Host Martin Stringer reviews the week’s headlines, including an agreement to release documents related to Afghan detainee transfers to MP representatives from each of the political parties.
Martin discusses the agreement in more detail with MPs Rick Dykstra (Conservative), Ralph Goodale (Liberal), and Jack Harris (NDP). The documents will ultimately be examined by a panel of arbiters to help determine what information can be released to the public.
Journalists David Akin (CanWest) and Bill Curry (Globe and Mail) join Martin in the studio to analyze the day’s developments, including the detainee document agreement and the Board of Internal Economy’s refusal to allow an auditor general review of MP expenses.
Chief of Defence Staff Walt Natynczyk speaks with the media about his overruling of a decision by the Canadian Navy to withdraw the services of half of its naval fleet.
The House of Commons Special Committee on the Canadian Mission in Afghanistan continues its consideration of Afghan detainee transfers. Testimony is presented by former foreign affairs minister Bill Graham. He is questioned by committee members, including Claude Bachand (Bloc Québécois), Laurie Hawn (Conservative), and Bryon Wilfert (Liberal).
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.