December 11, 2009

PrimeTime Politics Weekend

December 11, 2009

Host Martin Stringer speaks with military analyst Mercedes Stephenson and retired colonel Michel Drapeau about concerns over the alleged torture of detainees transferred from Canadian Forces to Afghan authorities.

Journalists Susan Lunn (CBC Radio) and David Akin (CanWest News Service) join Martin in the studio to reflect on the year in Canadian politics, including the government’s response to global climate change.

In the House of Commons foyer, Conservative cabinet ministers speak with reporters about the year in federal politics.

International Trade Minister Stockwell Day presents the sixth quarterly report on the Canadian mission in Afghanistan.

Industry Minister Tony Clement announces that the government will overrule a CRTC decision, thereby allowing Globalive to enter into Canada’s wireless market.

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty holds a press conference in Quebec City, Que., ahead of online consultations about the 2009 federal Economic Action Plan.

CPAC’s Bill Luxton presents a report exploring the Canadian government’s response to global climate change.


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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.