Martin Stringer and his guests analyze the federal budget presented in the House of Commons on March 21st, 2013, by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty.
Martin discusses provisions in the budget with MPs Kellie Leitch (Conservative), Mike Sullivan (NDP), and Carolyn Bennett (Liberal), including the introduction of the Canada Jobs Grant.
Later, journalists Louise Elliott (CBC Radio) and John Geddes (Maclean’s) offer their perspectives on the 2013 budget and also on controversy surrounding the 2011 election campaign of Conservative MP Peter Penashue.
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.