This week, join Martin Stringer and his journalists guests: Bill Curry, reporter for The Globe & Mail, and Stephanie Levitz, reporter with The Canadian Press.
1. The Harper Majority Government – One Year Later:
– What have Stephen Harper & his Conservative government achieved after their first year in power?
– What were the promises? What were the surprises?
– What about unfinished work?
2. The Budget Implementation Act:
Many of the Prime Minister’s promised “transformational changes” are contained in the 420-page Budget Implementation Act (BillC-38) tabled last week.
But the opposition parties say the government is being undemocratic by including sweeping changes to environmental laws, employment insurance, immigration policy, and more, in a single budget bill.
-We look at the controversy over the bill.
3. And the Opposition Parties?
A look at the fortunes of the NDP and the Liberals, after one year of Harper government.
Also, Martin speaks with a panel of MPs from the different parties about this week’s events in federal politics.
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.