October 30, 2016

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.


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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.