CBC Radio’s The House: The Green Party in Crisis


CBC News: Home50:02The Green Party in Crisis

On this week’s show: Two former leadership contestants discuss the fragile situation of the Green Party after reports that party officials discussed revoking the membership of Leader Annamie Paul. Experts discuss the political situation in Haiti after assassins killed the president. Plus, a look at the legacy of official multiculturalism in Canada as we approach the 50th anniversary of politics. 50:02

How blue are the Greens?

The Green Party of Canada has been in a leadership crisis for months, with Leader Annamie Paul and party insiders clashing in public as the prospect of a snap election grows stronger every day. To lead the Greens to this election, Paul must first survive a vote of confidence led by members of the party’s federal council – the very body that has moved against it in recent months.

CBC’s David Thurton sets the stage for next week’s confidence vote, as party members and former leadership contenders Dimitri Lascaris and Amita Kuttner discuss how the conflict is affecting the party’s image at a critical time.

CBC News: Home11:37How blue are the Greens?

As the federal Green Party leadership crisis continues ahead of a confidence vote next week, the House is speaking with two former leadership contestants to get their take on the matter. 11:37

How should Canada help Haiti?

The assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse plunged Haiti deeper into instability. Recently there have been calls inside and outside the country for international support.

Former Canadian Ambassador to Haiti Gilles Rivard and Haitian-Canadian activist Jean Saint-Vil join guest host Adrian Harewood to discuss the role, if any, that Canada should play now. Meanwhile, University of Virginia history professor Laurent Dubois explains how this current crisis fits into the history of Haiti.

CBC News: Home15:33How should Canada help Haiti?

It is a country in crisis and a democracy in danger. Should Canada help restore stability in Haiti now, or should it stay away from a country in a state of emergency? 15:33

Multiculturalism at 50

Almost half a century ago, multiculturalism became official policy in Canada – something introduced by then Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau to recognize the diverse cultures that make up the country. This week, The House examines the legacy of Canadian multiculturalism, what it has meant to Canadian identity and how it has affected our political discourse.

Professors Eve Haque of York University and Yasmeen Abu-Laban of the University of Alberta, as well as Professor Emeritus Donald Forbes of the University of Toronto, share their thoughts.

CBC News: Home10:38Multiculturalism at 50

Official multiculturalism in Canada will be 50 this year. A panel of experts discusses the legacy of multiculturalism as government policy and how it affects what it means to be Canadian. 10:38

UK High Commissioner leaves and thinks

Susan Le Jeune d’Allegeershecque ends her term as British High Commissioner to Canada this month. Recently she sat down with The houses Chris Hall at his official residence in Ottawa to discuss his tenure and the state of relations between the UK and Canada – as well as the common challenges the two countries currently face, from COVID-19 to climate change.

CBC News: Home9:37UK High Commissioner leaves and thinks

Chris Hall speaks with Susan Le Jeune d’Allegeershecque, British High Commissioner to Canada, to discuss his tenure and the state of UK-Canada relations. 9:37


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