CBC News: The House48:28War in Ukraine is a risk for the whole world, says Governor General
Testimony begins at Emergencies Act inquiry
A landmark investigation began this week examining the federal government’s first use of the Emergencies Act to suppress Freedom Convoy protests.
The House highlights key moments from the first two days of the investigation, then reporters Susan Delacourt of the Toronto Star and Matt Gurney of the Line breaks down the issues for the government and the country.
CBC News: The House15:12Testimony begins at Emergencies Act inquiry
Governor General Speaks Out on Russian Aggression, Criticizes Travel Spending
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has shone the spotlight on the Arctic, even the NATO chief remarked that the shortest route to North America for Russian missiles would be over the North Pole. This week, Governor General Mary Simon spoke about the repercussions of the invasion of Ukraine at the Arctic Circle Assembly, an annual international gathering in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Simon — who has spent years reflecting on the importance of the North — both as an Inuit leader and as a diplomat — sits down with host Catherine Cullen to discuss the challenges facing the Arctic and explains why his travel to international gatherings is an essential part of his job.
CBC News: The House15:10Governor General Speaks Out on Russian Aggression, Criticizes Travel Spending
Ukrainian MP reflects on another dark turning point in the war
In the weeks following a successful counteroffensive that saw Ukraine retake territory in its south and east, Russia responded with a barrage of missile attacks, which killed dozens of civilians. It is a stark reminder of Ukraine’s vulnerability and recalls the chaos and destruction of the early stages of the invasion.
To talk about recent developments and their impact on Ukraine and his own family, The House reunites with Inna Sovsun, member of the Ukrainian parliament.
CBC News: The House5:51Ukrainian MP reflects on another dark turning point in the war
The difficulty of tracking human rights abuses in Ukraine
The recent strikes against civilians in Ukraine add to the tragic toll that has already accumulated after more than seven months of war. Some civilians were killed in the fighting and some, according to the UN, were subjected to torture and other human rights violations.
Matilda Bogner, head of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, joins the program to talk about the scale of human rights abuses in the conflict and the challenges facing her organization to document the atrocities.
CBC News: The House9:41The difficulty of tracking human rights abuses in Ukraine