October 23, 2016

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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Peter Van Dusen

A distinctive and popular personality with more than two decades of reporting and anchoring experience, Peter is a well-known journalist in Canada’s political arena. He joined CPAC in 2001 to host CPAC’s flagship show, PrimeTime Politics, and as Executive Producer of the channel has guided the evolution of programming to strengthen the viewer experience. Prior to joining CPAC, Peter spent 11 years with CBC Television in Ottawa as the evening anchor for local news.

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Martin Stringer

Having covered the Canadian political scene for more than 25 years, Martin is as politically astute as he is savvy. He joined CPAC in 1996 and has covered leadership races, political conventions and federal elections, serving as PrimeTime Politics’ Hill correspondent daily and host of the show’s Friday edition. Martin began his career as a reporter for CBC Radio in Quebec City and also worked for seven years as national and international producer for CBC Radio’s flagship show, As It Happens.