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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)

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.

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.

Senator and psychiatrist Stan Kutcher joins The Hot Room to talk about the looming legalization of medical assistance in dying for people suffering from mental illness.

Senator and psychiatrist Stan Kutcher joins The Hot Room to talk about the looming legalization of medical assistance in dying for people suffering from mental illness.

Senator and psychiatrist Stan Kutcher joins The Hot Room to talk about the looming legalization of medical assistance in dying for people suffering from mental illness.

Peter Mazereeuw looks back on Ed Broadbent and his legacy in Canadian politics with Frances Abele, a political scientist who helped Broadbent to write his last book, and was his partner during the last years of his life.

Peter Mazereeuw looks back on Ed Broadbent and his legacy in Canadian politics with Frances Abele, a political scientist who helped Broadbent to write his last book, and was his partner during the last years of his life.

Peter Mazereeuw looks back on Ed Broadbent and his legacy in Canadian politics with Frances Abele, a political scientist who helped Broadbent to write his last book, and was his partner during the last years of his life.

The government wants to change the rules constraining Canada's spy agency, CSIS. Peter Mazereeuw talks to Professor Stephanie Carvin about the benefits, and the risks, of giving CSIS new powers.

The government wants to change the rules constraining Canada's spy agency, CSIS. Peter Mazereeuw talks to Professor Stephanie Carvin about the benefits, and the risks, of giving CSIS new powers.

The government wants to change the rules constraining Canada's spy agency, CSIS. Peter Mazereeuw talks to Professor Stephanie Carvin about the benefits, and the risks, of giving CSIS new powers.

Julie Dabrusin, the parliamentary secretary to Canada's ministers of environment and natural resources, joins The Hot Room to field questions about the government's newly-announced plan to impose a cap and trade program on greenhouse gas emissions from the oil and gas sector. 

Julie Dabrusin, the parliamentary secretary to Canada's ministers of environment and natural resources, joins The Hot Room to field questions about the government's newly-announced plan to impose a cap and trade program on greenhouse gas emissions from the oil and gas sector. 

Julie Dabrusin, the parliamentary secretary to Canada's ministers of environment and natural resources, joins The Hot Room to field questions about the government's newly-announced plan to impose a cap and trade program on greenhouse gas emissions from the oil and gas sector. 

What is a basic income, how might it work, and how could we pay for it? Senator Kim Pate tackles those questions, as she and host Peter Mazereeuw discuss her Senate bill proposing a basic income framework. 

What is a basic income, how might it work, and how could we pay for it? Senator Kim Pate tackles those questions, as she and host Peter Mazereeuw discuss her Senate bill proposing a basic income framework. 

What is a basic income, how might it work, and how could we pay for it? Senator Kim Pate tackles those questions, as she and host Peter Mazereeuw discuss her Senate bill proposing a basic income framework.