Host Martin Stringer speaks with NDP leader Jack Layton about his request to have Maher Arar removed from the United States terrorist watchlist. Mr. Arar is a Canadian citizen who was detained in the United States and then deported to a Syrian prison on suspicion of terrorist involvement.
Martin then sits down with a panel of MPs to look back on developments from the fall sitting of Parliament. The MPs are Richard Nadeau (Bloc Québécois), Dave Batters (Conservative), David McGuinty (Liberal), and Paul Dewar (NDP).
Also on the program, journalists Elizabeth Thompson and Susan Lunn comment on major political news stories, including speculation about a spring 2007 election.
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.