February 16, 2007

PrimeTime Politics Weekend

February 16, 2007

Host Martin Stringer reviews the week’s headlines.

A panel of MPs join Martin in the studio to discuss the passing of Bill C-288 (the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act) and the possibility of a spring 2007 federal election. The panellists are Leon Benoit (Conservative), Wayne Easter (Liberal), Nicole Demers (Bloc Québécois), and Dawn Black (NDP).

Martin sits down with journalists Gloria Galloway, Paul Samyn, and Norma Greenaway for an overview of the week’s major political developments, including accusations of federal power abuses in the judicial appointment process.

Steven Hazell, executive director for the Sierra Club of Canada, joins Martin in the studio to analyze findings from an annual report released by the Sierra Club. The report reviews the Canadian government’s handling of greenhouse gas emissions. Martin sits down with Green Party leader Elizabeth May to discuss the politics behind Canadian environmental issues.

Later, CPAC’s Glen McInnis profiles Robert (Bob) Kilger, mayor of Cornwall, Ont. Mr. Kilger speaks about his political background and his priorities for the city of Cornwall.


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Martin Stringer

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.