February 7, 2018

PrimeTime Politics

February 7, 2018

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh joins Peter Van Dusen to discuss the Alberta-B.C. pipeline dispute and his party’s upcoming policy convention.

Martin Stringer speaks to International Trade Minister François-Philippe Champagne about the renewed Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement and the NAFTA talks.

Marie-Claude Gagnon, founder of an online support group to fight sexual misconduct in the Canadian military, discusses the class-action lawsuit alleging rampant misconduct and gender discrimination in the armed forces – and the government’s reaction.

MPs John Brassard (Conservative), Gord Johns (NDP), and Sherry Romanado (Liberal) debate veterans’ issues.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics, and holds a question-and-answer session with David Axelrod, a former adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama.


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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.