PrimeTime Politics Weekend

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PrimeTime Politics Weekend - November 6, 2009

Host Martin Stringer speaks with Dr. William Bowie, a clinician and a professor at the University of British Columbia, about the status of the H1N1”swine flu” virus in B.C.

Journalists Susan Lunn and Joël-Denis Bellavance join Martin in the studio to discuss the week in federal politics, including the future of the long-gun registry after Bill C-391 (legislation to repeal the long-gun registry) passed its second reading in the House of Commons on November 4th.

In the House of Commons foyer, various MPs comment on the planned withdrawal of Canadian Forces troops from Afghanistan by November 2011.

In Gatineau, Que., Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon discusses plans for an upcoming G8 foreign ministers meeting in the Outaouais region. Afterwards, Mr. Cannon takes questions from reporters.

Also on the program, CPAC’s Danielle Young reports on key campaign issues and profiles candidates in the riding of Hochelaga, Que., ahead of the November 9, 2009, federal by-election.

The Senate Standing Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce continues its consideration of Bill S-32 (an Act to Amend the Patent Act (Drugs for Humanitarian Purposes)). Testimony is presented by representatives from the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign.

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About Martin Stringer

About 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.

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