Labour Minister Patty Hajdu discusses the government’s plan for a national housing strategy. Peter Van Dusen speaks with MPs John Brassard (Conservative), Don Davies (NDP), and Greg Fergus (Liberal). We also hear from Jenny Gerbasi, president of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, and former parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page (Institute for Fiscal Studies and Democracy, University of Ottawa).
Martin Stringer meets several of the young people involved in the unveiling of a draft Canadian Children’s Charter.
Dan Kelly, president of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, outlines the latest efforts against the government’s proposed tax changes.
Senator Percy Downe discusses his new bill on tax avoidance and evasion.
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.
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.