February 20, 2009

PrimeTime Politics Weekend

February 20, 2009

Host Martin Stringer reviews the week’s headlines, focusing on Canada’s struggling automotive industry.

In a press conference, Industry Minister Tony Clement comments on restructuring plans submitted to the federal and Ontario governments by automakers General Motors and Chrysler. The plans contain proposals for restructuring within the auto industry, including maintaining production levels and increasing government aid funding. After speaking, Mr. Clement answers questions from reporters.

In Toronto, Ontario Economic Development Minister Michael Bryant speaks with reporters about the Ontario government’s auto industry restructuring plan.

Following this, Ken Lewenza, Jim Stanford, and Chris Buckley (representatives from the Canadian Autoworkers Union) are shown reacting to the plans put forward by GM and Chrysler.


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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.