October 9, 2009

PrimeTime Politics Weekend

October 9, 2009

Host Martin Stringer sits down with Glen Hodgson, a chief economist at the Conference Board of Canada, to analyze employment statistics from September 2009.

Journalists Louise Elliott and John Geddes join Martin in the studio for a discussion about the week’s major news stories, including the Liberal Party’s leadership under Michael Ignatieff.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks about pressing political issues with reporters in Welland, Ont.

In an October 8th meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, members consider
Bill C-15, which proposes minimum penalties for serious drug offences. Justice Minister Rob Nicholson and lawyers Phil Downes and Howard L. Krongold deliver their testimony before being questioned by Conservative senators Pierre Claude Nolin and John D. Wallace, among others.


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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.