October 25, 2017

PrimeTime Politics

October 25, 2017

Martin Stringer looks at today’s Bank of Canada announcement and other economic news with economist Josh Nye (RBC) and MPs Matthew Dubé (NDP), Joël Lightbound (Liberal), and Pierre Poilievre (Conservative).

Andrew Thomson discusses pension protection and corporate bankruptcy with Wanda Morris of CARP.

What do today’s Census numbers say about Canada’s Indigenous population, immigration, and diversity? We speak with Jean-Pierre Corbeil of Statistics Canada.

MPs react to a Samara report on heckling and decorum in the House of Commons: Peter Julian (NDP), Kevin Lamoureux (Liberal), and Chris Warkentin (Conservative). You can also watch Samara’s town hall on the issue.

Conservative MP John Brassard discusses his new private member’s bill on support for veterans.


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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.