February 16, 2017

PrimeTime Politics

February 16, 2017

Peter Van Dusen welcomes Belgian ambassador Raoul Delcorde to discuss what comes next for the Canada-E.U. trade agreement (CETA).

More on the parliamentary debate surrounding Islamophobia, racism, and discrimination with MPs Marilyn Gladu (Conservative), Sheila Malcolmson (NDP), and Arif Virani (Liberal). Former justice minister Irwin Cotler also offers his thoughts.

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan has promised new spending – MPs James Bezan (Conservative), Randall Garrison (NDP), and Marco Mendicino (Liberal) have their say.

Martin Stringer speaks with MPs Hunter Tootoo and Romeo Saganash about their call to rename the Langevin Block building near Parliament Hill.

Political commentators Lindsay Doyle, Robin MacLachlan, and Tim Powers debate the latest developments.


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses the European Parliament and holds a news conference in Strasbourg, France.


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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.