Highlights of the week’s political and public events with Martin Stringer.
In Toronto, Ont., Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces new funding for the renovation of the Toronto Reference Library. Toronto Mayor David Miller comments on the funding announcement and Mr. Harper responds to questions from journalists.
In Vancouver, B.C., Leona Aglukkaq (the federal minister of health) and Dr. David Butler-Jones (the chief public health officer) provide an update on the H1N1 flu virus.
In Ottawa, the group Fair Vote Canada launches a Declaration of Voters’ Rights, part of its campaign for proportional representation at the federal level. Larry Gordon (Fair Vote Canada), John Trent (University of Ottawa), Nathalie Des Rosiers (Canadian Civil Liberties Association), and Ed Broadbent (former NDP leader) comment on the Declaration.
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.