December 14, 2017

PrimeTime Politics

December 14, 2017

Peter Van Dusen recaps the fall sitting with Government House Leader Bardish Chagger and MPs Michael Cooper (Conservative), Sheila Malcolmson (NDP), and Arif Virani (Liberal)

Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett discusses the next steps in creating a National Reconciliation Council.

Newly-elected Liberal MP Gordie Hogg discusses his victory.

Aaron Bedard, a retired corporal and advocate, reacts to the expected announcement of lifetime pensions for disabled veterans.

Political commentators Lindsay Doyle, Robin MacLachlan, and Tim Powers analyze this year’s top stories.


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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.