Sunday Scrum: A snap election averted


CBC News Network’s Sunday Scrum panel is your destination for frank discussion and analysis of the week’s big political stories. 

Starting next week on Nov. 1, tune into CBC News Network from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET for Rosemary Barton Live, a mix of breaking political news and compelling conversations with newsmakers and Canadians across the country.

This week, we talk to our panellists about averting a snap fall election after the Liberal government survived a confidence vote on a Conservative motion to create a special committee to probe the government’s ethics and pandemic spending.

The panellists also discuss the latest in southwest Nova Scotia’s fishery dispute as Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde calls for RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki to resign after she defended the RCMP’s response to the conflict.

Also on the program: a discussion of British Columbia’s projected NDP majority, renewed outrage over the use of racial slurs and a look back at the most memorable moments of the Sunday Scrum.

WATCH | Snap election averted as federal Liberals survive confidence vote:

Canadians will not be heading to the polls for a snap fall election after the Liberal government survived a confidence vote this week on a Conservative motion to create a special committee to probe the government’s ethics and pandemic spending. 9:14

WATCH | N.S. fishery dispute continues:

A temporary injunction was issued this week to end blockades against Indigenous fishers in Nova Scotia. Meanwhile, Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde is calling on RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki to resign days after she defended the RCMP’s response to the ongoing dispute between Mi’kmaw lobster harvesters and non-Indigenous commercial fishers. 6:13

WATCH | CBC projects B.C. NDP majority:

Our political panel discusses the provincial election in British Columbia, where John Horgan’s NDP is projected to form a historic majority government for the first time in more than 20 years. 4:51

WATCH | Racial slur sparks debate:

Controversy has been raging this week after a University of Ottawa professor used a racial slur in a class discussion, prompting a student complaint and a debate over academic freedom. 6:53

WATCH | A look back:

As CBC’s Sunday political coverage expands and evolves, we take a look back at how the Sunday Scrum got to this point. 11:50



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