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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: Gavin Gardiner.

Host Peter Mazereeuw interviews Lynette Ong, an expert on power and authoritarianism in China at the University of Toronto. Ong explains how and why China's government tries to shape political outcomes in other countries, and what Canada and its political parties can do to protect themselves.

In February of 2023, the federal government gave control over a $200-million fund to the Foundation for Black Communities. The non-profit FFBC is responsible for channeling that funding into projects led by Black Canadians that aim to make life better for Black communities in Canada. Peter Mazereeuw talks with the FFBC's Leah Sanford and Michelle Musindo about the work they're doing, and why it's needed.

In February of 2023, the federal government gave control over a $200-million fund to the Foundation for Black Communities. The non-profit FFBC is responsible for channeling that funding into projects led by Black Canadians that aim to make life better for Black communities in Canada. Peter Mazereeuw talks with the FFBC's Leah Sanford and Michelle Musindo about the work they're doing, and why it's needed.

In February of 2023, the federal government gave control over a $200-million fund to the Foundation for Black Communities. The non-profit FFBC is responsible for channeling that funding into projects led by Black Canadians that aim to make life better for Black communities in Canada. Peter Mazereeuw talks with the FFBC's Leah Sanford and Michelle Musindo about the work they're doing, and why it's needed.

Journalist Les Whittington joins The Hot Room to share what he's learned about why the Port of Montreal is a key cog in the theft and export of cars in Canada, and why the government hasn't been able to fix the problem.

Journalist Les Whittington joins The Hot Room to share what he's learned about why the Port of Montreal is a key cog in the theft and export of cars in Canada, and why the government hasn't been able to fix the problem.

Journalist Les Whittington joins The Hot Room to share what he's learned about why the Port of Montreal is a key cog in the theft and export of cars in Canada, and why the government hasn't been able to fix the problem.

Conservative campaign strategist Dan Robertson explains how, why, and when political parties use "wedge" issues to improve their chances at winning an election.

Conservative campaign strategist Dan Robertson explains how, why, and when political parties use "wedge" issues to improve their chances at winning an election.

Conservative campaign strategist Dan Robertson explains how, why, and when political parties use "wedge" issues to improve their chances at winning an election.

With Donald Trump campaiging to lead his party into the U.S. presidential election this fall, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has once again dispatched ministers to lobby for Canada's interests in the United States. Hill Times reporter Neil Moss joins the podcast to explain the mission. 

With Donald Trump campaiging to lead his party into the U.S. presidential election this fall, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has once again dispatched ministers to lobby for Canada's interests in the United States. Hill Times reporter Neil Moss joins the podcast to explain the mission. 

With Donald Trump campaiging to lead his party into the U.S. presidential election this fall, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has once again dispatched ministers to lobby for Canada's interests in the United States. Hill Times reporter Neil Moss joins the podcast to explain the mission. 

MPs are set to return to the Hill, and the governing Liberals have plenty to do. What will top the agenda? Peter Mazereeuw talks it through with journalist Dale Smith.

MPs are set to return to the Hill, and the governing Liberals have plenty to do. What will top the agenda? Peter Mazereeuw talks it through with journalist Dale Smith.

MPs are set to return to the Hill, and the governing Liberals have plenty to do. What will top the agenda? Peter Mazereeuw talks it through with journalist Dale Smith.