Join Martin Stringer and his journalist guests; Mark Kennedy, Parliamentary Bureau Chief for Postmedia News, and Susan Lunn, Parliamentary Reporter for CBC Radio. They’ll discuss:
Bob Rae’s Big Decision:
The Interim Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada announced this week that he will not seek to run for the “permanent” leadership of the party.
– We look at the politics and the impact of Bob Rae’s decision.
Budget Implementation Bill: The “Home Stretch”:
– After this week’s amendment marathon, what remains for the controversial omnibus bill?
The Auditor General on Parliament:
Michael Fergusson released his long-awaited look into administration and spending by both the House of Commons and the Senate.
– What should we make of his report?
The F35s and the Government:
– We look at the questions which continue to dog the Harper government concerning its proposed purchase of the new fighter jets.
Also, Martin speaks with his panel of MPs about an event-filled second-last week of Parliament, before the summer recess.
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.