October 5, 2017

PrimeTime Politics

October 5, 2017

Peter Van Dusen reviews the fallout from TransCanada’s abandonment of the Energy East pipeline project. We speak with MPs Peter Julian (NDP), Stephanie Kusie (Conservative), and Marc Miller (Liberal), plus Keith Brooks (Environmental Defence) and Jayson Myers (Canadian Chamber of Commerce).

Retired major-general Glynne Hines, co-chair of the government’s Mental Health Advisory Group for veterans, discusses the new suicide prevention strategy for serving and former military personnel.

Martin Stringer reports on the parliamentary budget officer’s latest fiscal analysis.

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


Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen brief a parliamentary committee about the government’s response to the surge of asylum seekers entering Canada at irregular border crossings.


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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.