Host Martin Stringer reviews the week’s headlines, including the alleged abuse of Afghan detainees transferred from Canadian Forces to Afghan authorities. Martin discusses these allegations with a panel of MPs featuring Rod Bruinooge (Conservative), Mark Holland (Liberal), Nicole Demers (Bloc Québécois), and Denise Savoie (NDP).
Journalists Susan Lunn and Bill Curry join Martin in the studio to speak about the week’s Canadian political developments, focusing on the treatment of Afghan detainees and an environmental action plan released by the Conservative government.
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.