December 8, 2014

PrimeTime Politics

December 8, 2014

ISIS has released video of an Ottawa man calling for attacks against Canadians. Peter Van Dusen explores the issue with Lorne Dawson (University of Waterloo) and MPs James Bezan (Conservative), Wayne Easter (Liberal), and Randall Garrison (NDP).

Ghislain Picard, a candidate for national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, joins us from Winnipeg.

Journalists Joël-Denis Bellavance (La Presse) and Althia Raj (Huffington Post Canada) analyze developments on Parliament Hill.

Jane Hilderman of Samara discusses a new survey of MP websites, and what parliamentarians are doing right and wrong online.


Defence Minister Rob Nicholson visits Ukraine.

Industry Minister James Moore announces a $300-million federal investment for Pratt & Whitney.

The Senate human rights committee continues to consider Bill S-7.


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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.