Pierre Poilievre (the parliamentary secretary to the prime minister), Dennis Edney (the lawyer for Omar Khadr), and Barry Coburn (the United States lawyer for Mr. Khadr), among others, comment on the appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada of the federal government’s inaction regarding the repatriation of Canadian citizen Omar Khadr. Mr. Khadr was held in Cuba’s Guantanamo Bay detention centre from 2002 to 2009 on suspicion of war crimes.
In Ottawa, public health officials announce Health Canada’s approval of a non-adjuvant vaccine for the H1N1 “swine flu” virus.
Also on the program, Governor General Michaëlle Jean presents 48 decorations to Canadian soldiers for military valour and meritorious service. General Walter Natynczyk, Chief of the Defence Staff, makes closing remarks.
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.