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PrimeTime Politics Weekend - March 12, 2004


Host Martin Stringer reviews the week’s major news stories, including the ongoing fallout from the federal sponsorship scandal. Martin is joined by Public Works Minister Stephen Owen to discuss the controversy.

Following remarks by Conservative MP Peter MacKay about the spending habits of the Governor General, Martin explores the issue in more detail with NDP MP Pat Martin.

Martin then sits down with journalists Chris Hall and Joël-Denis Bellavance to discuss the week’s political developments, including new revelations about the federal sponsorship program; Sheila Copps’s loss of the federal Liberal nomination in the riding of Hamilton East–Stoney Creek, Ont.; and an upcoming Canadian Forces humanitarian mission in Haiti.

Martin speaks with International Cooperation Minister Aileen Carroll about Canada’s role in Haiti, including the delivery of humanitarian aid and the restoration of law and order.

Also on the program, CPAC’s Glen McInnis reports on renovations underway at the Library of Parliament. Glen speaks with Mary Soper and Paul Frame of the Department of Public Works about the project.


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About Martin Stringer

About 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.

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