Host Martin Stringer sits down with MPs Deepak Obhrai (Conservative), Jean Crowder (NDP), and Joyce Murray (Liberal) to discuss the spring sitting of Parliament, including the ongoing controversies plaguing the Senate and the cost of advertisements for the government’s Economic Action Plan.
Afterwards, journalists Mark Kennedy (Postmedia News) and John Ivison (National Post) join Martin in the studio to examine the week’s political developments. Discussion focuses on an RCMP investigation into a $90, 000 cheque given to Conservative Senator Mike Duffy by Nigel Wright, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s former chief of staff.
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.