October 17, 2017

PrimeTime Politics

October 17, 2017

What comes next for the NAFTA negotiations amidst tough talk in Washington today? Peter Van Dusen speaks with Yves Leduc (Dairy Farmers of Canada) and a panel of MPs: Andrew Leslie (Liberal), Erin O’Toole (Conservative), and Tracey Ramsey (NDP).

Martin Stringer speaks with a Mexican human rights experts about the situation in his country.

MPs discuss the controversy surrounding Finance Minister Bill Morneau and a potential conflict of interest: Peter Julian (NDP), Peter Kent (Conservative), and Joël Lightbound (Liberal).

Will Mitchell (Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto) discusses the impact of the Airbus-Bombardier agreement.

Part two of CPAC’s “Pillars of Democracy” series looks at the legalization of same-sex marriage. Also: a wider discussion on equality with Michèle Biss (Canada Without Poverty), journalist and activist Desmond Cole, and human rights advocate Amira Elghawaby.


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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.