Host Martin Stringer reviews the day’s headlines, including the Liberal interim leadership race and concerns about temporary General Motors plant closures.
Journalists Bruce Cheadle, Susan Lunn, and Joël-Denis Bellavance discuss their expectations for Michael Ignatieff, the newly selected interim leader of the federal Liberal Party. Topics of discussion also include the pending federal budget, the appointment of eighteen Conservative senators to fill vacant positions, and the prorogation of Parliament until January 26, 2009.
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.