Host Martin Stringer reviews the week’s headlines.
CPAC’s David Battistelli reports on fallout from the scandal surrounding sponsorship activities under the government of former prime minister Jean Chrétien. Martin sits down with John Williams, the chair of the House of Commons public accounts committee, to discuss the individuals implicated in the scandal by Auditor General Sheila Fraser.
Journalists Bob Fife and Susan Murray join Martin to discuss the week’s news, focusing on the sponsorship scandal.
Martin interviews International Trade Minister Jim Peterson on the subject of Canadian trade issues and Canada’s international reputation. Later, Martin speaks with Gar Knutson (Minister of State for New and Emerging Markets) about emerging economies, primarily those in India, Brazil, and China.
Reporter Glen McInnis takes a tour that highlights the gothic architecture of the Parliament Buildings with Hans Tammemagi, an expert on the buildings and the author of “Exploring the Hill.”
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.