Host Martin Stringer reviews the week’s headlines, including a report tabled by Environment Minister John Baird before a House of Commons Committee on Energy, the Environment, and Natural Resources. The report, entitled “The Cost of Bill C-288 to Canadian Families and Business,” claims that respecting Kyoto Accord targets would trigger an economic recession in Canada. Martin sits down with a panel of MPs to discuss the report further. The panellists are MPs Gary Goodyear (Conservative), John Godfrey (Liberal), Thierry St-Cyr (Bloc Québécois), and Peter Stoffer (NDP).
Martin conducts a video interview with Ted Morton (Alberta Minister of Sustainable Resource Development and former senator-in-waiting), focusing on Senate reforms proposed by the Conservative Party.
Journalists Susan Lunn and Bill Curry join Martin in the studio to review the week’s proceedings in the House.
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.