June 5, 2009

Host Martin Stringer is joined by Mark Nantais (president of the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association) and Richard Gauthier (president of the Canadian Automobile Dealers’ Association) to discuss the state of Canada’s automobile industry.

Martin sits down with journalists Susan Lunn and David Akin to discuss the week’s major news stories, focusing on Natural Resources Minister Lisa Raitt and future of Atomic Energy Canada Limited (AECL). Ms. Raitt and her staff left cabinet briefing documents concerning the AECL – some of which were classified as “secret” – at the Ottawa Bureau of CTV News. After having the papers in their possession for six days, CTV reported on the misplaced documents. Ms. Raitt offered her resignation to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who refused it.

In Ottawa, Justice Minister Rob Nicholson and Conservative MP Jacques Gourde speak with reporters about the tabling of legislation that would prevent convicted murderers from receiving early parole.

Martin also presents coverage of the unveiling of a monument commemorating the Royal Canadian Navy during a ceremony held in Normandy, France. This ceremony marks the 65th anniversary of D-Day. Veterans Affairs Minister Greg Thompson is among those in attendance.


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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.