September 28, 2012

PrimeTime Politics Weekend

September 28, 2012

This week, join Martin Stringer and his journalist guests: Bill Curry, reporter for The Globe and Mail, and John Geddes, Ottawa Bureau Chief for Maclean’s magazine. They’ll discuss:

Motion on the Beginning of Life:
MPs voted down a private member’s motion calling for Parliament to study the medical and legal definitions of the beginning of life. One-third of the Harper cabinet voted in favour of the motion, including Rona Ambrose, the minister for the status of women.
How has the whole issue played out this week?

Investment Agreement with China:
This week, the government released its Foreign Investment Promotion & Protection Agreement signed with China.
What does the agreement do?
And why won’t the government be putting it to debate and a vote in the House of Commons?

Trudeau to run:
This week we learned Liberal MP Justin Trudeau will run for the Liberal leadership.

Also, Martin will speak with a panel of MPs about the week’s major 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.