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The Hill Times' Hot Room

Apr 29, 2021

The 2021 federal budget had a lot of spending on domestic policy, but what did it have to say about foreign policy? Hill Times reporter Neil Moss breaks down what the budget said, what it didn't, and what it could mean for Canada's place in a post-pandemic world. 

Music by Gavin Gardiner

Apr 23, 2021

There've been some big developments in the telecommunications industry in the past couple of weeks. Rogers and Shaw announced a $26-billion dollar merger, and the CRTC came out with a decision that could have a big impact on your cellphone bills. We brought on Mike Lee Murphy, editor of the Wire Report, to walk us...

Apr 20, 2021

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland delivered the Liberal government's first budget in two years, marking the first time a woman has done so in Canadian history. Kevin Page, John Delacourt, and Erica Ifill walk us through the document so you don't actually have to read it. Trust us, it's over 700 pages. 

Music by Gavin...

Apr 13, 2021

Canada's a pretty small country. In the face of a declining birth rate, should the government seek to dramatically boost our population? What would happen and how would we even do it? Ipsos CEO Darrell Bricker walks us through it all and what it would mean for Canada's future. 

Music by Kevin MacLeod

Apr 8, 2021

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland will present the government's first budget in two years on April 19. Finance committee chair Wayne Easter and vice-chair Pat Kelly join The Hot Room to give us their take on what should be in the budget and what role the Finance committee plays in the budget process. 

Music by Kevin...