October 31, 2017

PrimeTime Politics

October 31, 2017

Peter Van Dusen discusses ethics with MPs Daniel Blaikie (NDP), Peter Kent (Conservative), and Steven MacKinnon (Liberal).

Ivan Zinger, Canada’s correctional investigator, releases his annual report on the state of federal prisons and their treatment of prisoners.

Martin Stringer speaks with Mostafa Askari, an assistant parliamentary budget officer, about the latest fiscal outlook.

Zaid Al-Rawni, CEO of Islamic Relief Canada, discusses the Rohingya crisis in southeast Asia and the Canadian government’s efforts.


Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz and parliamentary budget officer Jean-Denis Fréchette appear at 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.