CBC Radio’s The House — War in Ukraine is a risk to the whole world, says Governor General


CBC News: The House48:28War in Ukraine is a risk for the whole world, says Governor General

Journalists Susan Delacourt and Matt Gurney analyze the early days of the investigation into the use of the Emergencies Act and its potential political fallout. Governor General Mary Simon discusses Arctic security and diplomatic travel expenses. In addition, a Ukrainian MP describes her vision of the war, and the head of the United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine talks about monitoring human rights violations during the conflict.

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

The House highlights key testimony from the public inquiry into the invocation of the Emergencies Act. Next, reporters Susan Delacourt and Matt Gurney offer an analysis of the proceedings so far.

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

Governor General Mary Simon sits down with host Catherine Cullen to discuss challenges facing the Arctic and why travel to international gatherings is essential to her work.

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

Ukrainian MP Inna Sovsun responds to Canada’s latest military aid package to her country, following recent Russian missile attacks across Ukraine.

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

The head of the United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, Matilda Bogner, describes the scale of human rights violations in Ukraine and her work to try to document them.

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