Host Martin Stringer reviews the week’s headlines, including MP reactions to the launch of an independent investigation into alleged corruption within the RCMP. Wade Deisman (criminology professor at the University of Ottawa) joins Martin in the studio to analyze the political strategy behind the investigation, which was called by Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day.
Martin sits down with a panel of MPs to discuss the investigation further, featuring James Moore (Conservative), Wayne Easter (Liberal), and Nicole Demers (Bloc Québécois). The MPs also discuss a rewrite of Bill C-30, Canada’s Clean Air Act.
Journalists Susan Lunn and Paul Samyn join Martin in the studio to review the week’s political developments, including the Bill C-30 rewrite, claims of unfairness in the provincial equalization payment formula, and the future of the Canadian Wheat Board.
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.