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Political insiders and policy experts weigh in on the biggest stories in Candian politics every week. The Hill Times’ reporters take you behind the curtain, and reveal details that didn’t make it into the final version of their latest stories.

The Hill Times Hotroom is hosted and edited by deputy editor Peter Mazereeuw. The show is a Hill Times production. Art was created by senior online and graphic designer Joey Sabourin. Music attribution: “Faster Does It” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) and “Acid Trumpet” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) (Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License)

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Conservative MP and public safety critic Raquel Dancho weighs in on the expansive gun ban proposed by the Liberal government, and the clash of cultures highlighted by the gun control debate.

Conservative MP and public safety critic Raquel Dancho weighs in on the expansive gun ban proposed by the Liberal government, and the clash of cultures highlighted by the gun control debate.

Conservative MP and public safety critic Raquel Dancho weighs in on the expansive gun ban proposed by the Liberal government, and the clash of cultures highlighted by the gun control debate.

A group of mayors from big cities and small towns are arriving in Ottawa on Dec. 5 to lobby the federal government. Taneen Rudyk, the president of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, joins The Hot Room to discuss what they'll be talking about behind closed doors.

A group of mayors from big cities and small towns are arriving in Ottawa on Dec. 5 to lobby the federal government. Taneen Rudyk, the president of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, joins The Hot Room to discuss what they'll be talking about behind closed doors.

A group of mayors from big cities and small towns are arriving in Ottawa on Dec. 5 to lobby the federal government. Taneen Rudyk, the president of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, joins The Hot Room to discuss what they'll be talking about behind closed doors.

The Hot Room

Tracking how much money Canada's government spends, and how MPs approve that spending, is surprisingly complicated. Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux talks us through it on the latest Hot Room podcast. 

Tracking how much money Canada's government spends, and how MPs approve that spending, is surprisingly complicated. Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux talks us through it on the latest Hot Room podcast. 

Tracking how much money Canada's government spends, and how MPs approve that spending, is surprisingly complicated. Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux talks us through it on the latest Hot Room podcast. 

Shachi Kurl, the president of the Angus Reid Institute, talks us through her latest survey of Canadians and Americans on their support for democracy, strongmen, military rule, and more.

Shachi Kurl, the president of the Angus Reid Institute, talks us through her latest survey of Canadians and Americans on their support for democracy, strongmen, military rule, and more.

Shachi Kurl, the president of the Angus Reid Institute, talks us through her latest survey of Canadians and Americans on their support for democracy, strongmen, military rule, and more.