Host Martin Stringer discusses the week’s major political developments with a video panel of MPs featuring Mike Wallace (Conservative), Omar Alghabra (Liberal), and Libby Davies (NDP). Discussion topics include a decision by Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) against developing new nuclear reactors that would ensure future supplies of medical isotopes.
Later in the program, journalists Bruce Campion-Smith and Louise Elliott join Martin in the studio to analyze the week’s key political news. Discussion topics include the $30 billion Canada First Defence Strategy presented by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the proposed carbon tax put forward by the Liberal Party.
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.