Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces new rules for foreign investment by state-owned enterprises in the oilsands, along with the approval of takeover bids by CNOOC and Petronas.
Host Martin Stringer speaks with MPs Dan Harris (NDP deputy industry critic) and Wayne Easter (Liberal international trade critic) about the government’s foreign investment announcement.
Martin is then joined in the studio by party defence critics Jack Harris (NDP) and John McKay (Liberal) to discuss rumours that the government is re-considering its purchase of F-35 fighter jets. Speculation arose after a report estimated the purchase cost at over $40 billion.
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.