December 12, 2016

PrimeTime Politics

December 12, 2016

Peter Van Dusen welcomes TV personality and businessman Kevin O’Leary to discuss a potential Conservative leadership run. Martin Stringer has more on O’Leary’s speech to Conservative MPs in Ottawa.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a news conference in Ottawa. We have reaction to his latest comments on fundraising from MPs Daniel Blaikie (NDP), Blaine Calkins (Conservative), and Mario Mendicino (Liberal).

MPs also debate the government’s new bill on safe injection sites: Rachel Blaney (NDP), Colin Carrie (Conservative), and Michel Picard (Liberal).

Journalists Gloria Galloway (The Globe and Mail) and John Ivison (National Post) discuss the latest political developments.


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a news conference in Ottawa.

The parliamentary budget officer discusses military spending at a Senate committee.


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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.