Host Martin Stringer reviews the week’s headlines, including concerns over income trust taxation legislation. MPs Joy Smith (Conservative), Blair Wilson (Liberal), Nicole Demers (Bloc Québécois), and Jean Crowder (NDP) join Martin in the studio to discuss income trusts and a parliamentary committee review of the Clean Air Act (Bill C-30).
In press scrum footage, Loyola Hearn (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans) comments on declining world fish stocks. Later in the episode, Martin sits down with journalists Susan Lunn and Norma Greenway to discuss the week’s political developments.
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.