November 30, 2017

PrimeTime Politics

November 30, 2017

Peter Van Dusen discusses the latest developments surrounding Finance Minister Bill Morneau with MPs Marc Miller (Liberal), John Brassard (Conservative) and Sheila Malcolmson (NDP).

Survivors and family members of victims of mass gun shootings in Quebec ask the federal government for a timetable on promised tougher gun laws. Peter speaks with Heidi Rathjen, a survivor of the École Polytechnique massacre who has been leading the push for new gun control measures.

The Supreme Court of Canada begins two days of hearings on the denial of accreditation for Trinity Western University’s law school. Martin Stringer has details on the case which pits religious freedom versus equality rights.

Political commentators Lindsay Doyle, Tim Powers and Robin MacLachlan discuss the latest headlines.


Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett and Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott are questioned at a parliamentary committee about their mandate letters and respective department’s funding plans.


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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.