November 29, 2017

PrimeTime Politics

November 29, 2017

Peter Van Dusen speaks with Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould about Sheilah Martin’s nomination to the Supreme Court of Canada. Peter also speaks with
University of Ottawa law professor Carissima Mathen and MPs Marco Mendicino (Liberal), Rob Nicholson (Conservative) and Murray Rankin (NDP) about the nomination.

Canada and the United States announce they will co-host a meeting of foreign ministers to seek a diplomatic solution to the escalating North Korean nuclear threat. Tina Park (Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect) discusses the significance of the meeting.

Isadore Day, the Ontario regional chief for the Assembly of First nations, joins Peter to discuss the role Indigenous leaders should be playing in the renegotiation of NAFTA and other trade agreements.

The government’s marijuana legislation is now before the Senate. Martin Stringer speaks with senators Denise Batters and Tony Dean about what to expect from the Upper Chamber.


An encore presentation of CPAC’s documentary on the Supreme Court.

A special ceremony in the House of Commons honouring Canadian athletes who participated in the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games.


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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.