Host Martin Stringer reviews the week’s headlines.
Jason Kenney (PC Party MP), Alexa McDonough (NDP MP), and Dan McTeague (Liberal MP) join Martin in the studio to discuss the release of previously secret testimony by Chuck Guité before the House of Commons public accounts committee on the subject of the government sponsorship scandal. The guests also comment on a controversy surrounding the so-called Unity Fund and on a possible meeting between Prime Minister Paul Martin and U.S. President George W. Bush. Later, Martin speaks with Scott Brison (Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister with responsibility for Canada–U.S. relations) about the potential meeting between Mr. Martin and Mr. Bush.
Journalists Maria McClintock and Susan Murray join Martin to discuss the week’s news, including testimony at the Public Accounts Committee concerning the sponsorship scandal.
Martin interviews Senator Joan Fraser regarding a Senate study of the Canadian media industry.
CPAC’s Glen McInnis and Speaker of the Senate Dan Hays discuss the differences between the Senate and the House of Commons.
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.