December 14, 2012

PrimeTime Politics Weekend

December 14, 2012

Host Martin Stringer reviews the year in Canadian politics with journalists Louise Elliott (CBC Radio), John Geddes (Maclean’s), and Mia Rabson (Winnipeg Free Press).

Lawrence Greenspon, the lawyer for Mohammad Momin Khawaja, speaks with reporters after a Supreme Court ruling to uphold Canada’s Anti-terrorism Act. In 2004, Mr. Khawaja became the first Canadian charged under the act.

Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty holds a press conference in anticipation of his meeting with provincial and territorial finance ministers, scheduled to take place in Meech Lake, Que., on December 17th, 2013.

Jason Kenney (Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism) announces that asylum claims made by refugees from designated “safe countries” will be fast-tracked within Canada’s immigration system.


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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.