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PrimeTime Politics This Week - February 26, 2017
How should the government deal with the increasing number of asylum seekers illegally crossing the Canada-U.S. border? MPs Mark Holland (Liberal), Candice Bergen (Conservative), and Matthew Dubé (NDP) present their positions.Members of the Canadian Muslim Forum comment on the upcoming House of Commons vote on the Liberal Party's anti-Islamophobia motion.Peter Van Dusen welcomes MPs Matthew Dubé (NDP), Mark Holland (Liberal), and Larry Miller (Conservative), to discuss Bill C-23, which would expand the U.S. border pre-clearance program.Former Reform party leader Preston Manning discusses the current state of conservative politics.Peter Van Dusen looks at the refugee situation in Manitoba, including an interview with Greg Janzen, reeve of the border community of Emerson-Franklin.

PrimeTime Politics This Week - February 19, 2017
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's first visit with U.S. President Donald Trump: Peter Van Dusen discusses the day's events with Transport Minister Marc Garneau. He also speaks with Chris Sands (Center for Canadian Studies, John Hopkins University) and Scotty Greenwood (Canadian American Business Council).Chief negotiator for NAFTA, John Weeks, looks at upcoming trade challenges for Canada.More on the parliamentary debate surrounding Islamophobia, racism, and discrimination with MPs Marilyn Gladu (Conservative), Sheila Malcolmson (NDP), and Arif Virani (Liberal). Former justice minister Irwin Cotler also offers his thoughts.Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan has promised new spending. MPs James Bezan (Conservative), Randall Garrison (NDP), and Marco Mendicino (Liberal) have their say.

PrimeTime Politics This Week - December 4, 2016
Peter Van Dusen discusses new data on sexual assault in the military with Rear-Adm. Jennifer Bennett, the Canadian Forces lead on responding to misconduct.MPs Pam Goldsmith-Jones (Liberal), Peter Kent (Conservative) and Murray Rankin (NDP) speak about the Prime Minister's reaction to Fidel Castro's death.Auditor General Michael Ferguson meets with the media following the release of his fall report.CPAC's Martin Stringer speaks with MPs Murray Rankin (NDP), Mark Strahl (Conservative) and Jonathan Wilkinson (Liberal) about the government's pipeline announcement.Peter Van Dusen speaks with members of the Special Committee on Electoral Reform, Alexandre Boulerice (NDP), Elizabeth May (Green), Scott Reid (Conservative), and chair Francis Scarpaleggia (Liberal).

PrimeTime Politics This Week - November 6, 2016
Peter Van Dusen reviews the government's immigration targets with MPs Rachel Blaney (NDP), Tom Kmiec (Conservative), and Arif Virani (Liberal).Howard Sapers, the Correctional Investigator of Canada, dicusses his annual report on the federal prison system.Coverage of the Liberal government's fall economic update: Peter Van Dusen welcomes Finance Minister Bill Morneau, Opposition Leader Rona Ambrose, and MPs Guy Caron (NDP), François-Philippe Champagne (Liberal), and Gérard Deltell (Conservative). Later, CPAC's Martin Stringer speaks with NDP leader Thomas Mulcair about the infrastructure promises in the economic update.Assistant Parliamentary Budget Officer Mostafa Askari joins Martin Stringer to discuss the Parliamentary Budget Officer's report on legalizing marijuana and government revenue.More on a class action lawsuit against the federal government by former LGBT employees.Peter Van Dusen questions Transport Minister Marc Garneau about the government's planned measures in the transportation sector, including more consumer protection for airline passengers.

PrimeTime Politics This Week - October 30, 2016
Part five of "The Letters" looks at the obesity issue. Health Minister Jane Philpott discusses her mandate letter.The sixth part of "The Letters" features the aquaculture industry. Peter Van Dusen speaks with Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc.The final installment of "The Letters" looks at employment insurance. Families, Children and Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos reacts to Holly Doan's report.Steven Blaney, the latest Conservative MP to enter the leadership race, discusses his campaign.Protesters disrupt Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's appearance at a young workers' summit in Ottawa.Opposition Leader Rona Ambrose speaks about the unanimous passing of a Conservative motion to recognize ISIS actions against the Yazidi people as genocidal.

PrimeTime Politics This Week - October 23, 2016
Watch the first four installments of "The Letters" starting with Holly Doan's look at climate change and carbon pricing. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna discusses her mandate letter. Part two looks at the mandate of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister John McCallum. In Part three, we focus on access to information and government transparency, and hear from Treasury Board President Scott Brison. The fourth installment looks at the federal relationship with indigenous persons and their growing demographic power. Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett provides reaction.Later, Peter Van Dusen considers the electoral reform debate with MPs Mark Holland (Liberal), Scott Reid (Conservative), and Murray Rankin (NDP).Finally, Martin Stringer speaks with MPs David Lametti (Liberal), Gerry Ritz (Conservative), and Nathan Cullen (NDP) about the collapse of the Canada-EU trade deal.

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