June 1, 2012

This week, join Martin Stringer and his journalist guests: Susan Lunn, Parliamentary Reporter with CBC Radio, and Mark Kennedy, Parliamentary Bureau Chief for Postmedia News. They’ll discuss:

1. Body Parts Sent to Ottawa:
This week we saw the gruesome, horrific incident of human body parts being sent in the mail to Conservative party headquarters in Ottawa, with another package addressed to the Liberal Party of Canada. Montreal police have issued an arrest warrant for murder for a suspect in connection with the matter.

What – if anything – should we make of this intersection of a heinous crime with politics?.

2. The Omnibus Budget Implementation Bill

The latest developments, as the massive Bill C38 is studied by House and Senate Committees.

3. Mulcair’s Western Tour:
NDP leader Thomas Mulcair visited the oil sands and met with Alberta politicians this week.

We look at the politics surrounding around his visit.

Also, Martin discusses the government’s proposed changes to Employment Insurance with Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.

And, Martin speaks with a panel of MPs from the different parties about the week’s events in federal politics.


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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.