Host Martin Stringer reviews the week’s headlines. Martin is joined in the studio by Health Minister Tony Clement to discuss Health Canada’s proposed ban on the use of the chemical Bisphenol A in baby bottles.
Afterwards, Martin sits down with a panel of MPs to analyze the week’s developments, including an RCMP raid on Conservative Party headquarters at the request of Elections Canada. The MPs are Gary Goodyear (Conservative), Mike Savage (Liberal), Meili Faille (Bloc Québécois), and Bill Siksay (NDP).
Also on the program, Martin and David Stewart-Patterson (senior vice-president of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives) discuss an upcoming North American Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) summit, scheduled for April 21–22, 2008. Established in 2005 by Canada, the United States, and Mexico, the SPP’s aim is to address security, prosperity, and quality of life issues affecting partnership members.
Later, Martin speaks with Phil Fontaine, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations. Mr. Fontaine comments on a National Day of Action for aboriginal rights, scheduled to take place on May 29, 2008.
Finally, Martin analyzes the week’s political developments with journalists John Geddes, Louise Elliott, and Bruce Campion-Smith.
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.