Wednesday, November 15
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau outlines Canada’s new peacekeeping commitments in a speech to the 2017 UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial conference in Vancouver and speaks to reporters. Ministers Chrystia Freeland (foreign affairs), Harjit Sajjan (national defence) and Marie-Claude Bibeau (international development), as well as General Jonathan Vance (Canada’s chief of defence staff), also speak to the media.
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.
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.