December 6, 2017

PrimeTime Politics

December 6, 2017

We have reaction and analysis of U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau winds down his trip to China. Peter Van Dusen talks about the lack of a Canada-China free trade agreement with MPs David Lametti (Liberal), Dean Allison (Conservative) and Peter Julian (NDP), plus Lynette Ong (Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto)

The Supreme Court of Canada is holding a two-day hearing on the legality of provincial importation limits for alcohol. We speak with Brian Lee Crowley (Macdonald-Laurier Institute) about the case’s implications for interprovincial trade.

Martin Stringer speaks with Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde as the AFN holds its special chiefs assembly in Ottawa.

Australia offers to sell used fighter jets to Canada. Defence analyst David Perry (Canadian Global Affairs Institute) discuses possible consequences of the deal.

Martin also interviews Dr. Natalia Kanem, executive director of the United Nations Population Fund, on what Canada and the world can do to advance women and girls’ rights and to address the growing global inequality.


Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott speaks at the Assembly of First Nations’ Special Chiefs Assembly.

Tributes in the House of Commons to mark the 28th anniversary of the massacre of 14 women at the École Polytechnique de Montréal.


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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.