Liberal Party leader Michael Ignatieff joins host Martin Stringer in the studio to reflect on his visit to Washington, D.C. Mr. Ignatieff also comments on his book, “True Patriot Love: Four Generations in Search of Canada,” which traces his familial ties to Canada.
Martin then sits down with journalists Louise Elliott and John Geddes to review the week’s political developments, including the Liberal Party’s position on a possible tax increase to help counteract the slumping Canadian economy.
In Washington, United States Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner holds a press conference to discuss pending G-7 and G-20 meetings to address the state of international financial markets. Mr. Geithner then fields questions from reporters.
In Ottawa, Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq and a group of public health officials provide details about the H1N1 “swine flu” virus and outline the government’s approach to prevent the virus’s spread.
Former British prime minister Tony Blair delivers a speech at the Canadian Club of Toronto, focusing on the fight against malaria and on interfaith co-operation.
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.