Host Martin Stringer reviews the week’s headlines, focusing on three confidence motions put forward by the Conservative Party in the House of Commons.
A panel of MPs join Martin in the studio to discuss these confidence motions, one of which concerns the length of Canada’s military mission in Afghanistan. Sitting on the panel are MPs Richard Dykstra (Conservative), Alan Tonks (Liberal), Carole Lavallée (Bloc Québécois), and Peter Julian (NDP).
Afterward, Martin sits down with Nanos Research president Nik Nanos to analyze poll results gauging federal party popularity across Canada.
Martin then reflects on the week’s major news stories with journalists Joël-Denis Bellavance and Susan Lunn.
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.