February 6, 2014

PrimeTime Politics

February 6, 2014

Peter Van Dusen discusses planned changes to the Citizenship Act with MPs Andrew Cash (NDP), John McCallum (Liberal), and Costas Menegakis (Conservative).

We recap today’s comments by chief electoral officer Marc Mayrand about the future of Elections Canada and the government’s new legislation.

Pierre Daigle, ombudsman for the Canadian Forces and Department of National Defence, discusses his latest recommendations for helping soldiers and veterans.

Political observers Don Boudria, Tim Powers, and Shay Purdy analyze the latest developments in Canadian politics.

Economists Armine Yalnizyan (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Ian Lee (Carleton University) preview next week’s federal budget.


Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks in Quebec City.

Immigration Minister Chris Alexander answers questions on Citizenship Act reform in Toronto.


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Peter Van Dusen

A distinctive and popular personality with more than two decades of reporting and anchoring experience, Peter is a well-known journalist in Canada’s political arena. He joined CPAC in 2001 to host CPAC’s flagship show, PrimeTime Politics, and as Executive Producer of the channel has guided the evolution of programming to strengthen the viewer experience. Prior to joining CPAC, Peter spent 11 years with CBC Television in Ottawa as the evening anchor for local news.

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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.