February 6, 2009

PrimeTime Politics Weekend

February 6, 2009

Host Martin Stringer reports on the week’s headlines, focusing on widespread job losses across the country.

Martin sits down with Miles Corak (co-chair of the Canadian Employment Research Forum) to discuss the potential implications of these job losses.

Yukon Premier Dennis Fentie joins Martin in the studio to speak about how the global economic downturn is affecting Yukon.

Martin is joined in the studio by journalists Susan Lunn and Elizabeth Thompson to review the week’s major political developments. Topics of discussion include concerns about protectionist legislation contained in a United States economic stimulus plan. The legislation is undergoing a review in the U.S. Senate.

Also on the program, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty speaks with reporters about the government’s plan to counteract the global recession and MPs comment on Canadian job losses.


image - Martin Stringer

Martin Stringer

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.