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April 26

19:00

Scrums

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna answers questions about the federal-provincial disputes over the government’s proposed carbon tax and Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion project. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan speaks to reporters about the Toronto van attack suspect’s brief stint in the Canadian Armed Forces. Groupe parlementaire québécois MP Luc Thériault responds to questions about illegal border crossings in Quebec. NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, and NDP MPs Charlie Angus, Romeo Saganash, and Georgina Jolibois discuss their party’s motion calling for the Pope to come to Canada and apologize for the Catholic Church’s role in residential schools. Conservative MP Blake Richards discusses his private member’s motion calling for a parliamentary committee to study the impact of pregnancy and infant loss on parents.
19:30

Revue Politique

The Trans Mountain pipeline issue gets more complicated. On the one hand, British Columbia has sent a reference question to its highest Court to validate its objective of regulating the heavy crude oil transport. On the other hand, Ottawa has published an open letter, signed by the federal Environment and Climate Change minister, to try to reassure the province that no environmental disaster will ensue thereafter. Pierre Donais welcomes the following MPs to discuss this matter: Randy Boissonnault (Liberal Party), Sylvie Boucher (Conservative Party), Y (NDP), and Pierre-Luc Dusseault (Bloc Québécois). The federal government announces new measures to help innovative small businesses to protect their intellectual property rights. Recharge véhicule électrique owners David and Marie-Pier Corbeil expound on the difficulties that they have encountered in this area. Le Devoir’s Parliamentary Correspondent Hélène Buzzetti recaps the week’s major topics.
20:00

PrimeTime Politics

Martin Stringer speaks with MPs from Alberta and B.C. about the latest Trans Mountain pipeline developments: Randy Boissonault (Liberal), Richard Cannings (NDP), and Dane Lloyd (Conservative). Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains and parliamentary secretary David Lametti discuss today’s announcement on intellectual property. Trade expert John Weekes analyzes the latest developments at the NAFTA talks in Washington. Neli Esipova, Gallup’s director of research for global migration, discusses a new poll that shows Canada is among the world’s most accepting countries for newcomers. Political commentators Sarah Bain, Robin MacLachlan, and Tim Powers debate this week’s top stories. Also: British Columbia announces a constitutional reference on pipeline regulation. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Summit.
22:30

Revue Politique

The Trans Mountain pipeline issue gets more complicated. On the one hand, British Columbia has sent a reference question to its highest Court to validate its objective of regulating the heavy crude oil transport. On the other hand, Ottawa has published an open letter, signed by the federal Environment and Climate Change minister, to try to reassure the province that no environmental disaster will ensue thereafter. Pierre Donais welcomes the following MPs to discuss this matter: Randy Boissonnault (Liberal Party), Sylvie Boucher (Conservative Party), Y (NDP), and Pierre-Luc Dusseault (Bloc Québécois). The federal government announces new measures to help innovative small businesses to protect their intellectual property rights. Recharge véhicule électrique owners David and Marie-Pier Corbeil expound on the difficulties that they have encountered in this area. Le Devoir’s Parliamentary Correspondent Hélène Buzzetti recaps the week’s major topics.
23:00

Question Period

Witness all the action in the House of Commons when Canada’s elected officials meet daily to debate the issues. The Government and Opposition exchange questions and answers on how the country is being run and what issues are pressing the political agenda.

April 27

00:00

PrimeTime Politics

Martin Stringer speaks with MPs from Alberta and B.C. about the latest Trans Mountain pipeline developments: Randy Boissonault (Liberal), Richard Cannings (NDP), and Dane Lloyd (Conservative). Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains and parliamentary secretary David Lametti discuss today’s announcement on intellectual property. Trade expert John Weekes analyzes the latest developments at the NAFTA talks in Washington. Neli Esipova, Gallup’s director of research for global migration, discusses a new poll that shows Canada is among the world’s most accepting countries for newcomers. Political commentators Sarah Bain, Robin MacLachlan, and Tim Powers debate this week’s top stories. Also: British Columbia announces a constitutional reference on pipeline regulation. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Summit.
02:30

Revue Politique

The Trans Mountain pipeline issue gets more complicated. On the one hand, British Columbia has sent a reference question to its highest Court to validate its objective of regulating the heavy crude oil transport. On the other hand, Ottawa has published an open letter, signed by the federal Environment and Climate Change minister, to try to reassure the province that no environmental disaster will ensue thereafter. Pierre Donais welcomes the following MPs to discuss this matter: Randy Boissonnault (Liberal Party), Sylvie Boucher (Conservative Party), Y (NDP), and Pierre-Luc Dusseault (Bloc Québécois). The federal government announces new measures to help innovative small businesses to protect their intellectual property rights. Recharge véhicule électrique owners David and Marie-Pier Corbeil expound on the difficulties that they have encountered in this area. Le Devoir’s Parliamentary Correspondent Hélène Buzzetti recaps the week’s major topics.
03:00

Scrums

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna answers questions about the federal-provincial disputes over the government’s proposed carbon tax and Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion project. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan speaks to reporters about the Toronto van attack suspect’s brief stint in the Canadian Armed Forces. Groupe parlementaire québécois MP Luc Thériault responds to questions about illegal border crossings in Quebec. NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, and NDP MPs Charlie Angus, Romeo Saganash, and Georgina Jolibois discuss their party’s motion calling for the Pope to come to Canada and apologize for the Catholic Church’s role in residential schools. Conservative MP Blake Richards discusses his private member’s motion calling for a parliamentary committee to study the impact of pregnancy and infant loss on parents.
03:30

