March 26, 2004

Host Martin Stringer reports on developments in the sponsorship scandal related to government advertising activities under former prime minister Jean Chrétien. At a press conference in Winnipeg, Man., Prime Minister Paul Martin discusses the scandal.

MPs John McKay (Liberal), Jason Kenney (Conservative), and Dick Proctor (NDP) join Martin in the studio to discuss the federal budget, the existence of a so-called national unity fund, and the possibility of a federal election.

Prime Minister Paul Martin speaks in Winnipeg about funding for health care.

Journalists Drew Fagan and Bob Fife join Martin in the studio to discuss the major issues of the day.

Judith Maxwell (president of the Canadian Policy Research Networks) joins Martin to discuss Canada’s cities and the role of the federal government. Martin speaks with MP Pat O’Brien about Mr. O’Brien’s proposal for a winter holiday.


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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.