Ministers brief the media on Canada’s response to hurricanes Irma and Jose at a press conference in St. John’s, N.L.: Chrystia Freeland (Foreign Affairs), Marie-Claude Bibeau (International Development), Marc Garneau (Transport), and Harjit Sajjan (Defence).
Federal ministers speak with reporters in St. John’s, N.L., where they are gathered for a two-day meeting of cabinet. Ministers Bill Morneau (Finance), Catherine McKenna (Environment and Climate Change), and Ralph Goodale (Public Safety) comment on the meeting’s agenda, which includes tax changes, marijuana legalization, and more. Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador Dwight Ball also speaks to reporters.
Bill Blair (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice) and Marilyn Gladu (Conservative health critic) speak to reporters between hearings of the House Health Committee’s study on Bill C-45, the government’s bill to legalize marijuana.
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.
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.