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PrimeTime Politics - December 12, 2016
Peter Van Dusen welcomes TV personality and businessman Kevin O’Leary to discuss a potential Conservative leadership run. Martin Stringer has more on O’Leary’s speech to Conservative MPs in Ottawa. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a news conference in Ottawa. We have reaction to his latest comments on fundraising from MPs Daniel Blaikie (NDP), Blaine Calkins (Conservative), and Mario Mendicino (Liberal). MPs also debate the government’s new bill on safe injection sites: Rachel Blaney (NDP), Colin Carrie (Conservative), and Michel Picard (Liberal). Journalists Gloria Galloway (The Globe and Mail) and John Ivison (National Post) discuss the latest political developments. Also:Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a news conference in Ottawa. The parliamentary budget officer discusses military spending at a Senate committee.










PrimeTime Politics - November 22, 2016
Peter Van Dusen has full coverage of the government’s decision on fighter jet procurement: Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, David Perry of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, and MPs James Bezan (Conservative), Randall Garrison (NDP), and John McKay (Liberal). House leaders debate the week’s political issues: Candice Bergen (Conservative), Kevin Lamoureux (parliamentary secretary), and Murray Rankin (NDP).Carlo Dade, director of the Canada West Foundation’s Centre for Trade and Investment, discusses Canada’s trade agenda and the future of NAFTA and TPP. Conservative MP Kellie Leitch discusses her leadership campaign. Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr explains the decision to reduce the daily amount of medical marijuana issued to veterans. Also:The full government announcement on the Boeing Super Hornet aircraft.Finance Minister Bill Morneau speaks to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

PrimeTime Politics - November 21, 2016
Peter Van Dusen has reaction to the government’s planned phase-out of coal-fired power by 2030: Erin Flanagan (Pembina Institute), Ian Culbert (Canadian Public Health Association), and MPs Ed Fast (Conservative), Alastair McGregor (NDP), and Jonathan Wilkinson (Liberal). MPs also debate trade issues: David Lametti (Liberal), Tracey Ramsey (NDP), and Gerry Ritz (Conservative). David Coletto of Abacus Data outlines new polling data about Canadian attitudes on the economy, the environment, foreign affairs, and health care.Journalists Joël-Denis Bellavance (La Presse) and John Ivison (National Post) analyze political developments. Also:Retired RCMP officers appear at the Senate national security committee to share their experience of harassment inside the force.









PrimeTime Politics - November 2, 2016
Martin Stringer welcomes NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair and MPs to discuss yesterday’s infrastructure promises in the economic update: Matthew Dubé (NDP), Pablo Rodriguez (Liberal), and Dianne Watts (Conservative). Jean-Denis Fréchette, the parliamentary budget officer, discusses the government’s plan to grant his office more independence and power.Peter Harder, the government’s representative in the Senate, looks ahead to an upper chamber where independent members are the largest group. Journalists David Akin (National Post) and Laura Stone (The Globe and Mail) analyze political developments. Also:Finance Minister Bill Morneau appears at a parliamentary committee.Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef speaks about electoral reform in Ottawa.

PrimeTime Politics - November 1, 2016
Full coverage of the 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). Also: Clark Somerville (president, Federation of Canadian Municipalities), Ian Lee (Sprott School of Business, Carleton University), and David MacDonald (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives). More on a class action against the federal government by former LGBT employees. Martin Stringer examines today’s report from the parliamentary budget officer on legalizing marijuana and government revenue. Also:Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and Government House Leader Bardish Chagger discuss Bill C-22 at a parliamentary committee.

PrimeTime Politics - October 31, 2016
Peter Van Dusen reviews the government’s immigration target with MPs Rachel Blaney (NDP), Tom Kmiec (Conservative), and Arif Virani (Liberal). And Martin Stringer takes a closer look at the numbers. We preview tomorrow’s economic update with MPs Guy Caron (NDP), François-Philippe Champagne (Liberal), and Gérard Deltell (Conservative).Howard Sapers, the Correctional Investigator of Canada, discusses his annual report on the federal prison system. Luiza Savage of POLITICO looks at the final days of the U.S. presidential campaign.Kim Pate discusses her nomination to the Senate as an independent from Ontario.Journalists Joël-Denis Bellavance (La Presse) and John Ivison (National Post) review the latest political developments. Also:The Transportation Safety Board of Canada releases a list of key issues for regulators and industry to consider.




















PrimeTime Politics - October 5, 2016
Peter Van Dusen welcomes Environment Minister Catherine McKenna to discuss climate change policy and the move to implement a Canada-wide price on carbon. We also hear from MPs Linda Duncan (NDP), Ed Fast (Conservative), and Greg Fergus (Liberal). And Dale Marshall (Environmental Defence) and Aaron Wudrick (Canadian Taxpayers Federation) debate the plan. Also:Martin Stringer speaks with Conservative MP Cathay Wagantall about her bill with new penalties for harming or killing a pregnant mother’s unborn child.POLITICO’s Luiza Savage recaps yesterday’s U.S. vice-presidential debate. Journalists Joël-Denis Bellavance (La Presse) and John Ivison (National Post) analyze the latest political developments. A parliamentary committee hears more testimony on suicide in indigenous communities.



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WATCH AND READ: Conservative Leadership

Kevin O’Leary is entering the race, following the latest debate in Quebec City.
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Cabinet shuffle: Freeland to foreign affairs

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Year in Review: Question Period

Look back at some of 2016’s most-viewed question periods in the CPAC Digital Archive.
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Electoral Reboot: Changing the Vote

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WATCH AND READ: task force recommendations on marijuana

The Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation has released its report.
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First ministers announce climate agreement — minus Saskatchewan, Manitoba

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Wednesday: Today in Politics

The government has Bill C-24 on the order paper.