government. He discusses the planning and deliberation by parliamentary committee that helped this measure pass.
  • 2015
  • 00:06:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/11/2016

Power & Politics Electoral Reform Explained

Having promised that the 2015 federal election will be the last under the first-past-the-post system, Justin Trudeau and the Liberals face the daunting task of determining the best option for electoral reform. Dave Meslin from Unlocked Democracy gives a visual demonstration of several alternatives, including the run-off election (or ranked ballot), single transferable vote (STV) and mixed-member proportional representation (MMP).
  • 2015
  • 00:08:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/07/2016

Power & Politics Security Controversy

Ray Boisvert, former assistant director of intelligence for CSIS, talks about the use of controversial security certificates that allow the federal government to detain residents and foreign nationals indefinitely if they pose a threat to national security. Boisvert brings an insider's view to how security certificates are put together, how government ministers would be briefed on cases requiring these certificates, ...
  • 2013
  • 00:11:05
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 10/05/2015