February 5, 2017

PrimeTime Politics This Week

February 5, 2017

The government has reversed its campaign pledge to change Canada’s electoral system. Peter Van Dusen welcomes Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould, NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair, and MPs Nathan Cullen (NDP), Marco Mendicino (Liberal), and Scott Reid (Conservative).

Amira Elghawaby, of the National Council of Canadian Muslims, discusses the Quebec City mosque attack.

POLITICO’s Luiza Savage joins us from Washington to analyze the latest developments involving U.S. President Donald Trump.

Infrastructure and Communities Minister Amarjeet Sohi discusses federal infrastructure funding.


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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.