February 8, 2013

PrimeTime Politics Weekend

February 8, 2013

Host Martin Stringer reports on the expulsion of Senator Patrick Brazeau from the Conservative caucus. Mr. Brazeau is facing assault charges.

Martin then speaks with MPs Kellie Leitch (Conservative), Dan Harris (NDP), and Ted Hsu (Liberal) about the week’s developments, including proposed changes to Saskatchewan’s electoral riding boundaries.

After a meeting in Washington, D.C., Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speak with reporters about a number of bilateral issues, including the future of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Also on the program, journalists Louise Elliott (CBC Radio) and John Geddes (Maclean’s) join Martin in the studio for an analysis of the week in federal politics.

In Burnaby, B.C., Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces proposed justice reforms for cases involving mentally ill offenders who are found not criminally responsible for their acts. Afterwards, Mr. Harper fields questions from reporters.


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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.