Sheridan Scott (the commissioner of the Canadian Competition Bureau) joins host Martin Stringer in the studio to discuss the bureau’s investigation into alleged gasoline price fixing in Quebec.
Afterwards, Martin analyzes the week’s political developments with a video panel of MPs featuring James Moore (parliamentary secretary to the minister of Public Works and Government Services), Carolyn Bennett (Liberal), and Dawn Black (NDP). Discussion focuses on Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s official apology for the Canadian residential school system. Mr. Harper delivered this apology in the House of Commons on June 11, 2008.
Later in the program, journalists Susan Lunn and John Geddes join Martin in the studio to analyze the spring session of Parliament.
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.