Host Peter Van Dusen presents the day’s political highlights. Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks with reporters in Niagara Falls, Ont., where he takes questions about the selection of a new governor general, efforts to re-open the abortion debate, and the Board of Internal Economy’s refusal to allow an auditor general’s review of MP expenses.
In Vancouver, B.C., Environment Minister Jim Prentice introduces proposed regulations for reductions in greenhouse gasses emitted by heavy-duty vehicles such as garbage and delivery trucks.
Also in Vancouver, former United States president Bill Clinton delivers a speech entitled “Embracing Our Humanity” at an event jointly hosted by the Vancouver Board of Trade and the Rix Center for Corporate Citizenship and Engaged Leadership. Mr. Clinton analyzes international responses to number of issues, including the global financial crisis, climate change, and rebuilding efforts in Haiti following the January 2010 earthquake. Afterwards, Mr. Clinton sits down for a discussion with former British Columbia finance minister Carole Taylor.
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.