Host Martin Stringer conducts a video interview with Industry Minister Jim Prentice, focusing on the government’s reasons for rejecting an American takeover bid for MacDonald Dettweiler & Associates (MDA), a Canadian space technology firm.
Following this, Martin is joined in the studio by a panel of MPs to discuss the week’s political developments, including concerns about a possible national security risk posed by the relationship between Foreign Affairs Minister Maxime Bernier and his former girlfriend. The panellists are MPs James Moore (parliamentary secretary to the minister of Public Works and Government Services), Martha Hall Findlay (Liberal), Paul Crête (Bloc Québécois), and Paul Dewar (NDP).
Also on the program, Martin speaks with journalists John Geddes and Louise Elliott about the week’s major political news stories.
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.