October 26, 2007

PrimeTime Politics Weekend

October 26, 2007

Host Martin Stringer reviews the week’s headlines.

Martin introduces excerpts from a Question Period exchange addressing the length of Canada’s military mission in Afghanistan. Matthias Hoepfner, German ambassador to Canada, joins Martin in the studio to discuss Germany’s military involvement in Afghanistan.

Martin sits down with a panel of MPs to speak about Canada’s military mission in Afghanistan and priorities for the fall parliamentary session. The panellists are MPs Dean Allison (Conservative), John Godfrey (Liberal), Thierry St-Cyr (Bloc Québécois), and Alex Atamanenko (NDP).

Reporters Louise Elliott and John Geddes join Martin in the studio to review the week’s Canadian political developments, including omnibus Bill C-2, the “Tackling Violent Crime Act.”


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Martin Stringer

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.