November 6, 2016

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.


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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.