October 26, 2017

PrimeTime Politics

October 26, 2017

Peter Van Dusen reviews the latest developments concerning Finance Minister Bill Morneau and the ethics commissioner. We welcome MPs Dan Albas (Conservative), Joël Lightbound (Liberal), and Kennedy Stewart (NDP).

David Coletto, CEO of Abacus Data, analyzes new polling numbers on the government’s popularity.

U.S. Republican strategist Steve Schmidt provides his view on the NAFTA talks and Canada-U.S. relations.

Dr. Dawn Davies, chair of the Canadian Paediatric Society’s bioethics committee, on the growing number of requests for medically-assisted death for children.

Edmonton Journal columnist Graham Thomson discusses the vote to “unite the right” in Alberta.

Political commentators Greg MacEachern, Robin MacLachlan, and Tim Powers debate the latest headlines.


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to reporters in Burlington, Ont.

Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc discusses Bill C-55 at a parliamentary committee.


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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.