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Liberals announce democratic reform in the Senate, but details are scant

Dec 4 2015 — Evan Solomon — Ontario Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk explains why Ontarians have been paying 80 per cent more, or $37 billion more, for their electricity over the past eight years than they should have been. Patrick Brown, the Ontario Progressive Conservative leader, reacts to the explosive Auditor General’s report. Liberal Government House leader Dominic LeBlanc says his party’s […]

Trudeau pledges more money to fight climate change, but how will he deliver results?

Dec 1 2015 — Evan Solomon — MPs Peter Schiefke and Ed Fast debate Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s climate change commitments and how billions of dollars will result in hard results on combating emissions. Political reporter with The Telegram in St. John’s, Newfoundland discusses the provincial election and Liberal sweep of provincial politics. Former Environmental Commissioner Scott Vaughan and former head of […]

Trudeau doesn’t take sides amidst tensions between Russia and Turkey November 26, 2015

Nov 26 2015 — Evan Solomon — Janice Stein and Bassma Momani discuss Trudeau’s foreign policy decisions in the wake of the Paris attacks and rising tensions between Russia and Turkey. Part II of Evan Solomon’s interview with former Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty on leadership, climate change and politics. Former B.C. premier Ujjal Dosanjh discusses his spat with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne […]

Not so fast… Liberals push back deadline for resettlement of 25,000 Syrian refugees

Nov 25 2015 — Evan Solomon — Immigration, Citizenship and Refugees Minister John McCallum explains why the Liberals have pushed back the deadline for resettling 25,000 Syrian refugees, now committing to bring 10,000 by Dec. 31 and another 15,000 by the end of February. Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie says her city is willing and able to host Syrians arriving to Canada over […]

New veterans affairs minister promises to end lump sum disability payments

Nov 11 2015 — Evan Solomon — The new Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr promises to end the controversial lump sum payment in the new Veterans Charter and move all veterans back to the old pension system. “We’re moving full-throttle towards moving back to the pensions that were in place prior to 2006,” Minister Hehr told Evan Solomon on SiriusXM’s Everything is […]