December 12, 2017

PrimeTime Politics

December 12, 2017

Peter Van Dusen looks at the government’s new plan for fighter jets with Public Services and Procurement Minister Carla Qualtrough, plus MPs Tony Clement (Conservative), Stephen Fuhr (Liberal), and Randall Garrison (NDP).

Constitutional law expert Errol Mendes (University of Ottawa) discusses the appointment of Richard Wagner as the new Chief Justice of Canada.

Martin Stringer speaks with MPs about a new committee report on the Official Languages Act and Canada’s justice system.

Green Leader Elizabeth May assesses the fall sitting of Parliament.

Journalists Kristy Kirkup (The Canadian Press) and Althia Raj (HuffPost Canada) analyze today’s top political stories.


Mario Dion, the government’s nominee for conflict of interest and ethics commissioner, appears at a parliamentary committee.


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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.