Host Martin Stringer reviews the week’s headlines.
A panel of MPs join Martin in the studio to discuss the $3.4 billion purchase of Boeing C-17 heavy-lift aircraft proposed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government. The MPs also debate the effectiveness of the government’s environmental agenda. The panellists are Brian Jean (Conservative), Karen Redman (Liberal), Vivian Barbot (Bloc Québécois), and Jean Crowder (NDP).
Later, Martin sits down with journalists Susan Lunn and Bill Curry to analyse major political news stories, including the dismissal of Environment Commissioner Johanne Gélinas by Auditor General Sheila Fraser.
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.