August 11, 2017

PrimeTime Politics

August 11, 2017

The Government of Canada announced new measures today that would help reduce the number of fatalities among the North Atlantic Right whale population. Since June 7 ten right whales have died in the Gulf of St. Lawrence alone. Ministers LeBlanc and Garneau were in Pointe-du-Chêne, New Brunswick this morning where they announced that any ship 20 meters or longer must now reduce their speed to 10 knots while travelling in the gulf. Failure to do so will result in a fine of up to $25,000. The Ministers also announced restrictions on fixed gear fishing. These measures are temporary and will be reviewed after the whales have migrated from the gulf in the fall.


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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.