Political Blind Date

A fresh new season premieres February 14. Look for new episodes Thursdays at 9 p.m.

Each episode of this six-part series brings politicians with different points of view together on a "date" to bring to life opposing perspectives on important Canadian issues.

Episodes

Air Date: March 21, 2019 - 28:02
Quebec Conservative MP Pierre Paul-Hus and Toronto Liberal MP Rob Oliphant travel to the border to see how asylum seekers are welcomed into Canada. In Toronto, they see the importance of refugees to Canada's economy and social fabric.
Air Date: March 21, 2019 - 00:30
Pierre Paul-Hus, Conservative MP from Quebec City, and Rob Oliphant, Liberal MP from Toronto, travel to the U.S. border to see how irregular immigrants are welcomed into Canada.
Air Date: March 14, 2019 - 00:30
Jenny Kwan, NDP MP, Vancouver East, British Columbia, and Gary Anandasangaree, Liberal MP, Scarborough-Rouge Park, Toronto, explore opportunities for newcomers.
Air Date: March 14, 2019 - 28:02
Vancouver NDP MP Jenny Kwan and Toronto Liberal MP Gary Anandasangaree examine whether the promise of acceptance and opportunities are equal for everyone who arrives in Canada, no matter their origin.
Air Date: March 07, 2019 - 00:30
Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of Mississauga, Ontario meets with Andrew Scheer, Conservative Party Leader, from Regina-Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan, to see if they can bridge the urban-rural divide.
Air Date: March 07, 2019 - 28:00
Ojibway Liberal MP, Don Rusnak, squares off with Cree NDP MP, Romeo Saganash, to examine the reality for Indigenous communities in Ontario and Quebec, and what it will take to transform the country's relationship with Indigenous peoples in Canada.
Air Date: February 28, 2019 - 00:30
Political Blind Date explores a different issue by inviting two politicians to plan a platonic date for one another.
Air Date: February 28, 2019 - 28:03
Do Liberals tax and spend, while Conservatives cut taxes and services? Liberal MP Wayne Easter thinks tax policies help Canadians prosper, but Conservative MP Lisa Raitt thinks money should be left in people's pockets to spend as they see fit.
Air Date: February 21, 2019 - 00:30
Lisa Raitt, Conservative MP and Deputy Party Leader, Milton, Ontario and Wayne Easter, Liberal MP and Chair of the Finance Committee, from Malpeque, Prince Edward Island, pair together to debate tax policy.
Air Date: February 21, 2019 - 28:01
Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Conservative Party Leader from Saskatchewan Andrew Scheer set out to see what the differences and similarities are between urban and rural voters and their needs.
Air Date: February 14, 2019 - 28:02
Toronto Liberal MP Marco Mendicino debates Alberta Conservative MP Glen Motz about Canada's relationship with guns. Does Bill-C71 infringe on the rights of law-abiding gun owners, and will it stop illegal guns used in violent crimes?
Air Date: February 14, 2019 - 00:30
Marco Mendicino, Liberal MP and former Crown Prosecutor from Toronto, squares off with Glen Motz, Conservative MP and former police officer from Medicine Hat, Alberta, about Canada's relationship with guns.
Air Date: February 14, 2019 - 00:30
Romeo Saganash, a Cree NDP MP from Abitibi-James Bay-Nunavik-Eeyou (Quebec) and Don Rusnak, an Ojibway Liberal MP from Thunder Bay-Rainy River, Ontario, uncover differing approaches on how best to improve Indigenous communities in Canada.