October 8, 2017

Tuesday, October 3
Peter Van Dusen speaks with Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami president Natan Obed, who are both in Ottawa for the First Ministers and Indigenous Leaders meeting.

Wednesday, October 4
Peter Van Dusen looks at the debates over corporate tax and taxing marijuana with MPs Bill Blair (Liberal), Don Davies (NDP), and Pierre Poilievre (Conservative).

Human rights advocate and former cabinet minister Irwin Cotler discusses the passage of Canada’s “Magnitsky” law for sanctions against foreign officials.

Thursday, October 5

Peter Van Dusen reviews the fallout from TransCanada’s abandonment of the Energy East pipeline project. He speaks with Keith Brooks (Environmental Defence) and Jayson Myers (Canadian Chamber of Commerce).

Friday, October 6
Martin Stringer speaks with Chief Marcia Brown Martel about compensation for Indigenous people caught in the “Sixties Scoop” and placed in non-Indigenous foster homes.


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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.