October 1, 2017

Monday September 25

Peter Van Dusen discusses the NAFTA negotiations with Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay, Perrin Beatty (Canadian Chamber of Commerce), and John Murphy (U.S. Chamber of Commerce).

Wednesday September 27

Peter Van Dusen and Martin Stringer have full coverage on today’s trade news, from the NAFTA talks to the political fallout from the U.S. tariff decision on Bombardier aircraft. We hear from Unifor national president Jerry Dias.

Thursday September 28

Suzanne Legault, the federal information commissioner, outlines her concerns with the government’s access to information bill.

Jean-Denis Fréchette, the parliamentary budget officer, discusses his new report on the potential cost of a national pharmacare program.

What does the government’s new cultural policy — and a promise of Netflix investment — mean for Canadians? Peter Van Dusen welcomes David Sparrow (national president of ACTRA),

Friday September 29

Martin Stringer speaks with Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly about the government’s new cultural industry policy.


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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.