Host Martin Stringer reviews the week’s headlines.
Allain Pellerin (executive director of the Conference of Defence Associations) and Paul Champ (legal counsel for Amnesty International Canada) join Martin in the studio to discuss a detainee transfer agreement made between the Canadian government and the Kandahar director of Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security.
Martin sits down with a panel of MPs to review the week’s Canadian political developments, including the detainee transfer agreement. The panellists are MPs Jeff Watson (Conservative), Omar Alghabra (Liberal), Thierry St-Cyr (Bloc Québécois), and Paul Dewar (NDP).
Journalists Louise Elliott and Gloria Galloway join Martin in the studio to analyze the week’s political news, focusing on the detainee transfer agreement and political opposition to Hockey Canada’s decision to name Shane Doan as Team Canada captain for the 2007 World Championships.
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.