February 23, 2017

PrimeTime Politics

February 23, 2017

Peter Van Dusen looks at the refugee situation in Winnipeg, including an interview with Greg Janzen, reeve of the border community of Emerson-Franklin. We also hear from Hanna Gros (University of Toronto), author of a new report on children in immigration detention, and Andrew Brouwer (Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers).


White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and chief strategist Steve Bannon speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington.

Opposition Leader Rona Ambrose discusses her new private member’s bill on sexual assault education for prospective judges.

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Cindy Blackstock, executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, discuss developments since the 2016 ruling on child welfare and discrimination by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal.

Transport Minister Marc Garneau makes an announcement on aviation safety.


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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.