November 9, 2017

PrimeTime Politics

November 9, 2017

Peter Van Dusen discusses new parental leave rules with Families, Children and Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos.

A group of veterans outline their continuing disputes with the federal government on benefits and mental health care. And Martin Stringer speaks with Conservative MP Erin O’Toole about efforts to recognize an MP who died after leading Canadian troops during the First World War.

Michael Wernick, the Clerk of the Privy Council, talks about his role and an upcoming conference of federal, provincial, and territorial civil service leaders.

Political commentators Greg MacEachern, Robin MacLachlan, and Dan Mader analyze the latest developments.

Hasan Syed describes his 4,300-kilometre cross-Canada walk and run to raise awareness of the lack of clean drinking water for First Nations people.


NDP ethics critic Nathan Cullen and deputy critic Karine Trudel speak to reporters about the status of officers of Parliament, including the conflict of interest and ethics commissioner.


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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.