November 7, 2017

PrimeTime Politics

November 7, 2017

Amidst the fallout from the “Paradise Papers” revelations, Liberal Senator Percy Downe discusses his own work to shine light on offshore tax havens – and possible solutions.

We look at the prime minister’s trip to Asia with MPs Dean Allison (Conservative), Matt DeCourcey (Liberal), and Brian Masse (NDP).

Martin Stringer discusses new workplace harassment legislation with Employment, Workforce Development and Labour Minister Patty Hajdu, and MPs: Sheri Benson (NDP), Rodger Cuzner (Liberal), and Marilyn Gladu (Conservative).

Michael Hunt of the Canadian Institute for Health Information outlines a new study on health care spending.

Liberal MP Randy Boissonault, the prime minister’s special advisor on LGBTQ2 issues, reacts to the NDP call for a stronger government apology for past treatment of LGBTQ Canadians.


The National Council of Canadian Muslims and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association announce a constitutional challenge of Quebec’s controversial Bill 62.

Government officials brief the Commons immigration committee on the resettlement process for Yazidi women and girls.


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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.