We launch our new series – in partnership with Maclean’s and the National Arts Centre in Ottawa – featuring conversations with leading Canadian political figures before a live audience. Tonight NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh sits down with Maclean’s senior writer Paul Wells for an extended talk, including questions from the audience.
Fisheries and Oceans Minister Dominic LeBlanc discusses proposed changes to the Fisheries Act at a Vancouver news conference. Green Party Leader Elizabeth May speaks to reporters in Ottawa about the government’s plan.
Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, and parliamentary secretary Bill Blair face questions on Bill C-45, as the Senate sits in Committee of Whole to consider the government’s cannabis legislation.
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.
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.