Supreme Court Hearings

Case No. 37381 (January 9, 2018) Did the city exceed its authority when it made a zoning change to private property?
05:30

PrimeTime Politics

Martin Stringer speaks with MPs from Alberta and B.C. about the latest Trans Mountain pipeline developments: Randy Boissonault (Liberal), Richard Cannings (NDP), and Dane Lloyd (Conservative). Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains and parliamentary secretary David Lametti discuss today’s announcement on intellectual property. Trade expert John Weekes analyzes the latest developments at the NAFTA talks in Washington. Neli Esipova, Gallup’s director of research for global migration, discusses a new poll that shows Canada is among the world’s most accepting countries for newcomers. Political commentators Sarah Bain, Robin MacLachlan, and Tim Powers debate this week’s top stories. Also: British Columbia announces a constitutional reference on pipeline regulation. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Summit.
08:00

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Human Rights - April 18, 2018: Senators proceed to study the government’s bill to establish a procedure for expunging certain historically unjust convictions, including convictions that were discriminatorily applied to LGBTQ2 Canadians. Participating in the study on Bill C-66 are the Criminal Lawyers' Association’s Angela Chaisson and Maya Borooah; York University’s Tom Hooper; Laurentian University’s Gary Kinsman; Innocence Canada’s James Lockyer; the Quebec Gay Archives’ Ross Higgins and Jacques Prince; Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network’s Ronald Rosenes; as well as Just Society Committee’s Martine Roy.
10:00

House of Commons Proceedings

Proceedings from the House of Commons: Tune in for continuous LIVE access to Parliament's Lower House as MPs discuss and debate legislation and issues of national importance.
11:00

Question Period

Witness all the action in the House of Commons when Canada’s elected officials meet daily to debate the issues. The Government and Opposition exchange questions and answers on how the country is being run and what issues are pressing the political agenda.
12:00

House of Commons Proceedings

Proceedings from the House of Commons: Tune in for continuous LIVE access to Parliament's Lower House as MPs discuss and debate legislation and issues of national importance.
14:00

Outburst

This week "Outburst" comes to you from Vancouver, Halifax, St. John's, and your nation's capital. We are asking Canadians: How do you think the legalization of recreational marijuana might affect your community? What do you think are the biggest political challenges to legalizing recreational marijuana? Will Canada be ready when marijuana is legalized? How should governments decide on the legal age for recreational marijuana? We also test your Canadian knowledge with our "Brain Teasers" segment!
14:30

Tête à Tête

He has served as a Liberal provincial minister in Quebec, a Conservative federal minister in Ottawa, and Canada’s ambassador in Paris. Pierre Donais sits down with Lawrence Cannon, a man whose career path has been anything but ordinary.
15:00

In Committee From The House Of Commons

International medical relief and justice organizations brief the committee about the current human rights crisis in eastern Ghouta, in Syria. Participating in the briefing are the Union of Medical Relief Organizations-Canada’s (UOSSM) Dr. Hussam Al Fakir and Dr. Anas Al-Kassem, and the Urnammu for Justice and Human Rights’ Muzna Dureid.
16:00

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Agriculture and Forestry - April 19, 2018: Senators continue their study on how the Canadian value-added food sector can be more competitive in global markets. Appearing before the committee are Food & Consumer Products of Canada’s Carla Ventin, Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance’s Claire Citeau, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters’ Mathew Wilson, as well as Conseil de la transformation alimentaire du Québec’s Sylvie Cloutier and Dimitri Fraeys.
18:15

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Legal and Constitutional Affairs - April 19, 2018: John Dickie, president of the Canadian Federation of Apartment Associations, discusses his organization’s concerns about the impact of legal cannabis on residents in multi-unit dwellings.
19:00

British Prime Minister's Question Time

Prime Minister Theresa May was questioned on immigration targets, the resignation of the Home Secretary, the Customs Union, higher education and the potential of a no-deal Brexit. (April 25, 2018)
19:30

Tête à Tête

He has served as a Liberal provincial minister in Quebec, a Conservative federal minister in Ottawa, and Canada’s ambassador in Paris. Pierre Donais sits down with Lawrence Cannon, a man whose career path has been anything but ordinary.
20:00

PrimeTime Politics Weekend

Every Friday, Martin Stringer reviews the week’s key political issues and events through roundtable discussion and analysis with guests. See how the political agenda played out over the course of the week and what it means for Canadians.
20:30

Perspective with Alison Smith

This week on Perspective with Alison Smith: Democracy's Challenge - The Rise of Populism Yascha Mounk, lecturer on political theory at Harvard University and author of "The People Vs. Democracy: Why our Freedom is in Danger and How to Save it," talks about the rise of populist movements in the world and the threat this poses to liberal democracy. Paul Lendvai, author of "Orban: Europe’s New Strongman" and "Hungary: Between Democracy and Authoritarianism," talks about the political situation in Hungary in light of the recent re-election of Viktor Orban as prime minister. Anita Komuves, a journalist with investigative outlet Atlatszo, talks about the recent election campaign and the rural-urban divide that currently exists in Hungary.