The National: Rex Murphy Video Podcast
The National: Rex Murphy Video Podcast
thenational@cbc.ca
Love him or hate him, Rex gives his take on topics in the news, from pop culture to politics.
Rex Murphy | Parliament breaks for summer
As the House and the Senate go on recess for the summer, Rex Murphy reflects on the mostly unremarkable session on the Hill while singling out a few exceptions
Jun 23, 2017
3 min
Video
Rex Murphy | Canada's new foreign policy
Rex Murphy on Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan's new direction for Canada in Trump-era America.
Jun 9, 2017
3 min
Video
B.C.'s political drama and Andrew Scheer's rise | At Issue
An agreement between B.C.'s NDP and Green Party likely means the end of Christy Clark's Liberal government, but it's a complicated scenario that could affect some major decisions in Ottawa. The At Issue panel discusses that as well as the new federal Conservative leader.
Jun 1, 2017
14 min
Video
Rex Murphy | B.C.'s NDP-Green alliance could create national unrest
Rex Murphy says the alliance between B.C.'s NDP and Greens could trouble the waters countrywide given its pipeline position.
Jun 1, 2017
3 min
Video
Rex Murphy | Recommended closure of National Energy Board
The Liberal government's recommendation to shutter the National Energy Board and replace it with two new agencies is political dynamite, Rex Murphy says
May 18, 2017
3 min
Video
Rex Murphy | B.C.'s weird election
Rex Murphy has seen some unusual elections in his native Newfoundland, but B.C.'s provincial election was certainly unique, especially since it isn't fully resolved
May 11, 2017
3 min
Video
Rex Murphy | Farewell Mr. O’Leary
This week we said goodbye to the man who wanted Canada’s top job, but his party wasn’t buying his pitch
Apr 27, 2017
3 min
Video
Rex Murphy | Shame on the UN
Rex Murphy thinks Canada might want to re-evaluate its unwavering support for the UN's peacekeeping efforts amid shocking revelations of child abuse and exploitation.
Apr 21, 2017
3 min
Video
Rex Murphy | Political memory loss
What's the most common illness affecting politicians? Memory loss, according to Rex Murphy, who thinks it's especially evident when an opposition party becomes government
Apr 13, 2017
3 min
Video
Rex Murphy | The trouble with subsidizing big business
Rex Murphy argues subsidizing companies like Bombardier in the name of innovation only props up favoured industries and isn't innovative at all.
Mar 31, 2017
3 min
Video
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