July 10, 2009

Host Martin Stringer reviews the week’s headlines, focusing on the final day of the 2009 G8 Summit held July 8–10 in L’Aquila, Italy.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks with reporters about issues addressed over the course of the summit, including the global economic recession, international food security, and the situations in Iran, North Korea, and Afghanistan.

United States President Barack Obama holds a closing press conference, reflecting on issues raised during the G8 Summit. This G8 summit is Mr. Obama’s first since his election into office in November 2008.

United Kingdom Prime Minister Gordon Brown takes questions from the media, focusing on the U.K.’s military involvement in Afghanistan and Pakistan.


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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.