February 8, 2018

PrimeTime Politics

February 8, 2018

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna speaks with Martin Stringer about the government’s new plan for environmental assessment and review of resource projects. And MPs offer reaction: Linda Duncan (NDP), Ed Fast (Conservative), Elizabeth May (Green), and Kim Rudd (Liberal).

Political observers Kate Harrison, Greg MacEachern, and Robin MacLachlan analyze the pipeline debate and other top stories.

We preview this Sunday’s episode of Perspective with Alison Smith.


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to reporters in San Francisco.

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland 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.