December 10, 2017

PrimeTime Politics This Week

December 10, 2017

Wednesday, December 6:

U.S. President Donald Trump announces his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Peter Van Dusen speaks with Bessma Momani (senior fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation).

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau winds down his trip to China. Peter Van Dusen talks about the lack of a Canada-China free trade agreement with MPs David Lametti (Liberal), Dean Allison (Conservative), and Peter Julian (NDP). Peter also speaks with Lynette Ong (Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto).

Thursday, December 7:

The federal government wrestles with the distribution of cannabis excise tax revenue as the deadline for legalizing marijuana approaches. Peter speaks with Bill Blair, parliamentary secretary to the ministers of justice and health.

The Supreme Court of Canada wraps up a two-day hearing on the legality of provincial importation limits for alcohol. Cannabis activist Jodie Emery joins us to discuss the case’s potential implications on the sale of legalized marijuana.

Friday, December 8:

Martin Stringer speaks with Kimberley Hanson (director, Federal Affairs, Diabetes Canada) about the Canada Revenue Agency’s decision to review its rejection of tax credits to diabetes sufferers.


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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.