Host Martin Stringer speaks with a video panel of MPs about highlights from the spring parliamentary session. The MPs are Dean Del Mastro (Conservative), Wayne Easter (Liberal), and Charlie Angus (NDP). Discussion topics include the “Green Shift” environmental plan announced by Liberal Party leader Stéphane Dion.
Afterwards, Martin presents excerpts from a speech given by United States Republican presidential candidate John McCain at a press conference in Ottawa, Ont. Mr. McCain addresses key issues in Canada–U.S. relations, emphasizing his support for NAFTA and harmonized energy policies.
Martin is then joined in the studio by journalists Norma Greenaway and Joël-Denis Bellavance to review major political developments from the spring 2008 parliamentary session.
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.